|Reviews for Forging the Sword|
| Awinarock 5/20/13 . chapter 11
It's great to see that this fic isn't abandoned, but I feel as if it's not even going to make it to the halfway point before its abandoned or if it is eventually completed, it'll be at the after a few decades. Not only that, but you keep adding more and more subplots for the Trio to tackle, but not a single one of them has been resolved. So, I have to ask. Are you going to try to update more frequently, make each subplot shorter in length so that more material can be covered, or just continue on the path you're on because honestly, I'm tired of being teases with an update only to have to wait 2 more years for the next one.
| DoomLich 5/16/13 . chapter 10
I meant to review Chapter 11 but apparently I messed that up and can only review once per chapter... anyways:
I'm really enjoying this story, I love how you portray the Golden Trio, and in a realistic manner given events in the story. I like that they are reasonable given the divergence from canon that you have chosen and thats rare in fanfiction stories. I also enjoy hearing your take on why wizards are separated from muggles and I particularly loved the argument about the Unbreakable Vow between Ron and Harry. I'm looking forwards to what happens when they find the diadem, will they know about horcuxes by then, will they take it to Dumbledore, and just how alienated have they been by authority figures. I'm eagerly anticipating Year 4, and 5 where everyone really turns against Harry and how you will play that out. One thing I am eager for, is the appearance of Sirius Black, I understand why he hasn't broken out but given that Harry is looking into what happened the night Voldemort died, and his vendetta against Lucius for killing Ginny I believe there needs to be some interaction between the two in upcoming chapters. I would also be interested on an in-depth take on Dark and Light magicks but I believe this would come up more naturally in Book 4, assuming the DADA professor is killed, Moody (Or the fake) brought on for the tournament and allowed to demonstrate the unforgivables in class. I have read a great deal of stories on this site, and I am particularly invested in yours, I'm eagerly anticipating future updates. PS: I would also be interested in seeing you continue this story post war assuming you make it that far. Canon left unresolved issues, Voldemort was defeated and most of his followers I assume fled, were pardoned or taken in but their society didn't appear to reform or at the least, this reform wasn't show in the books. I like how you have introduced these concepts via (Harry/Ron and Hermione/Whoever she was arguing with in the library).
I should have stopped after PS but... I'm also interested in seeing where you are going with the Sorting Hat and Fawkes' interest in Harry, you made note that the interest was unusual and I would like to see meaning given to why this is significant, or rather what it means in terms of their pursuit of knowledge.
| DoomLich 5/16/13 . chapter 11
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| T'Ksen 5/16/13 . chapter 11
Lets hope that you will update the second and possibly third parts of this chapter soon. I, personally can't wait for them.:))
Your story is wonderful. It's well thought through and well written. I enjoy it quite a lot.:)
| The Dancing Bear 5/15/13 . chapter 11
This story is really good. Waiting anxiously for the next chapter.
| Emeraldpichu 5/14/13 . chapter 1
This is quite the interesting story and I can really see the kind of work you put into making this function so well. So I will praise you for that. Although not to be disrespectful to your work I do have a minor suggestion for the tone of the tale.
You have an interesting angle where Hermione is more vocal about her feeling of a muggle's place in the world, so it would only be natural she drop the word muggle entirely. The word muggle is one the wizards use to denote what they consider a subset of humans, a racial slur if you will. Naturally she would be the type of person to identify that and rise above it and the need wizards have to denote other humans as anything less.
| Emeraldpichu 5/14/13 . chapter 11
This is some high end stuff, an Au divergence of this quality is something to be admired. Really entertaining stuff and i can only hope it updates shortly.
| Guest 5/13/13 . chapter 11
So. Very. Excited.
I've kept this story bookmarked, even after giving it up as abandoned, because I enjoyed it so very much - love your character development and expanded conceptualization of magic/the magical world.
| greaves 5/11/13 . chapter 11
Oh my gosh you have an update and I am so excited. Things are really starting to deviate from canon now, and your teaser from this chapter is just...ugh. (Good ugh.) I just love everything and have nothing of value to say critique-wise, so I'll leave it there, along with the devout hope that a halved chapter means a quick-ish update. It's great to be reading this again!
| Guest 5/11/13 . chapter 11
This fic remains the best and most believable AU fic for this fandom I've ever read. The characterizations are brilliant (Ron was definitely short-changed in canon), problems are not resolved without effort, your OC seems well-balanced and interesting (without hijacking the story) and issues undisturbed by canon are dredged up.
I'm excited to read more of this.
| Joncis 5/10/13 . chapter 7
I would like to comment that this would have to be my favorite version of "the Golden Trio." You've even made one of my favorite versions of Ron, who I normally hate.
Good job so far with the story, and especially the characterizations.
| joelwilliamson 5/10/13 . chapter 11
Great to see another chapter.
If the only thing in canon that places King Arthur after the founding of Hogwarts is Merlin attending, you could accept T.H. White's hypothesis that Merlin aged backwards, so he attended Hogwarts after serving at King Arthur's court.
| Navn Ukjent 5/10/13 . chapter 11
| R-Gomeni 5/9/13 . chapter 11
Just finished rereading this after intending to do so for a long time, and now I wonder why I put it off. While there are parts of the story I don't like, I would honestly say that this is one of the best AUs I've ever read.
I love how you've made every event traceable back to Ginnys death, and I think the variance you have created has been smart, well planned and well executed.
I especially love your characterisation of Ron, because I agree completely with what you said regarding how he was short changed in canon. In the first and second books, he was all sorts of epically awesome: he faced down a giant chess match, a troll and a bunch of giant spiders for his friends and even in the third book he was willing to face down what he thought was a mass murdering lunatic. Then you get to fourth year and all of a sudden that disappears? Made no sense to me, and I'm glad you've rectified that. Ditto for Fawkes. He's amazing and under appreciated.
Yeah, enough rambling. Amazing story with a great writer and that doesn't look like it will change anytime soon. Eagerly anticipating the next chapter.
| Siree 5/9/13 . chapter 11
Hello, just wanted to thank you for the new chapter. Your story is one of the best there is one and Iwas afraid you had given up on it. I'm very glad you didn't.