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Reviewer: Eruherdiriel (Signed)
05/21/14 - 06:22 pm
PROLOGUE: The Finger that Would Not Heal

This is a beautiful and sad story. I've read it at least twice, and some parts of it more often than that.

     ~Eruherdiriel

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Reviewer: Eruherdiriel (Signed)
05/21/14 - 06:22 pm
PROLOGUE: The Finger that Would Not Heal

This is a beautiful and sad story. I've read it at least twice, and some parts of it more often than that.

     ~Tortoise

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Reviewer: Certh (Signed)
10/12/12 - 06:36 am
EPILOGUE

I came across this story a few months ago and it took me some time to read, but I am honestly glad I read it to the end. It's a truly beautiful tale from beginning to end, filled with such a wide range of wonderfully depicted emotions, such vivid descriptions.

The original characters were all very much believable and realistic. Serinde and her tale were woven into the fabric of canon smoothly and seamlessly. I must say I think her to be one of the most well-rounded original characters I've ever come across. The portrayal of canon characters was nice and I do believe that the human side of each one of them shone through. Also, it was a true delight to read a story in which Halbarad had a main role; he is sadly a character who's overlooked in fanfiction.

Furthermore, the story did an excellent job at familiarising people who aren't in the medical profession with the essence of it. And it was a nice touch to add the achievements of later decades - such as the use of ether as a general anesthetic and the Gigli saw - into the medieval-like setting of Middle-earth.

All in all, a truly enjoyable and very well-crafted story.

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Reviewer: Dreamflower (Signed)
11/20/11 - 10:03 pm
CHAPTER FIFTY-EIGHT: Discovery

I thought I'd go back and re-read one of my very favorite chapters.  There are several I had in mind, but one of them's not in the main story; and then this one caught my eye.

I still am so moved by her sudden realization that *they* have just suddenly realized who she is.  It's perfect that it's Merry who puts it together-- that's his Brandybuck logic!  And the hobbits rallying around her, especially Frodo's rather inane remark about the ice, was just lovely! (And yes, I can certainly see Frodo being rather clueless about women grabbing onto the first thing he can think of that might make her feel better, LOL!)

You really do write hobbits quite well.

BTW, I have the whole thing on my Nook, and re-read it there just a couple of months back.  Do you suppose you will get the Happy AU up any time soon?

 



Author's Response:

Hi, Dreamflower - I've been intermittently working on putting the Happy AU together as a Word file. I've been meaning to put it here as well but have been hesitant. I'll start working on that when I get a chance.

I'm really flattered that you think I write hobbits well. I find it difficult to get into their heads for some reason!

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Reviewer: curiouswombat (Signed)
03/28/11 - 04:43 pm
EPILOGUE

I have read this with such enjoyment, such smiles and some tears - allowing myself a few chapters a night like fine wine.  All the characters so well drawn, and real, that I feel as if I know all of them well.  Now that I have finished I will so miss Serindë - but I am glad that she is finally with her Halbarad again.



Author's Response:

Oh, thank you so much - I'm really glad you enjoyed this!

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Reviewer: Dreamflower (Signed)
12/19/10 - 11:08 am
EPILOGUE

I just re-read the Epilogue, and remembered how touching it was.

I especially liked the way you used Merry and Pippin in this, and how you characterized their reactions-- spot on!

I've downloade TKS onto my Nook already, but the one thing about an e-reader, you can't comment.  So as I re-read it, I may pop over here from time to time.



Author's Response:

Thanks, Dreamflower! I was re-reading (skimming, really), as I was uploading this and was sort of astounded that I actually wrote this. It's great to have it back in a 'home' at last, and so pleased you still like it!

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Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
12/18/10 - 10:55 am
CHAPTER TEN: Have a Proper Healer Take a Look at That

Oh, how wonderful to see this here, Ruth!  Excellent!  I'll try to read it again as I have time!



Author's Response:

Thanks, Bonnie!

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