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In the Court of the High King  by Dreamflower 12 Review(s)
KathyGReviewed Chapter: 4 on 12/23/2021
I love strawberry pie! I wish I could have some!

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/2/2011
I love this word, 'gentrified'. hehehehehe

And I should have known there would be recipies!

Author Reply: "Gentrified" is a fun word. Frodo did it to Sam, and now Denny and Rolly are in the same boat...

If ever I can get them in, I will, you know I will, LOL!

KittyReviewed Chapter: 4 on 8/6/2010
To see the whole house adapted to their size and their cook instructed not to be offended when they want to cook themselves should make a good impression on the hobbits. I'm sure at this rate they will feel at home soon.

Having Rolly and Denny sitting with Menelcar, who knows more about hobbits than the average Gondorian and even has visited the Shire before was a good idea. I'm sure it helped them to be more at ease during the feast (if they need more than good food for that, that is ;-))

Author Reply: Well, of course Aragorn and Faramir would do everything in their power to make sure that the hobbits would be comfortable; after all, they are all of them friends and kin to the four hobbits of the Fellowship!

And yes, having Menelcar around is also going to be good for the hobbits!

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 4 on 7/16/2010
It is very enjoyable to see Aragorn's court through Hobbit eyes. I imagine similiar bathtubs.I'm always forgetting the Standing Silence and admire those who remember!

Author Reply: Yes-- I have this kind of "Roman" idea of Gondor, in a way, and so I think of them as having sort of "bathing pools" rather than the sort of "bathtubs" that are described in the Shire. (The ones at Crickhollow were of copper!)

I try to remember about the Standing Silence. But sometimes it's hard to remember all the details, especially when they interrupt the flow of story!

SoledadReviewed Chapter: 4 on 7/13/2010
This chapter made me hungry... ;)

Loved the Hobbit women's common sense... not believing everything they're told indeed! *g*

Author Reply: Doesn't that feast sound delicious? I love Gode Cookery! It's such a great site!

Mistress Poppy is quite the embodiment of "hobbit-sense", isn't she?

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 4 on 7/12/2010
It's wonderful to see Menelcar again! And the thought that the Royal Kitchens have hobbit-sized pots and pans is just lovely.

Author Reply: One of the things I have been looking forward to in this story is having a chance to write Menelcar again! Of course as Court Bard, he'd have a good deal to do with entertaining at feasts. And as one of the few Big Folk in Gondor who has a previous experience with hobbits before the War, he'd also be needed to help with the hobbits!

(And there will be a couple of other familiar faces in future chapters!)

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: 4 on 7/9/2010
What a delightful chapter! I enjoyed Poppy's advice to not take everything the Big Folk say at face value - after all, nothing beats plain hobbit sense. Enjoyed also seeing the feast through Denny's and Rolly's eyes, most especially their discussion on naming rooms. The food certainly sounds delicious.

Author Reply: Yes, Mistress Poppy is definitely going to be weighing up her own experience against the practices of the Southerners!

I had fun using them as POV characters-- I hope to give them, and Mosco and Jolly a bit more to do in this story than they had in R2E!

The Gode Cookery site is just filled with marvelos ideas for fancy feasts! And most of it is pefectly delicious!

VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: 4 on 7/9/2010
"hobbit-sized pots and pans" - Now, I wonder, would they be bigger or smaller than human-sized pans? ;-)

Lovely chapter, I particularly enjoyed the errand boy and the minstrel.

BTW, what period of recipe? I looked at the link, but it didn't give a date.

Author Reply: I think the capacity of the pans might have been about the same, but the size of the handles and so forth would be meant for small hobbit hands to handle.

Most of the recipes were 14th and 15th c. It didn't give a date for the feast as a whole, but if you look at most of the individual recipes, you will see the "originals" before the redaction, and it will give the source. Some for example were from the The Goodman of Paris (Le Ménagier de Paris). A Treatise on Moral and Domestic Economy by A Citizen of Paris (c. 1395). Others were from other sources, but from a similar timespan.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 4 on 7/9/2010
Great feast! And good to see Menelcar again.
Although the two hobbits had never seen him before, he made the feel more comfortable among the Big Folk.

And that song! I just love it :-)

Author Reply: Yes. Menelcar will probably be showing up sometimes in this story! And you are right-- his previous knowledge of the Shire and hobbits helped him to relate to them!

Thank you!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 4 on 7/9/2010
Rolly is doing right well, I would say! Am glad that he found himself reacting so to the song about the Travellers! Wonderful!

Author Reply: I'm hoping to give Rolly and Denny somewhat larger roles in this story! And the story of what the other hobbits went through has to be very moving.

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