Reviews for Path of Thorns
Nagasasu chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
First of all, hooray for a new story! Yay! I was quite excited when I saw the message in my inbox saying you had a new RK fic out.

First chapter is reminsicent of Indygodusk's "Slumbering City;" there's a garden Kaoru is awakening, and a house whose master has been gone for awhile. And quite obviously there's some fairy tale thrown in. :) Most obviously being Beauty and the Beast, in that sense there are faint echoes of Robin McKinley's Rose Daughter. In a good way of course, your style of writing is more grounded than the ephemeral quality of fairy tales. The scene where Tae comes in to tell Kenshin that Kaoru has found the roses, made me think of the scene in Disney's Beauty and the Beast where Mrs. Potts comes in to tell the Beast that Gaston and co. have arrived. Lol, ah Tae as Mrs. Potts. XD Towards the end I was reminded of "East of the Stars, West of the Moon;" that Kenshin would have to leave if Kaoru ever turned the light on when he visits her at night.

Liked the idea of having a Uni for mages. I'm puzzled by the nature of Kenshin's madness. At first I thought he was trapped in beast form day and night, but Kaoru sees him during the day as human. So he's only human during the day? Hm. And the idea of having him as a beast in human form during the day as well (the idea of him rising the walk on two legs, and him having a veneer of humanity), it makes me think he's really a beast trapped in human form not the other way around. Which would be really interesting.

Also when Kenshin refers to "she," he's referring to Kaoru right? If so, it seems strange that he should react (repeatedly!) with anger, especially when she's healing the garden. Is he angry at himself, his own inability, his circumstances? Anyways, I'm quite sure all will be revealed in due time.

And hooray for the snuggling at the end! Lovely chapter, and as always, looking forward to more. :D
Ange Noir chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
Squealasm which of course is a squeal and spasm all at once. I'm in love
rvgt32 chapter 1 . 10/22/2008

That was such a perfect place to stop, and I should've expected it from you ;)

I love this story already. At times I was holding my breath waiting for what was going to happen next.

Perfect opening, I must say. Looking forward to the next update!
poems2songs chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
interesting story... like it so far... lots of mystery... seems that kaoru had a close encounter with something unknown... wonder what happens next... update when you can... please and thank you...
Emumoon chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
I am always impressed with your writing, and this is no exception. I am saddened that you will not be posting a new chapter anytime soon. Oh well... I look foreward to some Yahiko and Kaoru dojo moments.

LordRandallsLady chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
Looks like the start of another excellent story. There are a few grammatical errors and typos here and there. For my taste, the chapter was also a bit long, but that's just a personal opinion. All in all, I enjoyed it and can't wait to see what comes next.
lizzie chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
Interesting as usual! I will wait patiently for the next chapter. Thank you!
C.Majalis chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
Tenshi: Yay! Fuzzy-wuzzyness! (cuddles Fuji)

Fuji: I never thought myself to be very fuzzy...

Tenshi: (shrugs) Eh, you're soft enough to hug so that compensates! I was so confused in the beginning. I thought Ken-tan was angry with Kaoru, but it's another woman! Thank goody-oodness!

Fuji: (sweatdrops) What's with the cutesy act?

Tenshi: I dunno, if my classmates saw this they'd yell "Apocalypse!" (to Ravyn) Keep up the awesome Rurouni Kenshin fics and update soon okay!
localsamurai chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
So, is Kenshin some kind of werewolf? I'm feeling Beauty and the Beast vibes. Which is fine with me because that was my favorite story. Loved it.
XinnLajgin chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
Wow, as usual, sensual without being overtly grotesque
Kairi16 chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
I love it. I really cant wait until i read more
Aeva chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
Damn DAMN. I am going to enjoy this one.
Guest chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
Please Update *FAST*. I know you said to not expect fast updates...but still. Waiting will be sheer torture, ya know. XD
Lady Enchantress chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
I love it. I love how you adapted the well known tale of Beauty and the Beast to make it more applicable, and more reasonable, but with a touch of fantasy. As usual, a great piece from you, and definitely worth the wait.
katdemon1895 chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
excellent! glad to see another story from you and i'm loving how this is going so far, beauty and the beast is one of my favorite fairy tales and i always adore how awesome you characterize everyone, especially kenshin- he always gives me chills in a good way

definately looking forward to whats to come
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