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|The Salt in the Soup by Lialathuveril||9 Review(s)|
|whitewave||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/21/2008|
|Loved this short and sweet piece. The cabin sounded cozy and nice. |
Author Reply: Hello Whitewave,
just saw you reviewed this one as well - for some reason I did not receive any email notification this weekend, sorry for the late reply.
This is just a very christmassy companion piece to one of my other stories, sparked off by a lovely X-mas card from a friend. If you want to understand the backstory, I recommend reading 'Yours to Command' (it's very long though!).
|Bodkin||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/3/2008|
|Ah! And Eomer, unlike ... King Lear, if my memory serves me, has the sense to recognise the strength of the analogy. They deserved a day out - the scrolls will still be there in a week or two. Or a decade or two, come to that.|
Lothiriel seems to be fitting in well.
Author Reply: Your memory serves you right - but apparently Shakespeare got the idea from a folktale, which was much older. I read a version of it in the Brother Grimm's Tales, 'The goose girl at the well'.
And yes, I imagine Lothiriel fits in well, although she does cause upheavals at times. I really have to write the story how she acquired her orphanage sometime!
Thanks for reviewing!
|Tira||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/22/2007|
|oh yay! how pretty! *g* me loved it darling!|
Author Reply: Hello Tira,
good to hear and thanks for reviewing!
|mistry89||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/22/2007|
|Delightful to revisit these two - there must have been moments, particularly at first, where her lack of sight caused fraught moments, so it is nice to see her coping so very well.|
Author Reply: Hello Mistry,
Yes, I imagine it's not easy for a blind person to find her way around a new home, especially a big place like Meduseld. But Eomer is willing to trust in her capabilities, so that must help.
Merry Christmas to you as well!
|EpiscopalWitch||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/21/2007|
|What a delightful story, funny and sweet, and as beautiful as the card that inspired it! It is SO GREAT to see Eomer and Lothiriel from "Yours to Command" again--they are simply my favorite E/L version ever. I can just imagine how the people of Rohan have taken to their kind-hearted, high-spirited and spunky queen. Eomer is a wonderfully realistic male character. He can be intensely sensitive in important ways but still clueless--I knew the little hunting lodge would not be exactly be a getaway paradise as soon as he thought of having stayed there a full year before. He's lucky that someone left firewood and clean linens!|
(I did finish and love "Yours to Command," but life went crazy and I didn't have time to review; I kept thinking "I'll get to it soon" and never did. Sorry for just disappearing :-(
Author Reply: Hello Episcopal Witch,
I have to say I really enjoyed writing about these two again - they're like old friends - and I might well write a sequel one day. I have a few ideas, but they haven't quite clicked yet.
As for Eomer, he did get a bit carried away, didn't he! I knew too that the hut would not turn out quite like he imagined it ;-) Probably the next year he goes over the top and makes sure it's as well equipped as possible - as if Lothiriel cared.
P.S. Don't worry about 'disappearing' - life can get crazy sometimes!
|Halrohir||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/20/2007|
I read with relish your tale of Eomer King and his bride - and Lothiriel being blind was an interesting touch!
You show what many of us know: that love only needs company, and not always surroundings.
You've done a wonderful job, and thank you for telling me this story!
Author Reply: Hello Halrohir,
that's a very nice saying and I heartily agree with it. This is really only a short companion piece to a much longer story. I saw the card and knew it was these two, so I wrote it as a small Yule fic.
Thanks for leaving a review!
|Neilia||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/20/2007|
|Wonderful! I like this very much. A keeper. Was a bit of a shock when you wrote Lotheriel as being blind. I enjoyed her resourcefulness, though. |
Author Reply: Hello Neilia,
I know the idea of a blind Lothiriel is unusual. I wrote a much longer story about how they met where I went into that in greater detail - and yes, she is very resourceful.
Thanks for your review!
|Linda Hoyland||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/20/2007|
|A delightfully romantic story.The card is lovely,no wonder it inspired you!|
Author Reply: Hello Linda,
yes, the card is really nice and I just knew I had to write a story about it. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!
|Cuthalion||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/20/2007|
|How utterly lovely... and what a nice, adventurous "ranger" experience. I don't dare to imagine how a certain poison butterfly would have reacted to slightly rough circumstances like these! |
Ein gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest!
Mona Und danke für deine reizende Review!
Author Reply: Dear Mona,
the thought of Wilwarin in that hut made me laugh out loud - almost makes me wish I could write that scene.
Auch Dir ganz schöne Weihnachten!