Date posted: 11/28/2001 3:17:04 PM
Wow. That was really powerful. Extremely well written... astounding. Perfect characters and belivable storyline. That was just great. (I'm in shock at how good it was) Just... awesome!
Author: The Herald
Date posted: 11/28/2001 3:28:27 PM
The Herald's Comments:
A perfectly crafted tale.
Your delicate prose conveyed a feeling of warmth and nostalgia. We saw early signs of Luke and Anakin's ultimate fate.
<< "Do you think my father would have died to protect me, if he had to?"
Aunt Beru put her other arm around him and hugged him tight, kissing his head hard. "I know he would, Luke. You can always believe that." >>
I loved the introduction as well; vivid whispers and fragments from a lost place. Your gentle writing style gave some parts of this story an almost dream-like feel.
Date posted: 11/28/2001 10:27:10 PM
You're reminding of why I fell in love with SW in the first place.
(I'm Sam's friend, btw.)
Beautiful story. Simple, elegant grace, touches of bittersweetness and sorrow there. Fits the Trilogy well. The last bit - Luke wondering about his father dying to protect him - as well as Obi-Wan's memories - lovely. Well-written, well-woven. Someday I'll finish my own SW fic. Hah. :)
Author: Amy Fortuna
Date posted: 11/29/2001 9:33:59 AM
Amy Fortuna's Comments:
Wow. Saw this recced on LJ, and when I saw it was you, had to read it.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I felt sorry for Luke and for the dragons. Also loved the way you tied in the events of Episode One.
Date posted: 11/29/2001 5:44:21 PM
I read this story before somewhere and I loved it! I still love it - it's beautifully written and very moving. The bits about Padme were a nice touch - the first paragraph is heart wrentching, as Luke is taken from his mother and sister.
Date posted: 11/29/2001 9:15:00 PM
WOW. the best fanfic i've ever read, easily. the parallels to the OT, especially Luke's question at the end, were extremely powerful. The portrayal of Obi-Wan raises many questions as to his motives. Perhaps he was too distraught by the loss of Anakin, and seeing Luke reminded him too much?
Date posted: 12/4/2001 12:14:42 PM
Excellent story, Fernwithy.
I especially liked how Obi-Wan saw both of Luke's parents in the boy -- a uniting of their strength, if you will.
The hints of the twin connection were tantalizing, and tie-in wonderfully with how both twins simply 'knew' who the other was in the OT.
Author: Mcily Nochi
Date posted: 12/7/2001 3:03:38 PM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:
Very intriguing story. I loved the parallels, and especially the hints of Padmé and Leia still hidden in Luke's mind.
Author: Exar Xan
Date posted: 2/7/2002 11:46:54 AM
Exar Xan's Comments:
This is the first fanfic that I read and I like it. Hope my fanfic (that I'm writing) will be as good as ths one.
Author: Valeda Kor
Date posted: 2/14/2002 5:20:52 PM
Valeda Kor's Comments:
Don't know how I missed this when it was first archived! An excellent little vignette about Luke's early life, it resonates with characterization and understanding. Reminding readers that Obi-Wan was "no doubt" keeping an eye on young Skywalker all the time, the author shows us in a satisfactory fashion how memories long dead and a commitment to safety come together to ensure the young boy's safety.
And the little bit with Aunt Beru is heart-rending. It had to be tough to raise Luke without being able to tell him of his family. And even though Luke may feel that his mother is with him always, Beru knows the truth of everything, and yet she must continue to keep these secrets. In Fern Withy's capable hands, you can identify with this woman and her dilemma.
Very well done, and an terrific addition to the archive.
Author: Viari Skywalker
Date posted: 5/21/2002 5:39:25 PM
Viari Skywalker's Comments:
Wow. What else can I say? You are indeed a powerful writer. I can't tell you how impressed I was with "Dragonslayer". It captured the character of young Luke perfectly. And I felt Obi-Wan's lonliness and grief over the loss of Anakin.
My favorite characters in Star Wars have always been the Skywalker family and Obi-Wan. So reading an excellent fan fiction featuring all of them was very satisfying. Thank you for a beautifully woven tale!
I hope to read more of your stories in the future. You truly are a gifted writer.
Author: Viari Skywalker
Date posted: 5/22/2002 3:34:36 PM
Viari Skywalker's Comments:
I couldn't help it. I had to read this again. It's such a great story! I also forgot to mention how much I loved the reference at the end:
(don't know if this quote is 100% correct) "Do you think my father would die to save me?"
I thought that was great! Keep up the awesome work!
Author: Chinook Z
Date posted: 6/24/2002 4:13:01 PM
Chinook Z's Comments:
Eee, beautiful, perfect; wonderfully woven story. Obi-Wan's mental comparisons were quite effective.
Argh - I /ADORE/ your writing, and now I've run out of works by you to read. Please, do write more? Hehee.. ^.~
Author: Siri Ruane
Date posted: 1/11/2003 7:23:01 AM
Siri Ruane's Comments:
This is great! My words have failed me, and I can't say how much I love it. All I can say is I LOVE IT!
Keep up the good work Fern!
Author: Jeff 42
Date posted: 3/11/2003 4:39:32 PM
Jeff 42's Comments:
I don't know why it took me so long to get around to reading this story. It was outstanding. You did a great job with the characterizations of both Luke and Obi-Wan.
Date posted: 12/22/2003 12:38:32 AM
'"Come, my little friends," he said. "It seems old Obi-Wan has gotten himself stuck in another promise."'
If the pinnacle of fan fiction writing is to create a situation that is not only plausible to the canon environment but convinces the reader that 'this really happened and in no other way can this have happened' then as far as I am concerned, with 'Dragonslayer', Fernwithy has reached the summit.
Date posted: 3/26/2005 8:27:20 PM
"<i>...that one about the green world again? And the bike racing? And the girl who wins all the time?"</i>
Hehee, dreaming of Leia racing against her friends back on Alderaan, is he? ^^ I love how inter-related many of the details of your stories are.. it's very reassuring, in a way. After reading them a number of times, I tend to even forget that they were simply fanfiction, rather than canon material, since you write so believably and with such perfect characterizations.. and find myself disappointed when other author's fanfics don't allude to the same details that yours do. (Sometimes I'll get snobbish and not even <i>want</i> to read Star Wars fanfiction by anyone else, heh, since I'm so used to the quality of your stories.)
Anyway, this is the second time I've read this, dunno if I left a comment before. If so, whoops. If not.. you're a wonderful author, thanks for writing as much as you do, I *adore* your stories. They're marvelous. :)
Date posted: 10/26/2006 9:26:58 PM
I loved it! It was espeshaly nice to read after sssoooooooooooooooooooo many other fan fics. you get a little calused after a wile. But this was a real healer, warm and gental. I was very good to read a fan fic like that again.
Date posted: 1/16/2016 2:17:16 AM
Wow, your post makes mine look feeebl. More power to you!