|Reviews for Not Quite A Maia|
| Guest chapter 54 . 4/12
Thanks for sharing this with us. It is a great story.
| Ybs chapter 54 . 4/3
Hello there! I just want to say that I thoroughly enjoy reading this story - I've had many a late night fighting off sleepiness just wanting to 'finish this chapter' (which extends for another three or four!). I'm sorry to hear that you're unwell and wish you all the best in your recovery. Thank you very much for this wonderful story!
All the best and my warmest regards, -Ybs
| engineerwenlock chapter 22 . 4/2
Oh, I had forgotten about Saurumons latest anatomical addition. You have a very lovely sense of humor.
| engineerwenlock chapter 19 . 4/2
This story is even better than ai remembered.
My favorite character by far is Neville's Gran. She is the best!
| engineerwenlock chapter 16 . 4/2
Oh my gosh! I found it!
Your story was posted on another site like a year ago, but it wasn't finished. But here it is! Yay!
I'm so glad its finished here too.
| MyOpium chapter 54 . 3/30
Thank you so much for a sharing such a wonderful and rich story with us.
I took great pleasure in discoverying all these great characters anew and thank you for gifting us with such an extraordinary Augusta From a simple minor character in my mind she has now become a scary, wondrous and very colorful granny.
This story have made laugh like crazy and cry some. I do hope you will someday impart us with more of your brainchild as I would be very sad not to see the end of it.
May you feel better soon and find humour again to lighten your days :)
| rvb chapter 54 . 3/15
Just finished reading NQAM, and have mostly enjoyed it so far. Thank-you for all your work you've obviously put into the story.
I have a few comments:
1. I have found that there are times where it feels a bit slow. The latest one is where Neville gets drunk.
2. Molly's breakdown was interesting. I had never thought that the simply question of "how many children do you have" could be so painful.
3. I really enjoyed the crumpled-horn snorkack song.
4. I was disappointed in the aerial battle. It just seems like it really ought not have been much of a problem for Dumbledore. For example, what about the "avis" charm which conjoures birds. Or could he not have created a ward to knock out the birds. Or created a large fireball. Or created a larger windstorm and battered them against the cliffs?
5. I've been a bit disappointed in Neville. Compared to both Molly and his Gram, he seems pretty weak. Yes, he's just out of school, so I understand that. But he's supposed to be the hero. I don't like seeing "secondary" characters being significantly better than the hero. On the other hand, perhaps it makes Neville more like Harry, seeing as Harry wasn't terribly proactive most of the time.
Anyways, I've enjoyed the story very much and hope to see the resolution as soon as possible.
p.s. I also like Albert Dumbledore and the Bouncing Wizard story.
| Hannah s chapter 54 . 2/14
Erm just reread the review i left, and sorry for all the typos and um getting your actual name wrong!
| Hannah s chapter 54 . 2/14
Dear Katy's aunty I have just read the whole of your story from the beginning more or less in one sitting, (pretty knackered now!) and just wanted to add my voice to all the other reviews. This is the best thing I have ever read! Have always been a fan of lotr and harry potter and you have taken the best of both and created a realistic world with amazing characters and a pacy workable and believable plot! I absolutely love it! I am desperate to know how this pans out, although I don't want it to end! Ive laughed so many times during the reading of this, and cried once or twice, I've fallen in love with you characterization of glorindel! It s all bloody brilliant! I'm very sorry to hear you've not been well. I wish you all the best in your recovery. Was very happy to read that the story is not abandoned and look forward to reading the next installment! Thank you so. Much for giving us so much pleasure xxxxx
| Difdi chapter 21 . 12/21/2014
Again, I don't understand why you have British magicals being unable to understand words like furlong. For the most part, the Men of Gondor and Rohan speak traditional British English. The only times they don't do so are when they mix in loan words from the Elvish languages.
Unless Augusta, Molly and Neville grew up speaking American English, they shouldn't be confused when someone in Middle Earth talks like someone from England.
| Difdi chapter 18 . 12/20/2014
I wonder what Augusta will say if/when someone points out to her that the English word for Valar is Archangel?
| Difdi chapter 14 . 12/19/2014
Why would Neville and Molly be worried about the Ministry finding out she used the Imperius Curse on an uruk? The Unforgiveble curses are only Unforgiveable when used on a human - they're not illegal at all when used on nonhumans.
By the way, Imperio is the incantation to cast it - kinda silly to call it by the incantation, since if you have your wand in hand when you say it, it's rather like pulling the pin on a hand grenade. Makes me wonder how many people accidentally cast spells in fanfics when they say the activation word when talking about the spell...
| GreatRedBeard chapter 8 . 12/16/2014
I am enjoying the heck (pardon my language Augusta) out of this story thus far. I've recently developed a taste for HP/LOTR crossovers, and this is by far the most unique iteration that I've come across yet. Molly, Augusta, and Neville might seem at first and second glance to be unlikely additions to the epic mythos of Middle Earth, but they fit in well with the clash of worlds that make the hobbit characters so endearing.
| Difdi chapter 8 . 12/14/2014
I don't get why Augusta is unaware of what a league is. Leagues are a standard British unit of measurement dating back centuries.
Why would a British pure blood witch use the metric system at all, given that it was invented by French muggles less than 200 years before her present day, and not even officially adopted by British muggles until almost 100 years later in 1884?
The British Wizarding World is consistently over 200 years behind the muggle world in most things, why would it use the metric system?
| PoptartProdigy chapter 18 . 10/17/2014
I am quite literally in awe at the sheer weight of Augusta Longbottom's preconceptions. Valiantly, in the face of all evidence that things are not as she is accustomed, she still holds fast to her view of how the world is. That's...impressive, I suppose.
I look forward to her meeting with Neville. The sound of shattering illusions should be audible from dead Arnor down through to Haradwaith.