Reviews for The Undying Fire: Balance
tinycutefauna chapter 16 . 7/25/2023
This is a wonderful series and I loved reading it 3333 especially the parts about choosing to do the right thing regarding Azula, and how you handled her character, where she has the capability of immense cruelty but that doesn't mean she shouldn't get a chance (also, I'm really happy that you allowed Mai to not forgive her, they're each their own person and just because Azula has changed doesn't mean Mai has to). This was super sweet and lovely and it was actually just super adorable how the zutara played out, I didn't read this story for them but you wrote them in such a sweet way, I really enjoyed it. My favorite scene was definitely the one where Zuko and Azula were bickering like kids in Appa's saddle, I loved the development of each of their characters that led to that scene happening and what it signifies for the future (a good relationship between them where they get to be the best versions of themselves). Thank you for writing and sharing this story!
Deceptive Lies chapter 16 . 1/23/2023
This series had consumed the last five days of my working adult life… I have enjoyed every minute of it.
deadgamer470 chapter 16 . 4/24/2022
man this was a trip. frankly in a way I like this version more then the original.
itsmemelonlord chapter 16 . 4/1/2022
its doneee. your stories are really amazing, specially this one! It was an awesome experience reading The Undying Fire. Honestly I'm kinda sad that I already finished reading the story(oh well, great things come to an end), reading your stories has been my break whenever im stress, they are my happy pill!

I really enjoyed this as you put a really interesting twist here, and honestly I think fire healing is really awesome, wish they added that to the series. And I'm also glad that you gave Azula a redeption here, that girl deserves a chance as she is also a victim of here father's abuse(something I wished that the canon verse did as well)

Zutara moments are so perfectttt! I love how you put just the right amount of romance in this story( As i am not much into more smoochy kind of romanceLove how you put the inportance of consent and katara being patient towards Zuko knowing what he have been through.

And ofcourse, Zuko and Aang's friendshipz they are also my BROtp love those dorks so muchh. They have been grown so much, it makes my heart swell. Love their individual development and their development as a duo

All in all, this is amazing, you are amazing! I wish you continue to write stories like this!
itsmemelonlord chapter 6 . 3/31/2022
the death hole
redstarsarc chapter 16 . 3/23/2022
That was a satisfying conclusion. I wondered how you would balance the Ozai and Shurin plots but you combined them really well. It's such a bittersweet ending because Shen will die soon but at least Yuzo will get to patch things up with him first. And Azula's arc. I love how she changed for the better but it didn't feel abrupt and you kept her true to her character. Ugh, it was so satisfying to see her and Zuko stand up to Ozai together. This series was really fun to read. Thanks for writing it.
KTCameleon chapter 16 . 6/11/2021
Story was so awesome.
KTCameleon chapter 7 . 6/11/2021
Tbh I hate Ursa story in the search
KTCameleon chapter 2 . 6/10/2021
I think I mentioned this but this gives me so many Dragon prince vibes. And for some reason the place where the healers live the islands and the fog reminds me of the Bermuda Triangle.
Chmia chapter 16 . 11/10/2020
Thank you for writing. That was a wonderful story!
kit94 chapter 16 . 10/6/2020
Loved this story! Your writing style is very fluid and you pulled your plot together beautifully :)
I especially liked how you handled Azula’s redemption arc!
Thank you for writing this!
cyathula chapter 16 . 9/6/2020
Wow what a ride. I consider myself lucky that I got to read what, seven? years of your hard work in the past many days. I remember following you when you were still writing up to around book 3 before Real Life got in the way.

This is one of the few stories where Azula redeemed herself, and I absolutely loved how she got to say her piece of mind to Ozai. And the siblings teaming up against Ozai! That must’ve been cathartic for both of them to finally stand up against their nightmare father. Thank you for writing such an epic story!
Dexaf chapter 16 . 9/2/2020
well i have finished to read all this story from book 1 to book 5 and i can say that this story is different from another story and that's great. from the beginning when Zuko saved Aang from Zhao and when Zuko got struck with lightning and the journey as a blue spirit that was an amazing plot and you did that better to describe Zuko behavior from when he still a banished prince to a great fire healer with all the kind of other people.

i love when you trying to bond Zuko and Katara with Thoph (i see that they were like a father and mother when Thoph still shake from kidnapped). this story is full of Surprise and well i like it all and i found that relationships between Sokka with Mai is interesting but it's kind of odd (but it's still great).

i hoped that in the end of story Zuko could take Katara to an marriage offer and Happy ending (but it still ok with this ending too (sorry if my English was bad)). oh and don't forget about Azula, in this story i see that you could make Azula see the lights of live and be a good people i liked it so much.

thanks for make this awesome books. good job
blahblahbayern chapter 16 . 5/3/2020
I was hesitant to start this chapter because that meant that the story would come to an end, and I didn't really want to say goodbye just yet.

It's been a while since I read it. And then I would put off writing a comment every day because I felt like I had to write something special here. Well, that's natural since it was and is special to me. I'm so lucky to have read it as an ongoing. You know, the anticipation, the drama, the fluff, the hope.

Thank you for taking us on this journey, exploring the characters, giving us the interactions we didn't know we needed.

I can't put into words how much I love the Undying Fire.
Surge41 chapter 16 . 5/3/2020
Boy oh boy where do I start? I think I can safely say this (I'm including all 5 books as one story) is one of the most well done Avatar stories I've read. Honestly what put it over the top was the fantastic character development. Everyone clearly changed over time, but you spaced it out so well. Nothing felt rushed and it all made sense why a character reacted a certain way. Plus, as a bonus, your slow burn relationships were actually slow! It took five books for Zuko and Katara to hook up (finally!) but you built up their relationship so well. From stranger to acquaintance to friend to love, it all flowed so well. Also, I've never EVER read a story that had Sokka and Mai get together without either one of them being prisoner or some other forced relationship trope. Honestly I thought you did even better with those two than with Zuko and Katara, even though they were technically side characters.

Your writing flowed well, your grammar was impeccable (which is honestly a make or break for me), your characters all felt truly human, and the plot, oh boy that was fun. I'm a huge fan of the "for want of a nail" trope, where one little change ripples thought a plot, and this one was very well done. Ignoring Korra and the comics, everything you wrote technically could've happened if Aang had taken the arrow for Zuko in the show. There's no fire healers in the show, but they're secretive enough where there totally could've been and we just never knew about it. I enjoyed the short time that you ran with the "Zuko joins team Avatar and they follow the exact same plot", but I'm really glad you slowly broke away from the show storyline. Those types of stories eventually just start to get repetitive, but you did it classily. Just a few highlights, some occasional word-for-word, and let our memories of the show fill in the blanks. And then when you went on your own path the story really took off. Azula was a fantastic villain and her redemption arc was very well fleshed out and seemed to make sense for who she was. She's still a cold, calculating prodigy, but once the lies of her childhood were stripped away, she got a little better. Definitely not a good person, but far from where she started.

All in all, this was a great read and I'm totally saving this entire series so that once the details get foggy enough where I forget (because I probably read way too much fanfic) I can come back and enjoy it all over again. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into this, I'm just sad that it's over.
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