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Elflings   by Bodkin 3 Review(s)
lwarrenReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 12/21/2004
Yay! A cast of characters!!! I am going to print this out and hang it by my computer...just reviewed Second Sight and could not for the life of me remember the names of Legolas' kids! *sigh* Eleniel and Galenthiel....see precioussss, better already!!! :-)


Author Reply: It's a very simplified cast - people like Miriwen's and Sirithiel's parents have names, but I don't think I've ever mentioned them by name. I don't know why I didn't think of it before fael bain pointed it out - I know that I know pretty much who everyone is now (though I would have to look up M and S's parents), but I get confused with other people's worlds.

It's funny - it took ages to feel comfortable with some of these names, but now, it's just natural. (Sirithiel was the one I found it hardest to remember at first. I had to write it on a bit of paper in front of me.) And when I was doing Going Forth and recalled that Nimloth was Elwing's mother, I wished I had settled on a different name for little Nimloth - but it's too late to change, because it's just what she is called now. Oh well, c'est la vie!

Elena TirielReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 12/20/2004
Thank you! This is very helpful...

- Barbara

Author Reply: I'm glad it helps. It's easy to forget that keeping track of loads of OCs can be difficult. I'm happy to expand as necessary - do ask if you want to know more!

fael bainReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 12/20/2004
Good idea, I feel so much less confused now! =) Looking forward to more!

Author Reply: Thank you. If there is anything else you want to know, do ask.

Lots of the build up is in Reflections. The heading west is in Far Horizons. Some of the background to the decision to sail is in Fallen Rain and Healing. It all happened quite gradually really - (I didn't start with marrying off the most eligible elves!) - but they've all become quite real to me now. (I've even got pictures!)

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