Reviews for Crucible
Zarz chapter 4 . 10/17/2017
This is so awesome! I just watched Kooza for the first time a couple weeks ago when it came to Shanghai, and I've been obsessed ever since. I was really excited when I found your stories - you've put together just such an amazing, epic world for Kooza. I love all the little details you've added, and all the characterizations you've fleshed out. I love the relationship between Sarkan and Azar, and Sarkan and Cyrus. In fact, just having them all have names is so nice! I absolutely adore the idea of the Innocent being Sarkan's descendant and learning magic from him, and now coming back to Kooza to recover from meeting Athanasius. I'd really enjoy seeing more of how this plays out, and how Sarkan eventually helps Cyrus deal with the problem. That's also a really interesting idea of the bindings of Sarkan, and how they've changed him over the years. I'd so love to hear any more background thoughts you have about Kooza that you haven't yet put into your stories. Also, if you ever end up writing that Kooza novel, I'd adore reading it!

After reading all your stories, you inspired me (at least, I've been trying to make sure it's "inspired by" your world and not "blatantly ripping it off") to write down all my own headcanon thoughts about how I would imagine Kooza. I'm not actually organized enough to write any stories, though; mostly it's just random theories and imaginings of how such a world might run. So thank you for hours and hours of entertainment trying to get ideas pinned down!
goldash98 chapter 4 . 2/26/2013
loving the drabbles, also i find the same problem with formating. what i do to show time passing/ scene change is i put a line of x's e.g.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

it works ;) also i figured you want be updating this story, since the last time was in 2010, but it would be nice if you would. anyway good luck with anything else your writing.
dreaming of ravens at night chapter 3 . 7/18/2012
What does Azar mean when she says, "You've yet to tell me to stop."
IHeart2896 chapter 4 . 7/5/2011
Sorry if I come rude. I'm kinda new. Just loved this story. I found Cyrus' attack very suspenseful and Sarkan being there for him was touching. Keep up the good work. Oh and these lines made me laugh:

"You put something in it didn't you?"

"Trickster" XD
ToMordor chapter 3 . 11/1/2010
"The go to person about Norse mythology" I smiled at adorable following in Sarkan's footsteps in a way.

And "Trickster, he reminded him"...:-D very funny!

I enjoy Sarkan and Cyrus' conversations. Their relationship building up is interesting.

I was confused about the bit about the spotlight with Cyrus in his world...what happened that he got media attention?
ToMordor chapter 4 . 11/1/2010
This is one of my favorite chapters! It is so calm and beautiful. I can see how Azar is growing as a person very well here...and I found it sweet that the three of them enjoyed that moment of companionship.

I call Varekai my second favorite Cirque show and I never got the mythology behind that...I know "Icarus" obviously was taken from greek mythology but I failed to see that other elements of the show were as you were referencing the twin brothers straps act? They are supposed to be those brothers from mythology? So interesting...Cirque is so colorful in its complexities. Do you know if "The Betrothed" is based off of a greek character?

Anyway, very nice touch there...Sarkan explaining the stories there was an insight look to the wisdom of his character and his age.

I was going to ask a similar question that you kind of answered. When Azar saw the altered Kooza she had fear of the fact her beloved trapeze was missing...but was she afraid of the changes? You said the stars frightened them...but did walking on the grass? I wonder a lot about how curious the Koozans are and their feelings towards the outside world!

So is the issues of Arthansius and how Sarkan deals with what he did to Cyrus not addressed in this set? Is that in the novel? Will you be posting anything on here in the close future?

Nina feliz chapter 3 . 10/29/2010
Hahaha Cyrus is an alcoholic tanks to Sarkan XD

Very good chapter, keep writing :D
TrapezeSlippers chapter 3 . 10/29/2010
I like your stories.
Nina feliz chapter 2 . 10/28/2010
Hahaha, its hard dont be abusive whit a character like Cyrus,

He begs you be abusive XD. And, we all enjoy when Cyrus is in problems and Sarkan come to save him... is so cool!

This chapter is the best of all! I luvit :D
Nina feliz chapter 1 . 10/27/2010
Wow, Cyrus have Sarkan marks?, that sounds kind of... cool :D

I really like your fic, its amazing, i cant wait to read more :D
ToMordor chapter 2 . 10/27/2010
Welcome back to Kooza Cyrus! I love the fact that he has markings now ~ I bet they are beautiful. I wonder if he will connect them to Sarkan more at all.

What about the bruises upset Sarkan so? He must know Arthansius is behind that!
ToMordor chapter 1 . 10/26/2010
What is Foe Yay? :D

And this is very interesting and different! I could see the eerie scene and feel Cyrus' fear. So Arthanauis wants to bind him too? He's such a jerk!

Glad Sarkan got him in time.

And out of curiosity how do you pronounce Arthanasius? And it (sai rus...sear rus?) Ilkin (eel kin, ill kin?) Lokissson (loky son, lo kiss son?)
Zikka-chan chapter 1 . 10/26/2010 MOST AMAZING PLOT TWIST EVER! Keep going! You're DEFINETLY on a roll! Hm...has a bit of a "Little Mermaid/Harry potter feel to it, almost..."