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|Elf, Interrupted: Book Two: Glorfindel's Quest by Fiondil||1565 Review(s)|
|Danny||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/24/2021|
|Hello! i recently stumbled upon your stories and i must say i really really enjoyed "elf, interrupted", both books. |
the way you describe things just felt so right for me and i found myself being pulled into this world (which left me with reading this story from morning on until very late into the night for almost a whole week hehe).
anyway, i was wondering if maybe, if you feel like it, you could write another story about glorfindels return to valinor (and the valar greeting him 👀) and about his apprenticeship with manwë.
for some reason that idea came into my mind as i finished the story, and it stuck with me for a while. i feel rather bored without anything to read all day haha.
i am well aware that you have not posted anything for a while now, and i fully understand and respect that.
in truth, i just wished to leave this message to tell you how much i appreciate the relief your books brought me. thank you very much ^^
i hope youre well, stay healthy ~Danny
|KathyG||Reviewed Chapter: 149 on 7/12/2020|
|I sure wish that Fiondil was still alive, for I have a question to ask him. In this epilogue, he included the first two of the Istari, the Blue Wizards, to go to Middle-earth to battle Sauron. The Istari, however, were not sent to Middle-earth until a thousand years into the Third Age, and the epilogue is set in 1195 of the Second Age.|
|Eruherdiriel||Reviewed 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.
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.
|MikoNoNyte||Reviewed 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!
|ekaterin||Reviewed 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 Bee||Reviewed 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.
|tkid||Reviewed 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.
|tkid||Reviewed 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.
|6336||Reviewed 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!?|
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.
|obsidianj||Reviewed 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.