I have spent all day today, and part of yesterday, devouring your fic. I could not be removed from my computer with a crow-bar. Not that anyone tried. People in my house know the look on my face when I am reading something great. And your story was awesome. Damn, I'm striken. You've fried my brain with the most incredible sex I have ever read. And all that heart-wrenching angst... Sweet Eru, I loved every chapter and every paragraph.
You have also made me develop a crush on Thranduil. Which is O_O, since I am the biggest Noldor&Feanorians fanatic out there, not always sympathetic when it comes to the Sindar. But, damn, your Thranduil is hot! And that lovemaking scene in chapter 20... the friend who recommended that I read this fic told me to watch out for this chapter... You are an absolute smut-queen!
I hope my rant makes some sense. I'm still dazed and under the influence of your story. Amazing stuff... thanks so much for sharing.
PS: I absolutely loved Erestor and Glorfindel. They are just adorable. *huggles Restor&Fin*
Author's Response: You\'re stricken? *I\'m* stricken by your amazing feedback! *is awed and extremely pleased* Thank you so very very much for the blooming praise! *grins, gushes* It\'s always so incredibly heart-warming to hear that something you\'ve created brings pleasure to others. I look back on this story and cringe about so many things, & wish i could change and improve so much; so it\'s nice to know that even with all it\'s faults, at it\'s core this story can still touch people! ^_^ Yes, quite a few readers seem to have fallen for Thranduil. Even i did, heh! It was the reason why i wrote this story - i wanted to do Than/Legs where both parties seemed innocent, or at least the reader could be sympathetic towards both. A challenge i think i acheived. ~_^ And of all the things i would change, i would leave Glorfindel/Erestor just as they are. I\'m quite pleased how this minor couple came out, and many people say they just love them too! Thank you so much, again, for your feedback! ^_^
"The rain fell and Maedhros the Tall wept.
I see "The End" as the last line of your story, because it was the end, indeed. I couldn't possibly express with words how moved I am by what I have just read. The pain is unbearable, the love is so beautiful it hurts and there is simply more tragedy than my poor heart can take.
Wow! This story has been one of my favorites since... forever. I've seen you leaving LJ comments for AMC chapters and I gasped, realizing that you're the one who authored this amazing story.
I've read it at LoM and was left speechless, just as I am now, after re-reading it. It is just so intense and heartbreaking...
And the way it ends... Gods, it always breaks my heart to even try and think of Maitimo's pain. Even if Feanor's death should pain me more (since I'm rabid about him), I find nothing more painful than Maitimo's suffering, at the knowledge that Fingon is lost to him. Forever.
Your story is the kind that one can read over and over again, and still be moved to tears, every time.
Author's Response: Ooh! I\'ve seen you around too, so hey there! Thanks for the review! I wrote this fic ages ago; it must be a good two years now, so I\'m glad it still has appeal. Yeah, Maedhros really must have been devastated to learn of Fingon\'s death (whether or not you choose to interpret their friendship slashily, I guess!) - the Battle of Unnumbered Tears really did earn its name. I just hope they got to see each other in Mandos and afterwards... (Yeah, I love Feanor too!) Thank you so much for your wonderful words.
Wow! This was truly something else. An amazing idea and I love the way you describe the two, using just the right words in the right places. It's so intense and powerful. (and hot!)
You have an excellent story here and a very interesting view as to what has happened to Maglor after those fateful words in the Silmarillion, which leave him out of the story's future, neither alive, nor dead.
I am intrigued, though, by the last parahraph. Is Maglor happy to know that he might see his kinsmen again, or does he dread the mere thought that Feanor cannot be kept in Mandos forever?
Beind a rabid Feanor fangirl, I hope they have a joyous reunion and another chance. ;)
Gods, Jenni! I began reading this story a few months ago and, for some reason, I've only caught up with the last two chapters now. And I'm amazed at what you've written. The plot takes your characters in directions I certainly did not expect. And the amount of drama is heart-breaking.
I didn't think that you would kill Poldanis, or Aredhel's son, for that matter. And that last scene... I think the pain of it must have driven Curufin mad, the loss of his father, one of his sons and the only woman he had ever opened up to... and then Maedhros being captured... he couldn't possibly have survived that and remained sane.
You know how angst makes me bite my nails, but, if you plan to continue this story, I'm your No.1 reader.
Author's Response: Gods, Alina! I actually have the last chapter, not posted yet because I have to make it fit. I wrote it first, as a b\'day present vignette for FangedGeranium last year! It\'s only on my LJ and I can\'t remember when her b\'day is. Just a minute.
Jenni, this was so bloody hot I'm beside myself with rapture. Damn, how you could make Celegorm, cute, silly, gorgeous, hot and delicious, all in one fic, is beyond me.
You have a way of describing their lovemaking and their magnificent bodies that makes me go up the walls. I need a cold shower, seriously. ;)
PS: I was waiting for you to update this story at ficwad, and here you had two more chapters up and ready. Darn! But it's better late than never and believe me, it is goood!
Author's Response: LOL! Thanks! I don\'t know where I put my stuff anymore! I\'m not sure I finished this yet. I\'ll have to check.
I'm so glad to see this story over here, as well. Keep the chapters coming and I am sure that you'll have lots of people fanning themselves over the major hotness.
Author's Response: Oh yeah, I guess I better post the other chapters. LOL! I am a horrible poster!