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Elf Academy 4 - The Unfinished Tales  by Fiondil 9 Review(s)
elrondionReviewed Chapter: 40 on 11/7/2016
be well my friend. take care of your sister as needed. post when you get the chance. we can all patiently wait praying that the real world finds a way to be kind to you both.

obsidianjReviewed Chapter: 40 on 11/6/2016
Oh, no. Just as I was settling in to hear the story of the ap Hywel brothers, the chapter ended. Cliffhanger! Glorfindel found a good way to get his questions answered without antagonizing the brothers. Now to wait until the story continues.

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 40 on 11/2/2016
At last the beginning of the story will begin to fit in!

This was a good chapter, from Raguel's descriptions of the Ainur to Glorfindel's telling of his dream to Gwen and Gareth's explanations of the talisman.

I'm really looking forward to the next chapter.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 40 on 11/2/2016
So, now we actually come to the heart of the matter, the "talisman" and how Gareth and Gwyn came into possession of it. I'm sorry that it causes them discomfort to recall the details, but it is now necessary to tell the story so as to put Glorfindel's dream into its proper context. And apparently this is the time period when Daeron suffered so badly at the hands of Men. Alas for the suffering all knew.

bootsgrandmaReviewed Chapter: 40 on 10/31/2016
I like Raquel. He is more matter of fact than the Valinorian Ainur. His explanation of the difference in the angelic powers was also enlightening.

Glorfindel's approach to questioning Gwen and Garreth is well thought out. He is getting the needed information without accusing anyone of being devious...which of course the brothers were not doing in the first place. A direct confrontation or questioning could have been interpreted as such. The revelation of the nightmare Glorfindel has been dealing with is not. In fact, this approach allows all to feel as if they are "helping" their "beloved golden leader".

As for Maedhros...he was the Feanorian that leapt into a chasm in the earth with a Silmaril. Will he get to Middle Earth? What about the Oath? Does it still hold power over the Feanorians even after death? What about Maglor who never died?

Can anyone say "cliff-hanger"?

6336Reviewed Chapter: 40 on 10/31/2016
White, at a barbeque? Derek you are an evil, evil little man!

Well, I think with all the explanations Alex is not as far back as Ron was afraid of, I think he will be O.K., or as O.K. as he is ever going to be.

Hm, I like the way Glorfi is bringing up his dream, not too confrontational but getting there never the less. Waiting for more Tales of the Crusades.


UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 40 on 10/31/2016
Great storytelling by the brothers. Eagerly waiting more of their tale. Thank you.

SunnyReviewed Chapter: 40 on 10/31/2016
Ooookay. When the previous chapter started, I'm sure most of the inhabitants of Edhellond, plus Alex and Derek, were ready to string Námo up if he dared show himself around Wiseman. At the end of the chapter there was a kiss-and-make-up session, and _this_ chapter start with Námo, in his inimitable fashion, dropping one of his patented bombshells - this particular explosive piece of news being Maedhros just about being ready to pirate Vingilot in order to travel to Wiseman, so that Alex can teach him unarmed combat. :-P And certainly it's news to Alex that he has a new gwador, I would have thought that would be a two-way street. In any case, I'm just about getting whiplash from all these turnabouts, and I'm sure Alex (and the denizens of Edhellond) is, too!
Not that I would complain if Maedhros somehow managed to get himself to Ennor. I found the glimpses we had of him were sooooo adorably cute! (Yes, really! I'm sure all the elves (definitey including Maedhros himself) would be aghast at this, though Fiondil would surely snicker gleefully!)
I see Glorfindel has decided to, ahem, discuss his dreams. No fireworks - yet - but it's possible that is saved for next week. It will surely be interesting to find out what the hidden talisman turns out to be. I suppose it _could_ be a Silmaril, as it was in the dream, though I doubt it. My personal guess is that it might be the Elessar, or _possibly_ one of the Palantíri; it will be interesting to see if I'm right about that.

SharonbReviewed Chapter: 40 on 10/31/2016
Wow, a lot in one chapter. At least the brothers are finally coming clean about their back story. And some back story, slaves to Saladin. There is so much of history they could all tell us. ;-) So is the story arc going to switch to New York and the Adirondacks for real this time without all the evil pursuit we saw in the first few chapters? Fiondil certainly was leading us on a merry chase.

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