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Adventures of an …ored: Sins of the Father  by Katzilla 40 Review(s)
galathilReviewed Chapter: 16 on 8/12/2011
Hi Katzilla,I have enjoyed this story from the start.I am very glad that you have decided to finish it.It gives a interesting insight to Eomer's character.He already has the makings of the King we know and love.Can't wait for your next story.Galathil


Author Reply: Hi Galathil!

Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I am very happy that I was at last able to finish this story; I hate unfished stories myself, but usually, there is nothing you can do if your muse stops talking to you. Fortunately, mine is still around and I hope the next outing of …omer and his boys will also be of amusement to you. :-)

Very best wishes,
Katzilla

AinarielReviewed Chapter: 16 on 8/11/2011
What a joy to see this posted tonight - a perfect end to a less than perfect day...and I love how all the pieces came together! You captured the fiery tempers of the Rohirrim, as well as their sense of what is fair. That all the tensions come to a head and are dealt with, and afterwards the men have a chance to relax and enjoy a bit of quiet time during this long war is a nice touch, too. I would think they would need time like that to keep from losing hope.

I did enjoy your 'casting' notes as well - Chris Hemsworth as a man of Rohan...hmmmmm. Yup, I could see that...and what a nice image, too!!!

I do hope you and your Muse remain on speaking terms...hopefully she didn't take the whip cracking too personally - because I have grown rather fond of this eored, and would welcome more stories about them!!

Author Reply: Hi Ainariel!

Thanks so much for your kind words; I was very happy to be able to end this story; nothing like an unfinished story to make me feel completely dissatisfied (although usually, there's nothing you can do if your muse stops talking to you).

I'm glad you liked my ending (I pretty much busted my brain cells to come up with the right *punishment* that would let Elfhelm keep his authority but consider everything that had happened.

Yes, Chris Hemsworth as man of Rohan... wouldn't that be a sight (although the poor horse that must carry him!)?! I can't wait to see "The Avengers" next year, I hope it will be as good as "Thor".

As for my muse: Perhaps you already noticed, but she's still around and the boys are ready to go on another adventure, as well (very surprisingly after what I did to them in their last outing)! I hope you will enjoy it!

Best,
Katja

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 16 on 8/11/2011
Katzilla, so good that you were able to finish this wonderful story. I liked the final arrangements, I liked that the Eored trusted his captain and accepted the punishment. And, I liked Eomer's new maturity, that he is learning taking steps to become the greater King of the Mark. Very touching the end, the passing of the luck charm was very symbolic.
Thanks again and I really hope that you continue writing.


Author Reply: Hi Fantasia,

and thanks so much for your wonderful comment(s)! I'm happy to read that you agree with Elfhelm's decision, as I had quite a hard time to come up with it. And yes, …omer definitely learned a thing or two about responsibility on Halifieren (after all, if he wants to be a Marshal at 24, he still has a certain amount of growing up still to do).

The boys are already back for another outing, as you have perhaps already seen, and I hope you will enjoy this tale just as much!

Best wishes,
Katja

ElflingimpReviewed Chapter: 15 on 7/26/2011
Thanks Katzilla...that was great! and now I can breath again. LOL! Hugs The Imp

Author Reply: Hugs back, and thanks so much for letting me know your thoughts! I'm glad you enjoyed that, and I hope you will like the last chapter as well. I can barely believe that after all this time, I actually managed to complete this! :-)

Cheers,
Katzilla

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 15 on 7/26/2011
My, what a surprise, your muse allowed you to update!!! I'm so glad that they are OK, that rescue came at the end.

Just one thought, Bard is great, but he is risking doing exactly the same that Arnhelm did. I don't remember all the details (that is why I'm going to re-read the story right now) but I don't remember many of them confronting Arnhelm when he was harassing Eomer, so I would say that all of them are a little guilty as well. I think that I would have like it Arnhelm dead after this assault, I know that I didn't liked him at the beginning, but as the story developed I understood him, I do not approve what he did, but I understand. I could have giving him a death at battle, he was a good warrior and he regretted his action. Repressed grief is not a good companion to anyone. It could be dangerous when released. And Iím afraid of him receiving more contempt than understanding from the Eored and the King.

Waiting for more, thank you.


Author Reply: And here *is* more! ;-)

Yes, trust me that I was equally surprised to see that my muse allowed me to finally finish this (it was about TIME!!). I agree that Bard's temper is not easily disregarded; he just another perfect example of a headstrong, justice-loving Rohir! They all may have their faults, but still they are very obviously the good guys in this war.

As for the ťored not saying much against Arnhelm in that scene: I think they made clear that they were definitely not on the same page with their scout, but as their Captain was right there in the fray, they left it to him to set things right (although he failed).

Arnhelm was fun to write, I must say, and I agree that a death in battle would have been good for him, as well. Yet young …omer has still so much to learn that I dediced to let him live.

I hope you'll like this last chapter of the story, and while I will not promise anything, I will try to write down further adventures of this lovable bunch of riders. :-)

Very best wishes,
Katzilla

ElflingimpReviewed Chapter: 14 on 7/22/2011
Bema! You had to leave it there! I mean comon I am about to fall out of my seat here, have mercy PLEASE don't wait forever to update! Oh by the way that was excellent, LOL Hugs The Imp

Author Reply: Well, but this time, I was quick with my update, LOL!! Hopefully, my muse is willing to stay a little longer this time. Thanks so much for your kind words, I'm glad you're enjoying my story. :-)

Cheers,
Katzilla

AinarielReviewed Chapter: 14 on 7/21/2011
Another cliffhanger - you (and your muse!) have that down perfect! Glad to see another chapter up - and love that Eomer is getting a chance to show that while he is his father's son...he is not his father. I only hope that Arnhelm can see it as well.

Crack the whip! Get that muse working!! LOL... If it were only that simple, right? They are finicky beings, aren't they? Oh well, a good read is always worth the wait!

Author Reply: Hi Ainariel,

and thanks so much for your kind review! I did what you asked and cracked the whip, and guess what? IT WORKED!! I definitely hope I'll be able to bring this story to a quick end before my muse goes on vacation again, but right now, I'M definitely having fun with the characters.

Cheers,
Katzilla

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 14 on 7/21/2011
Katzilla, as always, it is a pleasure to read your stories. I'm sorry that your muse is not being helpful, but she made me mad that every time you update, she made you end each chapter with a cliffhanger and then, she withdraws your inspiration for months!!!, your muse is really a mean one!!!
Seriously, glad, again, that you are updating and I will wait patiently for more updates. As for this chapter, I liked to see the beginning of the warrior that Eomer will become one day.
Thanks for your kind words.

Author Reply: Hi Fantasia,

and thanks so much for your kind words! Trust me, I could wring that *** muse's neck for disappearing for months at a time, myself, but she's having her own battle to fight: my main interest has switched to photography for a while now, and this is a hobby that also takes up a lot of time. Most of the time, that muse is stronger, but I still want to not only finish this story, but also tell other adventures of that ťored (I've grown quite fond of them).

A nice idea also developed with Bard in the main role of the episode (since I saw THOR a few months back and liked it quite a lot, I think Chris Hemsworth in the Bard-role would be veeery nice!). So I'm still struggling, but I'm not beaten. :-)

Thanks for providing me with motivation to continue! (HUG)

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 13 on 12/16/2010
Glad to see you again! a long night is coming for those two.

Author Reply: Hi Fantasia,

I must sincerely apologize; it seems that these days, I get hardly anything done. :-( I'm struggling with my writing (as you - no doubt - have already noticed by my rare updates), but at least let me assure you that your comments mean the world to me! I am determined to see this through (even if it will take a while), and your warm words are the motivation that just might just get me through this story. THANK YOU!

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 12 on 8/18/2010
WOW!!! so glad that you are back....I almost shout very loud when I saw the update, a very bad idea because I'm at work.

What a great chapter. I was so happy when Eomer heard the horn signal back. What a great warrior he is and will be. He didn't ask for help for himself, but will do it for a hurt soldier, even one that he didn't like. Then, my enthusiasm got lower after hear that the eored won't help him soon and the possibilities of Orcs being around. Good that they found the other riders.

What a mess, grief can be so dangerous, when is never released and I donít see how warriors will release their grief in those times, unless they can kill whoever was responsible. I donít see that physiologist treatment was at hand in RohanÖ. I guess that Bema has giving Captain Arnhelm his punishment.

Please, update as soon, you know that I love your story and patiently wait for updates. Glad that you found your muse.


Author Reply: Likewise my apologies for not replying sooner to your wonderful comment. It gave me the extra-boost I needed to get my battle-weary muse into gear for the next chapter. I totally agree, grief can do dangerous things to a person's mind, and if this meets with hot-tempered and justice-loving youth, it can be an explosive mixture.

Thanks for staying with me!

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