|Reviews for A Legacy of Strength|
| Azhwi 7/30/12 . chapter 56
Thank you so much for writing and sharing!
It was incredible to follow along as Anakin grew up. All those pit falls, the doubts, the scares. Beautiful work.
| zireaelwiggin 4/30/12 . chapter 56
I have to say that your story was without doubt one of the best ones I heave read, and that is saying something considering my list of stories in word is over 100 pages long. Undoubtedly it is the most beautiful one I have encountered in this fandom. It made me cry more times then I care to count, and refused to be put away until I was finished. So Thank You for this wonderful experience.
| Dirty Dani 4/22/12 . chapter 56
This story is absolutely brilliant! I think it might be my favorite! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I'm so happy that Anakin's path was to become a proper Jedi, that he knew how to see the really important things and how he matured by striving to become his Master's legacy. Perfect!
| ClaMiAl 2/19/12 . chapter 56
Wow. I mean...wow. That's really the only word that comes to mind. This is an incredibly beautiful story. Your depiction of Anakin, his emotions, and the changes he goes through are so believable, so real, it often didn't feel like I was reading a story but like I was there inside his head. There were instances where I thought he was being a bit of an idiot, not very mature or Jedi-like and so on, but then I reminded myself, he was twenty years old, or in his early twenties, at that time. That's not really old at all, and although he's seen and gone through a lot he was still a young man trying to find his place in the world. Or galaxy, I suppose. But most important of all, he is human. I think with Star Wars stories it's so easy to make Jedi (and Sith) into creatures that are so far beyond human capabilities, thanks to their Force abilities, that they begin to feel unreal, divorced from reality. And at that point stories tend to begin to not be so good. Your Anakin, and the other Jedi, remain human and thus real, which means that everything they go through also remains real. And if that means that they make mistakes or don't immediately *know* something, well. That's the way the world works.
So, once again, this is a wowing story. It makes me want to read more about this completely transformed Anakin. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
| Raeigh 12/30/11 . chapter 38
I've read this story a few times now (I'm rereading it again for fun) and I've always felt that it was a wonderful story. I absolutely love that Anakin becomes a true Jedi- upholding the values of the Light and the council- rather than just saying "oh the council is wrong and we need love and the dark side is cooler anyway". One thing I haven't understood until just now though was this part:
"Drin's head was tilted to the side. "I think I do," he said quietly.
"Don't be glib," Anakin warned him, frowning, but Drin shook his head.
I just now realized that the parallelism between Obi Wan&Anakin and Anakin&Drin is uncanny (and epic). In a way, since Anakin filled the void that Obi Wan left in the Order (just as Obi Wan filled the void that Qui-gon left) Drin does know Obi Wan, he sees Obi Wan's reflection in he man that Anakin has become. My hat's off you sir-or-madam for your excellent piece of literature! Can't wait to read the rest of this (again).
| Tramontana 8/20/11 . chapter 56
Just read this story for the first time over the last week or so. It is amazing! Truly epic. Loved the characterization, loved the way mystery and suspense were expertly woven into a well-developed plot to keep the reader guessing. I was really happy with the ending, too. Thanks for giving me some incredible AU SW to read!
| Whitetree-Nimloth 6/7/11 . chapter 56
Excelent story! It's not often when you see an AU recasting Anakin as a perfect jedi- because even though it's not easy, he still gets there! I liked how you shot down the idea of darknes and light combined with Drin, that was a good point!
| laelruin 1/17/11 . chapter 56
I loved this story to near obsesion. I litterally sat here over two days doing nothing but breathing, crying (I am very angery with you for making me endure Obi-Wan's death TWICE and ending me with a sever headache for my trouble. I've been a complete Mess!), and eating whenever I aboslutly have to. 'A Legacy of Strength' was incredible in length, depth, emotion, action, and plot. I thank you for all the time you spent writing it and posting it. Its most certainly going in my favorites. I especailly love the ending (though I cried again), having the two of them together forever, Anakin finally being completly whole. The character development of Anakin is some of the best I've ever seen. I thank you for allowing me to make the journey with you.
As a side note. You need to change the status of the story to "complete," I feared when I got to chapter 56 it was not going to be finished. -.-' I am ever so glad that it is. .
| Mephistyo 1/4/11 . chapter 56
If this story isn't awesome, I don't know what is.
I have no words that fit what I want to say other then "WOOOOW." Just, wow.
This story should be the official Star Wars saga, and made into amazing movies.
Amazing language, amazingly built charachters, amazing everything!
| unknown reviewer 8/22/10 . chapter 56
Absolutely beautiful :)
| JustAnotherParallelDimension 6/9/10 . chapter 56
Right, that's it. It's been confirmed. From this day foward I now do solemnly believe that this fic is how the real Star Wars Series goes. It's final.
| Skedaddle-San 5/20/10 . chapter 56
Brilliant job in writing this up. :)
| tricksters apprentice 4/17/10 . chapter 56
I don't think I'm capable of coherent thought after this. It's one of the best AUs I've ever read, in any fandom. It's also the story that has now gotten me hooked on Hurt!Obi and Concerned!Ani. I've never felt any need to look at their relationship before, as I've been primarily focused on Qui/Obi relationship. You've definitely opened me up to a large part of the fandom I've been ignoring so far. I think Qui-gon and Obi-wan are still my favorite, but they definitely won't be the only ones I'm reading now. Off to read your other works!
| Rosabell 3/3/10 . chapter 56
I love this story! It was so well thought out, and I love how happy the epilogue was in the end!
| en extase 9/9/09 . chapter 15
One holdover from chapter 13 I forgot to include. :s I apparently also reviewed for chapter 14 a long time ago. O_o
Palpatine nodded. “You have great wisdom, Anakin,” he said, that faint, knowing smile still at the corners of his mouth. “If you had known the power of the Dark Side, those that you loved would certainly live still.”
Roughly, Anakin brushed past him and went for the door, waiting tensely for Palpatine to strike with every step. Now that the Sith’s wall was down, Anakin could sense the Dark Side surrounding him, but no animosity came from it. He reached the door, and then Palpatine spoke again, casually.
Until that moment, you haven't diverged from the scene in the movie. He's instilled doubt, Anakin isn't arresting him and he's going to the Jedi Council.
But by provoking Anakin by revealing that he arranged his mother's death, Palpatine just destroys years spent working to build a sense of loyalty in him.
His motives seem to just goad Anakin into turning dark, not turning him into an apprentice. It's a contradiction because, even though this is an AU without Padme being involved with Anakin, Palpatine still expended valuable time in making Anakin respect him. If all he wanted was to turn Anakin to the Dark side, he could have told him about his mother anytime without cultivating a friendship.