|Reviews for Lesser Evils|
| Sacide Darkpath chapter 12 . 10/30/2013
I doubt that this review will ever be read, but I'd like to say how much an impact your writing has had on me. This story, coupled with it's "prequel" Hell For The Company has been one of my alltime favourites in the entirety of .
I cannot express the times I have reread it and I can say, the chemistry between all the characters is great. If there's one thing I'm looking forward to, It's Nerothos' appearance. No doubt he'll make things exceedingly worse for our poor warlock star.
Your style of writing is, if this makes sense, addictive. It flows so nicely and I don't think I've even been able to spot a single error. Hats off to you!
My only critism is that I wished our dreadlord would pop up already. Haha, okay, so that isn't really a critisim. I'm willing to sit and wait for the next chapter and I was so estactic to hear that you're coming back to it after that hiatus. I'm waiting on the edge of my seat!
| Fallarin chapter 12 . 9/24/2013
You're back! You're back! That's definitely worth saying twice, at least, for a number of reasons. One of them is serendipitous; this morning, I was struggling through a hellish, chick-lit sludge of a book by Cathy Lamb for a book club discussion. I finally gave up after a few chapters, flung the thing aside, and decided to check my email. What did I find but an update from you. I dived in immediately, and it was such an immense relief to once again discover your effortless prose, imaginative metaphors ("Too many reasons, twisted and blended together like drops of dye in water," brilliant), and your envious ability to avoid sentimentality while still making your characters' thoughts and dialogue sensitive and self-recriminatory. You are an incredibly perceptive writer. After reading some of the tripe that actually gets published these days, I am more pleased than ever to have discovered you here.
On to the chapter. There is so much interesting interaction here, on a lot of different levels. As always, you provide levity with witty dialogue and good comedic pacing, as in the bits with Callista and Ander, and even Callista and Wynda (although that is slightly more admonitory in tone). And, as always, even the levity is thoughtfully and properly darkened by Callista's continual internal dialogue. One of my favorite parts of this chapter happens during Aren's point of view, when he wishes that Callista would speak plainly. In some ways, she speaks more plainly than any other character. Only the reader knows just how much her frank, austere words are twisted on their way out of her wily brain. Now, though, it seems that Aren is aware of it too, which is an interesting dichotomy, given his clearly conflicting thoughts about Callista, and his obvious attraction to her. He is not quite as muddled as he appears, and his POV is a nice counterpoint to hers, with his simple, cleansing ritual of morning prayer. That is a nice touch.
More and more, I grow fascinated by Callista herself. You have created a person whose ethics are at best questionable in everything from her choice of profession to her motives in an otherwise simple conversation. She shows little ambivalence to anyone who knows her, and is clearly something of a mercenary personality, but she is not exactly lacking in altruism, even if she seems to be trying to convince herself otherwise. She is remarkably human and complex, and does not lack the courage of her convictions. Now that she, however reluctantly, has taken on the mantle of responsibility to this group, the story looks to get even better from here.
I'm so glad you've decided to finish it, and cannot wait for the next update. You might even inspire me to do something more with my own long-defunct account.
| Shinkicker chapter 12 . 9/21/2013
Holy crap. Long time no see.
Good to we an update! Though I'm struggling to remember the particulars though. But ultimately they're going to meet up with the Natherzim beneath Fellwood right?
Anyways! Tha is for posting.
| Guest chapter 12 . 9/20/2013
Yessssss! My precious! It's SO good to have you back. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it on my favs list. Loved the chapter and the news that next updates will me more frequent filled me with joy. Thanks ;)
| reality deviant chapter 12 . 9/19/2013
glad to have this back.
will you expand to calista's family? i think it would be interesting plot point later-family reunion ..
| Windle chapter 12 . 9/19/2013
I'm glad your back! Funny, I was just rereading Hell for the Company earlier today. Admittedly, I'm not much a fan of romance, but I still eagerly await what you have planned.
| Guest from7911 chapter 1 . 8/9/2013
Forever, Fry. 3
| Vegvisir chapter 1 . 4/1/2013
I swear, if you start updating this agai n imma make you sketchy fanart.
| Aodh chapter 11 . 3/9/2013
I hope you will continue this at some point in the future. It would be a shame not to.
As for commentary on the work itself, it still is brilliant and without any unseemly technical blemishes, even if it is far more languid than its precedessor, comparatively speaking.
I expect that this plot arc is supposed to be a transition between the actual event-dense part and set up.
Also, if that offer about pointing out skeevy romance is still valid, I'd like to use it.
The way Callista was characterized, she is an eminently reasonable person when threatened, and even if she doesn't exercise her predictive faculties often, when she does so, she can keep up with the best of them.
To use an analogy, the difference between her and a chessmaster would be like seeing ten moves ahead as opposed to a thousand.
When she engages in, as she put it, 'fits of altruism', or any sort of behaviour that doesn't put her and Tan first, everyone else second, feelings be damned, it had so far always been in situations where immediate death lurked just behind the corner, and she was running on fumes, fel magic and raw adrenaline.
Given this, and her behaviour to date, I find it out of character that she doesn't grind any sort of attachment to anyone on this expedition into dust, moreso because whoever is backing it has the twin advantages of information and initiative over her, especially so long as she stays with it.
I may be biased, I admit, but still - the description of fel magic she deals with have so far borne out the idea that she has years of experience with subjugating her emotions to her will and reason, all obtained with her life on the line.
Regular magic feels as good as any drug, while being just as addictive. Fel magic makes it look tame. Anyone who doesn't end up a burnout after using it for so long should be able to squash any feelings of vague attraction without effort, no matter how much they may not wish to.
Also, if you want a laugh, when I first read that scene with the blackmail, I expected her to pack her things and portal out of the kingdom of Azeroth before the night was out, rather than even entertaining the thought of honoring that man.
| Ero-kun chapter 11 . 12/4/2012
Superb quality, interesting plot and Warcraft. I love it, absolutely love it.
| Vegvisir chapter 11 . 11/26/2012
You live! This is wonderful news! Just had to pop by here after watching Prometheus, since all I could think of during the scenes with the "engineers" was "those aren't aliens, they're dreadlords!" Pretty good likeness.
Anyhow, super glad to see that you're back and that this fic might just be continued after all. It's so full of awesome it deserves it.
| Guest chapter 11 . 7/9/2012
I will wait forever, Fry.
| Windle chapter 11 . 4/17/2012
After rereading this amazing work, I feel I'm perfectly willing to cry, plead, and beg for your return.
| Hellborn Pheonix chapter 11 . 12/5/2011
I realize this story hasn't had any updates in a long time- but I've been thinking about it a LOT recently. I miss your writing style, and the way you tell stories- as well as your lock and dreadlord.
Do you have any plans on continuing this in the future?
| srsly chapter 11 . 2/15/2011
So... Is there an update coming anytime soon? I really miss reading this, please say you haven't abandoned your story! (!)