|Reviews for The Sharp Edge of Dreams|
| Ranidia chapter 22 . 1/23
"...she also had an obligation to learn to use her magic wisely. Not because it had been given to her, but because the fact she had it would place others in a position to be victimized by her ignorance."
This line is WONDERFUL. It is very hard for people to come to understand that our ignorance can victimize others. It's easier (and cruel) to react to such situations with an indignant "But I didn't know better!" I am really loving the thought provoking narrative of this story. 3
| Julie5 chapter 17 . 12/13/2013
And here is a heroine worthy of admiration and emulation, the kind of female hero so lacking in most good stories with very rare exceptions- Kahlan, from SoT books not TV- Katniss Everdeen Books not movie and Tris most recently for me, This is a Sarah I can hero worship freely and without reservation. I am so in love with this story and its version of Sarah and jareth and the worlds and cultures they live in.
| Julie5 chapter 15 . 12/13/2013
I cried when I read this almost 2 months ago and it still makes my heart clench. This chapter was well written and powerful for the air of sorrowful introspection and cruelty of both self defensive reactions and honesty, very much in keeping with the spirit hinted at in the movie.
| Julie5 chapter 14 . 12/13/2013
And all she wants is him. Overwhelmed by a pang of bittersweet longing and frustration on their behalf, the two need to be locked in a room together until they know each other too well. Man I love this story, a strong heroine, Jareth as more than arm candy and wish fulfillment an entirely different culture to immerse myself in child of fire and air a concept that also ensnared me the first time I read it and then there is the humorous habit you have of alluding to the movie and the current state of things as illustrated in the last part of this chapter, it always leaves me chuckling!
| Julie5 chapter 13 . 12/13/2013
And the soil for friendship is ripe for planting perhaps at last the fantasies are being laid to rest and to be honest the Jareth and Sarah with issues are delightful, as most people are since most people have issues. I love your adult Sarah. Equal parts confidence and angst ridden mess and sure its an oxymoron but many times the most interesting characters are.
| Julie5 chapter 12 . 12/13/2013
And there it is the chapter that sealed it up like a Christmas Present, Jareth has the same desire to not be second best as Sarah they could each belong to the other if they let themselves each be the others highest reverence. Such a small part of the chapter as a whole but it is the romance of it that sings so loudly.
| Julie5 chapter 11 . 12/13/2013
So much foreshadowing, backshadowing, the internal conversation about the nature of love springing from friendship being chosen 1st not ranking second all of it so darn believable it squeezes the heart. This chapter was very good with squeezing your heartguts.
| Julie5 chapter 10 . 12/13/2013
Sarah and Jareth both have more in common with their mounts than is at first apparent and if each would put a bit of observation into understanding the mount of the other they may understand each other better.
| Julie5 chapter 9 . 12/13/2013
That was stunning and poignant, Sarah and Jareth trudging up the mountain, she killed his boyish delight then felt bad about it but no further exchange occurred and that was frustrating then his delighted dance with his horse and Sarahs exchange with her own and her ability to see beuty where no one else would, wild, strong, free words to describe herself as well as her horse, words to describe the allure of the Goblin King, words to describe the labyrinth, words to describe perhaps the magic of despair. The excitement only deepens.
| Julie5 chapter 8 . 12/13/2013
So much win! This chapter you really open the readers eyes to what it means to be the king of the Goblins and the many hardships faced in the position and how Jareth thinks of his kingdom first, one of the few stories that makes his position important to the story being told it also serves as a catalyst to once again deepen the character beyond his tight pants and glamrocker hair. And that character becomes more complex and more worthy of the heroine and of course pulls dramatically on the heartstrings when the reader really roots for the happy ending pun intended the 2 main characters deserve but never really received on screen.
| Julie5 chapter 7 . 12/13/2013
Sarah's awakening, the dragon magic, the knowledge that Jareth still intended to have Sarah as his queen all marvelous. The challenge which should not have been acceted but was mysterious and exciting and Sarahs Magic cuddling Jareth's was extremely delightful reading and now someone worth hating worth hopin Sarah's dragon can set on fire and kill hoodalally! Awesome chapter the action, the mystery the suspense, the character interaction just enough to keep impetus strong, but not enough to quench the desire for more and it is that hope that drives me on to the next incredible chapter.
| Julie5 chapter 6 . 12/13/2013
Ahhhh the many lovely details of this chapter, Sarah's confusion her ability to see through the glamours and then she calls for him and he came. I know its cliche and small but it was my favorite part. And she says simply- it hurts and on some level trusts him to make it stop.
| Julie5 chapter 5 . 12/13/2013
So much was imparted in this chapter. We learn Jareth's love was real, and fully bloomed in spite of his mothers suppositions. we also learn that Jareth is not above using himself and the woman he loves to further his ambitions manipulating them both and events to suit him. Sadly, shockingly it is also learned that Jareth had no clue the strength of the rift between sarah and himself and he is not only stunned but shaken and devestated and heartbroken at the discovery; add into the mix his worry over the challenge and the subtle hints you throw in about the meaning of the bracelet and Sarah's actions having unknown to her consequences, the Despair encroaching on the Labyrinth and the awakening sentience of it and this chapter is indicative of why I can't seem to walk away from the computer as I read this weeks ago and why I can't walk away now as I happily reread it again.
| Julie5 chapter 4 . 12/13/2013
And here you did it again, upending expectations, anyone who saw Bowie's face at the end of the movie knew he loved Sarah- er- Jareth did- but then you put this spin on it, not love but a fascination- maybe the beginning of an epic love when most fanfics have it already fully bloomed you hint that it had yet to blossom then the line "Sarah was a weapon of his own design that the Goblin King had yet to call to his hand." Even when I did not fully understand this I remember the chills- course I just got them again because that line is the epitome of badassery and I can't wait to find out is she a hand grenade or a NUKE. I also appreciate that Jiann, initially the concerned mom, still plays that role to our face while engaging in the manipulation of mortals the Fae are so notorious for.
| Julie5 chapter 3 . 12/13/2013
I really love this chapter, it is so easy to empathize with Sarah, to see through the perspective you have created for her, and having metaknowledge of what is to come and what we know from Jareth's side of things it makes me feel sad for her and excited at the same time. The first time I read this chapter I teared up. There was a lot it depth and passion put into the prose and it was appreciated and respected the first time I read it and echoed now.