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Choices  by Lindelea 3 Review(s)
HaiReviewed Chapter: 3 on 11/17/2003
Why would it be a slwo death by exile! Couldn't Beregond take Bergil and then be exiled and live with him in some place otehr then Gondor, Rohan, Lossnarch or somewhere? Now Merry knows and he probably doesn't understand at all being from the Shire where there has never been such a problem, that he is aware of. Looking forward to finding out how Beregond's sentance plays out and for what reasons. Thank you!

Author Reply: Well, he would not be killed out of hand, but being exiled means that every hand is against you and you may not return to your home. For one as loyal as Beregond, this would seem more like "slow death" than life.

Tim the EnchanterReviewed Chapter: 3 on 11/16/2003
So many threads woven together so well. Merry's turn as a dressmaker's dummy, the interaction between Beregond and those who know him, Aragon's sorrow at apparently finding his hands tied. It is a good thing we know he doesn't die, but he still has to come to terms with the memories of the men he killed.

Author Reply: Healing does take time, and I don't know if he will ever "get over" the deaths of comrades by his sword, though he will probably come to terms with it over time. You're right, it is a good thing we know the outcome, or I'd have no fingernails left about now.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 3 on 11/16/2003
Poor Beregond! What anguish for him, knowing each day that his fate is either death or exile from all he loves.

Author Reply: Yes, someone suggested a long time ago that I call the story "Dead Man Walking", but I told her that title had already been taken! That was before you and I wrote stories with the same title... *g*

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