|Reviews for The Prisoner's Cipher|
| Guest chapter 9 . 2/14
Perfect example of why editors are important. Long, rambling paragraphs are not good writing.
| Ashutosh chapter 9 . 1/3
one of the greatest fanfics i've ever read.
You have a way with words,your plot is probably the most original while remaining in the Harry Potter universe, and you are a great storyteller
| Xxxcx chapter 9 . 12/23/2017
Um, hello. I doubt you'll be able to read this, author, and I'll try my best to keep this short ahaha.
This fic is ... awesome. Beautiful. In every sense of the word. It really pulled me out of my void, as strange as it may seem.
And I definitely felt this story. It was surreal, but real.
| Gregoron chapter 9 . 12/15/2017
Wow, i don't have words to describe how (good is not even the right word) different this was.
I spent most of the last two days reading this and it is truly fascinating.
I'm not quite sure how to even rate this.
(I really need a system for that, tho I think it would fail here anyway)
| LightningFuryStrike13 chapter 9 . 11/15/2017
Good Fucking GOD.
Good fucking job. I mean it. Good JOB
| wierdscience13 chapter 5 . 9/20/2017
What a strange story, Hermione is in a memory something which she cannot affect or can affect her, yet she feels the cold and conjours clothes (she must be really talented wandlessley since Harry has her wand)
The power of Voldermorts spell nearly threw her off her feet (even though it can't affect he in any way)
"Hermione had she not been a shadow" ah contradicting your contradiction that a memory could affect her in any way
Voldemort a code of honour, really? Shakes head
| bkwrmgrl87 chapter 9 . 9/8/2017
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! This was so intense! Great job. This was well done. A great charater study of Harry, Hermione and Dumbledore. Wow, I am just blown away at the beauty of this tragic and perfect story. The craft of the story was very detailed, deep, moving and well done. Harry's dark past crafting such a brilliant, disgurbing, and tragic character was frightening as it was a believable "what could have been." I cannot relay how amazing and brilliant this story was. Thank you for an amazing story. It was chilling but beautiful all at the same time.
| Jaquilynne chapter 2 . 8/31/2017
just finished reading chapter 2 and I'm going to post my suppositions here.
1) Harry is innocent
2) Ron is the murderer. ( the victims were all Harry's friends, Ron murdered them to frame Harry and finally be in the limelight for himself. )
Wonderfully done as far as I have read, interesting plot, well written to draw the reader in, plenty of drama/conflict without a lot of bloodshed.
| apologiesforthwith chapter 9 . 8/31/2017
This story was so intense. So well written. Thank you.
| Fuck this shit -I'm outta here chapter 9 . 8/22/2017
The most overhyped story I may have ever read. Wem into the story expecting Stephen King, and I got Neil Gaiman instead. Not pathetic, per se, but from reading the opinion of people that have read it, you would think that God just shat down letters and words from the heavens, and they coalesced in the form of this story. I had to force myself to read this till the end, thinking "The good parts will arrive soon". In the end, I was only left with a sour taste in my mouth. You have a flair of words, I admit, but for God's sake, invest some thought into the plot. The plot was clichéd, and was, to be honest, pathetic. If I had a dollar for every time I read the word "duality", I could buy a fucking Tesla Model X. Reading Hermione, Harry and every-fucking-body moaning about duality like they were going to orgasm from the very thought of it made me want to tear out my hair in frustration. Would not give this more than a 3/10, and I'm being generous. Would like to quote user mckertis, who reviewed thisWas there a point to this story?" and Lord BarinthusNow that we finally got some answers, I have to say that I'm still as bored as I've been the last few chaps". Very aptly put by both of them.
| Antoine Ego chapter 9 . 7/22/2017
Such an ending...
| Antoine Ego chapter 1 . 7/21/2017
Quite the start...
| acetwolf94 chapter 9 . 7/18/2017
That was. . . AWESOME!
| Gwydion chapter 9 . 7/18/2017
So, I finished this and had to take a step back, aimlessly browse the internet a bit and just breathe, before trying to write this review. It's a wonderfully complex and emotional story, and I feel anything less from me would be doing it an injustice. I do feel like I lack the ability to fully accomplish that, but please bear with me as I try.
I was instantly drawn into this world by the tempting breadcrumbs you laid down at the very beginning. That is always a wonderful sign when trying to find something - anything - to read. The overall universe was familiar - Harry Potter - but it was very quickly obvious that you had expended it with your own ideas, delving very deeply into magic and runes and souls. It was, however, done in such a way that it never felt foreign and instead a piece of the world we had simply never gone into in the books. Your dialogue about the theories and practicalities of these things was never boring, instead being presented in interesting ways that left me craving to learn more.
And learn more I certainly did. The inconsistencies in Harry's behavior and words were slowly revealed to be more than intentional but important, all leading to the final conclusion as to what exactly Harry had done rather than how he had explained it to Hermione. It was not simply a matter of good vs evil but something much, much deeper, and Dumbledore trying to explain the idea to Hermione, citing Harry's "safe space" as his old cupboard under the stairs rather than a happy place, revealed a lot, but, more importantly, felt right. Upon being given all the answers, it felt not like being told by a writer what they want us to know and think, but instead the writer turning on a light, revealing things as they actually, truly were. Never once did anyone or anything feel odd or out of place save when they were supposed to, and even then by the end the whole of it felt right. I suppose that's a very long-winded way of saying "everyone and everything felt true to their original book counterparts", but it did go beyond that as well, with you expertly molding and shaping them into their current forms without any sense of disconnect.
And I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much emotion really came out of this. It was there early on, but the more we learned about Harry, the more we saw through Hermione's eyes, the harder everything hit. Guessing that Harry had somehow split his soul when resurrecting Dumbledore and had lost the ever important duality he talked about so much was obvious, but that doesn't mean that the scene where he finally revealed that fact lost any of its impact as it happened through an emotional Hermione's point of view. And the growing understanding of what it really meant for Harry to live with his soul as it was - we weren't given his emotional thoughts on it until the very end, but that didn't mean a reader couldn't deduce such things for themselves earlier, giving them time to stew on how horrible it must be for him, making the moment of his breaking down over his past deeds all the more potent. The ultimate ending was not a surprise, but that doesn't mean it wasn't heartbreaking or incapable of making me truly feel something - just the opposite, in fact, as it was like an oncoming train that I knew I couldn't avoid being hit by, that sense of foreboding and dread building until the unavoidable climax.
I loved the plot. I loved the characters. I loved the emotion, the thought, the care, the suspense, the mystery... everything. I really, truly loved this story, and I'm hesitant to try and move on to another work as I feel that nothing else would be able to match up right now. Excellent work. I really hope that you continue writing, fanfiction or otherwise. You're a great storyteller.
| Gwydion chapter 5 . 7/18/2017
Well, my goodness... if that wasn't anything less than exhilarating! Excellent job on the battle scene - I could practically see and hear everything. Pretty sure I was holding my breath near the end. Figured now was a good time to stop and catch my breath for a moment, relax the tight muscles in my face from concentrating to tell you how much I really am enjoying this. I'll get up, walk around, and get a drink, but come right back afterwards, because I simply have to know where this is all headed. Thank goodness for a day off so I can enjoy it to its fullest.