|Reviews for Corin|
| Marvey4 3/25/13 . chapter 49
Wow. It looks like Corin is heading to an unofficial war with the Chantry. That thing and Celene's plan; the plot is becoming so spicy that it feels like really good mexican food. I love it!
| Sayle 3/25/13 . chapter 49
I have to say I'm thoroughly thrilled with the apparently roaring return to life for this story! The slice of life from the perspective of the cobbler was particularly delightful. I do like (well, less-dislike) how you didn't have the Chantry set up as a black-and-white antagonist as far too many do. What you have here is a temporal authority against a spiritual one with quite a bit more temporal authority that it might justifiably possess itself. How precisely you spin this will say a lot about the Chantry.
| csorciere 3/25/13 . chapter 49
Well, I suppose that it is certainly clear that Elemena is a political being with ambitions of her own. Her timing for requesting the funds to build a larger and more opulent chantry was very poor indeed. The letter that she penned shares information that seemingly innocuous, but I believe that the information shared was meant in an effort to perhaps involve the Divine. I found it rather amusing that she is so against allowing the mages of the Circle to assist in cleansing the land and the chantry. Apparently, she even disapproves of their healing talents. It would certainly seem as though she doesn't even believe it when the Chant of Light indicates that "magic is meant to serve man." However, I wonder if she would accept their healing talents if she were in incredibly poor health? I imagine that she would. She seems that sort that would buy into that sort of hypocrisy.
You have given us another excellent chapter. I love that united front that Anora and Corin present. I believe that the two of them will quite a formidable pair whose bond will only strengthen over time. I must admit that I am curious what the Divine will think of this letter. Will she consult Leliana about her experience with Corin? I definitely anticipate the upcoming chapters will be as enjoyable if not more than what you have already shared. :)
| Mike3207 3/25/13 . chapter 49
Corin hasn't yet told Anora about his previous conversations with Andraste; I think that should change. It would make a lot of sense to her about why Corin wants Agnetha as his Confessor, and remove any doubts Anora might have. I do have to say the two of them are a very deadly team together.
You can tell both Corin and Anora are going to have problems with the Chantry, and the Grand Cleric in particular. Is the Grand Cleric going to have the stones to accuse both the King and Queen of heresy? Time will only tell. I also think that the Chantry is wealthy enough to pay for its own upgrades rather than looking to the Crown. I imagine Corin and Anora will need to make that point in future as well.
| Ronin Kenshin 3/25/13 . chapter 49
good chapter i think those are going to be corin and noras next battles the chantry and the reforms they intend to make will surly ruffle some feathers but working as a team like that they'll be quite formidable can't wait for more great work
| thaux 3/25/13 . chapter 49
Great chapter. I absolutely hate when religous leaders think they know best because "god or such crap" said so or whatever.
I hope the chantry wont cause some big trouble for Corin and Anora.
| reality deviant 3/25/13 . chapter 49
nice update, i thought thr fic was flatlining...
| FireKing500 3/25/13 . chapter 49
Dang those meddling Chantry people. I did not like how Elemena said the Chantry really needs the money while the Ferelden people could be starving in the winter. I think she has the arrogance not Corin, I really hope The Divine does not send troops or her secret soldiers to Ferelden, I think it would be better if the Divine comes herself to actually see what has happened. Loved when Corin did not back down from the Grand Cleric. Cant wait for the next chapter and keep up the good work.
| RakeeshJ4 3/25/13 . chapter 49
Perhaps the Chantry in Ferelden was so 'blessed' because it did so very, very little in canon to directly address the Blight? Thinking back, the only people I remember ever showing up amongst the people were isolated low-ranking Chantry officials, with a total lack of Templars confronting darkspawn or even bandits. Even setting aside the rampant abuse that is all but guaranteed by the system of Circles, the Chantry also practices human slavery in Ferelden-and everywhere-with the Tranquil. It seems to me that morally the Chantry is if not bankrupt, very far in the red.
But that's a broader remark. On this chapter, I think you did a very solid job of portraying the Grand Mother as...hmm. Not a bad woman, necessarily (and certainly not one committed to a lifetime of good for its own sake), but a woman whose first priority is always the prestige and power of the Chantry as an institution. She'll do good things once that's taken care of, but hardly ever until after the Chantry is looked after-this even goes for spiritual matters, as in the interview she spends more time advocating for a larger more impressive building and the offense of mages than she does discussing refugees and suffering or even the Ashes. Pretty good portrayal of that sort of official.
It's too bad Corin didn't really rake her over the coals, but, politics. Still, perhaps some good cop/bad cop might not go amiss either politically. Someone to make clear to her when she whines that, no, in fact the case could be made that she *isn't* speaking from a position of moral authority the next time she behaves otherwise.
| karthik9 3/25/13 . chapter 49
It is excellent chapter.I look forward to future updates.
| TeninChwang 3/25/13 . chapter 49
Ooh, that's just what this story needs, a holy war!
As someone who has no love for religion and the 'role' they played in politics in the past, and today, I confess to looking forward to something like that to rekindle the fire beneath this story.
| Vibrolux61 3/25/13 . chapter 49
Cool. Elemena didn't stand a chance! Corin could also have mentioned that mages have in the past worked in the Cathedral in Orlais; lighting the everlasting flame (or something like that) And since the Maker created mages, surely they aren't sacrilegious?
| Guest 3/24/13 . chapter 1
My first name is corin...pray i don't sue.
| Guest 3/23/13 . chapter 48
You have to wonder if Celene has a grudge with Anora over what happened with Cailan and the peace negotiations. Is it it back of Celene's mind that Anora played a part in sending Cailan to Ostagar, knowingly to his death? I think this is done in part for state purposes, but I wouldn't be surprised if Celene also wants revenge against Anora.
| Zukafew119 3/23/13 . chapter 47
Interesting twist in making Bartleby Sattler the main character of this chapter, he and his wife are interesting characters you have made that I will like to see some time again. I do like how Bartleby’s with his interactions with Nerissa and Leliana and how he was open minded and nice with Nerissa. I also like how Bartleby and his wife interact with Corin and how Corin makes Bartleby’s dreams come true. Nice touch of having Erlina come up with the idea of having elven seamstresses do Anora’s wedding dress and for Anora whole heartedly supporting her idea and going with it. Nice touch of help extending this story with new recurring characters you have made that help fill up the story to its best potential and making us reader’s or at least me, wanting to see more of these character’s in the future. Keep up the top grade writing, till next time!