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All That Glisters  by Lindelea 428 Review(s)
TariReviewed Chapter: 72 on 5/25/2007
Had you not mention this story as a prequil to Just Dessets, I would have missed it and that would have been a real shame. Granted, there were parts that were dark and angsy, but that did not stop me from reading.

It is a truly wonderful tale. If there were an icon of someone jumping up and down for joy, I would add it to my review.

I'm glad you brought Jack, Wil and Rob back. I so wanted to know what happened to them and hope to read more of them in Just Desserts.

Thank you for a wonderful adventure.


Author Reply: LOL, I'm afraid most of my stories are related and strung together like pearls on a necklace. This story leads into Just Desserts, and before All That Glisters there is StarFire. And a host of related stories, among them At the End of His Rope and its sister-story A Healer's Tale (which, happily, introduces Jack to a very young Pippin).

I'm afraid that Just Desserts is very angsty and difficult for Jack, Will, and Rob, but everything does come out right in the end, I'm happy to say.

I do thank you for the encouraging words.

Author Reply: p.s. You're welcome!

TariReviewed Chapter: 56 on 5/23/2007
I'm glad you included this chapter. I enjoyed it very much.


Author Reply: You're most welcome. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a good word.

TariReviewed Chapter: 54 on 5/23/2007
I had to stop reading this delightful tale to ask a question. Does faunt mean infant?


Author Reply: A faunt, according to JRRT's letters, was a hobbit up to three years of age. At least, that's what I remember! (It's been a while since I've had time for Tolkien's works. Summer's coming...)

Thanks for taking the time to drop a line and a word of encouragement!

ImhirielReviewed Chapter: 57 on 12/8/2006
The different conversations in the last few chapters were profoundly moving - sad, and touching, and very thought-provoking. I think they embody well Merry's words to Aragorn in MT, "But it is the way of my people to use light words at such times and say less than they mean. We fear to say too much. It robs us of the right words when a jest is out of place." These conversations show very well what might happen if they do choose to speak of serious matters, and how swift the change between dark and back to light might happen.

Author Reply: Belated thanks for stopping and taking the time to write out your thoughts. It was encouraging to run across this, today.

EndaewenReviewed Chapter: 41 on 10/15/2006
He looked forward to steady meals again—steady, not constant!

I can't help but laugh at this.

Author Reply: Hah, another of those reviews that I never saw... until today. Must've been when my email was wonky. Or something.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a good word behind!

EndaewenReviewed Chapter: 24 on 10/15/2006
I have not yet read this story (or some others in your massive collection) before. So far, it's good, and the notes to this one sent me to the Unfinished Tales to double-check things. I can't come to a conclusion either. On the other hand, we're in good company as it appears that CT couldn't either. At least, not according to N33 of the Disaster of the Gladden Fields in the Unfinished Tales.

Nienor NinielReviewed Chapter: 72 on 9/15/2006
I enjoyed this one immensely! There was so much in it: new characters, like Denethor, sub-plots like about Hilly and his wife, evil ruffians... thanks so much for sharing!


Author Reply: Ah, I didn't realise you'd read this already, but if you are proceeding chronologically, you'd have to have read it before FirstBorn!

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a note!

longcleeveReviewed Chapter: 10 on 2/20/2005
"‘The gold?’ she said. She was used to bringing a wanderer back to the topic at hand. "

loved that line :D

Author Reply: Ah, nice to hear from you! And from your name it appears you're a friend of Diamond's... (or perhaps a relation?)


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 72 on 1/25/2005
An Ent draught, eh? Wouldn't have thought of that! Laughing.

And the pardon is a nice one.

Author Reply: Sorry for the belated reply. Was just doing some reading for the sake of continuity and stumbled across your review.

Yes, the Ent draught was introduced in "At the End of His Rope" and came back for an encore in "Where the Merlin Cries". A fun thing to imagine! (And inspired by the fact that Pippin and Merry's hurts were healed, more quickly than usual, after drinking from the stream in Fangorn Forest, and the Ent draught they drank gave them a feeling of well-being and growth.)


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 65 on 1/23/2005
Laughing along with Denny, and wincing, too!

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