|Reviews for The Thickened Light|
| starlite22 2/18/13 . chapter 3
Please include the vampire in another of your stories.
| bluefirefly5 1/29/13 . chapter 3
I just found your story, and wow! It's an incredibly good story, with an interesting merge of science and magic in the medical background, with my favorite pairing to boot. Please, write more stories with this pairing!
| I M Sterling 1/18/13 . chapter 3
Excellent use of the first person narrative and flashbacks.
| eternallie 11/18/12 . chapter 3
This was great story; well thought-out, great structure, and a good amount of deference to source materials. de Sade as a wizard... a fascinating idea, and I'm glad you seemed to see him in the light of something deeper than a deviant. There can be a great difference between those who think of such acts, and those who commit them. But I digress.
I did feel though, that there were a couple of plot points that were a little weaker. If this was a sort of sub-story to the series, (seeing as you stuck to Harry's canon where applicable in his point of view) then it stands to reason that he survived Nagini's attack. I think Hermione would have at least a passing wonder on how. And then there is the level of familiarity between Hermione and Snape in the 'present day', which hints at a slightly more developed relationship between them, though I would think that would also bear the strain of eighteen years in which she believed him dead. I suspect you have your reasons, which didn't or couldn't make their way into this story.
| MWK 10/4/12 . chapter 3
Enjoyed your excellent fic. Interesting twist with Lucius descended from Sade.
| Mari Wollsch 7/24/12 . chapter 3
| Guest 7/8/12 . chapter 3
Well written, quite elegant. Interesting to see the way sanguini was brought in but it was well done. Thoroughly enjoyable.
| jjunee 7/8/12 . chapter 3
it's a very very good story. I like!
| lejardine 5/28/12 . chapter 3
Very well written and I kind of now want to read the Marquis de Sades works. :D
| Twelve Years in Azkaban 5/2/12 . chapter 3
The chateaux that was used in 120 Days of Sodom was actually in Italy, so remote and secluded a location (nearly impossible to get to) so they could carry out their endeavor in complete privacy. Not in France, and not in a dungeon.
(I read it recently, when told to read 50 Shades of Gray. I declined, in lieu of that I picked up de Sade. I decided that if I'm going to read something 'alternative', I'd choose the grandfather of 'alternative' over a BDSM Twilight fanfiction.)
OK, enough pedantry! (Sorry about that.)
I enjoyed your story immensely and am currently making my way through your other stories. I really enjoy your style and you have a lovely gift and I appreciate your sharing it, and I also thank your betas for the work they contributed to make it even greater.
| Ice Demon Ranger 4/14/12 . chapter 3
| FozzyWacca 3/26/12 . chapter 1
"Gateau du Fromage" hehe, I'd like to stay there!
| inkling blot 3/22/12 . chapter 3
Sorry to review so late; but recently life has been quite hectic.
You did not disappoint! In fact, I think you have amped up the writing quality and twists in this one. I enjoyed how you drew and juxtaposed the current and past story frames, and how you sprinkled details here and there that made sense later. When I was reading the first chapter, I was going "Why? Why does Severus have a bubble?" But after reading through to the last chapter, both the bubble-head charm and Severus' reading choice made a lot of sense. (I have to admit that I am a bit dim and thought that he would transform into a fish or something when sniffing the ingredients of the potion, and later fell in with Hermione's reasoning that he might've become a werewolf.) He was researching for a cure since then! And I liked the detail of the peacocks becoming healthier at the end of the story, signifying that Hermione's cure was successful in curing both Severus and Lucius. I hope Lucius can start up his menagerie again.
I love stories like this one, where re-readings make a lot of sense and even add upon the enjoyment of the story due to picking up of other details that might have been missed during the first frantic read (well, frantic because it has been a long time since reading your fics!). I really appreciate the thought and care you put into writing! And I am in awe of your skill of incorporating several prompts into a flawless execution.
Hope to read more!
| tambrathegreat 3/11/12 . chapter 3
As always, I love your work. I would read a grocery list if you wrote it.
| Night Vision1 3/10/12 . chapter 3
Very enjoyable story! Wish there was more but so good just how it is.