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The Heir Apparent  by Mirkwoodmaiden 6 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 18 on 4/10/2020
Ah, yes, there are stories to hear as well as lessons to be learned.

I am sorry that Elrond did not warn Arwen that Aragorn was leaving Imladris, but that she had the chance to bid him farewell in spite of that. And now he is home where he was born, reunited with the Man who knew him best as a small child, not counting his parents. Now to learn his place here.

Author Reply: Larner!

Elrond's pain is still fresh and some of his actions are not the best or most thought out. When we are in pain we often don't think clearly.

I thought he needed to know his uncle so he would have someone to come home to though he previously did not know any of it!


sueReviewed Chapter: 18 on 3/15/2020
What a great story. Its epic is worthy to stand beside LOTR - filling in the corners as the hobbits say. I have enjoyed it very much.

One 'bone' to pick. Gilgilath. That horse must be an old codger at 20! But he has been Estel's faithful Horse. He needs a soft retirement now.

Author Reply: Sue!

First I am so happy that you like it. "Its epic is worthy to stand beside LOTR"
*I blush* thanks!

Second, LOL yup I noticed that about Gilgilath as well. I could say as a cop-out answer that he is a Dunedain horse and therefore has a longer life. But truth be told he does need to be retired. Thanks for noticing! :-))


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/11/2005
Finally have finished, and am so glad I stayed with it. Look now for the epilogue.

One correction--several places you use "LEAD" when you mean "LED." There were a few other homonyms similarly misused, but this one, for some reason, is one that disturbs me (ALOT is another misuse of language that grates on me).

The story is lovely, and love the family dynamics shown. Also the awareness in this chapter of the approach of Gandalf and Aragorn's natural defensive behavior which is relaxed when reassured the newcomer is known after all.

And I love how Erethrain has waited so long to hear "Uncle" from his nephew, and his joy when it comes.

Thanks for a wonderful tale.

Author Reply: Larner!

That's so much for reading it! I really came to love Erithain and just thought being the kind of person Erithain was, this separation would have sat heavy on his heart even after a few years had past. I wanted to bring them together again.

I have got to watch those spelling and usuage mistakes!!! Grrrr!

Author Reply: Or rather "usage" mistakes. Geez!! LOL!

grumpyReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/2/2005
What a great story, from beginning to end. I love how you wrote all the characters, from the Dunadan, to the Elves. Your Estel, was wonderful to read. It is good that he has returned to the rangers. I loved his reunion with his uncle Erithain. Thanks for the good read.

Baggins BabeReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/2/2005
At last Aragorn is reunited with his beloved uncle. All those years of waiting and longing on Erithain's part have now been rewarded. Also delighted to see Gandalf again - how lovely that he should be there with some encouragement at this difficult time in Aragorn's life.

Lovely, MM - and you have to admit, I review much more speedily than some I could mention! :-))

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/1/2005
I was so glad to see this tonight. What a nice finish to the story and nice start to the new part of Aragorn's life.

Author Reply: Daw!

I'm glad that you liked the story. The chapter is a bit shorter than usual but it just felt finished as I typed the last line. There were other things I could have included, but I decided against them. So glad you liked it!


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