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An Unexpected Adventure  by KathyG 3 Review(s)
atealgirlReviewed Chapter: 25 on 12/23/2020
I liked the interaction between Joey and Pippin about the cloaks. When the kids barely wet their lips on the mead it reminded me of when I turned 21 and had communion at Westminster Abbey, because a very special trip lined up with my birthday, and I took barely a sip of the communion wine. I found it curious that Galadrial gave them Noldorin daggers considering Lothlorien is a mostly Sinda or Silvin place; I wonder if they were her own. I liked "On the Banks of the Brandywine," it is a fun and sweet song, I didn't notice it much when I read Road to Edoras a couple years ago. I liked the tension of Joey being in the same boat as Boromir. The added details of some more reactions made the attack on the river feel much more perilous. Interesting that Joey felt more fear from the Nazgul than the Balrog, considering that the Balrog is a maia whereas the Nazgul are men enhanced by the power of their rings. I wonder if that is because the Nazgul wield fear and darkness as a weapon, whereas for the Balrog it is part of his essence that he gives off. Great chapter.

Author Reply: That's probably the reason. The Nazgul do wield fear as a weapon, and they're very good at it! Good enough, at any rate, to frighten a little boy.

You must be British! I'm an American myself, as is Dreamflower, so we must both check to see that Americanisms don't make their way into our story.

I'm glad you enjoyed reading their drip down the river, and what took place during that trip. K.G.

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 25 on 2/15/2019
I loved the songs here! I recognized "On The Banks of the Brandywine" and of *course* "Row, Row, Row, Your Boat", LOL. The sea chanty Boromir sang reminded me of a few I've learned, and my mind set a tune to it, though I couldn't remember the original words that go with it. The Argonath sound majestic indeed, no wonder the children were impressed!

Poor Boromir, the Ring has been working on him - and on the rest of the Fellowship. At least they've reached Parth Galen safely, though I know they won't all leave it in safety! The time for the breaking of the Fellowship is here. *hugs them all*

Author Reply: Yes, it is, and you pretty much know what's going to follow!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 25 on 12/10/2018
Ah, but most appropriate songs for the first stage of their journey on the river. I can feel the effect of the Ring on Boromir, and the growing stress on the others.

Author Reply: I'm sure you can. It's becoming a most stressful time for all of them, and you know what's coming, I'm sure.

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