Reviews by Laeron
Summary: The last Dunedain King of Rhudaur accepts an upstart Hillmen chieftain as his councilor. The Witch-King in the North plots Rhudaur’s destruction. Will the children of the last King be able to save the day?
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Categories: Book-verse Characters: Gandalf / Olorin, Other Canon Character, Witch King
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Other
Warnings: Character Death, Rape, Torture, Violence
Series: The Shadow Over Rhudaur
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 76575 Read Count: 56844
Published: Sep 18 2007 Updated: Apr 26 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8. Black Shadow Reviewer: Laeron Signed
I have enjoyed so much with this story (i have read almost the first chapter in one day).
I love the way the bear's scene become a big chaos in which so many things happens. All the characters are have good backgrounds (i miss more text about "secondary" characters as Algeirr).
Congratulations for this work
When will more chapters be uploaded? I need it!

Author's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Laeron! \r\nIt is great to know that someone is reading and enjoying the story. Have you read the first part of it - Shadow over Rhudaur I - \"Runnings?\" There is much more about Algeirr.\r\nNext chapter is coming soon. Well (just for you) I will upload it right now.\r\nStay with us!\r\nGordis
Date: Nov 25 2007
Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25. The Witch-King’s Hunt Reviewer: Laeron Signed
Quite impressive all this second part.

I have really enjoyed it. I like the way it fits with the Tolkien Cannon, specially about sorcery, as it's come from the Morgoth-element and corrupt his performers.

I also like very much the chapter of the Mail Pigeon. What a great impact on the balance of the story!

The only thing I disagree it is the way the Witch-King is portrayed, as almost any other human King and with some kind of wife. It could be possible that when the Witch-King had at first the Ring, longing his natural lifespan, he could still have human motivations such as hunting or women, but as the Ring make him dehumanizate and turn him into a Shadow without Will (only Sauron's will) I think he should get rid of this motivations, and I think no men or women could resist his aura of dread.

Nevertheless, congratulations for your work!
Date: Aug 28 2009
Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25. The Witch-King’s Hunt Reviewer: Laeron Signed
One more thought. It's OK about sorcery BUT, have you thought that if there is an evil spell to dominate an individual will's in order to make him murder other ones, it should be known by the Witch King? and thus, why doesn't he directly make use of this spell to murder the King of Rhudaur, or any other king? Such spell would have allowed the destruction of arnorian kingdoms by the systematic murder of their leaders...
Date: Aug 29 2009