|Reviews for Sunsets On Nettle Hill|
| xXMoonlitSorrowsXx chapter 14 . 2/25
I like this story. Never read a Septimus/OC before and I'm enjoying it so far. I know its been a long while since you've last updated but please don't give up on this story.
| It's-A-Passion chapter 14 . 2/6
First off, I absolutely adore what you've done with this story! Honestly, I loved reading every single word of it and I'm so happy I stumbled across it, purely by chance. Admittedly, I had it open in a tab on my laptop for days before I actually got around to reading it, but it was straight after a bunch of other stories that hadn't really got my attention - so I was happy when I finally found one that did. I was so excited to read more that I stayed up as late as my eyes could handle to read more of it, and was disappointed to find there weren't more chapters!
Second, your writing is wonderful - I love that it isn't overloaded with detail, nor is it so sparse in detail that I have no clue what's happening or where they are - I think you've struck a perfect balance between the two so that it's fast paced and action-packed and absolutely so much fun to read. I think you've captured the setting of the movie perfectly.
Third, Emmeline. I love her. She's awesome. But mostly, I love that's she's believable - I love that she reacts to things in a way that isn't like she's perfect, and is instead human. I like that she's so stubborn and headstrong, and isn't afraid to fight with her father when she's wrong. But the most telling thing that makes her so great and believable and understandable, I think, is the way she reacts to Arnyd - the way that, even though she's clearly fantastic with a sword (which is also so cool, by the way) and is tough and strong and all that, when she sees Arnyd, it brings her back to five years ago when she wasn't so awesome with a sword. Where she's afraid of him, and guilty all at the same time. Particularly the guilt - even though it makes no sense for her to feel that way, it also does, in a way. So yeah, I think Em is pretty cool. :)
Fourth, Septimus. I think the way you've written him is fantastic. He doesn't shy away from things he's done, and he most certainly keeps his badass, "Dark Prince" side, but we also get to see a slightly softer side to him when he's with Em, that makes complete sense from the way you've written. And it's not done awfully either, like with some stories where it's done in a way that doesn't make sense because the evil character is all of a sudden being a softie. The build up to it in your story is perfect and makes sense, and I loved reading it! I adore reading the interactions between Septimus and Em, and the way they tease each other, and how she gives retorts even though he's a prince.
In the beginning, their burgeoning friendship (which was really more respect for each other's skills at swordplay than anything else) made sense, and now the start of a deeper, more emotional relationship is perfect!
Fifth, the other characters. I love Neal and Merrin. They're so amusing to read, and i'm really glad Neal's gotten a more prominent role lately. I love how Merrin is all gossipy and interested in Em's relationship with Septimus, even if she's not entirely sure about him. I think all the other characters are great as well, with clearly defined personalities and ways of speaking that you keep consistent through the chapters.
Sixth, the plot. I love that this isn't set through the movie. I love that it's set before the movie, where we can see more of Septimus before all that. I think it's a fantastically different path you've taken, and I adore what you've done with it.
I can't wait to read more, and I hope you update soon! Keep up the great work! :D
| 440girl chapter 14 . 9/15/2013
So... You should finish this! Stardust is one of my favorite movies!
| hyacinth26 chapter 14 . 5/5/2013
I rewatched Stardust recently, and was pleasantly surprised to find such a well-written fic about Septimus. I've enjoyed reading what you have posted. I certainly hope you feel inspired to return to it again. Cheers!
| Poptate chapter 14 . 5/3/2013
Just stumbled across this story. It is brilliant. I loved Septimus and this story truly does him justice, I think. Can't wait to read more. If you ever get a chance to update, I would love to read it.
| Ceville chapter 14 . 4/30/2013
I am LOVING this story. It's just.. I can't even put it into words.
There are too many feels, and I just adore it, and I really, REALLY wanna know what happens next.
Please update soon! :3
| Marilyn chapter 14 . 3/21/2013
I have enjoyed reading about Septimus/Emmeline immensley, but I didn't realize that this fan fic is incomplete. I was so looking foward to seeing what happens in the story. Will you be finishing it? I'm crossing my fingers that your answer will be yes.
| ThatNerdyGirl11 chapter 4 . 3/3/2013
I really liked the scene with all 4 brothers you should do more of them. Very entertaing. ;)
| TheatreJunkieJess chapter 14 . 2/19/2013
You must continue this story, It's been so long since I've found myself taken by good writing. Keep up the good work, I am in love with this story. "The only lady I dance with keeps a sword in her hand." favorite quote yet :)
| TheatreJunkieJess chapter 1 . 2/18/2013
I already love this! You write Septimus beautifully, I look forward to the rest of your story. Oh and on a side note, WONDERFUL name for his black horse, Wraith!
| Kovy- Closet Romantic chapter 14 . 1/29/2013
This is amazing!
| Avid reader chapter 14 . 1/14/2013
couldn't pass the opportunity to say thank you! This is a wonderful fanfic in my opinion, and I enjoyed every minute of reading it.
I saw Stardust a couple of years ago and really liked Septimus character despite him being a big bad villian (obviously, Mark Strong tends to make bad guys much more ...err... interesting), so it was a real pleasure to see your (very enthralling) side of his story. It's such a shame that this story is left unfinished... I hope that one day you will go on with it, and give Septimus his now well-deserved happy ending instead of the original one- personally I'll be waiting for it.
I wish you lots of inspiration!
| CapitaineHook chapter 3 . 12/27/2012
I think 'flesh and bone' would sound much nicer than 'blood and bone'.
| Remy chapter 14 . 10/28/2012
Awesome story! I just read it all at one shot. Please tell me, that you will carry on. (Sorry for English, not my language..) :D
| jjrw1998 chapter 14 . 10/28/2012
UPDATE! This is an epic tale, and i lvoe it! :)