|Reviews for In a Glass, Darkly|
| Dy 5/20/13 . chapter 9
It's really lovely. And I'm glad that the identity of what he was ambiguous. If you wanted him to be something, he was, but he was also unreliable.
| EatsShootsLeves 5/17/13 . chapter 9
Hold me, I'm scared.
| Honoria Granger 4/22/13 . chapter 6
Who is this son of his that Jareth speaks of? The mother goes into a nunnery, the boy becomes a prophet...so not John the Baptist or Jesus, as he says it's only several hundred years ago, not two thousand. John Knox? Not Rosemary's baby... :D
| Honoria Granger 4/22/13 . chapter 7
She stands upon the moon and wears a crown of stars...Virgin Mary symbolism much? In Marian iconography, she is generally depicted in that mode as standing with her bare foot crushing the head of the Snake...
| Honoria Granger 4/22/13 . chapter 8
Already left a review to the last chapter, so must put this here...
Holy, or unholy, crap. I had had little twinkling suspicions all along...mostly because I recalled that Lucifer before he fell was the most beautiful of all Creation, and Jareth kept calling Aaron Lightbringer, which is what "Lucifer" means in Latin. But when you finally dropped it on us I was absolutely staggered. I think that, horrible and creepy and terrifying as it is, it's one of the top three fics I've ever read, and you should be very proud of yourself. Proud as Lucifer, in fact. There's places where you need to 'splain more, especially the end...hard to figure out what's going on. But the biblical references are spot on and the story flows like the Styx. Now I think I want to go say a Hail Mary or something. Just, you know, in case.
| Honoria Granger 4/22/13 . chapter 9
Very, very powerful stuff.
| xXFoxy Scorpion BlossomXx 1/2/13 . chapter 1
Your first quote is from a song called "speeding cars" by one of my favorite singers Imogene Heap! :) I love how you spun it into your story! And your story is beautifully written, I love it! :)
| Hermonthis 12/18/12 . chapter 1
Oh my god.
Like other reviewers, I'm rendered almost speechless. What a story - it's been several minutes and there are still goosebumps down my arms and shivers down my spine. My brain seems to be in denial over Jareth's true form is (whaaaaaaat?! omg) - you certainly had guts to go down that path! I wail in despair over Sarah's fate. What an emotional roller coaster indeed.
And damn, you know how to write a steamy scene! I was certainly fanning myself every chapter - that is, when I wasn't recoiling in disgust and horror. I suggest this story be on the fav list of every Labyrinth fan!
| Virtuous Vampire 12/4/12 . chapter 2
Just as addictive!
| Virtuous Vampire 12/4/12 . chapter 1
Amazing first chapter! I love the concept of Jareth being the subject of someone else's nightmares. Brilliant concept! The balance between the supernatural and the psychological is perfect. Can't wait to keep reading.:)
| FrozenPride 10/11/12 . chapter 9
Wow. This was great! Surprisingly, I had never given any thought to Jareth being the Devil before, and I've gotta say, reading this was fascinating. And the part where Aaron wished Sarah away gave me chills.
| Berantzino 10/10/12 . chapter 9
SPOILER WARNING! THIS REVIEW MENTIONS STUFF FROM THE LATER CHAPTERS, AND SHOULD NOT BE READ UNLESS YOU'VE READ THE ENTIRE STORY, OR DON'T MIND BEING SPOILED THE ENDING CHAPTERS!
Wow, this was really amazing. I don't know much about psychology, but you managed to write the story at a pace that didn't make me feel completely lost :D I love the imagery you've used (ew, almost rotting Jareth), and all the symbolism is beautiful in its varied states of obviousness. The only thing that had me on edge is; most of the time, you don't know what is a dream and what isn't. Seems most of the time, the two states are interwoven, especially after he has taken her to Hell, Underground, whatever.
Of course, this could be on purpose, and it works to some degree, it's just exhausting to try and keep track at times, before you just throw your hands in the air, say "To hell with it", and just goes with the flow.
I liked your take on Jareth as the Devil, only time I felt he really went out of that mindset was the dreams within dreams where he tries to make her go with him. The threats feels in character for this story, but the last one, I believe it was, he just seems... Sappy and weak? Where he pleads to her. It just seemed out of character compared to the personality of the Dark Jareth we've been seeing up until that point. And then he goes back to being his douchebagging self (You know I love you Jareth! 3)
So all in all, great job! This is definitly one for the faves list, and I imagine I'm going to read it again after some time. I probably didn't pick up on half the symbolism that is present xD
Keep up the good work!
| Grymmarie 9/19/12 . chapter 9
._. You just mindf*cked me for 6 hours... And I loved every word of it.
| 42 Brownie Bites 9/10/12 . chapter 9
Wow! This is a really strong story, I like it quite a lot. Thank you for writing it.
| MayGirl85 9/5/12 . chapter 9
That was crazy. So well written. Very chilling.