That was such a bittersweet chapter, makes you smile and cry at the same time.
Author's Response: Thanks for the nice comment! I know, we all do it and that's kind of the funny thing about it.
Absolutely beautiful! I love the Highway Man ever since I first heard Loreena McKennitt's rendering of it to music. You were able to adapted so well that I could almost hear her singing it with your words. Great work.
I really like this story. It is a believeable spinning of the romance between Lothiriel and Eomer, and remain very true to Tolkien's works. I am admittedly a bit of a purist and it is wonderful to see a tale that stay's true to the Proffesor's world. I look forward to seeing more of this story. The one comment I would like to make is my amazement at the utter lack of Eowyn through out this story. Although she is marrie she still loved her brother greatly. I can not see how anything would have kept her from Edoras if her brother was in such a greivous state.
I enjoyed the new chappie although I actually read it at ff.net not here. Hope to see more of Karen and Glorfindel soon!
How could such a excellent piece of writting such as this, written by an author with an indepth understanding of Tolkien's world not have any reviews?!?
I love it. I too found it hard to believe that Aredhel was not at first willing to enter into union with Eol. I always believed in the end she left him for the same reason she left Gondolin in the first place, she felt caged, not because she did not feel loved.
It is yet another example of the lack of appreciation that runs rampant in the lotr fanfiction community. Mary-Sue legomance stories written by author's with not enough true appreciation of Tolkien to fill a teaspoon have tens of reviews and a story such as this has none. Sickening truly.
Keep writting, this story put a star in my sky.
Author's Response: I am glad you enjoyed it, Elariel. Thanks for the FB. I will have \"issues\" with the not unwilling thing forever, I think. You cannot imply that an elf as dragged down to what was quintessentially rape (if Eol bespelled her to have her agreeing) and then say she wanted it too, with no further comments. Orthodoxy is one thing, implying the victim \'wanted\' it is another. That, added to my love of alpha strong silent types, gave Omentie life. Being something of a wanderer myself, the idea of a wanderlust heroin made perfect sense. Voila! I hear you on the MS, too. ouch. I\'m still writing, but I am still unsure of the archive stories\'s profile, so I am kind of lurking. Thank you again, Elentari2
Just one question, where are you coming up with these name for they are neither Queyian nor Sindarin, Rohirric nor of the tongue of Numenor.
Author's Response: A very good question: I regret to announce that, none of my names are from Middle earth. All of them are normal names, which are converted into Elvish...Most of them are homage to my brothers and my friends! For example; Nosteruion = is an elvish name for \"NOEL\" (And thats my name) Cofniben = is an elvish name for \"LOGAN\" Calanon = is an elvish name for \"Aaron\" Teela is just a simple name as you can tell. Raina = is an elvish name for Ann And many more... ...So yea these are just elvish names for common household names. No offense, after all i am not claiming my people to be from Gondor, Rohan or elfwoods...these characters are from my own fictional land, that lie in the south of Middle earth. I hope i answered your question!
"Get back to Rohirrim?" The Rohirrim are the people of Rohan nor a place.
Eomer was Third Marchal not a general.
Orcs and goblins are the same creatures, goblins are just the ones that live in the misty mountains.
Why would Theodred be thinking of Eowyn as though he had a crush on her, Eowyn was his first cousin! Theodwyn, Eomer and Eowyn's mother was Thoeden's sister.
The boys name was Eothain no ...othain.
The belief in Rohan was that when you died you went to the Halls of your ancesters who dwelt with Eru and Bema not the 'heaven' we belive in.
This story is not bad all those Teela is very MS. However, you either need to bring the story back to cannon or include a warning that its quite AU in your summary because you are twisting cannon, alot. I mean movie cannon not book cannon.
For example Eomer was not with Theodred at the Battle of the Ford's of the Isen where in the cannon story Theodred fell.
Please don't feel bad about the above comments I'm a purist and I tend to look for more accuracy to what Tolkien wrote then what most authors are will to put the effort into researching.
Author's Response: Ouch! jeez i apoligies for my impurities as you said. And by the way, i did write Eothain. For some odd reason, it censored it to be ...othain. I mean what kinda name is that, i am not that dumb to type that as a name. When i said Heaven as if in \"Halls of the Ancestor\" my thining Heaven is certainly not yours...so i once again apoligies for my lack of proper details. \"Teela is very MS\" - you said, i yet to find what that means. you want AU in my summary? ok i make sure i put that in there. My summary clearly stated it a movie-verse, off topic, so according to the movie (and i mean purely sticking to the movie) no one has any idea where Eomer was...All you see is he galloping inside Eodras with the Prince on his lap. So one can assume that he was with the him in a big fight and he also didn\'t mention about his whereabouts. Now my above statement may sound like \"As if i have not read Tolkien\'s Trilogy\" - not true... when i said \"movie-verse- i meant it... I said that the last thing that came to the prince mind was Eowyn - and does that mean he was having a \"Crush\" on her? - haha you think so. It may have been a random thought, or a in a very friendly way or in a very sisterly way...my line so plain. It didn\'t state any paticular emotions. \"Please don\'t feel bad...\" - Hmm ok, i not feeling bad right now, i am actually happy. You took your time to read my story and critized (Wrong sp?) it, thats very nice of you. I am glad! \"I\'m a purist and i tend to look for more accuracy to what Tolkien...\" - i once again apoligies for my \"Attachements\" to the movie. Of course the movie is not the exact copy of the books, so my fic will not be the more \"Purist\" (As you may put it) way. Ciao
This is a beautiful peace of work.
My only critisism would be that a couple of the lines are a little awkward. They seem to interupt the flow of the poem.
The three lines I found that really did this were lines 4, 6 and 9.
Other then that this is truly a beautiful piece of writting.
Author's Response: thanks so much for the review. I\'ll take a look at those lines.
An interesting start.
Just one comment...eighteen is considered the point where a human comes of age in many countries however elves did not come of age until they were fifty.