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Reclaiming Khazad-dm  by Ellynn 4 Review(s)
LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/17/2021
Interesting list of dos and don'ts for traversing Greenwood (Mirkwood). Hmmm. Foreshadowing?

I love how carefully planned everything is. Somehow, it reminds me of Bilbo's dwarves going to Gandalf to help them not to have an unlucky number in their party. And bringing musical instruments to Bag End, all ready for an impromptu concert. (Any musicians along on this journey? Although I rather doubt someone would be carrying a large bass viol.)

I like the glimpses of humor. And I really really identify with Halldis. I listen better with my eyes closed. I am also shorter than average. We bought a house from a tall man. Everything built-in seems to be scaled for taller people. We have multiple step-stools, and even with a step stool, I can't reach the top shelves in the laundry room and kitchen. I can barely reach the rod in my closet with a step stool. Even the shower head is set too high! I empathize. I think I'm going to enjoy following her as a character, especially because she has wit and humor.

Looking forward to reading more.

Author Reply: Well, a good plan is, what, 50% of the success? A huge quest like this just can't be done without careful planning. :)

I like glimpses of humor in the stories/books that I read, I think that they are a good addition to the story, so I'm trying to put some in my own stories. :)

I think that listening better with eyes closed works for everyone. When you have to give attention to something important that is being read aloud, vision is a distraction, I believe.

Thank you so much for the review!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/16/2021
I like Halldis, and have my suspicions as to the tall, blonde Dwarf who mistook her for a child. Now, she could take up the knife--a thrown knife can be deadly in the hands of an expert.

Author Reply: I don't know what's in your head, but I believe your suspicions are correct! :)
But I'm afraid she is no expert - so no knife. Her field of expertise is something completely different. :)

MirkwoodmaidenReviewed Chapter: 3 on 12/7/2020
Ellynn!

I love this chapter! I feel Halldis' pain being something of a short stature myself I can understand her frustration. I feel her optimism for the new land and the prospects it will hopefully bring. I feel the brimming hope of all those who left their homes to seek a different life. It takes courage and belief and optimism to up sticks and move to a new and uncertain land I feel this in Halldis. I like her.

One small point, it may be of no import and perhaps this was a conscious decision on your part. If so disregard this portion of the review. Mirkwood did not revert back to "Greenwood the Great." A few days after the destruction of the One Ring Thranduil and Celeborn met in Mirkwood and changed the name to Eryn Lasgalen "The Wood of Greenleaves"

I am really enjoying the story! More please soon! :-)

Stay Safe!!

((hugs))

MM

Author Reply: Hey dear, thank you so much for the review. I'm glad you like it :)))

As for the second part of the review, my first thought after reading it was "F**K, I wasn't aware of it!!!"
The thing is, I knew that, after the War of the Ring and the defeat of evil, Mirkwood was clean of evil and that it was not called Mirkwood any more. So I simply took for granted that the old name returned to use. :/ And it seems that neither of my two betas (one Croatian beta, and curiouswombat who checks my translation and grammar) were aware of this.
I'll correct it in the following chapters. ;)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 3 on 12/5/2020
Then a horn was heard nearby seven times. The King's sign.

I like that. :) And I understand Haldis very well -- being 4'11" (maybe) makes me tall for a hobbit and short for a human!

Author Reply: Then you know all the "short-girl's-problems" jokes :)

thanks for the review! <3

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