|Reviews for Purgatory|
| TheWeepingTurtle chapter 21 . 3/28
It was a beautiful story! Usually AUs are too far out there, or maybe the characters are just not themselves, but you nailed it all. It was a ride! A good one. :]
| Temple Cloud chapter 6 . 3/26
At first I wondered how it was possible that Palpatine is in Purgatory, rather than being sent straight to Hell, and then I realised: he WAS sent there, probably came raiding Purgatory as one of the Narzgh, but somehow (probably using the Dark Side) managed to stay and, only a few days after his arrival, has already managed to worm his way into Lyonides' confidences and be accepted reluctantly by Lyonides as an advisor.
It does seem strange that the afterlife would be so like our world - yes, it's full of imperfect newly-dead souls, but you'd think the enlightened spirits would be organising some sort of rehabilitation/re-education/mentoring programme, instead of just leaving people to oppress and murder each other just the way they did when they were alive, while also trying to fight off attacks from Hell. Otherwise, why not just give people another incarnation in the world of the living, until they either reach enlightenment or become irredeemable?
It's interesting to contrast this story with the way Purgatory is imagined both in the Divine Comedy trilogy by Dante Alighieri (the place of souls who are already saved, but need to unlearn the bad habits they developed while alive; patrolled by angels so that nothing evil can harm the souls under their care; a place of repentance, prayer, and friendship and loyalty, as the souls help each other to endure the penances they share, and rejoice when any one of them is freed) and in The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis (a beautiful place on the outskirts of Heaven; a place of choosing, where souls who wish to escape the dreariness of Hell can come if they wish, and will be welcomed into Heaven if they choose to stay, but most decide not to, because their self-centred preoccupations mean they can't appreciate anything that Heaven could offer them; but definitely not a place that can be harmed by anything from Hell).
In some ways, Padme is analogous to Beatrice, as the pure, noble-hearted beloved whom the protagonist has failed, which means that he needs to show that he is truly penitent before she will forgive him. But the situations are very different; Beatrice is filled with Heaven's joy, and therefore can afford to regard Dante with the sometimes amused, sometimes pitying, parental affection with which God sees him, which means that she is eager for Virgil to bring Dante to the entrance to Heaven, and willing and able to take over as Dante's guide and teacher from there. She doesn't have personal problems of her own to resolve. Padme, understandably, does: she's got quite enough difficulty campaigning for justice and decent living conditions for the denizens of this version of Purgatory, without taking on responsibility for Anakin's spiritual development, even if she wanted to, and it's going to be very difficult for her to decide whether to forgive him and trust him.
| Temple Cloud chapter 2 . 3/26
So, if there are droids in Purgatory, are they just provided as part of the environment the organic beings are used to, or are these the souls of droids who were neither wholly good nor wholly evil, and are hoping to find redemption and proceed to Heaven? It's hard to believe that at least some droids in the Star Wars universe don't have souls - but possibly, as Kryten in Red Dwarf believes, Silicon Heaven is a separate place where good electrical appliances go where they die, where 'the iron shall lie down with the lamp.'
| RedDobrasil chapter 3 . 3/20
love to read the massacre scenes while listening to BFG division. Fit so goddamn well
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/21
| kade435 chapter 8 . 10/18/2019
Loved Lorne's reaction to the truth, it's 1 of the things I loved about Lorne, he was never judgemental on a book by its cover
| kade435 chapter 7 . 10/17/2019
I hope he finds true peace, in his life as a Jedi he was always plagued by the death 9f his mother and potential loss of his wife then as a Sith, he shoved all those emotions into a dark corner sealing them in hatred but now he has a chance of finding peace. Live isn't exempt of hurdles but that doesn't mean one can't find peace in it, something that he never had...
| kade435 chapter 6 . 10/17/2019
Anakin has to destroy Sidious this time
| kade435 chapter 5 . 10/17/2019
A great chapter
| kade435 chapter 4 . 10/17/2019
I am really loving this fanfic, their encounter was so real and raw... Padme's emotions were on point and the devastation of both after was surreal.
| kade435 chapter 3 . 10/17/2019
The fated meteting
| kade435 chapter 2 . 10/17/2019
I like this novel
| kade435 chapter 1 . 10/17/2019
It has potential for greatness. Let us behold its journey
| Spidersauce chapter 6 . 6/9/2019
Eh, a little disappointed Palpatine is here again. I was enjoying a fresh Villain, learning we'll be replaying the same one is disheartening.
Good story other than that so far :o
| avatar junkman chapter 6 . 2/21/2019
Why is palpatine alive