Reviews for The Golden Age
Glenstorm63 chapter 5 . 4/19/2016
In relation to not doing good deeds because if you don't you go to hell and damnation, I would have added in the positive... that we do good deeds because we want to help other people and ease suffering. This is a part of empathic humanity. Humanism. Humanists can be aetheists... or not.
Aslan's confronting her about a problem of faith now seems to centre more on her taking it on faith that all will be well with her friends and family, rather than whether she believes in any religion or other (wise cat). Fair enough. But then, if she isn't prepared to operate with a level of acceptance of her circumstance, then she would just go stir crazy and mad... and he brought her to Narnia. So she doesn't really have free will at all. She has been coerced. She just has to survive and make the best of the situation, thrive or survive, but it's hardly random, it's purposeful intervention by a deity. Most problematic. I'd be pissed off too.
Glenstorm63 chapter 1 . 4/19/2016
So far so good. I'm intrigued and want to know what the blob in the distance is with the shiny centre. And that damn crow grabbing her hair! I love the sense of all the songbirds not giving a damn about some human and being in great abundance as they probably were 2000 years or so ago.
Kate chapter 8 . 2/2/2016
I really enjoyed this. Thanks for writing it!
Kate chapter 3 . 2/1/2016
Again, thank you for letting Maricie think logically! She doesn't automatically apply Earth's rules to Narnia, and she considers patterns she is familiar with in her observation of the land. So fresh and good!
Kate chapter 2 . 2/1/2016
Well, I love that she came to her senses quickly. No Mary Sue "It's only a dream" nonsense, thank goodness. Also, Ruth's characters! Love them, and love how you incorporated them. Turns out, Ed really is as regal as he works to look
Ghostwriter71 chapter 7 . 4/1/2013
Another wonderful chapter! And I found one thing rather ironic: the bit about storytelling having died out in our world (which, sadly, it has, for the most part). The ironic part was when you wrote that she got her stories from books...depressing thought, but that too is dying out in our world. :(
Ghostwriter71 chapter 6 . 4/1/2013 you think (and this is NOT a criticism!) that Narnian animals would use our world's swear words?
Ghostwriter71 chapter 5 . 4/1/2013
Great chapter! No stickiness that I can handled it brilliantly. Besides, if we worry about offending someone, we'll never accomplish anything, because there will ALWAYS be SOMEONE who is "offended". It's life.

By the way-I have a degree in Bible/ I know of what I speak when I say you handled it near perfectly. :D
Ghostwriter71 chapter 2 . 3/30/2013
This story was recommended to me by an quincentenary, who said if I wanted to read "well written Narnia fanfictions" I should check your story out. And so far, let me just say she's absolutely correct. This story is AWESOME so far! :D Just the right touch of humor and grammatical or spelling mistakes (at least none I could see, which means no glaring ones that, as is so often tech case, cause me to grind my teeth), in short-wonderful!
Rth and Starbrow chapter 8 . 3/26/2013
Dear Madame:

Rth respectfully requests Peter and Marcie engage in sexy banter and simmering UST. Starbrow respectfully requests sensual visuals.

With warm regards for your continuing health and creativity,

Your humble, eager and not very patient servants,

Rth and Starbrow
Guest chapter 8 . 3/26/2013
I am really enjoying this story. update soon
rthstewart chapter 8 . 3/26/2013
I adore Marcie so much. I love the weary way they deal with the Princess. Marcie is so matter of fact and careful, and so competent, it does my heart good to see her fitting in so well. Obviously, I still want her and Peter to get snuggly during the long cold Narnia winter but you are going to make me wait for that, aren't you? Edmund's disclosures and disclaimers are hilarious. IT'S NOT OUR FAULT. Oh Ed.

I love her reflections on how/why labels are unnecessary because the Narnians can just see things she cannot. So what was up with Sotiris? I had the feeling there was something going on with the princess that maybe he was too discreet to say? Are you hinting that Peter doesn't actually hate Violeta?

Also, with the embroidered hankies, was I reading correctly that Violeta was going to be embroidering Susan's hankies and that Susan was hoping to rope someone in to help?

The meal scene was really nice btw because it does show how well they are all getting on, with a more gentle ribbing. Marcie is settling in and happy it seems, or at least content.

Thanks so much for updating. More please.
Heliopause chapter 8 . 3/26/2013
Oh it is so good (can we do italics here? I think we can't) SO good to be back in this story! I began all over again right from the beginning, to get the whole sweep of things again, and ... my! (italics!) but you write well! and intelligently and engagingly and seriously and hilariously and so-much-more-than-entertainingly.

Marcie is a wonderful character, (and I admire her more than ever after the maths! ) and her interactions with everybody (but especially with Aslan and Paulus... no, not especially them... everybody, now I come to think about it) are so real, and so SANE!
And also, a lot of the time, funny! Lots of smiles (the Crows! Edmund's legal clearances! the MULTIPLE social usefulness of handkerchiefs!) But even so (and she is SO admirable in her resolution and lack of self-pity and generosity) it is horribly hard on her- the loneliness, the feeling like an "eh" and worst the "leaden, hot feeling"...this can't go on.
But it IS going on, since summer has well gone. I liked the rolling on of the seasons - and Marcie starting to look forward to something in Narnia, even if it's just the peace of the non-visiting season. And this reader is looking forward to a lot, too... the intriguing Surgeon, "otherwise occupied, as usual" ? and Violeta looks as if she has more to bring to the story, too. And Sotiris? and ALL the Four, but most definitely Peter! I'm really looking forward to it.
Thank you for this update! (Cheers for spring break! :) )
heliopause chapter 5 . 12/11/2012
Second time around - I wanted to read it all right through again, and having to break off to say I think this is TERRIFIC! (I've just got to "you're not stupid, Marcie", but the impulse to say all over again how good I think this is has been building for some time!)

And now finished the chapter again - MY, but it's good! :)
MCH chapter 7 . 12/11/2012
Just read all chapters 1 to 7 and got so caught up I forgot to view. Sorry.

Enjoying the way you have written these chapters. It almost as though Marcie is listening and learning not only the history but the is slowing herself down from a high tech world to a land that has a more natural rhyme a land that is governed more by nature.

Like this and particularly enjoyed the Otters encounter with her. Great fun. Hope the next chapter comes soon. Marcia deserves some fun before she starts the task Aslan has for her.
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