Reviews for That Damn Indian and the Ace of Blades
zenmeow chapter 1 . 4/3/2009
: Applaudes: Omg... that was just great! I love the characters, the fights, and the ending was a gem. Hooray for your publishing deal! I'll keep an eye out for your books! THAT was a wonderful read, thank you.

Blessings and Love,

Jave Harron chapter 1 . 11/21/2008
This is a pretty awesome story and alt. history. Egil was a fun character, and the combat with a blend of bizarre weapons and Western guns was action packed. I look forward to reading more of your stuff.
dreamshell chapter 1 . 11/21/2008
Awesome alternate history story here. Great blend of different cultures and extrapolations on interactions, politics, and weaponry.

Was Egil Trollguns the same person as Egill Skallgrímsson? You mentioned the Ace of Blades was a skald, had run-ins with the Fairhair clan, and came from a family of "hill giants and werewolves", so I'm thinking that's who he is.

Also, was the mention of an ox-horn helmet an intentional mistake? Can't real call it an 'anachronism' since the use of those things in battle never even took place. Maybe it was for the purpose of additional awesomeness or something?

Anyways, a fun read. ;)
Moonpig123 chapter 1 . 10/18/2008
This was cool! I love the mixture of Norse, Indian, Mayan, Japanese and American culture with all the excessive violence: gritty but in an almost amusing, really OTT way.

My only problem is the way the Kukri Kid sacrificed himself in the end (in a way), and Egil's reaction to it. I get the whole thing about 'honourable death', but to be honest I found it a bit convenient; Egil just seemed too much of a badass to care that much, like he would be more inclined to kill or injure Mohammad afterwards due to the fact that he had robbed him of the chance to murder his enemy.

Still, though, aside from that one thing I really liked this. Good work.
Raventail Blacktalon chapter 1 . 9/15/2007
Woo! I loved that!

What I like most is your writing style. Normally, I can't read a narative for more than two paragraphs, but the way you worded things and such really kept me hooked. I also liked the blend of cultures in this... more specifically, the blend of cultures with accurate information (Hel, Odin, Vahalla... for example).

However, I did find three things that might need a fixin'.

The plural form of kukri is kukri; since it's a Japanese word, and their plural forms don't have "s" on the end.

Also, the "viking sword" that Egil used, as accurate as that was, well, it's actually called a Viking Sax - not a big deal, by all means, but just something I thought I'd point out.

Er... the third... there was an error, somewhere... just a word that was out of place... I can't seem to find it back though. DX

But yes, all in all, this has to be one of the BEST short stories I've ever read. EVER. I really, really enjoyed this.

Fabian Beswick chapter 1 . 5/21/2007
Wow, this is different... Answers the question "What would the wild west be like if the geopolitics of the early 11th century had been retained into the middle of the 19th century?"