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|Tales of Life by Aelaer||5 Review(s)|
|Bodkin||Reviewed Chapter: 26 on 1/4/2007|
|'Your Quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it will fail, to the ruin of all.' |
Very deep. Full of meaning. But not very helpful!
In the end going with gut instinct was probably the best he could do - and it worked out all right in the end!
|meckinock||Reviewed Chapter: 26 on 1/1/2007|
|Hehe. Galadriel really knows how to crank the pressure lever, doesn't she? I think sometimes people perceive Aragorn as arrogant because of the periodic Narsil-waving outbreaks of "Aragorn son of Aragorn heir of Isildur Elendil's son of Numenor Elessar Telcontar" but you've really brought out here a much deeper humility and strength that I think is a truer side of his character. Repeatedly throughout the quest he expressed, not arrogance or overconfidence, but doubt and anguish over the responsibilities and choices laid on him, and it's a sign of his strength that even while suffering grief he wasn't crushed or paralyzed by responsibility, but repeatedly rose to the occasion. You've really brought out here the anguish he must have felt in Lorien and again at Parth Galen at the decisions he had to make. Happy New Year, Suvi.|
|harrowcat||Reviewed Chapter: 26 on 1/1/2007|
|'All that I have done today has gone amiss. What is to be done now?'" |
That cry is one of the sentences that stands out like a beacon in the book. This is a lovely amplification of it.
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 26 on 12/31/2006|
|And the final disposition of the Ring was NOT his to deal with; yet without the coming of the northern Dunedain and them accompanying him through the Paths of the Dead so much would have been lost.|
At the last the choice he made was the right one.
|shirebound||Reviewed Chapter: 26 on 12/31/2006|
|Happy birthday, Suvi!!! :D|
You really bring out the agony of indecision Aragorn went through. He never showed any arrogance in insisting that others follow his orders, or go where he demanded. What a wonderful Ranger-king he would become.