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Reunion in Mirkwood  by Mirkwoodmaiden 24 Review(s)
mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 3 on 7/19/2020
Tried to find Morgoth ring but I can't. Is it posted here?

Author Reply: mystarlight!

Hello! Sorry that I wasn't clear about the sourcing of the "Twinned" concept. Morgoth's Ring is Vol 10 of the History of Middle Earth series. It is a near complete collection of Tolkien's writing about Middle Earth edited by his son, Christopher. They are essentially first drafts of LOTR and his other works, Treatises written about the people of Middle Earth. Histories that he wrote out. First drafts of maps he drew. All edited and published by his son. If you type into Google "the Laws and Customs of the Eldar" you will find the long essay/ reference work about Elves that I read. It talks about the fea of Elves and how fea which in essence is an Elf's spirit or soul and how the fea of two married people remained connected or bound even after one has died. That is where I got my idea, though there is a lot more than what I refer to. It is fascinating and confusing and if you really want to go deep into the weeds of Elvish culture as devised by Tolkien it is definitely an interesting read. Thanks for writing back!

MM


mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 3 on 7/18/2020
I really enjoy your story. Thranduil is well written and I love the idea he can somehow communicate with his wife. Will you add later what happened to her please? Gandalf wants him to keep Gollum but doesn't want to offer explanation why. It is a bit arrogant of him to do it because Thranduil deserves his trust at least as a king even if this knowledge is dangerous. As you said he risks his people their welfare and they suffered enough so at least they should know what they risk and why. Looking forward for the next chapter.

Author Reply: Mystarlight!

Thanks again for writing. I read in Morgoth's Ring (V.10 of HoME series) about how Elves are twinned souls in their marriages and how even while one waits in the Halls of Mandos their souls remain twinned, which is why Elves don't remarry, generally and I thought it would be wonderful if Lasgalen spoke in Thranduil's heart in times of great emotional upset. :-) I have considered a story of Thranduil reuniting with Lasgalen but it hasn't progressed beyond the thinking stage yet! "Last Gift of Lasgalen" sort of tells what happen to her in Middle Earth but it is told from the perspective of Thranduil.

Yeah! Gandalf can be a bit arrogant and he grudging gives up much of the story but he realises that Thranduil has to know at least some of the reason he should risk the safety of his people. Gandalf is stubborn and set in his ways I'm afraid and a bit irascible! You can't tell him anything! :-)

So glad you are enjoying the story! Working on Chapter 4 right now!

Stay safe! ((hugs))

MM

mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 2 on 7/18/2020
Awesome description of Thranduil's Halls. Wonder how Thranduil found out about Balrog in Moria?

Author Reply: Mystarlight!

Thank you for taking the time to write. I have always imagined what Thranduil hidden fortress would look like and Legolas makes mention of the fact somewhere in LOTR that his father's had airy feel though mostly underground.

I don't think he knew about the Balrog in Moria, but he of what a horror that balrogs were from legend.

MM

mystarlightReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/18/2020
I really love Thranduil in your story.

Author Reply: Mystarlight!

Thank you so much! The pain, passion and loss of Thranduil really speaks to my heart. Thank you for taking the time to write!

MM

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