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Murder Most Foul  by Larner 3 Review(s)
BranwynReviewed Chapter: 17 on 11/26/2011
I like Imrahil's son. Much like his father, isn't he? By this point in time, the entire deputation must be heartily sick of hearing what "everyone knows." When Berevrion asks if Danarion wore boots which would have left a distinctive footprint, I wondered if anyone had bothered to compare his boots with the plaster casts of the footprints. There is no way that a scrawny kid had feet as large as those of the actual murderer.

Author Reply: I rather like Erchirion as well.

They did compare the shoes confiscated from Jason, Damien, and Jessie to the two and a half footprints found at the site, and none of them matched. Nor did soil samples found in their shoes match the soil from the gully. But it didn't stop the police from continuing to focus their attention on the three or the prosecutors from continuing to seek to force the "evidence" to supposedly "support" their case.

Szepilona10Reviewed Chapter: 17 on 8/30/2011
Well, that was an interesting end to an interesting chapter! I hope you don't leave us hanging for long! Hanalgor is an awfully biased guard. I wouldn't want him presiding over my questioning!
God Bless!


Author Reply: I so agree, Szepilona. A most unsatisfactory set of circmstances led up to the convictions of these three youths!

SunnyReviewed Chapter: 17 on 8/30/2011
I can certainly understand why Erchirion got so angry at Vendrion's testimony here - especially when others in the audience described how he let Leverion get away with anything, anytime - and particularly when the guard used the boy's penchant for wearing the colors of the realm as being one good reason why he had to worship Sauron.
And Master Veredorn certainly made it quite clear which of Garestil's confessions was the true one without ever compromising his scribely impartiality. This certainly gives the reader an excellent feel for this character's personality!
As for Hanalgor - I see that Berevrion needed to give him very little encouragement to cause him to incriminate himself quite thoroughly. And the only thing he showed off her when he talked at such length about the Enemy and his work was his own prejudices, ignorance and sheer stupidity.
It is definitely not going to go well with those guards!!

Author Reply: Yes, prejudice and ignorance is the name of the game with these, unfortunately. How do you suppose they would fare in front of the King himself?

I found Veredorn someone I could respect, which isn't true of all the characters I've run into in the course of researching and writing this story, of course.

Thanks so, Sunny.

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