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Beyond Imladris  by PSW 130 Review(s)
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!

elizaReviewed Chapter: 19 on 3/1/2017
Welcome Back PSW,
I was happy to see your story continue and I do indeed understand about real life getting in the way.

I am really loving Dorhaur, his description on his superiors mental state is priceless, lol from "foolish" to "insane".

Although I do have to admire Baradhald's gumption, to spout nonsense while having Glorifindel's grip around one's throat may well be a sign of mental instability.

You've written a great character

Author Reply: I know, I was actually thinking that as well -- it's either very brave, very stupid, or very insane to keep at it with Glorfindel and Elrond looming over a person like that ... :-)

Thanks so much for your comments, I really appreciate them!

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 19 on 3/1/2017
It's always a pleasure to see a nasty character get what's coming to him. I personally wouldn't want to have Elrond pinning me to a rock and demanding an explanation of my actions. I admit, though, that I can see how Baradhald's theory makes a kind of twisted sense. It's problem is a fundamental lack of trust of Elrond and his people. If you don't have that, the whole chieftain arrangement ceases to make sense.

Dorhaur will have his work cut out for him.

I liked the way you showed the reactions and relationships of everyone in that scene even though most of the time the other characters are in the background. That's tough to do with a multi-character scene. You know them so well, though, that you let us know them too.

Author Reply: Right ... it makes sense, sort of ... if you have a suspicious mind and a chip on your shoulder ... :-P

I'm glad the various characters worked well in the scene, thanks for commenting on that! It was a bit of a struggle for me to decide how to work them all in so that they weren't forgotten, but also not belabor every little reaction. I'm happy to hear it worked out!

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

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 19 on 3/1/2017
Well, it's out in the open now, and there is much to learn about how deep this dissent may go. I am glad it is Dorhaur who will plumb that depth, I find. But Baradhald has a good deal to learn about self-control, as he doesn't appear much practiced in the skill.

Author Reply: That is definitely one of Baradhald's major problems -- and why he's more of a liability than an asset to his allies (and why I suspect they tolerate rather than welcome him to the cause). They will certainly have cause to rue his involvement in the near future ...

Thanks so much as always for your comments!

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