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BitsayReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/30/2017
What a beautifully written and insightful vignette. I did enjoy reading this! Thank you.

Author Reply: Thank you! :-) I enjoyed writing it -- Gandalf's adventures during that missing timeframe do fascinate me...

Thanks for reading and for your comments!

ConquistadoraReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/2/2016
“Don’t be daft, Eärendilion." Ha! I can just hear him saying that. Your Gandalf is very vivid.

Author Reply: Thank you! I love Gandalf, I think he's a fascinating character. It was fun writing him. I'm happy you enjoyed, thanks for commenting! :-)

SnehaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/1/2016
Your Gandalf is so true! Abrupt and brusque and yet so wise and hurt by Saruman's betrayal. I can see this conversation play out between Elrond and Gandalf. Elrond's fear that Aragorn had been taken and Gandalf's , "don't be daft" had me giggling at how right it was! Best wishes

Author Reply: Thank you! I liked that exchange too ... I can actually picture Gandalf saying it. :-P I'm so glad you enjoyed, thanks for commenting!

curiouswombatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/1/2016
I had never really thought about those few days - and yet, having read this, I know that this is how it must have been.

Author Reply: What a wonderful thing to say! :-) Thanks so much for your comments!

quodamatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/1/2016
This story is so well-written and insightful, it makes me wonder why I've never wondered what this scene would be like. You do a brilliant job of portraying the many emotional nuances of the scene, as well capturing the intricacies of the relationship between Elrond and Gandalf. They both seem perfectly in character. I also really appreciate your ability to bring pathos and humour together all but seamlessly. You hit just the note I associate with Gandalf in the books: always wise, solemn at times, but rarely without a wry observation or witticism when the moment calls for a little dark comedy. I like how Elrond gets in on it too, however: "he had watched Mithrandir apply his irritability as an unashamed all-purpose tool" may be my new favourite sentence.

Thanks so much!

Author Reply: Thanks so much for your wonderful words. :-) Gandalf and Elrond are both such complex characters, and I really appreciate hearing that I managed to capture some of that. Gandalf in particular just fascinates me -- both intelligent and wise, temperamental and kind, focused and patient. And, of course, humorous -- one of my favorite traits of his...

Thanks again for commenting!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/1/2016
Aha! A chapter I've long wished to see written by someone! And so well done!

Excellent as the two gain strength from one another to face what there is now to face.

Author Reply: Thank you! It's been tapping me on the shoulder for a while, just waiting for its chance. :-) I'm so glad you like it -- I love the sheer depth of both of these characters and definitely wanted to do them justice ... Thanks for commenting!

PeriantariReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/31/2016
Really like this gapfiller situation that really might've happened. Your Elrond and Gandalf are really in character of how they may have felt in this tension-filled time.
We require your wisdom and your strength if we are to have any hope at all in these dark days. At the moment, I would not trust you to find your own room unaided.” The wizard hesitated, and Elrond shook his head furiously. “You will not gainsay me in this!”
That is so true. Listen to Elrond, Gandalf!
Great job. Enjoyed this!

Author Reply: Thank you! I think Elrond is definitely up to the challenge of guiding a tired and cranky wizard around when needed -- maybe the only person in Middle Earth who is... ;-)

RadbooksReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/31/2016
I really enjoyed this glimpse of Gandalf. It was a wonderful look at a real person with their thoughts and feelings instead of the normal "I'm above it all" image that we sometimes have of Gandalf. Nicely done.

Author Reply: Thank you! Gandalf always seemed so matter-of-fact about this...but I couldn't imagine it would really have been quite that easy for him to brush off....

AromeneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/31/2016
I always did wonder how this scene might have gone! I think you did it very good justice.

Author Reply: Thank you! Yes, it was a question that kind of just grabbed me several months back and wouldn't let go until I finally did something with it... :-)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/31/2016
What a wonderful conversation. This is a really nice gap filler.

Curunír’s defection was indeed a grievous loss, yet Elrond could imagine far worse. Fewer than a handful of people existed without whom Elrond might doubt what small hope remained to them, and the white wizard was not among them.

Interesting, and very perceptive. I really enjoyed this tale.

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it, it's something I've been kicking around for quite a while and finally just decided to jump in... :-)

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