Date: 05/20/19 11:21 pm Title: Chapter I
Loved the fight scene, very action-packed and well-written.
"If he drunk the healing draft now, that’d be his one chance for payment gone." Not going to loot the orcs? Swords are valuable, even poor-quality orcish weapons. Even if they have nothing else of value, that's a pretty good payday.
Author's Response: Thanks, friend. I wouldn't think too deep into it. Those orcish-weapons aren't TES or WoW grade. More like LotR calibre -- little more than twisted strips of metal. Few self-respecting blacksmiths would pay for such junk!
Date: 04/24/19 06:23 am Title: Chapter XIX
Loved this story so far and really enjoying it. Thank you for sharing. Really glad I get to read it.
Author's Response: You're welcome! It's been a busy week where I am so there might be a little wait for the next chapter, but it'll be out soon!
Date: 03/24/19 03:41 am Title: Chapter XVIII
Another great chapter. There is so much going on, I can't wait to see how you tie everything together.
I also learned what a manticore was. I guess I'm way behind on my monsters!
Author's Response: Always happy to help! Stay tuned!
Date: 03/17/19 03:19 pm Title: Chapter XVII
Greenleaf, your writing skills continue to amaze me. Your descriptions of the characters, their thoughts and actions are so vivid I feel like I am in the middle of the scene.
The pacing is perfect, the conflict is intense, and the suspense holds me like a vice.
Can't wait for the next chapter.
Author's Response: Thank you for the kind words. my friend! The next chapter is almost ready and will be out soon!
Date: 09/23/18 01:39 am Title: Chapter XV
More great chapters to your story.
I'm curious how Eldin can ever complete his quest, with Ellina there to undo his progress literally every night. Seems like he would need to be locked in solitary every night and/or someone else would need to complete it for him. Hmmmm, maybe a girl and her dwarfish friend?
Date: 09/01/18 01:00 am Title: Chapter XIV
I've fallen in love with how you've built this world and the characters. This is definitely a story I'd like to see finished. If for nothing else just to continue reading about this world.
Author's Response: Woah, thank you! It will be finished, I promise.
Date: 08/29/18 11:47 pm Title: Chapter XIV
GreenLeaf, I believe there are 3 aspects that separate a good story from a great one.
1. Detail. This story is so well thought out and written I feel like I am right there with the characters (and I wish I was! ).
2. Conflict. Too many stories are boy meets girl, boy becomes girl; then rainbows, unicorns, and sex. Fine for a quickie, but not a relationship. Conflict builds character and it really shows here.
3. Suspense. After all these chapters I can't tell who is going to win out. And I can't wait to read more.
You've scored a hat trick. Thanks.
Author's Response: No, no; thank you! I really appreciate all your kind words! I write because I enjoy it, but I have to admit; there have been times during the writing of 'Ellina' that I just didn't know where to go with it. Thankfully, as of now, I think I've got a pretty solid idea of how the story is going to go - but who knows?!
Date: 05/26/18 02:27 am Title: Chapter XI
D: Noo! Not the cubs! That's... Too cruel!
Author's Response: I know! It hurt to write, but I want to get across how cold-hearted the curse makes Elldin when he transforms into Ellina (kinda like a male-to-female Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde).
Date: 04/24/18 08:42 am Title: Chapter X
Yes, I really like this story so far. Nice development of Elldin's character/plight. I wonder what will happen when they finally meet again, he and Veriniya.
Date: 03/04/18 10:46 am Title: Chapter VIII
Dear Greenleaf, I'd like to thank you for one of the most enjoyable readings I've had the pleasure to lay my eyes on.
So far it's been nothing but fun to read it, and I truely hope to see the end of this story appear sometime in the future (unlike half of the stories on this site that do not see the end).
Author's Response: Oh, wow! Thank you so much! I'm certainly glad you're enjoying it! I promise it'll have an ending at some point! My other story, The Dawn Project, just ran away with me and I have sorta written myself into a corner with it... perhaps I'll get back to it one day?! I'm trying to keep this one a bit more contained, featuring fewer characters but more elaborate and detailed plot points and locations! Thanks again for the kind words, DC1writes! GreenLeaf
Date: 02/12/18 09:16 am Title: Chapter VII
I am glad that Eldins logical mind hasn't deserted Ellina. There was no choice as to what to do with the badit's leader.
Author's Response: Well, aside from the obvious change of sex and a slight shift in personality; Elldin and Ellina are the same person.
Date: 01/18/18 10:31 pm Title: Chapter VI
Th question arises, if turning the chieftain of the badits into a being like herself is a good idea. Will she kill him after the act like a black widow I wonder?
Author's Response: Perhaps. What would you do in Ellina's situation?
Date: 10/31/17 03:58 am Title: Chapter V
Wow! Awesome! I thought at the beginning about the possibility of it being a night/day time transformation, but i threw out that idea and i honestly didn't expect it to be true. Can't wait for more!
Author's Response: See, trust your feelings (as Obi-Wan would say).
Date: 10/31/17 02:40 am Title: Chapter V
Wow! Its awesome to read this kind of a story. Its the sort of thing I didn't know I wanted until I was zipping through it. I love the D&D style to not only the world, but the lens through which we get Elldin/Ellina's thoughts. That whole were-woman thing caught me by surprise. I'm curious and super excited to see where things go, so don't leave us hanging for too long! Overall this is one of the more original and interesting stories I've read on this site, and I wouldn't be surprised if it inspired some copycats seeking to capture the awe of the original story!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, I'm glad to see you're enjoying it! I thought it was time to flex my Fantasy muscles as my other story is more Sci-Fi based. The concept of a were-woman is one TG trope that has always fascinated me; the reluctance and force with which the metamorphosis occurs, but the potentiality for acceptance and enjoyment once the victim becomes a woman.
Date: 10/29/17 11:22 pm Title: Chapter I
It's always nice when a story is not set in a world we are familiar with , Apart from anything else it gives the author far greater scope with situations that they can put their characters into , Ellina or should that be Elldin certainly had an experience they won't forget in a hurry...
So what happens next ? , Seems likely that Elldin will very soon want to be Ellina again , All he has to do is find the witch .... Who said life was easy !!
Great story from a top author love the way its going , hope to read more of it very sooon
Author's Response: Yeah, it's an issue I had with The Dawn Project to a certain extent setting it in the real world. You're bound by certain principles and rules. As you say, setting a story in a fantasy world gives you more avenues for locations and weird and wonderful characters. It's more fun to write it - considering at its core it's just a story about a man to turns into a woman - if there's interesting things for my imagination to consider. As for what happens next, who knows? Maybe Elldin will feel the need to become Ellina again, but how and why he does it is yet a mystery. Perhaps Elldin needs to 'persuade' a man? Stay tuned. ;)
Date: 10/14/17 01:15 am Title: Chapter IV
I'm glad you're back!! I am really enjoying this story, and the prosaic verse you use with a lot of the dialogue and description help fit the environment and world into place in a very enjoyable way! I'm looking forward to more! :P
Author's Response: Thanks, my friend! As a fan of authors like J.R.R Tolkien and George R.R. Martin, I'm always very invested in making my worlds feel as real and detailed as possible. I want to make my reader feel as if there's thousands of other people living in this world; all with their own stories and experiences. Elldin's battle with his feminising curse is just one of those stories!
Date: 10/13/17 03:12 pm Title: Chapter IV
Nice to see this story progress some more. It's certainly an interesting world you've created here. I certainly hope to one day see the conclusion to this story.
Author's Response: Thanks for your comment! I've got some pretty neat ideas of where I want to go with this story. As long as you stay tuned, you'll get an ending to Elldin's story... or is it Ellina's story now?
Date: 09/06/17 01:51 am Title: Chapter III
As always, I am greatly enjoying your stories. The scene at the end of this chapter was definitely giving me a knot in my stomach for what Veriniya was feeling. I really hope the situation gets resolved in some sort of reasonable way, or at least the truth of the mysterious lady gets revealed to Veriniya before too much time passes. I can't wait to see what else is in store.
Date: 08/24/17 10:34 pm Title: Chapter III
I don't particularly like this new witch figure. Hopefully she doesn't do anything too terrible, besides what we all expect. I look forward to more soon!
Author's Response: Not the nicest of young women is she? But what is it she's going to do? Stay tuned. ;)
Date: 05/22/17 03:48 am Title: Chapter II
What a great start to such a promising story! Very, very pleasant to read, and your writing flows so nicely! Can't wait for more, and I think I'm already hooked.
Author's Response: Oh wow, thanks for the kind words! I'm glad you're enjoying it!