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Author: Jenos  (signed)
Date posted: 10/22/2002 2:17:01 AM
Jenos's Comments:

Hey! I read this and went wow! It's great... It's great that even though 'Anakin' wasn't real, his comfort of "Iím right here. Iíll always be with you" staying with Jaina is nice...

A good fic all round.

Author: LadyElaine
Date posted: 10/22/2002 5:12:00 AM
LadyElaine's Comments:

This is the second in my fables series, the idea behind which was to take myths and legends from around the world and put them into a Star Wars setting. This one's based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Thanks to all my terrific betas (what, you don't think I just use two, do you? My normal number is anywhere from four to six!) and to FernWithy, who provided the lovely cover art.

Author: mfalkon
Date posted: 10/22/2002 1:28:13 PM
mfalkon's Comments:

I knew that was based on Orpheus and Eurydice! Nice job, LadyElaine. Looking forward to more myth based tales.

Author: starwarssisters
Date posted: 10/22/2002 3:29:44 PM
starwarssisters's Comments:

good book.

Author: Jedi Knight Safira Felan
Date posted: 10/22/2002 5:01:18 PM
Jedi Knight Safira Felan's Comments:

Wow! What an aweomse fanfic! It was really well written and I loved the way Anakin reassured Jaina that he will always be with her!

Author: marasolo
Date posted: 10/22/2002 10:04:58 PM
marasolo's Comments:

Now only if half of the del rey books were this good...

Thank you for the good read; I needed it. This is the Star Wars I have been missing. Keep it up!

Author: dsteve
Date posted: 10/23/2002 1:42:59 AM
dsteve's Comments:

I got the impression that it was the dark side telling her that is will always be there. Not Anakin but the dark side saying it will never truely leave her alone.

Author: Anne
Date posted: 10/23/2002 2:08:22 PM
Anne's Comments:

This story is reminiscent of a myth from Greek mythology. A man lost his wife and went to Hades to get her back. The god of the underworld agreed that he could take her if he would not look back at her until they were both out of the underworld. He looked back, and she was loast. Sadly the exact name elude me, but I definitely remember the story.

I enjoyed reading "Don't Look Back".

Author: Whuffa
Date posted: 10/26/2002 8:58:05 AM
Whuffa's Comments:

Wow! I love Greek mythology. I go to a Classical high shool, that's where you learn ancient Greek and Latin, and I love Greek mythology. Can't wait to see more of it adapted to Star Wars!

Author: Jedi Sonic  (signed)
Date posted: 11/17/2002 10:01:08 AM
Jedi Sonic's Comments:

Jaina's feelings about her brother's death in this story are very vivid. My question is how Jacen's dissappearance should tie in with it. Does she know that Jacen is alive at this point? overall I think this is an excellent fanfic.

Author: Mcily Nochi  (signed)
Date posted: 11/21/2002 11:50:19 AM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:

Wow, what a fascinating story! Your writing style is beautiful, with lovely descriptive words and imagery. A joy to read.

The premise was great, too. I've loved the story of Orpheus and Euridice ever since I first heard Monteverdi's opera "Orfeo." I could just hear the spooky music as I read this story. It realy captured the spirit both of the myth and of Star Wars, and showed how much Star Wars realy does depend on myth for its inspiration.

Excellent job.

Author: J-B
Date posted: 12/8/2002 1:13:00 PM
J-B's Comments:

There was a story in the bible, kinda like this one. God told this guy , his wife and his sister to leave a city and not look back. unfortunately his sister looked back and was struck with fire and brimstone. you win some you lose some :)

Author: spidyredneckjedi  (signed)
Date posted: 2/3/2003 9:05:09 AM
spidyredneckjedi's Comments:

I feel that this is the best capturing of Jaina's spirit after her brother's death. Just the feel of him being near and being taken away again by her own doing hurts her even more. I liked the feel and emotion of the whole story, it capture's a lot of the characters feelings and makes you think about losing a loved one of your own and the effects it has. Good Job!

Author: Siri Ruane  (signed)
Date posted: 4/14/2003 9:20:20 AM
Siri Ruane's Comments:

Wow. I can't believe I've never read this one before.
Very good job! It was beautifuly written.
Love it!

Author: MonMartha
Date posted: 4/27/2003 12:44:49 PM
MonMartha's Comments:

A role-reversal of the Oedipus-Eurydice myth, and a brief one. Jaina is her father's daughter - viz the wit, the courage, the love. And sometimes letting go is half the battle over fear and loss. :)

Author: Quiller  (signed)
Date posted: 5/2/2003 3:21:50 PM
Quiller's Comments:

Life kept me away from fanfic when this was first posted. I'm glad I finally got around to reading it. Nicely done.

Author: Ani's girl  (signed)
Date posted: 6/18/2003 1:38:08 AM
Ani's girl's Comments:

Just think, people still fall for the same mistakes. Using the Orpheus and Euridice Greek myth, was a great way to explore Jaina's humane quality. Everyone makes mistakes. Even if they have been told throughout history.
I really did like the way it was written and expressed. Great work.

Author: Valiowk  (signed)
Date posted: 6/25/2003 5:09:35 AM
Valiowk's Comments:

Excellent adaptation of Orpheus and Eurydice - it's poetic and found a good, matching background. I liked the setting - namely, the tree cave on Dagobah - because it's a place that really humbles people and reminds them that they still have a lot to learn.

Author: pimpy wan
Date posted: 6/29/2003 1:24:23 PM
pimpy wan's Comments:

i have to agree with whoever likened the premise to that of lot and his wife when they fled sodom and gomorrah. but what i enjoyed even more was the ambiguity of meaning in that message. was it the lingering dark side spirit reminding the troubled young jaina that it would always be with her, or actually an apparation of anakin?
excellent fiction!

Author: Safire Ranmako  (signed)
Date posted: 8/23/2003 1:55:55 PM
Safire Ranmako's Comments:

It's good, But a little intence.

Author: puppyglo
Date posted: 10/7/2003 8:44:48 PM
puppyglo's Comments:

I read this and I said "Wow" This is great. It's so touching and sweet. Excellent job!

Author: Jedi Knight Sarai
Date posted: 11/2/2003 2:26:32 PM
Jedi Knight Sarai's Comments:

I could tell this awas based on a greek mythology story, and I loved it!!!!!! I hope I find more on greek mythology!!

Author: 1-800-jedigirl
Date posted: 2/2/2006 3:43:43 PM
1-800-jedigirl's Comments:

as soon as anakin said dont look back i knew what it was based on.

i know the dark side would be crual enough to do such a thing but it is not worthy of takeing on the likeness of that young man

its wonderfull

Author: Lhinneill
Date posted: 5/24/2006 4:03:55 PM
Lhinneill's Comments:

Oh wow, awesome fanfiction. Very well written.

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