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The Eagle on the Ramparts  by Canafinwe 264 Review(s)
RowanfairReviewed Chapter: 25 on 7/30/2017
Thank you so much! I kept checking every other day lately in hope for a new chapter... vibrations must have reached you finally! ☺

I enjoyed Minardils reaction to the „wrong sister“ very much. I love these intertwining little sidesteps of yours. Looking forward to its unfolding.
Jamon on the other hand appears a little to bold in his way to deliver unexpected success to his Captain General. As proud as he finally may be to have gained that knowledge after all.

Anyway – can´t wait to read more…

obsidianjReviewed Chapter: 25 on 7/30/2017
Seems like Thorongil's teachings to Jarmon were successful. But Denethor needs to be more careful in what he asks. If the prisoner does not talk or tells fairy tales, he will blame Jarmon and that is patently wrong.

KathReviewed Chapter: 25 on 7/30/2017
So good to have another chapter, Canfinwe. Was worried that you had had to give up Thorongil!
Hope Minardil will find love and poor Jamon is released soon!
Many thanks x

TariReviewed Chapter: 24 on 4/10/2017
I have finished reading all the chapters posted. Are you going to finish this story?

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.

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