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|The Rescue by Lindelea||5 Review(s)|
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 14 on 5/27/2014|
|Ah, at least she has learned the lessons of Twig well, and should be safe enough until Ferdi can get back to her again.|
Author Reply: So true, Rosemary's attention to detail (for her brother's sake, mostly, but also quite a bit for Estella's) and Hally and Robin's lessons in boyishness are beginning to pay off.
|Everlight||Reviewed Chapter: 14 on 5/27/2014|
|Estella out in the open, injured and alone, this isn't looking to good. At least she has a weapon and a goodly stock of courage. Is Ferdi looking for a things to make a splint or shelter perhaps?|
‘Bilbo used to talk about Kings,’ Estella answered softly. ‘The stories he could tell… I remember Merry begging the old hobbit to take him to see the King, for he sounded so grand, and Bilbo always answered, “P’rhaps I will… just so soon as the fellow comes back…” He always made it sound as if the King had just stepped out for a moment, to smoke a pipe or somewhat, and would be back in a moment or two.’
Something about this bit struck in an odd way. I'm not sure I can even put a name to just 'how' it struck me, though it was definitely in a good way. Prophetic perhaps? Merry *did* meet the king by way of Bilbo's ring. In a roundabout way the old hobbit did take him to meet the king.
Cannot seem to get this out of my head and reading it gives me a funny feeling inside. Like certain parts of LOTR and Chronicles of Narnia do when I read them, that there is more here than meets the eye.
Enjoyed this new chapter and am looking forward to more.
Author Reply: Very astute guesses.
You know, that "odd way" you picked up on sort of wrote itself. I thought about how Bilbo wrote that poem about Aragorn, which made it sound as if he knew the Man well, and also maybe knew or guessed his prospects. In a sense, Bilbo arranged Merry's introduction to the Man by giving the Ring to Frodo, which set events in motion including Merry's following along, just as you noted.
There certainly is more here than meets the eye, thanks in great part to the original author. (Or maybe I ought to credit the Original Author, if you catch my drift!)
|Eruherdiriel||Reviewed Chapter: 14 on 5/27/2014|
|I really like this story. You play out the drama well without overdoing it.|
Author Reply: Thank you! Appreciate the good word.
|Dreamflower||Reviewed Chapter: 14 on 5/27/2014|
|Well here we go...|
Author Reply: That's right, you had a glimpse of what was going to happen here. Let me know if it works!
|Garnet Took||Reviewed Chapter: 14 on 5/27/2014|
|This could get tricky. Estella alone in a darkening wood, yes she's armed but... I'm still worried for her. There is no guarantee that the ruffians won't happen to find her. Also, what is Ferdi going to do. I'm assuming he's going to make some sort of splint for her, but still he had to leave her there.|
I loved the talk between them while they were gathering mushrooms and eating lunch. It was a good way to get to know them better.
Looking forward to more.
Author Reply: I'm getting more and more into conversation... just hope it doesn't get to the point where it bores anyone! It's good to hear encouraging words.
Ferdi is worried for her, too, but he had to go off, for reasons that will become clear in the next chapter.