Wonderful! I have come to expect great things from you Zig and I am never disappointed. The end was greater than any expectation and completely satisfying.
I think Elrohir’s confession to Legolas was the most heart wrenching he has gone through. He was just so afraid. Legolas did not let him off until he had confessed it all. With that done, and Legolas forgiveness I think Elrohir is on the way to forgiving himself. He has allowed himself to be loved. Additionally I loved Legolas’ reaction, saying that he too had dark horrible thoughts and had to fight them. I remember back in chapter 10 this same theme was featured. L8 and I talked about the nature of evil for a few hours as a result, if I remember correctly. There are slithering things in all of our minds that scurry under a rock when someone comes too near. It is the nature of higher beings to be simultaneously attracted to and repelled by darkness. You have given us a case study in Elrohir of what is perhaps our own base nature. If your story makes people uncomfortable it is just that it has struck a chord. And truly good art makes a person feel something deeply, stirs us to wakefulness regarding things that are beautiful, but also things that are not. Your story has stayed with me for days after reading a chapter, and that is rare, happening with only a one or two other authors. I will be mulling over this last chapter for a very long time.
I love the scene in which Elrohir watches Legolas from afar during the celebration of the hobbit’s awakening. I really don’t know how they waited this long. Your descriptions of Legolas physically throughout this chapter make me see him more clearly than ever and he is quite a gorgeous sight. *G*That subtle little description of clutched grass and dirt leaves one with all sorts of yummy things to imagine about these beyond beautiful creatures! Your slash was as bold as I have read from you and I must say you do it very well. I love nasty full on slash and think you should write it as often as possible.
Again, many thanks for the hours of entertainment and for the deeper veins of gold in your masterpiece that are so thought provoking.
I am sad this is the end of your story of Legolas and the Ring War, but I know you will write more and your rewrite of Songs of Rohan does help ease us away from Sons.
Thank you for dedicating this to me and to my dear friend L8.
Love and Hugs, Candy
Author's Response: You are so sweet to post a review here as well. I so appreciate it my dear. Love ziggyxxx
Hey Ziggy, It's me, Candy. I have been away for a while but I am back. I have consolidated my Lisse, and ladyjane accounts. Once again thank you for this delightful gift. Thank you for all you write for us. It's good to be back. I have read all your posts, though I have been gone. You are a master, a star! I am grateful, and your devoted fan, Lisse (Candy)
Author's Response: I was getting worried about you, Candy!! I had noticed no ladyjane reviews and was going to send out an allusers alert to the internet!! Lovely to have you back- I have something I might post to welcome you back when I get a moment- trying to polish the next chapter right now. Love Ziggy
It has been a long time. Glad to hear from you. Your Christmas story is a delight. It made my day. Hope we here more from you soon
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it. The last year has been hard (life kicked in), but I'm already looking forward to posting more. I got more of a rush posting this than I did on Christmas day:) Thanks for reviewing!
Your notes make me want to read. I have not started yet but will. Your drabbles are awesome. Did you take them off of this site? Just wanted to say that although I do not kow you I am so glad your life is getting better and writing is on your fun to do list again.
Author's Response: Hi Lisse - Sorry I was not notified of your note. I don't write drabbles (?) but did have a collection of one shots and other writings previously posted here that I have not put back. RL certainly gave me a smack down, but life is good once again! Thanks for the kind words! :)
This is deep and beautifully writen. It is obvious to me that Vanie is sinking into depression. When the world we once understood so well no longer makes sense we often ask the larger questions. Vanie seems she is wondering if she is capable of such evil herself. I believe you are right. Few things are truly evil by nature.
Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, poor Vanië can't deal with the fact that her father and the rest of her family are doing what they are doing. So she is slipping into depression, afraid of everything, even herself. I appreciate your agreeing with the idea I have contrived for this piece. :)
This is beautiful and worded perfectly. I struggle fiercely to produce something of this quality and still fall short. Your scene was sexy and loving, all that it should be.You can be very proud to post this!
Author's Response: Hi Lisse and thankyou for your review. You're a very encouraging person!! ~ Iri
This is exactly as I see Thranduil and wood elves. I once read a fic calling him the paranoid King of a tin pot realm. Greenwood the Great, the Great North Wood was constantly under attack. Thranduil would have had to be a fiercely capable leader. Bravo!
Author's Response: Thanks very much for the review!! :) your views are very much like my own in regards to Thranduil and the Wood Elves, I just love them to bits for their ferocity and their ability to be extremely stubborn. They had to be though, I think. Thanks, Caunedhiel
When something like this happens again I don't care if you do live half a world apart you must seize the moment and be bold. It is the only way to live and if you do you will not regret it. Beautiful poem.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review Lisse. And thankyou for the advice. I'll be sure to heed it if this ever happens again :D
Ok this is my worst fan fic nightmare come true, almost. It reminds me of something our Melusine wrote about Gimli and Legolas shopping for a gift. Gimli very inappropriately suggests a set of silver rings, unaware of the elvish engagement tradition. The shop keeper looks at legolas with something between laughter and horror in his eyes as he mistakes the two for more than friends. Btw the shop keeper is an elf.
So this is hilarious! Poor Poor gallant Eomer! I love Legolas slamming doors and screaming down the hall. ROTFLMAO!
Author's Response: Haha! You should look again at Gimli, everyone is beautiful to their own folk and Gimli has such warmth... I have read the story you refer to. I laughed too. I just needed sassy Legolas back after writing Sons where eh has become so much less than he is. Nearly back though so I am looking foward to the next chapter.
oh btw, it is my dear L8 you may owe the Gimli to
Author's Response: Aha- thank you! I am still thinking about a Gimli-centric story so I will dedicate it to her, thank you!
The first touch, wonderful and exciting. They were made for eachother!
Author's Response: I'm just so happy you love them as much as I do. They are the perfect pair.
This will be my entertainment for the morning at work. Duches is right. You are good at an opening to a story. I would add middle and end as well. More review to follow. I just had to put my two cents in before really getting started.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. Glad I could entertain you at work, but don't get distracted (lol).
Gives new meaning to the phrase ‘hot chocolate’. It seems that not only does chocolate have an aphrodisiac affect but also induces nesting behavior. I have never heard Rhav or Legolas mention elflings until now. Very hot, very well done. I’ve been waiting a long time for someone to write about chocolate covered Legolas. Thanks for this.
Author's Response: You know, I don't know where the nesting thing came from, except that maybe Arwen's family has influenced Rhav somehow. She's not ready yet though, but it's not to say that she won't eventually. Just a little more chocolate and Rhav would agree to anything (or maybe that's just me - lol)
This is Unbelievably HOT, HOT, HOT! I love Legolas all forceful and demanding like this. He is kind and loving while also dominating. Maybe some women will disagree with me, but it certainly is appealing to have a man you trust dominate like this, even the verbal domination. I see no abuse here only a strong masculine elf taking his elleth and giving her pleasure. Well done! More like this anytime!
Author's Response: I think Legolas needed to crack the whip here. Rhav has to learn that it's not just about her anymore, though she has come a long way. And I think Legolas' new role as lord and leader of his own land has changed him too. He likes his authority, likes to use it on Rhav, and I think she likes it too. Even the toughest warrior wants to be commanded sometimes. Of course, no one but Legolas could get away with this. Anyone else would be missing a digit by now, and I'm not talking about fingers or toes if you know what I mean. ; - )
I would be frustrated too. That beautiful half elvish male is just too rough on her.
As she worked, she thought about his background. He must have quite a story to tell. Half-elves were rare, even in the Forth Age when there were more elf/human couplings. Most did not have children because of the elves that were sailing into the West. Unfortunately for her, Feredir’s parents did not abide by that fact and now she was stuck with their horrid offspring as her guard.
This made me laugh. I love how you incorporate humor into a serious drama. I have never seen any one do this better than you
There are so many things to love about this, I love the moment they share after they both fell. Are your sure Fer did not plan this? The way you have described him I would never push him away ruined berries or not.
You always add such rich detail to your work. Every single chapter is like watching a movie.
Thank you for this wonderful and awesome story.
Author's Response: Yea, I don't think I would have pushed him away either. As a matter of fact, I would have grabbed onto him and not let go. The word 'awkward' comes to mind, lol. Thanks so much for the kind review, my friend.
You know I hate to mirror Duchess comments but the description of the vase and esp the desk, beautiful. I can see everything. Also, I liked the way Terr and Fer are beginning to admit their feelings for each other in a round about way, their hands touching until the tips of their fingers finally part as he leaves to do the Captain's bidding. Btw, never get tired of Captain Glandur!
Another brilliant chapter from an outstanding author! I am always impatient for what you will come up with next.
Author's Response: I think the touch of their fingertips might have been their first real genuine feelings, you know the ones outside of lust and need. And what more can we say about Captain Glandur. He is one of a kind.
What a delight! Beautifully writen. I can catch the scent of the forest, hear the birds and feel the sun. Thranduil is an awesome father! Very enjoyable. You are a very good author!
Author's Response: Thanks Lisse. Little details like the ones you pointed out have never been my strong suit, so it delights me when I get a review like yours. I wanted to show Thranduil as a tender and emotional man, not the hard and callous persona he usually is known for. Glad you enjoyed. :)
Don't you just have to adore Legolas. I enjoyed your poem. It always makes me sad to think of Legolas leaving for the undying lands. You who write him must never stop thinking of adventures for him so he will always stay with us.
Author's Response: Thanks; this was written years ago. Just wanted to share it here :)
See this proves my point... More people read than review. Great slash and only one review. I love this. of course to start out I moved to the explicit slash. Well Done!
Author's Response: Well, first of all, welcome to the story - even though you did skip straight to the saucy parts!! Hhehehe... As for reviews, absolutely. I have an abismal ratio of reads / reviews on this site, especially so since a few months back. Thank God I get reviews on other sites, otherwise I would have given up on this one. And so you can imagine that getting your review went and made it worthwhile once more - so thanks for taking the time - as an author yourself, you know how much it means. I hope you continue to read and enjoy the tale!
I dearly love the elvish courtly flirting between Legolas and Imrahil. I really cannot blame Gimli for his impatience. He has a point. Legolas is a terrible tease and with that beautiful blond hair glowing gold in the sun, and his other attributes shall we say, who would not want him?
Now Elladan and Imrahil are a lovely match. I like that Elladan seems to have fallen hard for the swan prince. I would like to see more of their relationship you can be sure of that! Thank you for all the trouble you went to posting this. It is perfect!
Anytime you post it is a treat! Beautiful Zig!
Love Candy/Lisse (one and the same)