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Complete The V's Have It by Mushroom Scribe - M (Kingkiller Chronicles)

Discussion in 'Almost Recommended' started by T3t, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. T3t

    T3t Purple Beast of DLP ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

    Jan 21, 2011
    Los Angeles
    High Score:
    Title: The V's Have It
    Author: Mushroom Scribe
    Rating: M
    Genre: Romance
    DLP Category: Misc
    Pairing: Kvothe/Devi
    Status: Complete
    Summary: Out of coin and out of options, Kvothe knocks on the only door left that might still open: Devi's. The gaelet is willing to put him up until he can pay her off... but what will it do to their relationship? What is it to begin with? AU Kv/Dv, squicks
    Link: FFN

    Basically the only reason I'm reccing this is because it's the only Kingkiller story of any significant length whatsoever. Of course, it's not badly written. Style is passable, though the story is fairly dialogue heavy. Mainly character interaction. "Squick" isn't really squick, at least not for DLP ;)

    Probably a 4/5.
  2. The Berkeley Hunt

    The Berkeley Hunt Headmaster

    Sep 19, 2010
    The Nevernever
    For all that a fic like this would be great in other fandoms, with Kingkiller, you simply cannot compare to the writing of the original.

    Also, obviously written pre-Wise Man's Fear. I raged, quite hard at Devi not immediately slaughtering that guy.

    Look, this fic just has nothing special about it. I don't see how it gets a 4. Devi and Kvothe don't really have much chemistry and the 'twist' didn't change the game very much at all. The style of the fic necessarily changes during the epilogue to accommodate the plot, and even during the rest it never equaled Rothfuss.

    Look, just give Kingkiller fics a pass. The world as it is isn't very malleable and the characters are complex and unique. Fan fiction can't really capture them, unless a true talent gives it a go. This author is not a true talent.

    2.5/5, passable writing, interesting concept, but shoddy pacing, limited plot and lack of a spark.