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Holding Back the Flood  by shirebound 387 Review(s)
PSWReviewed Chapter: 12 on 10/19/2016
I've been reading through this again, and am reminded of how much I really liked this one. And then I come across 'Don't get your foot hair in a frazzle.' :-P Nice....

Author Reply: Thank you so much for re-reading! That line is actually my favorite in the whole story. *beams*

PSWReviewed Chapter: 19 on 11/11/2015
And, a good ending! Enjoyed this story, it was fun to see the Fellowship interact before they were all on the road in danger. :-) Thanks for writing!

Author Reply: I'm so happy you enjoyed this. *beams*

PSWReviewed Chapter: 17 on 11/11/2015
Ha! This chapter was fantastic -- Boromir so confused, and the hobbits (and the rest of them, really) like herding cats... :-P And 'do not mistake innocence for ignorance.' Yes, I like that...

Thanks for writing!

Author Reply: Thank you! It's such fun to write humorous banter (and hobbit logic) into encounters with the Big Folk. They're so easily confused. :)

PSWReviewed Chapter: 14 on 11/10/2015
*Sigh* I have to go to bed now -- I was trying to finish, but it's not going to happen. But, I just wanted to say I am really enjoying this story! I like your take on Legolas and Gimli here -- is a nice approach to think they might have started to get to know each other and get along before the Fellowship headed out. As usual, Aragorn is fantastic :-), and I do like Sam to get his time in the sun, as it were -- I think he's my favorite hobbit, though they do all have their charms...

Thanks for writing!

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I love true "fellowship" stories, even if at this time they hadn't quite formed their bonded group yet. It was nice to give Sam so much attention for a change... usually he's the caregiver, or quiet helper of the group. :)

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 19 on 4/21/2014
I just love this story! I loved it on Fanfiction.net, and I love here, too.

You should write more Sam H/C stories! I love reading them. =)


Author Reply: My apologies for such a late response to your review, Kathy! I just discovered your kind comments for this final chapter. I absolutely loved writing this story, and am really happy you enjoyed it so much.

PipMerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/5/2010
I have been reading last year's MEFA winners, and have just now started reading this. Great beginning, Janet! I know you finished this awhile ago, but I thought I'd leave you a drive-by review :)

Author Reply: Many thanks, Pip! I hope you enjoy the story. It was a real challenge to write, and great fun to let it unfold.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 18 on 5/22/2010
What a lovely description of the feast. I felt as if I were there! The candles must have looked stunning and the tables.I'm pleased Aragorn could be present this time.

Author Reply: Thank you, Linda. I spent a lot of time trying to picture that feast hall, and what it might have been like. Aragorn deserved to be present at *one* feast, at least!

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: 19 on 3/16/2010
Finally got to finish this! I love Pippin betting Merry over who will win the horse race, and Frodo slipping Pippin the basket while he was otherwise distracted. :D I also love that the crystal found its way back to the Fellowship, and lifted their hearts during a dark time. This is a great finale to a wonderful tale!


Author Reply: Thank you very much. I didn't know all the details about how I would wrap up the story until I started writing this chapter. So pleased you enjoyed it! :D

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 17 on 2/11/2010
A lovely chapter.I loved the way you showed events through Boromir's eyes.

Author Reply: Thank you. This was a fun chapter to write.

Edhel MaethorReviewed Chapter: 19 on 2/6/2010
This story is amazing! I have been following it since the beginning.

By the way, I've been working on some stories and I am looking for a beta (I think that is what it means when you need someone to look over my stories for errors) and your stories have been amazing and awesome and I was hoping that you could be my beta? If not, that's fine. I can find someone else.

Keep up the great work and I look forward to more stories from you!

Edhel Maethor "Elf Warrior"

Author Reply: Thank you, Edhel. I'm really happy you enjoyed this story! I feared it would be my last, due to ongoing wrist problems, but another (small) one has been percolating slowly. Regretfully, I can't beta stories as I have to restrict my typing and computer time.

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