|Reviews for The Prince of Swords|
| Reeves-san chapter 11 . 10/24/2013
SINONON! WE HAVE SINON! Ah Sinon always was my favorite heroine in the LN. Maybe because she was one of the few people who really was able to connect with Kazuto, with both of them generally being loners and have killed a person.
Please continue! Amazing fic!
| Guest chapter 11 . 10/23/2013
Honestly, I skipped this entire chapter.
I hated it.
I barely cared about Sinon in the shirt segments in the other chapters, and having read the GGO LN, I pretty much know her backstory, and IMO, she's only any use as a character in the GGO Arc, after that she just becomes background noise.
I enjoy reading this fic because not only is it long, it promises to tell a complete story (floor 1-75(or 100, plot twist?), but I just feel that Sinon adds so little to Kirito's character, the group dynamic, and interactions with others, that she isn't really worthy of a place here.
I stayed up until 5am reading the chapters 8-10, and was very much looking forward to the next hour or so reading ch11, yet I feel disappointed that so much time and effort was wasted on this chapter.
Not concerning this chapter, it has been very well written, with a good story so far, the only two points I feel the need to bring up are as follows:
1) Not enough Kirina(or is it Asuto? Either way, Kirito x Asuna), I know it's probably to break from the standard, but IMO the standard is standard because it's good (though I'm probably biased, as my favourite episodes of the Anime were the end of the one where Kirito nearly dies, until Yui 'dies' - basically the 'Happy Family mini-Arc')
2) WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THEY LOST TO THE BOSS ARGH TELL ME I NEED TO KNOW IT PAINS ME TO WAIT.
*cough* I mean, ahh... I'm frustrated that you left it at such a cliffhanger ending with so much tense drama, then proceeded to tell us the slightly altered backstory if a character with little relevance for 1/11th of the entire story :)
Good Job so far, I hope to see a p12 soon ( preferably with less Sinon)
| Jarjaxle chapter 1 . 10/22/2013
This is what you get when you reread Good Story's First Chapters...You fell love with it once again...This is Awesome! Nice going with OC they are well made...and Lol...so in this Kirito Has Girls after him in Real World too eh? did not noticed before... As said in later chapter...Love your story Update soon
| Guest chapter 3 . 10/21/2013
As always, the grammatical/spelling errors are completely forgiveable, as they do not impede my understanding of what is written.
Diabel seems extremely under-fleshed in this, I'm unsure whether he will be further explored since for once he LIVED, perhaps becoming a riclval of sorts, but I like how it was handled, with everything pointing to the expected death and barely surviving.
The characters are still relatively true to form, and any OOC behaviour is down to 'OOOCKS' (Out Of Original Character Kirito Syndrome)
| Guest chapter 2 . 10/20/2013
Omitting the occasional spelling issue, this far exceeded the standard of 'fanfic quality'.
The characters were very close to their original characterisation, with Asuna being almost em exactly as portrayed in ATSN, Liz being portrayed as I would expect (the only reference I have is from seeing a concept art of Liz/Asuna on a mat in front of an anvil), and Keiko seemed to be written very well.
Kibau was written exactly as expected, though I now fully expect Diaberu to replace PoH as leader of Laughing Coffin sorry if I just released a massive spoiler, I write this having only read the first 2/11 chapers.
The lack if Klein is rather disconcerting, as not only does it remove Kirito's Anchor and mentor/Confidant, it also removes 4 of the strongest Clearers - Fuurinkuzan (Klein's guild).
I can clearly see that the writer has read and watched all of the Light Novels/Anime Episodes, at least concerning the SAO arc (including the side-stories and later expansions such as Aria the Starless Night), possibly up to the GGO arc (Kirigaya's thought process for the tournament in the 1st chapter very much resembles the kind if way he would thing in GGO).
Overall, an 8-9/10 so far, other than Kirigaya's OOC (the central theme), everybody shown is only as OOC as Kirigaya's actions would make them (e.g. Argo being hyper-affectionate).
A parting note - DO NOT BRING IN SINON/YUUKI, OC is fine so long as they are well-written, consistent and not Mary Su, however, bringing in canon characters before their time and twiddling them to fit will be disastrous.
| TheHallow chapter 1 . 10/11/2013
Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!
| souless chapter 11 . 10/9/2013
This was a very interesting story, highly emotional, intriguging, twisty turney and wonderful. You are an excellent writter, your vision is prolific.
That said, this inturlude was somthing i skipped in its entirety. I have no emotional connection to the character you are introducing; mostly because your few interactions with her have been very breif in the past, and she frankly doesnt interest me.
Another reason i have no interest in her is after the chapter previous, bringing out a random person is infuriating, i could see you doing this about five chapters previous and me being interested in her, but this late in the story it just feels like you ran your story plan out and are now trying to figure out where the storys going, but also trying not to let this story die by throwing out a chapter here.
Im actualy positive that its not what happened, that you had this planned out from the begaining. Im sure that theres a reason you put this here, and theres a reason why shes important, but at this point she isnt important to me. My last and final reason is i dislike reading first person perspectives. Out of all the comments youve recived im sure this is in the very minority.
just so im clean im not bashing you or your story just stating my opinons. so please dont take it negitively.
| MyCheekMeat chapter 11 . 10/8/2013
This is no doubt, one of the best stories I have ever read. You are an amazing writer to such a degree that it amazes me to no end and each chapter leaves me wanting for more. I don't usually review, since I never really felt like I needed to but this... This story is just something that I couldn't ignore and I simply couldn't just not leave a review for the writer who blessed us with this story. I just finished SAO not so long ago and this is actually the first fic that I chose to read for SAO and boy.. am I glad. I can now fully understand why your story is the top followed/favourited in the SAO category. Anyway, reading this story made me super happy and it also filled my thirst for more SAO and I want to thank you for that. Please, update soon! I will be looking forward to it!
| Heart0fSt33l chapter 11 . 10/6/2013
Sweet good luck and updTe soon please!
| ataleoffiction chapter 10 . 10/5/2013
Okay, read this thing in one go... pretty daunting, and I've really enjoyed i for the most part.
I really enjoy getting to see Klein, especially when he comes around and acts as the Cavalry for the Black Cats and the Royal Swords. He's always been my favorite in the series, and I'm always looking for stories where he gets a chance to shine (which is few and far between). I really do like Heathcliff as well, though we all know he'll betray everyone in the end. I'd like to see him put Kirito to the test again with his Liberator setup - which should be more advantageous than Kirito's new dual wielding skill until he levels it up quite a bit.
It's good seeing Kirito as being more assertive and open to the rest of the front liners, and seeing him inspire others like Sachi and the Black Cats. It's been long and glorious so far, can't wait to read chapter 12.
Very little interest in the Sinon storyline, though.
| The 13 Paged NoteBook chapter 10 . 9/27/2013
You making a SAO RPG?!
Please! Send me the download link as soon as it's finished!
This story is the best and deserves a whole lot more attention! :D
| Destrark chapter 11 . 9/27/2013
awesome story, just got into Sword Art Online and this is first fic I've read as far as can in this. gotta say, you sure put the bar high! well done!
| TARRASQUEx038 chapter 1 . 9/14/2013
Holy cow, I missed 3 chapters. Time to read.
(So, Kazuta preferring to use male avatar? Klein will be surprised, I guess)
| Kage 5243 chapter 6 . 9/14/2013
| lpfreek chapter 11 . 9/5/2013
This story is great. I can't wait for the next chapter. Keep up the good work!