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Danger in Ithilien  by Linda Hoyland 31 Review(s)
Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 6 on 4/13/2016
A harrowing dramatic scene. Pain and trauma are not easily healed. Nice to see the bond between Aragorn and Faramir confirmed again...

Author Reply: Thank you. I'm pleased you enjoyed the bond between our heroes.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 6 on 4/12/2016
Pain, unfortunately, is as common as joy within this world. Aragorn gives Faramir good counsel.

Author Reply: Aragorn is very wise. Sadly as we live in Arda marred,pain is common to us all.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 6 on 4/11/2016
p.s. I, too, am concerned for the mare, though as a descendant of the Mearas I expect she may be more intelligent than the Men who have taken her. And I want to see Legolas capture the brigands, and see them get their just deserts!

(All in good time. Glad to see you posting this.)

Author Reply: I;m hopeful for the mare too as she is very bright. You are most welcome.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 6 on 4/11/2016
"Only the Valar could answer that question," said Aragorn. "Since Melkor wove discord in the Music that created Arda, Men and Elves have suffered as have all living creatures. Why did the innocent perish with the guilty when the great wave engulfed Númenor? Why was my lady's mother put to such torment? I trust that when we pass beyond the circles of Arda that the One will make all things plain to us. Until then, all we can do is comfort one another and hold fast to love and to loyalty and fighting for what is right."

This is a lovely, hopeful sentiment. I love the tender care the King shows for his friend.

Please be sure to add author's notes at the end, when you're done posting, so that I can look up the other stories you refer to?

Author Reply: Thank you. I love writing caring Aragorn. Which other stories are you interested in? Web of Treason is one Aragorn refers to where Faramir cares for him, as he does in Shadow and Thought.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 6 on 4/10/2016
Why did the innocent perish with the guilty when the great wave engulfed Númenor? Why was my lady's mother put to such torment? I trust that when we pass beyond the circles of Arda that the One will make all things plain to us. Until then, all we can do is comfort one another and hold fast to love and to loyalty and fighting for what is right.

What beautiful and loving words. This is a special friendship indeed.

Author Reply: Thank you so much. I love to write about this wonderful friendship.

ConquistadoraReviewed Chapter: 5 on 1/28/2016
With all these angry heroes on their trail, I doubt those miscreants will get away with it!

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I would not like to be in the miscreants' shoes!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 5 on 9/30/2015
"You need to take rest yourself, my lord," Beregond insisted.

"You would order me, Captain?" There was a dangerous glint in Aragorn's tired eyes.

"You too are a soldier, sire, and a healer as well. We take rest when we may, the better to defeat the enemy."


Beregond is truly a brave and good man, to be this stubborn on behalf of his king.

All we can do is to try to follow the path of goodness ourselves and fight against evil.

All of us need to remember that simple -- yet difficult -- wisdom.

Author Reply: Thank you, that is so true.

MarianelReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/30/2015
Poor sweet Faramir!😢 I can see the gentle Steward before my eyes so hurt.This was an emotional chapter indeed and so wellwritten as is the whole story.So much fear and pain it must have been for Faramir out in the forest. Sure hope Legolas finds the miscreants and release some of his elvish wrath upon them just like his willful father King.Let quail a little Linda!
Its heartwarming to see the mens relation, theyre like son and father. Looking forward to next chapter.

PeriantariReviewed Chapter: 5 on 9/29/2015
"My feelings are as strong as yours, and stronger, but I cannot be ruled by how I feel. All we can do is to try to follow the path of goodness ourselves and fight against evil."
How well said by Aragorn. But i can also feel the frustration that Eowyn has. I wonder if she would strike out herself if she found the lowly thugs who did this.
Nice contrast of thoughts of how to deal with the thugs from Aragorn and Eowyn.

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm pleased you enjoyed this. I would not give the thugs much chance of survival if they were in the same room as Eowyn!

demeter dReviewed Chapter: 5 on 9/29/2015
As always, your quote at the top of your chapter perfectly summarizes the story. "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good". Faramir of all people most exemplifies that teaching. He would have been the first to tell his wife, his King and friend, and all of his loyal soldiers that if they were to sink to doing the same things to the Ruffians, they would themselves become like them. I am, as before, very impressed with how much Eowyn has grown since the willful, lost girl who left her responsibility to rule her people, seeking instead death with the Riders. She is setting a strong example for Elbeth on how to do one's duty even when your heart would do otherwise. I had to laugh a little, though. As Eowyn worked out some of her stress on the poor carrots, I took back my comment about what Legolas's Woodelves might have wanted to do. With out her husband's influence for good, I would have been more afraid of a distraught Shield Maiden! I also liked Aragorn's counsel to the frightened young soldier. He said exactly what Faramir himself would have. It was good to see Beregond looking out for the welfare of both the Prince he now serves, and the King who gave him back his life. But what now? "Come quickly" might not be good!



Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm pleased you enjoyed this and like the chapter quote.I like to find something that fits. Eowyn has indeed grown up.

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