Wow! This story has been one of my favorites since... forever. I've seen you leaving LJ comments for AMC chapters and I gasped, realizing that you're the one who authored this amazing story.
I've read it at LoM and was left speechless, just as I am now, after re-reading it. It is just so intense and heartbreaking...
And the way it ends... Gods, it always breaks my heart to even try and think of Maitimo's pain. Even if Feanor's death should pain me more (since I'm rabid about him), I find nothing more painful than Maitimo's suffering, at the knowledge that Fingon is lost to him. Forever.
Your story is the kind that one can read over and over again, and still be moved to tears, every time.
Author's Response: Ooh! I've seen you around too, so hey there! Thanks for the review! I wrote this fic ages ago; it must be a good two years now, so I'm glad it still has appeal. Yeah, Maedhros really must have been devastated to learn of Fingon's death (whether or not you choose to interpret their friendship slashily, I guess!) - the Battle of Unnumbered Tears really did earn its name. I just hope they got to see each other in Mandos and afterwards... (Yeah, I love Feanor too!) Thank you so much for your wonderful words.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
I could feel the pains of war as if I were there. And the bitterness, and the tiredness, and my, the angst of the ending! Just heart-wrenching. Beautifully done! Please write more!
Author's Response: I am glad you liked it! It was a fun challenge to write. Thank you for taking the time to review! (And I'm always writing more of _something_; I just hardly ever finish anything! *chuckles*)