|Reviews for Cartography|
| HeavensScribe chapter 2 . 2/6
I don't usually review in the middle of stories, but I really, really liked this chapter. I adore the interactions between Alistair and Elissa even though they're so heartbreaking. Also, Teagan! How adorable he is even if a little awkward. And now I endeavor to continue reading your fantastic trilogy!
| Lessandra chapter 32 . 12/5/2011
This is the best work of literature I have read all year. Probably the best fanfiction I have read at all, and definitely surpassing in its skill many published books I've purchased.
Your language is so incredible. The way you're writing makes me long for this world, for these characters. Every word is impeccable and precise and like a little perfection in itself. Every chapter is a song.
The emotions you capture are beautiful. All the subtle hints that were leading to this finale, with such a painful excruciating slowness. I was crying with frustration over Chapter 26, because they came so close to finally resolving this tight knot of emotions and again, nothing! And it was just heartbreaking how with knowing each other so well they still didn't see the most important part. It was pure torture! And I loved it! I loved every second you prolonged it, because nothing conveys a love story with more beauty than a trial of time. They start off as enemies, similar in many ways and becoming understanding of each other as their friendship grows, but they are still so mismatched, and there is the age difference, and many other obstacles, and I love how you've worked to overcome those, to make them fall in love and make us all believe in the reality of this, because in the end they are two halves of one thing, and I cannot imagine them without each other.
And, of course, I bow to the captivating plot you've woven here, involving all the Orlesians and the Warden business and the slight hints the game gave us. I'm tingling with anticipation as I write this, eager to begin reading the 3rd part.
But even the 2nd part alone was a wonderful journey, and I thank you for it.
| lynn-writer chapter 8 . 11/28/2011
Dammit! You made me cry with this chapter.
Very well written though
| Merithea chapter 22 . 5/28/2011
I'm reading this story and have the third one open, but the third one seems unfinished...? Will you be finishing it? :D
| naomis8329 chapter 32 . 5/25/2011
What an amazing story. Loved it to pieces. When's the next series going to start?
Poor Elissa, what a mess lol. She'll rise to the occasion and those of her companions (old and new) who are able will assist her I'm sure as this is a threat that will overtake all of Thedas not just Orlais or Fereldan.
I look forward to the sequel and thank you for sharing your work with me.
| Herebedragons66 chapter 32 . 3/27/2011
Thank you so much for this wonderful story! I enjoyed this so much - it had me on the edge of my seat, and near tears, and the romance is SO incredibly well-written (as is the smut). Great characterizations, and everything works perfectly with the game canon (and oh how I wish I really could have had Loghain as a companion in "Awakening"). Really, really well done.
| NuitNuit chapter 32 . 12/22/2010
Very intriguing epilogue. What do you have plotted in that mind of yours? :)
| NuitNuit chapter 31 . 12/22/2010
So tragically lovely. Really, just..guh. I love it.
| NuitNuit chapter 30 . 12/22/2010
Not to sound like a broken record but the the anger Elissa feels? Perfect (I need to use a thesaurus for reviews or something). Great follow up to the last chapter.
| NuitNuit chapter 29 . 12/22/2010
One good thing about not having read this when it was first published, I didn't have to wait for sexy times. The end of the chapter, the repetition in 3's ("They find each other in the"), this is a particular weakness of mine and a way of writing that I just love. It just so added to the scene we all knew was coming. Love it!
| NuitNuit chapter 28 . 12/22/2010
I have to say the favorite part of this chapter for me was the bit at the end with Nathaniel. Shocker, I know. You've captured him perfectly in my mind and how he would react at that stage of things with Elissa. And her answer to his question? Perfect.
| NuitNuit chapter 27 . 12/22/2010
So, I held fic hostage while my muse was off on vacation. That meant not reading well.. THIS. I'm glad my muse came back because, lady, I loved it. The duel was so exquisitely written and I loved Loghain's thoughts during it. He really does seem to have very specific tastes, no?
| BlueMuirin chapter 32 . 12/17/2010
Thanks for this wonderful story. You kept this reader engrossed from beginning to end. The evolution of the relationship between Elissa and Loghain was especially well done.
| Melismo chapter 4 . 9/16/2010
I'm finally starting to read your story now that you've finished it. (I couldn't bear to subject myself to starting it then waiting anxiously for updates). Anyway, I very much enjoyed this chapter and love the way you're building up their relationship. Also, Loghain's hatred of Orlais is humorous (to me, at least).
Elissa seems very real. How do you do that?
| Costin chapter 32 . 9/13/2010
The Architect is responsible for this? Or is there something more at work here?