Reviews for The Goblin Market
Guest chapter 38 . 1/2/2019
Great job. Hope the original fiction goes well.
Ayehli chapter 38 . 12/29/2018
Finally finished, only a hundred years or so behind everyone else! Wow. I'm generally super wary of 100,000 -word stories just because it's so hard to sustain a narrative for that long and keep all the characters fresh, but this...did it, in spades. Loved all the world building and the OCs, also (like I mentioned before) it brought back so many fond memories of a family trip to Ireland when teenage me was completely enamored with Celtic lore and half expected to see faeries lurking behind the hedges of the tiny towns we visited.

I also loved the way you nailed a particular aspect of the J/S dynamic, which is that a) Sarah desperately wants him to want her, but she enjoys the power that saying "no" to him gives her, and b) Jareth wants Sarah to admit how much she wants him, which she won't do, because it takes away that power. And thus they're like two magnets forever pulling together & pushing apart. Pairings with a power imbalance are such a tricky tightrope to walk-the power imbalance is hot but when things get straight up rapey it's just not interesting for me. This story managed to navigate that fine line beautifully (she had no choice, but in a way she still chose, so we get the hot power dynamic but Sarah gets some agency). Thanks so much for this story!
IcyImagination chapter 38 . 12/20/2018
This story was amazing. I love that Jareth was imperfect and flawed. It was wonderful how dangerous and sexy he was. I was very happy when you started creating your own areas within the Labyrinth. The mask bit and cravlings were great. You are very talented. Keep writing, please!
Ayehli chapter 20 . 12/17/2018
She. Damaged. His. HAIR. :O :O :O
Ayehli chapter 16 . 12/16/2018
I'm a million years late to this story but it's bringing back wonderful memories of a childhood trip to Ireland, in addition to going places I was NOT expecting it to go, which is always a joy-and it's *complete,* hooray!
Jaycie Victory chapter 37 . 11/22/2018
I got the impression Jareth was saying Sarah had denied him babies up to this point? Earlier in the chapter he said, "yet you continue to deny me". What was that in reference to?

But this ending seemed to say he knew she'd conceived and that doing it under the fruit trees is what had done it? I wasn't sure if that meant her choice had been taken away or the trees needed to heal before she could conceive?

On another note, really intrigued at your statement, via Sarah, that she always had a vein of villainy to her. You've done a great job in this fic of drawing out the character parallels between them, more than I realised were there, but I never thought of Sarah as outright villainous. Would love to have seen her explore this thought more. Or maybe a fic where Sarah turns Dark Queen? Or one where Sarah is the Goblin Queen and human Jareth is the Labyrinth runner?

Basically, I enjoyed this did a lot and it gave me lots of thoughts. Thank you :-)
Jaycie Victory chapter 22 . 11/21/2018
Loved the metaphors with the Harlequins
Jaycie Victory chapter 20 . 11/21/2018
The dialogue of the Wiseman and his bird cracked me up, Wonderfully true to the original characterisation and genuinely funny.
Jaycie Victory chapter 18 . 11/21/2018
I love love LOVE how you incorporated Sarah's challenges and turned the dialogue on its head, yet it's still so perfectly those characters. The worm and Helping Hands were a particular favourite. Wonderful :-)
Jaycie Victory chapter 3 . 11/21/2018
I am loving this! Loving all the mythologies you're pulling together. And you managed to make Mrs Whelan creepy in a very short space of time. Is she Jareth in disguise? (Just occurred to me.)
Pentastic chapter 38 . 11/13/2018
As, I'm sure you are aware, this story is great. I stumbled upon it in my ever increasing realm of fanfics to explore. It did not disappoint. The characters were true to form. They were neither all good, nor all bad and yet both. You did a great job incorporating the Irish mythology into the story. You expanded on an already incredibly unique and interesting world. You clarified the rules of magic in the story, had the characters shatter them, and build rules anew. The use of imagery and foreshadowing is amazing. In short, I am in awe.
Storylady35 chapter 15 . 10/25/2018
Have you ever heard of an author called Andy Mcdermott? Because your style or writing is very similar to his. The factual, almost educational elements blended perfectly with drama and adventure. And a little bit of naughty too. Still, loving the story and sorry it took me this far into the story to review, didn't want to pause reading!
KitsuShel chapter 1 . 10/10/2018
Labyrinth has always been my favorite movie, but I’ve never delve into it’s FanFic before. Yours has made me fall in love with that fandom along with my others, lol. I saw a comment in the Labby Facebook group and followed your link to see that you wrote this one, which was the first Labby fic I ever read.

I just wanted to say hello and that I’m a fan, even though I’m a shite reviewer here. ️
Elauragrave chapter 36 . 9/6/2018
Lumeria chapter 38 . 9/5/2018
I haven't read Labyrinth fanfic in a LONG time. This was a delightful surprise and an even more captivating read. There were two parts that had me in tears and that's when I knew I had been transported into the world of your story. For something to move me so, it must be special. Thank you for all your efforts in writing this, definitely a fanfic that I'll come back to from time to time and that will remain with me for a long time.
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