Reviews for Bitter Leaves and Blossoms Bright
Chanpreet chapter 11 . 9/2/2009
Wonderful story you have here. I love how you do your research and try to elude cliches that are WAY TOO OFTEN used in Assassin's Creed (and everywhere else). I love the main character and all her friends, I am though a little curious as to what she looks like though, her looks aren't really described (not that I'm complaining though..) I am also particularly pleased with the realism you put in your story, I like realism too it makes for believable stories, but... its not all going to end tragically for Isra is it? ;;

Anywho, love you and the story!

Please update soon! _
Rinter chapter 11 . 8/20/2009
Good chapter! And I read the rambling notes too :)
Nostalgic-Romance chapter 11 . 8/18/2009
Okay, okay. I have a confession: since chapter 7 I haven't been keeping up. I honestly don't know why: I love reading this story, but for whatever reason, everytime I get an email from FF.N I just skip over it...

I'll have to pound my own face in next time I even think of ignoring a chapter :(

I really do like reading the research notes: I'm obsessed with history, especially when it involves Assassin's Creed, and I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about the Third Crusade, but every chapter you manage to suprise me with something I simply didn't know. That shows that a lot of effort goes into the story, and I love that.

Also, in the more recent chapters, especially chapter 9 (Where Rasha and Sarai leave, to be specific) I'm really seeing Isra develop as a character, and growing up as a woman. Until recent chapters, in my mind's eye she looked like the little girl in the opening of The Prince of Egypt (I wouldn't be suprised if you haven't seen it - not a lot of people remember Dreamwork's cell animation) and Sarai as something similar, but now they're full grown in my mind, and becoming real people. That takes so much talent.

Anyway, please please PLEASE keep up the excellent work, I love the story and can't wait for more.
Chicago Typewriter chapter 11 . 8/17/2009
Great! It took a while to update tho. :)
Beautifulnsanity chapter 11 . 8/16/2009
*Squee! New Chapter!

Heehee ]

Anyway, good chapter, although I'm itching to see how Altair would come back into the story... P

Keep it up!
Air In here chapter 11 . 8/15/2009
Oh my gosh, finally! Lol, I'm just kidding. :P Good chapter! You're really good at putting the reader in the character's perspective. Can't wait for more!

-Erin
Sivan IXXX chapter 11 . 8/15/2009
Very good chapter. Isra, I feel your pain. It would suck to be married. Can't wait for more!
ellfie chapter 10 . 8/5/2009
I adored that last line. Perfect! If this were a book in my hands I'd dog-ear this page and underline that quote.

I love how insufferable Altair is/was. You portrayed him very nicely! I still can't wait to see what else you have happen in this story.

And many kudohs to you for all your research! It's all very interesting and I appreciate a fanfic being historically accurate or accurately speculated at the very least. Your added history notes make it even more interesting and a good way to understand the world around your fic.

I'm very excited to see what'll happen next! You're writing is amazing!

~Hedwig
ellfie chapter 5 . 7/30/2009
Only five chapters into it, but I really do love this story. I saw it around every now and then and kept putting off reading it, figuring it wouldn't be great, but I'm so glad I decided to read it! I really enjoy this, I love all the characters (especially Rasha! The sound of her name fits her well) and how you make them come alive, and the narration is wonderful; it does kind of remind me of Scout, like gothiktenkasen said. Not quite, but similar when I thought about it. I thought it was weird at first how the narration would occasional go more to speaking into the audience, but now I think it's a charming style.

You interpretation on how the brotherhood works is also very interesting, though I don't quite agree with it. I do enjoy it though; especially what the girls seem to be growing up to be for.

I'm really enjoying this so far, you're writing, style, and story in general are wonderful!

~Hedwig
iwishforapinkpony chapter 1 . 7/30/2009
Your story is amazing. I'm sure you've heard this many times before, but please write more!
Cerise Marteau de Crpuscule chapter 1 . 7/29/2009
I am always hesitant to read fanfiction and usually do so for amusement since a good deal of it is contrived. The title of your story caught my eye. Intrigued, I began reading. And to my suprise I kept reading. I did not get sucked into the story so much as it devoured me whole, though it is a most pleasing experience. Not many people look to make their stories historically accurate, and being a history buff myself I was suprised and happy to find you had done so. This is definitely a rare jewel amongst the dirt heap that is . I am eager for the next chapter!

Safety and peace,

Cerise Marteau de Crépuscule
Cheerie Mai chapter 10 . 7/28/2009
I'm truly impressed with the amount of research you have done in order to write this, and I must say you've done an excellent job. it's such a pleasure to read the work of such an informed writer. the fact that you were interested enough in writing both an accurate and entertaining story is such a wonderful thing to see. authors who care enough to go to the painstaking effort of deeply researching their topics are rare finds, and I'm happy I stumbled across you.
Crimson Firebreeze chapter 10 . 7/27/2009
-bows- You are quite welcome for the information, my dear. I'll be honest, I fell off my couch when I saw that little note at the beginning of the story and scared my friend half to death!

Anything, to help a fellow writer!

Anyways, to the review! I absolutely love the way you have portrayed Altair. It was believable when compared to the personality we come to both love and hate in the games. Excellent job!

And the Damascus Rafiq! Also a perfect! I could almost hear his cute little voice in my head!

The overall story is richly detailed and kept my attention to the very end. I was, in fact, sad to see the end of the chapter and I am very excited for the next chapter.

I really have nothing negative to say about this. There were few punctuation errors, which is rather tolerable to a grammar nazi like myself since even I make them at times.

Please keep writing this wonderful story!
Merlin's Phox chapter 10 . 7/27/2009
Yaay! Updates! -

I'm hooked, : D pleaase keep writing!
SoapyVnecks chapter 10 . 7/26/2009
This is rolling along quite nicely. Oh, and I really do like it when you give us notes and historic facts at the end that you tie in with the story. It's super interesting, plus I'm a bit of a history nerd. Love it. Love it.
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