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The Heir Apparent  by Mirkwoodmaiden 109 Review(s)
NurayyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/8/2021
Oh, there they begin falling in love. And there's already a lot of turmoil and grief and resentment. I loved how in the end respect grows between them. The beginning of something important.

Author Reply: Nurayy!

So glad you decided to read or at least start this story. It was the first many chaptered story I wrote as fanfic and it really holds a soft spot in my heart.

I have always been fascinated by the Dunedain as a people. They survived the destruction of their kingdom and really their entire way of life and survived for a 1000 years. Arthedain, the last of the three kingdoms that was Arnor fell in 1975 TA. And yet their goal, their dream to the light restored and Amends for Isildur's failure remained true. How? That is why I am fascinated by the Dunedain.

Also I have always been fascinated by Gilraen, "I give hope to the world by I keep none for myself." She left everything she knew to go with Estel to Imladris. She is frequently left out of a lot of fanfiction but I think she is so interesting. Very strong woman who sacrifices everything she was to help her people with their density.

Thanks for reading.

Stay Safe ((hugs))

MM


Author Reply:
Or rather "Destiny" and not "density" :-) *sigh* I would love to blame Autocorrect for this but alas I cannot!! :-)

MM

ibonekiReviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 11/2/2020
This was such a lovely journey through Aragorn's life. Thank you so much for writing and posting!

Author Reply: Iboneki!

Thank you so much for writing to tell me! I am so glad that you liked it! I may add more chapters at a later date, but it is finished for now!

Stay Safe!

MM

SimplegirlfromLPReviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 4/30/2020
I enjoyed this very much. Loved to read about Estel's life in Rivendale. Thank you for writing.

Author Reply: Simplegirl!

Thank you for reading and taking the time to write. I am so glad that you liked it!

:-))

MM

LarnerReviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 4/11/2020
And now he has come home indeed, with that final reunion that he's so desired since he was a small child.

Author Reply: Larner!

And as I have discovered in writing the Epilogue as I did I can add however many chapters I might want to add!

Thank you for reading it start to finish! I will probably be adding more chapters when the plot bunny bites!! Those plot bunnies can be vicious! :-))


MM

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 19 on 4/11/2020
I rejoice that he has found his place with his own people at last. Now, to see his mother return to them as well.

Author Reply: Larner!

Thanks for reading through the story again and with the new chapter added!

I do really hope you enjoyed it!

I suspect that Gilraen will soon re-appear!

Have you heard from Lindelea. Usually she has answered back on my reviews by now. In these times I worry.

Stay Safe

MM


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 18 on 4/10/2020
Ah, yes, there are stories to hear as well as lessons to be learned.

I am sorry that Elrond did not warn Arwen that Aragorn was leaving Imladris, but that she had the chance to bid him farewell in spite of that. And now he is home where he was born, reunited with the Man who knew him best as a small child, not counting his parents. Now to learn his place here.

Author Reply: Larner!

Elrond's pain is still fresh and some of his actions are not the best or most thought out. When we are in pain we often don't think clearly.

I thought he needed to know his uncle so he would have someone to come home to though he previously did not know any of it!

MM

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 17 on 4/8/2020
No destiny is won without cost. And how much that which he seeks to grasp will cost him, although it is well worth the effort.

Author Reply: Larner!

Hello! I remember finding this a hard chapter to write. So many people end up hurt and disappointed. Elrond who has given up so much in the service of Middle Earth has even more taken from him. Gilraen is upset that Aragorn will lose Elrond's favour and not be able to complete his destiny and and everything she and Arathorn gave up would come to naught. Aragorn knows he is hurting the two people he loves most but cannot but help his feelings for Arwen.

Thanks for reading and writing I really like to hear what you think!

Hope you and yours are well.

MM

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 16 on 4/6/2020
At last the truth is spoken, and it sets him free to pursue his own destiny. Soon he will learn Erithain's relationship to himself, and there shall be another joy--for as long as Erithain remains within Middle Earth himself. And I look forward to the first sight of Arwen, dancing amongst the birches.

Author Reply: Larner!

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to write. I promise there is a reunion between Erithain and Aragorn!!

Hope you are keeping safe!

MM

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 15 on 4/6/2020
The Winged Crown, for all it was fashioned with the wings of sea birds, would indeed seem to be emblazoned with stars, I think. And now they are free, Legolas and Aragorn, known now as Estel. A wonderful image, young Estel receiving a bow of thanks from Thranduil.

Author Reply: Larner!

I think the image that sticks with me always where Elladan and Elrohir were fighting with stars upon their brows. That image has always stayed with me though I forget when it is from.

And I thought it was an fascinating idea to form a early relationship between Thranduil and a young Aragorn.

Stay Safe!

MM

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 14 on 4/6/2020
At least Estel is not alone in the dark, and he has the best of companions with him for the moment's dangers.

Love the bond that has grown between Estel and his unadmitted uncle.

Author Reply: Larner!

I really liked the idea of Estel meeting as many of the Fellowship as he could when he was young. And Estel having to stand on his own two feet with his foster brothers there. Kind of a coming of age.

It did my heart good when writing this story to be able to reunite Uncle and nephew and let them get to know each other before Estel goes back to the Dunedain

Author Reply: Hope all is well with you and yours! and thank you for writing!

MM

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