Aw, very nice. I hope to see an update soon; I really enjoyed it. You have a great command of the characters and you're explored them and connected them very delicately. You command of the language, also, is excellent; good choice and arrangement of wording throughout. You made the elflings young but not modern, and kept the "tone" of Middle-earth even when dealing with children. Even your minor characters were more than names and had dimension to them, enough to easily appear as real people and not simply plot-fillers. Speaking of plot, it was very nicely arranged. Nothing earth-shattering or world-threatening, yet the mix of interaction, dialogue, action, and suspense worked out very well to weave a cohesive story from what could have appeared as just a series of isolate incidents. You also interjected just enouigh humor to both make it a great read and to make it fit the ages of the characters--and their mischevious natures! Very imaginative, very plausible, and very well done! I look forward to the rest eagerly!
Last chapter's developments between the twins was interesting; I liked how you wrapped it together this time around. The encounter with the troll was priceless. I was wondering how that was going to be done, and you proved more imaginative than I'd have come up with! And now, great, we have Legolas attacked by the river. Silly elflings, didn't see that coming. You'd think that, of all people, a Mirkwood Elf would know to be careful of enchanted rivers...