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The Road to Edoras  by Dreamflower 529 Review(s)
BodkinReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/28/2005
I am so looking forward to this story!

I see the nasty Bankses are causing trouble by their sheer existence. I hope young Denny grows in confidence and stops letting himself be intimidated by his new social standing. I'm sure he will.

I'm only surprised the hobbits haven't yet taken over culinary duties - I can't think that stodgy porridge is too appealing to a hobbit stomach. Give them time - they'll have the cooks trained. Six meals a day, chaps. And plenty of variation.

Can't wait for more.

Author Reply: *gring* I hope to have Chapter 2 up this evening if I am not too tired. I go to work today for the first time after being sick. I'm still not feeling 100%.
The Bankses are nasty peices of work, so of course they cause trouble by just existing.
As for the culinary duties, you know hobbits. Of course, porridge happens to be what the Men have in the supplies for breakfast, but I don't suppose it will be long before the hobbits come up with something.

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/27/2005
Well, at least I got to read one chapter before classes start. :) Wonderful as always. This promises to be another great tale. You spend a little time with each character and in just a few sentences, manage to inform the reader exactly what each one of them is thinking and feeling about their journey. Well done!

Author Reply: Oh, goody! I'm glad you got the chance to start it, anyway. And maybe on weekends you can catch the updates.
I know that I tend to use various POVs in my longer tales. Some people don't like that, but I am glad that you do. Since I am writing these stories for fun, and I like to explore the various characters, I indulge myself.

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/27/2005
I do imagine that it was hard on Denny and Rolly Banks. They had been taught to respect the head of their family and now here they are traveling with him as a prisoner. It woudl be a great deal to get used to. I also think that Freddy is feeling his responsibility in all of this as well. This is off to a great start! I am looking forward to much more.

Author Reply: One of the reasons their father had them take the trip was the hope that it would broaden their horizons and make their new role in life easier to undertake.

Freddy is definitely feeling his responsibilities. He's well aware of how much depends on him.

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 3/27/2005
Now that was an excellent idea. I had forgotten the names of some of the Rohiriam involved. The list makes a great referal as the story goes onward. This should help everyone get up to speed on all of it. A very useful prologue!

Author Reply: I was thinking it might help. It's been a year since I started "A New Reckoning" and it was finished months ago, so I thought a refresher might not be out of place. And with so many characters, I thought a list might be handy as well. Glad you found it useful!

Mysterious JediReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 3/27/2005
I had been hoping you would write about the embassy. I hope to see more soon.

Author Reply: Oh, you will!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/27/2005
Interesting premise and good start.

Author Reply: Thanks. Hope I can keep it up to snuff.

ViresseReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/27/2005
It's here! It's here!

Like Kitty I've been re-reading A New Reckoning. Started as soon as your teaser was posted on LJ.

Have to say, saddle sores are quite appropriate for those blisters!

KittyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/27/2005
Hobbits and their appetite ... of course travelling rations aren't exactly what they are used to! I wonder if Butterbur has enough food at hand to feed all the half starved travellers *grins*

Hopefully Denny and Rolly will get more used to their new status as sons of the head of the Bankses and don't let the prisoners terrorize them. And for the question of addressing, I fear the Men are as bad as Sam about being 'proper' - I am still giggling when I see this word!

Can't wait for more!

Author Reply: We'll have to see! They are camping outside the town gates, however, so as not to overwhelm the citizens of Bree.

It's a hard thing for Denny and Rolly to get used to. But hopefully a trip away from the Shire will help.

Well, if anyone could be as proper as Sam, it would be soldiers.

KittyReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 3/27/2005
Hurrah! What a happy Easter surprise! Honestly, Dreamflower, not caring about re-reading "A new reckoning"?!? The truth is, I have re-read most of your stories over the last week, "A new reckoning" first of all, and wondered when the promised sequel may come. As if I had known it!

Happy Easter to you!

Author Reply: I'm so glad to hear from you! So you re-read "A New Reckoning" already? Wow. *blushes*

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