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Review #1, by MargaretLane Shackles of Fear

17th March 2015:
In the first line, you've written "full grow phobia." Should it be "full grown"?

It is a pretty intriguing line though. Of course, people can fear anything, but I'm guessing it is going to have some relevance and it definitely sets an ominous tone to the beginning of the story.

You set the tone really well actually.

Oooh, that part about the monsters' claws turning into wands, as his fears become more realistic sent shivers down my spine.

Yikes, thinking you've gone blind would be so, so scary. Even without a fear of the dark. With that, he must be absolutely terrified.

Wow, I love the way you portray his fear. It seems so realistic. And the part about the choked sob is so emotive. It really makes me feel for him.

And the end is so depressing, as he believes there is a way out of this when we know there's not.

Yikes, if he was dealing with this kind of fear, his voluntary participation in the Battle of Hogwarts becomes even more admirable.

Actually, a bit of an aside, but apparently in the 1916 Rising, which we'll commemorate the centenary of next year, some of the younger boys in Pearse's school snuck into Dublin city centre to try and help. Thankfully, none of THEM were killed.

Excellent story. You really make me feel for him. I am in utter awe of how well you portray how he is feeling.

10 out of 10.

For the HPFF Fundraiser.

Author's Response: Haha thank you, I shall edit that in.

Woo! Thank you :D

I was so mean to Colin when writing this :S

Thank you :D

Thank you so much :D I'm glad that you liked this! and thank you for your reviews! :D

You're awesome!

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Review #2, by The Misfit Shackles of Fear

18th April 2014:

I thought I was evil.

Then I read this one-shot and CRIED.

You've done a really, really fabulous job at describing Colin's emotions. As someone scared of the dark too, I can say that what you wrote was scarily accurate.

A lot of people seem to forget that Colin was just 16 or 17 at the Battle of Hogwarts, depending when his birthday is, and he hasn't gone through the same things as Harry so he's still very much a child. This one-shot made me think of him Petrified in the hospital wing, and Madam Pomfrey turning out the lights, and Colin being left in the dark and not being able to verbalize his fear. *whimpers*

You described the battle really well; there was a lot of confusion as people were fighting and you showed that in Colin's thoughts superbly. And I HATED that line at the ending, even though it was so perfectly fitting with the one-shot itself and with canon.

"Please let me wake up."

But he'll never wake up and that broke my heart. That ending... he's just a frightened little boy in the end, despite all that's happened, and I just want to put my arms around him and keep him safe.

*goes off to cry in the corner*

Author's Response: I felt so terrible doing that to Colin! I don't know why my brain thought that it would be a good idea, it broke my heart so badly to do that to poor Colin.

Yeah, he wasn't that old and he had been sheltered. Oh no! I didn't even think of him being petrified! and now I'm even sadder :( I'm a monster!

Thank you so much for your review Isobel, even if I'm am the meanest person for what I've done to poor Colin. :(

*joins you in crying*

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Review #3, by Lostmyheart Shackles of Fear

8th April 2014:

I love dark and scary stories, so this intrigued me.
This almost gave me the creeps... how you decribed his fear and how it affected him. It was so realistic that it made me think that either you are scared of the darkness yourself, or that you know someone who is. Because all that he went through, all his thoughts, I can imagine a person afraid of the dark think like that too.

I'm not entirely afraid of the dark, only when I can't get out of it - like if I was in a dark room and couldn't find the door. To imagine that poor little Colin feels like that all the time, is heart breaking. And didn't he see the Basilisk in his first year?

Anyway, you wrote this story so realistically and the ending made my heart ache. I have a weakness for tragic stories, so when you wrote 'Please let me wake up' I loved and hated it at the same time.

It was wonderful to read it!

Big hug,

Author's Response: Hello!

Oh I am so glad that this intrigued you. :D And I'm sorry that it gave you the creeps. I wanted to try and get his fear across and I'm glad that I done that. I'm not scared of the dark at all actually, I was just trying to imagine what it would be like and this happened.

Aw *hugs* He did see the Basilisk. Poor Colin. I'm so mean to him!

Thank you so very much for your fantastic review! You're awesome!

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Review #4, by Warp. Shackles of Fear

3rd December 2013:
Wow. All ur writing is flawless. This was so emotional!

Author's Response: WOW! Thank you so much!!! *squishes* You've made my day :D

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Review #5, by Cannons Shackles of Fear

4th November 2013:
Hey, I'm still doing that review every story of yours thing and I saw that you had won third place in this so I had to come and read!

YEAH, it was scary. You made it so realistic especially how he was paralysed with fear and didn't remember he could make light at will.

There were lots of great lines in here, I particularly liked -

I was drowning in my own fear, the weight of the darkness pressing heavily on me until I was sure I would be crushed by it. - that's so realistic, I can imagine how scary that would be if you were scared of the dark.

It was a great idea to make his nightmares come true, although I don't want him to die!

A nice one shot, you deserved third place!



Author's Response: Awww thank you :D I really hope that you enjoy my stories :D

Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm glad that you found it scary, I wanted to try and get his fear across so I'm glad that I achieved that.

I don't want him to die either ;( It broke my heart to write this story!

Thank you so much!!! :D

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Review #6, by TheHeirOfSlytherin Shackles of Fear

28th October 2013:
What? No. NO! TAMMI! ;(


I'm sad. I don't know how to survive this sadness.

But it was so good, so amazingly written. And it was awesome that you eluded to what happens at the end, BUT I KNOW! Oh, his nightmares are so horrible and they came true!

I'm going to cry in the corner now.


Author's Response: SAM!! I'm so sorry!!!

*Hugs you extra tightly* It'll be okay. It won't be okay! I've killed him!

Why did I have to put him through his worst fear? And make him relive it? I'm so sad!!

Thank you so much! Yep we all know what's happened to him. I wish that I could change it, but I can't and that breaks my heart more than it already is. ;(

I shall have to cry with you :(

Thank you for the review Sam!

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