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The Rider: Not All Those Who Wander  by Branwyn 3 Review(s)
JanetReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/17/2008
This looks like the start of a very interesting story. I have not read any Elros stories as yet and look forward to its continuation.


Author Reply: Thank you for commenting, and I hope you enjoyed the story.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 6 on 2/16/2008
‘And with our blessing will you don the crown of Numenor, for you have shown the manner of your lordship. We would not see your people bereft of such a merciful lord.’

“Elros bowed his head, and when he looked up, they were gone, but in the branches above him, white flowers had opened like so many stars lighting the darkness.

“He would rule for four hundred years, the longest of any king of the Dunedain. Like him may you choose to lead with kindness, with regard for even the least of Men.”

That's beautiful. A very powerful story.

Author Reply: Thank you for your kind review!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 6 on 2/15/2008
What a sad and beautiful story. I'm so glad to see a tale where the adult Elros and Elrond try to help their broken foster-father; it always seemed to me that there might be some contact between the twins and Maglor after the First Age. And it's a great tie-in to link their past, and Elros' quest, to the relationship between Elrond and Estel. I love it that the Valar recognized Elros' compassion for the people Maglor was trying to help as a quality fit for the King of Numenor.

Excellent characterisation of Maglor and Elrond, as well.

Author Reply: Thank you for commenting! I liked the premise of this story very much. Tolkien said that there came to be great love between Maglor and the twins, so it is easy to imagine that they would have helped him if they could (though finding him might have been difficult).

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