Interesting indeed! I wasn't expecting the elf contingent to be taken so easily though! But the bandits had the advantage I suppose, a more intimate knowlege of the area where the elves camped and stood sentry. I am glad there is humor in your prequel, and even more amused that it came from an encounter between Elrond and Glorfindel! That was a funny scene in my mind (and yours too obviously!) Looking forward to number 4. Pam
A pivotal chapter, setting up the inevitable confrontation. Elrond has more on his mind besides safe passage for Arwen, I'm thinking. Even tho that would be a paramount concern for him it seems as tho there is more to the reasons for escorts in the pass than what he is letting on. Going now, straight to chapter 3!
Very good start to the prequel, which I am looking forward to reading as background info for "Hellfire". The moonlight rituals of the bandits make me think of wolves, but given the origins of Fire, Briar and Raven in your other story, I am wondering if they are indeed feline rather than canine! Can't wait for more as usual!