Reviews by Irial
Summary: *COMPLETE*With her parents dead and her brother missing, a young Rohirrim girl sets out on a journey of a lifetime. She is on her own in the world, left to face tragedy and wrongful accusations. She must find her way or become just another statistic. It is her desire to find love and peace that pushes her on. When she meets an elf, she sees where she can find such solitude, but the path that leads her there is full of challenges.
Categories: Book-verse, Off Topic Characters: Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Erotica, Romance
Warnings: Graphic Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 72 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 294948 Read Count: 87121
Published: May 23 2011 Updated: Jun 22 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 3: Last Wish Reviewer: Irial Signed
Oh what a touching scene! Beautifully written as always ~ Iri

Author's Response: Thanks!
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 6: Into The Night Reviewer: Irial Signed
Poor Taldred. Unrequited love hurts. But I hope their friendship in the times ahead will prove to be enough for him. What a gripping few chapters! Very exciting! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Taldred holds a special place in my heart. He is so taken with Terr, but he also understands that she doesnít return the feelings. They will always be friends though.
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 7: The Firien Wood Reviewer: Irial Signed
That kiss is the very definition of bittersweet. Wonderfully written! ~ Iri

Author's Response: I just couldnít let them part without at least one kiss and I wanted Taldred to be Terrís first. I knew heíd make it special.
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 11: 11 Flowers For Sale Reviewer: Irial Signed
Aw Terrwyn really doesn't have much luck does she? What a wonderful introduction for Legolas. I am still thoroughly enjoying this L8Bleumr, you have such an inspiring talent for story telling! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Thank you so much. Legolas always makes a good introduction doesnít he, no matter where when or why.
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 12: 12 Close Call Reviewer: Irial Signed
I love how all your stories can intertwine with each other. I loved your story about Rhavaniel and I had a feeling that this might be the wife Legolas mentioned in the previous chapter!

Author's Response: It is so odd how new stories can branch off from old ones. And I think a lot of it has to do with readers interest in certain characters. It makes me want to tell their stories too. What can I say about Rhav? She wasnít ready to give up the spotlight yet and who am I to argue with her, lol?
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 15: 15 Confessions Reviewer: Irial Signed
Oh poor Terrwyn. She's lucky to have been brought before Rhavaniel though.

Author's Response: I think Rhav was good for this. Sheís had her own set up difficulties and can relate to what Terr might be going through. Rhav sees something in Terr as will other elves in this story. The fair folk are always good for seeing peopleís worth, not just their mistakes.
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 16: 16 Uncertain Prospects Reviewer: Irial Signed
I'm afraid I'm starting to sound a bit like a broken record but the truth deserves to be told again and again: you are an extremely talented writer. You get all the emotions across so wonderfully I can feel what your characters feel. You have a gift. You should think about publishing, if you haven't already. And if you have I want to know what it is and where I can find it! :) ~ Iri

Author's Response: Well, thank you so much for the encouragement. Actually, I have given a lot of thought about writing my own story. I would really like to give it a try. I just have to come up with the right setting and do my research, but I think it might happen one day. This story is the closest Iíve come to writing my own while still playing in Tolkienís world and Iím having more fun than Iíve ever had.
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 20: 20 Ruined Berries Reviewer: Irial Signed
Oh my gosh how frustrating is Feredir? I find myself getting annoyed with him as much as Terrwyn! All due to your excellent writing ability my friend! ~ Iri

Author's Response: LOL, they are pretty frustrating arenít they? Both stubborn to no end. They are made for each other.
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 22: 22 Deep in Ithilien Reviewer: Irial Signed
Wow...just wow. Did not see that coming. I nearly wish Terrwyn had got him where it hurts. A swift boot up the ass might do him some good!

Author's Response: I love it, lol. Fer could use a good kick I suppose.
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 24: 24 One Last Fling Reviewer: Irial Signed
Oh my heart aches for Feona. She's got some kind of strength to encourage Feredir, despite her feelings for him. Beautifully written L8Bleumr ~ Iri

Author's Response: Feona is another side character that has really warmed my heart. I would really love to tell her story someday. I guess what she has with Fer is something of convenience. I would not say it is love, but definitely longing. I think sheís been through a lot in her past too, which is why she can find it within herself to send Fer on his way. Donít worry for her though. She wonít be alone for long. Sheís very self-sufficient.
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 26: 26 The Healer's Wife Reviewer: Irial Signed
Look up the phrase 'Stubborn as a mule' and you'll be sure to find a picture of Terrwyn chopping all that wood!! I'm glad Feredir is finally showing a more likeable side. I hope it lasts!

Author's Response: LOL. I can't really blame her though. Feredir would have the last word and that make me nuts, but he needed to show her his softer side.
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 28: 28 Cooks and Books Reviewer: Irial Signed
Oh my gosh it's taken me this long to realise this Glandur is Antien's Glandur!! Oh how silly of me! Wonderful L8Bleumr!

Author's Response: That's too funny. Yes, Glandur has a bigger part in this story than the last. Feredir must report to him. I'm enjoying Captain Glandur. I think he makes a good example for Fer and keeps him in line.
Date: Jan 03 2012
Title: Chapter 30: 30 The Injured Traveler Reviewer: Irial Signed
And the surprises just keep coming. It's what makes you a wonderful author, you keep the pace moving, there's never a dull moment. ~ Iri

Author's Response: Thanks again. Writing is a great outlet for an overactive imagination.
Date: Jan 04 2012
Title: Chapter 35: 35 Lessons Reviewer: Irial Signed
This just keeps getting messier and messier. This is why people (and elves) should always be honest and open with each other!! You're capturing all this drama and emotion from two very different characters so wonderfully L8Bleumr. I can't seem to stop reading this! ~ Iri

Author's Response: I guess it is getting a bit messy, but things will get sorted eventually.
Date: Jan 04 2012
Title: Chapter 38: 38 Life Of A Soldier Reviewer: Irial Signed
It's nice to get a view of Feredir in action. You can certainly picture each swing as it happens. I hope the relationship between him and Orthorien improves from hereon in.. ~ Iri

Author's Response: Fer and Orth have a lot of resolving to do. I think by having these two work through their differences, it will allow Fer to grow and become more responsible. OK hopefully not too much though, lol.
Date: Jan 04 2012
Title: Chapter 39: 39 A Spy In Ithilien Reviewer: Irial Signed
Haha of course Rhav would wear a dress only to interrogate someone. That is so her. What a lovely way for the brothers to reconcile.

Author's Response: I'm all smiles. I'm glad you remember. Putting on the dress would definitely make her more of the 'bad cop'. Besides, she likes to watch 'em squirm.
Date: Jan 04 2012
Title: Chapter 40: 40 Here and Now Reviewer: Irial Signed
I love the bantering and the teasing between these two. And I don't think I've made mention to the beautiful and inspiring relationship between Curuven and Limil - a true forever love.
Date: Jan 04 2012
Title: Chapter 41: 41 The Plan Reviewer: Irial Signed
Finally all caught up. I'm glad to know there's still a wonderful adventure ahead and I thoroughly look forward to read more as soon as possible. Always a pleasure, L8Bleumr! ~ Iri

Author's Response: Wow! I can't believe you read so much so quickly and I'm very grateful for all of your wonderful reviews. It's good to have you along again.
Date: Jan 04 2012
Title: Chapter 42: 42 What Is Proper Reviewer: Irial Signed
WHAT?! It was ANTIEN?? OMG OMG! Next chapter! NEXT CHAPTER!!!

Aside from my utter excitement, another wonderfully written chapter L8Bleumr. I'm glad Terrwyn and Feredir had the opportunity to get out and about in a proper fashion and that the lovely Feona got to meet Terrwyn. I do hope you'll write Feona's tale one day.

But as I said before NEXT CHAPTER!!! ~ Iri

Author's Response: I definitely will write for Feona when I'm through with this story. I've already got some ideas for her. It was good to get Antien back into the story too. Terr and Fer needed something like this. They are about to embark on another long journey to Rohan so this and the next chp. are kind of like a farewell to Ithilien. Another one posting soon.
Date: Jan 07 2012
Title: Chapter 44: 44 A Sense Of Community Reviewer: Irial Signed
It's been a long time since I've been on this site but it's always a pleasure to know that there are journies such as Terrwyn's that I can come back to. I feel sad for Terrwyn, you've captured her emotions so strongly. She's not the type to break down into hysterics at the thought of leaving, rather she's bravely facing what must come. Beautifully written as always. I look forward to continuing this journey with her and you L8Bleumr. ~ Iri

Author's Response: Iri, it is so nice to hear from you again. It's always a joy to read your reviews. I hope you get a chance to catch up. There has been some pretty exciting stuff taking place. And as always, Terr remains strong through it all. That's how I like my female characters to behave. Welcome back and hope to hear from you again soon.
Date: Mar 21 2012
Title: Chapter 49: 49 The Slave Trader Reviewer: Irial Signed
Oh how heartbreaking for Feredir to lose his last remaining gift from his father like that! The last few chapters have been so amazing I haven't stopped to review, just kept clicking next!! Superb work as always. I like your portrayal of the Southrons and their darkness. Very chilling to read!

Author's Response: Thanks Iri and good to hear from you again. I like to think of the Southrons as they oppressed desert dwellers. Well, not all of them. Some are just trying to do what they can to make a life for themselves, but there are definitely those who take advantage of the weak for their own gain.
Date: Apr 05 2012
Title: Chapter 50: 50 Getting Out Alive Reviewer: Irial Signed
Quite the daring rescue! I wonder if Orthorien will ever see the girl in yellow again? And of course Feredir would still want to get in on the action, despite being beaten and half bleeding to death!

Author's Response: Feredir can't sit still it seems. As for the girl in yellow, she knew she would only bring more danger to the others. She knows how to survive though.
Date: Apr 05 2012
Title: Chapter 53: 53 Judgment Day Reviewer: Irial Signed
YAY! Feredir to the rescue, Hathmund to the rescue and EOMER to the rescue! :D

Author's Response: LOL, sounds like the punch line to a joke. How many men does it take to rescue Terrwyn.
Date: Apr 05 2012
Title: Chapter 54: 54 At Death's Door Reviewer: Irial Signed
Whoa! Did not see that one coming! My heart was hammering when the hoose was going around her neck, I thought you were going to allow Terrwyn to die in some tragic twist! Massive sigh of relief!

Author's Response: This was a close call, but you know me. I couldn't let her die.
Date: Apr 05 2012
Title: Chapter 55: 55 Revelation Reviewer: Irial Signed
That's a really refreshing and imaginative way of explaining her heritage, I love it! Really nice work and the reunion between everyone was well written. There's so much emotion but not so much as to be overbearing. Great work ! ~ Iri

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked this chapter. Actually I did a bit of a rewrite. I guess it worked.
Date: Apr 05 2012