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Linda Hoyland

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Biography:   I am English and have enjoyed writing since childhood.I first began writing poems at the age of seven. I have had a story published in "Forget me Nots From the front Porch" and an article published in a magazine

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My LOTR Stories are intended as a series, in which the characters remember and refer to events in previous stories .Although each can be read on its own,their chronological order is

The Slave of the Ring

First Meeting

Facing the Darkness

The Hidden Days of Healing

A New Beginning

The White Tree

Shadow and Thought

Burden of Guilt

Web of Treason

A Time to Reap

At the Rising of the Moon


I only intended to write one LOTR story but the amazing response and the encouragement of my kind reviewers has decided me to keep writing.

I also enjoy writing original worksI would like to thank the many gifted authors on this site.

You can also find my current story together with background information at

A guide to my original characters

Aedred – A Rohirric Healer who now works alonside Tarostar in the Houses of Healing.

Agond - A former soldier,now a drunkard

Alis – Estranged wife to Mahrod

Bereth – Sister to Damrod

Calardan – Husband to Hanna’s late sister

Doreth- Arwen’s housekeeper

Elbeth – Young daughter of Hanna

Elestelle - Faramir and Eowyn's daughter

Fennas – Brother to Hanna

Fontos – Lord of Lossarnach, son of the late Forlong.

Fosco – Lord of Lamedon, son of the Lord mentioned in LOTR

Gudrun – An elderly widow born in Rohan, now owner of a smallholding and orchard near to Minas Tirith

Hanna – A kitchen maid, daughter of the Porter at the Rath Dinen, who was killed by Beregond

Meneldil – Lord of Lebennin

Lady Meril – One of Arwen’s ladies in waiting

Lady Morwen – One of Arwen’s ladies in waiting

Laerwen - One of Eldarion's nursery maids

Lamrung – A former prison warder, now a member of the Citadel Guard.

Mahrod – A former Ithilien Ranger, now a prison warder

Tarostar – Chief Warden of the Houses of Healing, son of Denethor’s late sister.

Zana – Mother of Hanna and Fennas, grandmother to Elbeth, widow of the late porter.

You are invited to visit my Web site,where all my stories are archived

Story Favorites
bullet Neath Anor, Ithil, and Gil by Larner Last Updated: 9/12/2010
A collection for those stories I feel don't quite fit with the others.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 101 Published: 11/3/2006
bullet Stirrings of Shadow by Fiondil Last Updated: 5/13/2009
A sequel to Tâd Edhel a Firion in which Aragorn, as Thorongil, journeys to the court of Edoras to take service with Thengel King. PLEASE NOTE: this story is not written in the same vein as the earlier story. It is much more serious, although there is still humor. Thanks to Alassiel, as always, for the beta-read. MEFA 2007: 1st Place: Adventure (Incomplete).
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 71 Published: 3/1/2007
bullet On the Wings of the Storm by Lialathuveril Last Updated: 2/16/2009
The year before the Ring War, Princess Lothiriel of Dol Amroth is sent to Rohan by her father to seek shelter from the storm brewing in Mordor. There she meets Éomer, Third Marshal of the Riddermark.
Unfortunately they do not hit it first.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 31 Published: 3/11/2008
bullet Tales of the Innkeeper by Allee Last Updated: 12/1/2007
An ongoing series of vignettes in which a simple innkeeper (OC) reflects on his encounter with King Elessar and life in Fourth Age ME in general. Although the Innkeeper vignettes began as entirely separate entities, the series took on a life of its own, and the vignettes subsequently became chapters of a larger work. Tales of the Innkeeper, therefore, is now not only a collection of vignettes and ficlets but also a WIP short story. Nominated for MEFA 2007.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 10 Published: 10/15/2006
bullet Getting Away From it All by Bodkin Last Updated: 5/12/2007
The King Returned, his Queen, the Steward and the Steward's Lady. On a day out. (This was going to be Meckinock's birthday story ... but it is really SO frivolous ...)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/12/2007
bullet Comforting Silence by Radbooks Last Updated: 3/7/2007
Words are not always needed to give comfort to a friend who is grieving. Aragorn comforts Faramir after the death of Eowyn. A Middle-earth Express prompt ficlet for the words 'Comfort' and 'Friendship'.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/7/2007
bullet Aragorn in Mandos by Fiondil Last Updated: 2/13/2007
The title says it all. A special Valentine's Day gift to all my friends. Thanks to Alassiel as always for the beta-read.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/13/2007
bullet A Matter of Honor by meckinock Last Updated: 10/10/2006
Now complete. Sequel to "In the Hands of the Enemy." Gandalf and Halbarad deliver a wounded Aragorn into Elrond's care, but when a curious hobbit uncovers a secret long-hidden in Rivendell, Aragorn must embark on a quest that could cost him all that he hopes for.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 17 Published: 6/12/2005
bullet To Ride, To Will, To Fear by adrinkcalled Last Updated: 8/3/2006
[Rewritten] Before they are wed, Faramir and Eowyn take a ride in Ithilien and she is captured by a band of rogues. It's up to Faramir, Eomer and Aragorn to see her back to safety.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/15/2005
bullet Letters From Faramir by Agape4Gondor Last Updated: 3/8/2006
Grief knows no boundaries, nor age, nor time. Letters from Faramir to Boromir - in hopes that he is still alive and will return. Angst. 2005 Semi-Finalist - Mithril Awards in the 'Concerning Men' category and in the 'Drama' category. 2008 MEFA's - Third Place in Genres: Drama: Featuring Boromir or Faramir.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 3/8/2006
bullet Arwen's Heart by Bodkin Last Updated: 1/25/2006
What was Arwen doing as Estel grew up in Imladris? Did she - or her family - have any suspicions about what would happen? How did she deal with her fate?
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 4/3/2005
bullet Crippled Prize by Mizalaye Last Updated: 3/25/2005
A horrible accident...a terrible crime...and now Aragorn is on a quest to save what he loves most dearly. Can he possibly succeed, even with Legolas' assistance? (Post-RotK)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 7 Published: 6/19/2004
bullet Safe Haven by songspinner Last Updated: 2/2/2005
Aragorn and Faramir confront a few problems before the coronation, and mangage to find a few solutions together.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/2/2005
bullet Bare Feet and Beer by Gwynnyd Last Updated: 11/2/2004
Faramir is happy. Eowyn loves him. He's doing a good job as Steward. Things can't get better, can they? Written for the HASA Happy Faramir challenge, with many thanks to Tanaqui, who not only goaded me into writing it, but forced me to make it better.

2005 MEFA Awards 1st Place (Post-Ring War - Gondor)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/2/2004
bullet Claiming the Throne by Eledhwen Last Updated: 11/11/2003
AU from "The Pyre of Denethor". Gandalf persuades Denethor to make a different decision in Rath Dínen, and the course of Gondor's future is changed.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 16 Published: 11/6/2003