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The Lord of Gifts  by shirebound 16 Review(s)
MirkwoodmaidenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/30/2019

I love this little ficlet. I can really see this scene happening in Rivendale at the start of the quest. You can feel that the interaction between Aragorn and Frodo is just starting but there is a wonderful sense of trust already forming between the two. Very enjoyable.


Author Reply: Thank you so much! I'm delighted that this scene rings true for you. Sometimes small moments between people can reveal so much.

PSWReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/10/2015
A library with a fire and a big chair to sleep in -- I'm pretty sure there'll be a spot like that in heaven ... ;-)

The scene in Bree where Aragorn says to the hobbits that he hoped they might trust him for himself because others often did not -- not with his 'rascally look':-P -- is probably one of my key scenes which cemented my mental picture of Aragorn. His humor, his 'Ranger looks', his handling of situations... I loved his character from that moment. And of course Frodo did decide to trust him, because he was already wise in the ways of relating to people ...

Enjoyed, thanks for writing!

Author Reply: I loved that scene too, because it tells us so much about Aragorn and his prior experiences with mistrustful people. The Rangers were so unappreciated and unthanked... at least in fanfic we can give them their due!

Thank you very much for reading and reviewing. :)

obsidianjReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/12/2011
Oh, I love this. It is such a heartwarming scene. Friendship and trust really are rare commodities. I like your Frodo and Aragorn. They sound true.

Author Reply: Thank you! I love writing scenes that show Frodo and Aragorn's friendship developing.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/18/2010
JUst lovely! I adore your Aragorn stories.

Author Reply: Thank you very much. I'm rather insatiable when it comes to the Frodo - Aragorn friendship, and all the small moments the Professor let us imagine for ourselves.

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/30/2010
There are many gifts that Sauron will never know nor understand. A sweet little scene between the two new friends.

Author Reply: Thank you. I love these gentle, quiet moments.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/21/2010
This is so sweet! I love the image of Frodo curled up with a good book, sleeping by the fire. And I love the friendship here and Aragorn's disavowal of his childhood pranks. One of Frodo's spiritual gifts was discernment of spirits and here that is recounted well. Indeed the one that called himself Lord of Gifts would never know again such love as he had abandoned when he had forsaken his Creator. Frodo is much more aptly named that. Thanks, my dear! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: I love the image of Frodo curled up and sleeping in front of a fire, especially if one of his dear friends is there to watch over him.

Frodo is much more aptly named that.

Oooh, I like that. Thank you, Antane.

LisaGReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/20/2010
Loved the short I also wonder if there's a book in Elrond's library about Aragorn! The mention of a young Aragorn stuck in the bell tower pretending to be Earendil was hysterical!

Author Reply: Thanks, Lisa. It was fun thinking up an escapade for young Aragorn that would make Frodo smile.

grumpyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/19/2010
Loved this story, Frodo looking for books on the Dunadain. Got a good laugh when Aragorn told him not to believe any story about a boy who stole Elrond's circlet and climbed a tower, and had to be rrescued. Made my evening!

Author Reply: Thanks, Grumpy! :)

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/18/2010
Ah, lovely! A nice smile, while on my way to bed.

(And why do I suddenly see Isildur looking very much like Boromir, in my mind's eye? Of course, Frodo found quite a likeness between Aragorn and Boromir, didn't he?)

Author Reply: Glad this made you smile!

And... Happy Birthday!!

utfrogReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/17/2010
Lovely story and a valuable lesson to us all.

Author Reply: Thank you very much.

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