|Reviews for The Game of Three Generals|
| KasurinFaith chapter 3 . 1/10
Your story is exactly what I'd like to happen to everyone after the Promise Day. Kudos! You're awesome! Can't stop reading this and I'm supposed to be studying! Hahaha
| Al-497 chapter 23 . 12/3/2013
Words cannot express my love for this trilogy. First of all, let me congratulate you on being the first author to ever actually bring tears to my eyes-from happiness as well as despair. Your language was beautifully crafted throughout the stories and painted an image unlike other fics. I felt like I was reading a professionally published novel-or perhaps the plotline for the next FMA movies ;) ? Regardless, this trilogy was full of love, anger, tragedy, humor, friendship, fluff, angst, familial bonds, suspense... You managed to intertwine almost every possible genre offered on this site, and you did so so tactfully. There wasn't any obtrusive plot jumps; everything flowed smoothly without fault.
You have honestly warmed my heart as I type this review, tears in my eyes and a doofus smile plastered on my face. (And no, I'm not exaggerating.) This was recommended to me by the admin of a fanpage on instagram ( haru_chan_san) and I managed to read the entire trilogy in a span of four hours, with homework/dinner breaks.
Despite all I've said, I feel I haven't said quite enough to express the praise you and this story deserves. As soon as I finished the first volume I knew I would have quite a lot to say, and boy was I right. At this point I feel like I'm drabbling on more than reviewing, forgive me. You made these characters REAL, though. I saw disgruntled Ed and cocky Roy exchanging banter when Ed was called to Ishbal in the first installment. I saw Winry's gorgeous gown, Lan Fan's gown, Riza's gown... You painted these images so well. You have achieved what most authors on this site (myself included) try to-you've created a mini motion picture within the readers' heads! And you did so without overdoing any of the details; you didn't drown us with adjectives or adverbs. You simply expressed and what a job you did with it!
Congratulations on an amazing story, over 100k words and 300 reviews. Lady Norbert, as a fellow author, I can only hope to someday craft something as wonderful as this.
| Sage of wind Dragons chapter 19 . 11/5/2013
Scar and the Lady general, that right there MATCH. got to happen.
although in a lot fo ways I think the Gnerall is sorta lucky in her assighments,s he nearly only does defensive works, repelling invaders rue and meeting chargers and all but she ONLY deals with military forces on BOTH sides, civillians are not something she could handle, good thing she doesn't want to be a queen of it all.
they are lucky that they have only had to faced essentially military targets really, poor guys would break otherwise.
So, I like how much you've kind of removed the alchemy in a lot of ways but also... where beith the alchemy? cause a lot of these guysa re the power houses fo the world.
well you've used it a couple times here and there tog reat effect and its awesome! just lots of situaitons tha t using some applications could have been fun, although I admit that the cournel with his fire type stuff is HARD to come up with stuff that isn't fire blast and all. still, poor bastardos.
| Leicontis chapter 23 . 8/1/2013
Wow. Just... wow. The Elemental Chess Trilogy is one of the best fics I have ever read, full stop. You give the characters the room to be themselves, and in so doing bring about compelling action, heartwarming fluff, and laugh-out-loud-and-almost-fall-out-of-my-chair comedy.
| emachookie chapter 22 . 6/10/2013
Definitely more complex than the previous two but really fun to read! :)
| Zarina3908 chapter 9 . 5/17/2013
No! Bad author! Poor Hawkeye (I guess I'm a bit like Ed) she really is taking an emotional beating from this story.
| BellaRichart chapter 5 . 4/22/2013
Hi girl ive already read the three fanfics i love them its kind of different i used to read most of the time here on the page, i was searching that the girl made for you on deviant but it said that its retired... where can i see those draws? thank you for give me something to imagine :D
| CleverIllusionist chapter 23 . 1/24/2013
Just got done reading all three stories in this series in one (fairly disjointed) go. Kudos to you as an author, I enjoyed it from start to finish.
| Skwrl chapter 23 . 1/3/2013
Thank you for writing this awesome trilogy!
I apologize for the lack of reviews, but that's just because I've been so busy at clicking the "Next" button and haven't wanted to stop reading ;)
I really hope your muses never desert you! Keep up the good work, and please write more Roy/Riza and/or general FMA greatness!
| FarGreenCountrySwiftSunrise chapter 23 . 12/23/2012
Thanks for answering the questions and thanks for writing this series. It's one of my favorites.
| jayfeather97 chapter 23 . 12/10/2012
I've seen your trilogy floating around in people's favourites for a while, but finally decided to click on Triumvirate by chance and boy am I glad! I usually avoid plotfics, but yours is really a gem among all gems, satisfying enough to be a book! (: I really hope you'll continue writing for the FMA fandom, would be delighted if your name arrives in my alerts ;)
Thank you for the really enjoyable read!
| Ashes2Ashes121 chapter 23 . 12/2/2012
This is, without a doubt, the most completely awesome FMA series I have ever read. I really am not surprised that some people actually mistook you for Hiromu Arakawa. I actually teared up a little at the birth of the twins, and I was laughing my head off throughout the entire 'family reunion' scene. I really love the idea of Grumman telling stories to all of his great-grandchildren, both biological and extended. One thing I have been wondering, though: I've heard it mentioned in other fanfics that Grumman is Riza's grandfather. Is this actually canon? I've watched the Brotherhood series, so is it maybe only a part of the original series or manga? Did I somehow miss it in Brotherhood? Also, thank you for providing the Q&A section at the end of the story. It actually cleared up a lot, and I always find it really interesting to find out what was going through author's heads when they wrote certain things, or what they thought of other things. You are a completely amazing human being, and words can not express how much I'm fangirling over your series right now. Seriously, of you had said that you really were Arakawa, I probably would have believed you.
| h2olilly2 chapter 23 . 10/29/2012
hello im new to this site but not to fanfic in general but you story here is absolutly one of the best writen stories on this site in my opinion and i was wo wondering i if you would help m me write a fullmetal fan fic i am unsure about how i can keep the characters and storyline intact as you did for your fanfic i if yo you intrested please pm me f for details o of my st story
| magdilen chapter 23 . 10/12/2012
I just finished reading through your trilogy, and it was a lot of fun. Great job.
| lunarism chapter 23 . 9/29/2012
I'm in awe. Really. This whole trilogy, and the sequel, are all such incredible stories. The way that you write, your turns of phrase, detail, intricate plots, and especially, especially dialogue, is some of the best writing i've ever read. First of all, the line about his wife has left me crippled by Royai feels and i'm about to go do some fanart-type stuff for that. i was shaking and holding back tears and making strange noises the entire time i read this. and i think the best thing about this is that it's so hugely different from my interpretation and idea of Royai, and yet i read it, and i believed it, and i loved it to bits. i think that's really the true mark of a fantastic story - to show another side that might not have been considered, and make it true. that's what really struck me. thank you so much for writing this, it was truly beautiful.