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Reclaiming Khazad-dm  by Ellynn 71 Review(s)
AldwenReviewed Chapter: 26 on 5/9/2021
I am glad they gained the Second Hall and that the main characters are still well! I am getting quite attached to them. :) But there are probably some nasty surprises waiting for the Dwarves further ahead...

Author Reply: Well, there is no gentle way to say it - but yes. Nasty surprises ahead.
I'm so glad to hear you're getting attached to the characters - I guess it's a sign I didn't mess up writing them. :)
Thank you so much for the review! :)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 26 on 5/9/2021
And they advanced foot by foot, yard by yard.

So many battles are truly like that. You make this encounter very real.

Author Reply: Thank you, I'm glad you think so. *happy*

AldwenReviewed Chapter: 25 on 5/4/2021
This is one interesting story! Finally found time to read all chapters, and now I am eagerly anticipating what will come next. :) Great characters, very relatable. Thank you so much!

Author Reply: And thank *you* so much for reading and for your kind review! You made me very happy. :)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 25 on 5/2/2021
Truly, may Mahal be with them! How frightened -- and exhilarated -- they all must be. *paces nervously*

Author Reply: Thank you for the review, dear! *hugs*

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 24 on 5/2/2021
Good sense--and proper thinking on both sides of that argument.

I love the strategy, and hope that it works as planned. Although we all know that the plans of both mice and men all too often go astray!

Author Reply: In this war, some things will go as planned, some won't. You'll see. ;)

Thank you so much!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 24 on 4/25/2021
This is marvelous. They begin at last! The conversation between Durin and Nard really rings true.

Author Reply: yes, they begin at last!!! :)
And I'm glad to hear that the conversation sounds good. *happy*
Thank you! :*

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 23 on 4/18/2021
It sounds as if they are as prepared as they can be, given the circumstances. Using the torches as weapons and distractions is also a good idea, considering they are fighting orcs.

I am glad that I would not be expected to fight, however. Heh!

Author Reply: There will be more interesting weapon-gadgets! :)

Thanks for the review!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 23 on 4/18/2021
Durin is the best kind of leader -- strategic and decisive, but wise enough to ask for -- and take -- advice from trusted colleagues.

Author Reply: I hope people won't start to see him as some sort of Mary Sue. :) As for that, I'll say - yes, he is wise, but not infallible. Oh yes, he can (and will) make a big mistake...

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 22 on 4/12/2021
I rejoice that Durin is able to connect so with the first of his name, the first of his line, the first Dwarf to waken in Middle Earth. And to see Durin's crown in this light! Delightful!

Author Reply: As I said to Shirebound, I don't think they are the same person (more in my reply to her ;) ).

Well, if you are interested to hear more about the first of that name and of the crown... I'll allow myself a little bit of SSP and say that "Story of Aule's firstborn" shows several vignettes about Durin I. :)

Thank you for the review! :*

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 22 on 4/11/2021
And if I send my thoughts across space and time, maybe he will be able, from his place in Mahal's halls, to see that I lead our people into reclaiming the ancient kingdom he had founded.

What a magical and marvelous thought. This is a very special and spiritual king.

Author Reply: It is implied that all seven Durins are connected, although I am not sure that Tolkien explicitely stated that it was re-incarnation. Anyway, my own opinion is that it's not one and the same person re-incarnated, but that all seven of them are strongly connected and that they can occasionally feel each other's thoughts and even memories.
Thank you, dear. :*

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