|Reviews for Talespinner|
| DazzlingEnd chapter 25 . 12/20/2014
That was such a beautiful story. From the first chapter all the way to this one, your writing is eloquent and charming. Your characterizations of both Sarah and Jareth are spot on, and the side characters (Laurel etc) were a lot of fun to read about. I know it's been a few years since 2011, but I sincerely hope you read this. This story is one of the better Labyrinth fics I've ever read, so really good work!
| Guest chapter 25 . 12/14/2014
it s GORGEOUS. Thank you!
| Accursed Editor chapter 25 . 12/2/2014
This story is entrancing and captivating as the Labyrinth.
"Green dress, check. Now off to meet the faeries" One does think of adding an impetuous comma here (after off), but it would change the meaning quite a bit.
I was surprised that Yerascaltidryx (tsk, Sarah, not remembering their whole names is poor form for you, is it not? Though, I confess I had to look it up) does nothing when helping in Ch. 11, but I suppose she had been commanded by the Goblin King. And, of course, you are not one to leave the tension wholly missing, but to retreat into the mists like the will-o'-the-wisps. Reminds me of Laurel a trifle; I expect it's intended.
Fair play for the fair folk.
I'm curious. Are the Strahd books worth reading, or others of Ravenloft? Though I understand it is a bit more difficult to lay hands on them now.
Déjà vu all over again.
"Okay, it's 4AM; my ass (and the rest of me) is going to bed. " It's 4 AM, and I continue reading.
Corrections offered without malice. Your writing is very sound.
ch. 7: " she looked back into the isles for a moment," aisles
ch. 21 "summersault" I believe the correct form is somersault.
| Tamha chapter 25 . 9/20/2014
This was an amazing piece, one that I've been meaning to read for some time, actually. I'm not sure when, but I stumbled across one of the mid chapters at one point, but forgot to save the link to the first.
| Diana chapter 11 . 6/30/2014
Congrats on your exams. I do so like when authors don't only strictly stick with the span of their story, but also show a piece their personality. I imagine Yera very lovely. Very briefly, but still, you have created a very interesting character.
| Diana chapter 10 . 6/30/2014
Loved the chapter! How did the exams go?
| Diana chapter 8 . 6/30/2014
This chapter felt short although it isn't. I am so lucky to have found this fic when completed. Off to next chapter.
| Diana chapter 7 . 6/30/2014
Awesome chapter! The story is getting more interesting with every sentence. I love your descriptive language. You are a tale spinner youself and a writing artist at that matter. I take great delight in reading your fic. Lovely!
| Diana chapter 2 . 6/26/2014
Love the idea of the crystal bringing back Sarah's dreams!
| Diana chapter 1 . 6/26/2014
It must be awful to have unsupporting parrents.
For a moment i imagined having a crystal ball and an owl feather of my own. Perhaps that's accomplishable.
Awesome chapter! Got me hooked for the story.
| Minirowan chapter 25 . 5/16/2014
My goodness was this a great story! It was complex and offered a whole new view into the Underground and Fae culture.
I do wonder when Jareth began to love Sarah. Did he simply target her years ago because she had the potential to become an anchor? He may have only been complying to her wish, but I doubt he had to personally oversee her progress the way he did.
I find Sarah to be very clever to keep up with Jareth and his machinations. I suppose reading and writing stories about Fae helped a lot; one has to understand the source material in order to properly represent it. Jareth was also very well portrayed; powerful and arrogant and domineering. He didn't lose any of that even when he admitted his lover for Sarah.
| Lilly chapter 25 . 4/28/2014
Thank you for an wonderful, romantic, fascinating, humorous and brilliant story! It was so much fun reading, I'm so glad I found this gem. You did a great job, Jareth and Sarah are very well carved out. Keep on writing, I'd love to read more. :)
| PrettyWithAPistol chapter 25 . 1/28/2014
This was so beautifully written. My heart aches with equal parts joy and slight melancholy (joy in finding such a precious gem, and some small sorrow that it has come to an end). Without giving away any spoilers, I will say that you have an immense talent not only for writing, but capturing moments brimming with life, vivid imagery, creativity, and profound emotion—a true Tale-spinner yourself. Were I to critique anything, it would be the occasional missing commas and, at times, convoluted descriptions and transitions. That aside, the tale is marvelous and I am incredibly moved and inspired. I particularly loved how not every mystery was unraveled, nor every incident and expression explained. It lent an enigmatic quality that is wholly fitting for a tale of magic both terrifying and magnificent. The moments of comic relief, coupled with the "human element", were well crafted and much appreciated. You should seriously consider fine-tuning your remarkable gift and continue writing in more professional terms. That aside, I wish you the best in all you pursue, and I thank you for sharing such a marvelous tale. — Alex
| Lillian chapter 25 . 12/5/2013
You are an amazing wonderful person. This is one of the few stories that hasn't left me with a sense of great loss when I finished it. It gives me hope for my dreams and fills me with joy. I am going to share it with a friend of mine who needs some magic and love in her life. Thank you so much. You have truly done a great thing with this story. Please, keep writing and sharing your gift!
P.S. I got here from Paisley Rose's page.
| FrancesOsgood chapter 25 . 11/1/2013
Oh, this was excellent! I'm glad you have it posted here in its entirety. I started reading it on AO3 and was sorely disappointed that it was unfinished there. Wonderful story, excellent characterizations and beautiful imagery! I loved it from start to finish!