Reviews for Fortunate Son
naomis8329 chapter 1 . 4/21/2012
I've always thought of Isolde as a shrew, a jealous woman wanting to be the centre of everyone's attention. You have shown her in a completely different light and its one I can actually believe in.

I can believe she did actually love Alistair, can believe in the terror she felt for her father and the way in which he would destroy everything around her because of his wrath at her. Why she didn't confide in Eamon and/or Teagan is beyond me as things could've been so much different for her and Alistair.

Such a shame as she deserved love and happiness especially after what happened with Conor.

Thank you for giving me something to think about

Naomi xxx
OuyangDan chapter 1 . 12/4/2011
Gah! I love everything about this. I love how Isolde's life is shaped by the men around her (not love, but I love the way you constructed it). I love the way you explain all of her seeming flaws, and give her more depth than just "that woman with the shrill voice and awful accent who was a monster".

I love the idea that she was cruel to Alistair out of fear for his life. I love the idea that she loved him like a child of her own, but that Isolde, because of the men who shaped her life, had to do desperate and fairly unseemly things.

This is gorgeous and tragic all at once.
JackOfBladesX chapter 1 . 11/19/2010
Wow...this is an interesting (possible) interpretation regarding Isolde's feelings toward Alistair.

Personally, i think she's much more selfish than you portray her, but it's a really interesting oneshot. The majority of the time that people portray Isolde, she's normally a complete b!tch.

You actually portrayed her in a pitiful, yet kinda state. I approve.
Enaid Aderyn chapter 1 . 10/8/2010
This is wonderfully done - humanizing, thought-provoking, and just bloody well-written. A history of physical and emotional abuse could indeed lead to the behaviors we see in Isolde. To my eye, it seems that it's not completely certain that her father really is alive anymore, but that his monstrosity may be living on solely in her damaged psyche - which is all the more tragic.

Thank you so much for writing this.
Eva Galana chapter 1 . 10/8/2010
An interesting, imaginative and well written explanation for why Isolde, a mother herself, could possibly treat another child with such disdain.
JessicaJones chapter 1 . 10/7/2010
Isolde would have daddy issues wouldn't she? No wonder she fell in love with a man twice her age. I like how crazy you made her, because she is. :)
DarkMage6 chapter 1 . 10/7/2010
Aww. That's so sad. -sniffles-
Sarah1281 chapter 1 . 10/7/2010
That is so sad! Poor Isolde. And I can't believe I'm actually saying that about something other than that huge mess with Jowan. You've managed to turn her naive-sounding codex entry about falling for the rebel into something heartbreaking that could have happened all too easily.
Gene Dark chapter 1 . 10/7/2010
Brilliant and tragic.
neaira.awakened chapter 1 . 10/7/2010