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Pale-Faced Tark  by Canafinwe 8 Review(s)
RowanfairReviewed Chapter: 2 on 2/18/2017
I agree this story needed a closure (and I am looking forward to more about Thorongils whereabouts after having left Gondor behind...)

Great idea to decide for THAT price! Ive never been aware of the full history of this particular item! One can truly imagine the torture in having to part with a piece invaluable like that.

Thanks for coming back to the old man in reminding us that there will remain hope to find pure integrity and a kind heart even among enemies, always. I also appreciate, you allow Thorongil to reflect on his own part in a gruel history between two very different people.There is always two sides to a medal...

And, NO - I am NOT going to lament this time, about what you put your main character through ;-)))... getting used to it finally... :-)
Just hope for more (well - challenges, not necessarily suffering) ...

RowanfairReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/18/2017
I really enjoyed the way you shaped this chapter from a totally different point of view - an old man reflecting on the gruel habits of his own people. No wonder you managed a reward!

Beside - I like this different setting, giving some insight to the world beyond Anduin ( Tolkien never discovered that in detail).

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/3/2014
This moving and powerful story has haunted me since I first read it.

GoldenRemembranceReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/24/2013
How interesting! I would love to know more about how Aragorn stops going south and ends up heading north again. At this rate he will simply end up circumnavigating middle earth!

Author Reply: Thank you! Yes, he eventually accomplished what he sought out to do and turned north again. Maybe I'll write that one someday; it's an intriguing idea.

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/23/2013
I nearly missed this completion. I am so glad I saw it. The original story was excellent, but the additional chapter raises it to outstanding. It really teaches why Aragorn wanted to make a lasting peace after the war. Thank you.

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I've always found it very telling that he sued for peace with Harad, but not with Rhun. I'm delighted you liked this piece.

GoldenRemembranceReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/20/2013
Lovely as always! I look forward to any more chapters to come!
P.S. I don't know what it takes to post a chapter, so I won't beg for more by tomorrow, but I do look forward to more as soon as possible! :)

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I'll post the second part stat. Cheers!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/20/2013
We know that the one he has helped is the one who led those who slew the old man's sons; but there is hope here of a kind the old basket weaver barely remembers. A worthy thing the old man has done, and he shall know a reward he perhaps may never appreciate in this life....

Author Reply: Yes; and it is those unknown rewards that are often the greatest. Thank you as always for sharing your insight!

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/19/2013
Is this a rewrite of am earlier story. It seems familiar. As noted before you are very good with vivid imagery whether Arsgorn is hot or cold. Thank you.

Author Reply: I wrote it for Teitho years ago, but only just now got around to posting it here. I'm very pleased to know the imagery comes across well. Thank you so much!

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