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The Heir Apparent  by Mirkwoodmaiden 5 Review(s)
NurayyReviewed Chapter: 8 on 4/24/2021
Oh my I knew it that it would happen. But that doesn't make it any easier. You pulling at the emotions with your writing.

Author Reply: Nurayy!

Sorry that I didn't have a chance to respond earlier! That was a rough chapter to write! Such heart-rending grief. Glad that you liked this chapter.

Hope you are well!



LarnerReviewed Chapter: 8 on 3/23/2020
All three showed courage in this fight. Alas for the death of Arathorn. Now Gilraen's brother must fulfill his oath to Arathorn.

Author Reply: Larner!

I remember this was a really hard chapter to write because of what had to happen in it. Everybody's life was going to change so much because of what had to happen. I really tried to stay true to what I thought each character was going through. In the end I think it did turn out really well.

Thanks for taking the time to write. It really means a lot.


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 8 on 11/7/2005
No, I don't mind the AU elements at all. Just wish I'd had more time to read it as it was written and first posted.

A couple typos, but not too bad (and as we ALL have typos on occasion I ain't complaining). Interesting reason for why Aragorn went then, and for them to have the chance to say goodbye as well.

Author Reply: Larner!

Don't even think about when you started reading my story! I'm just glad that you are now enjoying so much now!

I thought hard about the AU elements and they just seemed to work well with the story as I was writing it! You just can't have a heartfelt conversation with an arrow in the eye! Only a bit distracting! ;-)

Dreaded typos, Y'know you can real something a hundred times and still not catch everything. My MA Dissertation was the same way! I think two other than myself read the darn thing and still I see typos! Grrr! :-))


Eruanneth_LuinReviewed Chapter: 8 on 6/29/2005
Even though I knew it was coming, the pain of Aragorn and Gilraen losing father and husband to an orc arrow was a severe blow. Acquainting the boy with the twin elves who would be his closest friends and mentors during his early years was an especially nice touch. Having to give up the ones dearest to your heart for their safety would be difficult at best; but being specifically targeted for destruction by the Enemy sometimes makes a tough decision necessary.

Author Reply: Eruanneth_Luin

I realised I had never responded to your review! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review!

I thought that if Aragorn had faces around him that he knew from Fornost it would make the transition a little easier.

>being specifically targeted for destruction by the Enemy sometimes makes a >tough decision necessary.

Arathorn does what he needs to do, cost him what it may.


daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 8 on 10/1/2003
Another great chapter. This was all rendered very realistically from several points of view. I could see why people did what they did and was really moved by Arathorn's death.

Author Reply: Thanks Daw!

It wasn't an easy chapter to write and I think it turned out well. :-)


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