Stories of Arda Home Page
About Us News Resources Login Become a member Help Search

First Impressions  by Suzelle 8 Review(s)
Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/4/2009
Well written vignette of Aragorn's arrival in the city that the sons of Elendil built. I love the evolution of his impression from awe at the ancient city seen in pictures to hope in a place that holds his kindred and will one day be his.

Author Reply: Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed this! =)

InzilbethReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/4/2009
Oh lovely! Yes it must have been a big shock for Aragorn to come to Minas Tirith. We can be sure he had never seen anything like it in his life before, but how wonderful that the ordinary people are already making him feel at home. Very well done.

Author Reply: It's funny how by this point Aragorn had seen so many places and sights, but there's still nothing quite like this. Thank you so much for your kind words! =)

Agape4GondorReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/4/2009
Wow - that's what I think Aragorn might have said, had he been from this time.... and that is what I say!

Very nicely done. I love the thought of the White Tower causing his breath to be taken away. I really, really believe it was an awe-inspiring sight. And the loneliness - yes, indeed. The small grief over the lack of 'being' in such a vast city.... And, of course, the meeting.

Again, well written. Nicely thought out. Thanks for sharing!

Author Reply: Thank you so much for your kind words!! I can imagine the White Tower would have been an awe-inspiring sight to anyone, even those of us who live nowadays with so many skyscrapers. I'm glad you enjoyed this!

WinterrainReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/3/2009
I enjoyed this story; I thought the woman was a nice touch. She's very, very close to being a typical kind old lady, but she never quite gets there- she seemed as real to me as the rest of the story.

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm glad she seemed real to you! =)

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/3/2009
I enjoyed this very much. i can well imagine Aragorn would feel rather lost in such a vast City at first.

Author Reply: Thank you so much for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed it! =)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/3/2009
A worthy legacy, this! And am so glad someone sought to aid him.


Author Reply: Thank you! And yes, it's nice to think that even in such a large city, there are those who'd be willing to help complete strangers =).

EstelcontarReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/2/2009
A most enjoyable take on Aragorn's first viewing of Minas Tirith.

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it =).

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/2/2009
"These are your people..." What a realization! This is a nice scene; you make it easy for us to experience this along with Aragorn.

Author Reply: *blushes* Thank you so much for your kind words! =)

Return to Chapter List