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Elf, Interrupted: Book Two: Glorfindel's Quest  by Fiondil 1563 Review(s)
EruherdirielReviewed Chapter: 149 on 6/10/2014
Ha! I finally finished it!

I really enjoyed reading about Glorfindel's time in Aman after he was reborn. Once again, you did an excellent job of writing the tensions between differing groups of Eruhini.

Oh, and I guessed that Sador would be the Cano before you started hinting it. I got so excited I was right that I got in trouble with my housemates for cheering.
~Eruherdiriel

Author Reply: Hi Eruherdiriel. I'm glad you enjoyed this. Don't forget to read the spin-offs: "The Findaráto Diaries", which describes Finrod's adventures as a Reborn before Glorfindel and Sador join him, and "A Long Expected Wedding", which is about Finrod and Amarië's wedding, of course.

Some people either guessed or hoped that Sador would become Cáno, so you're in good company. I'm sorry you got in trouble with your housemates over it, though. I hope you've made up. *grin*

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I appreciate it very much.

MikoNoNyteReviewed Chapter: 999999 on 12/31/2013
Wow, Fiondil! This just moved along and suddenly it was done. I felt it was a bit fast, moving on to Elrond as quickly as it did, But! that's just me. I really felt a part of the disappointment when the story was concluded. Yes! I know there are more stories dealing with Glorfindel and Findarato! It was both fulfilling as a well-written story and sad at the separating conclusion. As much as we can see how Glorfindel wants this mission to Middle-earth, yet he has a long, long time to be away from friends and family. I know he will inevitably be feeling the loneliness. It a makes for a striking contrast between the happy-go-lucky seeming Noldo and the bound and determined to win at any costs warrior he must have been and will no doubt be again.

Once again, I am in love with your HoME references. I'm up to Volume 6 and pausing to do a Silmarillion Guild read-a-long this year. *big grin* But what I really like of your work is the Medieval research. It is like reading an expanded Malory or Chaucer with all the flavours and textures. Only thing missing is the music and I just pop in the iTunes for that. I really love it when an Author not only does their research but they do it right.

I thank you once more, Fiondil, for such a well-written and well-thought out opus.


Author Reply: I don't know, MikoNoNyte. 140-odd chapters before we even meet Elrond. I don't call that quick. I think you were so caught up with the story that it just seemed as if the end came too quickly. In which case, I did my job. LOL! And coming to the end of a good story is always sad because you want it to go on and on forever. That's why God invented sequels. *grin*

Anyway, I'm glad you are making your way through HoME. It's fascinating reading to see a genius at work and to see how Middle-earth came to be. And as a journalist friend of mine would say, "research, research, research". That is the key to any good writing, doing the necessary background research to make sure you have all your facts and figures straight because there's always someone somewhere out there who can spot the errors because you didn't do the proper research beforehand.

Thanks for taking the time to drop me a note. I'm glad you enjoyed this story. Happy New Year!

ekaterinReviewed Chapter: 999999 on 6/10/2012
This is an amazing story. Thank you for writing it and all your other stories.

Author Reply: I'm glad you enjoyed this, ekaterin. Thanks for letting me know. I appreciate it.

Glory BeeReviewed Chapter: 149 on 1/30/2012
Truly a masterful and compelling epic. I am awed by the Tolkien knowledge you have woven into your tale. I was weeping by the final chapter and there were many, many touching moments throughout the story. I wonder how long it must have taken for you to write such a detailed account of Glorfindel's time between death and returning to Middle Earth to fulfill his oaths to Turgon and his line. Beautifully written. I hope you have written some further accounts of Glorfindel in Middle Earth.

Author Reply: Hi GLory Bee. I'm so glad you enjoyed this epic. I started EI-1 in November of 2006 and posted the last chapter of EI-2 in August of 2010, so almost 4 years in the making. If you're looking for more Glorfindel stories, you can read my "Elf Academy" and I have started a sequel. "Elf Academy 1" is from the viewpoint of Glorfindel for the most part. Thanks for taking the time to read and review. I really appreciate it.

tkidReviewed Chapter: 17 on 7/30/2011
Ingwion was the next to awaken about an hour later. He bolted upright and then proceeded to become violently ill before any of the Maiar had time to react. There was a great deal of ‘tsking’ among them even as they helped Tirnotaurion clean him up. Ingwion merely sat there weeping in frustration and shame, but finally he was washed and dressed in a clean nightshirt and put into one of the spare beds while the Maiar dealt with the mess. Tirnotaurion kept up a soothing monologue assuring the ellon that all was well until Ingwion’s tears abated and he fell back into a fitful doze that deepened into true sleep as the Maiar sang a lullaby.

This so accurately describes toddlers I think you must have had five or six of them, or managed an office. I loved this scene!

Author Reply: Never had any kids, Tkid, nor have I managed an office. LOL! I have, however, been in hospitals and based this scene from my own experiences of post-surgical recovery. Glad you are enjoying this story. Thanks for reading and reviewing. I appreciate it very much.

tkidReviewed Chapter: 42 on 7/29/2011
"You’re dead," he said calmly as he shook his dripping locks out of his eyes and for the first time since he began the fight, there was a faint light of emotion in his eyes and a small smile crept across his face. Then he sheathed his sword and turned to face a thoroughly shocked Lisselindë, his expression going cold once again. "We fought against your fallen brethren," he said, moving slowly towards her, "against balrogs and werewolves, against Morgoth himself and Sauron. We fought and died while you all sat behind your precious mountains wringing your hands and bewailing the loss of the Trees and did nothing!" By now he was almost screaming. "So, yes, you could do much worse than to be a thrall to Finrod for a year or three, child!" The absolute scorn in his voice left no doubt that he meant the word as an insult.

That was awesome!

Author Reply: Glad you think so, Tkid. I think it's pretty awesome, too. Thanks for letting me know. I really appreciate it.

6336Reviewed Chapter: 19 on 3/16/2011
I keep on forgetting to comment on this every time I read this chapter, and yes I am rereading this, again! My son, who was nearly two at the time did something similar to Finrod falling asleep with a peice of bread in his hand, we were flying back from England at the time, and he was sharing lunch with his sister. He was so cute, why, oh why do they have to grow up!?
Huggs,
Lynda

Author Reply: And now you have. *grin* As for the growing up part.... the lament of all parents, I'm afraid. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment,Lynda, and enjoy your re-reading of the story.

obsidianjReviewed Chapter: 149 on 12/24/2010
What a long and wild ride. It ends on a high note with Glorfindel meeting Elrond. I'm sorry to see this story end. But I have already the notifications for the next story in my inbox.
I have grown fond of all your characters, especially Glorfindel, Sador, Finrod and Vorondil. My favorite Vala is Namo. You make the Valar seem so approachable and seemingly alien at the same time. Nobody could mistake them for elves or men. They are a race on their own.

Author Reply: Hello obsidianj. I'm so glad you enjoyed this epic tale and that you are looking forward to reading the next story, which, given that it's about the events leading up to and after the Darkening, is not as 'fun' as this story is but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. I'm glad you like my characters, both canon and non-canon, and Námo, of course, is my favorite Vala, as well. I am glad you find the Valar both approachable and alien. That is what I aim for, because, as you say, they are neither Elves nor Men, but a race unto themselves, the first of Eru's creation. Thanks for reading and reviewing. I really appreciate it.

ArasindaReviewed Chapter: 149 on 11/15/2010
Dear Fiondil,

As I stated earlier, I waited to read Elf, Interrupted: Book Two when you finished it completely. I was not disappointed. All along the way, I tried to conjure a means for Glorfindel to rationally return to Middle Earth, other than being told by the Valar. You arrived at the most perfect of solutions - to complete a oath. Also, I truly enjoy how you keep the magic of Tolkien's mythology, but still allow for science. Aman is a place where people may never die, but it certainly is not a boring place either. Eru will keep the Elves very busy evolving and growing for the time when "they" are needed to care for Middle Earth. The banner will be passed from the Valar to the Eldar in the end. You gave us a tiny peek in Elf Academy. Once you have finished Darkness Bound, I'm sure that I'll enjoy it, too. Thank you for your creativity, sticking to canon, and sharing with the many fans of Tolkien.

Sincerely,
Arasinda

Author Reply: Hello Arasinda,

I am glad you enjoyed Elf, Interrupted so much. I like to find 'scientific' explanations for the mythology and incorporate it into my stories, since Tolkien does tell us that Arda is merely our own Earth at an earlier geological age. And yes, I do believe that the Elves were always meant to be the teachers and mentors of the Younger Races and take over the governance of Arda from the Valar eventually.

And In Darkness Bound is actually completed; I'm just posting 2 chapters a week. So you might as well start reading it now because by the time the last chapter is posted it will be next November. *grin*

Anyway, thanks for reading Elf, Interrupted and letting me know how much you enjoyed it. I appreciate it very much.

AyalaReviewed Chapter: 999999 on 11/8/2010
I have no words to describe how your story is so interesting and good
You have a fertile imagination and also you put here a smart story
i thank you of sharing with us wonderful your story
hope you will write more stories like that just now with a woman elf hero


Author Reply: Thank you, Ayala for letting me know how much you enjoyed this story. At the moment I have no plans to write any stories featuring female elf heroines, but you never know what the Muse might come up with. Being a guy myself, I prefer writing about male elf heroes (there are more of them anyway *grin*).

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