|Reviews for As a Tower Firmly Set|
| Trish 9/2/12 . chapter 6
If you read my review on "A Month With Dragons" you'll already know how I feel about your writing.
So. As I lie here now feeling PAIN, I just want to suggest - please, just -
can't you write about fucking CARE BEARS for a change? IMMORTAL CARE BEARS? Where everything just works fucking out in the end and everyone rejoices and they live happily ever after?
You made me care about Tullio. Although I admit to calling his death the minute he was introduced, because taking away the comic relief / liveliest / funniest / most dorky character is just such a dick move, it had to be made. If knowing someone was going to die and -soon- kept me from caring, I wouldn't love my grandma. So I got invested. And so the ending of the story was overshadowed a bit by my grief. How to say this... I was emotionally in a room with Ermanno for most of chapter six.
I absolutely loved everything about this story.
And honestly, last time I had Ezio call for his Assassins in Revelations, one was right in the haystack next to the target. Just popped out from nowhere.
'...you were there the WHOLE TIME?! Dafuq!'
So your nod to these little idiosyncracies amused me greatly.
Thank you for the wonderful read.
| Guest 6/20/12 . chapter 6
How does this not have more views/reviews? You are one of the most talented writers I have ever read. I have seen many, many, many OC fics go horribly wrong but you make the oc interactions perfect. I will think of this whenever I send assassins on a mission or to kill guards. I always made up backstories for my assassins, but to see it written out so beautifully was a completely new experience for me. I am glad to have found this story. Keep writing amazing things.
| rivendellelve 5/17/12 . chapter 6
gotta love Ezio and his apprentices
| AngelSyn 3/27/12 . chapter 6
That was brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Your articulation and formation of characters actually made me care. I cried a little because of it, and it was well worth it.
| Jonnoda 3/11/12 . chapter 6
This was epic.
| Phoenix Aurorean 1/21/12 . chapter 6
Mio Dio! Assolutamente magnifico!
This story is awesome! Have you got any more?
| Stef 12/14/11 . chapter 6
Just wanted to say that this was a great read. You did justice to the recruits, especially since the game gives so little to work with. I love the fact you gave them all fully formed backgrounds and personalities, and the interactions were great between them all.
This is getting bookmarked so I can read it again :D
| me 12/2/11 . chapter 1
great story all around. thanks for writing it!
| Savior-of-the-Waking-World 11/27/11 . chapter 6
Why is it that when reading this, I was listening to Iron by Woodkid and could only think of Panfilo 3
| 7054 9/28/11 . chapter 6
Good story wo/man, You did a great job with this.
| Cozzybob 9/10/11 . chapter 6
You've brought life to characters here that weren't half as beautiful to me before I started reading this. Your back-story into Annetta and Panfilo, and the life you gave to the others, like Tullio... AC:B might have have given us interesting gameplay with the recruits (and I admit, I abused the heck out of them in missions!), but there was little life to them in the game, too busy as I was following Ezio's story to really even notice. But now I do, and it seems rather sad we've missed out on such an opportunity. What you've written fills in those gaps nicely.
I think my favorite bit is how you show each character perfectly-I remember Annetta and thinking she seemed like a noble, and Panfilo, with his face constantly covered. I remember those other two always positioned together in the hideout, and I also remember seeing a woman-Annetta, even, perhaps-always reading the books from the bookshelf. It's little details like that that really made it connect back to the game for me. My other favorite bit was Ezio, of course, and how Annetta came to the conclusion that Ezio's intrigue was in his mysteries, and she didn't want them revealed. (Although truth be told, I would and do want them revealed, haha.) I also liked how she was sharp enough to see the tragedy in him, and how he didn't really want to be the hero, something I've thought particularly poignant about Ezio's character. Although this fic has very little of Ezio in it, you can see him reflected in the recruits, and that just made it even better.
My favorite moment in the fic has to be a combination of the end (I love mocking the ceremony, that is hilarious, because all of her observations are clearly true), as well as the recruits discussing Ezio's actions in AC2, when he didn't kill the Pope. Panfilo suggesting Ezio that was scared was a rather interesting one. I don't think that was why he let the Pope live, of course, but it's not far from Ezio's character at all, really. It made me like Panfilo even more. :)
And, of course, the relationship between the two recruits. It blossomed into something special, and now I want to ship it. So, yes. Best fic I've read in a while, well done! xD
| wisecurledqueen 8/27/11 . chapter 6
I love the apprentices. Fantastic story, I loved Panfilo and Annetta before, and now I do even more.
Thank you so much!
| CrazyLittleQuack 8/4/11 . chapter 6
do another one please
| fowl68 7/15/11 . chapter 6
This was excellently written. You gave all of the characters such distinctive personalities and wrote them so well that I felt terrible when Tullio died even though I had just met him. And this didn't feel long-winded, like a lot of stories with the assassin recruits feel.
Wonderful work and I hope you write more!
| SecretSnow 7/5/11 . chapter 6
I love this. I can't even begin to describe how much I love this. There is so much growth and change that it simply amazes me. I love this to death. The last part, with the leaps of faith, were the best. Their differences, how they do things, so very different but they balance and that's what matters most. This was brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.