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Adventures of an Éored: Midsummer  by Katzilla 17 Review(s)
Sue CookeReviewed Chapter: 10 on 3/16/2018
How tragic! I'm crying - please let Eomer and Stormwing survive. A run like that could burst a horses heart.

MattReviewed Chapter: 10 on 3/16/2018
Really great chapter. ending a huge surprise which is a compliment to your writing. Thanks for your obviously work on this. Looking forward to what comes next.

MattReviewed Chapter: 9 on 3/11/2018
Great set of two chapters. One kind of has to know Eomer is going to be OK when he takes his risky move even though one wonders at penalties for taking known risks that endanger others (including in the Rohirim's case, the horses) but a very fun read all the same. Thanks loads for your hard work on these two chapters. Looking forward to the next installment.

Author Reply: Thanks for your feedback. Yes, that was a risky move, but somehow, Éomer needs to earn his reputation of a willful, reckless young man, right? As for penalties: that descent from the hill is a legitimate alternate route for the daring rider, so they couldn't very well punish him for using it. The Great Race is not known as the hardest race in the Mark for nothing, although they would of course still try to keep their horses safe.


Reviewed Chapter: 9 on 3/9/2018
Wow, so much suspense packed in this chapter! Already devoured it and eagerly waiting for the next one!

Author Reply: Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you like... and now the next chapter is up. :-)


Sue CookeReviewed Chapter: 8 on 3/3/2018
oh,oh,oh so exciting. You write SO well. I saw that a new chapter was up and pounced on it like a greedy child, then stopped. I decided to save it for later and savor it like a forbidden treat. Hooray for Godric! I'd certainly want him by MY side in any battle. Was Eomer foolish to stop? we'll see. Anxiously awaiting the next chapter.

Author Reply: Thank you, Sue! I'm happy to read that you enjoy this. Yes, Godric is certainly someone who knows which the important things in life are, isn't he? That's what I like about the Rohirrim, they've got their priorities right.


Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 3/3/2018
Another great chapter! Keep it up, the horse lords' story deserves to be told in full!

Author Reply: Thank you, I'm doing what I can. :-)

MattReviewed Chapter: 7 on 3/1/2018
Nice job on this chapter. Really liked the interactions between Eomer and Eowyn. Even the wake-up scene was fun. Looking forward to the next chapter whenever it arrives.

Author Reply: Hi Matt,

thanks for the feedback. I enjoy writing about Éomer and Éowyn, all the more as Éowyn is not your typical princess, but quite a tomboy. Adding to that the hard circumstances under which the siblings had to grow up, I find it a fascinating to think up little scenes between them.


Camp6311Reviewed Chapter: 7 on 2/12/2018
I'm thoroughly enjoying this story so far and can't wait to read about the big race! You have captured the Rohiriam culture so well, and your knowledge of horses must come from actual experience.

Author Reply: Hi Camp,

thanks for reviewing! I'm happy to hear that you find my describtion of the Rohirrim authentic and I hope that the race will be to your liking, as well.

I am very flattered to read that you think that I must have actual riding experience to write this, but that is actually not the case. I always liked horses, but strangely, I never felt the desire to take riding lessons. Go figure. ;-)

MattReviewed Chapter: 6 on 1/31/2018
A little (necessarily) forced given that this is a story but a nice job of building a reconciliation all the same. Thanks for your hard work on this, looking forward to the next installment.

Author Reply: HI Matt,
thanks for the review. Well, what Théodred achieved so far was of course only implement his idea in Thorvald's brain... whether the man actually follows through will be written on an altogether different page (yet not within this story).


MattReviewed Chapter: 5 on 1/25/2018
Really great story. I've been around SoA for a long time but don't necessarily remember this fic from before. In any case, the five chapters now up are great reading and I hope your creative outburst will continue a few more. Thanks loads for your hard work on this, looking forward to future installments.

Author Reply: Hallo Matt,

and thank you for your feedback! To tell the truth, there wasn't much of a story when I posted the first chapter back in 2011, and it is only now that scenes start playing out in my mind, leading me to quite a different place than I had originally anticipated (but isn't that the case most of the times?).

I have been asking myself whether the fandom changed in those over seven years since I've last been here (most of the readers I found with my other stories seem to have left it), or whether the lack of feedback is the fault of my writing ("If you can't say anything nice, say nothing at all..." )... or perhaps it is the fact that I'm making rather generous use of OC characters in this story, which might not be to everybody's taste.

Oh well, I see how it goes, as it seems impossible now to hold the flood back. This story will get finished!


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