It's fourteen years since the fall of Sauron, and Gondor is at peace. But old enemies are stirring beyond her borders, and some have infiltrated Minas Tirith itself, and are waiting for the time to strike…
This is a long story, at 26 chapters (c. 155,000 words), but I've already finished writing it, and intend to post a chapter a day. It's a story told through many eyes. Aragorn, Pippin, Éowyn and Éomer are the main canon viewpoint characters, along with Mablung (Ranger of Ithilien.) Faramir, Merry, Arwen, Gimli and Legolas also appear, but aren't viewpoint characters.
However, war doesn't just affect kings, lords and their friends, but ordinary people, too - ordinary people from both sides. Therefore I also use several original characters. Some are outsider viewpoint types, appearing for just one scene. Some stick around for longer. For three of them, this is their second appearance in a story of mine, but no knowledge the previous stories is assumed. All relevant background is explained at the time. For those interested, though, Mínir comes from Grey in the Dark and Daerion from A Captain and a Cause. Trials of Manhood is also very relevant, too. In fact, in many ways, this story can be seen as sequel to that story, even though it's set more than sixty years later. However, it's a sequel that doesn't require you to read the original.
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This is the second chapter I've posted today, so if you're reading this by just opening up the last chapter, you might want to check back and make sure you've not missed a chapter. I hope to post two tomorrow, too, and then return to daily updates between Monday and Friday.
I posted two chapters yesterday, about 12 hours apart, so if you're reading this serially might want to check back to make sure you're up to date. I hope to post a second chapter later today, then return to daily updates tomorrow.
Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Mablung, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Epic, General
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Rhovannien
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Chapters: 26    |    Word count: 155812    |    Read Count: 8501
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/20/15    |    Published: 05/31/15