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Oaths of Allegiance  by Linda Hoyland 10 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 2/17/2019
Oh, but I am so glad that you revisited the first story in such a way! Aragorn is right, and particularly for Aragorn's acceptance of the oaths of his new lords--and Faramir in particular. It is time, and past time, for Faramir to serve with a love that is requited from his own Lord.

Author Reply: Thank you. I'm pleased you agree with Aragorn.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/17/2019
It was good to read this once again. And I love how the last two promises of the Lord receiving the oath have been reversed, so that the greatest importance is that fealty will be met with love.

Author Reply: Thank you, I'm pleased you enjoyed re-reading and the revised oath.

quodamatReviewed Chapter: 2 on 2/16/2019
I love this. What a difference a change in emphasis makes!

Author Reply: Thank you so much.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 2 on 2/14/2019
This is *squealing with glee* brilliant Linda.
And a happy birthday to Larner too!

Author Reply: Thank you so much.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 2 on 2/14/2019
Aragorn regarded him with a steely gaze. “Why should the wording not be changed? Does it make the oath less binding?”

“No, my lord, but it goes against tradition and protocol!”

I like this very much. Aragorn has a mind of his own, and won't cling to old ways just because they're old.

Author Reply: Thank you so much.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/15/2013
Oh, thank you so very much, Linda! I am thrilled! Oh, yes, this day he received the honor he ought to have received so many years ago, and openly displayed for all to see. How different his place now than it was then! And I rejoice that Aragorn descended from the throne to meet Faramir on his own ground, as it were. And the thoughtfulness of the cushion shows so much of the new King's character as well as the care he offers those who swear fealty with him!

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed this story and my vision of these two very special men.

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/14/2013

Very touching story; one that made me smile very widely at the end. Faramir is truly coming into his own; though at a tragic cost.

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed this little story and that it made you smile.

MusicDreamer7Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/14/2013
So beautiful. I couldn't stop grinning as I read the second half of this Linda. I really couldn't. It's such a shame Faramir's father couldn't see the wonderful man his youngest son truly was. Always makes me sad. You captured the sorrow and longing Faramir must have always felt beautifully

I loved that Eowyn was in nearly the exact place Boromir had been years later. Sweet little detail.

*smiles some more*

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed this and it made you smile.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/13/2013
The Steward knew, though, that there were many within the Realm whose first loyalties were to the House of Húrin. It was important that they see that he freely swore fealty to his new lord.

So wise! I love the ending of this story. Faramir's heart needed to heal as surely as his body did.

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review . I'm delighted you enjoyed my story.I'm sure Aragorn's kindness helped Faramir to heal.

FiondilReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/13/2013
A very interesting look at two pivotal moments in Faramir's life and the difference in which his oaths were received by Denethor and Aragorn. Well done, Linda. I enjoyed this very much.

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review and kind words. I'm delighted you enjoyed my story and found it interesting.

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