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Tailings and Tales  by Canafinwe 41 Review(s)
GwaerosReviewed Chapter: 3 on 12/9/2017
'Folk would put on airs in an inn, but hed never known one to put on irony'. What a wonderful line!

KathReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/17/2016
Another truly absorbing story! I try to ration myself to a bit at a time, but just had to finish it! No one writes about Aragorn like you do, such an honourable and principled hero. Can't wait to read more. Thank you so much for these stories.

obsidianjReviewed Chapter: 4 on 11/24/2015
What a lovely tale. I was hanging on every word just like Barliman. Did he ever realize that the storyteller was the same as all those years ago? You painted such a vivid picture of the inn and the atmosphere there that I could see it in my mind.

Author Reply: Thank you! No, Barliman hasn't worked it out yet... ;-)

obsidianjReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/23/2015
I love this look at Aragorn in his early days. His quiet dignity even when treated less than favorably by Barliman's father. I love your characterization of Barliman. He will be a better innkeeper than his father, although Ranger's will not be his favorite customers.

RowanfairReviewed Chapter: 4 on 11/20/2015
As you may guess, I am truely caught in your enchantment by now. Another heart warming tale. Just can't stop reading... Poor Aragorn - will you ever leave him just whole and sound? I admit it took some time to realize the primary Barliman to be the senior. And I admire your skill to display well known characters in a refreshing new way through the eye of another. Theoden this time. Thank you for sharing all this!

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm glad you liked this offering, and the chance to explore a different perspective.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/19/2015
Ah, but definitely the perfect end to that story! Love Barliman here, proving himself to be anything but as niggardly as his father! But he's still ignoring his own recognition as well as the fact that Strider here was badly wounded. He's the beginnings of the Barliman we know and love!

Thanks for the tales, both the one involving Barliman and the tale within the tale as well!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/18/2015
I've been giggling through this one. Poor Barliman is ignoring the very clues he notices, and doesn't appear to appreciate as yet that Strider's injured. I'm glad he's thinking of bringing the water, which will be much appreciated, I'm sure!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/18/2015
And Barli doesn't realize that he's just met the Eagle, much less that this very Ranger will one day go off with four Hobbits and a Wizard and not return to Bree until the new Age begins, with all renewed and a brighter future there for all--all save one single Hobbit who must leave to find his own reward.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/18/2015
He's met Strider for the first time, has he? And he'll hear quite the story, if we know our favorite Ranger. I'm sorry that his own prejudices will grow as time goes on. At least he is properly compassionate now.

curiouswombatReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/12/2015
What an excellent story - I enjoyed the glimpse into the Butterbur family life, and Barliman's father, and especially I liked the way this fits so nicely with The Devilry of Edoras to tell us more of Aragorn's life as Thorongil.

Author Reply: Thank you so much! It was fun to write this little backstory for The Pony. I'm pleased you liked the tie-in with DoE: I couldn't leave Thorongil as a lowly soldier forever. ;-)

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