Reviews for Brutus: The Rise To Power
cally777 chapter 10 . 9/22/2014
Another delightful episode, and as usual, full of humour both subtle and less so. "Still stuck on the old bat" is wonderful bathetic English slang, and, of course, so very Atia-like. As was the description of her sexual preferences! Then getting so many overblown epithets in one sentence "blazing like a star" etc, priceless!
I'm still loving your Octavia, even if she does resemble a certain elven princess, and a certain Narnian Queen. Probably because of that.
Clearly there's much ingenious scheming to come, and the hilarious, casual appearance of Pullo at the end of the episode is more icing on the cake.
If only I had your punchy writing style ... well I'd have managed to write a lot more fics!
Isa chapter 10 . 7/17/2014
OMG, how could I not have noticed this sooner?! The chapter's awesome by the way and interesting But right now I'm not sure if I'm rooting for Atia and Co or Brutus.
lls7474 chapter 1 . 7/1/2014
Too bad this wasn't part of the series! It reads very much as believeable to the tv script, and I would love to have seen the actors duke this out, in front of the Roman people!

My mom and I are re-watching the series and discussing history...this is a turning point that I wish would've happened.

Very Well Done!
a-mild-looking-sky chapter 10 . 5/14/2014
Great new chapter! I love the politics and intrigues of this story! Atia seems like such a strong character and I think how you portrayed the relationships between her children was so interesting! It'll be good to see how this story plays out! The ending of this chapter was so amusing too lol!
Isa chapter 9 . 12/20/2013
Oh no, what'll happen to Servillia? Nice to see an update so soon, I squealed with joy when I saw it.
cally777 chapter 9 . 12/20/2013
I merely note the scintillating line "She felt like cursing Vorenus, or kicking him in the shins." Sometimes its the small things. I think there's more than a hint in that of how things might go.
a-mild-looking-sky chapter 9 . 12/20/2013
Great new chapter! I love the way you give a hint at the historical setting of the fic without going into reams of detail - something I struggle with haha! The dialogue is great and snappy too - I loved Octavia's defiance in this chapter. Would like to see how Servilia is getting on! :)
Claire Hayasaka chapter 1 . 12/17/2013
What a crazy opening chapter! You have such a unique writing style that just grabs you from the beginning sentence, "That little punk Brutus is as good as dead..." Ha! Love how Brutus was able to con the people into thinking he did what he did to avenge his mother. (Another line I loved was, "The sons of whores were actually crying.") I can imagine Mark Antony standing there in exasperation, wondering how that little punk was stealing his thunder! haha this was a great way for me to get back to the era of murderous Romans, thank you for that :)
cally777 chapter 8 . 11/26/2013
Wow, what a face-off! Who's it gonna be, eh? I think I can guess. Looks like we might see some Gaul girl kicking arse too. Eat your heart out, Crixus! Whoops, sorry, wrong series!
Isa chapter 8 . 11/13/2013
Just as I was starting to think that you'd abandoned the story you write another chapter. It was a very nice suprise.
Loved it as always and the characters are spot on, great job!
a-mild-looking-sky chapter 8 . 11/13/2013
Ooh the tension in this chapter was so good! Really excited to see you've updated this story - I love this one and the relationship between Octavia and Servilia! Great dialogue in this chapter and I also love the suggestion of the 'mythological' Valatara - I hope she becomes more significant as the story goes on :)
autumnrose2010 chapter 8 . 11/12/2013
Why did Servilia trick Vorenus into murdering his wife?
cally777 chapter 7 . 9/1/2013
Tardily noting another chapter of this story had been written, I determined to go back and read the rest first. It was certainly worth it to once again enjoy the hilarious satire. If there is a cheek within which a tongue should rest, then it should be yours. "He was going to praise Caesar and bury Brutus" - such side-splitting pseudo-Shakespearean lines are tossed in with casual aplomb. I should also mention that the series characters are faithfully though satirically portrayed, at least in thumbnail. Atilia is a scheming slut, Servilia a stately scheming slut, Octavia appears deliciously innocent, Vorenus will follow the standard up Pluto's backside, etc.

I'm reduced in the end to begging, like an unimaginative reviewer, that you find the time to add to this masterpiece of wit. I'm sure you could knock off another episode off in your sleep!
thirstycersei chapter 7 . 4/25/2013
A well written story with an interesting plot. I hope to see an update soon.
a-mild-looking-sky chapter 7 . 4/3/2013
Decided to come and check this one out as well and I'm glad I did! I love your historical stories and this is great - really exciting and I love the two women! I'll be interested to see Octavia's family's reaction to her new job with Servilia!
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