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From Wilderness to Cities White  by Larner 367 Review(s)
LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 11/3/2010
You draw lovely pictures with your words! Wonderful job of showing the web Robin was caught in, unable to extricate himself, and yet how he was still a decent hobbit, taking care of his mum. And his mother's confidence that Frodo would return, so that she could give him a piece of her mind! LOL! When I realised the date, I held my breath with the rest of nature, waiting to see what would happen... and I was not disappointed.

The geese were a perfect touch. (We always pause to watch the geese fly over...)

Author Reply: Oh, thank you so, Lin! All of the Hobbits of the Shire experienced the negative changes instilled by Lotho, but for those who'd been Shiriffs before Lotho rose to become tyrant it must have seemed quite the betrayal.

There were two great flocks sharing a bay along the Straits the other day--one great flock of Canadian geese and a second of grebes, preparing for the continuation of their migrations. And hearing the geese passing over, going south in the autumn and returning north as spring comes again, always makes my heart thrill!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/2/2010
Awwww; I love the image and concept of Faramir and Frodo doing research together; and Aragorn's point of view makes the vignette more interesting.

Author Reply: I'm so glad you like it, Raksha. Of course, I love all three of them, and more besides!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 11/2/2010
Beautiful, Larner! Absolutely spot-on beautiful! From gloom and fear to light and release. Yes, harder times are still ahead of the Shire hobbits, but there is an end in sight.

Author Reply: I'm so glad you think so. It's been a time since I wrote Robin, so wanted to look at the Time of Troubles from his perspective. How would he have reacted to many of the changes, as we know he was a Shiriff before Lotho declared himself Chief? And how would his family have reacted to the change in his status and duties, once he was under Lotho's oversight?

And it was interesting to imagine that day from the POV of someone who wasn't particularly close to Frodo for a change.

Thanks so very much, Dreamflower!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/24/2010
A sweet story. I think Frodo would have gained another brother in Faramir and it is good to see a little bit of that here.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: The two certainly had a good deal in common, or so I'd think. And I do believe Elessar would enjoy seeing that commonality shown! Thanks so, Antane.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/23/2010
Thank you again for this lovely birthday story.

Author Reply: And I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Linda. And thank you always for your continued friendship!

SoledadReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/22/2010
Hehe! This was fun. Are you telling me what exactly these two have found? I can imagine them being close - they have a lot in common.

Author Reply: I'm not certain whether it was Faramir or Frodo who found the particular information that has the attention of both fixed here, but I'm certain they would come to appreciate one another well. Thanks so, Soledad!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/22/2010
“Let them know this moment of fellowship uninterrupted.”

A very good decision, especially concerning Frodo and Faramir.

Just after they had come to know and understand each other better, they had to part again, not knowing if they would ever meet again.

Now, that they are finally able to spend some time together they discover many shared interests. And Aragorn is as happy about that as I am.

Author Reply: Yes, knowing two such kindred spirits had the chance to appreciate one another would have pleased Aragorn well, I think. Thanks so, Andrea!

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