Reviews by gythia
Eagle Rising by Windfola Rated: G starstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary: A Tale of the Mark of Thengel's reign. WINNER OF THE PARMA AWARD FOR BEST STORY ABOUT HUMANS
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10835 Read Count: 2058
Published: Aug 11 2004 Updated: Aug 11 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: single chapter Reviewer: gythia Signed
I like this story! Though it was disconcerting at first to have him called Thorongil in Rohan, his Gondorian name, that disquiet quickly passed as I sank into the rich earth of the tale!
Date: May 24 2006
Mellyn by Tathrin Rated: G starstar [Reviews - 15]
Summary: We have heard tell that Legolas took Gimli Gloin's son with him because of their great friendship, greater than any that has been between Elf and Dwarf. If this is true, then it is strange indeed: that a Dwarf should be willing to leave Middle-earth for any love. And yet, where bonds this strong exist, all things are possible. Now at last, more can be said of this matter... Winner of 2005 Flame of Arnor Awards for Best Friendship!
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen, Eldarion, Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4883 Read Count: 1821
Published: Oct 08 2004 Updated: Oct 08 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Mellyn Reviewer: gythia Signed
Made me cry, laugh, and cry!
Date: May 28 2006
The Gift of Iluvatar by Ariel Rated: PG-13 starhalf-star [Reviews - 14]
Summary: From the hobbit's fall to their waking in Cormallen - the story Tolkien only hints at. Held by many to be "the best LOTR fanfic i have read on the net!". You be the judge.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam, Aragorn, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13017 Read Count: 2918
Published: Oct 09 2004 Updated: Oct 09 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Gift of Iluvatar Reviewer: gythia Signed
Hi, I've actually read this before and really liked it, I have never posted a review on this site before, it's much easier to do reviews with this new format. So this is my first review, and I say: bravo! More, more! More hobbit stuff please!

Author's Response: *bows* I will happily comply! Thank you for this review and your comments on Night Music - they are the two of mine that get the most positive response. I look forward to seeing what else you have too - and to having a hobbit person of comparable age to chat with!
Date: Mar 31 2006
Linden and Laurel by Ariel Rated: G starhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Sam knew his master had to leave the Shire, knew he could never have found healing in middle earth, but did Frodo ever become whole in the West? A tender and mystical tale of how Sam learned, in the end, that he had.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Sam, Frodo, Frodo Gamgee
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9427 Read Count: 1770
Published: Oct 10 2004 Updated: Oct 10 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Linden and Laurel Reviewer: gythia Signed
This is so sweet it made me cry!
Date: Mar 31 2006
Summary: Some of the 'dremes' Frodo had that night in the house of Tom Bombadil were not ones he wished recorded in the Red Book.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Frodo, Goldberry
Genres: Romance, Erotica
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3645 Read Count: 2029
Published: Oct 10 2004 Updated: Oct 10 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Heed No Nightly Noises Reviewer: gythia Signed
This is beautiful! Goldberry is surely a goddess.
Date: Mar 31 2006
Summary: Letters written to, by, and about Legolas, Lord of Dol Galenehtar.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Legolas
Genres: Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: The Green Knight
Chapters: 46 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 75264 Read Count: 41934
Published: Oct 15 2004 Updated: Nov 10 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: 1 Reviewer: gythia Signed
The early chapters were hilarious.
Date: Jun 03 2006
In The Dark by Ariel Rated: G starstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary: After Frodo and Sam's forced march, Sam was not the only one to have grim revelations by the roadside. A 2004 Mithril Award Winner - Runner-Up - Best Story Focusing on Hobbits, Commended Finalist - Best Gapfiller.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Sam, Frodo
Genres: Drama, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2121 Read Count: 1537
Published: Oct 18 2004 Updated: Oct 18 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: In The Dark Reviewer: gythia Signed
Perfect!
Date: Mar 31 2006
Thicker than Blood by Ariel Rated: PG [Reviews - 1]
Summary: From Frodo's fall at the ford to his waking at Rivendell - the story Tolkien only hinted at... A lovingly canon-faithful, angst laden gapfiller.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Bilbo, Elrond, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Merry, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 25853 Read Count: 14926
Published: Oct 24 2004 Updated: Jan 12 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Ford Reviewer: gythia Signed
This is a great story. I'm going to read it again.
Date: Apr 01 2006
Summary: Grí­ma, treacherous councilor of Théoden King, flees towards Isengard, but meets someone on his way. This is the story of that meeting, and of some of the consequences.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Gandalf / Olorin, Saruman, Treebeard
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 25682 Read Count: 9139
Published: Oct 29 2004 Updated: Jul 15 2015 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 Reviewer: gythia Signed
ooh, I hope you update soon! For the very first time I find myself cheering (instead of jeering) at the strange power of the Mary-Sue to make a character forget the one he loves.

Author's Response: Thanks for the feedback, although I\'m sorry to hear that you consider my OFC to be a Mary Sue... I shall strive to make her less so in future updates.
Date: May 22 2006
Summary: All you ever needed (but perhaps didn't want) to know about GRÍMA WORMTONGUE! This Guide has been said to be more reliable than a Palantír!

Voted best Humor/Parody at the Flame of Anor Awards 2006.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Gríma
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1796 Read Count: 6413
Published: Dec 06 2004 Updated: Dec 06 2004 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Owner's Guide Reviewer: gythia Signed
This is hilarious!
Date: May 25 2006
Summary: There are two kinds of legacy...
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3274 Read Count: 1575
Published: Jan 12 2005 Updated: Jan 12 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Ashes and the Flame Reviewer: gythia Signed
Hi buddy, this is another of those that I had read before and liked. I also find it sad that Frodo didn't get to enjoy the rewards of the peace he made by getting married and having kids and living to a ripe old age like the other hobbits.

Author's Response: Man, you have read a few of them! I have some catching up to do I see! That was my pet heartache when I first finished the books. Even before I saw him as hotter than blue blazes, I always thought that was such a tragedy. It\'s a common theme for me and shows up a lot in my fics. And you were talking about personal demons? LOL!
Date: Mar 31 2006
Summary: My attempt at following the incomparable... Story begins immediately after the events in Aratlithiel's 'Of Dwarvish Ale and Battle Scars' - a scathingly funny and delightful look at how a hobbit can best two of Gondor's finest. A true treat. This story continues the tale with the four hobbits and Gandalf locked in mortal combat to see which of them can hold their ale to stay standing the longest! 2004 MEFA Award Winner - The Thain of Great Smials Award for stories focusing on Hobbits 2004 Golden Mushroom Award Winner - Best Hobbit Wino
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Merry, Pippin, Sam, Frodo
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13079 Read Count: 1466
Published: Jan 26 2005 Updated: Jan 26 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Of Dwarvish Ale and the Fairer Sex Reviewer: gythia Signed
Hilarious!
Date: Mar 31 2006
Passing Regrets by Ariel Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A fluffy little Bilbo - Frodo story.... by the Angst Maven.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Primula Baggins, Bilbo, Drogo Baggins, Frodo
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4410 Read Count: 1894
Published: Feb 08 2005 Updated: Feb 08 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Passing Regrets Reviewer: gythia Signed
This is cute.
Date: Apr 01 2006
Autumn's Requiem by Ariel Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A neglected Rosie Cotton decides that, if Sam won't speak up, there are other, more exotic fish in the sea...
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Rosie, Frodo
Genres: Romance, Angst, Erotica
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16603 Read Count: 7226
Published: Feb 24 2005 Updated: Feb 24 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - written by Aratlithiel Reviewer: gythia Signed
Hi Ariel, this is another that I already know and love! In fact, for a couple of weeks now I've been tormented by the idea of a followup story involving Sam finding out by hearing Frodo talk in a fever dream.

Author's Response: Oh! Do it! I would love to read it! I am enjoying \'Mortal\' very much so far and don\'t see any reason you wouldn\'t do a wonderful job of it! *craves angst*
Date: Mar 31 2006
Hope and Dreams by Enelya Rated: PG [Reviews - 2]
Summary: "It is almost dark. Imladris is wrapped in shadows of deepening grey, the first faint stars are beginning to shine..." (ficlet, Gilraen's POV)
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Gilraen
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 931 Read Count: 1461
Published: Mar 25 2005 Updated: Mar 25 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Hope and Dreams Reviewer: gythia Signed
Awww... sweet.
Date: May 25 2006
Kinsmen by Dwimordene Rated: PG [Reviews - 1]
Summary: From father to son, the line of Isildur has remained unbroken through many long years of toil and peril. Of the names of the Chieftains recorded, a full quarter died untimely, but passed their title on to their sons. This is a tale of the Dúnedain, and of keeping the line alive at all costs, as seen through the eyes of two mothers. Includes a postscript fic to address the paternal side of things.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Original Character, Aragorn, Elrohir, Gilraen, Halbarad
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6830 Read Count: 2669
Published: May 16 2005 Updated: May 16 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Father Feeling Reviewer: gythia Signed
Made me cry!

Author's Response: Hi Gythia, Aw, thanks! Dwim
Date: May 27 2006
The Long Burden by Ariel Rated: G [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Neither Sam nor Gandalf himself can completely ease the pain caused by the long burden Frodo bore...
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Sam, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2213 Read Count: 1584
Published: May 26 2005 Updated: May 26 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Long Burden Reviewer: gythia Signed
This is a touching little story. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work.
Date: Apr 01 2006
Summary: Growing up is hard. . .but it's worse when you're a princess! A Fourth Age diary fic in Gondor.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Legolas, Lothiriel, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Rosie, Sam, Aragorn, Arwen, Beregond, Celeborn, Diamond Took, Elanor Gamgee, Elboron, Eldarion, Elfwine, Elladan, Elrohir, Estella Brandybuck, Faramir, Faramir Took, Gimli, Imrahil
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5476 Read Count: 7558
Published: Jun 12 2005 Updated: Aug 20 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: In Which Elwing Attempts to Analyze Reviewer: gythia Signed
this is funny!
Date: May 12 2006
Little Moments by Dark_Elf Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: This is just a collection of drabbles and short-one chapter stories. Has it's mixture of dwarves, elves, men and hobbits. Read and Review please!
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Bilbo, Drogo Baggins, Frodo, Merry, Original Character, Other, Pippin, Primula Baggins, Rosie, Sam
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1192 Read Count: 6906
Published: Nov 12 2005 Updated: Feb 16 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 6: Comfort in the Night Reviewer: gythia Signed
This is really sweet!
Date: Apr 25 2006
Brothers In Arms by Beregond5 Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Minas Tirith is under siege and Faramir lies to what appears will be his death-bed due to the Black Breath. It is at this time that a grief-stricken soldier remembers his life - and how he came to share it with his best friend.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Beregond, Faramir
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 33687 Read Count: 10994
Published: Dec 10 2005 Updated: Dec 17 2005 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 10: The Traitor Is Judged Reviewer: gythia Signed
This is a great story! I love it!

Author's Response: Thanks! I\'m glad you like it! :)
Date: May 24 2006
Summary: I FINALLY UPDATED!!!!!!! What if Galadriel had failed the test and accepted the Ring when Frodo offered it to her? Totally OOC and goofy and random
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Galadriel, Other, Sam, Sauron
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1422 Read Count: 5869
Published: Jan 09 2006 Updated: Oct 17 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Mirrors & Wraiths Reviewer: gythia Signed
hilarious!

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing i love you you\'re my hero!
Date: May 03 2006
Starlight at Eventide by Ariel Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Merry Brandybuck lost more than he realized in his fight to save Estella's life
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Diamond Took, Estella Brandybuck, Merry, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20162 Read Count: 11494
Published: Mar 04 2006 Updated: May 01 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 Reviewer: gythia Signed
More! More!
Date: Apr 01 2006
Summary: Legolas helps soothe a mother's passing of a little girl.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Angst, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1327 Read Count: 1279
Published: Mar 29 2006 Updated: Mar 29 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Starry Night Reviewer: gythia Signed
this is sweet!

Author's Response: Thanks! ^.^
Date: May 02 2006
Summary: A dark AU tale (bookverse) in which Merry holds Frodo captive at Crickhollow "for the salvation of the Shire." Merry will be corrupted, Frodo will begin to break, Sam will fight to save him, Pippin will be forced to choose sides, and all four hobbits will be challenged in unexpected ways. Though the ending will be hopeful, this story travels dark roads.
Categories: Book Verse Slash Characters: Frodo, Merry, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Other
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Slash (same sex pairing), Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 126080 Read Count: 40210
Published: Apr 11 2006 Updated: Sep 28 2006 [Report This]
Title: Ring Around the Merry Reviewer: gythia Signed
OOOh! This is an exciting adventure, and they haven't even gone anywhere yet! more more more!
Date: May 18 2006
Title: Chapter 1: Prelude to a kidnapping Reviewer: gythia Signed
This is seriously sinister! A very good read. I look forward to the next chapters.

Author's Response: thank you! and your pen name is actually a character name in the original novel I\'m writing (minus the \'i\'). Cool.
Date: Apr 11 2006