|Reviews for The Burning Time|
| BerNael chapter 21 . 7/7/2016
this started very very VERY GOOD and i was so excited in finding it and prepared to read it in one sitting. moreover, it was COMPLETED which is very rare lately wherein most interesting read i found in fanfictionDOTnet seems to be work in progress and/or discontinue so YAY for me :)
unfortunately, my happiness was short live. from chapter 3 "la bella pellegrina" it was starting to hint on other storyline that i'm not so sure i'm into but still your characterization of robin and amon draw me in. i like your portrayal. their interaction with each other, the slow burn of their awakening/realization of attraction to each other was everything i envision for them post series so i keep on reading.
but by chapter 7 "beltaine", i'm starting to get a not-so-enjoyable-vibe from all the wordy in-depth background story of diana and then the ending of chapter 9 "lare" happened so yeah... i lost interest. i'm really sad that it did not progress as i hope.
i mean, your writing is good but i no longer like the direction of the story. i did skim chapter 20 and the epilogue just to get an idea and yeah... i was right, it was everything i dislike and then some. seth turn out exactly i suspected him to be the moment he turn up for real in front of robin. and robin acted the cliche teenage angst i couldn't stand with cliche reborn overpowered trope bla bla bla
well, okay...honestly i have no objection with overpowered character. i just prefer story where it focus on "us against the world" theme which seems to be the theme at the start of the story but the moment jana, giovanna and the sovanna folks starting to show their adoration to robin, the story change it course and portray a different theme that no longer held my interest.
anyway, i would've love it if it END at chapter 8 "beacon". a bit open ended but i will just use my imagination for the rest... *dreamy sigh*
nevertheless, thank you for writing an interesting piece up until then. too bad we have different vision past that point.
| mustwedothisnow chapter 1 . 12/9/2015
Even years later, I still love revisiting this fic. if one of the best WHR fics out there.
| Larethiana chapter 21 . 1/16/2014
Ahhhh this story is EPIC! so well writen and coherent! it couldreallybe the sequel! you made me smile, cry, reading it! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!
| iamsheena chapter 21 . 10/16/2013
I love you. I know we've only just met, but I thought that it must be said. I don't know what you're doing with your life and time - if you're still writing or not, though I hope you are - but just know that even nearly seven years after you completed this story, people like me are reading it and adoring it.
I watched Witch Hunter Robin when I was in middle school and hadn't watched it in its entirety, but I remembered loving it. So I decided to watch the full series recently and, as you can hopefully still understand, I became extremely obsessed, which led me to fan fiction. You wrote everything that I was unable to think of or say, and as far as I'm concerned, this is canon-grade.
I love history and mythology, so I was all the more excited to read about all that you included. What was better was that these were things taken from secondary sources, and you actually took time to research and weave everything together. I mean, I love research too! This story had everything.
Are you sure you don't own WHR? Have you ever considered purchasing the rights? Haha.
I really want you to be writing. I want you to be a published author. I want to read everything you've written.
I loved reading this years after it was completed because: a) I didn't have to wait for updates (I usually lose interest when I have to wait), and b) I could see the progression of you as a writer. The entire story was fantastic, but there were changes that I noticed in later chapters, mostly regarding organization of characters' POVs. It's neat to me.
ANYway, I'll stop gushing and talking, although I think there was something else I wanted to say that I have forgotten. I hope you're doing well, and thank you!
| GalanthaDreams chapter 21 . 7/5/2012
I can't quite find the right words to praise your story...I am dumbstruck at it's detail, the lush imagery, the mythology. How did you so realistically tie in religion and even Amon's name into your plot? It's beyond my imagination.
Uncharacteristically, I feel that words are not enough. I have smiled, I have laughed, I have cried-my heart caving in on itself. Your story inspires those reactions in me.
| The Birdy78 chapter 20 . 10/19/2011
Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous conclusion and deliciously haunting. The description of Amon's power and how it compliments Robin's own was really good. The scene where they finally embraced was really lovely. This chapter was a fitting conclusion to the entire fic. Good job!
| The Birdy78 chapter 18 . 10/19/2011
Another really good chapter ( I am trying to make up for all the reviews I didn't write, can you tell? XDD ) Beautifully tying all the hints you have dropped early in the story and the name of the chapter was well placed. I particularly enjoyed the story tying Amon and Robin to ancient Egypt. It was a true stroke of genius. I really enjoyed Nagira's cameo in this chapter, his relationship with Amon is always incredibly amusing.
The mention of Amon's mother and how her death has shape her son was also very good as you delve deeper into something the anime only scratch the surface of and should have expanded more into. I particularly enjoyed one sentence in the story when Juliano says "She is not the enemy of God" alluding to Robin and AMon's earlier incarnations.
| The Birdy78 chapter 16 . 10/19/2011
I read this chapter in its unedited state, it was wonderfully conflicted. Amon feels the pull of something deeper than just the physical attraction and his love for Robin. Her lines are deliciously cryptic and filled with so much meaning than just her talking about their current state of affairs. She hints at something much deeper than just him letting go and loving her.
I especially liked Amon's inner struggle, he has spent so much of his life shutting people out that letting Robin in is almost physically painful and terribly scary. And he also seems to resent her for just how much she makes him feel and the danger he feels in if she where to awaken his powers. In much vulgar words, Amon is practically pissing on his happiness with Robin but he doesn't realized he is doing it and doesn't know how to stop either. Lovely chapter!
| The Birdy78 chapter 3 . 10/19/2011
I am ashamed to have found out I never too the time to review your story. Let me begin by thanking you for writing this wonderful fic, its rich in characterization, history, mythology and culture. Reading the descriptions of Italian food make my mouth water, the descriptions of the Italian countryside are also breathtaking. Not to mention that Amon and Robin's relationship is beautifully complex and conflicted by more than just the age difference they share. I really like Robin here, she is mature yet naive with a definite trace of mischievousness. That is how she always came across to me. And Amon is deliciously conflicted becoming the main point of conflict not only for their relationship bu also for the story as a whole. Great job!
| Shrilaraune chapter 21 . 1/30/2011
This is literally the best thought out fan fiction I have ever read in my entire life. The research alone that you must have put into this endeavor has earned you my eternal respect. Omedetou gozaimasu for a job well done. Honestly.
| NadalindGr1mmFan chapter 21 . 1/6/2011
I love this story. You kept the characters in character which is hard to do.
| Valentine Requiem chapter 21 . 11/14/2010
I had been meaning to finish this story for quite some time. I'd come across it, mentioned while I searched for WHR fanart on Deviant art, and had started reading it over six months ago. I can't remember why I stopped; it was probably some stupid distraction.
I'm very glad I chose to finish this. There are no words to describe how happy I was to read your take on what happened after the end of my favorite anime series.
I envy a mind that could string something like this together, and only wish I'd been here when you first started writing it, so I could savor the anticipation for each new chapter.
Instead I shall be content to wait for new chapters of the sequel. I see by looking at your profile that you plan on starting it up again, for which I am very very glad. I hope to see more from you soon.
| killerkumquat chapter 21 . 7/30/2010
This was an amazing story and I am SO GLAD you put it here, since this is my main source of fic and seems to be sadly lacking in WHR awesomeness. This pretty much makes up for it though, especially since there's a sequel.3
I was wondering, though, if you'd ever considered dabbling a little in Young!Amon and Robin fic. I love the idea of a surly teenage Amon meeting, like, a seven or eight year old Robin and interacting with her.
| Aldalena chapter 20 . 6/15/2010
That...that was beautiful. Amazing. I couldn't stop reading! *Squints tiredly at the clock* What? 3:05 AM! Ugh...
Anyway, words cannot describe how much I love this fic! The plot, characterization, description, everything! I love your OCs, especially Seth and Jana. I initially hated-yes, *hated*-Seth, and all I could think whenever he showed up were things along the lines of, 'Don't you DARE lay one finger on Robin, you manipulative bastard!' And, 'If you hurt Amon I swear I will kill you somehow even though you and this whole story are fictional!' Lol. But by the last couple chapters I couldn't help feeling very sorry for him and desperately hoped he would survive and fight on Amon's and Robin's side... )':
I'm really wondering what Nagira would think of all that had happened with Amon and Robin... XD
| RebbieChan chapter 20 . 2/24/2010
i thought that overall this story was writin amazingly and all the characters had depth and all that good stuff and it was awesome. The only problem with it (and it knew it was leaning this way for the longest time) was the ending. well not really, it was more like the line 'the devil is free will' i know that this is partially because i'm christian and whatever but it's not the only reason. Statements that are bold and definite in religion of any sort whether it be a religion that supports said statement or not, i believe should not be said. I personaly think that anything that basically tells definitly 'this is the way it is' is going to far whether it be from my own religion or someone else's. THe 'this is the way it is' statements should be kept for each individual person to discover themselves and not for someone to tell them whether it be in a novel or even by a preacher of sorts. (this is one reason why i myself refuse to read religious books). Truthfully your story is one of the best i've read and (in my opinion) should be made into a movie or something because its just that good. like you should publish stuff if you haven't already. Please don't take what i'm saying in a bad way because i would have said this regardless of what reiligion (again even if it was my own) was back (if thats the word) statements like this. Honestly.