Reviewer: Larner (Signed)
08/31/13 - 11:05 am
A beautiful look at the confusion all three races faced in light of Mordor's commands. Love the veiled warnings by the Elves--they know too well what manner of creature Khamul is, but do not wish to waken despair in these allies. And too true do the concerns of Men, Elves, and Dwarves prove in the end!
Nice to have reason to read this again.
Reviewer: Ellynn (Signed)
09/19/12 - 11:50 am
Wow. Really. Wow.
This reminded me of your other great stories and I really hope we won't have to wait this long for your next story. I enjoyed this so much - it captured me from the very beginning and I just couldn't stop reading. The atmosphere is excellent - fear, expectations, worrying, and the feeling of the coming doom, of something big that will change the whole world... You did an excellent job!
And please, write more! :)
Reviewer: Dreamflower (Signed)
09/16/12 - 05:28 am
As usual you write a wonderful gapfiller! In particular, this is a gap I have wondered about briefly but never really pondered-- until I see that you've written it, and now I think "Of course! That's how it HAD to be!"
I love Gloin's POV here, and your characterizations of Dain and Gimli! I kind of wish we'd had a little more of Celebas and Legolas--but this isn't their story of course, so really even having them was a bonus!
Deftly done, as always!
Thank you so much for your review! I've always wondered why it took the dwarves three visits to do something about a Nazgul and why they didn't tell him to get lost in the first place. ::shrugs:: For better or worse, this was the answer.
As for Celebas and Legolas...they have a different story for this point in time. They're doing the spy business in Rhun and the Gollum fiasco happens around this time, too. So they've got their hands full dealing with other things. But that let me play with the dwarves (my favorites) and Bard and Brand, whom I've never had a chance to examine before.
Thanks again! I always love hearing your insights!