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Beyond Imladris  by PSW 133 Review(s)
ibonekiReviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 3/28/2017
Congrats on a great story -- one of my favorite LOTR fics of recent memory! I've often longed for this type of extended look into a mostly untold period of Aragorn's life, and what you've written fits so plausibly within canon. I feel like there's more story to tell here, so I hope you return to this "universe" in the future.

Author Reply: Thanks so much for reading and for all of your lovely comments throughout the story -- I have really appreciated them. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story! :-)

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 3/26/2017
I'm so sorry to see this story end. It's an entertaining, enlightening read.

I liked meeting Dorhaur's sons. I'd been entertaining vague fantasies of his youngest staying with Estel for a while because it would be nice for him to see boys his own age. The debate over whether Daelin should know Estel's identity was interesting. It hadn't occurred to me what problems might arise from not telling him.

Thanks for all the good reading, PSW.

Author Reply: And thanks for all your wonderful comments along the way...I have so enjoyed them! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story -- thanks for reading!

KathReviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 3/26/2017
I have thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful story!
It has had excitement, adventure but most of all I enjoyed the relationship between Estel and Elrond. Nice to have a story about Aragorn as a boy. Glad you got him safely back to his mother and let him meet the Ranger again. Pleased that Estel is finally getting a friend of his own age and race!

So what's next?

More Aragorn please!!

Many thanks
Kath x

Author Reply: I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it. :-) I certainly had a good time with the writing of it. Thanks so much for reading, and for your comments!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: Epilogue 2 on 3/25/2017
I've thoroughly enjoyed peeking in on these adventures with Estel, and envisioning what his early life might have been like inside -- and outside -- Rivendell. Well done!

Author Reply: Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :-) Tvanks for reading, and for all your wonderful comments throughout!

ibonekiReviewed Chapter: 20 on 3/22/2017
I loved Estel cutting his hair. Impulsive but shows his big heart too. And finally the homecoming! This is such a great story.

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm so glad you're enjoying it. :-) And thanks as always for your comments!

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 20 on 3/17/2017
I came home from out of town to find this chapter. Yay!

I loved Estel cutting his own hair in a Mannish style. It's an impulsive, believable declaration of identity. I thought his mother might be horrified, but her reaction suggested so much of her own hopes and memories.

The journey home must have seemed long after his adventures. You could almost hear him thinking "Are we there yet? How many more miles?"

I'm sorry this story is almost over.

Author Reply: Yes, I'm sure it seemed forever -- the end of any long trip does, when you're trying to get home, and then given all he's had going on lately, it probably seemed like they would never get there.

A long journey for him all around, really....

Thanks so much as always for reading and for your comments! :-)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 20 on 3/17/2017
Hooray! Home at last, and in Mother's arms, each knowing the other has been safe. But there is one Ranger who has a good deal to reveal, and another who will see others unmasked that Aragorn not find himself with no one to lead when he comes to his manhood.

Author Reply: Yes ... a lot of things discovered on this little jaunt, and there will be a lot of follow-up work for Dorhaur and the Elves....

But Estel at least is home, and happy to be there! :-)

Thanks so much as always for reading and for your comments!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 20 on 3/14/2017
Home, hooray! What a marvelous story. It's been a truly amazing adventure for Estel, the first of many that he -- and Gilraen -- will be going through.

Author Reply: Thank you! :-) It's been so much fun! And thanks as always for reading and for your lovely comments!

SilkleafReviewed Chapter: 19 on 3/3/2017
Well done chapter! You really kept the tension up with all the scrapping elves! Baradhald must have inherited some loopy genes from ArPharazon, who thought to invade Valinor. I kind of see his point, maybe; the other heirs were older when they came to Rivendell and thus knew their own heritage first. No excuse for being so pig-headed! Looking forward to more!

Author Reply: Thanks! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! Yes, not all Dunedain are apparently models of common sense...or any kind of sense. It is a valid concern, definitely...but definitely also not the way to deal with it... :-P

Thanks so much for reading, and for your comments!

ibonekiReviewed Chapter: 19 on 3/2/2017
Welcome back. Wingman Glorfindel next to The Wrath of Elrond makes my heart go pitter-patter. I can't believe this foolish ranger... what will happen to him? And will Dorhaur find any useful intel? Gosh, you've created such a plausible, interesting, unique scenario here that I hope you consider some related fic!

Author Reply: Baradhald definitely had some self-control issues ... he hasn't learned that bluster isn't always best. :-P

It's interesting ... I really had no idea all this would be happening when I started it, but it has been super fun for me to watch it all develop as well!

Thanks so much as always for reading and for your comments!

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