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No Better Name  by Cairistiona 14 Review(s)
FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/16/2011
I love those two. They are a good pair. If they think that they will get a nice rest in Bree, they are mistaken. Maybe not, maybe some days with Bolwen will be beneficial for all of them.

I remember Eledh and Galadh as part the usual gang, “the choose ones”, but not Cannagar.

I laughed with Halbarad the Left, I supposed that is unkind of me, but I can't help with Halbarad.

Which period of time is this story happening? For sure is before Hope's edge, because Denlad sounded younger and Neala is not mentioned. Before Ferdinad too? How old is Denlad?

Thank you, how often will you be posting? The wait is killing me

Author Reply: Thank you, Fantasia! What a nice review of the chapter. I'm so glad "Halbarad the Left" gave you a giggle, because that was one of those little things I liked myself. LOL My Halbarad just has a sarcastic, sometimes dark sense of humor, what can I say. Soldiers usually do have a streak of black humor in them, to cope with the stress.

To answer your questions:

Cannagar is a new OC, yes, for now just a sort of "extra" who has a name (and apparently a very sore bum). The original four--Eledh, Galadh, Denlad and of course Halbarad--are still the ones that most stories will focus on but now and then I'll bring in other OC Rangers because obviously, there's more Rangers floating around Eriador than just Aragorn and his four buddies. *g*

The time period: You know, that was something that I didn't intend to really specify, because the first story, "By Such a Foolish Name", I'd left intentionally "floating" in time. It really could have taken place anywhere during Aragorn's time guarding the Breeland area and the Shire and as a one-shot, I didn't really want to pin it down to a specific date. But when I realized I had much, much more of a story on my hands (oh my word, you've no idea... the third tale is going to be, um, epic in scale, I fear), and that Halbarad & Company would come horning in on the story, I had to figure out when all this was happening. The answer will be revealed specifically in chapter 4, but for now, suffice to say that it takes place before both "At Hope's Edge" and "The Ranger and the Hobbit" and well after "A Star In Midwinter" where we first meet Denlad. Denlad's seasoned now, but still fairly young.

And finally, as to updates: twice a week, as usual, on Tuesdays and Fridays. :)

Thank you so much for reading and wow, remembering all these details about my happy band of Rangers! I think you know the timelines better than I do. *g*

ElentarriReviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/16/2011
I love your Denlad & Halbarad dialogue. Very amusing. Dying for the next chapter. :)

Author Reply: Thank you, Elentarri... I have fun with those two. :) Next chapter will be up Tuesday.

6336Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/16/2011
A little R.& R. never hurts!


Author Reply: It certainly doesn't! Thanks for reading. :)

MirachReviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/16/2011
I really admire the way you write the rangers, with such an ease! The text flows naturaly, and is very pleasant to read and imagine the situations you describe. So Halbarad and denlad are going to meet Aragorn, and not like the condition they find him in, it seems =)

Author Reply: Thank you, Mirach! Yes, I do think it will come as a surprise to them both that Aragorn isn't lolling away his time with his feet warming on the heart at the Pony. I'm so glad you like my version of the Dunedain. I'm kind of glad Tolkien left most of that canvas blank because it's certainly fun to try to draw in the details. :)

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