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Line of Heroes  by Rhyselle 7 Review(s)
KittyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/21/2008
That was such a wonderful surprise the twins had for their father! It must have been a very difficult work for these young elflings; I remember how long it took me to make a family tree only of the elven side of Elrond's family to better understand how they are related to each other (and it didn't help that there exist different versions!)

And to include all the many generations of Men, too, was sweet. It is a nice tribute to Elros.

Lovely story, Rhyselle!

LilandrielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/19/2008
this is so very awesome. Elrond and his line are my favourite characters; even so, it's easy to forget some of the lineage, and that he and his sons are related to some of the great heros of old, not to mention Melian tha Maia. that always seems to be forgotten. i didn't realise that he was so closely related to Finwe, though. i think i'll hang on to this, if you don't mind, to help me keep track of that rather convoluted family tree!

great stuff :) off to check out the story you ended up writing this as a result of!


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/17/2008
As I said on the challenge site, I love this. Yes, a double line of heroes underlies the family of Elrond Peredhel, both mortal and immortal. Wonderful look at this complicated and blessed family tree.

FiondilReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/17/2008
This is a real neat piece. Being an amateur genealogist myself I can appreciate all the hard work that the twins put into their project. And I loved it that Erestor helped them with it. It was nice to see the Edain mentioned as part of Elrond's Family Tree. You rarely hear any of them mentioned, though admittedly, most are just names with no real background, but it is nice to acknowledge that they did exist and that they were heroes in their own right. Good job, Rhyselle.

eilujReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/16/2008
Well done. I liked the mention of all the Mannish ancestors who preceded Beren and Tuor: they generally don't get much press, and we tend not to remember that they were heroes also (despite lacking the cachet of royal elven ancestry).

It's even more complicated when you start figuring out all the different ways Elrond and Celebrķan were related to each other! (I *think* it's only four ways, but I find myself looking again at my lists, for fear there's a fifth somewhere!)

Years ago, though, I found this chart. Unfortunately, it shows the Silmarillion's version of Gil-galad's ancestry. But *almost* everyone you need to know about is on it. You'll need up-to-date Adobe Acrobat to see it:

[Rather than nephridel, I think you mean niphredil.]

Author Reply: When the idea for this story hit, it was the more obscure Mannish forebears who interested me most. I adore the story of Beren and Luthien, but I'm certain that the others who came before Beren were just as heroic as Beren Camlost came to be... it's just that no one wrote down their stories.

Thanks for the correction on niphredil, I've gone in and fixed it in the posted chapter.

Thanks for letting me know how much you liked it.

Agape4GondorReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/16/2008
*heavy sigh*

Absolutely gorgeous tale. The tree was beautiful as gift by his sons, but more beautiful were your words! Glad you fulfilled the challenge!

Author Reply: I was beginning to think the story would never come, but suddenly, there it was! I'm very glad that I was able to get it written. The words just kind of flowed with minimal changes needed on the second draft, so I am quite grateful to my muse.

Thank you for your kind words!

KayleeReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/16/2008
Beautiful, meldenya!!!!!! You already knew I thought that, but I thought I'd tell you here, too. *huggles* Such a beautiful gift for Elrond's Father's Day gift.

I loved the whole story...the whole thing spoke to me, especially the part about being "surrounded by heroes"...I can't pick a favorite part!

And a nice touch...knowing that Finrod and Elrond are first cousins 3 times removed! I didn't know that!

Great work!!!!



Author Reply: Thanks so much for reviewing here, Kaylee. :) I really appreciate your kind words. I'm very happy with how this turned out, and I'm very glad that other people are enjoying it too.

Describing degrees of cousinship gets complicated because a lot depends on how many generations back each cousin is from the common ancestor. I really do rely on the relationship calculator a lot!

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