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
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!
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...