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Like a Blade Forged in Fire  by Lialathuveril 5 Review(s)
whitewaveReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/3/2021
Oh dear Tarcil was being stalked all along by his Dad’s family. Good thing they are with the Rohirrim! Can’t wait to know more about the assasins. Everything is falling into place!

Author Reply: It's sad when your own family wants to kill you for dynastic reasons, isn't it. Though historically speaking not unusual, for example amongst the Ottomans.

Thanks for following!

demeter dReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/2/2021
I knew it! I knew that the fast little stallion with the big heart and the new-found love for his rescuer would be a factor in saving her. And the lady is right: head and scalp wounds do bleed a lot. Same with fingers and hands. Once they get the bleeding stopped, and stitched, he may not be in such bad shape as he looks like right now. You say they will deal with the two survivors in a surprising way? If it were me, once the whole group caught up with them, I would tell them they would live if they go home and tell whoever sent them that the Dowager Queen and her son are now under the protection of the entire army of the Rohirrim! I had images during that chase of the lady stunt rider dressed as Arwen, and weaving and jagging to avoid the Ringwraiths. Whew!

Author Reply: It's fitting in a way, isn't it, that a Haradrim horse should save her. As for the remaining two assassins, I have a cunning plan (or rather Eomer and Lothiriel will have one), but I'm afraid you'll have to wait for the next chapter to find out ;-)

And I was actually also thinking of that scene where Frodo rides for the Fords of the Bruinen, with the wringwraiths in pursuit - with Arwen in the movies, but it's a gripping scene either way.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/2/2021
Tarcil's hard head has saved him, and his mother's strategy saved them both. I rejoice that Eomer arrived in time, and that the enemy is dead or fled. Now to catch the two survivors.

Author Reply: True, they all did their part. The two survivors will be dealt with in the next chapter, though perhaps in a surprising way.

MirkwoodmaidenReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/1/2021

Once again wonderful! You paint the story so well. I was on pins and needles as the Haradrim rider tried to chase down Lothíriel. So happy they were all safe! Now home to Edoras!

Hope you are well and safe!



Author Reply: Thank you! I like to have a bit of action in my stories every now and again, glad to hear you found it exciting.

Take care!

sueReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/1/2021
OK did you take cliffhanger lessons in college or something? I love this story so much but I'm gonna need more heart medicine if this continues. Just keep writing and I'll keep reading. I check every day to see if there's a new chapter. Thank you!

Author Reply: LOL, I'm sorry, I just love cliffhangers! But I publish a chapter every week, unless real life interferes (I've noticed that the email notifications don't always work on this site, so just check on Saturday evenings).

Thanks for following the story!

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