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The Cusp of Victory  by Kara's Aunty 1 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 13 on 8/29/2010
The combination caused the Ring to burn off Frodo's finger? Ooh! This IS a surprise! And Sauron himself is now seeking to intervene!

Author Reply: Hello Larner,

yep. That finger was coming off one way or another, I'm afraid. I had envisioned that the Light of Eärendil mixed with Galadriel's water would burn the Ring with a deadly cold heat, corrupting it and making it constrict until ... well you get the idea. Bye bye finger. The fact that the Light in the Phial is part Silmaril seemed to support this, but I may or may not have stretched that a bit (or not stretched it enough - who knows?).

Sauron is not a happy bunny, it's safe to say. His 'telepathic' connection (or whatever it is) with the Nazgūl means he knows that Sam is the one who 'washed' his filthy gem, thus wounding it, and if he ever gets his hands on that hobbit ... oh, boy. That would be less than pretty ...

I'm pleased that Sam manages to keep surprising you! He's a wee gem of a character, just soldiering on, doing the best he can to save his Mr Frodo, and pulling one shocker out of his bag of tricks after another. They're all pretty desperate measures to him, and he's just reacting instinctively with whatever's available, but heavens! Isn't he resourceful?!

Thanks very much for R & R-ing, m'dear,

M ;)

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