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The Kings of the Golden Hall  by shirebound 10 Review(s)
PSWReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/7/2015
Fantastic! I love that Aragorn threatened the mushrooms -- he knows right where to hit them. :-P This was fun, thanks for writing!

Author Reply: Thank you so much! It's funny, I was just re-reading this story today, and I hadn't read it for many years. I'm delighted you enjoyed this. :)

Lady EdlynReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/6/2013
I just loved this fic, especially Aragorn's edict about the mushrooms!IT is both inspired and effective! I was looking for Hobbit fics to read today as a break from economics class homework and as usual found your stories. I can't believe that I hadn't read this one before. I'm very glad I decided to go to the bottom of your stories page instead of starting at the top like I usually do. Bravo!


Author Reply: Thank you so much! I'm so delighted that the older stories are still being read and enjoyed, and that my hobbit fics give you a nice break. I just loved writing this gentle tale with Frodo being looked after by Eomer and Aragorn... and Sam, of course. :)

SoledadReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/5/2008
Funny, lovely, touchinh... all at the same time. Love your Éomer (well, I love Éomer, period. But still...)

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I loved writing this gentle story.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/18/2007
Hi Shirebound,

I was seeking a fluff break from too much work and a big headache, (literal as well as metaphorical) so I came to you and started from the end of the list.

So I know it is a long time coming for me to say so but I love every word of this.

You make Eomer so much more real. A young man thrust by events into a position he could hardly have expected. Yet you show him beginning to deal with it with grace and courage. I think many people soon forget that he was Nephew not Son and so not born expecting to be a King. I am sure that the time between Theodred's death and the ROTK wasn't really long enough to come to terms with the situation.

Author Reply: I'm so happy to be a fluff-provider, harrowcat! There are certain authors I go to, as well, for my fluff. *grins*

Thank you so much. This was the first time I ever wrote Eomer, and I remember how challenging it was. Such a young, but very special, new king. I can't imagine him being anything other than gentle and respectful around Frodo.

lireeliReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/4/2007
This is so tender and comforting... sweet for the soul...
Thank you!

Author Reply: Oh my, thank you so much. I try to always surround Frodo with comfort and tender care.

*hugs you right back*

julchen11Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/11/2007
Oh, my dear! You know what you are doing? You are painting with words ...
Wonderful and lovingly written (as all of your works I read so far) , as everytime, I can see all so very clearly, I can hear Frodo, I can feel the coldness, too. I can see your wonderful Eomer a well as our King. And of course our wonderful caretaking Sam.
Thank you, shirebound. It's an amazing little gem ... as always ...

Thank you, sweetie!

Author Reply: Thank you so much, sweet Julchen. It's so important to me that Frodo find all the comfort, respect, tender care, and peace he deserves, especially from the Big Folk or "the wise".

lucidityReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/8/2005
That was beautiful! I know I have perhaps seen the movies too many times, but when I read what you wrote I could see it clearly in my mind.

I saw this recommended on another site and thought the name looked familiar so I thought I would check it out. I must say, it's the first hobbit fic I have read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Eomer is quite darling in this, just as I would picture him to be.

Thanks for taking the time to share this story

Author Reply: What a lovely thing to say! I'm never sure that I'm writing descriptively enough for anyone to visualize what I'm trying to say. I very much appreciate your review.

EstelnalissiReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/19/2004
You write in the language of Middle Earth storytelling elegantly. You also have a gift for expressing humor appropriate to Hobbits and Kings which, at the same time, is funny to those of us stranded on Real Earth in the age of Worry. When the skies wept for Theoden, I, too, mourned him again. And you elevated Eomer from a bit player to one more Tolkien character I can't help but admire and love. He is rejoicing at his sister's betrothal, sorrowful to be king at the cost of his uncle's life, graceous and at ease with Frodo, is another among our favorite characters to be inspired by the stars, observant of Frodo's needs, and able to offer help with confidence, respect and humor which enables Frodo to accept it. I'll never tire of imagining Eomer carrying Frodo, wrapped in the kingly, ceremonial, cloak down the hall lit by many tapers, softly talking him to sleep. Another beautiful scene is Frodo slumbering on securely as two kings tenderly put him to bed, talking reverently about him and companionably about the future of their kingdoms. And the story is crowned by Sam, still humble and befuddled by kingliness and edicts, but uncompromising that his place is foremost as Frodo's friend and protector. In my personal Middle Earth Aragorn will prove to be right, that mushrooms or the lack thereof will in future be Frodo's biggest worries. If this is fluff, then it's worth more than the golden fleece. Thank you so much.

Author Reply: Oh my! Your review is as eloquent and golden as any story could possibly be. "When the skies wept for Theoden, I, too, mourned him again. And you elevated Eomer from a bit player to one more Tolkien character I can't help but admire and love." I'm humbled by such words and praise. Thank you so much -- more than I can say.

annmarwalkReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/20/2004
Quite a lovely story! I enjoyed seeing the interaction between these four.


Author Reply: Thanks, Ann! I enjoy putting characters together who don't usually have interactions in fanfiction (such as Frodo and Eomer).

JulesReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/9/2003
Hi Shirebound,

Just beginning to go through all of the stories I have only just discovered - my review may be very late but I liked this story very much.

Although we knew how tormented Frodo was during the journey to Mordor - it is forseeable that he would indeed be more fragile afterwards and have everyone fussing over him even more.

Loved every minute of the fluffy bits - keep up the great writing and thats for the entertainment.


Author Reply: Ah, I just can't keep the "fluffy bits" out of my stories! I'm so glad you enjoyed this.

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