Reviews for The Hanging Tree
Narwhale chapter 5 . 6/30/2017
I'm in tears. Not sure if they are tears of joy or tears of pain, but maybe it's both.
I'm really impressed with this, though. Very original and great concept from a great manga. You capture the 'Berserk' feeling very well in this story. Complete ugly despair, but at the same time, there is a hint of hope. I like the fact that you give a few nods to the original manga as well and don't go completely overboard trying to tie it in. This feels like a light novel adaptation, which I am thankful that it is *not*, since they do tend to be poorly written and try too hard to be relevant to the original source material. I guess my only gripes are that it's not long enough (though it doesn't need to be an epic novella), it should be more structurally detailed in setting, and it should have been only in Sabina's third person perspective, not from other's perspective. Still, I love this, though I wished Sabina wouldn't have suffered so much (even though she will never know how much worse her son will be).
I applaud your writing skills and concept. I can totally see this as canon. I'd say Mr. Miura himself would be very proud if he ever came across this.
Zeki-Kiryuu-kun628 chapter 1 . 5/12/2016
Life always deals cards, you just gotta be careful that the card you picked isn't a bad one.
Zeki-Kiryuu-kun628 chapter 3 . 5/12/2016
Are Dagu and Tessia, Griffith's biological parents?
Zeki-Kiryuu-kun628 chapter 5 . 5/12/2016
It's really tragic that Guts never got to know Nicholas, the boy that was going to be his dad, Sabina, his biological mother, nor Elly, his adoptive grandmother.
katt423 chapter 5 . 5/27/2015
Wow this was an amazing story! I love your writing style and it really fits with the berserk world!
AltenativeFutureFan27 chapter 5 . 3/1/2015
Wow this story is incredible
Alcaudon1974 chapter 1 . 4/7/2010
Nice job, pa... Right now I am trying to write Gatts' parent story, won't copy-paste yours! :D

but yeah! should be a great story by itself, its own right to be written.

I liked because has NO romance at all. It's crude as that kind of world is. You got the touch!

Greetings from Chile after earthquake.

PS: Hope seeing Gatts & Caska together again.
Mrs. Renesmee Black chapter 1 . 8/30/2009
This story is very emotional. i started crying. i never knew that Guts' mother went through so much besides the part when she was hung on a tree and had Guts. Very good story but emotional
nicholas chapter 5 . 4/11/2009
WingedElfLover chapter 5 . 8/3/2003
This is a very deep story! I was so shocked when I saw Corcus's name and I was reduced to tears because I remembered the fate of him and the rest of the band of the Hawk. This was very good and you tied everything so well.
lotusflower chapter 1 . 7/29/2003
Three words. I. LOVED. It. Plain and was gorgeous..eventhough it wasn't about a light subject, I thouroughly enjoyed reading this. Keep up the magnificent work. :)
Born2Write1 chapter 5 . 6/17/2003
I am a fan of the anime series Berserk, and I think that you did a wonderful job in telling Sabina's story.
Zark chapter 3 . 5/31/2003
Wow, this just isn't going to end happily, is it? Well maybe that's a given when you think about it... keep writing though! I like the foreshadowing and want to read the rest!
Hott chapter 1 . 5/9/2003
Very interesting! I don't think I've ever seen a fic address the history of Gatsu's mother. She's always sort of ignored, isn't she?

Speaking of which, "...there is a thin line between ignorance and ignoring..." is one of the best lines in the piece.

And I'm assuming that the day she should've died is the day she got pregnant with Gatsu... but I'll never know unless you write more (: -Hott
jschu25 chapter 1 . 5/4/2003
So far so good, I would like to read the rest.