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The Rod and The Crown  by Linda Hoyland 8 Review(s)
LiannaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/11/2015
I had always assumed that Aragorn and Faramir had pre-planned Faramir's surrender of his office and Aragorn's refusal to accept it, but your solution is more elegant. And I like the idea of the two rods. The simple one, steeped in history, is so well suited to Faramir. Great chapter!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/6/2015
Ah! The perfect solution to the need--the original rod returned to the proper heir to the throne and Winged Crown. Yes, I can see this, although I was a bit disappointed that Hurin did not help in the search! Heh!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/5/2015
I love this so much. That final line is just perfect. Faramir is a noble and exemplary man, a perfect Steward for a noble and exemplary king.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/5/2015
A brilliant answer to this plot point Linda. I enjoyed every word and thank you for the nod!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/3/2015
I love this story. You've filled in the backstory of the rod, and the friendship of two remarkable men, just perfectly.

Author Reply: Thank you so much. I'm delighted that you enjoyed this.

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/1/2015
What a difference between Ecthelion and his son, Denethor! One was ready and eager to embrace the king when he returned, while the other only wanted to cling to power for himself and his descendants. On the other hand, Ecthelion and his future grandson, Faramir, have a lot in common!

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. You are so right about Ecthelion and Denethor. The next chapter is about Faramir.

Laikwal‚ssÍReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/1/2015
Ecthelion is a wise man. I like the relationship you picture here between Aragorn and him very much. You description of the splendid hall is si vivid. Thank you, Linda. Lai

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review.I'm pleased you enjoyed this.
I took much of the description from Tolkien.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/30/2015
I, too, have seen Ecthelion as recognizing Thorongil as the rightful King while Denethor dreads that this is so. To think of Aragorn having the White Rod offered him twice by two such honorable souls as Ecthelion and Faramir must have meant a good deal to him.

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review.It seems we think alike about Ecthelion.The next part is about Faramir.

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