|Reviews for At the Brink of the Dawn and the Darkness|
| Azathoth1 chapter 49 . 1/22
This is, in my opinion, one of the single greatest -if not the greatest- fanfics on this or any website, and I am honored to have had the chance to read it.
Especially while listening to watch?vZhP6F-vxeZI the whole way.
| Parselmaster chapter 49 . 1/9
I am running through my circuit if your stories again. These are a personal favorite of mine. Your work is excellent.
| Hygieia chapter 49 . 11/17/2013
Man... This is a story. Thank you sir.
| MMJade chapter 49 . 9/29/2013
Wow. I'm speechless. This is an INCREDIBLE work, with well thought plots and excellent character development. I couldn't put it down, and I couldn't believe that it just got better and better as the story progressed. I laughed, cried, shouted and cheered. This story ripped my heart out and handed it back with no remorse. I don't even know how many countless hours of sleep I lost because I just had to finish ONE more chapter. And now I just want to read it all over again! Well done, and THANK YOU for taking the time to write this incredible piece. I hope you decide to expand and tie up some of those "loose ends." :)
| tenchifew chapter 48 . 8/13/2013
Most fascinating story.
Thank you for writing.
| Alpha-33 chapter 49 . 5/29/2013
I am completely taken away by this book. This is the best thing I have read! Had this been a actual book trilogy these three books would all be in my top 5 books I have ever read, and I read a ton! I can't describe this book as anything but outstanding the entire thing was perfectly calculated for effect, the trilogy was so captivated i sacacely stopped reading for 2 days, probably only getting 4-5 hours of sleep each night because I stayed up so late reading this! You should completely abandon fanfic and begin publishing your own books. I am completely serious about this i would buy every book you wrote. You are by far the best author I have ever read both on and off fan fiction. I have only read this trilogy but I can't wait to read your others probably will read the rest of your books for the next few days (depending on length). Can't say this enough but this is the best peice of work I have ever read.
| Christy chapter 49 . 5/8/2013
It's the second time I'm reading your trilogy, late at night even pass early morning, even if a know the end...
I liked the way you wrote Mara and specially Luke, as a borderline Sith, because he can love...
I HATE Kiria so much but, I would like to see some more in the future, about her and the possibility to have her own Heir with Luke, or maybe to take Mara's child as her own. But she could be also killed by some rebel's faction, like Luke said to Madine at the end...I would certainly please Mara very much...No more Empress!...
I Loved it so much! Christy
| freddie-mac chapter 49 . 4/14/2013
Whew ... discovered Part 1 on AO3, then found parts 2 & 3 on a few weeks back. This has been an awe-inspiring novel that has swept me off my feet, folded/spindled/mutilated my emotions, and generally left me exhausted. Is it wrong to love your AU more than canon? :) In Part 3, you've illustrated the challenges facing the reluctant emperor (love how Mara had to go looking for him!) in a number of realms. Politically, Kiria is a good match and shores up Luke's goals in that area; militarily, he's spent enough time (by himself and with Dad) building alliances. Only Luke could have approached the Rebels in the way he did: only he had the knowledge of both sides to make those meetings work.
Love how Luke pointed out the gaps in Leia's assumptions when they met: an emperor who is committed to transitioning to a democracy is a more stable solution than anything that Leia and the Rebels could have proposed. Another favorite part was Luke's walk along the paracrete that was rapidly covered by flowers :) The end was perfect, tho I do want to meet Ani (and his siblings?).
Loose threads that could possibly (please!) appear in a part 4: Kiria's desire for a child (rather, her desire to be the mother of the heir, which is *not* the same thing) Pestage the cache of Luke's genetic material (which KIria did *not* reveal to Luke) SK17 power-hungry Moffs and impatient Rebels Imperials disturbed by the changes to the Empire ...
| CloudyDream chapter 49 . 3/6/2013
This was without any doubt one of the best piece ofwriting I have ever read, and I mean EVER. I'm sorry I'm just dropping a line now, because I doubt I can communicate how much I enjoyed this. I wish I had the self restrai to write something at the end of every chapter but, honest, I never could have. Three fics, all waiting for me? I jumped ahead wishing to know what was next, no way I could actually have stopped long enough lo let you know how awesome you are. So, thank you for making my day. Actually, I guess's the whole year.
| MagyarEagle chapter 49 . 1/27/2013
Easily the best Star Wars story I have ever read, (this applies to the trilogy). I love how you have Luke balance on the knife edge, and don't go into the platitudes that most other authors use. You write the characters beautifully, and bring a degree of life to the world, along with a richness and complexity to it that leaves me astounded. I loved the richly developed OC's and I think this is the best depiction of the romance between Mara and Luke I have ever read, (quite frankly better than canon, which I felt was a letdown after the Heir to the Empire series) I really hope you come back to this setting as I would love to see how Luke handles raising his son, managing an empire that straddles the line between Democracy and absolutism, and perhaps even the Vong war, where I felt the New Republic and Galactic Alliance really underscored the weakness of the government they'd built. I think that Luke's moderate empire would have done much better in that case.
Anyway, congratulations on writing a story that kept me up to 5 am on multiple occasions!
| Treenahasthaal chapter 49 . 1/25/2013
You know... have just spent the start of the new year re-reading this entire saga and I have to say that it still manages to evoke the same feelings as ever. Powerful, imaginative and evocative as ever. I adore this Luke, and you are left at the end really not knowing if Luke is light or dark or something entirely different. *sigh* I think I'll go back to the beginning again...
| ssj3gohan007 chapter 49 . 1/24/2013
Great story! The entire trilogy is excellent! I do wish you would continue because there are, as you said, still unanswered questions and loose ends such as what will happen with Luke's son, Mara, and Kiria eventually because Kiria has ambitions and seems to be planning to carry Luke's child and I wonder how she is planning on doing that. Luke and Mara's son can't stay in anonymity forever, can he? I wonder how that will work and how that will change things, and how his son would feel when he finds out that his father is the most powerful man in the galaxy in every sense of the word. (Political power, economic power, military power, personal power, power over the force, etc). I would wager then even when Luke finally gives up his throne, assuming he ever does, that the people will demand that Luke remain in power as The Supreme Chancellor or whatever rank the new democratic regime calls its leader. If its a democracy then the people vote on who they want as their leader and as of now, Luke is the most popular man in the galaxy. Perhaps this is what Kiria meant when she believed that she and luke would stay in power for a long time yet. It seemed that she believed that whether or not, Luke remained as Emperor, he would still be the most powerful and influential man in the galaxy.
I would also want to know about what happened to Tag Massa. I would have liked to see a scene of Luke and Tag meeting face-to-face for the first time in years. I wonder what position, luke would give Tag in reward for her services. Would she be a senator, his adviser or aide and member of his entourage, or would she lead the Empire's Intel division?
also I wonder what would Luke's son's name would be. Would it be, Anakin Skywalker? Which would be a cool name and better than Anakin Jade or something. I also wonder how powerful he would be in the force. Palpatine seemed to prefer a child born of this parentage rather then Kiria, meaning he probably felt that the child would be more powerful with two force-sensitive parents.
| Guest chapter 23 . 12/19/2012
Will Luke and Leia discover they are siblings?
| EmeraldWings90 chapter 49 . 12/19/2012
You know, I see any part of this trilogy and my stomach constrics in sympathy for all the fear and pain. This... it's just... horrible, and brilliant, and kudos to your for daring to write something so long that get better by the end but stays terribly wounded. I can't even express it coherently what I mean - but this trilogy is certainly unique. Other people's dark stories either end with total evil, or death (with optional little redemption), or redemption with some scars left but events settling somewhat back into what they were / 'should' have been - but you, you create something very unique and new in the end, you go in a direction I haven't seen anyone else go and haven't thought of myself. And that's certainly great. But I can only take it in small doses and with the correct mood - it's that scarily intense and tragic for me. (And maybe my memories are amplifying it at least a bit, but right now I don't dare rearead, the effect is so strong.)
Of course this was prompted by your repost/update of Part I, but seeing as I talk about the conclusion, I though I better put it for the last chapter I could.
| Lycodrake chapter 1 . 12/3/2012
Finally finishing this trilogy of a fanfic, and am at a loss for words from how well done, exciting, and enjoyable it all ways. "At a loss for words" being the main point, because I think it would take forever to point out the things I liked, the things I was rather jolted-surprised at, and the things I adored.
But I can say a few things readily: the plot, characterization, and everything else were done extremely well.
The characters you brought into it that were already a part of the canon and those that you crafted yourself were excellently written.
The plot - oh, the plot! - was superb and astounding in many places. The intrigue, wit, romance (Luke and Mara's relationship alone!), symbolism, and battle of wills were woven beautifully.
Of course now I want to see more of Intel Chief Tag Massa. XD