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No One Remembers  by Canafinwe 12 Review(s)
RowanfairReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/19/2015
This world would be a better place, could only more of us remember such values...

Author Reply: I agree completely. Let us remember, at least.

walker-skyeReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/23/2011
you have a very fine sense of the connectedness between fathers and sons. As a therapist, I hear too many of the painful stories about family. Its good to read a story so full of love. thank you. I've now read all of your stories here on storiesofarda, and thoroughly enjoyed them. I look forward to more to come.

Author Reply: Thank you so very much. As someone who had the most loving father a child could wish for (though of course I wasn't a son...) I can only be humbly thankful for my good fortune. I'm delighted that the story rang true.

Author Reply: Thank you so very much. As someone who had the most loving father a child could wish for (though of course I wasn't a son...) I can only be humbly thankful for my good fortune. I'm delighted that the story rang true.

TanisReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/4/2010
This is the third of your stories I've found this evening here at Stories of Arda ... and not the first that had tears springing like rain to my eyes. What a wonderful gift you have for bringing your readers right into the story so we smell the gentle zepypher the study door has been left open to catch, feel Awen's pain as she tries to comfort her sometimes fathomless husband, and strain with her to bring him back from the precipice.

The lisping baby voice of Eldarion is exquisistely wrought as well, the hurtful fright of first feelings of wrath from his sire, his adorable thoughts on his parents coutiers and the time they make for him ... you make him real in a way few writers can bring to life a child, much less a child that young. And it is clear he is a pearl of great price merely by the way his little mind is shown to us.

I loved both the lonely, desolate Aragorn stories as well, and if you post elsewhere and have other stories as well, I'd love to know where to find them. May real life withdraw its hard hand from your door and leave you hours and hours free to write so we have more to read!

Tanis



Author Reply: What a beautiful review! I'm delighted to know that the story struck a chord, and that little Eldarion came across so well.

I also post at fanfiction.net, also under the name of Canafinwe. I'm finally up to writing again after my long absence.

LisaGReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/17/2010
Wow...how very true...everyone forgets the sacrifices made by the Dunedain. Who better than to tell the tale, than their beloved Chieftain...now King. A very heartfelt story...and I love the images you create in my head of little Eldarion with his Ada. :)

Author Reply: Thank you! I confess I adore the idea of Aragorn as the father of a toddler; it was great to explore it here.

MarethielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/13/2009
Oh, my. This is absolutely beautifully wrought.

The language is very careful, very... "right" is the best I can come up with. The feeling, the pathos is tangible in both Elessar in his misery and Arwen in her desire to ease his pain.

What a lovely, thoughtful story, Canafinwe. Thank you so much for sharing it.

~Marethiel

Author Reply: Thank you for your kind words! I especially appreciate your remarks about the language, as I tried to take particular care with this one. The feedback is very much appreciated!

RSReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/12/2009
Perfect story to post on Veteran's Day. There's a soft spot in my heart for all those who fought valiantly. And this story is so close to my heart. I can never tire of reading this. I'm glad you're posting your stories here.

Author Reply: Thank you so much! We're fortunate to have our own heroes to remember; those who fought for our liberty and our safety.

And of course, I'm glad you like the story!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/12/2009
And in the end these stories are more worthy of the men about whom they are told than all the lays in the world!

So likely!

Author Reply: Thanks! I do love the idea of Aragorn sharing (age-appropriate) tales of his adventures and experiences with his children.

EstelcontarReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/11/2009
I've told you this once before, but it bears repeating many times.

I love your most moving and poignant tale. I have always felt that the tragedy of Sarn Ford must have affected Aragorn powerfully exactly because he wasn't there to share the dangers with his men, and had at the time no time to mourn those who had fallen. You've given us a very convincing version of how he must have felt. You've also given us a most tender and satisfying portrayal of a loving and close relationship between Aragorn and your most wise Arwen, and between Aragorn and Eldarion.

And at last, but not at least, I really appreciated the tribute to the self-sacrificing lives of the Dúnedain of Arnor, who are, to my mind, the most overlooked and underappreciated characters in Tolkien's universe.

Author Reply: I agree absolutely, both about the loss of his men at Sarn Ford and the underappreciation of the Dunedain. Thank you for taking the trouble to review again: it's delightful to know that you like this story so well!

Mum's the WordReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/11/2009
Do not tell him of their deaths,’ Arwen said; ‘tell him of their lives. They were your folk, your kinsmen, your friends. Remember them that way, not merely as soldiers felled by a superior foe. Remember them with love, with joy and with pride, as the heroes of the Pelennor are remembered.’

Thus healing begins, and the memory never ends.

Thank you for this wonderful, deep story, Canafinwe!

And many thanks to our troops and veterans for paying the price for our freedom!

Author Reply: Many thanks indeed to the heroes of our own Age; those who have struggled and fallen, and who continue to do so, that we like the Shire-folk may enjoy our simple lives "free from care and fear"!

And thank you, "Mum", for your lovely words. The feedback is very much appreciated!

snarkyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/11/2009
Absolutely beautiful.

Author Reply: Thank you so much! You're most kind!

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