This was a really good fic - that bit when she was waiting to be tortured... **shudder**
It was well written, and the imagry and emotions of the fic came through really well. And I love your title, it really caught my eye! :D
Wow. That was beautiful. The imagery and wording you used were perfect. Her fear was tangible in the beginning. I found myself worried that we'd be witness to her torture, and then was pleasantly surprised by Galen and her final night of comfort. Thanks for sharing with us!
Wow, that was fantastic! Her fear and her peace in the beginning were both described wonderfully, and the glimpses of the torture awaiting her made me cringe. You have a way of making your characters' emotions very relatable. I saw just one typo... " I am Herne and Lugh There's an extra space after the quote. (Out of curiosity, who were those names?) This story is so well-done; I just loved it. Great job!
Wow, that was really well written. I am simply in awe of this piece. YOur title was perfect and I am impressed...
Excellent work and good luck for the challenge
Author's Response: Hey, thanks! :) Normally I agonize over titles, but this one came pretty naturally. I'm glad you liked it, and good luck back atcha!
This was a very poignant piece. (I love that word - poignant - it's so wonderfully descriptive, but I digress...) The feelings and emotions that Katheryn felt as she was waiting for her torture and execution were excruciatingly real - her concerns about the desecration of her body, trying to imagine the worse abuses possible so that mayhaps the ones of the next day would not seem so bad - I think we all have done that at one point or another.
The only thing I was mixed up about was the exact identity of the mysterious dream-lover... but the scene with him was beautifully and tastefully done nonetheless, and I was left with a sense of comfort at the end.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review! :)This little story just hit me out of the blue, and while it's not something that I would normally write, I felt it was worth exploring.As for the identity of the dream-lover, well, he's supposed to be something of a mystery. Like Kathryn, the reader is not quite sure who he is or how she came to be in his presence. In my mind, he was a nobleman, connected to her grove or coven in some way. Not necessarily of it, but in close contact. This is his charge and his office. This is what he does because he has the power. All anyone knows is that sometimes the women die before the torture and sometimes they're in a state of unresponsive ecstasy throughout.Thus is the nature of the Dwale. :)