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Beyond Imladris  by PSW 130 Review(s)
shireboundReviewed Chapter: 5 on 10/2/2016
I like your traveling song. :)

we know what it is to lose so much and be all thatís left. Heíll find all the help he needs with us, never fear.

What a relief for Estel, and it will be to Ferrier as well, I suspect. Your story is going along at a very nice pace.

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm glad to hear it -- its a bit different from other things I've written, and it's hard for me to tell sometimes. Being a bit of a transition chapter, I wasn't quite sure how this would come out (and to be honest, I'm still not quite sure... :-P)...but Estel is definitely on the way to the next phase of his travels. He is glad Ferrier was able to get the help he needs, and also glad for some separation from him -- I think his feelings about Ferrier will always be a little ambivalent...

I had so much fun writing that little song. :-)

Thanks for reading and commenting!

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/26/2016
I feel much better now! Thank goodness for perceptive adults. Estel is doing his best, but he's a lost kid. I thought sitting as far from Ferrier as he could get would look odd to Luanna. I thought she might suspect Estel was being abused. So his assertions that Ferrier isn't a bad man are probably necessary.

The Hobbit hole sounded wonderfully cozy. It never occurred to me that you might have to go down stairs into one but that makes sense. And of course, a Hobbit's understanding of a snack would be just what a growing boy needs. Ferrier sounds really sick though.

"Ada" would be a big clue that home is among Elvish folks, assuming the people here recognize the language.

Author Reply: matter how sympathetic Estel is to Ferrier's plight, he is far from home and frightened -- the dynamics between them will never be (or look) right. I enjoyed describing the Hobbit hole and the food, as Tolkien was always so wonderfully descriptive about those homey comforts, and it was time for Estel to get a bit of a break. :-P Now we'll see where they'll take it from here...

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :-)

KathReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/26/2016
Another lovely chapter. So nice to meet Hobbits again. Arti is a true Hobbit.

Poor Estel, glad he's found someone to trust!

Author Reply: He is, isn't he! A nice fire and a good snack are necessary no matter what else is happening. :-) I did enjoy writing this bit....

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/25/2016
Well, at least what he can tell is now out in the open. They are astute folk, recognizing that "Nate" isn't Jerold's son. I hope they can help Jerold heal.

Author Reply: Yes, I think this will be a good place for Ferrier. Rivendell, among the Elves and so much that was strange for him, was just not right for him....

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :-)

6336Reviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/25/2016
Well now somebody knows just what is going on, let's hope they are able to get him home and Jarold does not convince people that Estel is telling tall tales!


Author Reply: I suspect Ferrier won't be in any shape to attempt that for a while, and hopefully once he's a bit better he'll also be in a better frame of mind -- but he may surprise me, you never know... ;-)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/25/2016
a rush of delighted awe... Exactly how I'd feel in a hobbit hole!

This is my favorite chapter so far. I do love the comfort, food, and warmth Estel is finally experiencing.

Author Reply: I have been looking forward to writing the end of that chapter -- a nice Hobbit hole and some good food is just what Estel needs! :-)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

KathReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/25/2016
Another lovely chapter!

I like the idea of Estel relating the Ley of Luthienn to the small children!

Author Reply: Thank you! Yes, I would think it would be like telling The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast or something similar to our children -- adventure and romance, don't you know ... :-)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I'm glad you're enjoying!

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/17/2016
I got really excited when Estel spotted the Halflings. Between them and the family Estel stumbled on, he's met kind people who can maybe help him. I don't know how much Halflings in general knew about Imladris. I've never looked at that part of canon.

Your tobacco farming sounded good to me. Research into stuff like that is fun. Then it's tempting to share every bit of stuff you find because surely everyone wants to know all this interesting stuff!

Estel is doing very well, given his situation. We'll see how it goes.

Author Reply: I know, it was fun to get them in there. I'm not sure the Shire Hobbits knew that much in general, based on the beginning of FotR ... seems like Bilbo and Frodo did, but I'm not sure that the others for the most part even cared (is the impression I get). But Elves did cross the Shire occasionally, so who knows? In any case, with these Hobbits being from outside the Shire, probably all bets are off. :-) We'll see ...

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/17/2016
Estel has at least an idea of what ought to be done for Ferrier, at least, and got the help the man needs for him. Love Cora and Sander and their desire to hear a story, and of course love the story he chooses to share with them.

Author Reply: Yes, of course it had to be Beren and Luthien. :-) I enjoyed that bit as well, was good to give Estel a chance to think about something else for a while ...

Thank you for reading and commenting!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/17/2016
I was as happy to see the hobbits as Estel! I feel so badly for Ferrier, but at least he's in good hands now.

Author Reply: I knew you'd like that! I was rather happy about it myself ... :-)

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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