|Reviews for A Place for Warriors|
| penumbra 42 chapter 28 . 4/2/2018
I know this is quite a bit after the end of this story, but I loved it so much I had to review. A total of three times, your writing brought me to tears, and books rarely do that. You write nuance so well, one can really see all the sides of the issue. And the scene where Harry destroys Ariana’s picture- it was beautiful and heartbreaking. Especially Dumbledore’s reaction. Up till that scene, it is easy to completely vilify Dumbledore. But that one scene portrays the complexity behind everything, behind the decisions we make, the complexity in just being human. And the issues with Snape’s violence; after reading this, it would be extremely hard to think of things in just black and white. I loved this fanfic, your writing is truly amazing. -Skia
| cullengirlfan chapter 28 . 3/19/2018
I loved your story line! Shape getting to know Harry over time and excepting his own flaws through Harry's acceptance of him was very beautiful.
| optionofpeace chapter 1 . 2/10/2018
I signed up to this site just to leave my... well, my absolute gratitude.
I came here with close to no expectations, just a mere wish to find something that would resonate with my dreams of a perfect harry-snape fic, and it completely over-exceeded my most vivid dreams. I rarely love fictons, I like them, enjoy etc, but this one felt like you have taken all my wishes about the pair and its relationship and put it into book-lenght writing - and SO WELL written! - with such a cool concept and despite the extremes both Harry and Snape had to endure you wrote them magically SO in character!
I LOVED how you did not make Snape call Harry ''Harry'', as it usually goes with stories like these - do ooc imo. And in those bits of moments Snape actually did call him that, it was the most heartbreaking feeling, so fragile, it was like reading the sound of shattering glass - am I making any sense haha?
I LOVED the concept of them going through angst-promoting challenges, the riddles, the room changes; you exploited the world of magic that JKR created in perfection.
I LOVED that you also clothed my personal dislike towards Dubledore in such... correct and just way. You did not let him off. You showed that under everything he is a manipulator - a sad, damaged man, but nevertheless a manipulator - and even that had so many sides and shades; nothing was black and white in your writing and it absolutely adore that.
I LOVED how well you write damaged characters. It was real, it was a suspended, fragile balance between the extremes that many writers can't manage, yet you did.
I LOVED how you knew that Snape is a complicated, so is Dumbledore, and Harry is just a product of wide spectrum of consequences, and you did not seek to write the perfect world, the perfect characters that always make the perfect choices or will not make the same mistakes ever again. I guess this overlaps with my love of your skill to write damaged people, but this also comes as a skill to simply write people - because it is easy for a reader to judge, and rarely a full consideration towards the characters is regarded. Yet you did it, being the player of even more complicated role - the writer.
I LOVED your ability to bring back certain tiny things and words that had happened chapters ago. I did notice them.
What I did miss was the emergency stone thing - what was that? What did it do? Maybe one more chapter of Harry and Dumbles' conversation would have been a cherry on the top... but that's just a tiny, molecular wish of mine.
THANK YOU! I ran through both of your stories in less than one day like an addict, and I truly, madly wish there was more. Once you dig up the gold mine, you do not want to let go of it and you go slightly mad when you discover that there is as much gold as there is.
| Mulberries chapter 28 . 1/29/2018
Let me add my voice to the chorus. What an amazing, beautiful, brilliant story. It is well-crafted, well-written and so unique in its deeper characterisation and raw feeling.
| Guest chapter 18 . 1/21/2018
This is the only time I can truly say that I hate Harry. What he did was Unforgivable.
Love the story btw! Still gonna read it to the end! :)
| Katiewalters chapter 28 . 1/2/2018
This is a wonderful story!
| megacharizat chapter 25 . 12/31/2017
Dumbledore is like a rolercoster. first I hated him, then I pittied him, and now I hate him again. ugh, I wonder what's next.
| megacharizat chapter 6 . 12/31/2017
snape is a git! stupid, mean, lying, git! git! giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!
but your story is quite awesome.
| Uzu-kurama chapter 28 . 12/29/2017
You're story is perfect. The relation between Harry and Snape is really interesting. The end is just woaw... Well done ! Thank you so much :D
| Little.Luna chapter 28 . 12/23/2017
I don’t think you know how amazing it feels when reading such a good story. I loved the relationship between Snape and Harry, how you’ve written it, how it evolves. It just feels right. And I think feeling is such a strong theme in your story and in a matter of fact, it describes it beautifully. Well done !
| suziq968 chapter 28 . 12/6/2017
Well, thanks for not trying to redeem that Dumbles. Totally would have been impossible. You made me laugh at the end. Kittens and rainbows plus Snape is just wrong on all levels. You also made me smile, that picture is awesome and should be cherished forever.
| suziq968 chapter 25 . 12/6/2017
Oh my gosh, Dumbledore is the biggest idiot on the planet? They'll never, ever, trust him again. At least I hope not. What a bastard. Honestly, I don't really care what comes next, this Dumbledore is too stupid to live.
| suziq968 chapter 23 . 12/6/2017
Yes, so, your description is so wrong. It should be angst, no it should be ANGST! Maybe even ANGST/ANGST, yes, that's it. Holy cow, you're killing me here. Really. Almost swallowed my tongue when the table thing happened, trying not to spoil for people who check reviews before reading. If you're doing that this is a very well written extremely angsty story that will definitely make you cry. Wow.
| suziq968 chapter 18 . 12/6/2017
Oh wow, I wonder if Harry will blame himself later. Dumbledore deserved worse though. Great imagery there picture in one hand actual child in another and he chose the picture.
| suziq968 chapter 10 . 12/6/2017
Oh, that was just, pain. Wow, reading through the tears. Impressive.