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Echoes of Creation  by Linda Hoyland 4 Review(s)
NaryaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/6/2018
In the darkest hour hope will come from the North

I like this - a beautiful inversion of the usual adage "out of the North shall evil break forth."

This was a really interesting discussion of the pull the sea has on mortals and Elves alike. I especially love this:

"One thing, I am certain of, though. Many Men will still be consumed by sea longing when they hear the gulls cry, countless generations after the memory of the Eldar has faded from Middle-earth."

"Truly, Mithrandir?"

"Truly, for as long as Arda endures, the sea will sing the echo of its creation and those with ears to hear with respond and their spirits will be called to the echoes of the Great Music ."


I am a huge fan of fics drawing links with our modern world; this sounds like one of those sad and romantic myths about sailors falling in love with the sea as though she were a woman. Gorgeous fic, Linda; thank you for sharing.

Author Reply: Thank you so much. I'm delighted that you enjoyed my story.

I come from the North of England and love the sea, so those factors helped to inspire me.

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/31/2018
Ooh, very nice! I love Faramir/Gandalf stories; and he is very much the Wizard's Pupil here, in all ways positive.

Author Reply: Thank you, I'm pleased you enjoyed this glimpse of the Wizard and his pupil.

PSWReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/25/2018
Oh, very nice. I have always loved that little passage about the sea, and this was quite an insightful conversation touching upon it. Thx for writing. :-)

Author Reply: Thank you, I'm pleased you enjoyed my story.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/24/2018
This is lovely, and full of hope. The concept of the Great Music is one that I greatly appreciate.

Author Reply: Thank you, I'm pleased you enjoyed my story. I love the idea of the Great Music.

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