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The Proposition  by Lindelea 2 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 5 on 3/28/2014
I love how thorough Ferdi is being. And this is how they came to think of things as "as usual."

Author Reply: Yes, thoroughness is one of the keys to survival. It's the only way he can see to "save" his sister and her family. The Pass was a last resort, really -- if they'd taken it, and somehow the Tooks had managed to achieve their long-term plan, then Ferdi and Rosemary in the end would have been back to things as they were before: with her living in exile, and with him having to visit her in secret or risk banishment himself.

Of course, they could not foresee the changes that would come to the Shire under Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin... (nor could many others, I imagine, except perhaps a few like Regi, who had a flash of some sort of vision or Seeing when Pippin returned from the dead)


Garnet TookReviewed Chapter: 5 on 3/27/2014
Glad to see this continuing.

Every time I read a really good story about the Troubles, like this one, I can't help but think about life in more modern times in an occupied country. Fasinating to read and contemplate, dreadful to live through. I don't know that I could be half as brave as your characters are.

Great chapter, and nice set-up to your other stories.

Author Reply: Happy to oblige!

My internet connection is giving me fits, which makes my goal of publishing a chapter each day a little problematic. Still, will hope for the best!

Thank you for your encouraging words. I, too, thought about life in an occupied country while writing this (my old dad was a WWII historian, with a library to happily get lost in -- lots of fodder for a story about occupation, and resistance). I would love to read more stories about the Troubles when I've finished turning the draft into a final copy, if you have suggestions.


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