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Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from GundumM
Review:
one of the best stargate/buffy crossovers you will read
Review By [GundumM] • Date [14 Jul 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from banner
Review:
I enjoyed this story tremendously. I love it when intelligent people act in a mature, intelligent fashion. The plot lines were complex, the interactions were fun and in-character, and you kept the different 'verses essentially true to canon. Illyria was SO very IC. Every scene shift followed logically, with no disorienting gaps and perfectly adequate explanation.
The climax and the epilogue were very satisfying.
Thank you.
Comments from author:
Thanks - I can't help thinking it lost coherence a little towards the end, but the reaction has generally been good so maybe I'm too harsh a critic of my own work.
Review By [banner] • Date [28 Mar 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from Obsidian
Review:
Very nice story. Thanks.
Review By [Obsidian] • Date [14 Feb 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from (Past Donor)James
Review:
Loved this fic and I am glad I didn't start to read it until it was finished.

I know that you say that you have no sequal planned, but are reserving the right. However, instead of something major, it could be a nice little exchange between Illy and Cordy about the Ori upstarts...

Don't know, not feeling well enough to think straight.

Loved the story.

Thanks for writing it.

James
Review By [(Past Donor)James] • Date [27 Aug 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from feekh
Review:
Lovely ending. Poor Anubis. hah! no can't say that with a straight face.
Comments from author:
Well yeah - it had to be him or Baal, and I thought, why settle for the lesser evil...
Review By [feekh] • Date [26 Jul 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from RevDorothyL
Review:
What a perfect ending for Anubis! And I love the idea that both Cordy and Illyria found work that's rewarding and satisfying for them, at least enough to keep them happily occupied for the next few thousand years.
Comments from author:
The false-god slapping thing is more of an amusing hobby than serious work for Illyria. Of course one of the reasons why the Ancients helped her to ascend is that the Ori will be turning up soon, and they will REALLY piss her off...
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [23 Jul 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from (Current Donor)MaxGSandeman
Review:
This is like a good book, that you cannot put it down until the end. Nice resolution. I really like Illyria's solution, about being insulted by a wannabe. The muck need to know their place.

You have a possible Dawn centred follow up, perhaps with only Oma from Stargate.
Comments from author:
I'm not currently planning a sequel, but I'm not ruling it out completely.
Review By [(Current Donor)MaxGSandeman] • Date [22 Jul 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
Well its been a long haul but you got there in the end. I think it was worth the wait.

Great ending.

All the best,
DaveT.
Comments from author:
Glad you enjoyed it - must admit that when I started I had a rather different ending in mind, but I think this worked pretty well.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [22 Jul 07] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from Vorax
Review:
What a great way to end a good fic!
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [Vorax] • Date [22 Jul 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from (Current Donor)Shieldage
Review:
Awesome story! Still, I'm glad I waited until it was finished before I read it ;)

All the little details on the bus, plus Mr. Gordo and the pill bottle? Completely awesome.

YMCA and the skeleton mob? Very funny.

Nice to have Ethan introduce them to the supernatural. He's very in control of his powers, even if he is unstable ;)

Good luck to Henderson and Ms. Ash :)

Very nice post-Chosen AU. You managed to carry how stable things are and how well everyone's doing, while revealing very few details.

The story doesn't need a direct sequel, probably best if the future's left open, but a flashback to the lives of Shala and Dagon and how they set up the Orders would be awesome. Even if it's just Daniel or Dawn sitting back in a darkened room, thinking about their research :)


Um, why was Illyria's face a 'caricature' before she entered the ship? Was it some kind of cloaking spell?
Comments from author:
I don't think I plan to write any more in this setting, but I reserve the right to change my mind...

I was thinking of the face thing as Illyria in transition from a disguise that she's held for several weeks to her normal form.
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [21 Jul 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from Thedruid
Review:
A long time coming, and a nice ending. What a way for Wolfram and Hart to go as well. And Illyina has retained much of her godhood, and back to the tentcle form.

Is any kind of sequal in the works? Your comination verse if quite interesting.
Comments from author:
I don't plan a sequel - Illyria and Cordy are too powerful to be interesting past this point, and there are already too many variants on the "Slayers versus Goa'ld" theme for me to want to do it again.
Review By [Thedruid] • Date [21 Jul 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from Mcspender
Review:
Thank you for such an excellent ending to your saga.
Comments from author:
Thanks for reviewing - I was afraid that people might think it was a little anticlimactic, but so far apparently not.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [21 Jul 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Key to Byzantium" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
Loved this ending. Illyria couldn't have chosen a better guy to pick on than Anubis (well, maybe that twerp Ba'al). *grin* Also, if you don't have any objections, I plan on recommending this story in the Live Journal community stargateficrec in August.

Thanks muchly for sharing this story!
Comments from author:
Rec away! I was posting this to Gateworld, but some time last year their posting system seems to have died so there's only half the story there.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [21 Jul 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from JoeDineen
Review:
Cool ending, I loved the line about the stars not being right. Must soon make the time to reread to get a better feel for the whole story.

Very well done
Review By [JoeDineen] • Date [21 Jul 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XIX and Epilogue" from JoshuaRichardson
Review:
Is there going to be a sequal?
Comments from author:
I really doubt it - there isn't really anywhere to go from here for Illyria, and too many people have already done all the variants on the "Slayers versus Goa'ld" theme for me to want to do it again.
Review By [JoshuaRichardson] • Date [21 Jul 07] • Not Rated
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