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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie  by Lindelea 4 Review(s)
Hai TookReviewed Chapter: 14 on 4/14/2021
Lost track of this one again! I love how this is coming together! Hopefully they can all see each other for what they have in common instead of their differences. It is quite amazing of the Haradrim to run to rescue the ones trapped!

I especially enjoyed the small interaction with Eomer and Sam. Not a pairing you see ofte! Thaat Sam thought "Mister" must be appropriate since Eomer smiled was great!

Author Reply: Thank you! I love it when I can get a glimpse inside Sam's head. Such a practical hobbit! Being elevated (rubbing elbows?) among the Great certainly didn't spoil him at all.

So good to hear from you! I hope you and yours are well.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 14 on 4/10/2021
I hope that this settles Frodo's mind for him, and that he and Merry will follow the Rohirrim to the site of the disaster. Mittens will be freed, and Pippin and Bergil saved. I hope the healers are not long in arriving at the site of the collapsing inn!

The Haradrim are swiftly advancing their status in the eyes of Aragorn; and that he himself would lead the rescue on the part of the Gondorians will raise his stock with this embassy! Excellent!

Author Reply: Well, at least one healer is on the spot, as it were. I'm sure others must have grabbed up supplies and started jogging down from the Sixth Circle once the runners brought the urgent news.

It's amazing (and heartening) how disaster can bring people together.

Thanks so much for stopping to leave your thoughts.

MirkwoodmaidenReviewed Chapter: 14 on 3/31/2021

I am on pins and needles just waiting to see what happens next? Your depiction of the Haradrim is really interesting. Typical ploy. the Dark Lord and his minion the Mouth of Sauron would of course lie about what these Numenorians would do to.

Can't wait until the next installment!



Author Reply: Thank you! It has been interesting to explore a culture based on the hints JRRT gave us, along with the views he expressed in his letters about the people he wrote about.

Now that Strider has arrived and taken matters into his own hands, and Faramir is there, and Éomer is soon to arrive, I think things are going to happen fairly quickly. Whew!

(I do hope that Éomer sounds in character. I seem to remember the cadence of Rohirric speech being slightly more formal than Gondorians' (and way more formal than the way hobbits talk!), though I might be mistaken. The draft of this story was written a while ago, so hopefully I'm remembering correctly the thought process that went into it...)


shireboundReviewed Chapter: 14 on 3/31/2021
Seeing Éomer galloping by, leading this fresh charge, Sam of all people on the saddle before him

What a sight! Wow, there's a lot going on at once. All children, hobbits, and pups must be rescued!

Author Reply: Indeed! [You have such a way with words... :) ]


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