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Title: The Golden Hall Reviewer: Narya Signed
Well, that was a short hiatus :p what was it, 24 hours?

Chicka yeaah.

LMAO. Nice. Really smooth, checking out a pregnant married woman!

Cool cliffie at the end; I await the healing of Theoden and the promised romance with baited breath!

Author's Response:

As soon as I sent you the email, ideas hit me full force. Life is strange! Still have to figure out how Brandon meets her/what her name is/what she looks like.

  Really smooth, checking out a pregnant married woman!

He really didn't notice until after she ran inside. Still, it's awkward, haha. She's most likely going to come back in the story, but not as love interest.

Healing of Theoden is on its way. Maybe after another "hiatus" lol. 


Date: Jan 05 2010 03:41 am [Report This]
Title: Smoke Reviewer: ladygreensleeves Signed
*wince* Ow. Poor Brandon. I've never been THAT sore, but I'm sure it bites HARD. >_< And HUZZAH FOR A LONG AWAITED CHAPTER!!! Missed this story! ^_^
Date: Dec 14 2009 12:57 pm [Report This]
Title: Smoke Reviewer: Narya Signed
Oooh. Moody chapter ending.

I like Galadriel's words to Brandon - they feel highly appropriate, and totally in keeping both with canon and with the feel of your Middle-earth.

Will email later with more :)

Author's Response:

Thanks! I spent a good half-hour typing and re-typing what Galadriel was going to say to Brandon. I tried to rhyme it like Aragorn and Legolas's messages, but it ended up sounding trite each time I did it.

Can't wait for your email!

Date: Dec 14 2009 11:34 am [Report This]
Title: To Rohan Reviewer: JADA Signed
excellent story! As a mom, my heart aches for his parents. I hope he can let them know it was all a mistake.

I'm glad they burned the books. I was just waiting to see if the first one was discovered and led to grief. I'm glad it did not.

I hope you continue writing your story. It's a unique turn to have a male fall into ME. Unexplored territory!

Happy writing.

Author's Response:

Thanks for reviewing!

I'm glad that it's easy to connect with the various characters. This is the longest on-going story I've ever written and I hope that it continues to strike a chord with you as it continues!

The book burning was inevitable...Brandon isn't the greatest at keeping his mouth shut, haha.

I will continue writing. There will be a third book after this one is finished, and depending on how the story flows, possibly a fourth or a fifth.

Thanks for the review!

Date: Oct 07 2009 09:30 pm [Report This]
Title: Gandalf Reviewer: ladygreensleeves Signed
Wow. Made me cry! In a good way, of course. You are an AMAZING writer and, as I have said, have FAR surpassed me in the realm of the written word. Keep up the good work, little sister!

Author's Response:

4:59 am?!?! Shouldn't you be sleeping at that time of the morning? As long as you're still feeling okay! Sorry. I happened to glance at the time that you sent in this review. Thank you so much for the high praise, it means a lot. And I have not "far surpassed you." We just have different styles. You're just as good an author as I am. Thank you for the lauds though! Stay well!

Date: Sep 08 2009 03:59 am [Report This]
Title: Gandalf Reviewer: Narya Signed
Oh, wow, what a fantastic chapter! The language and imagery is gorgeous - "the magic of approaching dusk riddled with his senses" - and Brandon's hearbreak that it isn't Boromir who returned is agonising to read. I love the slightly subdued note you end the chapter on, too. It's hopeful, but sad as well.

Author's Response:

Thank you! I'm glad you liked the chapter, even though this particular chapter felt strangely elusive. I wasn't able to fit my thousand-word quota again. :-(

My imagery has nothing on yours, so this is one of the best compliments I could've gotten! Thanks for the review! Hopefully there'll be time to post another chapter started today, ugh.

Date: Sep 08 2009 02:35 am [Report This]
Title: Fangorn Reviewer: Narya Signed
*shudders* ugh, The Ring, I hated that film!

A short but powerful chapter; it was good to see the interaction between Legolas and Aragorn, and their concern for Brandon. Can't wait for the reunion with Gandalf :-D

Author's Response:

I STILL get nightmares from that movie. When I have my glasses off or my contacts out and it's all dark...*shudders* so scary.

Yeah, this chapter was shorter than I wanted it to be. I try to keep all my chapters at least one-thousand words long. This one eluded me, but I'm glad it still packed a punch.

I can't wait for the reunion either. Brandon will be yanked back onto an emotional rollercoaster, poor guy, which will probably result in...

Oh, I'll let you read it for yourself when I post the newest chapter in a few days. :-P

Date: Sep 03 2009 04:46 pm [Report This]
Title: A Haunting Reviewer: Narya Signed
OoOoOh, that was an unexpected twist!! Poor Laura :-( had she really sensed Brandon or was is her imagination? Will they get to talk to him again? Guess I'll just have to keep reading.

Great work, as always :-)

Author's Response:

No, she really sensed him. I don't know if I'm alone on this, but I believe that some bonds span across death, mother-and-child bonds especially. I feel sorrier for his father, who has lost his son and has to deal with the mental and emotional instability of his wife on top of everything.

I'll email some spoilers your way, if you want, regarding possible plot developments.

Thanks for the review! 

Date: Sep 03 2009 04:42 pm [Report This]
Title: A Haunting Reviewer: Spiced Wine Signed
He stared into the fire long after the ashes of his torment blew into the night...fading from the hearty red-orange of new life to the dusty grey of an ended age.

Oh, woman, you have such a way with words, and I love it. Not enough people use the power of words like this; it's an art, a love and most writers these days don't have it. When I find it, it's like a starving man finding a three-course meal with a very good wine.

The scene with Brandon's mother and the medium was fascinating. I understand his mother's desperate need so much, and undoubtedly she does sense him. I admire the way you have not made it an easy severance from his world.

Great stuff! Well done!

Author's Response:

Thank you very much! This review that you gave me really made me smile, both on the inside and the outside. This is the biggest praise I've  ever gotten for my writing, and it completely made my day!

The medium scene was really interesting to write. It's a very touchy situation, and I felt almost intrusive writing it. If anyone were to sense Brandon, I believe it would be his mother. Thank you for all the praise. It completely lightened my day.

Thanks for the review!

Date: Aug 31 2009 11:03 am [Report This]
Title: Smoke and Ash Reviewer: kwanikwani Signed
I can sympathise with Aragorn- there's something slightly horrifying about burning books. However, it's probably better this way, still...wonder where the first one ended up?

Brandon might feel angsty now but hopefully this way he won't feel so guilty all the time. Hmmm. Thanks for the update! :)

Author's Response:

The mystery behind where the first book went is in the first book. I hope you read book one before reading book two!

There will definately be some angst coming up, and yes, I think he'll feel less guilty. Thanks for reviewing the update! Reviews really do motivate me a lot. I'm so glad that you like the story, and I hope you continue to enjoy it!

Date: Aug 08 2009 11:25 am [Report This]
Title: Smoke and Ash Reviewer: ladygreensleeves Signed
I was wondering when this was going to happen! You portrayed the burning (gah! I HATE doing this, even in fiction,) of the books wonderfully! And Brandon is being less of a jerk! Yay! Well, I understand his point of view. Anyway, keep up the amazing work! ^_^

Author's Response: Aw, thank you big sister! I hated burning the books in fiction too. As I was typing it up I was thinking "Nooo!" and resisting the urge to erase what I wrote. It felt right for the story, I thought, and it was only a matter of time before he let it slip to someone. Thanks for the review!
Date: Aug 06 2009 06:50 pm [Report This]
Title: Not Your Average Meet and Greet Reviewer: kwanikwani Signed
Brandon's current low self-esteem is leading to much misunderstanding. I look forward to seeing how this progresses. :)

Author's Response: More is on the way, I just need to find time to write and submit the newer chapters! I'll look forward to hearing what you think of each new development. Thanks for the review!
Date: Jul 30 2009 05:03 pm [Report This]
Title: The Road Less Traveled Reviewer: kwanikwani Signed
This is heating up...poor Brandon, he's so conflicted and angst ridden at the moment, which is understandable. Nice writing.

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad to know that I'm portraying his emotions accurately. Thank you for the review; I hope I continue to keep up to your standards!
Date: Jul 30 2009 04:57 pm [Report This]
Title: Not Your Average Meet and Greet Reviewer: ladygreensleeves Signed
:S Angst abounds! Brandon is being a bit of a jerk. Can't wait to see how he reacts to Fangorn and the return of Gandalf, though! ^_^ Huzzah! Write more soon! :D

Author's Response: Yes. He is being sort of jerkish. I will write more, you don't have to ask, silly! And I'm looking forward to the return of Gandalf too! :-D
Date: Jul 22 2009 09:26 am [Report This]
Title: The Road Less Traveled Reviewer: Spiced Wine Signed
An excellent start! All Brandon's feelings of self-loathing and grief are wonderfully written.

"Look then," he said, "upon those with which you will learn to live, Brandon of Rohan."

Brandon of Rohan...

And a terrific, anticipatory ending to the first chapter!

Author's Response:

Thank you! You can ask Narya, I've been pretty pumped about writing all about Brandon in Rohan. It's an exciting prospect and I'm really looking forward to putting my ideas and story-lines to work!

I was worried that the first chapter wasn't too great...thanks for the reassurance. It really means a lot! Thank you for continuing to read the Walking the Line saga!

Date: Jul 20 2009 01:01 pm [Report This]
Title: The Road Less Traveled Reviewer: ladygreensleeves Signed
FIRST REVIEW!! HUZZAH!!! ^_^ Yes, it is angsty in the beginning, but I'm glad that Brandon gets less "Gah, I'm a murderer, traitor, blargh I need to die" as the chapter continues. He REALLY NEEDS a hug, like whoa. He'll explode from the bottled emotions... dammit. Can't hug fictional characters! *pouts* WRITE MORE SOON PLEASE! Bravo, little sister! ^_^

Author's Response:

FIRST REVIEW! YES! Congratulations! I will possibly buy you ice cream then? Umm...yes. When I have money. Possibly. And sorry to disappoint, but he's going to be all blargh-y off and on cuz, you know, his surrogate brother died. It'll take A LOT more than four days to heal completely for that, especially since he thinks he's at fault. Poor guy.

And as far as hugging him goes, you might be able to in the near future. I'm trying to work out a sketch of what he looks like, as you've seen the gigantic scribbles on my sketch-pad. Once I have a good, solid drawing you can hug it, if you feel the urge.

That's kinda creepy, actually...

Thanks for the review!

Date: Jul 20 2009 12:29 pm [Report This]
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