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The Eagle on the Ramparts  by Canafinwe 260 Review(s)
TariReviewed Chapter: 23 on 4/4/2017
I have one last posted chapter to read. I do hope you will finish this story. It is so good that I must find out how it plays out. Thank you.

AndrewReviewed Chapter: 24 on 2/12/2017
I love this story please continue!

TariReviewed Chapter: 15 on 1/19/2017
I found this story by accident and love it. I do hope you continue writing. So many of the tales I was reading have left me hanging. I wish the authors would continue writing until their stories are done.

RowanfairReviewed Chapter: 24 on 1/16/2017
Dear Canafinwe,
having commenced to re-read your wonderful stories, I pondered the reason for having become so deeply attracted and enthralled by your writing.
Despite the fact that you tend to give your main character quite a hard time and labour, throughout your various pieces always remains light to be found between the lines... I admire your skill to detect some rays of light left even in the worst character or situation you portrait. Altogether I perceive the way you display your view on this enchanting world to be a celebration of true human virtues, such as friendship, loyalty, dignity, honour and finally love.
A continuous general statement, that there will always be hope…

A certain well known Hobbit, set into a seemingly hopeless situation, also stated this point of view in a most beautiful passage of The Professors own work. A major call to go on, even in times and places where all seems to give in to the dark.

May todays torn and chaotic humanity proof able to listen and to learn!

Our, presently would have turned age 125, Professor would certainly consider an outcome of that kind to be precious.

Please… never stop writing!

GnomeReviewed Chapter: 24 on 12/23/2016
Forgive me for asking but are you by any chance a published author? Or, do you have an educational or work background that intersects with medieval history? I ask because your ability to convincingly write these characters' thoughs and considerations of their surrounding world, within their settings and ways of thinking is really amazing. I've read real historical fiction authors who are nowhere near as good as you are here.

cynewulfReviewed Chapter: 24 on 12/10/2016
I'm really just astounded by how much careful thought and consideration has gone into this story, and indeed all your stories. You seem to weigh each characters' inner feelings, thoughts, motivations, priorities, memories/experiences, upbringing, and habits in order to inform every action they undergo and line they utter. And when it comes the original or minor characters, or situations where for Aragorn and Denethor there is not enough canon information to tell us how they would act and feel and think, you extrapolate and invent explanations and facts and backgrounds that are compelling, believable, and logical. Just...the amount of deliberate attention and analysis, that so evidently is the source of your characterization decisions is a rare treat for the reader - so pleasurable and satisfying.

Also, the amount of research you must've done about how medieval life and military/political structures worked is amazing! Like the characterization, it adds a level of verisimilitude that really enhances and and deepens the story and the feel for the setting.

obsidianjReviewed Chapter: 24 on 11/12/2016
Poor Jamon! I think he does a great job that he hasn't revealed that he is a guardsman of Gondor. He knows nothing of subterfuge and spying. It is difficult to keep lying in such close quarters without stumbling. At least now he might get the support of Thorongil.
Minardil is a great captain. He utilizes the capabilities of his subordinates as much as he can, which is a mark of a great leader. It doesn't really matter where you learned the skill. Now he knows that Thorongil commanded a thousand man, he is trying to learn as much as he can about leading from an expert.

obsidianjReviewed Chapter: 23 on 11/12/2016
No one is is pleased in this chapter. You chose the title well.
I don't think Denethor grasps that Herion is not the only one taking a chapter from his treatment of people. "Do as I say, not as I do" does not work. People that admire Denethor will follow his example and not so much his words as we see in Herion.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 24 on 11/1/2016
Oh, yes, he does have Aragorn's experience on which to lean, or he does at least for now. I look forward to seeing how well he learns from his new Lieutenant as their joint guidance for the Tenth Company goes forward. And at least Jamon has assurance that his love will have word that he has not sought to avoid her company! Poor Jamon--what a situation for him to find himself in! And I hope Jamon takes heart from Minardil and Thorongil's intervention and support.

RowanfairReviewed Chapter: 24 on 10/31/2016
May it be, that in those now unfolding events we get a glimpse on what will lead to that incomprehensible unexplained hate Denethor acts out on Thorongil in your short story “The Sell-Sword and the Prince”?

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