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Dreamflower's Mathoms III  by Dreamflower 6 Review(s)
ShemyazaReviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/25/2014
Such a lovely story and evocative of everything that had gone past. A fitting tribute to Fiondil and his stories. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm very glad you liked it!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/22/2014
I love this, and look forward to Legolas once again leaving footprints among those mortals he befriends. Certainly he will know the joys associated with the footprints they leave in his heart!

Author Reply: Yes; I am looking forward to seeing what Legolas finds to contribute to the effort being made in Wiseman. I'm sure that Fiondil has something planned!

(And I'm glad you picked up on my footprint metaphor! Thank you!)

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/14/2014
More than anyone the Elves would know the peril of loving and losing so many, and if their hearts were open to such inevitable wounds they would know best the wisdom that it was better to love and lose than never to love at all. A touching story.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Well, some Elves would. We are told so often that most Elves kept themselves aloof from mortal affairs--probably for fear of the pain of losing their hearts. But some were able to overcome that, and Legolas was one of them. (Finrod was another; and I think probably a lot of the Elves of Rivendell would know of the value of mortals, simply from the example Elrond set.)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/11/2014
Should he risk his heart once more, seeking acquaintance and friendship among these frail mortals

What an exquisitely-worded dilemma. Once an Elf's heart has been wounded by intimate friendship with mortals, I doubt he or she is ever quite the same again.

Author Reply: *nods* Exactly. And I think this is something Legolas well knows; that each friendship will be different, and each wounding a fresh one, and each heartbreak will last forever, and he has to consciously decide if it is worth it--and his courage is when he goes on to decide: Yes, it is always worth it to risk love.

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/11/2014
How very lovely! I have been enjoying the series and wondered if we would see much of Legolas. I think it is great that you posted this story to honor Fiondel. Both of you are wonderful writers capable of evoking great themes and our love of the characters. Thank you.

Author Reply: I've always enjoyed it as well, and was pleased to see "our" Legolas among those who came to Wiseman. I've always thought that the bravest thing Legolas did was not in killing orcs or shooting at Nazgul, but in allowing himself to love and befriend mortals even though he knew they'd break his heart one day, through no fault of their own.

6336Reviewed Chapter: 13 on 1/10/2014
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.


Author Reply: Exactly. And the venturing is harder when one already knows there will eventually be pain; but it's worth it anyway.

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