Love this story, and I'm falling in love with the character you've created in Maglor, he's fast becoming a favorite! I look forward to reading more. Please update soon!!!!
Author's Response: Well, you happen to have had the good fortune of catching my story recently. My regular readers have had to wait months for the updates; a fact I am terribly ashamed of. Thank you for taking the time to review and welcome to my world. With any luck, I won't take such a long hiatus again. Thanks again!
I love 'girl/woman gets swooped into the Middle-Earth' stories. People say that plot is overused; is NOT. You are the wonderful proof of that.
This is an amazing story. Plausible, with fantastic characterization and exploration of different subject matters - from faith to prostitution. There is also a number of OC's who a person simply must fall in love with (Widget!).
Truly I wish I had been focused enough to note my observations while I was reading it. But I stumbled upon it, got hooked, and spend the next two weeks reading whenever I could grab some time.
It's been a while since I have been this impressed. This satisfied. Thank you very, very much. *hugs*
P.S. Your 'End Notes' - much appreciated.
Author's Response: Wow! I do love new reviewers! I know it was probably discouraging to have to wait for the next chapters. My explanation on my bio page really falls short, and I'm very sorry for the long wait. Your review was extremely encouraging and I've read it many times over the past months. I hope you haven't given up on the story, there's a lot more to come. I'm glad you appreciate the end notes, too. I sometimes wonder if anyone reads them. Thank you for reading and reviewing. It does help a lot. Even when I can't write, it keeps my mind focussed on the story so I get ideas.
I have been following this story for a while now. Whew it is pretty long but thats okay because many stories are very short and then your are like 'What thats it? No sequel?' But I am going to keep on going with this story because it is very intriguing. I just have one question. For Cry eye, when is she going to have the twins already?! LOL! Will wait for next post.
Author's Response: Wow! I love new reviewers. I know what you mean about long. It's hard to start reading a series like this. You wonder if the author is leading you on and might just quit. On the other hand, it can get boring after a while, too. I'm flattered you're still reading. This book may last me the rest of my life. Every time I think I'm getting close to the end, they start in with something new. I'm also currently writing a future time story as well as a distant past tale, but even the 'pre-quel' is related to this series. As for Elaura's pregnancy, it will not be as long as the Elves expect, but it will be a while. She's less than four months along at this point in the story. I'll drop a little hint here, the babies growth is currently centered around getting their Elven traits together. In the shortened gestation, they need to compress both their human and Elven heritage into less than nine months. I won't tell you how much less, but it should be about average for human twins. Thanks for the review. I'll have more up soon.
a brilliant chapter, starting of with the lovey hand over and salute and then the suprise of the rigged carriage. i had thought it was leading up to something but didnt suspect the carriage journey thats so normal and mentioned all the time.
the ladies tea party was amazing, i would loved to have been there and then the second part was all CSI style and really well written. thanks for writing and i'll be waiting hopefully for the rest of the mystery and the answer to the deadly sweets killer. all the best x
Author's Response: 'Deadly Sweets Killer' I like that. If the printing business was up and running, that would be the headline. As you might have noticed, I'm a bit of a crime-story buff. I added some references to the end of 104, just in case you'd like to know more. Did you really get the foreshadowing? I was afraid it would be a little to subtle. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. The next few chapters will have more surprises I think. Thanks for the review!
another briliant chapter, i nearly fell of my chair laughing with the bit about aragorn and macavity, flying lessons indeed. wonderful descriptions of the interactions between the characters and a drunk maglor even better than normal. thanks again and i'll go and read the next one :)
Author's Response: Thanks! Four drunk Elf Lords in the basement is my idea of a party! We'll get Macavity's point of view in a subsequent chapter. Thank you for the feedback. More to come.
Aww! This was well worth the wait. A fantastic chapter, I loved the compliment that Legolas gave to Gimli about is beard being long, I thought that was great, and also the presentation of the standard to legolas and Elaura, and the description of Arwen was beyond words! I loved this chapter, and look forward to reading the next one!
Author's Response: Thank you! The wedding was fun to write, but as you said, describing Arwen wasn't easy. I'm cleaning up chapters 105-109 and will have them posted ASAP. Thank you for reviewing!
i think i will just about forgive you as that was such a wonderful chapter. a mixture of ceremony, and of course the good old girly talk.
i think you're story improves every time i read it and this has made my day, anyway off to read the other chapters. thank you so much for updating x
Author's Response: Thank you! There I was, writing along on chapter 105 and then I looked down and saw the thing was 146 pages. 75, 000 words! I broke it down into chapters 105-109, but I have a lot of proofing to do now. I'm going on a two week trip, but I'll bring my laptop and work on it while I'm gone. I will do my best to get them upas soon as possible. I'm glad you liked this chapter and as always, thank you for taking the time to review.
I love your fic/story!!! but the link to the smex scene doesn't work I was actually quite interested as to what you would have written. could you check up on that link to see why it doesn't work.
Author's Response: Will do! I'm glad you found my stories. Um, in the meantime, it's in my roundrobin 'One Stop Sex Shop'. Just click on my username and scroll down the stories list. There's three chapters. I'm not sure why the link broke, but the story is still there. Thanks for the review!
I loved the way that Eowyn's visit was kept a secret that even Elaura had not guessed at, and I loved the description of Legolas' & Elauras outfits they would be stunning! I adore Hilda! A dog after my own heart! Aww! I also liked the way maglor handled her. Could I borrow him please and see if he will work his magic on my kiddies?! Haha!
Author's Response: I'll bet Maglor could handle kids just as well. Legolas and Elaura are counting on it. You wouldn't think people could keep secrets from Elaura anymore, would you. Anyway, sorry it's been so long since I've posted . . . or answered reviews . . . or any darn thing. I wrote a little note about it on my account bio, but I promise I'm going to post in the next 24 hours. I have to proofread, but it shouldn't take too long. When it's a choice between taking a break from writing to proof and post, or keeping my train of thought, I'll usually finish what I'm doing first. If that's not a good strategy, let me know and I'll try to do better. Hope all is well in your world! Thanks for the feedback.
Chapter 100 and 101 were great (as the rest of them XD )! What kind of dog is Hilda? When is Dínenthór going to be able to actually 'speak' to his girlfriend? XD
What was that dark spooky castle place with all the dead things? hm...
I can't wait for the wedding! And I can't wait for the next chapter! XD
I'm just getting over a flu that plagued me for the past several days. XP *sigh* Job hunting is so annoying... I have plenty of hobbies, but my problem is my short attention span which can be compared to that of a goldfish... haha!
Author's Response: I picture Hilda as a golden lab, but with a sturdier build like the Rohirrim. Big paws for the snowy mountains, but the personality of a lab. The castle is a mystery, and will probably stay that way for a little while yet. Maybe another book, but I promise I won't leave you hanging. I'm sorry you weren't feeling well (way back when you originally posted this review). I'm also sorry it's taken me so long to answer. I'm giving myself until November to find a job and I'm giving myself until tomorrow night to get the rest of the chapters I've written posted. Wish me luck on the proofreading! Thanks for reviewing and I hope you stay away from that nasty flu!
another wonderful chapter, loving all the back story with eowyn and dernwine, its lovely to think she wasent all alone dealing with grima. i love how you have the character even in hilde the dog, she is a adorable little extra to add to the story and reminds me very much of one of my dogs we had when we were younger, too much love to give and not enough time :) nice trick of maglor there with calming her, maybe he could add that to his title maglor son of feanor master dog trainer hah.
i'm glad that windfola got a mention, i hope we find out what happens to him in the future some time?
thanks for writing and i hope the characters dont wear you out too much. x
Author's Response: I swear I remember answering these reviews. I must have dreamed it. Yes, I like the idea such a sweet young lady wasn't all alone. Maglor, Dog Whisperer. I'm sure we'll run into Windfola again. Life is wearing me out, the characters (usually) calm me down. Unfortunately, they haven't wanted me to stop to do anything but eat and shower. Sleep is apparently optional. I'll be posting soon. Again, I apologize for the lengthy break and not answering my reviews in a more timely manner. Thanks for writing.
great chapter i really enjoyed reading this one. spooky place that the birds almost went to, i'm sure it will have a big part in the future?
when i said the twins i meant elrohir and elladan because i love how you have written them.
i love how elaura talks to gandalf in this and helps him figure some stuff out, its hard when youve been needed for so long and then suddenly not anymore.
i would show you pictures from the weta thing but no cameras were allowed, plus the lotr stuff was in a dark room with lots of glass so they probably would have come out all reflections of the people in there lol. take a look a www.wonderfulworldofweta.co.uk
there it shows some of the stuff that is being shown. the dude that actually made the swords peter lyon is going to be talking soon so i'm off to that lol.
thanks for writing and making my day a little brighter, i'm off to read the next chapter x
Author's Response: Wow, I have really let things get away from me. Lots of things, but mainly fighting with this slow dial-up connection. Also, as I just posted on my accounts page, my proofreaders took a holliday. I'm getting things back together now and should have a few chapters to post by the end of the weekend. I checked out that website, they have some neat stuff! Take care and thanks for reading and reviewing. I promise I didn't leave everyone hanging intentionally.
Another great chapter, I loved Heriant, such a sweet character! I look forward to reading the next chapter as always!
Author's Response: Heriant is so sweet. I think if I had Ibal, Farin, and Heriant all in the same room with her, Elaura would die of a sugar overdose! I'm glad you liked it. I love writing about the children. Thanks for the feedback!
Haha! I think I would have prefered to sit up front too! The smell must have been awful! haha! I thought it was sweet that Legolas missed Elaura! Much like my own hubby, he did not like it when we were seperated when I went into hospital to have the children! Aww, another lovely chapter, I look forward to reading the next!
Author's Response: Males can be so sweet when they want to be. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Hope you like the new ones. Thanks for the review.
another great chapter, i love the conversation between the three ladies, middle earth should be worried if they wernt so nice (most of the time)
read this after coming back from the weta exhibition that has coem to leeds, wandered round for hours looking at all the lord of the rings armour and swords, my dad had to drag me away from the elven warrior case lol. then i got back and read your chapter so all in all a very good day.
loved the meanings of the names and your little story within the story about heriant, he seems such a dear little elfling. al round a great chapter with lovely descriptions and detailed writing.
will we be seeing some more of the twins next chapter, i've missed them. anyway thanks for writing and updating and looking forward to reading some more soon xx
Author's Response: Just wait! It won't be long before there's four and the guys will believe it's the Apocalypse! Ah, which twins? Elladan and Elrohir or Telperion and Laurelin? They'll be along, all four of them. Look for them in chapter 102. BTW, I know it might look like I've got this story under control, but if you read the chapter notes on the next two, you'll see I'm being led around by the characters. I feel like I'm the one on the leash. I'm trying to rein them in and get to the wedding, but they hardly let me break long enough to post. I've got the first sentence of 102 written, so I'm hoping they don't sidetrack me again. Thanks for the feedback. If you have any pics from the exhibit, I'd love to see them!
That was a good chapter. It made me laugh a lot! XD
Poor Legolas! Being picked on by three at once! hehehe!
I think Elaura, Arwen, and Galadriel could band together and take over the world if they so pleased! XD
Overall, it was fun reading this chapter and I can't wait to find out what happens next! I wounder what will happen with the group from Nurn... guess I'll just have to wait and see!
I'll look for the first book on your page. I just got confused when I didn't see it with the other two.
How have you been so far? Good, I hope. I've been job hunting and being lazy (so boring). Makes me want to go back too school just to have something to do! lol! Hope to hear from you soon! :)
Author's Response: I think you're right. Glad you enjoyed it. You won't have to wait long to see what the delegation from Nurn has for Elaura. Things are good here, thanks for asking. Good luck with the job hunt; I know I'm not looking forward to it. I've missed the Army life more than once, along with the Army paycheck. School and the military are a lot alike, you get to put off the outside world whether it's a test coming up, a paper, or a mission. Out here, there's no way to put it out of your mind . . . unless of course you have a hobby, like reading and writing. Thanks for the review!
So Arwen and company finally arrived! Yay! XD
I'll just comment on the last three chapters in this review since I'm lazy. lol. The baby shower was a pleasent surpirse. I wonder if any of the males (besides the wizards) will ever know about Elaura being at the 'bachelor party'... hehehe!
I think I would have been complaining along with the children about staying out in the heat for so long... haha!
What did you do with the first part of the series? I'd write more, but I'm exhausted and its 3:30am over here! Hope you update soon! :)
Author's Response: Thanks for the feedback! I imagine Elaura will spill the beans as soon as she realizes it wasn't a dream, but maybe just to Legolas. I'm pretty sure I would have been complaining, too. I can't figure out why Elaura doesn't use her magic more often to do things like cool the place down, but I guess she either forgets or doesn't want to abuse it.
I don't understand your last question. I've been fixing the formatting and getting rid of superfluous Chapter and End Notes and I noticed there is a problem with the series page on the site, but all three books are still there. Check out my bio for an explanation of what I've been doing. Thanks again for the review!
Hehehe! XD This was another fun chapter. Sentimental too. ^^
Now I'm gonna go read the next one! XD
Author's Response: Chapter 99 is along those lines, but it's moving along now. I know things are going to get exciting again; I just don't know when. Thanks for the review!
great chapter again with some wonderful descriptions of the relationships between the individuals. the meeting between the elves and elaura was just as good as i had hoped and it was lovely with the joke between elrond and her. the people of nurn are very interesting and i shall look forward to hearing more about them if there is more. great timing of the chapter again, i shall take it as a birthday present lol. its funny the chapter we see arwen again is the day i recieved her sword as a present, i also got a book on the languages of tolkien which should be interesting. anyway thanks for the update, i shall be waiting eagerly for the next one. keep up the brilliant work and be very proud of your story, it remains one of the best i have read. xx abi
Author's Response: Thank you! Happy Birthday! That's a neat present; I'd have a collection of LotR stuff if I had anywhere to put it. I hope you enjoy the new chapter, it feels like things are gearing up again, but the characters aren't letting me in on the secret yet. Take care and thanks for the support and feedback; it really makes my day!
It was a brilliant chapter to read, I really enjoyed it, it looked as if everyone enjoyed themselves! (Wish I could have gone too!!!) Ha!
Author's Response: Wonderful! I'm so glad you are still reading and enjoying this Series. I hope you enjoy the next chapter as well. I've been taking some time to fix the formatting on all three books, but of course Book Three, being the longest, is the last to get attention. I am also writing away in between fixing. Thanks for the review!