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Antane's Anthology  by Antane 4 Review(s)
AndreaReviewed Chapter: 20 on 3/26/2009
Beautifully written!

But what I loved most, was this:

He looked around at the others and they all nodded, though Merry-lad looked a little disappointed that he couldn’t hear about his uncle and the Rohirrim again.

*grins* Of course he wants to hear of his namesake and uncle. And I can understand him very well. It was that very chapter in the books that made Meriadoc Brandybuck one of my two favourite characters (the other one is Frodo).

Thank you :)

Author Reply: Thank *you*! If I had a whole chapter I loved, it would be a Merry one also but A Conspiracy Unmasked and those wonderful words said there. I am foremost a FrodoandSam-aholic but I do love Merry and Pippin also.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 20 on 3/26/2009
Beautifully told.

One li'l niggle--Sam might have paddled with Rosie's brothers, but not gone swimming with them.

Author Reply: Hantanyel! But yikes! How could I have forgotten that Sam didn't swim. I was trying to bring to mind his memory near the Fire when he is parched and he remembers being with her brothers and obviously didn't recall it correctly.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 20 on 3/26/2009
There was no story they liked better and no voice they loved more than to hear it from.

And that's the way it should be. :)

Author Reply: Hantanyel, my dear! I think it must have embarrassed Sam at first that he had received pride of place in Frodo's loving tribute to all his friends but then Frodo had said on the Stairs that people would want to hear more about Sam so our dear made sure people would! And I hope Sam would have gotten used to it as much as his humble self could after reading it so many times!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

CeleritasReviewed Chapter: 20 on 3/25/2009
Can I sit in too? *grin*

And awesome of you to switch to 1st person! I've considered doing that but since I often quote descriptions and iconic passages I've just decided to use Tolkien's edition.

One niggle, though: I thought Sam couldn't swim!

Author Reply: We can sit on the floor together! :) I tried reading a bit of Two Towers in the first person and found it to be more interesting that way - and first person makes it more of a loving tribute. Larner pointed out that part about Sam also - how could I have forgotten! Will have to change that. So glad to hear from you, my dear!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

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