|Reviews for Zastruga|
| Marcus S. Lazarus chapter 24 . 6/28
Dark, but effective.
The concept of Pitch ‘abducting’ Jack is actually brilliant in its simplicity, creating a fascinating look at ‘nature VS nurture’ as Pitch spends the next few centuries ‘grooming’ Jack as his ‘apprentice’, trying to influence Jack to perceive the world his way even as he’s unable to completely stifle Jack’s natural desire to play and help others have fun.
The gradual contact between Jack and the other Guardians was a good way to sow the seeds of their initial alliance even before the finer details of Pitch’s plot are revealed, and their subsequent interaction is superbly explored, as the Guardians’ hostility for Jack is replaced by sympathy while Jack’s protective instincts are ‘manipulated’ by Pitch to think that him terrifying the children is a good thing rather than just Pitch being a dick.
With Jack now ‘moved’ to the ‘custody’ of the Guardians, your story continues to impress as he begins to open up, initial hostility and suspicion fading as he realises that he can genuinely be himself with them, as opposed to having to be what Pitch ‘needed’, only to take further steps back with the revelation that Pitch has been lying to him about so many details of his real nature; whatever the circumstances, learning that the person you ‘depend’ on has been lying to you for centuries can’t be easy.
Of course, it’s the final revelation of Jack’s restored memories that really works; so fundamentally similar to what happened to him in the film, but with an additional emotional depth that makes his subsequent epiphany all the more dramatic (Particularly with your later hints that Jamie might be the descendent of Jack’s sister).
Hope you haven’t abandoned this story; the need to restore the Guardians aside, we still need to see Jack beating the crap out of Pitch for everything he’s put Jack through over the centuries.
| Guest chapter 24 . 6/27
I have been up all night reading this entire thing. It's 7 a.m. and this is where it ends, ch. 24. I'm gonna go cry now
| Azalea Essential chapter 24 . 6/19
Please, please say you'll continue this! It's amazing! I've never seen anything so well written, so exciting, so original as this fan fiction of yours. It's literally the best RotG fan fiction, EVER! Please, don't stop it, especially not at a breaking point like now!
| MarburyBlur chapter 24 . 5/27
Wait, what? No. You can't stop there. Please update. Someday soon, perhaps. If it's a matter of inspiration, then please go rematch the movie. Please. You're in the home stretch of this story and all bajillion of your followers are waiting in anticipation. Did you know that your story is about the third most favorited RotG story on here? Hopefully that will help you if you have writers' block. You can catch up to number two! Please.
| Song Of A Free Heart chapter 24 . 5/11
I really wish someone had told me about this story MONTHS ago! This may be my favorite RotG fanfic period. Your blending of the book and movie verses is absolutely flawless, and the story is absolutely riveting! I do hope you'll continue this.
| Insanityisgood25 chapter 24 . 4/30
Please update! It's just starting to get really really good!
| Dream Theme chapter 24 . 4/28
Oh wow. This has been on my to read list since forever. Im glad I managed to finally get around to reading this because its wonderful! The bit where Jamie is telling Jack its not his fault was so beautiful... I haven't the words. I really don't.
I hope you can continue this soon but I know what life is like. I'll eagerly await the next chapter anyhow. :)
| sido4727 chapter 24 . 4/25
FINISH THIS AS SOON AS YOU CAN PLEASE
| Mera Arem Rema chapter 24 . 4/23
AH! the ending, no dont do this to my poor heart. oh man, your story is so good and well written. i want to know how it ends so badly! i know you havent updated in months but please please finish this story, i want to know how it ends. this is one of the best Rise of the Guardians fanfictions i have found yet. :)
-From Arem, of MeraAremRema
| Guest chapter 24 . 4/14
Wow, wow, so intense. Really great job-any chance of seeing more? :]
| erica.phoenix16 chapter 3 . 4/7
Please update soon.
| LadyOfBirds chapter 24 . 3/31
YOU JERK How could you end like this I TRUSTED YOU. Also, as an excuse for my incoheenync,y incohrern incoherency, it's 6 am. Also, I love your story. Update. Please. I love you.
| HipsterL chapter 24 . 3/20
WAIT WHY DOES IT END THERE
I DEMAND MORE
| Triscribe chapter 24 . 3/16
There needs to be moooooooore! It's too awesome to stop here!
| RaNDoem chapter 24 . 3/16
AWWWWW YEAH GO JACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT UPDATEEEEEE