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The Purple Path  by Dreamflower 2 Review(s)
AndreaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/10/2017
Poor Lotho! His story is really a sad one.

To his defense one could add that from the moment on, Saruman arrived and spoke to the people present all of them, hobbits and men, fell under the spell of Saruman's Voice. They would have done everything he asked of them.
Only when Lotho had been alone for some time he began to doubt Saruman's orders.

Author Reply: Yes, it is sad.

But the problem is, Lotho was already ready to fall under Saruman's spell. He was greedy and selfish, and had been doing lots of nefarious things before the fallen wizard ever showed up in the Shire.

Once Saruman arrived, of course, he was irresistible.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/9/2017
Poor Lotho--the seeds of his destruction were sown so early in his life when he consistently chose selfishness over any other motivation. As for his end--(SHUDDERS)!

Author Reply: His end was as the Professor saw it: he reaped what he sowed. I would not wish his end on anyone, but then often consequences are far worse than what can be anticipated.

That said, in his rise, I hope you appreciated certain parallels to RL.

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