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Reviews For Songs of War

Reviewer: piltad Signed Date: 2008.11.17 - 09:35PM Title: The Collier Recruit

Well I must say I am so very happy... For reasons you might find odd but a Harry death I give you major props for this and say well done! Most people are to scared to do it of the reviews they will get they don't want to actually do it they pull some solution out of no where and say just kidding just like JK did. I really do have to say this is the best use of a song in story I have ever read in this chapter I don't know for sure if this is a song fic or you just used the song since it fit so well. I must say though I am a little confused about Ginny's death I mean was she somewhat ill already? I mean a person in perfect health just doesn't die even if there lover has died. I will say once again great job and you surpassed my expections for you in this chapter hope you write some more and soon.

Author's Response: Thank you very much for your support. In answer to your question, Ginny\'s death can be explained with a simple word: heartbreak. I\'m not saying she keeled over and died in a second, but rather her will to live was shattered with Harry\'s death. Coupled with the extreme cold of the winter, her body simply refused to put up a fight, causing her to die in her sleep of Hypothermia.



Reviewer: piltad Signed Date: 2008.11.17 - 09:28PM Title: Over the Hills and Far Away

I will say I am confused that if Ron and Hermione went to school why in the world wouldn't Ginny? I will say I don't like seeing Harry as scared which you kind of pointed at though I will say it fits and this I will overlook I mean he did overcome his fears and charge so liked that.



Reviewer: knightsbridge Signed Date: 2007.02.05 - 08:21PM Title: The Collier Recruit

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Having been raised in a house that was ruled by war; my Dad always going off to one war, skirmish, "police action" or another...having been captured in VietNam, injured in Iraq, and STILL going back to train troops, and now training SAS in the UK (Dad is an American, USMC, General retired)...these songs have special meaning, as do the emotions they foster.
My Mum has spent most of her married life wondering...wondering if the knock at the door would be the one she had been dreading...wondering if it might be Dad coming home...wondering and crying in the night when she thought no one could hear. Come sun-up she would be once again strong for me. There were time I hated Dad for what he was doing to our family, and other times I was so proud he was dending his country. We then lived in Virginia, and moved to the UK. The joke was on him; War followed us here. Friends and relatives wonder why I didn't follow in his footsteps and become the warrior poet we Scots seem to be, rather than turning to medicine..but then THEY weren't raised in that house ruled by war.

Author's Response: Not many seem to realize the harsh mistress that war is, something that, while I have never experienced firsthand, I rest assured by those who have is nothing like what is described in books. Though, of course, I\'m slightly lying when I say I\'ve never experienced it. I am no soldier, that much I can say, but I lived through the American invasion of my country and watched them tear it apart for the sake of capturing one man (I\'m Panamanian). I can honestly say that I am most pleased about my work when people who -have- gone through such trying times, such as yourself or your family, tell me what a good job I\'ve done. Nothing makes me happier than to portray war and soldiers as they -really- are, and not what our imaginations make them to be.



Reviewer: lecook4 Signed Date: 2007.02.04 - 05:35PM Title: Over the Hills and Far Away

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See review at the end of chapter two. Just wanted to get a rating in on this chapter.



Reviewer: lecook4 Signed Date: 2007.02.04 - 05:34PM Title: The Collier Recruit

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This was a great two chapters, but I think I would have liked a little more about how Harry died or how Ginny found out. It just seemed to suddenly be there without the emotional build up to make us overly sad. Not sure what I'm trying to say. The first chapter was great with Harry's feelings, but the second didn't seem to have the same amount of attention given to it. This doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. It was a great idea and you write very well. Is this finished? It is marked as incomplete, but this seemed like a final end to the story. I hope you keep adding more stories. You have original ideas that are interesting.

Author's Response: I thank you for the feedback. To answer your questions, no, the collection, as a whole, is not done yet. Each chapter is essentially a standalone mini-story, revolving around the lyrics of a particular song. For example, in the next one, I might just have both Harry and Ginny alive, while they may end up dead in another one later on. It might be seen as being inconsistent, but I see it more as staying true to the unpredictable nature of war.




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