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Sundry Scrolls II  by Raksha The Demon 6 Review(s)
Little DwarfReviewed Chapter: 2 on 6/29/2008
Wow. Just wow.

At first, I was a little confused by the shift from one character to the other, but by the time I realized where you were taking this, I was already admiring the beautiful style! I *loved* it, what an insired idea!!! :)

Author Reply: It's a piece that's a bit off my usual track; especially since Glorfindel is a character normally well out of my range, ditto the Witch-King. But I loved connecting them to the house in Aldburg and what was happening there.

Thanx for the comment; I'm so glad you liked the vignette.

BranwynReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/27/2008
That is a wonderful quote for either Eowyn or Galadriel. It is a nice touch that she is named based on the King's reaction to her (that is an old tradition and sometimes still followed--I knew someone whose father named her "Delight," lol!). I loved the image of Glorfindel shaking out his mane after the rainstorm and that he realizes that the prophecy will be fulfilled.
The child quiets, then fearlessly gazes up at him and shakes a fist. Her perfect little fingers uncurl, as if reaching to grip the hilt of a sword.
Very nice!



Author Reply: I have always thought that the quote applies best to Galadriel, but it did work quite well for this ficlet too, concerning Eowyn's entrance. As for Glorfindel's hair, well, it seemed very natural that he'd shake it out; I bet he's just a teensy bit vain of that shiny golden mane; LOL.

Glad you liked how it turned out; and thanx for reviewing.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/27/2008
I love how Glorfindel feels prophecy turn to certainty.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/25/2008
I now see the relevance of the question the other day. Marvelous beginning for our beloved shieldmaiden. Angmar's doom is sealed, and Manwe's winds delight to carry the news--and the taunts to Minas Morgul! Marvelous!

Author Reply: OOOh, you got it! It occurred to me, as I was finishing up this story (which I began awhile ago), that the wind wasn't just anywind, and the winds and airs of Arda were affiliated with Manwe; but I couldn't figure out how to say it in the story without being more obvious than I would like.

Yes, just think of the wind beating on Minas Morgul as sort of a big Valarin raspberry to the Witch-King. Now you've got me wondering whether the roof of the Tower of the Moon leaked, and raindrops were falling on the Wiki's head...

Thanx for the review, Larner!

phyloxenaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/24/2008
"fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?" -- it is so obviously Eowyn!
It so great she is born with the wind and snapping of banners. I love that Eowyn has a destiny of her own, not a chance coincidence with the fate of the Witch King.

Author Reply: I have a sneaking suspicion that there were many destinies fulfilled in the Ring War, that the Powers of Arda were watching over at least some of their Children. Eowyn is something of a wild card, but it is easy to believe that somewhere, it was known, that she was the one who would wield the Witch-King's death-blow.

Thanx for reading and reviewing!

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/23/2008
A very powerful and evocative ficlet. It seems very fitting Eowyn should be born in a storm!

Author Reply: Thanx, Linda; I'm so glad you found the story meaningful.

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