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Two Small Pieces of Glass  by Ellynn 8 Review(s)
RhyselleReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 7/2/2012
I just love this story! I could feel joyful excitement rising up in me as I read about the discovery and the process of refining it to use more easily. And my heart leapt along with Helyanwë's when she turned it up to the stars and saw what had been invisible before.

An amazing, wonderful thing, those two small pieces of glass! :-)

Well done!

Author Reply: I am so glad that the story had such effect on you! :) Thank you very much for your kind review. :)

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 2/28/2012
This is a wonderful tale. I well remember the first time that i looked at the moon through a good pair of binoculars! Thank you for sharing.

Author Reply: Thank you for the review, I am glad you like this. :)

EllieReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 2/24/2012
what a beautiful story!

Author Reply: Thanks, Ellie!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 2/20/2012
A wonderful indication of how telescopes might have been created in Aman. And who better to create one? Lovely!

Author Reply: Thank you so much!

FreyalynReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 2/17/2012
Lovely little story - thank you for sharing.

Author Reply: Thank you! :)

FiondilReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 2/16/2012
And I imagine that is just about how Galileo came up with the idea of the telescope *grin*. I suspect most discoveries are made through seredipity and happenstance, much the way it's described here. An interesting piece, Ellynn. Thanks for sharing.

Author Reply: Actually, it was a Dutch lensmaker Hans Lippershey who invented the telescope, a year before Galileo (1608). One version says he did it, another says his apprentice helped him, and another says that his children played with lenses and noticed that distant objects became bigger if the lenses were held properly. Who knows? :) Anyway, Galileo soon heard about it and made the telescope of his own. Lippershey didn't observe celestial objects; it was Galileo the one had been the first man to point it towards the sky. :)

Thanks for your comment, I am glad you like this. :)

AntaneReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 2/16/2012
What an amazing thing that must have been to have seen the stars so clearly that first time - and all the other discoveries that followed. You captured that well here!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Thank you, I am so happy you think so. :)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 2/15/2012
What a thrilling discovery! She's the first Elf (but not the last) to admire the stars in such a wonderful way. How fitting that it should be a descendant of Fëanor, and unlike his inventions, this doubtless something that will be shared, not hoarded.

Author Reply: Erulisse created really lovely lady, and it was a pleasure to write this. Yes, I can imagine many elves, who already love the stars, admiring them even more. :)
Thanks a lot for your review, dear. :)

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