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A Lesson  by Mirach 6 Review(s)
Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/4/2016
A touching and enjoyable story which got one of my votes.

Author Reply: Thank you very much!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/3/2016
How true all of this is! Estel is coming closer and closer to the day when he will be Aragorn son of Arathorn, and after that Elessar Telcontar.

How this must have indeed torn at Elrond's heart.

Author Reply: To Elrond, Estel's childhood must have seemed very short compared to his other children, and hard to deal with such shortness.

tharseoReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/3/2016
Estel learning the hard way certainly made the needed impact. Tough on Elrond too, it's hard for parents to let their children go. Nice story, thanks for sharing.

Author Reply: Thank you!

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/2/2016
I like how unflinching you are in writing this, just as Glorfindel is unflinching in carrying the lesson out.

Author Reply: Thank you! I think Glorfindel has done it many times with warriors he trained - it's a different thing to fight a friend until first blood or an enemy until death.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/2/2016
This is marvelous. Beautifully written, and very heartwarming. What a difficult lesson for all of them.

Author Reply: Thank you very much!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/2/2016
This is brilliant Mirach and, although I have read some stories about young Estel learning to fight with Glorfindel or the Twins, I don't think I have ever seen this aspect covered. Wonderful.

Author Reply: Thank you! As a fencer myself, I got the idea for this story when thinking about the differences between the reenactment duels we do today, and the real fights to death that fencing used to be one. There is a big difference between sparring with a friendly opponent and with an enemy.

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