|Reviews for Perspective|
| Neila Nuruodo chapter 33 . 2/13
I have to say, I regret being away from for so long. Don't let it go to your head (:P) but this story right here is the main reason for that. I came back to see if any good Thrawnfic had been written since I'd last been here... Well, getting caught up on this story kept me awake late and on the edge of my chair. I am in love and can't wait to see where this goes. You characterize Thrawn very well, and none of the OCs come across as contrived or Mary Sue-ish. Please oh please update soon!
| WingedJedi chapter 33 . 1/12
I suddenly remembered this story and was thrilled to see that you had two updates I hadn't read yet. Happy New Year and hoping for more in 2014! Story is intriguing as ever. The collaboration with Luke will be interesting. I wonder if they can make that lovely future of Thrawn as an old man going home to see his family come true.
Keep it up!
| zedille chapter 33 . 1/8
I'm sorry to hear you were ill - hope you're feeling better now! Go rest up :)
I loved this chapter - Tam & Reese are so glad to see her presence returned to the Force, and now Thrawn also knows she's alive, so I imagine things will be moving there. I also enjoyed how so much of the conversations in this chapter took place in the metaphorical mindscapes and representations of the Force - that was nicely done as a way to subtly demonstrate what's going on with Aria and Luke.
Also, bravo on the conversation between Luke and Aria! They've found common ground, taught each other some tricks, and Aria's extracted that promise of cooperation from Luke (what a coup!) I think the visions are trying to hint that Thrawn's rise or fall holds greater implications for the galaxy re the eventual Yuuzhan Vong invasion, never mind the superficialities of Republic or Empire. With Luke's involvement (and how the AU elements begin to grow) now we're talking... :D
I'm echoing other readers' comments about Thrawn and Aria's family, but given how important Aria is to Thrawn I'm sure he's not going to alienate her by killing them.
| Darth Marrs chapter 33 . 1/6
The interaction between your OC and Luke was very well done.
| Phygmalion chapter 33 . 1/6
I just finished re-reading the Thrawn trilogy after about eight years, mainly because this fic made me want to refresh my memory about the plot and characters. I have to say, I really, really like this story! It's amazing. :) I hope that Aria is able to save Thrawn, without getting killed herself. I am a bit surprised about how Skywalker went to Jomark, when C'baoth didn't go there until just after the Battle of Sluis Van. Also, C'baoth seems a bit overpowered, given where in the books he's at. He didn't have the ability or interest in re-writing minds until, I think, sometime during Dark Force Rising - it's pointed out on several occasions how the tasks Thrawn placed a huge strain on him at first, with his strength and concentration only taking off, again, towards the end of Dark Force Rising. Overall, great job! I hope that Thrawn makes good on his promise to the Noghri instead of shafting them like he had done originally.
Great job, and looking forward to the next chapter!
| Kryse Leingod chapter 33 . 1/5
-howls with frustration over well placed cliff hanger-
Really great chapter to return to! :)
| chisscientist chapter 33 . 1/5
I like the interaction between Aria and Luke. I find it interesting that Aria is still so terrified that her family will be harmed if she so much as breathes out of line, yet she is also fiercely loyal to Thrawn and not primarily from fear. I guess the two aren't mutually exclusive, although I think for me they might well be. Does Thrawn really mean to inspire so much terror, or is Aria taking rather more from it than he intends?
| Olenna Tyrell chapter 33 . 1/5
Oh oh oh… I hope there's some Grand Admiral in the next chapter…
I liked this chapter a lot. I'm a bit confused about Idelas' motives, though. But I can see that she is as well. If she truly thinks her family in grave danger, how can she cooperate with Skywalker? Does the Grand Admiral (whom she adores, as we all do) suddenly rate above her family? May it be that she is subconsciously aware that the Grand Admiral won't have her family executed just because she is captured by the Alliance and uses her fear to justify her loyalty towards the Empire?
I think you have portrayed her conflict amazingly.
Get well soon!
| Hoplite39 chapter 33 . 1/5
Aria seems to be walking on dangerous ground under the insidious influence of Skywalker. Luke may not intend to trick Aria, but we can feel that she is getting into something that is beyond her control. Can she really make a deal with Luke without in some way betraying the Empire? I look forward to finding out.
| Wolf's Honour chapter 33 . 1/4
I loved this chapter. To quote my Grand Admiral Thrawn, it was so artistically done I could not believe what I was reading. It was good to know that she was not going to betray the Empire and also good to realize that we were reaching the end of Heir to the Empire.
I loved the visions, to see how she not only cared for Thrawn but actually loved him enough to cry for him when he died, to see how her family and his became one, to see the result of such a union, only for her lamenting to be unable to prevent the inevitability that is death. She is loyal to Thrawn and hopefully through conversing with Luke and mastering the Force he can show him that Thrawn is ultimately the only thing that can help save the galaxy from the terror of the Yuuzhan Vong. I loved the interaction between her and Luke, and how she took a deep breath when she told Luke that the person they saw and he was agreeing to help save was none other than the single greatest danger to the destabilizing New Republic itself and to the lives of all his friends. I hope that if she does decide to learn under him, she still remains true to her loyalty to Thrawn and that Thrawn ultimately repays such loyalty in ways she would not expect.
Although I was kinda rooting for her to one day be Thrawn's lover, I can accept this kind of relationship myself. Although, that leaves me with a question...
Who is the son that Thrawn will ultimately have and one day allow to wed her future daughter? Who is the mother?
| Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo chapter 32 . 12/28/2013
Oofa... Looks like Aria's drunk a bit too much of the Thrawn cool-aid... But hey, can you blame her? He gave her a new purpose in life, a new family, new code of honor. Its hard to give all that up.
And we see the Smugglers aren't all sunshine and butterflies, either... Makes since to me, and I'm glad you showed it here. It'll be interesting to see what Aria does now, and how (or even if) she gets back to Thrawn...
| Phygmalion chapter 32 . 12/20/2013
Such an utterly fantastic story. I've rarely commented out loud about the quality of fics, but it's been hard to be quiet while reading this. Brilliant job! Love the perspective! It will be fascinating to see how things go for our heroine here. It's a strange experience to read a story where Luke isn't treated like the second coming of Christ, but quite interesting. The details you insert about discipline are inspirational. Can't wait for the next chapter!
| Cycloneozgirl chapter 32 . 12/13/2013
Wooohoooo an update. I've been waiting sooo long for this. Please please don't let the next one take quite so long
| Darth Marrs chapter 32 . 12/13/2013
Another powerful chapter. My only complaint is coming to the end and not having more to read.
| Wolf's Honour chapter 32 . 12/13/2013
I hope that Thrawn has prepared for this and that Aria doesn't betray him. Regardless of what Luke and Co say... I will lose all my respect for Aria if she betrays Thrawn, betrays LC, betrays Pellaeon, betrays the crew of the Chimaera for them.
Luke and them all are just as closed minded as the Enpire at its current state and she knows of what will happen if Thrawn is killed, of the fate the galaxy will suffer should she betray him and allow him to die.
Aria... I guess we shall truly find out where your loyalties lie, won't we?