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Sundry Scrolls II  by Raksha The Demon 7 Review(s)
nancylea57Reviewed Chapter: 12 on 6/13/2009
"The King Elessar had seated Frodo at his right hand, Mithrandir at his left. The four other Halflings hurried to sit down on"

shouldn't that be 3 other halflings?

Author Reply: Yes it should, and it is now three, thanks to your letting me know. I hope you enjoyed the rest of the story...

BanGalpsiReviewed Chapter: 12 on 1/1/2009
Hi Raksha,
I like your stories a lot because quite often they fill gaps in the canon in a way that made me think "it had to have happened that way". This chapter is no exception, you beautifully describe how awkward it must have been for Faramir to come to terms with the changes. One small thing I am not sure about, would he already know on Aragorn's coronation day that he was to be prince of Ithilien? It was not officially announced until Beregond's trial.
Thanks for another great story!

Author Reply: Oops - I absolutely missed this review. Thanks for reading and commenting. I think that intellectually, Faramir welcomed the change; as a return to the high days of old; and he had revered Aragorn as his king from the moment they first met; but it still had to have been a wrench to look at the table of state habitually occupied by his father and brother and see others in their place.

Good point about the announcement of Faramir's new rank as Prince of Ithilien. I find it hard to believe that the first official announcement that Faramir would become a Prince as well as Steward would be at a soldier's trial; but Tolkien doesn't specify exactly when Faramir's new rank was first revealed. I shall have to think about that!

Lady_RoisinReviewed Chapter: 12 on 10/3/2008
I loved how you wrote faramir's uneasiness after so much had changed after the war. I like how you had him consider different people at the table, and how he would like to be beside them, but not trouble them. And of course, I love how you had Aragorn call out to him to join him. Of course there is still much to sort out, but the theme of friendship shines through in this story, and I really like that.I also like how Faramir teased Aragorn about about "which name". That was a really nice touch. A very nice story. I enjoyed reading it. :-)

Author Reply: I think it must have been very odd to see another man, especially one who looked like him, sitting in Denethor's place in the Merethrond; even if Faramir approved of the King's return; it would have brought home the absence of his father and brother and the reasons why, of course. But Faramir is strong enough to move beyond the twinges of emotional pain; and Aragorn's easy friendship will help.

I'm pleased you liked the story, Lady R, and thanx much for reviewing it!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 12 on 9/16/2008
It would seem strange to see such ones given deference at the feast! And he is bade to come up to the main table with King and his companions. Love the "Which name?"!

Author Reply: By this point, Faramir would have had an idea of at least a few of the names used by his new king; and I do think he has enough of a sense of humor to ask such a question, as the strangeness fades a bit.

Thanx for reading and reviewing, Larner!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 12 on 9/16/2008
“The King would have his Steward close at hand, and Aragorn would welcome another friend at his table.”

A wonderful ficlet Raksha and highly appropriate for Linda.
Happy birthday Linda!

Author Reply: Thanx much for reading and reviewing, harrowcat; I do think that a strong friendship would have developed between Aragorn and Faramir; Tolkien set it up so well; and Aragorn would have, at this time, respected and liked his Steward.

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 12 on 9/16/2008
Simply lovely! Thank you

Author Reply: Thanx for the enthusiastic review, UTfrog; I'm glad you liked the piece.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 12 on 9/15/2008
This is just beautiful !THank you for such a lovely present, which I am printing out to treasure.
I loved Faramir's uncertainty and Aragorn's kindness to him,while the comment about the names was priceless!It is good to see that Halbarad has a son and Faramir sits next to his lady.

Author Reply: So glad you liked your prezzie; and thanx for reviewing. While I believe that Faramir was self-sufficient enough to have found a seat at another table, I think that a sudden feeling of alienation and distance at seeing a familiar setting so changed, was natural. I think Aragorn was enjoying able to shower his friends with kindness, and relax; and he wanted Faramir to feel as welcome as he felt Denethor's son to be...

I am not the first fanfic writer to give Halbarad a son, I thought that at least one of Halbarad's sons (or possibly grandsons) would have accompanied him south with the Grey Company...

Faramir and I had to slip in the question about Aragorn's names!

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