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|Like a Blade Forged in Fire by Lialathuveril||4 Review(s)|
|whitewave||Reviewed Chapter: 7 on 3/14/2021|
|I think the Rohirrim are in favor of Lothiriel. Would be interesting to see Lothiriel's POV here, but since she is intelligent I think she notices at this point but is probably choosing to ignore?|
Author Reply: I'm not sure if Lothiriel is really aware of Eomer's feelings - or her own for that matter. The heart can be remarkably blind...
|Mirkwoodmaiden||Reviewed Chapter: 7 on 3/2/2021|
There is so much I love about this chapter! My heart goes out to Éomer. He is really being put through the wringer! But he is holding up admirably well.
Also I love your Bael-Feorm remembrance ceremony. Have you studied Old English? I recognise the words. In a story I am writing about Éowyn "Destiny's Child" I used "Lytling" what I glossed as meaning "Little one" as Théoden's endearment for Éowyn when she is a little girl and I noticed that Tarcil's pony is named the same thing. I loved your Remembrance ceremony. Very moving. I love creating ceremonies in my stories. I really loved yours.
The set down Éomer gives Lady Déorwenna is priceless. There may hell to pay over it but somehow I don't think that Éomer gives one fig about that.
Author Reply: Yes, I'm afraid poor Eomer is taking a bit of a battering in this story ;-)
As for the 'bael-feorm', I've studied some online Old English grammars and I've got an extensive dictionary, which I find very useful. I'm sure I make mistakes, but it's fun to come up with Rohirric phrases and expressions, isn't it.
And like you, I also enjoy creating customs for the Rohirrim. So pleased to hear you liked this one :-)
Stay safe, too!
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 7 on 3/1/2021|
|One young lady needs to learn tact and diplomacy before she tries to inveigle her King. Love how Eomer dismisses her, making it plain she has failed to please him.|
Author Reply: Yes, she has a lot of growing up to do, doesn't she. But then she's very young and rather spoilt - perhaps she'll learn her lesson.
|Radbooks||Reviewed Chapter: 7 on 2/27/2021|
|Wonderful chapter! I loved that ceremony... it fit with the culture of the people of Rohan. Thanks for sharing!|
Author Reply: Thank you! We have bonfires on the mountains tops on our national holiday, I got partly inspired by that.