|Reviews for A New Purpose|
| MonJoh chapter 34 . 10/4
Creative and well-written and I enjoyed this story. Now I am going to read Ancient Relics (by the way, I think you might have a spoiler for AR in the A/N above - I am trying not to look).
| Kirazalea chapter 34 . 9/6
Well, my head and eyes hurt from crying so much, but I absolutely loved it. This entire story was amazing from start to finish, and I absolutely can not wait to read the sequel!
| Kirazalea chapter 33 . 9/6
OH MY FREAKING GOSH I'M CRYING SO BLOODY HARD RIGHT NOW, I CAN'T EVEN ANYMORE
YOU BROKE MY FEELS AND I'M GOING TO DIE
| Kirazalea chapter 26 . 9/5
Oh gosh the hat...
Are you sure you won?
XD I don't really like that kid though... Fricken Augustus or whatever
| Kirazalea chapter 25 . 9/5
I AM PHYSICALLY DEAD RN
I LOVE THIS SERIES SO FREAKING MUCH IT HURTS
AND THE CUP I CAN'T EVEN
| Kirazalea chapter 24 . 9/5
Oh my gosh I'm squeeing
And John Barrowman. Just yes
| Kirazalea chapter 12 . 9/4
I'm going to kill these guys
And I'm just waiting for them to open the school and basically do a huge middle finger to them.
Also, sadly the PJO movie was not much better than the first. It had amusing moments, to be sure, but as a book adaptation, it sucked.
| Kirazalea chapter 2 . 9/3
I don't know what it is, but I absolutely love whenever it talks about Merlin being Pagan. Like, I honestly don't know, because I'm a Christian myself, but still... I love it
| Hippothestrowl chapter 34 . 7/18
What an excellent story! Very powerful and emotional. Easily the best Founders story I've read by a long way, and perhaps the best fanfic too. I'll certainly add it to my favorites, and my favorites really are special, not mere bookmarks.
| Hippothestrowl chapter 25 . 7/18
Wonderful chapter. I found the entrance of the children into the castle and the Feast strangely moving.
| Hippothestrowl chapter 6 . 7/16
All good, but I can't help wondering why, with all his power, Merlin was unable to create a little cottage with a chimney for himself during those three hundred years. Well, perhaps the contrast with Hogwarts makes for good storytelling, and maybe he was afraid Muggle villagers would wonder how he'd done it - every 15 years he moved on?
So now we have Hogwarts, a phoenix, house-elves, and it's sounding more and more like the Hogwarts we know. Be very interesting if and when students arrive.
| Hippothestrowl chapter 5 . 7/16
Good chapter but I don't know why Merlin made such a reckless promise so soon after failing to heal the girl in the village he came from.
| Hippothestrowl chapter 4 . 7/16
Another fine chapter and a thrill to reach Hogwarts under construction. That provides an amazing connectivity with the future.
I'm really enjoying this story; it's of professional quality with very few minor flaws even for my nit-picking eyes. I think I might have suggested the passage of hours before Merlin overheard specific information - I mean, what are the odds of hearing that so soon? That's what movies do, but good ones fade forward a few times to indicate the passage of time. It need not slow the pace if an extra sentence is included to make it more believable.
But that's a nothing criticism compared to the quality of this story. There are believable characters, good word and name choices, a sense of adventure (what better than a journey to draw readers along!)
If I were to suggest one thing to strengthen the fiction even more it would be to weave in just a little more background description - what I call painting the scene. That's best done in very small doses threaded into the action, and can even progress the story: 'Merlin gripped the edge of the table, feeling its honest sturdiness and gazed around - all the fixtures and fittings here were clearly well constructed of pale oak that had not yet aged: this was a new town.'
| Hippothestrowl chapter 2 . 7/15
Good characters, descriptions, flow, pace, tension - it's all there. I am intrigued.
I noted he hid his magic book but I thought in the previous chapter he had lots of magic books he referred to? Or maybe they were medical books?
Looking forward to the next chapter.
| Hippothestrowl chapter 1 . 7/15
This is wonderful writing - very clear and readable. There is feeling and emotion which makes us care what happens. That, together with the excellent tension, draws us on to the end where an additional twist compels us to turn the page to the next chapter.
I never normally read crossovers which are worlds apart but I figured a little Merlin should be safe enough... Absolutely! So far, it feels like a Harry Potter Universe story but focused on the Merlin character. I'm curious as to where it will lead and intrigued by the idea of the sequels.