|Reviews for Aral Vorkosigan's Dog|
| MeinNameIstHase chapter 15 . 1/31/2014
Fantastic character study.
| triggerpoints chapter 15 . 10/29/2013
Awesome! Thank you so much.
| triggerpoints chapter 4 . 10/25/2013
excelllent character portrayal
| triggerpoints chapter 1 . 10/24/2013
nasty events but well portrayed
| Yanijean chapter 15 . 10/12/2013
Excellent. Feels both like canon and all the holes filled in
| FotoDi chapter 15 . 10/1/2013
This is an excellent story. Well done!
You caught the author's voice almost perfectly.
Thanks! It is always nice to find hidden gems at this site.
| JamesTKent chapter 15 . 9/27/2013
I just read the whole thing - beautifully done! Characterizations were on point, and seeing events I know from another POV was wonderful.
| Thobbit chapter 15 . 8/6/2013
I just read this through for the second time and I just wanted to say, if I didn't before, that it is REALLY good. I cannot, of course, credit you with the creation of all these characters I'm in love with, but you fleshed them out well and the plot developed smoothly and I twice forgot that what I was reading wasn't actually canon. Which means, as aforementioned, that this was extremely well-written. And gods above but I do love Simon Illyan.
| Falbert Forester chapter 15 . 7/5/2013
Excellent work in creating a view on events as recorded by Bujold, from a different perspective.
This reads just like it was written hand-in-hand with the events in the books, and yet expands upon them. I'm especially impressed by the bit about easing Cordelia's passage through to Aral's side - it always seemed far too easy for my tastes.
| the Dah chapter 15 . 6/12/2013
Okay. Damn - this is an impressive story. It fills a lot of the missing scenes in Shards of Honor, all the while staying true to Bujold's story. Well done. Thank you for sharing!
| Amanthya chapter 15 . 5/10/2013
Can't remember if I reviewed before, but I consider this fic equal in quality to official work. It fits smoothly into the Vor 'verse, matching known characterization perfectly, and the dialogue, word choice, and tone are as if written by Bujold herself. The origins of the relationship of two great men in Miles's life are explored, and their characters even more fully fleshed out. And it was a treat to see from Illyian's pov. : )
| notalizard chapter 15 . 2/6/2013
This is just... amazing. I almost cried. Several times. Simon and Aral are both magnificent. I wish I could buy this as a book and keep it with my Bujold ones.
I think I have to re-read those now, too...
| Akseel chapter 13 . 8/15/2012
Well, I think ffnet hates me. I've gone through more technical problems reading this story than usually in a year's time. Still, it was worth it - a very good, rare story you have here. It's as good as any book in the series. Getting Illyan's point of view was much better than Aral's, I think, to better understand his character. The pace was terrific, and the storytelling outstanding. You captured the personality of each character very well. I don't really have any negative feedback to offer - it's more useful than positive criticism, if less pleasant, so I did try to think of something. Nothing. And the way you handle your character makes me want to strive to do better, as a writer. I haven't read the last chapter yet - I did mention how uncooperative ffnet has proven to be this evening - but I don't doubt it will be a perfect ending. (And now let's hope this review gets through...)
| RakeeshJ4 chapter 15 . 6/25/2012
Simply outstanding. I half wondered if you're not Bujold yourself, at more than one point in this story. In fact I'm still not sure. Thank you very much for sharing-the Vorkosigan Saga is by far one of my favorite series, and it's usually pretty hard for me to enjoy fanfic of brilliantly written stories-but I did this time, and then some.
| Gyreflight chapter 15 . 6/24/2012
You fit this so beautifully into the interstices of Shards of Honour that it works perfectly as a side story to the book – everyone is in character, though seen here though different eyes and a different mind.
Simon has always been an interesting character, and it’s fascinating to watch as the ImpSec spy who once wanted to be a soldier is gradually attracted to the charisma and honour of the man to whom he has been assigned, until he finds himself willingly Vorkosigan’s own man…as Negri is Ezar’s (and doesn’t that say something itself about the characters of all involved…).
Thanks for the read.