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Reclaiming Khazad-dm  by Ellynn 116 Review(s)
shireboundReviewed Chapter: 4 on 12/10/2020
I would risk much for strawberries as well! And I can well imagine the noise of so many Dwarves moving through an area. The trees must be so confused!

(You need to delete the 'strikethrough' in the second half of your chapter.)

Author Reply: Oooops, I have absolutely no idea how strikethrough happened! Moreover, I think I clicked "preview" before publishing... anyway, I hope it's ok now.

Thank you for the review, dear! *hugs*

MirkwoodmaidenReviewed Chapter: 3 on 12/7/2020

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!!



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

MirkwoodmaidenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/3/2020

The voice in this story, Durin's voice starts off so strongly. I can feel his drive and his commitment. A very imaginative story. I look forward to the chapters to come.

Hope you and yours are well.

Stay Safe! Mellon nin! ((hugs))


Author Reply: Thank you so much for your kind words!
Stay safe!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/2/2020
Imagine leading 7000 people on a journey to a legendary place, carrying the hopes and dreams of an entire Race on your shoulders... And you *have* imagined the whole adventure! Congratulations on a wonderful beginning.

Author Reply: Oh, I definitely wouldn't like to do it in the real world! It' easy to lead the quest on the paper. :)
Thank you for your kind words. *hugs*

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/2/2020
And sometimes I wonder... maybe those are the real memories? Because, after all, I am Durin, and maybe sometimes, somehow I can see and feel what was seen and felt by those who carried that name before me.

What a fascinating idea.

Author Reply: Well, it is not *my* idea, I can't take the credit. :) I didn't read the whole HoME, but I know that there are some hints that dwarves believe that Durin I reincarnated six times. For my story, I decided that I would not take reincarnation, but I imagine that those seven Durins share some special bond over time and space, and that they can sometimes feel each other's thoughts.
Thank you so much for reading!

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