What became of Susan after the others had gone to fight the Last Battle?
(#) Enelya_Linde 2006-03-27 04:17:43 PMI especially enjoyed your disclaimer. One of the best and most repectful I've ever found! The story was quite good, as well. Thank Aslan for those not based upon the movie (which was good, but had canonrape)! I liked your beginning sentence; well written and introductory (not many are, these days...) and I thank you!
Author\'s Response: Thank you! That was very kind of you, and I'm always pleased to see a fan of the books (not just the movies) taking the time to read my fic. It was important to me to be respectful of the original material, so it was especially nice to hear that you thought I'd achieved that.
- I've loved Narnia since I was 10 and first read "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe". I'd always felt sadness that Susan was the one who, in the end, was the odd one out and left alone.
Your lovely moving story showed her regrets on the loss not only of her family, but of Narnia. I love the glimpse you give the one of the reasons for Susan's removal, and the message of hope you leave us with.
Very nicely written, very in character.
Author\'s Response: Thank you for your review. I tried my best to stay faithful to the book, while still expanding on and "explaining" Susan's role; I really appreciate hearing that you enjoyed it, and found it to be in character.
- This was an excellent piece. I always thought Lewis was extremely unfair to Susan (he misjudged women rather too much in his writings). Plus it was not logical to imagine that someone who had, in essence, lived to adulthood once already would actually forget the reality of it, and think it was a dream. I'm glad to read a story that puts a different, more realistic spin on Susan's experience, and actually provides a plausible and fair reason why she wouldn't have been part of the events of the final battle. This is a much better interpretation. Thank you!
Author's responseThank you! That was exactly my intention in writing it, so it's good to know someone else was bothered by Susan's end, and understood why I wanted to re-examine it.