|Reviews for Through The Rain|
| Silence Messiah 4/24/13 . chapter 23
I have loved this story from the very start, and now that I have read it all, I must say that it has been a real pleasure!
| Zihuatanejo 4/24/13 . chapter 23
Dear SoloWraith, I’m writing to you to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your three LOTM fanfics. In my opinion, they are by far the best in that whole area. To give you an idea of how far my addiction goes; I have had them bonded in a booklet. This makes reading them all the more easier, which I must have done at least over thirty times by now. Pretty pathetic, I know.
Besides me liking the characters of Uncas/Alice and Eric Schweig/Johdi May portraying them so much, I can only blame it on your writing skills and your imagination. You have managed to create a whole new world involving them while staying true to their character. And then your ability to introduce all those different plot lines, such as presenting the wounded British soldier, the Munsee boy, all Uncas’s relatives in the wolf camp. The way you describe how they all live, hunt, eat, dress. It seems so real. The deference of the young regarding the elder (so unlike these days, at least in the country in which I live). You must have done a lot of research. At least, that’s how it feels to me.
I’d wish they would make a new movie based on your script. But then again, it would be nearly impossible to find actors who could match Eric Schweig and Johdi May, let alone surpass them.
Also, I find your choice of words so poetic sometimes. Like where your describe the stream in winter “ looking like a white snake lying dormant”. So visual. Your phrasing of Uncas being able to tracking an abducted Alice by “the brush of the branches against her skirt, the touch of the leaves on her arms and arms”. So beautiful. Uncas, not being able to forget the times Alice had spent under the night skies lying in the crook of his arm while he “had watched the moon’s path as it traced across the sky and danced on her pale skin, had smoothed hair endlessly off her face and tangled his fingers in it”. So romantic. You are so talented.
Besides that, I - like a previous poster - admire your lack in using abject descriptions like how beautiful Uncas and Alice look. It’s obvious they both do, but your restraint in this aspect is admirable.
I also have a question. After writing Into The Forrest you mention somewhere wanting to continue, partly because you had not been able to include a scene which involved an ocean, I think you said. Did you manage to add this in part two? And if so, is it then the scene in which Alice almost freezes after going through the ice and Uncas building them a shelter in the snow? I just wondered.
So. I wanted to thank you for all this and I was kind of hoping I could convince you to start a new story involving Uncas and Alice. In my opinion, there can never be enough. Unfortunately, I lack the talent in writing a story of my own, so I utterly depend on others to do so. It would be so great if you would pick it up once more.
| nblkolt 3/16/13 . chapter 23
I will need to go back and review every chapter of your trilogy, because what I type now will surely not do it justice nor express just how much I adored the story you created.
I recently re-watched Last of the Mohicans because I remember seeing it as a child, but all I could remember about it was that a girl committed suicide and the son was killed. After seeing it again, the context of the ending made a lot more sense, and I was completely entranced by Uncas and Alice's unspoken relationship, however romantic or platonic people choose to interpret it. Anyway, I was so saddened that it ended as it did and was hoping to find something with an alternative ending, and you provided not only that, but a completely fascinating and extremely well-written adventure!
This was beyond what I could have hoped for. I didn't find any of it too cheesy or unbelievable. Everything is so entrancing to read and imagine. I love how you describe the setting, the characters, you gave everyone moments of weakness and room to grow. Their imperfections made the story so alive! It was balanced, and I re-read all three stories twice in a row just because I loved it so much! I, of course, like anyone who has experienced the writing of a talented author and a story that entangles you in the characters will always want more. The epilogue was a nice ending, but in my head, I was filling in the time in between and wished I could find the words to make it so enigmatic as you did!
I just wanted to say I appreciate how much you put into the details of this story and the time it took and everything about it. Thank you for sharing this!
| BeforexImxDead 9/16/12 . chapter 23
Bravo! I have finally and regretfully, finished your trilogy. I have read all three stories in a matter of days, I was so fascinated by them. You have done a most wonderful job of procuring the depth of the emotions I felt between Alice and Uncas throughout all three stories. You also did a wonderful job with Nathaniel and Cora, though they are not my favorite couple. I feel that there was more of a substance between Alice and Uncas in the movie rather than their older siblings, since you could just feel that there was something more between them the whole time without them having to even utter a word to each other. It irks me that there wasn't even the tiniest of romantic scene for the two in the movie, though the ending could be considered so. I believe you told things quite the right way had the movie gone differently and that the struggles between A/U would have probably gone just as you'd wrote. It is sad that there will be no more wonderful reading to continue now that I have finished this but that is your decision. And the ending is wonderfully done, going back full circle to your connecting them with the seasons. It is beautiful to see how much they have all grown into themselves and become such a happy family indeed. So without much further adieu, thank you for such an amazing and beautiful tale of such impassioned lovers.
| Liz86000 8/27/12 . chapter 23
I've just finished reading your three fics, and they were really good! I loved that movie so much, and I liked to see both paring. I must say though, since I'm more of a Cora/Nathaniel fan, that I would have liked to see more of them... And I also thought that your Cora was a bit too hard, and her & Nathaniel seemed less passionate & in love than in the movie, but well. At least there were some of that paring in your fics, and I won't complain, cause I have a hard time finding Cora & Nathaniel fics...
Anyway, besides that, I absolutely loved your portrayal of Uncas & Alice (though I wanted to yell at her sometimes! *blush*). You did a great job to show their struggle, and their love.
| I will forsake the world 7/13/12 . chapter 23
One of the best stories I have read! I enjoyed all three stories that you have written and cannot wait for further sequels if any in the future... Uncas and Alice's relationship was intense and young. Loved your descriptive language and dialogues! Keep writing.
| evelyn007 3/13/12 . chapter 23
Your trilogy reminds me why fanfiction is so great. This storyline is gold, I love how you paired Uncas and Alice together seamlessly. I really enjoyed your writing and I'm more than a little sad that there's no more to read. I'm honestly going to miss coming home from work to this story.
| Lphipps21 2/4/12 . chapter 23
I loved all 3 of these stories. They were so well written and just loved what you did with Uncas and Alice. I wish you would do more LOTM stories. Thank you for such a great read.
| Eilan21 12/21/11 . chapter 23
I just finished to read all the three stories... LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! Thank you so much. The way it ends is beautiful and romantic! How Alice could leave a perfect man like Uncas?:) Seriously thank again for writing and... please write more!
| Bourgeois Sounds Swell 12/19/11 . chapter 23
Your three stories are possibly the greatest trilogy I have ever read on this site. Thank you for your words! I have truly enjoyed them; in fact, I may start rereading it right now! I see that you have finished but I truly wish there was more to come, I wish this would not end.
| thornfield 6/11/11 . chapter 23
Just wanted to say that this trilogy has been amazing. The song "Arms" by Christina Perri totally fits this series.
| MargotTenser 6/11/11 . chapter 23
What can I say? This trilogy is just phenomenal. You've been so patient with the characters - letting their relationships and personalities grow and change naturally and organically. The Alice we see at the end of the epilogue is both still Alice, but an Alice who has grown and changed so much. I loved getting a glimpse of your four characters as the go into their futures - with children, and work, and love ahead of them. It was beautiful. Thank you so so so much for sharing these stories.
| flying-dreaming-dancing 6/7/11 . chapter 23
I love your stories about Alice and Uncas! they satisfy my desire to see them as a legit couple that didn't happen in the movie. please don't tell me this is your last story about them because i want so much more! you depict them so realistically that i just want this whole story to be true.
| DearestAmy 6/5/11 . chapter 23
Wow! Such a wonderful end for a beautiful story !
The ending left me satisfied and content with a smile on my face. Coming back to the four-seasons-motif and giving us little memories of the former stories ( I remember "the flower" in the mud ) makes a well rounded end for your wonderful, wonderful trilogy.
Im very glad that every character has found love, happiness and contentment. This is a good way of "Happy End" for the great and deep love between Alice & Uncas.
I can also imagine a kind of contentment and peace for Chingachgook and Ben. Nachenum and Sanquen will make a happy couple either...
The one thing which makes me sad is there will be no more updates. But I think ITF, BTR and
TTR are worth rereading not only one time. And if you ever have any new ideas for another LOTM- Story (espescially Alice & Uncas centerd ) I will be a enthusiastic and loyal reader.
Thank you very, very much for sharing this wonderful story with us !
| Mary 6/2/11 . chapter 1
What a wonderful ending to the best fanfic series I've ever read. Thank you so much for sharing these stories.