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Branwyn's Bric-ŗ-Brac  by Branwyn 4 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 4 on 1/3/2007
I can certainly emphasize with Imrahil here.

annmarwalkReviewed Chapter: 4 on 6/19/2006
Oh, how deftly you tear out our hearts, with a mere hundred words! Iíve never known anyone who could select words as deadly and precise as arrows, to convey your tale with such stark clarity.

Prince Imrahilís controlled grief is perfectly depicted as his words, Tolkienís words, belie his rage. Yet you have moved us far beyond what we were given, to Imrahilís frustration with his brother-in-law, his long- simmering fury over the treatment of the less-favored son. Imrahil is clearly near his own breaking point, but you have marvelously conveyed how Denethorís cold ivory mask reminds him of the utter need, at this moment, for self-control, for Faramirís sake, and for Gondorís.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 4 on 4/30/2006
I loved this,and the last line is very effective indeed.I admit to feeling exactly the same !

Author Reply: That overwhelming urge to smack Denethor upside the head? I feel that way every time I read that chapter. :-D
And, of course, Imrahil does not understand how close Denethor is to going mad or his rage might be tempered by fear for his brother-in-law.
Thanks so much for commenting!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 4 on 4/29/2006
Oooh; coldly angry Imrahil; and who can blame him?! Good summation of a tragic moment in ROTK.

I think Imrahil showed great restraint in not saying "I told you so" to Denethor.

Author Reply: There wasn't any real reason for Imrahil to take Faramir to Denethor instead of directly to the Houses of Healing, so he was in effect saying "I told you so" by showing Denethor the result of his own folly. (From what Imri later said to Aragorn and Gandalf, he didn't think Faramir was seriously wounded. He must have kicked himself for not taking his nephew straight to the healers.)
Glad you liked this and thanks for reviewing!

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