|Reviews for Rise of the Phoenix|
| Anime Princess 5/16/13 . chapter 18
I LOVE how you described how Sinbad and Maeve's bodies ache with all they went through. How their emotions are so convoluted and complex and confusion that sometimes even they don't know what they are feeling.
I LOVE how the Phoenix confused Sinbad too by showing him Maeve and then 'taking' her away!
Maeve's guilt over accidentally leaving DimDim is SO her!
Also, the last line...Is DimDim a student of the phoenix or what? It's DimDim's most favorite/popular line of all!
| mslm 5/16/13 . chapter 18
Great chapter. I loved the description as Maeve and Sinbad first saw each other. I could feel the effort that it took each of them because they were so weak and you could feel the relief and pure love when they finally met. Great chapter and I look forward to the next update!
| Lunita Shiratori 5/16/13 . chapter 18
amazing chapter. Welcome to back. Pour Mave she think in her master Dimdim. But the fenix? I hope in the next chapter what pass with the fenix rumina Turok Dimdim and the group
the best wishes
| AFairy88 5/16/13 . chapter 18
A very pleasant treat after my last final exam to find this update waiting for me! ;)
I loved the flow of the chapter and you could really feel the characters' emotions especially Sinbad's... A very nice reunion...
My favorite bit:
"And it was then that suddenly he understood that it was her who he had heard, her whisper and her call. He had not only found her flames within, and he had not guarded the phoenix without help.
She herself had been there – through fire and through ice she had been there for him; fighting at his side when his strength was fading."- I LOVED this paragraph the rich emotion and tying things before into the reunion, wonderful!
Please try to update soon...
| MJDai 5/16/13 . chapter 18
It is certainly apreciated!
Oh man, when Maeve appeared in the phoenix and then she disappeared I was like: NoooOooOOoooo! You can't seperate them NOW!
And when Maeve was feeling overwhelmed by her emotions when she was greeting Firouz I was getting all teary-eyed because I would feel completely overwhelmed as well.
Thanks for this chapter!
| Tetisheri 3/2/13 . chapter 17
oh, i forget to ask about the weird reaction of Rumina,,, somehow i didn't understand the reason why she give up instantly,,, i still can imagine her with kinda exploding fury from the sensation of failure or the unexpected strength of her opponent,, i know she would fight a little more before giving up such great and dangerous plan -i consider hers and her father plan in The Rise is the strongest and most dangerous to all previous ones mentioned in the show- it's kinda life or death issue for her and Turok to simply give up, i guess it worth a little more effort before giving up -me guess- !
so what was the reason of it ?
| oO Tetisheri Oo 3/2/13 . chapter 17
very nice chapter again :) i like it,,,
finally we get the reunion whoaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh,,, you know how we -the fans- are waiting for this moment in every fiction,,, hmmm, yeah it's true that both of them aren't conscious yet but it still is the REUNION,,, and now we can only wait for their reactions after their wake ...
the phoenix ... your description is wonderful ... love it so much, really you did great work in it,
and how the sweet victory of the good side was born from the depth of the evil storm,, you draw this birth beautifully ... it's what attract me first :)
thanks for the update, the chapter is great :)
and very AMAZING pic of the phoenix ,,, totally awesome,,
| inbid 3/2/13 . chapter 17
Great chapter! Really well done!
Sinbad's determination and his love to Maeve- something amazing :)
And of course D/S part... it's so touching...
The description of the Phoenix is just perfect, just like your picture to this :)
I like the chapter so much :)
| Stitch 3/1/13 . chapter 17
*ssssqqqqqquuuueeeeaaaallllll llll* I am so thrilled! Both chapters were so beautifully done, and I think I held my breath the whole time. The only sad thing about this most recent update is the need for patience for the next installment, and our heroes awakenings. More! More! More!
| Lunita Shiratori 2/28/13 . chapter 17
I can say ... In the last chapters( 14;15;16;17) including this there was much suspense. I hope you have a nice romantic scene. Of course there must be a fight. A good fight.I do not think Rumina has surrendered so easy. But I'll have to wait for the next chapter. I want to know more about poor phoenix. Until next time. Hopefully soon
| AFairy88 2/28/13 . chapter 17
Thank you for the quick update ;) ... some of my favorite lines:
** "Against the dark he fought to find the flames and her along with it. Nothing was yet forsaken as long as Sinbad did not lose his way."
- I LOVE this line, so powerful, so heart-felt... Amazing writing!
** I am in love with "big brother" Doubar in this chapter - "Motionless the younger man lay in his arms, reminding the other of the many times that he had held him as a child. Now he cradled him just like in the past and swiftly did his right hand find the way to Sinbad's chest as frantically Doubar searched for the steady beat that would tell him all was right."
- I was crying by this point as I am the eldest sibling in the family, I can easily imagine the gut-wrenching fear Doubar was feeling!
- Ok... AMAZING chapter, but I can't believe you ended it THERE! You must be working on a Master's degree on cliff hangers! LOL!
WE finally have Maeve back, YAY! You need to update sooooooooooon please!
| MJDai 2/27/13 . chapter 17
Oh! Excuse me for a moment while I'm lost for words.
I like it a lot! I love how Doubar's the sailor in the priestess's view, but himself in his own. I love how the language flows around the reader like the fire around Sinbad. I love how romantic it all is, how loving and good. I love the phoenix mourning its brothers and its looking at the bystanders. (Certainly not diappointed with its meeting with Dermott!)
On the nitpicky side: Sometimes senteces felt a little too Yoda like: Not a second did he need... or At such and such the beast looked calmly... I suppose they're grammatically correct (I know nothing of grammar) but it felt a little jarring at times.
Also: while I loved the outside view of what happened to Sinbad and Maeve and it was beautifully written, I'm very curious what happened to them inside the darkness, how exactly they connected, how it felt and what it looked like.
Just my initial thoughts, I might come up with more when I read it more thoroughly :D
| mslm 2/27/13 . chapter 17
Yay! Maeve is back. I am so glad that this chapter is up early and very exciting. Please update soon!
| Samantha 2/27/13 . chapter 17
I do not know what to say except this is brilliantly written and well worth the wait! This is a wondrous end to the last chapter! Maeve and Sinbad together again, excellent! I can't wait to read more!
| MJDai 2/23/13 . chapter 16
I love the poetic language in this. I've said it before but it's still true now; it's like you paint a picture with words.
I love that in essence it's all about what lives in their hearts. Turok and Rumina's are full of malice and destruction and all they want to see in the world is malice and destruction. On the other hand you have Sinbad having to struggle through all that evil to get to what lives in his heart: Maeve. And she on the other side is doing just the same. And not only them but Doubar and Dermott too, all they want is to aid and support and it hurts them to have to stand idly by while those they love are struggling. And Bryn sheltering Dermott, again an act of love.
And maybe I'm reading into things, but I think all those acts of love in the periphery are feeding the phoenix and are giving Sinbad the strength to go on. Like if he'd stood there alone, without his friends and family around him, he would never have managed it at all.
Often I find struggles like this rather boring, because you know the good guys are going to win in the end anyway. And yes, I am sure the good guys are going to win in this as well, but that's not the whole story in this case and that's why it's riveting. You show the price they have to pay for winning, you show the pain and the struggle and the voluntary sacrifice that will alter them forever and you show the strength and the gain outside of the victory, the personal and familial.
Oh and I love that you've taken the hate/love relationship Sinbad has with the water which was a theme in the actual show (well kinda) and made it part of his very soul. It seems very fitting.