Ah... I do find your stories very compelling and masterfully written. Thank you for this!
I read this one ages ago and don't think I ever reviewed it - wonderfully atmospheric and detailed - an elegant read. Thank you.
Author's Response: Hi Ariel, I\'m glad you enjoyed the story. I had a lot of fun writing it, so it makes my day to hear how readers reacted to it. Dwim
*Contented sigh* See? And I wasn't even the first to review. *Grin* As I have told you many times before, this is a lovely story with a hook for those of us with a few more years on us that most fanfiction stories can't achieve. It's a compelling and surprisingly real feeling story, brings me 'in' to their world by providing a heroine that sounds a lot like what looks back at me from the mirror each morning. *Grin* I like Rosamunda very much and I hope to see this story complete someday.
Very compelling! I look forward to seeing what you do with it! (and good for you, Aragorn!) *snicker*
Finally get a chance to come back and review this! I really like it! You've got a Frodo with cojones! Yeah! I get so tired of fanfic's 'wimpy Frodo' - and while I wonder at him giving the rings to Pippin without worrying more about his cousin, you are absolutely right, there's no one else who could take them. Luckily they've got a retinue this time - with dancing girls! LOL! Pip would love that! I am going to enjoy this, I can tell. Angst and cojones and you write well. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this!
Author's Response: Thanks Ariel! (grins) hope you like the rest too.
I can't tell you how nice it is to see a strong Frodo. Maybe it's the genres I read, but I've read so many where he is treated like a child, or a wuss or an invalid that seeing your portrayal is a breath of fresh air. Very nicely done.
Hoping I can read more than a chapter tomorrow - I love your combination of very hobbitish humor with deceptively sinister angst. It's chilling. Thank you!
This is a very interesting concept and your mastery of canon supports it perfectly. I also like that you have made all of the characters sympathetic - not sacrificed one to make your storyline work, if you know what I mean. I like that!
Ooo! Frodo has indeed become the 'Diminutive Dark Lord' eh? I like this twist and am very eager to see what you have done with this!
Eeep! Not Aragorn too! *bites nails!* This is absolutely gripping. I think I am going to be recommending this on a fanfiction group I belong to. It's very good.
oo! Again! And I like how your Pippin is a grown up, with a little bit of a darker streak than Tolkien gave him, but I find that quite credible considering the context. Pip was the one who lied to UglĂÆĂÂșk iniitially, right? Very credible indeed.
Gads, he's calm about that! Though, as you've read my 'In the Dark' you know I think Frodo must have thought this too. What a glib proclamation from the little guy!
eeP! NO! Don't do it, Pip! Ai! Too late!
Whew! That was lucky! I hope Pip is not permanently damaged though!
You getum, Merry! hehehe!
oo! I'd smack those silly soldiers silly! Grr... Faramir needs to slam some sense into their heads!
eep! Poor Pip! Again! LOL! I do think the Pippin Healers group would enjoy this one. Hehehe!
Author's Response: ooh, there\'s a group devoted to Pippin? Is there a cache of stories to read? Can I join, huh huh huh?
Hmm... a decided pickle. I am curious to see how you got Pippin back (which you will, hopefully!).
Hehehe! Pip trumps all! I'm more of a Frodo fan, but Pip is a definite second fav. It's nice to see someone write him in such a way that he is not a fool, simple or a child. Thank you!