|Reviews for Love and Levirate|
| Souplog chapter 10 . 1/24
This was wonderful. Thanks for writing it.
| Bert8813 chapter 10 . 1/6
Beautiful story. I love how Alistair is so sweet and Anora is tough as nails but they come together.
| dominicgrim chapter 1 . 1/5
just found this, I like it :)
| Ceinwen chapter 10 . 12/22/2013
pretty cool, I liked it overall. the only thing I didn't like that much that Alistair seemed a little TOO dumb. ha ha but he was cute too, as always
| Unsetting Sun chapter 10 . 8/25/2013
This was a fantastic story. While Anora and Alistair were undeniably the stars of the show with their excellent characterizations and interactions, I also very much enjoyed all the references to the game, from the major choices the Warden had to make, to Alistair and his rose, or how Anora greets Oghren with a "Charmed, I'm sure", which is the line a female warden greets you with in the character creation screen. I don't know if the last one was intentional (the same goes for Alistair's "Yeeees" at the end of chapter 7, which I automatically read in the hilariously creepy way he sometimes says that when you select him in the game), but it got a chuckle out of me anyway.
Also many kudos for taking the time to develop Anora and Alistair's relationship with each other. It's the subtlety of their growing fondness for each other that makes it work so well. That said, I have to admit that I liked chapter 8 the best, when Anora's feelings for Alistair become (*ahem*) 'a little' more obvious, not to mention that her tipsy personality is hilarious. She really should get drunk more often.
| Shadowhawke chapter 10 . 7/15/2013
Wow. Just wow. I love how you unfolded the character so richly and realistically, this was a love story that really felt hard fought and won for. Thank you for sharing.
| LadyKryptonite chapter 10 . 4/22/2013
Uhg, I hated Anora in the game but now I've fallen in love. This is going to make playing a very conflicting experience.
Bravo, this was excellent.
| N chapter 10 . 4/19/2013
Oh, wow. I'm never quite sure how I feel about Anora/Alistair (or Anora, really), but this fic has thoroughly convinced me that it could work out. I love it when that happens.
| KaiserOrc chapter 10 . 12/27/2012
Absoloutly loved the story, thought it was very interesting. Continue, to write you do and exquisite job!
| eatenbydragons chapter 10 . 7/20/2012
...Captain Thunderhoves? Yeah, that sounds exactly like Alistair. I have to say, I love your Alistair. He was really adorable in this fic, especially because he was lacking a lot of the angst I see in most post Origins fics. The first chapter and when he gave Anora the rose were my favorites.
Thank you for writing this.
| timunderwood9 chapter 5 . 4/21/2012
Seriously, it could be a non Orlesian. A Navarran, or an Antivan, or someone from the Free Marches, or if they were able to send a treasurer from the Anderfels they could have sent a commander from there. That there was an Orlesian commander probably was an intentional insult on the part of the First Warden and stupid on the part of the First Warden and an argument that Anora doesn't take the Grey Wardens terribly seriously at this point.
Which absolutely doesn't make any sense whatsoever as they were just handed an arldom.
I suppose it is theoretically possible they'd be okay with an Orlesian commander, but still. It perhaps was a mistake on the part of the game designers. Or simply an example of how the Orlesians have far more influence with the Warden's leadership than Ferelden does.
Also my thinking on this has been deeply contaminated by just reading my first two lengthy DA stories where the author seems to be of the opinion that the very low level of help for Ferelden from non Ferelden wardens was due to a conspiracy with Orlais which hoped to either bargain for getting an army sent in before helping/ hoped that Ferelden would be wiped out by the Blight and thus be easy to colonize with good Orlesians after they'd defeated the Blight.
| Suilven chapter 10 . 3/9/2012
*mumbles incoherently, garbles words*
I loved this. Anora was so delightfully prickly, droll and hilarious. Alistair was fumbling, frequently saying the worst possible thing, and yet grieving and so very human. I just don't even have words to express how much I adored this story. Thank you so much for writing this.
| Epiphany sola Gratia chapter 10 . 2/1/2012
I like the way you ended it:
"I don't love you, though," she said, into his chest. Anora pulled away slightly and lifted her chin. "Just so we're clear."
Alistair nodded. "Crystal," he said. His eyes fell to her stomach, contemplating its mysteries, before returning to her face. He gave her another quick kiss, grinned and added, "I'm not that fond of you, myself."'
That sums up the relationship perfectly!
| Epiphany sola Gratia chapter 8 . 2/1/2012
This chapter was priceless. I have been enjoying this story up to this point, but I absolutely love this chapter. It was a nice touch adding in Wilhelm's Special Brew as the catalyst.
Tipsy Anora is wonderful and you write her so well so that it is a process and not sudden.
The scene between her and Alistair at the end is also very well done and sweet.
| Rose Tinted Contact Lenses chapter 10 . 1/27/2012
I always suspected that there was more to Anora than we were really shown in the game (I made a few guesses) - this has both made me thankful I didn't assume too much about the character (wonderfully) and proven that idea right. Lovely characterization here, and I find myself sad upon reaching the conclusion.