Reviews For A Common Odyssey
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Reviewer: omega111 Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 06/10/2010 1:24 AM Title: Chapter 1

This is an amazing story!! A little sad, but I loved it. Couldn't put it down once I started reading it. Thank you for sharing it.

Author's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it, even though there were moments of sadness. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

Reviewer: Amanda Warrington Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 06/09/2010 10:56 PM Title: Chapter 1

This story is of the same high standard I've come to expect from Elise Madrid.  The overall themes are about love and trust and honour that come up again and again in different ways during the story's intricate and well-paced plot.

Aside from wonderful characterisations of Kirk and Spock, hopelessly in love with one another as their natural affinity deepens into a full Vulcan bond, Elise has created some wonderful original characters.  They give the narrative a richness and variety as their stories all weave together in a complex and surprising tapestry that takes the reader through emotional highs and lows.

There's an intensity to this story, together with some suprising twists and cliff-hanging moments that gripped me throughout, so that once I started reading, I couldn't stop until I hit the final period.

Elise is to be applauded for creating this superb and ambitious piece.  It really is exceptional, and a highly recommended read.  My advice is, just make sure you've got a few hours to completely give yourself over to it - you won't be able to put it down!

Author's Response: Wow, what a wonderful review! I'm thrilled that it made such an impression, and especially that the OCs worked for you. They're always the ones I worry about the most, as I imagine most writers do. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Amanda!

Reviewer: Bastet Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 06/09/2010 2:24 AM Title: Chapter 1

Couldn't stop reading once I started. Loved it.

Author's Response: Thanks! That's always very nice to hear. :-)

Reviewer: Greywolf the Wanderer Signed starstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 06/09/2010 12:36 AM Title: Chapter 1

Serio, this is a cool story.  I enjoyed the slow growth of their bond, the way that Spock finally convinced Jim that no, leaving without you is *NOT* an option so deal with it.  The way Ranulf mellowed out once he realized what was between them.  Just, a fun story to read!!  Plenty angst but not a lot of real brutality, which today suits me *just* fine.

Author's Response: Thanks, Greywolf. I'm not a fan of graphic brutality, so I do tend to keep it 'off stage.' Nice to hear it's a preference shared by others!

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