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|Beyond Imladris by PSW||130 Review(s)|
|obsidianj||Reviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 4/8/2017|
|I stumbled across this story a few days before and enjoyed it very much. Have to check out what else you have written. I liked the way you wrote the relationship between Elrond and Estel and the burgeoning friendship with Dorhaur. Dorhaur's captain surely was a piece of work. Glad that Elrond and co found out about the dissenter before they could do real damage.|
I hope you can write more in this universe.
|Levade||Reviewed Chapter: 4 on 4/5/2017|
|Oh my gosh! I love this chapter. Arti is just...perfect. So hobbity and good-hearted and perceptive. Love that someone caught on and Estel could stop holding back and being brave and just be honest. |
I loved so much about it but I'm really impatient to read on! :D
Author Reply: Thank you! It was fun to write a Hobbit...they're such good folk. And yay for perceptive adults... :-)
|Levade||Reviewed Chapter: 3 on 4/5/2017|
|You have the gift of such vivid description that I felt I was right there with Estel. Poor kid, he's doing amazingly well for someone that age thrust into a situation like this. I love how it shows not just how he reacts but how the life of others is that you show. |
I laughed over his skittishness with the big horse. Draft horses are usually the calmest horses but he's never been around one. ;) I liked that touch.
Loved him seeing the halfling and your descriptions of planting. Pipeweed! XD
And the children. How odd to think there were no other kids. Sad...but I love how she cuddles up and listens to the story older than even the sun and moon. What a lovely scene!
Author Reply: Thanks! :-) I figured a huge horse would be a bit scary, no matter that's-- truly-- that horse had no interest in acting up. And, I was excited to get the Hobbits and pipeweed in...was fun to pull in a bit from canon...
|Levade||Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 4/5/2017|
|Estel sat down to his first meal since babyhood in a structure built by Men.|
That really hit me. All the smells and seeing a young woman for the first time, all of it was new to him. I love his compassion and how he's torn between escaping and helping Ferrier, and how the people are kind as they can be. It's a pretty good introduction for Estel to the world of Men. I love his inner thoughts. Loving this tale!
Author Reply: Poor kid is trying his best. It's hard trying to balance being good with being scared. :-( I suspect he's doing far better than I would have...
|Levade||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/5/2017|
|Oh man, poor kid. I mean, he is just a kid at twelve, even if he is advanced. Such an awkward age, teetering on being independent but still clinging a bit to the security of those who watch over you and protect you. |
And the poor man. What he's doing isn't right but I don't think he's all there at the moment. SCARY for Estel though! Adults are supposed to be the rational ones and this man? Nope. He's quite demented at the moment. Estel handled it far more gracefully than I would have! Elrond's training, no doubt. ;)
I love how he hears his mentors voices. And good for him at staying calm enough to do so!
I'm hooking and moving on (one of the beauties of waiting until a story is fully posted!).
Author Reply: Indeed...binge reading is one of the true pleasures of completed stories. :-)
Yes, I was aiming right for that awkward in-between age -- twelve is hard, and Estel is no normal kid, on top of that... No one knows what to do right now, I think... Yay for intensive training, pretty much...
Thanks so much for reading and for your comments!:-)
|Levade||Reviewed Chapter: Prologue on 4/5/2017|
|I had to come over here to find this story and read it from the beginning. It's a little more cozy on SOA than the other place. |
Poor man, losing everything. I love how it sets the whole idea of Estel's coming of age and what it means to him and to those around him. He was so secure and protected in Imladris, in contrast to Men's lives outside. That had to be an eye-opener. Love the idea of hide and seek as a learning experience. On to read more!
Author Reply: You know...I hadn't thought of it that way, but it is a bit cozier, right? :-P I hope you enjoy! :-)
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 3/31/2017|
|The site does this frequently to me as well, so don't feel singled out. Heh!|
So, at least they know the source of the current discontent, and its progenitor. And at last Estel has someone to help him work out his problems with his flet, while Dorhaur's youngest son has a project--and a future leader--to focus on!
Author Reply: Thanks so much for reading throughout and for all your lovely comments. I'm so happy you enjoyed it! :-)
|iboneki||Reviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 3/28/2017|
|Congrats on a great story -- one of my favorite LOTR fics of recent memory! I've often longed for this type of extended look into a mostly untold period of Aragorn's life, and what you've written fits so plausibly within canon. I feel like there's more story to tell here, so I hope you return to this "universe" in the future.|
Author Reply: Thanks so much for reading and for all of your lovely comments throughout the story -- I have really appreciated them. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story! :-)
|daw the minstrel||Reviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 3/26/2017|
|I'm so sorry to see this story end. It's an entertaining, enlightening read.|
I liked meeting Dorhaur's sons. I'd been entertaining vague fantasies of his youngest staying with Estel for a while because it would be nice for him to see boys his own age. The debate over whether Daelin should know Estel's identity was interesting. It hadn't occurred to me what problems might arise from not telling him.
Thanks for all the good reading, PSW.
Author Reply: And thanks for all your wonderful comments along the way...I have so enjoyed them! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story -- thanks for reading!
|Kath||Reviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 3/26/2017|
|I have thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful story!|
It has had excitement, adventure but most of all I enjoyed the relationship between Estel and Elrond. Nice to have a story about Aragorn as a boy. Glad you got him safely back to his mother and let him meet the Ranger again. Pleased that Estel is finally getting a friend of his own age and race!
So what's next?
More Aragorn please!!
Author Reply: I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it. :-) I certainly had a good time with the writing of it. Thanks so much for reading, and for your comments!