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Sweet Woodbine  by Bodkin 172 Review(s)
mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 9 on 6/23/2021
Wonderfully written reunion!!! I am rereading your story and even more mesmerized than the first time I did it. You are a brilliant author. Thank you so much for this masterpiece.

mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/26/2018
I really love your story thank you for writing and sharing

EOIaCsbjdIanslQYReviewed Chapter: 5 on 5/31/2012
I really enyoejd your talk at Bournemouth. So glad to hear that you are feeling well. I live in Oxfordshire, but sadly we do not seem to have many machine knitters or clubs and I do not get to see fellow knitters. Most shows seem to be a bit far away,Bournemouth is nearest.Susan SugdenBicester Oxon

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 12 on 1/2/2007
Finally, the waiting over, the bonding begun. And love finds these two at last one, as they were intended to be. And I can certainly appreciate just how alarmed the interest of both Aule and Yavanna would make Taryatur.

Author Reply: Mmm. Knowing your son-in-law - about whom you have your doubts - is favoured by not just one, but two of the Valar ... It must make you realise that there is no point fighting the inevitable!

And Legolas and Elerrina begin their lives together. It'll do both of them a power of good!

Thank you for reading.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 11 on 1/1/2007
And at last he is the father of the bride, and I suspect he'll fulfill the role with far more grace than any expect. He's a good father, even if he is passing stubborn.

Author Reply: Taryatur is stubborn - but he means well. I think he will be won over in the end. Reluctantly and fighting all the way! But he will be a good and loving grandfather to Legolas's children, even when he is still watching his son-in-law with suspicion. And Legolas will be able to tolerate him - mostly - because he clearly does love his daughter dearly.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 10 on 1/1/2007
It is indeed time to get on with things. And Taryatur needs desperately to accept that.

Sad to see the twins having to recover, and to learn that the last few generations of the Kings of Men have once again slipped away from their relationship with their ancestors and relatives. I can see why the final sailing took place when it did.

Author Reply: I suppose one of the problems elves have is that time doesn't mean very much. Taryatur is still suffering from a war he fought in over 6000 years before - taking 300 years or so to come round to his daughter's marriage is a flea-bite.

The Age of Men - and men aren't good at remembering the lessons of the past. Even the long-lived Men of Gondor have passed several generations and shorter-lived people even more. It'd be like ... the French Revolution. Still remembered, but not in all its horror and pain. And Galadriel could feel it in the water, etc - the world was changing - and I think that part of that diminished the connection between elves and the lands of Hither. The last few elves remaining had to sail - or fade. The twins only just got out in time.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 9 on 12/19/2006
Acceptance by Thranduil was unthinkable, was it? Taryatur has a great deal to learn of his future son-in-law's family, of course.

That the newcomers should feel so weakened is not good. Apparently they lingered perhaps too long, almost to the point of beginning to fade. Glad they have their families' love to surround them now.

Author Reply: I wonder if Thranduil knew all the details, though! Although he might not have cared. Elerrina is the one for his son - and that is the important part.

They did stay too long (in my version of events) - and without the power of Thranduil, Celeborn and Glorfindel might not have been able to endure the passage from the heart of Lasgalen to the sea. But they will recover now they are with their families.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 8 on 12/19/2006
Ah, the joy of finding that the love is given now and no longer held back, only to have to suffer fools about him.

And Haldir is aware some of their folk are being called to their own place across the mountains. News that in the end will please Thranduil and Celeborn as they, too, find themselves called further westward to the place unfolding for the children of the forests of Ennor.

Author Reply: Patience! I suppose it might come more easily to the immortal ... Or maybe not.

And if there are lands across the mountains, there will have been elves drawn to make the journey. The new arrivals would be better for their own place, I think, even if I am of the opinion they should also learn to live in friendship!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 7 on 12/19/2006
Ah, hooray! At last the two of them are honestly acknowledging their feelings and moving to one another as is right and proper. And back home Taryatur has had to accept he, too, needs to accept reality when it presents itself.

Now, to see it through to the inevitable marriage.

Author Reply: I set up - sort of - a very long courtship in other stories, so found myself bound by it when writing this. And I think that, actually, for these two, it was probably a very good thing. Legolas, certainly, needed time to regain his balance after the traumas of the War / the sea-longing / Ithilien / Elessar's death / Gimli's and his arrival in the BR / Gimli's death - he had survived on adrenaline for a good while, I think.

And Taryatur, irritating as he can be, sincerely loves his daughter and wants the best for her. He just doesn't think Legolas is the best. (He'll probably come round. In time.)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/15/2006
I wish I had time to read more tonight, but I don't.

So, it appears there is someone sabotaging the efforts of the Silvan and the Galadhrim to get along with the Noldor. Hmmm.

And Legolas is about to give up, or so he feels right now? But to win through will be well worth it, I think they'll find.

And already I see the lead-in to your next story. Love that Finrod is wanting this kept close for now. He's astute, I think, far more astute than many realize.

Author Reply: There are links in with Far Horizons going on in the background! And I suspect that, even in the Blessed Realm, there would have been tensions between the different races. After all, Feanor and the rest grew up there!

Legolas needs his father, I think. He's lacking family at the moment - and is rather disheartened. But I don't think he'll give in. Not yet, anyway.

Finrod is a special person, I think. He shines very brightly to my mind - and for all his gentleness and openness to experience, he is a king and a leader of elves.

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