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The Mariner's Son  by Cairistiona 15 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2008
A most interesting situation. Now, who is this young beggar, and how is he related to Aragorn--or Isildur? We does wonders, we does we does....

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 4 on 5/5/2008
A good finale to a well-written and thoughtful action story. I'm not sure about the future of the Mariner's son; though; he seems to be something of a loose cannon when he wants something.

The Mariner himself was a fascinating character; he certainly has been around if he's met hobbits andArathorn.

Author Reply: I don't know if the Mariner's son will have learned his lesson or not... but I think that'll be someone else's headache, for I imagine Aragorn beat a pretty hasty retreat out of there once he got his ring back. And yes, The Mariner is a bit of a mystery character. In a way, I'm kind of sorry to leave him behind, but I don't have any plans to revisit him or his son in any more stories. Although I guess, being citizens of Gondor, they may turn up for Elesser's coronation. Hmm, I wonder what the son would do when he gets a load of that shiny crown....*grin.

Thanks again for the wonderful reviews, Raksha. You made my day!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 3 on 5/5/2008
Well, the plot is thickening - Aragorn has amnesia, and appears to have been saved by his assailant's father.

Aragorn's pain, fear and confusion are well-written, plausibly and evocatively without being overdone.

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm really glad you didn't find it overdone ... I'm always a little leery that what I think is emotional angst might in reality be just so much melodrama. And since this was a Teitho entry, I didn't have the benefit of a beta to tell me that I had gone over the top. So it's reassuring to hear you tell me I didn't!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/5/2008
Uh-oh; out of the frying pan, into the fire indeed!

A harrowing account of Aragorn's ordeal and escape, only to be struck down by Nature's own fury.

Author Reply: Mother Nature ... or Ulmo, take your pick ... isn't exactly being kind to our Ranger, is he?

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/5/2008
An good portrait of Aragorn at an emotional crossroads, caught between Gondor and his home in the north; and now in an increasingly dangerous predicament. Very suspenseful!

Author Reply: Thanks, Raksha! I'm glad you found my story and are enjoying it. And yes, I always figured Aragorn would have been in a bit of a muddle when he finally decided to leave Gondor, and Thorongil, behind. I just decided to up the ante even more by plunking him in a fairly nasty situation. I'm sure he hates me now...

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