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Light on the Way  by Larner 61 Review(s)
Pasha ToHReviewed Chapter: 2 on 11/22/2004
I am as always in awe of the way you write, I truly could see that final farewell done by the king and his family, their characters spot on with the books... I look foreward to reading more of your work

Author Reply: Am so glad you find it worth the reading, Pasha ToH. Thank you!

Meldewen IlceReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/22/2004
Oh this is a beautiful written story as are all you fics! I have been meaning to leave you a review for your other stories but I have been pressed for time the past 2 days!

Anyway, I cried throughout reading this chapter and the next...lovely story!

If you don't mind I think I found a typo or two such as in this line: "the dreams of his father and his Adar together, looking at him from afar..." -- Did you mean to say 'his mother and his Adar' because as you're aware, Adar is the Elvish word for father...

Also when the bell started to ring I believe you said it rung 192 times, one time for each year Aragorn lived and I believe that he was 210 when he finally accepted the Gift of Iluvatar, and left the Circles of the World...

Oh, I do hope you'll write a chapter where Aragorn is reunited with the people he loved who went on before him, such as his parents, and friends, and I especially want to see his reunion with Frodo...

Again, absolutely lovely and I look forward to the next chapter of this story!

Author Reply: I'm going to change the age to reflect Tolkien's later changes from the first edition. I really had never checked out his age in my later editions. Very strange I'd never check to see any changes in the book of years.

ImrahoilReviewed Chapter: 2 on 11/22/2004
My e-mails to you get blocked. I just hope it's a spam filter?! Are you still interested in a few of the usual "things"? If you are, give me a go ahead, please, and I'm going to post them this time as a review.

ImrahoilReviewed Chapter: 2 on 11/22/2004
You've done it. Here I sit crying my little heart out and getting very curious looks, because "here" means "at work". Don't do that to me. Funny, ch. 1 has affected me even more than the actual death, don't know why.

Author Reply: I so appreciate that my work evokes like emotion in others.

Don't know why your posts to me privately aren't getting to my box, but it isn't due to any screening I'm doing. I will check with my ISP to see if they installed anything new--they did have us offline a couple hours the other day.

AngelelfReviewed Chapter: 2 on 11/21/2004
Wow, this story really hit me. I'm here crying my eyes out now. Very well written it captures the essence of the characters and brings them to life.

Author Reply: How wonderful that this has struck such a cord in you. I am honored.

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/21/2004
Poor Aragorn - what a decision to make, and yet you make it seem the only possibility. So hard for everyone.

lovethosehobbitsReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/21/2004
Beautifully written and haunting as usual. Such a sad, sad, story but, as he said "It is the nature of things" still no less bittersweet. I wondered at the age, thinking for some strange reason he had lived into the 400rds, but am sure you are correct since I do not have my books at hand. You write so wonderfully, and is an honor to all of us that you share your gift. tree

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/21/2004
I'm really pleased to see a story that shows understanding of the gift of Iluvatar to the Numenorians. You've given us Aragorn's view of this and made us understand too.

Author Reply: I'm glad you find it within your own understanding of the Gift of Iluvatar and how it was experienced by the children of Elros.

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/21/2004
Excellently written and very moving account of the death of Aragorn. I look forward to future chapters.

One quibble - Tolkien stated in the Appendices that Faramir (of Ithilien, not Took) had a grandson named Barahir who wrote the Tale of Aragorn & Arwen - wouldn't he have been the Steward rather than this "Ecthelion"?

Author Reply: Okay, I noted Aragorn's age at his death, but had forgotten the identity of the one who wrote this tale. I will edit it immediately. Thanks for the correction.

And that so many have been moved by this has been encouraging, to say the least.

robnrunReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/21/2004
Well written details, and emotional depth in giving an answer to a very difficult question. Not overwrought; but solemn. I especially liked the inclusion of Glorfindel, Elladan, and Elrohir; the hint of the shock that his passing would cause (using the difference between the hobbits and men was very good); and the bell.

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