I just read this straight through, very very good. liked the way you portrayed namo. hope your muses gift you with a sequel i will read it for sure if they do! thanks for writing and sharing x
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed it and the muse is snooping around, but I need to finish another fic first. Hang in there :) ~G
Such a sweet ending, and almost screaming for a sequel ;-)
I hope you'll stumble over your muses soon...
You know, it seems to me that venturing out on difficult terrain like writing about a handicapped person or a Vala, brings out the best in your stories.
Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thank you! What you said means a lot to me. I like a bit of a challenge and I do not like perfect characters. Hope you continue to enjoy my writing and who knows...maybe my sightless muse will return :) ~G
What a nice way to end this story.
As soon as I see your muse I will tell her to get back to you, because a sequel would be nice. It is said that in Valinor all wounds heal and if she would be able to see again upon reaching the shore, well, she would be in for a surprise.
Anyway I'll be on the lookout for stories from you.
Author's Response: Ooo! I did not think of that...I had another way to get her sight back! I'll have to add your idea to my notes~Thanks and hopw to hear from you again!! ~G
This was a very sweet story with a nice ending. Your het scene was very good too, just enough to give that tingly sensation. I think your writing has a lot of potential and I would encourage you to throw a het based story out there every once in a while. It seems there aren't enough m/f stories lately. You did a good job of it.
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I like the building of intimacy more than the graphic act so to speak.This was written a couple of years ago (then I had a dry spell) and now I am trying again with my Sons of Rohan Series. Would love to know what you think of those. Thanks for the review and the confidence boost :) ~G
And that was your first het fic? Amazing, so sweet... from the wedding to the wedding night, just perfect.
And I loved how supportive the other Valar were and how obviously happy for Namo.
Author's Response: Yep! Thank you. One more chapter and unfortunately a computer crash a few years ago took the start of the sequel with it. Maybe I will get back to it--it would be this pairing and a slash pairing (elves) But first---finish the Rohan series! Hope you stick with me :) ~G
This chapter was so cute, so loving, so caring, so ... I ran out of words, so everything, perfect even.
But I do not like the idea of Súrelindë staying behind alone, even if only for a short time. Well, you probably know already and the rest of us will just have to be patient.
Thanks for this very nice chapter
Author's Response: Thank you! When this was written it had been my first attempt at Het. and the last until Sons of Rohan. Glad it all fit together nicely. There is one chapter left and I had planned to make it a series but a computer crash took the sequel down. Maybe someday cause that little dark haired baby that was born was going to show up again as an adult---but we will see. I must finish Eomer's story for Sons first. I really appreciate you reading and reviewing; as an author it really means a lot. Enjoy the ending and hope you will check out my Sons of Rohan Series. ~G
Yay! (And that's the firs time I ever used that word ... I think ...)
Anyway (I know, that's not a word I use seldomly...), such a sweet chapter! I enjoyed it very much. However I would so have loved to read about how Saelind approached Gildor. Should have been quite a show.
And I loved the song. It fits so perfectly to the two of them.
Author's Response: You're cute! Well, truth be told...he never got to Gildor--though Gildor would have handled it with grace I am sure. Ms. McKennett is a major muse for so many of my stories it is unbelievable. Her songs just invoke images that then become words. Well, off to post the next chapter--hope you like what's coming ;} ~G
Here I go, making your day again.
I likes this chapter, though I expected Saelind to make more of a fuss about it all. But they are not married yet, he still has a lot of time for that =)
But at least the happy couple is on the right track, TOGETHER!!
This was once again a very nice chapter, I especially enjoyed the jealousy and carrying parts.
Author's Response: Yes you did! Thanks :) The Adviser does realize his competition is the Vala of Death and he's no fool. The story is about to wind down but there is still a little more excitement to come...hope you enjoy! ~G
Ah, the moment that every parent must fear ... every time I read something like this I am reminded of Finding Neverland, when Mr. Barrie tells George that he grew up at this very moment. It seems like such a tragic event, this growing up, something to be avoided at all cost.
Anyway ... that was a very sweet moment between Gildor and Súrelinde. I liked it very much. And though her heritage should not have been such a surprise it was, at least for me. Indeed I had to look up Gildor Inglorion again. I was not aware that Inglor was a son of Finrod ...
I very much appreciate that you keep yourself informed about the characters that you are using in your story and create your plot around them rather than forcefully changing everything!
Author's Response: Yah, every milestone hurts a little but they cannot be avoided. I should watch that movie sometimes! As for Gildor, it is not 'set' canon, but there is indication that he could be Finrod's son and in many fics, I keep him as such...that makes him kin to Galadriel as well. And thank you--although I write AU (cause it's all AU really) I try not to mess with Tolkien's genious too much. He is, after all, the Master of all this and I only dabble. I will be posting again tomorrow as I am setting up a new computer (myself) and it is taking some time. Hang in there, the best is yet to come :)
OK, now that is an unexpected turn, her being a princess and all. But it gives the story a very nice touch and I believe that Saelind will try even harder to get her to marry him. I mean, who wouldn't want to marry into a king's line if given the chance?
Thanks for mentioning me, and you can be sure I will stay tuned.
Author's Response: Hmmm...did not think of it like that! good though :) I will be back to posting tomorrow as I just got a new laptop and I am still getting it all set up. Hang in there, though...the fun is about to begin
Hi, I just found your fic and I love it. I like the plot very much since I have a soft spot for people who have limitations and those that still treat them as a normal person. Besides that, I like Námo.
I can't wait for the following chapters, this counselor wanting to court Súrelindë and the other elleth wanting to have our Vala surely spells trouble.
Author's Response: I am happy you found it and are enjoying it! And every story has it's villans so to speak. Hope it continues to entertain! Thanks for the review :)
I am almost certain that you would have gleefully enjoyed watching me reading this!
The advisor's proposal most certainly took me by surprise. I thought he would only tell her to keep her respectful distance from Námo, and then that... made me wonder however if he only did it at this exact moment because a Vala found interest in her... would be an amazing coincidence if he just so decided to propose now, after watching her for *decades*...
Anyway ... and then from bulging to tearing eyes... one can't help loving that Vala! And Gildor. That was actually the only sentence of the advisor’s speech that was true: “He is a rational, albeit eccentric elf”
Author's Response: I am glad it provoked so many emotions! This is what I always hope to pull from readers. As for the Adviser, yah, I think it was more that Gildor was there--something that did not happen often--to agree to the match. Gildor is a favorite of mine (definitely eccentric) and I wanted Namo, in this chapter, to be as "non-god-like" as possible. I did not want to write a Persephone/Hades fic.
Ah, the moment I dreaded and anticipated at the same time ;-) excellent chapter!
I am so glad that Gildor seems to be reasonable.
But it made me wonder: he met Námo as a child? I'm curious for that story, though it seems to be a tragic one...
Author's Response: Gildor is very old and I will not say much about his past because it would be a spoiler for things to come, however, I will say that he was born in Valinor and came as a page with the host of the Valar when they came to distroy/capture Morgoth (at least in my Arda). The Valar are a more constant presence in the West so no real tragidy cause their meeting. His tale come out in a Fic I wrote called To Explore Arda (though it is not connected to this story--hmmm, could be?!).
This almost reminds me of a Cinderella story..but without the evil stepmother and being a slave part... It's amazing in it's own right, tho. :D
Author's Response: That's a neat comparison! You could call the shallow elleth an ugly step-sister and well, it's not happily ever after just yet--still the possibility of an evil something or other... :-}
Yessss! Irmo meddling ...
I really enjoyed the last two chapters, from the shallow ellyth to the helpful Círdan and my favorite-in-this-chapter Irmo.
Still, I'm not quite sure how Gildor will react / how I would react if I was Gildor / how you will make him react
uhm... hope you're not doing anything ... well ... ;-) *hasty*?
Author's Response: Hey siblings look out for each other---especially since they are a unique pair. You will see him again. As for Gildor (he is one of my favorites) and you will have your answer very soon just remember he is a father and it is his little girl...
Well, I'm a sucker for a romance and I don't think I've given a Valar story a try before. Very interesting concept you have going on here, allowing Namo the chance to come to ME and find his one true love. It seems it may not be any easier there than in Valinor after the new mother's reaction. I like your OFC. She seems very sweet and believeable. Keep it up.
Author's Response: Thank you! I am so happy you gave this a chance and I hope it does not disapoint. I, too love a good romance. I am glad to hear she is believeable because I alway worry about writing a bad Marysue and I trhink that is why I avoided Hets for so long. Any way, I love hearing from my readers--let me know what you think as this goes on. ~G
Awww, poor Námo. Must have hurt to get that reaction once again and in front of his crush no less...
Ah, well, Círdan will sort things out, I hope.
But I'm wondering what Gildor would have to say to all of this. I don't know if I wanted my daughter to follow her love into Mandos, even alive...
Just a random thought again ;-)
Really liked the chapter and am waiting for more... the sooner the better ;-) ...
Author's Response: You have very interesting 'random' thoughts. Time will tell, but great minds do think alike. More will post later today or in the morning. Thanks again for the encouragement :)