|Reviews for A Piercing Light of Hope|
| xsilver-galaxyx chapter 55 . 8/13/2013
Ooh a cliffhanger ending! I'm so glad you wrote a follow up story. Great work :)
| RedStalkingDeath chapter 55 . 5/23/2013
I read this story more than a month ago, and for some reason I forgot to review... :O So, I'd like to say that this story was wonderfully amazing (yep, that's what it is!) and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment I spent reading it :D
| Diving in chapter 20 . 9/1/2012
I'm a bit confuse, is it the cave from the movie, the house from the book, a mix of the two?
| SammiRichGurl chapter 39 . 3/3/2012
I read the Odsessy in my freshman highschool class this year, it wasnt difficult more it was just so freakin long!D: i enjoyed it, its a good peice of literature:D
| RedDeathLvr chapter 55 . 4/21/2011
Goodness! Of course I'm going to read the sequel!
| inujisan chapter 55 . 3/5/2011
oh dear me, what will happen next? Oh wait, it's so long ago. NVM
| inujisan chapter 17 . 3/4/2011
for a moment and in the previous chapter, I felt dejavu slap me. Marcel is just as twisted as Erik can be, maybe more, without the punjabbing
| Waltzin Atlanta chapter 55 . 8/5/2010
Oh, wow. I love this story so much! This is probably the third time I’ve read it and the second time I’ve gotten all the way through. I don’t think I had an account the first time, so I didn’t review, but I remembered this fic and came back to it.
And I’m *so glad* I did! It’s just as wonderful as I remembered it. There are too many Erik/OW fics out there that feature someone more beautiful and more talented than Christine who ultimately wipes her completely from Erik’s mind. Your story absolutely does not do that. You’ve made Marguerite a genuine, likeable character who doesn’t completely erase memories of Christine. She’s so strong and good for Erik, but different enough from his past love that she can really understand and love him. I think my favorite way you expressed this was by not making her a trained singer; having Marguerite as a contralto is a wonderful contrast to all the coloraturas that seem to pollute the Opera Populaire.
This story is so twisted and convoluted that it’s amazing. I loved how complicated the plot was, from Marcel to Henri and even Raoul. You’ve made a wonderful blend of old and new, and it lends so much to everything. Erik’s past and the reappearance of Christine is heartbreaking, but she has such a happy life with Raoul and little Armande that it’s hard to want her to return. And Marguerite’s line in there somewhere about being third-best? Well, that’s just tear-inducing. I guess what I’m trying to say is “OMG THIS STORY IS SO EMOTIONAL AND IT MAKES ME CRY AND LAUGH AND EVERYTHING AND OMG DID I SAY IT’S AWESOME?”
I think my absolute favorite thing about this fic is the wonderful characterization. As I read the last chapter, I was struck by how much Erik had changed; he’d gone from the mysterious Opera Ghost to a much more developed personality. You did his progression perfectly—his transformation from the frightening, demanding Phantom to a somewhat calmer husband was wonderfully realistic. I’m sure you’ve made your countless readers fall even more in love with that dashing Phantom of the Opera. I know I did.
I could seriously blab on for ages about this fic. There are so many incredible things about it that my brain explodes a little bit and it’s hard for me to write them all down. After finishing this, I actually feel like I need a day or two to process the magnificent arc before I can review coherently. However, I can’t resist, so I’ll just say again that this story is, absolutely and without a doubt, fucking epic, and I love, love, love it!
Okay, I’m off to read the sequel (again! And if I recall, it was as good as this one. D). Just, damn.
| Mommaduckjudy chapter 55 . 7/9/2010
I just finished reading the story, and of course, will read the sequel. This was really good-one of the best POTO stories I have
read-and have read at least 30 or maybe more. All have been highly
recommended by friends, as was yours, and it was great. You captured
Erik in a way that was unique, and I like it that he hasn't gone
soft, entirely. So glad I found this.
| roolsilver chapter 55 . 10/17/2009
You are a horrible, evil thing, you know that? I love your fic. If you didn't finish the sequal, I'm leaving you a really, really horrible note on it. Because I have to go read it now.
| avasion chapter 17 . 8/30/2008
whew! that was a close call.
| ever2green chapter 18 . 6/17/2007
Gosh, may I say how much I love you AND this story! This the type of fics I like to read! There should be more of it in this fandom. I've been searching for the longest time for something remotely like this. I almost gave up today, you know. And I thought. Why hasn't someone come up with one? I always thought there's got to be a phic were the OW wasn't trying to replace Christine! Lovely lovely lovely! And THANK YOU! You've made my night (well technically it's already morning...)
I will see to it that I finish it as soon as I can but I need to sleep or I won't be able to get up in time for school. Though I might not anyway...with all the happy dreams I will surely be dreaming tonight! *wink*
| Ranayana chapter 55 . 4/17/2007
Great story! Now on to the sequel. :D I know I'm a bit left behind...but I only just discovered this story a few days ago! XD
| Ranayana chapter 21 . 4/13/2007
I'm not even halfway through the story, but I felt the need to write a review anyway...just so that I wouldn't be so lame as to only review in the end! XD
I have to say, "wow"...this story has pretty much blown me away. I love the plot and the flow in the story, as well as your portrayal of Erik (and Christine). I hate to stop reading for the day and go to sleep thinking that I have to wait until the next day until I can go on... :D
You're such a good writer. Good work! )
| Allison chapter 55 . 9/24/2006
OMG I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL! I loved this story so much! You really know how to capture Erik's...erm...Erikyness...yeah lets go with that...- Marguerite is such a great character too! I love how she's almost as stubborn as Erik! O.O I hope everything turns out okay!