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Neath Anor, Ithil, and Gil  by Larner 836 Review(s)
tgZB4r7BIFqVReviewed Chapter: 41 on 1/20/2016
That's not just the best ansrew. It's the bestest answer!

Eirinn LeighReviewed Chapter: 42 on 8/28/2015
This almost, /almost/, makes me kind of ok with the Tauriel/Kili thing. Still not within the context of The Hobbit, but elsewhere within middle earth I can see an elf/dwarf coupling mirroring that of Yavanna and Alue.

Eirinn LeighReviewed Chapter: 9 on 8/27/2015
This is enchanting! Thank you for the smile :)

NotACatReviewed Chapter: 37 on 6/2/2015
They do say as a house isn't a home without a cat ;-)

Thank you for this, little Estel and his Imogen are adorable!

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 63 on 2/21/2015
I love this story! I think it's neat that Yavanna had the idea that God (or Eru, as He was called in Middle-earth) should create hobbits, and that they should become her own special charges as the Ents already are.

You know, I have already copied this story onto a Word document to save on my computer. In the process, I took the liberty of capitalizing the first letter of every pronoun in your story pertaining to Eru that you didn't already capitalize. Is that all right?

TanaquiReviewed Chapter: 98 on 9/26/2010
Elena Tiriel pointed me to this story, and I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it. I thought the political complexity of the situation and the manoeuvring was handled with real and convincing depth, and I loved the sudden shifting perspective for the reader as they figure out what's really going on. Everybody came across as extremely smart and capable here--but oh my heart aches for poor Denethor.... Great story!

Author Reply: I am so very glad that it moved you so, Tanaqui. I feel sorry for Denethor, thinking that his father might have preferred the mercenary to himself. And to explore how that feeling might have come to be--that is interesting, as you know.

And I'm so glad you commented on this. I've so enjoyed so much that you've written, after all!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 100 on 9/19/2010
An interesting story and a cute reason for the original creation of the Stones and of course the little ones would use them to spy on their siblings. Sorry to be so late in reviewing here. So busy...

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)



Author Reply: I had intended to make this humorous, but the story refused to stay that way. In the end, Feanor's eventual obsession with the Silmarils led to so much grief and pain, not least between himself and the woman who loved him. Thanks so, Antane.

TariReviewed Chapter: 100 on 9/13/2010
Well done, Larner. My heart always goes out to Nerdanel. She led such a tragic life. Fëanáro's obsession with the Simarils was the beginning if his downfall. However, had she not requested the palantiri things might have turned out quite differently; but where Fëanáro's involved, who knows.

Author Reply: I've always wanted to explore the beginnings of things, and now it was the turn of the Palantiri. And you are so right. But things were not always tragic for her--there was warmth once there between her and her husband. At least she has that she can cling to.

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 11 on 9/12/2010
Dear Larner,

I see my friend Susana dropped you a review on this one. I can't remember whether I have yet or not...if I haven't I've only myself to blame, as I meant to do it from the time I first saw it; it's one I've read and re-read many times! LOL! Bad Kaylee *wry grin*

(Susana's writing about how Aragorn would treat with leaders of other countries (Harad, mostly) and this story immediately came to mind, as her view of Aragorn strikes me as very similar to yours, so I showed it to her)

Anyway, time to review it properly myself *lol* I think my very favorite part was where the Klifa's son begged his uncle to let them stay longer. It really shows what kind of ruler Aragorn is, that he would even have his supposed enemies' children happy and beloved of him. And that last line...! Oh, things are definitely going to change for the Khandian noble here! What a shock he's had!

I love Arwen's handmaiden. I've given Aragorn and Arwen a Haradric ward myself, and I'm planning for him to ask for Aragorn's daughter's hand when she's of age. (Karim will come of age first...I think Elrond will be laughing at Aragorn's discomfiture from the West.)

I wonder if Arwen's handmaiden (I can't spell her name, lol) would marry Eldarion in your story?

Please please PLEASE write more about the Klifa's son! (And if you have, direct me there, please?) I love him! He should be friends with Darion!

Kaylee

Author Reply: The handmaiden in question becomes a foster daughter to Aragorn and Arwen after Arwen buys her from a slave market in Thetos in Lesser Rings. That Hasturnerini should in time become one of Arwen's maids in waiting seemed very likely. And as in the case of your Karim, the girl had been made a slave for reasons regarding her partents' debts. Someone else becomes enamored of Hasturnerini, I fear.

I based my Haradri culture on the ancient Egyptians, as you'll find as you read the story, if you ever do. And I do think that Elrond would be most in sympathy with Aragorn should a Haradri suitor appear asking for the hands of either of the daughters I've envisioned for Aragorn and Arwen, even though I also think he'd want to laugh at the irony of it! Heh!

I do think that Aragorn would be a very human figure in spite of heroic status--or at least I firmly would think so. And his ability to turn enemies to allies would have become legendary by the end of his life, I imagine.

Thanks so--glad you commented at last.

SusanaReviewed Chapter: 11 on 9/12/2010
Dear Larner,

I really enjoyed this story, thank you so much for writing it! I loved all of the details, about the King's household in the future and such. Thank you!

Susana

Author Reply: And thank you, Susana! I do suspect that Aragorn and Arwen would prove far more human and approachable than was common in most of the lands of Middle Earth, and that many would be surprised to find Aragorn found as much (or more) fulfillment serving as a healer as he knew as king. And I can readily imagine that there would be pets in the Citadel once he and Arwen are firmly in residence! Heh!

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