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The Prisoner and The Hobbit  by Dreamflower 3 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 1/30/2012
I love the correspondence already! Dear, dear Bilbo!

Author Reply: Bilbo is truly a dear old soul!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/24/2011
I loved Bilbo's confusion as to how to address a letter to Sauron. Dear Mr. Sauron indeed! And Bilbo's comparison of addressing Sauron to addressing Lobelia is priceless!

I couldn't remember which language the Dunedain spoke at home; did Tolkien clarify that they too used Westron as their primary language? I'm not disputing it; just too lazy to check out the appendices. The idea that the Elves of Rivendell had a Sindarin primer for the instruction of their Dunedain fosterlings makes sense, too.

And I love the bit where Bilbo confesses that he is the author of that early incarnation - very early - of the Earendil saga. I always liked that early version, it's got such a jolly rhythm; and one could definitely say a hobbity style.

And I don't believe for one second that Sauron is as harmless as an old toothless cat! This is the guy who let himself come to Numenor as a chained captive and ended up co-ruling the place. Of course, the Valar are supposedly less corruptible than the Numenoreans, but there was Melkor, and all those Maiar who followed him...Still, I think that Sauron is trying to reform, repend, make amends, at least as much as he is capable of doing so. Only time, and probably lots of it, will tell how far that repentance will go...

Author Reply: That's Bilbo for you! *grin*

I am not sure what JRRT said about the languages the Dunedain used at home, perhaps I am influenced by fanon, but I imagine them as using Westron and perhaps Adunaic among themselves as "speaking" languages (and if they were traveling among and trading with people like those of Bree, Westron would be quite necessary) but learning Sindarin during their schooling as a language that an educated person should know.

I'm glad you liked that little confession, LOL!

I don't believe he's harmless either, although he may feel that way sometimes. But I've no idea what he will come up with next, for that's Pande's part of the story and I will be as surprised as the next person!

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/19/2011
I have been reading this wonderful tale on another site. I am so glad that you are posting here so I can review. This is Outstanding Work! Character development is superb. I am very eager to see what we all learn.

You authors are among my favorites (with Surgical Steel) for the quality of your universes.

Thank you so much.

Author Reply: Thanks! I had waited to post here until I was sure it was okay with my co-writer. Pandė was fine with it, so then I had to figure out the formatting. SoA does not support the sorts of fiddling with fonts that we'd done at the other site (and even there it is complicated, so that she had to deal with that!), so I had to figure out a different way to set the letters apart from the rest of the story. My solution was not ideal, but has the virtue of simplicity.

I'm so glad that you like our work, and will pass on to my co-author your kind comments.

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