|Reviews for Splendor|
| Drollittle chapter 18 . 1/19
I love your exploration of Susan’s feelings.
| Drollittle chapter 10 . 1/19
Ooh, this chapter about Lune and Jadis is great. I wonder what Lune’s first impression of the Pevensies would be.
| Drollittle chapter 6 . 1/19
I’ve read several little fanfic fights between Cor and Corin, and most of them are entertaining, but I like this one a lot, especially the “because you can’t fight with words” bit.
| gossamerglow1 chapter 18 . 10/11/2015
Hi KC, I've been gone for a long time and lost my old password, but: this is mesmerizing. Beautiful job.
| meldahlie chapter 18 . 10/10/2015
It looks like... It sounds like... It writes like... Yes! It's an Old Narnian! My friend, if you are going to do sneaky things like this, posting wonderful new chapters to long-standing fics on Thursdays so I don't even see them for two days, I shall just have to put a Follow on you! Ah, and looking at your reviews, it seems I'm not the only one who is GLAD to see you back on FFN! :)
Now for the story! One - it's lovely, giving a sort of bitter-sweet ache ending in heart-rending happiness. Two - I really like the way you've drawn out the "Sola gracilis" of Susan's redemption, both in the action and the Biblical quotes.
Favourite line: erm, I'm afraid it's the last one!
| WillowDryad chapter 18 . 10/8/2015
This is just heartbreakingly lovely and profound.
| MCH chapter 18 . 10/8/2015
Oh great a chapter about Susan and how she slowly sorted herself out and finally started her journey back to Aslan.
Love the parts about Thomas, Mary ect, the way you wrote to show the unbelieving Susan become the believer again is good. Looking forwards to more.
| Laura Andrews chapter 9 . 10/8/2015
I loved 'Spurs' so much! Cor and Aravis are a lovely couple; it's always made me chuckle when I read Lewis' description of their relationship and the reason they got married. HHB is also possibly my favorite of the series; and so little fanfic is written about the characters from it (yes, I'm guilty too; I've never written one either). Anyways, I really liked this because it showed how their relationship could work, and their love remain strong, in spite of the constant arguing and making up. They are both very much alike in some ways, and that's what makes the sparks fly I think :D
| foreverkneeld chapter 18 . 10/8/2015
MOLLY this HURT but the good kind of hurt, like the ache in your muscles after a long day of hard manual labour, or like falling again into a arms of someone you've not seen in years but love fiercely nonetheless. IT HURT, AND NOT LEAST BECAUSE IT MADE ME MISS YOU AND NARNIA AND WHAT USED TO BE IN REAL AND VISCERAL WAYS. All my love, always.
| Laura Andrews chapter 18 . 10/8/2015
This was lovely!
I also did a different take on Susan, which I think is desperately needed (not least because I don't believe that salvation can be lost).
I love the descriptive language in this: 'stars adorning the robe of the night'; 'alive, quivering, sharp daggers that hurt but like old wounds being cleansed'.
I really like this part: 'They think she has abandoned Narnia. She sees it as a way of preserving what sanity she has left.' This fits so well with Susan's character. She's a terribly practical person; she lives in the moment and plans for the future. When elements of her life start to seemingly clash, or things seem illogical, it's really tough for her because she very much believes in what she can see and touch and feel, but not so much in intangible things (such as memories, even). I love the term 'cognitive dissonance', and you brought it out really well, as well as her slow struggle and turning, and at last, her joy when she finds God and is forgiven. Great job!
| Sophia the Scribe chapter 18 . 10/8/2015
Wow, this is a beautiful imagining of Susan after the train crash. I've always considered the consequences of her Having Seen the (equivalent of) the death and resurrection of Jesus with her own eyes, and you made lovely use of that in this story. Good job; keep writing!
Sophia the Scribe
| Jesus' girl 4ever chapter 18 . 10/8/2015
Oh, wow. Love this!
| Fierce Queen chapter 18 . 10/8/2015
Long time no see, dear Caspian! And you've brought along a lovely story!
You did a wonderful job at describing Susan's struggle and distress. I know I get so caught up in the world that I feel that longing she does. Brilliant connections with Holy Scripture! I never quite made those connections, with the exception of Mary weeping at the foot of the cross.
I like how Susan initially approaches faith with a critical eye - it shows just how weak her soul is. The gradual opening up and acceptance of faith is very realistic, and it makes her embrace of it worth rejoicing!
Wonderful job, sir!
May Aslan's blessings be upon you,
| meldahlie chapter 12 . 12/19/2014
THAT IS BRILLIANT
| meldahlie chapter 11 . 12/19/2014
Kipling, Carroll, the Bastables... have you read my entire bookcase?!