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Waterloo  by Lady Bluejay 20 Review(s)
CuthalionReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/9/2008
Absolutely delightful. I never tire reading an Éomer/Lothiriel-tale from Lia, and through Lia I discovered your writing, too.

I've always been a huge fan of stories about the siege of Minas Tirith, and this one is well crafted and wonderfully told. The scene when Lothiriel finds a "filthy stranger" in her bed gave me a highly welcome relief - and a huge grin - and their banter afterwards was as teasing as it was delicious. Great tale!


Author Reply: Thanks - it gave me a grin writing it, too.LBJ

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/7/2008
I know that women throughout the world have done similarly--gone from feasting to nursing when the need has arisen. Here it happened in the French and Indian wars, the Revolution and the Civil War; in Europe it has happened over and over again.

Well told, and glad that Lothiriel served her nation well and with distinction; and rejoice that Eomer found in her reason to return once more to Gondor.

Wonderful tale.

Author Reply: Yes, its an idea that has been runing around my head for a long time. And if I think hard enough I can put most scenarios into a E/L situation!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/7/2008
To think of Eomer invading Lothiriel's such a great time before they were married is highly ironic, and apparently the young lady is finding the idea at least a bit erotic as well! Well, my dear lady, you shall soon enough know the whole of that form very well indeed!

Author Reply: I am sure she will. And what better place to find him!LBJ

SurgicalSteelReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/7/2008
I really enjoyed this. I liked Lothiriel's determination to do whatever she could - her work in the Houses reminded me a bit of the scene in 'Gone With the Wind' in which Scarlett goes to help in one of the hospitals (although with different outcome - Scarlett can't stand the sights and flees).

Her nervousness at suturing her first patient is entirely credible.

Her introduction to Eomer made me laugh, and their hasty courtship was also, IMO, believable.


Author Reply: My mother told me that in the 2nd World war things happened a lot quicker! There was no time to prevaricate. Thanks for reviewing.LBJ

Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/7/2008
Hello, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the story. During the first chapter I was reading with tears in my eyes. The second was only marginally better. And I love the end (epilogue) of the story. It's got a certain kind of romance.

Also writing the ladies of gondor with more strenght made for a good read. Although I have to say that even in your, as you called them "fun scenarios" it was always in the back of my mind that there are others then just those weaklings. I really like the fun stories, too btw.

Author Reply: Thanks for reviewing. Glad you liked it. It was a situation to bring out both strengh and weaknesses,but I had to give Lothy strengh. LBJ

WillowReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/5/2008
Wow, this is really good! I think this is your best story yet. The description of the battle from Lothíriel's point of view is very well done and completely realistic, and I like this Lothíriel a lot, too. And the ending made me smile, of course. I can't wait to read the rest of this!

P.S. It's triggered some plot bunnies, too...

Author Reply: Why thank you, Willow. Don't tell me there is room for even more stories in that head of yours! LBJ.

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/5/2008
Excellent tale of the battle, and the tension in the Houses of Healing, from the tale of a young woman who is stronger than she knows, but goes through a baptism of fire to learn that. The image of Lothiriel trying to sleep while Sauron's forces assail the City is wonderfully conveyed here. There's a canon feel to it all; especially the esteem and care given the battle-weary Rohirrim.

Heckuvan introduction of Eomer to Lothiriel, heh-heh.

Author Reply: Thank you. I wanted to weave the story tightly around the canon, it's something I enjoy doing. I am sure the Rohirrim were well cared for after their heroic ride and fight. I did always wonder how they dealt with so many horses though. LBJ.

mistry89Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/5/2008
What a reality-check for Lothiriel! From the first paragraph she had to face situations she could not have expected and to deal with them with enough detachment and strength to get through.
The lead up to the battle was atmospheric. I like the mention and concern for the horses that appeared throughout - from L's thoughts on Passion, to the battle-weary beasts at the end.
Not to mention her first real glimpse of Eomer :)
Thank you very much - looking forward to the rest.

Author Reply: Well I hope you enjoy the ending. One battle is over, the next about to start and Lothiriel has to say her goodbyes. LBJ

Roheryn3019Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/5/2008
I am at a bit of a loss of what to say, but feel the need to say something. The emotion and visuals that you created in the story are unbelievable. You captured the situation perfectly- the uncertainty, the fear, the call of duty... This is without a doubt one of the best fics that I have had the pleasure to read in a while- thank you.

Author Reply: Thank you. This has been running through my mind for a long time and I just had to write it even though I am in the middle of a long fic.LBJ

rikkiReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/5/2008
Wow! It wasn't until I looked up at the bottom of your newest story that I got back to reality. The mood is fast paced and packed with such emotions - despair, hope, deciding not to flee the enemy, living through a seige, feeling that the end of the world is near and then to hear the horns of Rohan and know that you are saved. You were able to show the Houses of Healing in a very real way with the overwhelming work to try to save the soldiers who were send to there when they were too wounded to fight anymore. Lothíriel, a princess, becoming more than a polite aide to bathe the brow of the wounded and holding their hands. I liked the part where she uses her brother to practice her suturing skills. And nakedEomer! That really gets the heart going there. Can't wait for the rest of this story, it has already been bookmarked to read over and over again.

Author Reply: Thank you. The part where the Rohirrim arrived with hors blowing was one of my favorite parts of the book. Perhaps my favorite part. I just had to write it.
I hope you enjoy the rest. LBJ

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