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The Oliphaunt's Tale  by Branwyn 7 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/8/2012
Ah! Perfect indeed, Branwyn! I love that not all the oliphaunts died in the battle, and that there is hope that a few may find acceptance in Gondor, in Faramir's princedom of Ithilien! Wonderful!

Author Reply: Thank you so much! Ever since I first read the LOTR, I have worried about what happened to those poor oliphaunts. From what I read about elephants for this story, they are happiest if they can roam free in the forest part of the time, so Ithilien should be a good home for them.

Agape4GondorReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/5/2012
This is one of the most charming stories i've ever read. It has all of tge beauty of a Greyfriars Bobby, A Call of the Wild, and Lassie all rolled into one. Lily is now one of my favorite LOTR characters. Her courage, love, and fidelity are unparalleled. I love the ending!

Author Reply: Thank you so much for the lovely review! When I started writing this, I did some research on real-world "oliphaunts" and discovered that they are amazingly intelligent, empathetic, and loyal (to their own kind and sometimes to humans). I am sure that Lily and Belzagar found a happy home in Ithilien, along with the rest of the oliphaunts. :)

6336Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/29/2011
Oh, good. Sam will be so pleased to learn that at least one Oliphant survived!


Author Reply: I like to think that some of the others survived, poor things. Maybe Sam got to meet Lily. This story ends around the time of Aragorn's coronation, and Sam was in Minas Tirith then. :)
Thanks so much for reviewing!

BeeGeeReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/27/2011
Very well written, love the oliphaunt's POV. You could write a whole series on these OC's!

Author Reply: I am so glad that you liked the story. I do volunteer work with horses which helped with the POV since both are grazing, herd animals. Thanks so much for commenting!

ElflingimpReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/23/2011
That was a beautiful story! It was just perfect....Merry Christmas! Hugs The Imp

Author Reply: I am glad that you liked it! I always worried about what happened to those poor war Oliphaunts after the battle. Thanks for reviewing, and Happy New Year!

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/22/2011
This is a really sweet story. I never thought about the oliphaunts surviving the battle. I hope they all fared as well. You created vivid characters. Thank you.

Author Reply: Thanks so much for the kind review. I like to think that most of them survived and either found a home in Ithilien or made their way back to Harad eventually. :)

eilujReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/22/2011
Oh, you have discovered a unique fanfic idea! The OCs are already memorable.

I hope Sam Gamgee will be able to meet Lily.

Author Reply: Thank you so much for the kind review! I hadn't thought of Sam and Lily meeting, but that would be marvelous. She would trust and like him at once.

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