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Or Perchance, When the Last Little Star  by Larner 17 Review(s)
Lady BluejayReviewed Chapter: 7 on 7/29/2009
Ah, it looks like the first stirrings of romance. Good. Great story. LBJ

Author Reply: Yes, there is more than a mere trace of romance going on here. Thank you so! And the single story I wrote the other day tells the story of the books....

Thanks so, LBJ.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 7 on 7/29/2009
Hmm...compertition eh? No bad thing it it nudges Hurin into action.

I loved the Rivendell and Thorongil reference.

Author Reply: Oh, yes, just a bit of competition might just be what the doctor--or in this case, the Steward--ordered.

And it's been fun finding ways to include echoes of Rivendell here, and to do my own nudging of Denethor by way of the story book and Thorongil's copy of "The Lay of Leithien."

Elena TirielReviewed Chapter: 7 on 7/29/2009
Ah, I am so enjoying this story, Larner!

*Nudges Húrin closer to Lynessë*

Complications??? *gets worried*

Very nicely done!

- Barbara

Author Reply: Well, of course there will always be complications, and to a large extent due to who might be visiting the Citadel at any particular time! Heh!

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 7 on 7/28/2009
*snickers* Someone's jealous...good for Hurin! and good for Lynesse! I'm quite liking young Bard though I wouldn't think him a suitor for Lynesse...she won't have anyone but Hurin for sure!

And Denethor's quite sneaky isn't he, sending Fara and his friend off on the same mission so they can't lose against each other in competition! Good for him!

Well done, still reading and liking it Larner!


*whose sunburned day was made a bit brighter by this*

Author Reply: Yes, Hurin is a BIT uncertain at the moment. Heh! And sometimes it takes a bit of perceived competition for folks to begin making their moves!

Well, at least we know that Denethor is a concerned father, making certain that if Boromir can't compete for the Golden Spurs this year, at least neither will the one who won them last year!

Now, to get the next chapters done! Thank you!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 7 on 7/28/2009
What a very interesting evening!

I like young Bard; if Hurin were not already in the picture, he might very well make a good suitor for Lynesse. He's certainly learned discretion-- I noticed that while he made much of the King under the Mountain and the King of the Wood, he never once mentioned that the folk of the Mountain were Dwarves or the folk of the Wood were Elves! (Although it would not surprise me if Denethor were not aware of that already--but I am not sure it would be counted a good thing by him. We know, at least, that he harbored some suspicions of Elves, anyway. I've no idea what his opinion of Dwarves would have been.) It seems to me Denethor was playing a game of some sort by inviting Bard along, while some of Faramir's conversation with Lynesse confirms my suspicion that *he* at least, would be pleased to see her make a match with his cousin.

I love the tale of the bells! I'd enjoy hearing more about those!

Author Reply: I strongly suspect the folk from Dale were advised by Thranduil not to mention people of other races when dealing with those of Gondor. I'm certain Denethor has studied enough and perhaps learned enough from partial answers from Thorongil and perhaps others from among the Lost to realize there are Elves, alive and well, lingering in the northern lands, and Dwarves as well; but as neither race has been seen in the South by any since the reign of Earnur--that they know of, at least--it's perhaps easier to pretend there remain only Men within the shores of Middle Earth.

And whether Denethor is seeking to give Hurin a bit of a nudge to get on with it, seeing a possible alliance by marriage with Dale, or is just being contrary--he does possess a rather sardonic sense of humor, after all--is hard to say. But I think Faramir, seeing someone at last has caught at his older cousin's imagination and heart, just wants to see him happy with someone as suitable as Lynesse has proved!

The idea of the carillon is based on one of the stories written in the 2007 Christmas exchange, which was based on a comment on the "merry bells of Dale" in "The Hobbit." I don't remember offhand who wrote the story, but I found myself having to reference it here!

Anyway, thank you so very much, Dreamflower.

Mysterious JediReviewed Chapter: 7 on 7/28/2009
Good to see Hurin appreciate what he's missing!

Author Reply: Oh, I do agree, Mysterious Jedi. Maybe he does need just a bit of a nudge so he doesn't become too complacent. Heh!

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 7 on 7/28/2009
Well, it seems that Denethor is playing with fire...he does have a sense of humor. I think that after this, Hurin will snap a little bit and start courting...she really doesn't car for the Lord of Dale...a lot of details about Faramir and his father, I like how you portrait their relationship, the family dinamics, even in times of war...Well, I went back and re-read your Hurin's story, so I know how ends, but I love to see them courting and the steward family.

Author Reply: Denethor does have a sense of humor--at least when it suits him, and at times he enjoys putting folk off their stride, obviously. And I suspect that things are likely to become interesting for Lynesse, at least.

We know from LOTR that Hurin was alive and well at the time of the coronation, so that itself should give a number of folk some reassurance. However, there will be a complication coming up....

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