I do love your descriptive style. Your story was quite believable, though I do think you missed a son - Donald Mallard? Perhaps? lol.
From: Pippa Date: 01/04/2013
Boys from Berlin What a great story. Good plot, reasonable angst, great sex. Really enjoyed it. Had me laughing at the end. Thanks
From: Francesca Date: 12/23/2011
Deeply impressed. It even feels like a natural continuation of the story as in the show.
And what gets to me is that the romance provides balance for what would otherwise be heartwrenching drama. You could not expect Illya to come out of this unscathed but for the flush of new love to bolster him. If it were an old relationship it would still leave him scarred, but as something fresh and sweet... yeah, it works.
Congrats, and thank you for the thoughtful research you put in to making this.
From: kanders Date: 11/15/2008
Just to let you know that although I love all of your stories. This one is my favorite. Thanks.
From: Ellen Date: 01/24/2007
A very powerful story that I admit haunts me each time that I read it.Your Illya is strong and good man being tested by one of the most painful times in human history.Napoleon and Illya ring true to me. Sigh, most importantly Illya has not been turned into wimp. One of my favorites.
From: shayheyred Date: 04/24/2005
A very clever and thoughtful take on "Gurnius." It's unusual to see Illya so vulnerable in an appealing way (not feminized or weak), and you have managed to portray that while never losing the essence of his character -- or Napoleon's. I am quite taken by Galena and the other quietly dignified older characters.
From: Francine Petiquan Date: 04/23/2005
What words could I possibly use to describe this delicate handling of a very sorrowful part of our human history exquisitely woven into an achingly touching and loving story? Possibly "breathtaking"? Certainly "very moving"? And most definitely "memorable"? You have outdone yourself. Thank you. Francine