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From Wilderness to Cities White  by Larner 352 Review(s)
harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 63 on 12/31/2016
I do remember this fun tale with its deeper insight into Aragorn's first interactions with his own people. Very glad to see it published here and to be reminded of it. With greetings and many good wishes for 2017. May you be inspired to write something involving Brendi and Narcissa in honour of your new puppy.

Author Reply: I will certainly try, Liz. Thanks so!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 62 on 10/5/2016
Ah, another who learned you do not insult the Ring-bearer and get away with it. I almost feel sorry for him, at least a little, though he certainly was rude before and if he knew better, he would not have done it and certainly not offended the king too! Dear me. He won't be doing either again. Sorry to be so late in reviewing here.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Oh, yes, he is learning, I hope! And I'm sorry to be so late responding!

6336Reviewed Chapter: 60 on 9/25/2016
What a thing to do, poor bird, poor Faramir.

It sounds like a typical thing for Denathor to do, take an idea and embroider on it and make it his own, not just a short sword but a whole miniature uniform to go with it, complete with helm with real bird wings. I feel most sorry for the poor soldier who was forced to sell his bird.

I get the feeling that Faramir was happier with his gifts from Boromir than those from his father, at least those were given without any ulterior motive, just love.


Author Reply: I believe you have it there in a nutshell, Lynda. Poor Denethor may be able to read the hearts of others, but he can no longer fully understand their language. Thanks so!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 62 on 9/24/2016
Great! A very hobbity way of taking revenge that will leave a lasting impression.

I just wonder how long it will take Reginorn to realize what *really* is happening to him and if he dares to comment on it;-)

Author Reply: I can imagine that with his quick intelligence Frodo is able to be most subtle yet effective in his retaliation for perceived insult.

Reginorn may well be realizing this is not all "accidental," particularly considering the quantity of singular misfortunes he is experiencing. But, then, he's not as yet proved himself quite the brightest mind about, so it may well prove he has to have things pounded at him before he cottons on. Heh!

Thanks so, Andrea.

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 62 on 9/23/2016
*giggle*snort*chuckle* Oh, I DO hope we see more of Captain Reginorn as he is schooled in the ways of hobbits. *grin*

Poor guy, he really is both tactless and unobservant. I hope he gets cured of that before the hobbits leave the City!

Author Reply: Am so glad this got a good laugh out of you. Am not certain how much Reginorn might show up in my stories, but somehow I get the feeling that Aragorn isn't going to invite him to join his personal guard.

And I think that Frodo and the other Hobbits will make certain he gets the idea that one does not look down upon smaller people.

Thanks so, Dreamflower!

TariReviewed Chapter: 62 on 9/23/2016
I think one should give serious thought before insulting another.

Author Reply: You know the old saying--engage mind before opening mouth with stupid assumptions ready to pour out. I do hope that Reginorn has learned his lesson!

Thanks so, Tari!

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 62 on 9/23/2016
Hehe. That arrogant captain learned several lessons that day. Good story

Author Reply: I certainly HOPE he's learned something about the devious nature of Frodo's mind and how -- uncomfortable it can be to upset him. Heh!

Thanks so!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 62 on 9/23/2016
Oh, how I love the interaction of the hobbits, especially!

And JRRT did say that hobbits were fond of jests. I don't know the quote by heart, but I imagine practical jokes might well play a part.

What fun!

(Rather an unimaginative fellow, that. I hope he learned his lesson.)

Author Reply: I have imagined for years that Frodo knew just how to pull a prank that would bring just desserts to the butt of the joke and to drive home the fact one was facing a most capable Hobbit!

And Reginorn, like many small people, cannot imagine others being different than he has first pictured them, not until he's been hit over the head with reality several times at least! I, too, hope he's learned his lesson.

Thanks so, and was so thrilled to see chapters from two different stories this week! At last someone is in a position to find poor Pippin and Mittens.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 62 on 9/22/2016
I love the Hobbit mischief! Thank you so much for this delightful birthday story!Reginorn will not insult Aragorn or the Hobbits again!

Author Reply: One would hope, at least, Linda. And I do hope your birthday was joyful. Love to the kitties for me! Lydia, George, and Calli-cat send purrs, Brendi and Melian give happy barks of greeting, and Tamsin at least paused to look at me before she hurried outside through the cat door again. Heh!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 62 on 9/22/2016
Oh, what a delightful story! I loved it from beginning to end.

Author Reply: Thank you so much, Shirebound. I enjoyed writing it!

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