Reviews For Hands of a Warrior

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Reviewer: Dreamflower (Signed)
07/11/15 - 06:41 am
Healing

What an utterly beautiful pair of character studies!

I love the way in which you gave Leoma such a vivid personality: she's fiery, angry, devoted, loyal and observant. It is this last trait that serves the narrative's purpose. Her detailed descriptions of the healers' hands drives the story forward.

Gorgeous!

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Reviewer: Zdenka (Signed)
07/08/15 - 08:18 pm
Healing

This is a beautiful story, and I really like the character you've created in Léoma. I like the contrast of her two encounters with Eowyn and Aragorn.

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Reviewer: Certh (Signed)
04/08/13 - 03:29 am
Healing

A lovely, lovely story. It's one of those fics that fit quite seamlessly into Tolkien's canon.

The original characters were wonderfully realistic and I could feel for them. I enjoyed seeing Eowyn and Aragorn through Leoma's eyes - both were characterised beautifully. Eowyn was proud and strong and, though outwardly seeming detached, had that hint of vulnerability glimpsed fleetingly in Tolkien's own depiction; Aragorn's nobleness and subtle strength shone through. Comparing the different (and yet similar) feel of their hands was perhaps my favourite part.

You showed the ugliness of war without glossing it over, and in the middle of it all, Gimli's bantering with Aragorn added a lighter note and lifted the mood.

In all, a very well-written fic.

There's just one tiny thing I'd like to note: the hyphen in 'maethor dithen' isn't really necessary.



Author's Response:

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!  I'm glad you appreciated both the differences and the similarities that I tried to draw out in Aragorn and Eowyn.  As for Leoma, she was my first real experiment with an original character, so it's good to know that you enjoyed her point of view.

Thanks also for the concrit.  Sindarin is not my strong suit, to put it lightly.  ;)

-Brennan

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Reviewer: Ellynn (Signed)
03/21/13 - 05:51 am
Healing

I have some vague memory that I've read (and reviewed?) this before, but I can't remember when or where. But even if I have, it doesn't matter; I'll say it now (or again). I really like it - especially your description of Eowyn.



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