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The Last Gift  by Ellynn 14 Review(s)
Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 2/9/2010
This was just lovely and I can imagine Arwen doing this for her parents and Grandmother.

Author Reply: Thank you for reading and for your kind review.

MirachReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 2/5/2010
This was a beautiful story! It bought tears to my eyes, for all the emotions that you managed to put in your words. All the happiness mixed with sadness, Aragorn and Arwen, Elrond and Celebrķan and the House of Telcontar branching and fluorishing like a tree. Wonderful!

Author Reply: Thank you for your kind words, your review is really encouraging and flattering. I am glad you like the story. :)

lotrgirl12Reviewed Chapter: Prologue on 1/31/2010
I really loved this story. It was beautiful, and very moving!

Author Reply: Thank you for reading and reviewin, I am glad you loved it. :)

ellieReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 1/31/2010
that was beautiful! I am sure they will treasure such a priceless gift from their beloved daughter.

Author Reply: Thank you, my friend! I am glad you think so and I am glad you like it.

Lady_RoisinReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 1/30/2010
Oh! This is so beautiful and touchd my heart in so many ways. It's hard to find words that seem appropriate for how this story made me feel. I loved the ideas of Eldarion drawing his mother, and that Arwen herself drew. I like to think she enjoyed somthing artistic like that. I also liked how you named the daughters after famous Numenorean women. As a big Numenorean fan I liked that detail a lot. :-D

You did beautifully and I'm so deeply touched. Thank you for this. And I too hope you will write the reactions of Elrond and the others when the pictres reach Valinor. Just from reading this I know you could do it justice.

Really well done!

Author Reply: Oh, thank you! Your kind review really touched me. I am glad you like the story so much. And you know what? Your wonderful review is one of those "unimportant" small things I mentioned in the story; it is not unimportant at all, it put a big smile on my face and made my day better. Once again - thank you!

RhyselleReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 1/30/2010
Oh, this was just absolutely touching and beautiful! It was the perfect gift and, I think, totally in character for Arwen to come up with as a way to comfort her family in the Blessed Lands.

Well done!

Author Reply: Aww, thank you! I am glad you think it is the perfect gift for her parents and glad that you like the story.

EstelcontarReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 1/30/2010
A most poignant, thoughtful and lovely vignette. Well done, indeed.

Author Reply: Thanks a lot for your praise, it means a lot to me.

ElflingimpReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 1/30/2010
That was a wonderful tale and so heart warming, I have to wonder how Elrond and his wife will react when they get it across the sea, maybe a sequel????(hopes) Hugs The Imp

Author Reply: Oh, thank you for such kind words. *hug*
Seems like I really have to consider the sequel seriously, don't I? :)

VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 1/30/2010
What a thoughtful gift! It wouldn't last forever, of course - like all meterial things. Elrond and Celebrian would see these sheets crumbling to dust, too, one day. But until then, they have this last message from their daughter. Immortality is a daunting concept indeed.

Author Reply: I hope that the gift will last a lot - perhaps even the ruining of material things goes more slowly in the Blessed Realm? I don't know. But I believe Elrond and Celebrian would be glad to receive this gift, and hopefully, it would be easier for them to wait until the final end and reunion. That will be a day of such joy for them!
Thank you for your review!

demeter dReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 1/30/2010
I do not believe that the good professor did ever say how many, just "daughters". Every author has their own list. This is lovely! Made not only by her own hands, but children and grandchildren for as long as could be, right up to the day Legolas left. Was it Emerson who said that "things" are not really gifts, the best gift is a piece of ourselves? The description of walking through the palace with Legolas and feeling that the place was now empty reminded me of going to the house of my Grandmother, who died at age 94, after her death. Lots of relatives milling around, but still the house felt "empty"!

Author Reply: Yes, it is best to put a part of yourself into a gift. I mean, everybody can buy something, or have something done; but actually to create something, to put yourself into it... that is more special. And Arwen is also special, I believe, and she knows it too; that's why she made this gift.
Thank you!

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