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We Were Young Once ~ III  by Conquistadora 82 Review(s)
Mere YomReviewed Chapter: 24 on 10/26/2016
Thank you for the detail you put into your characterization of Thranduil. Even though he is strong, I'm so relieved for him that he doesn't have to carry this encounter with Sauron alone. Not sure how Galadriel knew, but I'm glad she did. And Radagast came to his help. Ha! Take that, Sauron!

Author Reply: I'm so pleased you enjoyed it!

CandissDReviewed Chapter: 24 on 10/26/2016
Thank you so much for updating! Bless Radagast for helping Thranduil. I have always liked Thranduil more than the other elves because he had to constantly fight to keep his home and had no magic rings to help him. I like that he and Galadriel were able to talk without arguing. It probably helped him to talk about it. Thanks again for updating! :)

Author Reply: You are very welcome! It's the reviewers who keep this story alive. :)

TariReviewed Chapter: 16 on 10/20/2016
The last two chapters were so hard to read. To lose someone you love more than life would be unbearable. However, because there are so many that depend upon him, Thranduil must carry on.

I'm so addicted to this story, that I find it hard to stop reading. Soon I'll be up to your last chapter.

TariReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 10/17/2016
I do hope you finish the last part of this trilogy. Book II was so very sad and heartbreaking. I do hope there is some joy in Book III. This explains to me why Thranduil acted the way he did in the Hobbit. It's a great fill in for JRRT's writings.

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I do want to finish it, maybe even do a Book IV. You help me stay motivated!

CandissDReviewed Chapter: 23 on 4/9/2016
I liked the bonding time between Thranduil and Celeborn. I could totally relate to catching up with relatives or friends you once knew very well but had not seen in a while. They seem to get along very well together.

The beginning of the chapter broke my heart for Thranduil. I am glad he had Gwaelas there to keep an eye on him the next morning. I always look forward to reading more! Thank you for the update!

Author Reply: Thank you for reading!

PSWReviewed Chapter: 22 on 3/22/2016
Well, wasn't that a pleasant, non-stressful little chat? It's amazing how much better things can go when everyone isn't glaring and things insults at each other... Good for him for his reaction and hospitality. Hopefully things can stay on friendly terms for a while. With all those strong Elven personalities, one never knows.... :-P

Thanks for writing!

Author Reply: Thanks for reading, as ever!

PSWReviewed Chapter: 21 on 2/29/2016
Well, this certainly does nothing for Thranduil's opinions toward dwarves.... What a devastating blow. Sauron knows how to hit where it hurts.

But, the festival (before all the badness) sounded splendid -- who needs fancier foods and decorations when you have all the wonderful gifts of the forest? And I see the little girl managed to find some undamaged leaves and berries -- here is Thranduil's 'living' crown.

Thanks for the update! :-)

Author Reply: You are very welcome!

CandissDReviewed Chapter: 21 on 2/29/2016
I felt so badly for them during the storm! :( It was very moving when they gave their crowns to pay for the food shipments. And I love Caladwen! I hope we will hear more from her. Thank you for the update!

Author Reply: Thank you! Caladwen was a surprise, and I think I will bring her back in future. :)

MarianelReviewed Chapter: 20 on 2/4/2016
How I love to see this story updated! I hope Thranduil will one day see his beloved Lindoriel again.It was so heartbreakingly beutiful when he sat at his wifes grave.
The cleaning of the forest was refreshing to read and
Thranduils love of his wife helps him there.
And somehow you have also manage to squeese in humour here and there like when Legolas asks Thranduil to be civil on that conference in Imladris about Dol Guldur.
.Gwealas a magnificent example of a Silvan elf. He compliments the King so well.
I also feel sorry for Legolas and Lorivannet. I hope they can unbind the knot of issues they have.Please go on ! Take care!

Author Reply: Thanks for reviewing! Readers like you keep this story going. I have to finish it now, especially as I have ideas knocking around for Book IV.

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 20 on 1/29/2016
It's quarter to three in the morning, I haven't been to bed yet, and it's all Thranduil's fault :P

I saw this story on the front page of SoA and went to read it from Part One all the way through. My friend Emma and I co-write Thranduil stories (though they're not posted here) and we love him very much. Of course our backstory for him is vastly different than yours (we've made him much younger, for one thing). But I can completely believe this Thranduil. I love the way you've written him. You made me laugh and cry all the way through, often in the same chapter, sometimes in the same sentence. I'm sorry I didn't review everything, but I hope this one review will suffice for now, as well as a promise to keep track of future updates and to review when I can.

Kaylee

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm glad my efforts can stand up to fellow Thranduil fans; it can be difficult with a character who has so much flexibility in the source text.

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