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The Purple Path  by Dreamflower 3 Review(s)
AndreaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/10/2017
So the Prancing Pony is THE Inn and Gandalf is somehow "responsible" for the whole affair! *grins* I like that very much :-)

Author Reply: Well, yes!

I'm so glad you liked it. My very first thought at the prompt was JRRT's poem about the MitM eating and drinking too much ("full moon", LOL!), and then the part about dreams in the Bronte quote made me think of the Man in the Moon's dream garden in Roverandom.

And of course, when I can't have hobbits, then I want to have Gandalf!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/9/2017
I like the contrast between the reactions to Olorin between the two dogs--"He's kind" and "He tells wonderful stories." And I so love how you wove the two worlds together here. Lovely visit by our favorite Wizard!

Author Reply: Yes, each little dog has its own personality. Roverandom is more thoughtful, and Moon-Rover is more interested in the moment.

How could Gandalf not be friends with the Man-in-the-Moon? ;-)

LyanaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/7/2017
Oh, what a delightful little gem of a story! I love the story of Roverandom,and you tied all of the stories together just beautifully. I quite agree that Roverandom and the hobbits would have gotten along together splendidly!

Author Reply: Thank you, Lyana! I just love Roverandom, too, and this is my second story about him. The other one is "Little Dogs Laughed" also here at SoA.

I think the thing that ties the two stories together is JRRT's children. Without them as his sounding board, many of his more delightful tales might not exist.

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