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A Red Sun Rises  by Katzilla 17 Review(s)
LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/1/2021
Oh, excellent job setting up the pieces on the board! The characters are clearly drawn, and the interactions and relationships are well-sketched. There is just enough description to establish the background and setting and help the reader to immerse the self within the scene. The political situation is believable and rings true to the original. Nicely done!

Looking forward to reading more.

Author Reply: Hi Lindelea,

Thank you for the comment! In hindsight, and as a big fan of the people of Rohan, I cannot understand why it took so long for this particular plot bunny to bite me. I always found the political situation in the Mark in the years of the Ring War a fascinating playground to write, and I'm a bit sad that it is so rarely used.

Happy Easter!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 16 on 4/1/2021
Oh, my! Another story added to my current reading list... (this is not a real review, but a placeholder of some sorts, as I will start reviewing with Chapter 1 on my lunch break, if all goes well today...)

Looking forward to the reading.

Author Reply: Hello Lindelea,

thanks for your comment! I hope you will enjoy reading this little tale of epic woe.

Happy easter, and I look foward to hearing from you.


demeter dReviewed Chapter: 12 on 11/3/2020
Is it not always darkest before the dawn! A tense chapter, perhaps even more so than the full-out battle scenes! That seems very much as it must have been between Eowyn, the King and their "Worm". Could that fever have been a result of withdrawal from whatever he had been giving Theoden? Hmm. Now we shall see if you go with book verse and have Eomer and company arrive to be imprisoned, or movie and have them arrive after the three plus Gandalf? I will be anxiously watching!

Author Reply: Hi Demeter,

thanks a lot for commenting! Yes, they do say that... but let me assure you that regarding darkness in this story, you have seen nothing yet! I'm glad to read that you think this in tune with what was only communicated between the lines in both the books and the movies. I definitely think that Gríma built such a dependency into his potions to make sure that they could not simply throw him out. I really leave to write this game of cat and mouse between him and Éowyn (whatever that says about me ;-)).


mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 7 on 10/1/2020
Can't believe Gamling considers accusations are true. Eowyn was really happy he could save her. It is difficult to imagine how weak King's power had to be that someone dared to attack his niece.

Author Reply: I hope I made clear how hard it is for Gamling to decide what the truth is. He doesn't want to believe the accusations, but Gríma hardly leaves him a chance to see things differently (the despicable Worm! Curse him)! Scary times in Edoras for sure. Thanks for reviewing! :-)

mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 8 on 10/1/2020
Wonderful battle scenes.

Author Reply: Thank you. I had way too much fun writing these. ;-)

mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 9 on 10/1/2020
Love your portrayal of Eomer.

Author Reply: Thanks, mystarlight. I love writing him. :-)

MirkwoodmaidenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/26/2020

I have just come upon this story! I like it. Great dialog and painting the story! I shall continue reading 📚 now!!


Author Reply: Hello Mirkwoodmaiden!

Thanks for commenting, I'm glad to read that you like it. I might upload chapter 9 just for you today... ;-)


mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 7 on 9/4/2020
Wonderful story!!! Love Eomer.

Author Reply: Wow, that was fast! ;-D

Thanks for the reaction!


LindaHReviewed Chapter: 6 on 6/18/2020
Katzilla, I always enjoy your work, but I see this has come to a halt. Is this because you haven't the time to complete it or are you just tired of the labour involved? I do hope that you come back to it as, like all your work, you manage to get the flavour of Middle Earth (although sometimes too film oriented for my taste)and you stories have more grit than the usual wet romances of Eomer oriented stories.

Author Reply: Hello Linda,

please excuse my late reply, I only saw it now.

Thank you for your kind words about my stories. I guess I am a bit film oriented, even if most of my stories are rather AU. I just like tension-filled, cinematic pieces, which is what I'm trying to write.

Actually, there are quite a few more chapters of this over at I stopped posting here because I felt that no one really cared for this story (lack of feedback).

Taking your review as a sign that maybe, I judged wrongly, I just now posted chapter 7 to see whether anything happens...

Kind wishes,

mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/4/2019
I love it!!!

Author Reply: Thanks you, Mystarlight! I'm glad to read this.


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