|Reviews for In Shadows and Darkness|
| GoldenRat chapter 34 . 5/26/2010
OMG! So the build up to Luke's defeating the Emperor was so good. I'm so glad you redeemed Vader, somewhat before the end.
| Fiwen9430 chapter 35 . 5/4/2010
I have just finished reading this and the first part, and am eagerly looking forward to reading the last part when I have time. I cannot summon up words to describe how I feel about how good this epic is, and congratulate you on your excellent writing skills all round. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful AU!
| Gelious chapter 35 . 4/18/2010
That's. Just. Epic.
Wow, man, you are genious! Compared to this, original SW sucks.
Hail to blank101!
| crmcneill chapter 34 . 2/24/2010
Wow. Ok. Took me two days to go back and read this and Into The Storm. I've read one other FF that started with Luke as the new Emperor, and picked up mid-stream, revealing the events leading to Luke as Emperor in flashbacks, so having read #3 first simply made it more difficult to understand; not impossible.
This story is absolutely amazing in its depth and scope. The subtleties and intrigues are perfect. The lightsaber battle between Luke and the Emperor was the best I have ever seen in writing, especially how you wove the mental and emotional battle in with the physical.
My interest in the EU novels has waned of late, for a variety of reasons. I just wish all those other stories could be as good as this.
| Flaming Man of Iron chapter 34 . 10/13/2009
Wow! Awesome story, I've read this obsessively for the last 3 days! I really like how well you write all of the intrigue! Great job!
| AHangdogMemoir chapter 35 . 8/29/2009
Well, after reading ItS and ISaD for the 500th time (roughly) i thought maybe I should review it. Yeah, I'm one of those people that everyone hates because they read it and love it, but never bother to reviews, so here it all is:
I really enjoy your style of writing. The description is fantastic and when flicking between characters POV's you don't get confused as to who is thinking what, a common problem for rookie writers.
Of all the characters, i really have to say, you write Palatine so well! It's those acts of dehumanization and claims of ownership that really give him that kick. Back in ItS, Luke's fall to the dark side was done with such careful precision and subtle jabs at his mind which I loved. The whole turning-to-the-dark-side-thing was so great. Also, i loved watching him fight with his 'wolf' right through ISaD, the way Luke secretly fought while Palpatine secretly countered. OOH I love secrets! Haha! The best act of cruelty would have to be in chapter 3 when he made Luke kneel for ages. Haha, that was so fun to read (Yeah, I'm a sadist, whatever) Palpatine is really just plain awesome, right until he...you know...dies.
I love Luke too and the stubborn way he clings to the light side right through ItS, slowly slipping away, making small slips (and the one big one) that all resulted in his turn to the dark side, but I was glad he managed to bust Han out before he did turn. Then in ISaD I think he is a great character, truly beginning to reflect his master, becoming more and more manipulative as the story progressed. I was glad he began to bond slightly with his father in ISaD. Such a shame when Vader was murdered, though I must say, i applaud your final duel, so much description and such fun to read.
Then we have good old Mara Jade. The way she slowly slipped from cold loathing towards the Jedi to sleeping with the heir. Her part in this story could not have been better.
Good old Vader slowly becoming close to Luke was great, but I loved their conversations earlier in ItS when Luke hated his father. Haha! Luke really managed to own the Sith Lord back then.
Seriously though, I have read ALOT of Star wars stories, but this trilogy remained the best I've read...mind you I'm yet to read At the brink of the Dawn and the Darkness. I have to admit that once Palpatine died, i tuned out. Yeah, I'm a Palpatine fan, especially your Palpatine.
Anyway, that was a bit of a long review, and most of the stuff up their was probably irrelevant, but know that you are such the best Star Wars writer on all of FanFiction.
| Mischiefs-Hawk chapter 4 . 8/19/2009
The people in the alliance r making a mistake. Luke had friends in the alliance so WHY DON'T THEY GO AND TALK TO THEM?
| Mischiefs-Hawk chapter 1 . 8/15/2009
um it doesnt make any sense is this a sequal or something?
| Darth Destroyeis chapter 35 . 7/21/2009
Wow pure amazingness! Can't wait foe tne third installment to be finished... Excelent work.
Lord Darth Destroyeis
| Master Thomas chapter 35 . 7/10/2009
This truly was something else. I've gone through the first two parts of your three part series in 3 days. I just can't stop reading. I'm already looking forward to what is to come.
| DonR chapter 35 . 6/22/2009
Oops, just got into this. Put off by the first summary as I thought that this was a Dark Sith Luke right through.
Gave it a quick scan for something to do.
A nice supprise for me as to the actual story arc.
Anyway as to the story, very good. Everybody well outlined as to their charactors and for the reasons of their actions.
Well done, a good body of work.
Anyway have to keep going, still another series to read.
Keep it up.
| IngridThera chapter 34 . 6/17/2009
I didn't expect this. I though he had some plans for the Empire - to see him so lost again was a very intense moment. This is one of the strongest character driven and well-rounded fics I ever read.
I am also grateful for the sparkling humour of the previous chapters. The seriousness and profoundness of this story absolutely requires humour to balance it - and I am so glad we had it too.
And I think I understand why it makes so much sense to review chapter by chapter, even though whenever I come to chapter end I just want to move further. Because at the end, there is only this sense of being hit by something profound that leaves you mesmerized and gaping. And it's difficult to put into words.
| IngridThera chapter 17 . 6/17/2009
All-encompassing passion but not forgetting to remove the vibroblade... :D
Oh, I love you! :D
| IngridThera chapter 10 . 6/17/2009
I am very very glad to see how Vader and Luke are slowly kindling their relationship. I guess it was inevitable in the greater logic of the whole thing... but Part 1 was so desolate I wasn't sure it would happen.
| Tilius chapter 35 . 5/19/2009