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Adventures of an Éored: Midsummer  by Katzilla 20 Review(s)
Camp6311Reviewed Chapter: 7 on 2/12/2018
I'm thoroughly enjoying this story so far and can't wait to read about the big race! You have captured the Rohiriam culture so well, and your knowledge of horses must come from actual experience.

Author Reply: Hi Camp,

thanks for reviewing! I'm happy to hear that you find my describtion of the Rohirrim authentic and I hope that the race will be to your liking, as well.

I am very flattered to read that you think that I must have actual riding experience to write this, but that is actually not the case. I always liked horses, but strangely, I never felt the desire to take riding lessons. Go figure. ;-)

MattReviewed Chapter: 6 on 1/31/2018
A little (necessarily) forced given that this is a story but a nice job of building a reconciliation all the same. Thanks for your hard work on this, looking forward to the next installment.

Author Reply: HI Matt,
thanks for the review. Well, what Théodred achieved so far was of course only implement his idea in Thorvald's brain... whether the man actually follows through will be written on an altogether different page (yet not within this story).


MattReviewed Chapter: 5 on 1/25/2018
Really great story. I've been around SoA for a long time but don't necessarily remember this fic from before. In any case, the five chapters now up are great reading and I hope your creative outburst will continue a few more. Thanks loads for your hard work on this, looking forward to future installments.

Author Reply: Hallo Matt,

and thank you for your feedback! To tell the truth, there wasn't much of a story when I posted the first chapter back in 2011, and it is only now that scenes start playing out in my mind, leading me to quite a different place than I had originally anticipated (but isn't that the case most of the times?).

I have been asking myself whether the fandom changed in those over seven years since I've last been here (most of the readers I found with my other stories seem to have left it), or whether the lack of feedback is the fault of my writing ("If you can't say anything nice, say nothing at all..." )... or perhaps it is the fact that I'm making rather generous use of OC characters in this story, which might not be to everybody's taste.

Oh well, I see how it goes, as it seems impossible now to hold the flood back. This story will get finished!


Sue CookeReviewed Chapter: 3 on 1/17/2018
OMG - I just found this story! PLEASE don't let more years go by without finishing it. Your descriptive writing is SO good - I felt like I was there at the fair too. My heart is beating with the adrenaline of anticipation. Thank you for a really great story.

Author Reply: Hello Sue,

thank you for reviewing! I'm happy to hear that you like my little tale and hope the new chapter will be to your taste, as well. Unfortunately, it seems that things are getting rather messy now... ;-)

Best wishes,

GalathilReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/5/2018
Hi Katzilla; I agree welcome back! You have being very much missed and so glad you have decided to

write more about a fav Erode. Enjoyed this chapter can't wait to see how the race goes.

Hope your muse stays awake long enough for you to writ some more.

Happy New Year


Author Reply: Hi Galathil,

thank you so much for your nice words! It's good to have been missed. I will do my best to finish this story now. I always knew how I wanted to end it, but didn't have any inspiration for the middle part, and I was so over-stressed with my job for so long that my creative juices just stopped flowing.

Hopefully, I will have an update for you later this week. :-)


sReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/2/2018
After so many years of no new chapters, I was resigned to being disappointed that the story hadn't been continued. Now with the new year, I am very happy to see this new chapter! I very much like your portrayal of a young Eomer with all the self-doubts and insecurities of a young man in any time or culture. Perhaps you can combine your talents of writing and photography to illustrate your story!

Author Reply: HI S!

I'm quite surprised to be writing again, too! The workload had increased to much over the past years that it killed my creative juices, but during the Christmas break, I suddenly felt something coming back... I'm pretty sure I will finish this story now and hope to have the next chapter ready hopefully sometime this week.

Thanks for letting me know your thoughts and that you are enjoying my little story. I hope the rest of it will be to your taste, as well.

As for using photography to illustrate my story: wouldn't that be something? I would actually not know how to do it, but when I write, I usually see the scenes like a movie in my head, complete with cast and all...

While I'm going with the movies when it comes to casting Éomer, Theoden and Eowyn (all of them younger, of course), I'd like a younger Stellan Skarsgard for Elfhelm, Garrett Hedlund for Théodred and Chris Hemsworth for Bard... Now all I need is to find fund for the movie... ;-)

Ana Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/12/2013
Please don't stop writing about young Éomer.
This is a very good chapter, heart pounding, we can almost feel the wind, hear the hooves.

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/25/2011
Hi Katzilla, so good that you are back. Did you have a serious conversation to your muse? What did you do to her?
It is a promisisng start and it seems that is a lighter story, but we never know with you.
I was re-reading some of your old fics and was shocked that you had killed Findarras as well; I did remember Éothain, of course, but Findarras too! My, you are really mean!
At least Thor, Arnhelm and Bard were left alive, for now.
I remember Maddy and her series. They were great.

sReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/25/2011
I read your touching dedication to Maddy and being rather new to LOTR fanfiction, I had wondered why her wonderful series had never been finished. Her depiction of Eomer and Lothiriel and the royal family of Dol Amroth will always be one of my favorites.

I also greatly enjoy the word picture you paint of a young Eomer and his friends flying over the plains and look forward to yet another engaging tale.

Author Reply: I agree wholeheartedly with your comment about Maddy's achievement in the Rohan-verse (;-)); to this day, it remains the ultimate Éomer/Lothiriel-story for me, and we can only begin to guess what wonderful stories there were still in her head for the future. Her great sense of - often very strange - humour will be thoroughly missed.

Thank you for your nice words re. my "Boyz from the Aldburg-hood", too. I must say that it is way too much fun to imagine those glorious Rohirrim at work and play. :-)


Lady BluejayReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/25/2011
Your dedication to Maddy had me in tears. There is nothing I can add really. I read trough her stories occasionally and am so saddened that such a talent is lost. Yes, I miss her very much too.

Glad you are still writing. Lovely to see Eomer as a young man. I imagine there is another plateful of angst for us. LBJ

Author Reply: Hi Sidonie,

yes, I find that Maddy stays with me even if I didn't know her personally (only through loooooong and frequent phone calls and email-correspondence); what I wouldn't have given to get to *really* know her! I would love to visit her family one of these days as I felt that, through the funny stories she told of them, I knew them, as well, but I don't want to bother them if that renewed their pain.

As for the Éomer-angst: I'm not sure yet, but this might actually become one of my lighter stories (no *fluff* though), which is why I decided to dedicate it to Maddy (in the spirit of her comedic Rohan-tales). Of course, I'M saying that *now*, knowing fully well how my stories tend to take on a life of their own... We'll see where this one will take us! ;-)

Warm wishes,

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