Reviews for graven with diamonds in letters plain
Guest chapter 5 . 11/16/2016
very brilliant
MonicaOP chapter 1 . 6/12/2016
I love this story so much! Really amazing writing all around! I guess I just wish it was longer, that there were more letters, is really awesome! be well
AnneBoleynQueenConsort chapter 5 . 8/15/2015
Loved this story read it all the way through in one go... Amazing but would love to know what happened to Mary
swanqueenismagic chapter 5 . 3/3/2015
Wow. Holy Shit. Wow. I'm absolutely in love with your Tudors fanfic! Please don't ever stop writing it, oh my god. It's just so good. I have such a hard time finding good Tudors fanfic, but I've loved both of yours, and I'm planning on reading your tudors/merlin fanfic next. Keep up the good work because I'm like your #1 fan!
LadyofPembroke chapter 5 . 8/26/2014
Oh my gosh I love this story and the way you presented it!
MADStar529 chapter 5 . 11/25/2013
Great story! Loved the format.
Athenais Penelope Clemence chapter 5 . 10/29/2013
loved the story. it was great. thank you for writing it.
1sunfun chapter 5 . 7/29/2013
Nice story.
Boleyn Girl13 chapter 1 . 1/10/2013
I just read this start to finish, and it was EXCELLENT! From the beginning to the end, the mixed narrative style added such a wonderful touch to this really compelling story, I really liked the authoriative history voice as well as the letters and diaries. It was different and it really paid off to craft such a wonderful story.

I really loved what you did with all of it- Anne being a part of Elizabeth's life was wonderful, as well as being a friend to Mary, which I think would have happened given different circumstances. Jane was a great character as well, such a little nit and so irritating, yet I believe, very accurate. I think that if Anne had survived, Jane would have had some difficulty. I like that George and Edward were able to find some common ground though, over the reformed religion. I'm sure that would have annoyed Jane, had she been alive.

I also loved what you did with Anne herself. She was so upset that Henry allowed their son to die, and for her chances as Queen to disaapper and therefore their marriage, and I felt that their relationship was very honest and real. Friends for a while, but at the end, he knew that she was the only woman that he was meant to be with, and he missed her after Katherine Howard's betrayal. Anne's desire to see the HOward girls better placed was also very touching,and I think really reflected well on Anne's character.

My only compliant is that I wish it wasn't over, and that it was longer! but really, excellent job.
ChloboShoka chapter 5 . 10/22/2012
Brilliant way to end the story. I think Anne's anger at Henry's marriage to her cousin is understandable. I wonder what happened to Katherine Parr though? I guess she got married to Thomas Seymour. I think the ending has a truth. Anne and Henry's love has been a mystery and an interesting topic to a lot of people.
ChloboShoka chapter 4 . 10/22/2012
Anne isn't the kind of person to just forgive and forget so easily and I think this chapter reflected that.
ChloboShoka chapter 3 . 10/22/2012
Mary was really brave asking Anne to come back to court.
ChloboShoka chapter 2 . 10/22/2012
Another great chapter. Felt really bad for Henry, Jane and Anne. I think that Anne would have really been angry with Jane having a son. I wonder how she will react to Jane's death.
ChloboShoka chapter 1 . 10/22/2012
I really like the diary written entries. I think it's a really nice idea and I think you've showed it really well. I think you got a lot of characters written down very well. I love the anger and sorrow from Anne and Henry.
ReganX chapter 5 . 9/12/2012
This is one of the most remarkable and one of the most beautifully-crafted fics I have ever had the privilege of reading. Thank you for sharing it.

First of all, I have to say that I adore the mixed narrative style you used, allowing the story to be pieced together from different viewpoints, and giving us an insight into the minds of the different characters involved. I especially loved Anne and Henry's diary entries and the history books. I could even imagine what I'd have thought of their version of the Tudors show. It was an amazingly good touch and a refreshing change.

The story of Henry and Anne after their divorce was sad, heartwarming, sweet and funny by turns, and fascinating from start to finish. I love that Anne got to be part of Elizabeth's life, and to see so much of her reign, not to mention getting to know her grandchildren and to become the grandmother of two royal lines. It's also nice to see that she and Mary were eventually able to get on well together. I wonder how Mary took her restoration to the line of succession given that, with Edward and Elizabeth standing between her and the throne, she knew that her succession must be a remote possibility, at best.

Most of all, I love the way you captured a bond between Henry and Anne that never died, and the way the found their way back to one another but on different terms than before, with Anne maintaining the more independent position as Duchess of Pembroke rather than becoming Queen again. They both grew as characters and I like that Henry was eventually able to see that he had wronged Anne and to bare his soul to her, asking her to come back to him but, at the same time, being able to recognise and respect that she had a right to choose whether or not she was willing to do so, especially after the way he treated her.

It's sad that the real Henry couldn't have contented himself with annulling his marriage to Anne. She'd have been prepared to talk terms with him and to leave quietly, especially if Elizabeth's position could be protected, and I think that all concerned would have been better off if she was allowed the opportunity to do so.

All in all, this was a wonderful story and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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