|Reviews for Rodger and Eleanor|
| Art Counterclockwise chapter 37 . 7/21
Yes, the past scenes are amazing! Really heart-warming story!
| Art Counterclockwise chapter 38 . 7/20
I like the idea of Marian and Robin’s daughter and Guy and Meg’s son marrying in the end of this story. It is a logical and nice conclusion of a well written and interesting story. Marian’s last conversation with Guy in the church is a nice thing for Marian/Guy shippers, I think, and it made me smile. Eleanor and Roger struggled but they found their happy end, well deserved happy end. I enjoyed this story very much.
Guy and Robin have really become friends, though I would say that you kind of idealize their friendship, IMHO. In Friend, they really grew to like and respect each other, and there was friendship between them. But in this story… they become like brothers. Maybe it is possible but I somehow feel it weird because Guy tried to kill Robin so hard and always failed and he killed many of Robin’s friends… Well just my opinion…
Thank you that Allan is alive. His death in the series was pointless because it served no purpose except making Robin and the outlaws feel guilty of his death. Good that Allan is alive and has lived a good life he deserves.
Great story! Thank you!
| Art Counterclockwise chapter 1 . 6/19
Finally, I found time to read your other stories, manxcatmom!
Loved this chapter so much. I'm glad that Guy has a son and Robin has a daughter. I'm off to the next chapter.
| Lil'SkinnyKate chapter 38 . 5/3/2014
A wonderful story, from beginning to the end! Lovely and congratulations of finishing! :D
| Farani chapter 38 . 4/14/2014
eine wunderschöne Geschichte und ein wunderschönes Ende . Super gemacht .
| MargretThornton chapter 38 . 4/14/2014
So you finally brought this story to its conclusion and to a very satisfying and lovely one. Rodger and Eleanor managed what their parents could not, they became a happy couple after some serious struggling and fighting. Of course their preconditions have been much better than the ones for Marian and Guy. So I liked this very special moment you gave to Marian and Guy during the church ceremony and I really like the idea of having them grandchildren together. And of course making Guy and Robin sharing grandchildren, so they "cant escape another". Thats one of the most interesting and impressing issues throughout your three stories, seeing Guy and Robin becoming real friends since the day they defeated Prince John together in the dungeons of Notthingham castle. So I love your flasback on the time they were held captive by PJ very much. The way they stood together, shared their desparation and were able to support each other, you described this in a very convincing way.
As I told you before, your were the first author who made me believe in the possibility for the Guy/Meg pairing. To be honest, if I had to choose I would always prefer Guy/Marian, but I like the imagination of Guy finding unconditionelly love without sharing a hurtful history. I think this is something he needed and craved for a very long time. And Meg could give this to him. I am not sure if there had been a chance for their relationship, if Marian had been death in your story, because I think Guy would have been to lost in grief and desparation ( even if you made Vaisey "kill" Marian) to pick up another chance for love. But you handled this very well in your stories by giving Guy, Marian and Robin an opportunity to find happiness and love and to built up real friendship. And Meg, the woman
( or the girl) who hated man above erverything else, seeing ending up madly in love with Guy of Gisborne is just so..., I dont know, it simply makes me smile.
Another issue I appreciate very much in your stories, especially in this one, is you make Guy having to deal with his crimes from the past and to work out for himself and his loved ones, what this does mean for him but also for family and friends. I liked the relevant chapters, seeing him struggling and dealing with this, very much. You handled this difficult matter very well, believable and thoughtful.
So I would like to give you a very big THANK YOU for sharing this simply beautiful story ( and your other stories of course ) with us. I started reading them pretty soon after I discovered the RH universe for myself, so I got influenced by your ideas and imaginations and for that I am grateful, because you have a very thoughtful perspective to this and you opened my mind for thinking about Guy and Meg.
So, be assured I will check out your profil to learn about your new projects. Thank you for all your hard work !
Oh and also thank you for making Allan survive. I think he is an very important side-kick in the series and in your story as well. I always hated the way he came to death.
| jadey36 chapter 38 . 4/13/2014
Beautiful final chapter, Manxcatmom. Just delightful. I savoured every word of it and couldn't possibly pick my favourite part because I loved it from beginning to end.
Good luck with your new writing projects, whatever they may be.
| LadyKate1 chapter 38 . 4/13/2014
Aw, that was a lovely ending! I really appreciate how many themes from the show you worked in: Eleanor's pique at Rodger's departure for training explicitly parallels Marian's anger about Robin leaving for the Holy Land, and there's a mention of the Robin/Marian/Guy triangle and another moment of connection between Guy and Marian... plus a last nod to Vaisey. My favorite parts, though, were the conversations between Robin and Guy with all the mutual ribbing. Friends forever indeed... "... and may God help us!" Also, great gibe from Robin about Guy's acquired sense of humor.
A very satisfying read! Thank you, and good luck with your new ventures!
| Nick chapter 38 . 4/13/2014
Amazing amazing story. Are you going to continue to write robin hood fics or something different
| MerlinWizardPurr chapter 38 . 4/13/2014
Oh, Manxcatmom, these last two chapters were absolutely beautiful, such a wonderful way to wrap things up, giving everyone the probability of 'happily ever after'! Now, everything leading up to these chapters was also brilliant, but you really earned a gold medal for the finale. And of course Tuck had to perform the wedding ceremony for Rodger and Eleanor, anything else would have been, well, wrong.
I can't thank you enough for your RH series. I enjoyed them all so much, and now you finish it all with crowning glory. I needed something like this right now, it really makes me relax and even smile a bit. My Gypsy Grey Paws looks on this with a satisfied, comfortable, eyes-half-open glance and a loud purr. Good luck with your new projects, whatever universe you place them in (any chance of it being a universe of your own creation?)
| Witty Lady chapter 38 . 4/13/2014
Very beautiful story! I loved every part! ;)
| Ghanaperu chapter 38 . 4/13/2014
It's over :( this was a really good story, though - really well written. I've had fun following along with Rodger and Eleanor as their story unfolded. Thanks for sharing your characters with us!
| LadyKate1 chapter 37 . 3/4/2014
Finally getting around to reviewing this chapter! Wow, lots of development here. You did a great job writing action with the scenes of the fire and the firefighting - I could see it happen! Really like the way you wrapped up the storyline with Peter and Rowan, especially Guy's gruff response to Rowan's thanks. It's very much in character. Also loved Allan's lines about Guy's heroics; I could really hear the characters' voices here!
And yay, the kiss and the marriage proposal! Looking forward to the next chapter but kind of sorry this story is over! Can we induce you to write more? ;-)
| Guest chapter 37 . 2/22/2014
Oh can't wait to hear the ending! Please update soon! Love this!
| Guest chapter 37 . 2/6/2014
I'm so grateful to have found your story! I have read the previous stories leading up to this one and couldn't put it down.
I never did like Gisbourne - but your writing has allowed me to. Thank you! Sad this is coming to and end but thankful I have been able to enjoy the ride.