|Reviews for Diplomatic Gestures|
| Moral Conundrum chapter 21 . 3/1
Loved this. Your Jessamine and Corvo are perfectly balanced, and the supporting cast is colourful and varied. I particularly like your depiction of the pre-plague Dunwall; it really feels like your world stays true to the yet-to-come-about in-game universe. Even better, the politics are intriguing without getting too heavy or overly complex.
I eagerly anticipate your future endeavours.
| Osage chapter 21 . 3/1
Please tell me that you will update soon? This story was so incredible that I read through all 21 chapters in one day. I mean, wow! You really bring the world to life. I love your use of the neighbouring isles, the nobles and the situations. THIS is the story I wish we played through in the game, it would have been a much less dreary affair. You bring so much depth to Jessamine and Corvo that I am just in awe of how much you've expanded my enjoyment of the Dishonoured franchise. I hope that if they ever make a sequel, they learn to let us explore interesting characters and situations in the way you have here. Thank you so much for writing this wonderful story. I really do hope you will continue it.
| howcynaminrolls chapter 21 . 2/26
Just started playing this game, and needed some back story that didn't include reading all those books and piecing it together. So thank you! Its wonderful!
| DreamerOfTheFlowingDream chapter 21 . 2/22
Awesome story. I like the interpretations of the characters, especially Jessamine, who is not really broadcasted in the game. The idea to make Corvo mute was pretty cool, and the way how Hiram Burrows treats him and his disability is something that I really like as well. It does not feel like Corvo deviates too much from what the game presents you with (since the events of the game are still far off and he could really swing either way: give up on killing or be totally consumed by revenge). Anyway, I am positively bursting with excitement on the new chapter and can't wait to find out what comes next. Really loving this!
| Elric Ward chapter 21 . 2/18
Typos and all, this story is as lovely now as it was when I first read it last year! Any plans to continue?
| telanna chapter 21 . 2/16
While I admit I am waiting for more romance... it was an interesting chapter setting up for even more interesting events. Happy Valentines and other holidays. And as always, hope you update soon.)
Thanks again for your wonderful work!
| The Lightning Bandit chapter 21 . 2/14
The fact that this is all taking place before the game and that the Empress will still die is totally crushing me. The main plotline of the game is now soulcrushing now that I feel like I know the empress so well. Oh well. Still you've done an excellent job here. Keep writing.
| GuestAnon chapter 20 . 1/28
Please update! I've been rereading this wonderful piece of work since last week! Seeing the Empress/Corvo moments just makes me giddy! :)
P.S. Isn't Lord Regent the same as Lord Protector (which incidentally makes Corvo the Lord Regent)? If that's the case, you can't call Jessamine Lord Regent (in fact, you can only call her Empress)
| Foreteller of Three chapter 15 . 1/27
To think that Corvo would do more than just a chokehold later on in life to the twins :)
| Viktorius chapter 21 . 1/26
Love the fic! I haven't played the game, but read a synopsis in order to give me a general idea.
| Laluzi chapter 21 . 1/19
I've reread this story maybe six times now. I'm just absolutely thrilled with your writing, the background, the character progression, the growth of the relationship between Corvo and Jessamine. Thank you so much for writing this, and keep up the excellent work.
| Corvo Atanno chapter 21 . 1/19
I love how Corvo being mute means he and the Empress can just talk without anyone knowing what they are saying
| on-stolen-time chapter 20 . 1/14
Dear Lord in Heaven that was amazing. That last little bit had me in awe. I absolutely adore this fic and I thank you so much for writing it. Whenever I get an update notification by email I have to stop everything to read it. You write Corvo and the Empress exactly as I pictured them and I adore the pacing of their relationship that you have set. Keep up the fantastic work, my friend.
| Isaac Clark aka Reven chapter 21 . 1/13
yay another grate chapter ! and a very merry chrismas to you as well :) and happy new year :)
thank you for your message to you reviews i'm sure we are all flatterd :) and its my honor to read and review such a well written and scripted story :) every chapter intrests me from the start and leaves me wanting more by the end and this act looks to be interesting from day 1 Sokolove , more of hiram's nasty attitued to poor corvo and more deseption and internal plots against her majesty but i'm sure the forces of good Jessamine , Corvo and Cromwell and everyone ells will win the day :)
as always cant wait for the next chapter and as always thank you for everything so far and everything your going to write in the future :)
| Gearhead Fenton chapter 21 . 1/12
Too lazy to log in but too excited to wait to review this! Loved it as usual. This is seriously a fanfic that deserves to be published. Your writing style is abnormally perfect, with or without an editor (give or take a few typos).