Reviews for Devil You Know
tarrangar chapter 16 . 4/18
I would think Rias would have rather good chances, simply because Issei should be much stronger than canon, Raynaras base probably qualify her for being a mid-rank devil, whereas canon Issei was extremely weak by low-rank devil standards, applying Boosted gear to Raynaras base power instead of Isseis, should mean that if he can get 5-6 boosts in he can overpower Raiser easily.
tarrangar chapter 10 . 4/18
Sona is being an idiot with the whole Japanese breakfast thing, it's customary to adhere to the practices of the country you reside in, but that is limited to in public, and even then, food is not one of the points where it's particularly customary, it's perfectly normal and accepted for immigrants, to keep to their own food culture in the privacy of their home.

Not wanting to eat Japanese food if one of your classmates invite you over for dinner is rude, not cooking japanese food in your own home is perfectly acceptable, and only xenophobic assholes would say otherwise.

When in Rome do as the romans only count for in public, in private do as you're most comfortable with as long as it's not illegal.
Guest chapter 15 . 10/27/2022
haa what a bunch of shit. honestly with how shitty of a job you were doing its understandable it was dropped. You kinda suck ass
all forms of fluff chapter 17 . 10/25/2022
Second time through.

If I had to sum up the majority of my experience while reading this story in a single sentence it would be. "Why isn't Harry telling these devils to fuck off?" I get that this is a young Harry Dresden, and he might not have the backbone of forged steel that he does in the books, but that didn't mean he should have just abided by Rais and Sona's orders.

Example, and the first time I asked myself the question. When Rais told him to sleep in her bed the second night before he went to rescue Asia. Harry had zero reason to obey such an order. The guy was days away from the betrayal of his family unit which included his girlfriend. Harry in the books was a very loyal person and lived the life of a monk when he wasn't seeing someone. And the only reason he seemed to fold to this decision is because Rais flexed her demon power and you wanted to get sexy fun time as she molested him in his "Sleep"

Another was when he went along with Tsubaki's suggestion that Akeno teach him to read. He had done nothing to obligate himself to Tsubaki to abide by such a choice in teacher. Why would he care if she thought of him as a delinquent? He had never met this girl before that day and had no reason to value her opinion of him.

Then there is Akeno and his interactions. There is no reason to accommodate her attitude. There is no reason for him to be friendly to her at all. He isn't required to be friends with her just because she is Rais' Queen and peerage member. While the girl could mean the world to Rais she doesn't have to mean anything to Harry.

I was still asking this question when Harry actually went along with Rais to have sex. These two have zero relationship build up beyond Harry thinks she's hot and he is a warm body that isn't a member of her peerage that she could use as a pawn in her devil dealings to break a marriage contract. If it wasn't for the soul gaze, then they wouldn't have known anything meaningful about each other.

Now I get that you're trying to blend two different universes together, but this Harry just isn't Harry Dresden. The only thing that you're Harry did that the original would have done was save Asia, but as Issei preformed the very same actions in the DxD cannon than I'm not sure kudos could be given for that. I will say that the one hit KO to the grey suited devil was very Winter Knight of him.

I think what's really throwing me off of this crossover is that you have way too much of DxD and not enough Dresden. There is no Murphy character, no Marcone, no Carpenter family. I thought that you were going to use Asia to be the church-based faith character that Michael Carpenter was. After all god always seemed to send aid to those of true faith like she has. I'm not saying Asia should be one of the sword wielders, but it would have been cool if she had taken over the abandoned church and we see it slowly become a holy bastion in the devil's city. Aika would have made a decent Murphy character, but Xenovia would probably be a better fit for the woman with goon busting ability.

My point is that other than the magic that Harry can use this character might as well be an OC you've created. In fact, you could have replaced Harry with Elaine as the one who Serafall saved and the only difference between them would be the Rais romance would be a lesbian story. In fact, it would have made more sense for Elaine to be the one who was saved, not from He Who Walks Behind, but from Dresden. She had just been mind-controlled and betrayed her boyfriend only to watch said boyfriend kill their mentor. It would actually make her willingness to go along with the devils be more believable as she sees them as a shield, she could use to put between her and those seeking to do her harm.

But all of these gripes are likely irrelevant. This story has been dead for seven years. It's highly unlikly that it's going to be updated. Still, I did enjoy reading it again... mostly.
Wordlurker chapter 18 . 8/26/2022
I realize this story hasn't been updated in a long time, and I don't even know if you frequent FFnet anymore, but I just wanted to drop a thanks for writing this story, just in case you do. It's quite good, and I enjoyed reading it.

StrangestQuark chapter 18 . 8/11/2022
This is an awesome story, sad to see it ended this abruptly. Nevertheless thanks for sharing!
Guest chapter 18 . 7/22/2022
Man do I miss this magnificent story.
contramundi01 chapter 18 . 6/15/2022
I don't expect this to ever continue, but it was a fun read. I loved the tension between Harry and Akeno, and the weird situation Issie's in. Oh, and you actually let people have sex, which was a not unpleasant surprise.

Only real complaint is Harry is a bit too respectful and quick to back down. This is the guy who canonically can barely shut up even when he knows the person he's giving lip to really wants to kill him.
Maelric chapter 18 . 5/30/2022
I know it's been a long time since you wrote this but I hope you continue it some day, your writing and storytelling is superb!
Jose19 chapter 10 . 1/7/2022
Akeno in this story is totally out of character she doesn’t resemble anything of her.

Akeno is sadistic and loves Bondage but the girl is kind and compassionate unlike this version.
Plasmagarou chapter 18 . 11/11/2021
Found this beauty after losing my old account several years ago. Very surprised and happy to learn it had a few extra chapters than I remember. Now nervous because I need my next fix of this piece of literature goodness.
Thank you for creating this lovely piece I do hope you oneday pick it back up. Favorite this just in case!
If not I hope the years have found you well and you are doing great! Best wishes!
1.6180339887498948482045868 chapter 18 . 11/11/2021
nooooooooooooooooooooooooo why did you stop the story? dang, I really wanted to read about the aftermath of the rating game and the new dynamics between Harry, Akeno, and Rias. Also the budding friendship with Mittelt was fun. I really liked the what happened with Issei in this fic, it certainly makes more sense than the anime. I always wondered, why would they kill issei if they already had plans to steal Asia's sacred gear? it would have been interesting too if raynare's psyche still existed somewhere in the back of issei's mind. then he would have two voices (draig and raynare) bothering him.
Snowybirb chapter 18 . 11/4/2021
This was an enjoyable ride from start to finish. While disappointing that it ended just as the Dresden elements were beginning to come back into play, what we have so far is enjoyable enough.

In general, this was a unique take on DxD, especially with you managing to take characters that would normally be forgotten about or rendered as a footnote, such as Aika or Mittelt, and making them into actual characters.

I do hope that you come back to this eventually, as this is one of those real "diamond in the rough" fics.
An old fan chapter 18 . 10/13/2021
I miss this story so very much :(
Zeus chapter 18 . 7/27/2021
Wise from your gwave!
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