|Reviews for Before The Dawn|
| Lily Ariel Black chapter 20 . 7/20
I loved this chapter, and since this is my first time reviewing, I should also say I love this story! I love reading stories written for an Alternate History / Alternate Timeline like this, and I've previously wondered how things would have gone in the Song of Ice and Fire series if certain things had been different, like if Lyanna lived, or if Jon knew his true parentage, etc. This is fantastic!
I know this is my first time reviewing the story even though I am now 20 chapters in, but I couldn't stop reading long enough to write until now - I felt compelled to leave a review after reading the scene where Lyanna gifts Robert with the boar spears... "They're made in the Lysene fashion, I believe." I recognize that line from the TV show "The Tudors" where Anne Boleyn (as played by Natalie Dormer, aka Margaery Tyrell) gifts boar spears to King Henry VIII - "Made after the Biscayan fashion, apparently."
I love both shows, The Tudors and Game of Thrones, and I love when I am reading such well-written fanfiction as this and I see little nods like that to other shows / books.
| Skilgannon White Wolf chapter 41 . 7/5
Nooooooooo, why the cliffhanger?
Outside of this little note, congratulation, it's a nice story.
| Basker chapter 41 . 6/24
Dany and Jon meeting made me cry. That was such a beautiful welcome.
Everything is wonderful... sort of. The story ends at a crucial point but that’s okay. It’s still a nice ending. I can pretend the universe continues with all those characters in action.
I am so happy Jon sent Jaqen to get Ilyrio... that was one loose end I hadn’t thought of.
Lyanna and Jaime! I love that. It’s definitely a rare pairing. I’m hoping she has Jaime’s child just because. Forget Robert.
I hope Ned and Ash get together...
And what did Ned talk to Oberyn about? Possibly being hand?
The impending wedding...the dragons...
AEMON FROM CASTLE BLACK! I am shook. That was beautiful too.
I can’t wait for a little sequel or something in the future. Just to see what went down... did Sansa ever marry Trystane? What happened with Tywin and Oberyn? How did the Martells take the truth of Elia and Rhaegar And Lyanna? Etc.
| Basker chapter 36 . 6/24
I felt like Sansa would die from the beginning. She was too wonderful for the world but I was still surprised and hurt when it happened. That’s what I get for half- smiling when Catelyn fell.
I want an Ashara and Ned reunion...
But omg Robert and Jaime and Lyanna all of that was like chaotic and messy and woah.
I’m guessing people were too overwhelmed with everything happening to question the people responsible about the Kong’s death. Plus the Baratheons are basically all dead.
JON IS THE UNBURNT.
I’m so happy he got such an amazing scene. Thank you! Thank you!
Margaery And Jon *sighs* perfect.
Now if only Sansa would wake up...
| Basker chapter 26 . 6/23
I want to cry. Arya is so sweet.
Jon and the flames made me shake with glee.
I love the hints and the glimpses into the future.
Sansa is a badass.
| Basker chapter 25 . 6/23
Omfg totally one of my guesses. I am dead.
I just can’t believe I was on the right track. And omg Lyanna And Ned never told Jon about Fake Aegon And whatever plan Elia and Rhaegar had cooked up with him. I knew that was a mistake as they dismissed its importance like twenty chapters ago.
The Lannisters and Starks And Baratheons at WAR! I’m squealing.
In horror and delight.
Sansa must be so shook. She’s like Aegon Targaryen? The fudge? I know only one trueborn Targaryen!
Hmm I’m thinking Jon Con didn’t know about the dragon eggs... So is he working without the spider? Unlikely...
Whatever on to the next chapter!
| Basker chapter 24 . 6/23
Woah that escalated quickly. My instinct is to blame Baelish... but maybe it’s only half Baelish and half the spider.
I love this story :)
I feel dumb commenting on things that already have a resolution but your fic totally deserves the effort of a review.
I wonder if Varys took Sansa for Fake Aegon?
And Baelish sees the chaos and has Joff killed?
Or maybe it’s even a Tyrell?
They killed Joffrey once before. Lmao but no...
Makes no sense.
I’m surprised we’ve heard nothing from the Martells. This threatens their ties with House Stark. Maybe it’s even Arianne who hates the Starks or something.
I can’t believe I’m so lost.
I’m going with Baelish and the Spider though.
Lyanna seeing this is a trap is awesome. But she never voices her thoughts to anyone. So basically useless.
Margaery asking after Jon made me go “awww” :D
NED CALLED THE BANNERS. Awesome.
Omfg was it Melisandre? Ok ok enough.
On to the next chapter.
| Basker chapter 23 . 6/23
This is the best chapter ever. All of it. Amazing.
We have the truth coming out, Justice at last, we have a missing maiden... it’s like MIND BLOWING.
| Basker chapter 21 . 6/23
Eek! It was Arya! I don’t know why it surprised me but it did.
And omfg Baelish is annoying AF!
Margaery And Jon dancing was cute ;)
I hope it isn’t Ned and Ashara again though.
Catelyn coming to KL... oh boy.
Varys seemed oddly cold to Jon and Sam. Has he had his spies watching Sansa and Jon’s eggs? I’m not sure what to think.
And the Daynes... what are they up to? Lord Dayne is a sweet kid but too young to be Ned’s apparently.
So what’s going on? Does he know the truth?
| Basker chapter 18 . 6/23
I love Sansa and Jon becoming friends.
Jon is so generous it bends my mind.
He’s like “a precious dragon egg for you, Sansa!”
And one for mom and one for Barry :D
Even that priceless book for his new bookish friend lmao
The horn... I’m scared thinking about to. What is it? Is it the thing that controls dragons? The thing that brings down the wall? Something else entirely? Something to do with Valyria?
I’m so happy Jon actually found the hidden vault.
And Lyanna and Barristan talking! Epic.
| Basker chapter 17 . 6/23
Omg it’s clear it was Lysa... why else all of this?
Ned probably suspects but can’t wven speak it out loud.
Stannis running off was shady AF I’m glad Ned was questioning him.
| Basker chapter 16 . 6/23
Omfg is Melisandre putting things together? The wolf...
and GHOST! What does he sense that would have him welcome the red priestess like that?
She must be a great ally for Jon.
| Basker chapter 15 . 6/23
At least Lady isn’t dead :(
Ugh Lannisters... garbage... all of them. I’m sorry Tyrion, but if you have to go down too to get rid of them... that’s a sacrifice I must make.
At least the pack around her will make her stronger.
I wonder what Sansa will think when the suspects come to light?
| Basker chapter 12 . 6/23
I’m giggling like crazy over here at Sansa’s thoughts. She would have daydreams like that... the romance and tragedy is just too much for her. It’s like she’s stepped foot into her own fairytale.
Lyanna and Ned talking where people can hear them. Not just any people but STILL!
Varys is clearly scheming something and I do not trust it.
| Basker chapter 10 . 6/23
I am dead. Fuck you grandpa.