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

The Apology of Elrond  by Canafinwe 15 Review(s)
RowanfairReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/19/2015
a song of love... .

Author Reply: How beautifully put! Thank you.

SnehaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/4/2015
This was exquisite! So tender and deep. I have a lump in my throat now! Your writing is beautiful, so smooth and descriptive.

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I'm touched to know you thought so highly of it.

bookwormReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/23/2015
oh gosh you just killed all my feels.

Thank you, this was lovely and thoughtful and perfect.

Author Reply: Thank you so much! These wonderful characters...

MarianelReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/9/2014
Such a sensitive and insightful story of a boys and parents worries and I can understand Estels thoughts.Often when I read stories of you with a small or teenaged Estel in them I think of my own son and his worries.For a period they have been a bit of a similar character as Estels in some ways.But I assure you we dont have any secretive relatives of royal blod in my family hahaha!Thank you so much for a wonderful story!

Author Reply: Thank you so much! It's always lovely to know that my interpretation of children rings true, and never moreso than with this most important child. Poor Estel: it's not easy being fourteen under any circumstances, but his bewilderment about his parentage must only add to that. I'm so glad you liked the story.

tanisReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/11/2012
::insert deep sigh of awesome proportions here:: You do this to me every time I open a story of yours; steal my breath with both your prose and your wonderful insights, incite tears of joy (sometimes just over an exquisite turn of phrase, but often over the incredibly powerful emotions you evoke in each story), and leave me panting for more more more Canafinwe.

I went through nearly an entire box of tissues as Elrond slowly and on-so-deliberately (and exquisitely) drew out Estel's understanding of the unfathomable depths of love in all its many incarnations. Only after reading the story did the title of it sink in. You are my hero!

I was so delighted to find this story here - and posted recently, because I've been trying to track you down for permission to podcast some of your stories. It has become my new passion and I would dearly love to do this one, in addition to Beneath the Surface and Lonely Watches. If you would like a preview of something else I've done before agreeing, I'd be happy to send a snatch or two of a couple of different stories.

Author Reply: What a beautiful review. I'm humbled, and absolutely delighted that you thought so highly of it.

I'm afraid it was just about the last thing I posted before vanishing off the face of the internet! If you are still interested in doing the podcasts you absolutely have my permission. I would love to hear them if you do.

Kassy Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/19/2011
Such a beatiful story, touching and deep. I've read it a few times by now, but I'm still amazed! Keep writing!

Author Reply: Oh, you sweet thing! Thank you so much; I'm glad that it speaks to you.

Author Reply: Oh, you sweet thing! Thank you so much; I'm glad that it speaks to you.

KathurienReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/1/2011
Oh - what a gem! A beautiful story, having a deep impact... With no children ofmy own, it gives me a clue to one or two relationships I've marveled about-and still am in awe of, whwn I ponder them.
Thank You for sharing it!

Author Reply: You're so very welcome, and thank you for your kind words! I love to explore the relationship between Elrond and Aragorn, so I simply had to write this.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/11/2011
A worthy exercise in logic and love! The both of them needed this talk right then! Lovely to read this again.

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it, and I appreciate so much that you took the time to tell me!

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/10/2011
This is so beautiful, I have no words, Thank you

Author Reply: Thank you! It means so much to hear that. I'm delighted to know it spoke to you.

CairistionaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/10/2011
I enjoyed reading this at, and I think I enjoyed it even more as I re-read it here this morning. Such a poignant moment between foster son and foster father, believably told with wisdom and sensitivity. I love to think that Estel and Elrond had a moment like this to look back upon and to anchor them when darkness fell around them, and even between them. And of course, I love Elrond's recitation of Estel's strengths and why he loves each aspect of the young man.

Simply a beautiful vignette. I'm so glad you wrote it.

Author Reply: You're always so good to me. I'm so glad you liked this story; it was so lovely to write.

First Page | Previous Page | Next Page | Last Page

Return to Chapter List