|Reviews for Harry Potter and the Antiquity Link|
| Queenie13 chapter 22 . 10/18/2011
That was an amazing story. I really liked how you had the characters, especially Harry, grow and change. I was a bit worried at first when you sent Harry to Japan, (I've seen lots of people sent characters to Japan because it's 'cool' and for no other reason,) but I'm really glad you took the direction you did. Thank you for writing this :)
| aabbccddeeff chapter 22 . 7/26/2011
Very good story. I enjoyed it immensly and it seems strange that there is such a low review count. Even for someone like me who doesn't much like the Americanized japanese culture or 'anime' culture I found the arch set in Japan very engaging and interesting and most importantly relevant to the story and not merely superfluous or what I like to crudely call literary masturbation. What I'm trying to say is that to portray a culture I have negative inclinations towards and keep me engaged is a tribute to how well you did this story. I look forward to the sequel.
| Ducks-Go-Aflack chapter 22 . 5/22/2011
Well, I finished it. However, I skipped about 3-4 entire chapters. The Japan portion of this story was very hard to read... as in boring. The different culture thing was a little interesting, but not enough to warrant such a huge chuck of space. The ending soul quest thing was interesting.
In all, though, it was entirely too wordy. I really had to force myself to keep reading in some of the slower, exposition, parts. There was almost no action.
| Life's Eternal Sonata chapter 22 . 5/21/2011
Well, it's safe to say that this is the best HP fanfiction that I have read so far, and probably ever. Have you ever considered writing for a living, because I'm sure that this could give JK Rowling a run for her money... Amazing story, well developed and thought out, congratulations on such an awe-inspiring tale XD
| fanster chapter 19 . 4/14/2011
I understand and can sympathize with Ginny. But I couldn't help but go "aww" at Ron's reaction. He is a loyal friend and I couldn't help but think he had more of a point than Ginny. Ron was never one the of the characters I really respected in the actual series, so it's nice that he has this moment here.
| restinpace chapter 22 . 4/7/2011
Alright, this is a tall order! How to possibly review such an amazing fic? Well, I'll start off by saying that I never read anything quite like this so if you were going for originality you succeeded. I like how your story not only was utterly absorbing to read but it also dealt with moral issues like responsibility and understanding other's motivations even when they wrong you. It was more rewarding to read something that didn't just feel like an easy, fun read. Something that made me think a bit. Thank you!
Alright . . . on to my questions:
1. According to Fred, ghosts can die when they want to move on, but what about Nick saying he'll never know what death is like?
2. If Harry knew Sato knew about him why would he mention his father? That would just confuse Sato! (He said he was grieving the death of his parents and also mentioned something his father had taught him.)
3. Was Japan really like that in the past or did you embellish a bit? And on the subject of Japan: Are you a native Japanese? Because you speak English better than many Americans. (If this question is offensive in any way, I apologize.)
4. What was the orange ball that fell out of the "device" when Harry took the Auror Leader test?
5. Have you ever written anything original? I'd like to read some of your work.
| bookivore chapter 7 . 3/27/2011
I really admire how you were able to write the dialogue from both Draco's POV and Harry's at the same time. From the Malfoy POV they are, I suppose, merely pragmatic, going after power since it's the only thing that will get them what they want and keep them safe (though it's a debatable position, lots of people believe in it). Harry's position is also pretty strange; here we have a kid who is superficially normal but incredibly stubborn and also more than normally in touch with his sense of morality. Both believable positions for the canon characters, and I'd say pretty hard to hold both positions in mind at the same time. (I would almost suspect that you'd write each characters points separately, then see how it goes putting them into dialogue.)
| tinkita chapter 22 . 3/27/2011
Fantastic story! I love it, you are a truely talented author.
| Cadeyrn Lux chapter 22 . 3/24/2011
I sincerely love this story. It's brilliant and makes perfect sense.
| Ottawa gal chapter 22 . 1/15/2011
wow, lovely story! well done!
| Ottawa gal chapter 1 . 1/14/2011
nice beginning chapter : )
| Murkatroyd chapter 22 . 1/8/2011
Without a doubt, this is one of the most powerful stories I've ever read on this site. I mean that seriously. Your portrayal of Harry and the people around him, and that he both ties in with his canon counterpart and yet does not, is incredible. I'll admit that I was half-expecting him to end up with Luna by the end of the story, as there was all kinds of further build-up to their already strong relationship, and I was especially impressed with your portrayal of the goblins. I look forward to reading your sequel.
| Tenages chapter 1 . 1/3/2011
I thought your story was a little contrived and ridiculous. I also think you have a sadly distorted view of what an individual owes society, and a twisted ethical system where the individual owes everything to the state (no matter how bad, immoral or twisted said state is). The idea that after defeating Voldemort and spending his life as their whipping boy Harry is ethically obligated to put aside his own desires for the sake of England is preposterous.
Not only that, your story contradicts your profile to the extent that you are either retarded or a hypocrite. You say,
"I wrote a post-OotP trilogy, then the most recent two. I liked books 1-4 quite a bit, but felt that 5-7 were less good in that the plots were too forced and Harry was put through all kinds of difficulty for the sake of making him suffer, whether it made sense or not."
What exactly do you think this story was? The plot is more forced than anything JKR wrote, and Harry suffers more for less purpose than in any of her stories.
Your a terribad hack, and a hypocritical one at that.
| VampirLea chapter 22 . 12/24/2010
I read your story for the past few days and just finished a few minutes ago. I don't know what time it would be wherever you are from but here it is 5.11 a.m. Normally this is not a time where I am up, less likely reading, especially, if I have to get up soon but your story was so fascinating to read that I made an exception. It took me long enough to read it since your chapters are a bit long if you are not that fast at reading English, I sometimes needed an hour for one but it was a good exercise for my English. In my opinion, there is nothing you could really do better, beside correcting a few faults, in the chapter where Kingsleys memories were shown, one time it was his father not his grandfather and I think there was one time you switched names from, I think Harry, to Ron but all those faults are easily overlooked when looked at the context. I will read the sequel the next few days and hope it is as good as this one, hopefully even better.
| Niwaki chapter 22 . 10/18/2010
nice I really enjoyed this thank you so much. Your wizarding-japan was original and detailed while keeping with tradition that are typical of the japanese country. I really really loved this and I hope you know I will continue reading the segueel and that if it isn't finished I'm rooting for the continueing of it.
one thing, Teddy. he wasn't mentioned after the first chapters, and I find it, personally, inlikely that Harry wouldn't mention him in the dedicates. I only thought of it in the dedicates to the book, so it's not like he's really missing in the story. it just didn't seem right that Harry would mention Remus and Sirius but not Teddy, now that I think about it's weird that Harry didn't think about Teddy when he tried to seperate the Auror Leaders Test from reality. but again it wasn't something I thought about then so it's not really important
keep up the good work. gambatte!