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Rising to the Challenge  by annmarwalk 2 Review(s)
Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 39 on 12/14/2008
The melancholy of a disappointed historian is all too vivid here; as well as the imagination to bring to life that which he hasn't personally seen. I can certainly echo Barahir's disappointment; the thought of an Elfless M-e is hard to bear.

Author Reply: Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Bubbly Elboron and his introspective son Barahir are two of my favorite very-very-minor-canon-characters. Lucky Barahir to have had the benefit of primary sources, in his youth - to hear these tales from those who lived them - and yet, as you say, how frustrating to have missed it all by such a short period of time!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 39 on 12/14/2008
I remember this one. Alas for Faramir's grandson, born too late to know the glory his grandsire knew, although he also has missed the terrors known in Denethor's day. Sad, poignant.

Author Reply: Poignant as Barahir's tale is, I love to imagine his fascination being ignited by the stories he heard at his grandsires' knees (and actually wrote another drabble about just that, Family History. How frustrating it must have been to have missed out on meeting all these fascinating characters by just a few years!

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