Penname: sian22 [Contact]
Real name: Sally Pehrsson
Member Since: 09/23/14
Membership status: Member

Biography:

Hi there.. I am a 50-yr old Canadian with an abiding love of LOTR, the Silmarilion and all of Tolkien's universe that started nearly 40 years ago.  I can still hear in my head the BBC radio dramatization that was first broadcast shortly after I read the Two Towers.  I confess to having lost my heart to a certain Ranger at the time.  Today I am married with a teenage son.  I am research scientist in geology studying the Canadian Arctic and its place in Earth's 4.0 billion year old history. I am new to fanfic, having just started writing 6 months ago, but absolutely loving it.   Other hobbies include painting, skiing and kayaking.

Yahoo IM: sian22

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Birthright by Marta

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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Denethor would have made a fine second-son; but that was not to be his fate.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Ecthelion, Gondorians: Denethor's sisters
Genres: Angst, Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Family, Vignette
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 552    |    Read Count: 1599
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/03/09    |    Published: 08/03/09
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
03/16/15
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

What a lovely and thoughtful piece..Denethor as his son's father in many ways..both chained by duty.  Thank you for it


Feature Ladies' Guide To Middle-earth's Eligible Bachelors. by Virtuella

Rated G
[Reviews - 9]
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Does exactly what it says on the tin.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Comedy
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 7852    |    Read Count: 3830
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/06/10    |    Published: 02/06/10
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
08/19/15
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oops..just found Chapter 2...woohoo!  perfect


Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
08/19/15
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

THis is I think my second reading..and like Raksha I just adore your Faramir but also particularly Thranduil and Aragorn.  It is even funnier on the second reading.  If you ever take up a pen for it again I would love to know your thoughts on Imrahil... :)


Feature 'A' is for 'Apple'. by curiouswombat

Rated G
[Reviews - 8]
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A glimpse into the classroom of the young Eldarion, told in true drabbles.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Eldarion
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 860    |    Read Count: 2109
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/22/10    |    Published: 04/22/10
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
11/30/14
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was just absolutely lovely..funny and sweet and poignant.  Thank you for it



Author's Response:

Thank you - I am so pleased that you enjoyed it - thank you for taking the time to review it, it is much appreciated.

(By the way, there are two other stories here featuring Firiel and Eldarion - 'What is Red?  Or Return of the Governess,' and 'More Lessons from the Classroom'.)


Feature Adoration by Shireling

Rated PG
[Reviews - 2]
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Faramir and Eowyn share an intimate post-bath interlude.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Places: None
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 578    |    Read Count: 1030
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/04/10    |    Published: 07/04/10
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
01/13/16
Chapter 1: Chapter 1 "Adoration"

ahhh so very sweet and I just love the twist


A Queen's Duty by Rhyselle

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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A double drabble for B2MeM 2009. As Queen of Gondor, Arwen has many duties. But some are more dear to her than others.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 254    |    Read Count: 849
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/10    |    Published: 07/11/10
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
01/16/15
Chapter 1: A Queen's Duty

this is was so lovely....thank you so much


Respite by Linaewen

Rated G
[Reviews - 3]
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A vignette of Finduilas, during a time of quiet retreat. A submission for HASA's "Art Challenge."

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Gondorian: Finduilas of Dol Amroth
Genres: Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 810    |    Read Count: 1396
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/21/10    |    Published: 07/21/10
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
08/07/15
Chapter 1: Respite

This was just lovely..the spirit and the prose...there are too few stories of Finduilas. thank you for it


Tales from the White Tree: The Heirs of Elessar by Kaylee Arafinwiel

Rated PG
[Reviews - 1]
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Stand-alone chapters dealing with my-verse Eldarion and his siblings, growing up in the Fourth Age.

1. Imperfection - The birth of the Reunited Kingdom's first princess.

2. Scion of the Eldar - Eldarion learns a lesson or two.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Rohirrim, Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Family, General
Places: Annúminas, Rivendell/Imladris, Arnor, Gondor, Gondor: Dol Amroth, Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great, Rohan: Edoras
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 3266    |    Read Count: 5454
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/22/14    |    Published: 07/31/10
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
09/24/14
Chapter 1: Prologue - Reflection

I am so very very touched to see you incorporate a child with disability into this story Kaylee.  It is so much more common than people realize and so important to be seen, discussed, made real and normal.  My son has a form of muscular dystrophy and very recently, after much soul searching, I included a disabled child in one of my Faramir stories.  Thank so much for this



Author's Response:

Thank you for reviewing, Sian :) Celebriel is, to a point, based on me - like me, she has cerebral palsy, though hers is more debilitating than mine. I also have epilepsy and high-functioning (very high-functioning, I'm borderline) autism. She'll probably show characteristics of the latter, if not the former. I think showing characters who have disabilities, and exploring how they would be viewed, is very important.

And you're welcome :) 

 

Kaylee


Dream a Little Dream by Marta

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
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A man as austere as Denethor is not given to romance. How exactly did things begin with him and Finduilas?

(Beta: annmarwalk)

 

Categories: Unfinished Tales, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Finduilas of Dol Amroth
Genres: Romance-het
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Dol Amroth
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 1490    |    Read Count: 2707
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/10    |    Published: 08/02/10
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
12/23/14
Chapter 1: Dream a Little Dream

this is just lovely and so perfect.  I can't see it happening any other way :)


Shades of the Immortal by Levade

Rated G
[Reviews - 4]
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The Elves are long gone, but the land, the land remembers.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: General
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 569    |    Read Count: 1714
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/05/11    |    Published: 01/05/11
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
05/21/15
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh I just loved this...the voice of the narrator was wonderful and that the land remembers is so beautiful...


Feature Father and Son by Adlanth

Rated G
[Reviews - 4]
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Finwë and Fëanor after Miriel's death.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 33. 2010 November Challenge: Pairs
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 103    |    Read Count: 1224
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/27/11    |    Published: 02/27/11
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
02/14/15
Chapter 1: Chapter 1 "Father and Son"

Beautiful..thank you so much for it


Accept No Substitute by Zhie

Rated PG13
[Reviews - 1]
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Haldir returns to Lothlorien after teaching for a time in Rivendell. When Orophin steps in to teach his class temporarily... well, the outcome is just not good. But.. it is amusing!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celebrian, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Haldir of Lorien, Elf: Lindir, Elf: Orophin, Elf: Rúmil of Lothlórien, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Humor
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: early
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 8    |    Word count: 8442    |    Read Count: 523
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/29/11    |    Published: 06/29/11
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
10/25/15
Chapter 2: Chapter 1

lol...oh my...the deadpan delivery of carry the goat.  just brilliant 


Feature Fey by Thundera Tiger

Rated PG13
[Reviews - 25]
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Faramir is dreaming. Or sick. Or mad. Aragorn and Legolas aren't sure which. The only thing anyone does know for certain is this: They're all running out of time. (Written for the LOTR Big Bang challenge.)

The swamp below the Falls of Rauros

Tree and Flower Awards, 1st, Faramir

 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 7    |    Word count: 36164    |    Read Count: 6477
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/11    |    Published: 08/01/11
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
02/18/15
Chapter 1: Dreaming

I just love your atmosphere in this and the whole idea..great job


Ski Gondolin by Erulisse

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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Summary:  There’s a mountain, there’s snow…there must be skiing.  Come visit the newest winter resort in Middle Earth – Gondolin (chalets are in the process of renting now…reserve yours while there are still some available).  

 

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Glorfindel
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 109    |    Read Count: 789
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/03/11    |    Published: 09/03/11
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
08/05/15
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is just a hoot...

Free the heels!   I would hope that Glorfi is telemarking



Author's Response:

Thanks! I envision a very different Gondolin in the winter months, thinking of it as a kind of mini-Switzerland.

 

- Erulisse (one L)


The Light That Binds Them by Adonnen Estenniel

Rated PG
[Reviews - 3]
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From the first, Celeborn sought to hold her. But she would not be tethered.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis
Genres: Character study, Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Lothlórien, Beleriand, Undying Lands
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 10    |    Word count: 1213    |    Read Count: 4411
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/28/12    |    Published: 12/26/11
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
05/19/15
Chapter 1: Yearning

This is so very very lovely...the prose light and spare or by turns heavy with emotion.

THank you so very muc for it


A crack and the staff split asunder: Crackfic and General Wackiness by Huinare

Rated PG13
[Reviews - 3]
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Anthologized cracked out stuff. My brain has no reverence for the Third Age.  (Or for anything.)

Anthology is rated based on most intensely rated story: individual story warnings come with each chapter.

Update, Mar 2015 - "The Day We Met Master Salizidûd

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celebrimbor, Gondorian: Finduilas of Dol Amroth, Hobbit: Gollum/Sméagol, Other: Beorn, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Mouth of Sauron, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Comedy, Crack fic, Humor
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Ithilien, Mordor, Rhudaur, Rohan: Isengard
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 2. mild violence, 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 4157    |    Read Count: 914
Completed: No    |    Updated: 04/05/15    |    Published: 04/01/12
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
04/10/15
Chapter 4: Finduileorn Sundered!

Snort...ROFLMAO.  FInduileorn forever..oh god..I just hear reports of Brangellina in my head as I read this :)



Author's Response:

I was definitely envisioning the likes of Brangelina gossip when I wrote this. I'm glad Finduileorn still continues to amuse. Thank you for commenting, Sian!


Feature Echoes by Virtuella

Rated G
[Reviews - 3]
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A poetic hommage to Faramir

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Finduilas of Dol Amroth
Genres: General
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 985    |    Read Count: 1226
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/24/12    |    Published: 08/24/12
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
08/19/15
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh my gosh I can hardly breathe for this is so very very stunningly beautiful.  So many lines of such clear and crystal poignancy.  THank you so very much for it



Author's Response:

Thank you! I am rather proud of this text, so I'm glad you liked it.


New Perspective by Larner

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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Derunol of Minas Tirith learns that just perhaps the loss of his leg before the Black Gate is not a terrible a tragedy as he'd first thought.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2842    |    Read Count: 1248
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/29/12    |    Published: 09/29/12
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
03/06/15
Chapter 1: New Perspective

this was lovely...and hopeful 



Author's Response:

Thanks so very much!  I like to think that even when unconscious the Hobbits managed to inspire the Men of Gondor.


The Days of Men by Marta

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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"Behold the king!" Faramir's perspective on Aragorn's coronation.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Ioreth, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller, Humor
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1252    |    Read Count: 1092
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/06/13    |    Published: 03/06/13
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
04/09/15
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

this was just wonderful...thank you for it


Treasures in Old Socks by MP brennan

Rated PG
[Reviews - 1]
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Aragorn loses an important part of his heritage, and Gandalf helps him find it.  Written for the January 2013 Teitho Challenge "Jewels."

TaFA

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: General
Places: Bree
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5430    |    Read Count: 932
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/30/13    |    Published: 03/30/13
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
03/11/15
Chapter 1: Treasures in Old Socks

this was just wonderful....funny and entertaining and a wonderful lesson at its core.  thank you for it


A Time to Mourn by wtiger5

Rated PG
[Reviews - 3]
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On the one year anniversary of his brother's death, Faramir mourns his passing. Written for the Teitho challange: Anniversaries where it tied for second. Oneshot.

Categories: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1822    |    Read Count: 755
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/25/13    |    Published: 07/25/13
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
05/05/15
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is just lovely Wtiger...I am so glad I found it.  THe image of that fleet upon the river they had played in as boys was simply beautiful.  The breeze lifting his hair..the lights on the water.  Thank you so much for it


A Year In The Walled Garden by curiouswombat

Rated G
[Reviews - 4]
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A year in the life of Faramir and Éowyn in Ithilien, with illustrations...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Character study, Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 790    |    Read Count: 1193
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/13    |    Published: 07/26/13
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
08/20/15
Chapter 1: A Year in the Walled Garden.

Oh CW...the pictures and the pictures the  words create are so very very lovely.  Thank you for this of my favourite characters in happiness



Author's Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it.

I've just realised that a couple of pictures have got lost since i posted it - I must look through my own files and put in new ones.  A nice job to do!


Measures of Time by Raksha The Demon

Rated PG
[Reviews - 2]
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The passage of time is a dance in which all mortals move at different paces; but the Princess of Ithilien rages against the changing rhythm.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Character study, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Romance-het
Places: Gondor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 603    |    Read Count: 970
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/05/13    |    Published: 08/05/13
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
08/19/15
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is just perfect.  Her pride and his care and grace..that he is a brilliant dance and has never lied to her and never will.  Wonderful


Here Comes The Bride by curiouswombat

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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Lothíriel travels to her wedding to Éomer;the journey seen from four different points of view.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth, Gondorian: Lothíriel of Dol Amroth, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éothain
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Dol Amroth, Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 790    |    Read Count: 1229
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/20/13    |    Published: 10/20/13
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
10/28/15
Chapter 1: Here Comes the Bride.

I really enjoyed this.  Having the 4 points of view--Eowyn, Thiri, Eomer, Imrahil, made sense but somehow to add a fifth was even better



Author's Response:

Thank you. I'm really glad that you enjoyed it - although actually there are only four points of view - Éowyn doesn't figure.  There are two each for the bride and groom, the bride's father, and the best man!


The Refuge from the Storm by Larner

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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When young Bergil's horse runs frightened by a storm, only Roheryn will follow after, leaving the King to find shelter for the two of them.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Gondorian: Bergil son of Beregond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Short story
Places: Gondor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 74. 2013 October Challenge: One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4074    |    Read Count: 697
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/05/13    |    Published: 11/05/13
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Reviewer: sian22 (Signed)
01/21/15
Chapter 1: The Refuge from the Storm

I really enjoyed this...it is lovely to see Bergil but I esp liked the descriptions of how Amdir took care of Mithrellas and said she deserved good things.  Arwen's gifts were perfect.  Thank you for it