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|Holding Back the Flood by shirebound||387 Review(s)|
|PSW||Reviewed 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*
|PSW||Reviewed 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*
|PSW||Reviewed 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. :)
|PSW||Reviewed 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. :)
|KathyG||Reviewed 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.
|PipMer||Reviewed 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 Hoyland||Reviewed 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!
|GamgeeFest||Reviewed 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 Hoyland||Reviewed 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 Maethor||Reviewed 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.