Penname: Ydara [Contact] Real name: Celeste Johnston
Member Since: 14/08/07
Membership status: Member
I'm 41 and a librarian. I began writing fan fiction about four years ago. I post on elsewhere as mirkwoodmaiden, but that name was already taken on this site. Alas :-) I live with one husband and two cats all of which have their bouts of pleasant insanity. we are convinced that our two-year old cat is not a cat, a squirrel in a cat-suit. She is that Nuts! I lived in England for seven years and became a intense football fan. I also love theatre (both acting and watching) andc costume making when I'm not jewerly making or writing!
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Chance Encounter by Mordaen Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 112]
Summary: During their journey, the Fellowship meet up with a stranger not of their world. Will he be of help to them or would he hinder them? Kingdom of Heaven/LotR crossover. Mostly movie-verse with some book-verse
Categories: Movie-verse, Crossovers
Characters: Aragorn, Balian of Ibelin, Guy de Lusignan, Legolas, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 90467 Read Count: 48327
[Report This] Published: 21/01/07 Updated: 02/09/07
Reviewer: Ydara Signed
Date: 15/08/07 Title: Chapter 2: The Blacksmith


I normally don't read crossovers, but I obviously love LOTR and really love Kingdom of Heaven as well so you piqued my curiosity! :-) I am really enjoying it! I read one of the other reviews that mentioned both Legolas and Balian in one fan fic! Yummmm!! I wholeheartedly agree but that's not the only reason I like it. Very entertaining! Thanks for a fun read!


Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I love both LotR and KoH to bits and this story had been brewing in my mind for quite some time and annoying me so I ahd to write it :)

Reviewer: Ydara Signed
Date: 26/08/07 Title: Chapter 24: The First Wave


I haven't been reviewing each chapter as I've been reading them but that's only because I've been so wrapped in the story that I haven't wanted to stop reading to review! But I thought it was high time to weigh in with another review! I love this story!!! I'm not normally a crossover reader but you've handled this story so well. It has taken twists and turns that I have been throughly entertained. I love the fact that no one in Rohan can stand Guy and that bit way he was asked to join the archers is priceless. And I love how you worked in the Mass knighting that Balian had before the battle of Jerusalem at Helm's Deep as well. It just fit so well!! I think it is a fantastic story! Must return to reading now! :-)


Author's Response: I love the knighting scene and so I had to put that in somewhere. Balian has such wonderful speeches. As for Rohan being able to stand Guy, Theoden is the only person who can tolerate the guy and Guy is lucky coz Theoden is the king so no matter how much Eomer wants to strangle him, Eomer can\'t. Thanks for the review.

Summary: Extracts taken from the elven lord's diary soon after his wife Celebrian had to leave due to an orc attack, takes part in the year 2510 of the Third Age. I submitted this as my original writing piece for my english lit GCSE and got an A* for it, so I hope you like it as much as the examiner did! (The torture warning is very mild, it is in reference to Elrond's comments about his feelings and the romance accounts for one little reference in chapter 9, but again, it is only very light) I will add a glossary of terms at the end of the last chapter, so you'll have to be patient for that!
Any comments or suggestions for further fics would be apprieciated as writer's block strikes swift and i have been unable to shake it off fo r wuite a while now... Chapter 9 up!- almost done!
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arwen, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel
Genres: Angst, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 4072 Read Count: 9251
[Report This] Published: 23/01/07 Updated: 05/07/08
Reviewer: Ydara Signed
Date: 21/11/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I like it! You capture Elrond's frantic worry very well! A wonderfully descriptive piece of writing!

Author's Response: wow, thanks! i\'ll keep adding more until i run out... :)

Dream of the Passion by Mordaen Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Balian has a dream during the Easter season. I got this idea during church service. Oneshot. As always, this is slightly AU. A 'Kingdom of Heaven' story
Categories: Other Movies
Characters: Balian of Ibelin
Genres: General
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1031 Read Count: 2041
[Report This] Published: 10/04/07 Updated: 10/04/07
Reviewer: Ydara Signed
Date: 26/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: Dream of the Passion


Nice one! I really liked this. This was a wonderful answer to Balian's crisis of faith. Nicely done!


Author's Response: Thank you. I\'m a little embarrassed to say that I thought of it during Palm Sunday mass. Shows how much attention I was paying :P