Reviews for Noble Curse
Skierunner chapter 19 . 9/21/2017
Man, this was a great piece of writing. Not just "oh this is pretty good for a fanfic", this was a damn good story. The plot was refreshing-I don't think I've ever seen a love triangle end up unresolved and still have the story feel whole, complete, and satisfying. I am just so impressed with how you chose to handle all the pieces of your story, I love how well you were able to write each character with their own voice- and not just in dialogue, but in the narration for their POVs. It felt real, not like a telenovela or K drama (entertaining in their own rights, but clearly entertainment from the beginning). Thanks so much for writing this, I really enjoyed it!
Skierunner chapter 2 . 9/20/2017
Normally I wait until the end of a story to comment, but I really really loved this chapter. I don't think Frederick in general gets enough love, and when he does it doesn't always feel like his character. I think you did wonderfully and I absolutely loved the refrain of how he couldn't relax. Lovely writing so far, I'm looking forward to reading the rest!
galaapple12 chapter 19 . 6/6/2016
Glad you finished this! It was great reading it!
Lilybud chapter 19 . 5/14/2016
I am so glad this was finished, and so very neatly too! It was excellent how every main character had a little vignette dedicated to them, and the vignettes tied in well with each other. I liked that Frederick and Lon'qu reconciled as I do believe with they would be good friends because of their similar personalities, once they get over the bumps int he roads, again because of their personalities. It was also great that Lissa doesn't need to decide between the two of them right away. She knows she has time to become her own person (speaking of such, I loved how her development brought other characters into view.) Fabulous, fabulous story, and I hope we can look forward to a sequel!
Mei Lee chapter 19 . 5/10/2016
That ending was very powerful...your story was amazing and it's gonna stay with me for a long time.
galaapple12 chapter 18 . 8/4/2015
Oh my goodness! This is a great fic! I can't wait for the epilogue! I am cheering for Frederick, but that's because I paired him with Lissa in my game.
Lilybud chapter 18 . 7/22/2015
Your skill at writing battle scenes is AMAZING! This had perfect clarity, suspense, and (weird to admit it) gore! I am so glad this was updated! Even in battle the characters were incredibly in-character, such as Lon'qu's annoyance in battle and Maribelle's protectiveness of Lissa to just name a few. I cannot wait for the epilogue!
iryna chapter 18 . 7/21/2015
This chapter is so much more intense than playing the game, haha - in a good way of course! You have a great writing style. Looking forward to the next chapter!
Kyu-Momo chapter 17 . 5/11/2015
Yay! You updated! :3

It's really hard to find Lon'qu stories so I'm very happy that this fic is still ongoing!
Keep up the great work!
WritingWolf14 chapter 2 . 5/10/2015
lol Frederick the Wary! Great chapter I think you portrayed Frederick well!
WritingWolf14 chapter 1 . 5/10/2015
Aw! This is so cute! I love Lon'qu and Lissa ship so much!
KumoriDragon chapter 17 . 5/9/2015
Aah, this was a good update. 3 Poor Lissa has a lot on her mind, I just want to give her a hug! ;n; Looking forward to reading the rest. C:
Lilybud chapter 17 . 5/9/2015
A short chapter, but it definitely did its job of showing how much Lissa has matured from the rather spoiled girl to a regal princess. I liked the structure, how it went from the battlefield to the continuation of the chapter prior. It is so gladdening to see this story being continued! I'm looking forward to re-reading this story once it's finished, to experience all the quality and thought that has been put into it without interruptions. Thank you for writing such a lovely tale! :)
DraconicFeline13 chapter 16 . 4/10/2015
I have been quietly following this story since its first few chapters, and even now, nearly two years later, I have to say this is without a doubt the best FE:A related piece of literature I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Your depictions of Chrom, Frederick, Lissa, and Lon'qu are delightfully in character, with beautifully-written inner monologues and conversations that surpass even their in-game counterparts. Not a single line of dialogue is out of place; even the minor characters in this story are given a voice completely faithful to their personalities in the game, if not better. For instance, this is probably the only time I've ever seen Miriel retain her characteristic use of a large vocabulary, yet do so in a way that doesn't make me want to smack her upside the head. I think the difference here is that her word choice doesn't seem ridiculously over the top; she gets her point across just fine without being needlessly and excruciatingly pretentious. There's more focus on her overall pattern of speech, rather than plucking words at random out of perfectly ordinary sentences and replacing them with more complex synonyms. You can actually understand what she's saying; she sounds ieducated/i rather than pompous (which I think was the original intention with her character, but my guess is that it was translated a bit clumsily during localization).

And that's just one example. I could go on, but I'll try not to turn this into an essay. I won't even get into how much I love your characterizations of the main four in this story, because then this review would be ten pages long. Suffice it to say that they are extremely well done, and you should take pride in that, because I am extremely picky. (No, really; OOC-ness is the first thing I look for in any fanfic. To me, keeping the characters iin/i character is the most important thing, above all else. Doing it well is extremely difficult, and the people who are good at it don't often get the credit they deserve.)

Then, of course, there's your descriptive technique, and the way you've flawlessly melded the timeline of the game's plot and several different supports together. My skills are in character development; I could never tie everything together the way you have, balancing in-game scenes with my own original narrative, putting in just the right amount of contextual detail to make the story flow. You've managed to paint a perfectly clear picture of life in Chrom's army, from training to traveling to battles to everything in between, even while jumping from multiple POVs within the same location and timeframe. At this, I can only really stare in awe.

I could say so much more, but for now I want to just wrap this up with a single request-continue this story. Please. It's been over a year now since the last update, and while I completely understand the delay (life goes on, things happen, etc.), it would be a tragedy to abandon this masterpiece entirely. If you think that it's been forgotten, I can assure you that I, at the very least, have been hopefully checking this fic for possible updates (with varying frequency, but at least once a month) since January of 2014. The Lissa x Lon'qu pairing in particular also does not get anywhere near the amount of love and attention it deserves, and I have never seen a piece of artwork, literature or otherwise, that captures them as perfectly as this one does. If I don't at least get to read your version of their S support, I fear I will one day die unsatisfied. (Okay, I'm being a just little bit melodramatic now, but you get the point.) I'm writing this review in the hopes that it will draw your attention back onto this story and give you the motivation you need to finish strong, as you originally intended.

In the meantime, I'll be waiting-I haven't given up yet, and I don't plan to for a good long while!
Skyogenic chapter 16 . 8/29/2014
This is amazing! Definitely the best Fire Emblem Awakening fic I've ever read! I love how vague you are about Robin's gender and any potential outside pairings that would detract from the story. It's always disappointing to find a well-written piece centering on a pairing one might support, but then finding that another "side" or "background" pairing that one does NOT support was incorporated into the story as well. could throw a wrench into this whole thing and just make Frederick win over Lissa's affections in the end (which I don't support), but at this point, I don't care! The story is just too good and the plot is very well thought out. I love how you incorporate and expand on the game's main storyline and the Lon'quxLissa supports without making the story repetitive or dull. Very, VERY well done! I eagerly look forward to future updates. :D

I'm honestly surprised it took you so long to find a beta-reader. Had I stumbled upon this lovely piece of fiction sooner, I would have jumped at the opportunity to help without hesitation.

Anyway, here's to you and your beta. You've earned a loyal follower, regardless of the pairings you happen to support. Good luck and happy writing! :D

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