|Reviews for The Queen of the Night|
| Guest chapter 1 . 5/24/2017
| Jynto chapter 1 . 2/21/2014
I do enjoy a good dream sequence, as they establish character, and almost anything can happen in them. I wasn't put off by the explicitness of these but, I must confess, I didn't realise they were dreams until halfway through Arthur's one. They seemed a bit too lifelike. The dream-logic in Arthur's dream was spot-on though.
In hindsight, the title was a dead giveaway.
I bet Peter will never be able to look at Elias in the same way again, unless he forgot the dream. Let's hope he forgot that one.
Cutting off fingers is a harsh punishment, even for the mildly dystopian future of Will's world. Thiugh for some reason, I could quite easily believe the GMC would do it. But without anaesthetic? That's going too far. My mother is always complaining about how bad it is to work in the NHS, but she has yet to lose a finger. So it can't be that bad. ;-)
My final thought after reading this is that Elisabeth is really underestimated as a villain.
| dmnq8 chapter 1 . 12/4/2009
A gripping read.
| Love's-Sweet-Exile chapter 1 . 4/4/2009
wow...amazing...update upadate update!
| Ceres Wunderkind chapter 1 . 8/10/2008
Light is revealed by darkness and vice versa. TQotN balances A Gift of Love - one is, as you say, sickening, the other is healing and consolatory. I hope you see this when you read AGoL.
So far as I know, the BMA does not mutilate doctors. Not intentionally, anyway :)
| The Watcher chapter 1 . 8/10/2008
Uh, well . . . .
Let me start by saying that I have enjoyed your stories since I first read 'Intentions' and 'The Raid.' I feel that your knowledge of the worlds of HDM, scene descriptions, dialogue and original characters are what make your stories exceptional.
As for 'The Queen of the Night,' I found it to be more in the tradition of what we Yanks call "Slasher Movies" rather than true horror. In other words, I was more nauseated by what was being inflicted on Will, Lyra and Mary (as well as your original characters who I have come to know and care about,) than truly scared for them.
(I'm not trying to sound like an ignorant American here, but does your British General Medical Council's Ethics Committee really apply "the physical mandate" as described in your story or was this just Elizabeth Boreal's own "nightmare twist" while she was going all 'Freddy Krueger' on Will Parry?)
I shall continue to read your stories, but I prefer being scared (think of Christopher Lee's portrayal of Dracula in the Hammer films,) to being "grossed-out" any day, especially from a writer of your quality. I can only hope that you got it all "out of your system" with 'The Queen of the Night.'
| little boy on her bike chapter 1 . 6/26/2008
somebody here is a little DEMENTED. and look, if you're going to make something really hideous happen to someone, you have to round it all out. make nauseating things happen to all of them. I mean, COME ON. so you have your period in front of a class of nasty girls! oh, boo hoo! half the population starts like that! and it DOES. NOT. HAPPEN THAT WAY. christ, men always exaggerate menstruation to the point where people are terrified of the very idea!
wow. that felt really good.
| sam chapter 1 . 3/15/2008
that was horrible