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Beneath Strange Stars  by Larner 78 Review(s)
SoledadReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/30/2011
*shakes head* Only the Hobbits!
It's interesting to see Hobbits as true warriors, not only defending their homes with slingshots and stones, though. Bucca must have been an interesting character.

Author Reply: I've written about Bucca going out to fight for Arvedui in "Stirring Rings," so it was fun to find another reason to write about these unusual members of Arvedui's army. I have a fondness for Bucca any more.

TariReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/8/2010
Wow!!! I am speechless. This was absolutely amazing. As you stated, Eru can restore all. The way you expressed this fact touched my heart.

Excellent, marvelous job!!!!

Author Reply: In the time of Remaking, I do believe that Eru would wish to put all back to what it was intended to be, after all. Am so glad you liked it! Thank you so!

Elena TirielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/6/2010
Oh, Larner, this is so hopeful and beautiful! What a beneficent view of what The End might be like.... When all find that which was meant for them to love.

I especially loved this little bit: Varda’s stars shine the more brightly because they blaze against the dark of night, and the dark of night is the more beautiful because it contains the light of stars within it.

What a way to make this stargazer grin and her heart go pitty-pat!

Beautifully done, Larner... thank you for sharing it!

- Barbara

Author Reply: My stepfather was an amateur astronomer, and had two huge telescopes he would break out at times. I lost my fear of the night when I began appreciating how beautiful the stars were, I know. And thank you so for telling me how this made you feel! I am honored, Barbara.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/6/2010
I am honoured Larner. Thank you so very much.
This takes a lot of reading and is well worth the effort. One to savour and reread.

Author Reply: I'm so glad I could post it here at last. I had started it and didn't get it done for your birthday, and then found it fit perfectly with the theme for the October challenge and finally got it finished and posted. I'm just sorry it didn't get posted on time when I intended to do so.

Love to you and your folks and to Jet. Life here is far too--interesting--to find pleasant, I fear.

ShemyazaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/6/2010
You seriously need to stop writing these things. That did bring tears to my eyes. How lovely if that were really to happen.

Author Reply: To know that something I've written has moved individuals to such emotion is one of the greatest praises I could receive. I do hope it will happen exactly this way! Thank you so, Shemyaza.

SoledadReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/5/2010
Waaah! You made me cry again! It was sooo heart-breaking!

But seriously, between two pieces of Kleenex, I had great fun figuring out the identity of the individual characters. ;)

For some reason, Denethor was the last one I cold identify, although, in hindsight, the palantír should have been a dead give-away.

Author Reply: I made you cry? I'm honored! I would have thought Denethor would be the easiest to recognize, myself. Am pleased he managed to be elusive, then! Heh!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/5/2010
Very interesting and touching story. It's lovely to think of all those conflicts and sorrows finally ending in this way, with reconciliation and love.

Author Reply: Oh, I'm so glad you feel that way, Raksha. Yes, time to end the enmities and indeed see all things renewed as they were intended!

TeresaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/5/2010
How lovely it was to see all of them renewed and reunited with their loved ones! My thanks for writing this and sharing it! :)

Author Reply: And you are very welcome, Teresa. And thank you in your turn for the feedback!

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