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Elf Academy 4 - The Unfinished Tales  by Fiondil 7 Review(s)
DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 49 on 1/24/2017
Once again a Beringar to the rescue!

I really appreciated that the brothers have always chosen to tell the truth, and that somehow that works out better for them.

The ravages of the plague are something hard for any modern person to even imagine or comprehend. But the Elves will have lived through it firsthand.

AngwenReviewed Chapter: 49 on 1/23/2017
Uhm... the beginning of this chapter doesn't really line up with the end of the previous one... I think we might have skipped one???

Can one of you lovely folks maybe check and verify? Or did I completely miss the brothers retrieving the knife and curing someone of the plague with it?

Yeah, something isn't quite right...

obsidianjReviewed Chapter: 49 on 1/22/2017
Just when the knowledge of who they are fades out of memory, they reveal themselves again because, as Gwyn said, his heart told him to. And during the black death to boot. A very dangerous time to be known as "uncanny". Let's see where this will go.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 49 on 1/17/2017
We may yet find Hugh Beringar in that office. Heh! Sorry--have read and reread the Brother Cadfael books too many times, obviously.

A good way to get some people thinking rather than just reacting to their fear. And Connie Willis's "Doomsday Book" also comes to mind as I read this. The Plague took so many!

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 49 on 1/16/2017
Thank you so much for continuing this excellent work.

Arwen75Reviewed Chapter: 49 on 1/16/2017
A most interesting chapter - I have to admit Shrewsbury is not a place I have visited although I have been to many places in this country of mine including Lindisfarne (Holy Island). Waiting to see where this tale goes....I love reading about the brothers involvement in the Medieval period of history. The Black Death is still talked about due to the lost villages.

To answer another reviewer's question Lindisfarne was an important seat for the Celtic branch of Christianity founded by Aidan of Iona sometime in early part of 7th Century. It was also where St Cuthbert (the saint to whom Durham cathedral is dedicated and where is shrine was until the Reformation) was Abbot and later Bishop. It was in the period of Viking attacks that the original Priory of Lindisfarne was effectively abandoned and the monks bearing St Cuthbert's relics eventually ended up at Durham. The island was established as priory again in Norman times so not entirely sure which period Fiondil would have been referring to but I suspect given the description of illumination may very well be the earlier priory given the famous Lindisfarne Gospels come form the early 8th century.

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 49 on 1/16/2017
Well, this is getting weirder and weirder...*has settled in the Cliff House garden by Atya's Eternal Flame, with some Nutella toast and eggs*

This is one heck of a ride, isn't it, my fellow Fiondilie? I wonder what plans exactly Atya - or perhaps Eru - have for the brothers, seeing them reveal themselves to the people of Shrewsbury that way. The Black Death, ew *shudders*

Seeing Staffordshire in the notes made me bounce a little. My British family is from the Cheshire-Staffodshire area so I'm finally getting a grasp on where things are. :)

I wonder how our Wiseman Elves fared during this time period. I have absolutely no idea where Lindisfarne is, nor what Glorfi, Daeron, the Twins, Della and Misty could've been hiding from. I would say another story for another time, but unless Atya provided us with that story...

*sighs and lets a piece of Nutella toast be consumed by the flame, wondering if that means Atya will get it on the other side*

Thanks once again for this labor of love, Beta Amiga nettenyar. I'm still here reading every Monday, even if I don't always review. I do hope RL issues have cooled down and all is well with you and yours. Much love to you all.


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