A delightful chapter - from Aragorn's reaction to children, and Caladhros' adolescent certainty that Aragorn had been stolen by Elves and sent to Valinor, to Aragorn's meeting with Saelind.
More soon, I hope!
Author's Response: I'll be posting at least every two weeks, and more often if I can. G.A.
I want you to write the scene where he is given or gives himself the name "Strider". It would go really well after Aragorn says, "And I walk in out of nowhere."
Also, with the name The Hidden Fortress, there should be a little Akira Kurosawa reference in here. (Maybe there is, and I just didn't get it -- I've only seen the movie The Hidden Fortress once *hangs head*.)
You continue to make your world and your characters vivid. Good stuff!
Author's Response: The "Strider" tale will come later....keep reading! I didn't mean any reference to Kurosawa, rather to Tolkien's reference to a "hidden fastness" where Aragorn was supposed to have been born. Glad you like the story! Thanks, G.A.
A very well-written chapter, Gandalf's apprentice! I really like the way you show the worries that plague the Dunedain and Aragorn's struggle to be what his family needs him to be.
Author's Response: I'm glad you're enjoying the story. It will be a long one, with many complicated plot developments. G.A.
Wow! This is a great start, and I like how you manage the angst element delicately.
Also, I liked your characterizations of Gilraen, Elladan and Elrohir particularly.
Author's Response: Thanks! I hope you stick with the story--it will be a long one! I plan to update every two weeks. G.A.