Reviews for Absolution
BladedBlossom chapter 1 . 3/26/2018
I like the picture of the injured wolf unable or unwilling to pursue. Really brings home Javert's despair and pain.

Having Valjean first being satisfied and relieved felt natural. Yes, maybe those weren't precisely admirable, but Valjean was kind of a hard guy, so it makes sense for him that the baser instincts would show up.

I haven't finished the book. I'm not entirely sure I want to. But I do love the story and most of the characters and I could follow this scene just fine.

Praying for Javert's soul was a great way to end the vignette. Definitely something Valjean would do. I love how the Bishop figures in, too. And the allusion to Cosette all grown up and Valjean at loose ends made me think. No wonder he died relatively young.

I think this was well done.
Violet Tan chapter 1 . 5/20/2015
This is beautiful. Sad, but beautiful.
Feuerkindjana chapter 1 . 10/11/2013
Lemmingbot chapter 1 . 9/29/2013
"hence Javert later letting Valjean pass with the injured Marius like a wounded old wolf no longer able or willing to pursue its prey."

*gross sobbing*