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Reunion  by Bodkin 15 Review(s)
FiondilReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/5/2007
Just lovely, Bodkin. I was glad to see that it was Elrond who came to Maglor's (and Nerdanel's) aid. I get the feeling he was returning the favor to his "foster father" for the care and love Maglor had given him and Elros.

At first, I thought the Vala might be Námo, but Irmo is just as scary when he wants to be:

'...but although we have been tolerant...'
She felt a shiver crawl across her skin. They could be patient, the Valar, when it suited them, but they would not stand for outright defiance.

I love this... yes, the Valar can be very patient but even they have their limits. Irmo seems to suggest here that the Valar have been waiting a long time for Maglor to realize that he was forgiven long ago. But of course, we find it hardest to forgive ourselves: ‘My boats were burned long ago.’

A rather presumptious statement, bordering on arrogance with a tinge of despair thrown in for good measure. But then, Pride has always been the downfall of the Fëanorians and Maglor is no exception.

I, too, would like to see a "sequel" to this someday when the muse is kind to you. I think there is more to this story, now that the Valar finally have Maglor where they want him. *grin* BTW, I detected only one typo: 2nd paragraph: "...misinterpret something to obvious..." > too.

Author Reply: Elrond might end up being a grandson to Nerdanel - for I'm sure he feels that Maglor is more his father than Earendil is. Blood may be blood, but care is what makes a father a dad - and that is something that Maglor gave him.

Maglor feels he is unforgivable, but the Powers have decided otherwise. I'm not entirely sure what the elves of the Blessed Realm will think of the matter (although the past is long enough gone that they might have learned to forgive. Though forgiving the others and forgiving Feanor and his sons might be a bit different) - but, anyway, they are not being asked.

Sequel - I don't know. I have a sneaking liking for Maglor, and I don't dislike Maedhros, who was tormented in more ways than one, but I don't really feel I know them well enough to write scads about them.

And isn't it just amazing how typos always creep in! I've changed that now.

Thanks, Fiondil.

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/5/2007
That's lovely, Bodkin. I hadn't thought about how Elrond would react to Maglor's arrival and was thrilled when he turned up.

Then there's this line:

‘My boats were burned long ago.’

That sure resonates in Maglor's case.

Author Reply: I wonder if Elrond feels guilty for feeling that Maglor is more his father than Earendil? Probably. And he will care for him like a son - and Nerdanel will love him as a mother and he will mend.

If any of Feanor's sons didn't want to take part in his madness, I suspect it would have been Maglor. And those burning boats ... very symbolic - and sickening.

Thanks, daw.

Nieriel RainaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/5/2007
This is so sadly beautiful! Thank you for sharing.


Author Reply: Thank you, NiRi. Maglor's is a sad story. He was involved in evil deeds, but, of all Feanor's sons, I think he felt the worst about it - and, I suspect, he endured his exile with humility. He deserved to go home.

Beruthiels CatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/5/2007
I agree with Jay- continue, please! I see Maglor "lit a match" under you too, lol...well done!


Author Reply: Thanks, BC. I think Maglor is a sad character, one who doesn't deserve eternal condemnation. (Feanor, on the other hand ...) And he's more of a father to Elrond than any of the other candidates, up to and including Earendil. I was glad to be able to see him on his way home. And his mother was pretty happy about it, too. And she's a victim of Feanor's obsession, if anyone was!

Jay of LasgalenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/5/2007
Of all Feanor's sons, I think Maglor is the most interesting. He regretted the Oath, but pride and honour forced him to uphold it. He opposed those who urged him to kill Elrond and Elros - and changed history. It's interesting to think that without him, Elladan, Elrohir, Arwen and Aragorn would never have existed.

I know this is complete, but I'd like to see a follow up, where Maglor meets Elrond properly, and comes to know the twins and Celebrián.

Author Reply: I have a sneaking liking for Maglor, for all his sins. And, actually, Maedhros is a tormented soul. The 'C' sons and the 'A' sons of Feanor could be spared though - they're a rather uninteresting bunch!

But yes - imagine if Maglor hadn't saved and nurtured Elwing's sons! It doesn't bear thinking of! I hate to think of him wandering until the world ends - everybody deserves to go home some time. And I do think he's probably his own worst critic.

Thanks, Jay. I don't know if there will be a follow up - although sometimes it just happens. Nothing planned, though.

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