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Gandalf and the Seahobbit  by PIppinfan1988 4 Review(s)
pipwise brandyginReviewed Chapter: 10 on 6/29/2004
Oh, I love this story so much. I can't believe I haven't read it before! So congratulations on being recommended by Marigold and thanks to both of you for such a wonderful read! You've brought so much more depth to Pippin and Gandalf's relationship by showing how Pippin reminded him of old friends yet also distinguished himself in his own way. I love Gerontius and Isengar and Gandalf's friendship with them both, and it's rather poignant to think of Gandalf seeing all these generations of Tooks go past, each one a little different but possessing the same spirit and looks as others before him.

I'm so glad that Pippin was able to prove himself to Gandalf, he had a lot to live up to, didn't he! The last chapter was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes, I loved this line: "My fight and flight in Middle-earth is for these, unthanked though it may be." But I like to think that those last-minute hugs were all the thanks he needed - Hobbits are so good at showing their love and thanks through other means than words aren't they!

Also, I'm quite curious as to what your views are on Gandalf seeing them all again? I like to think he did, but I just assumed he would live on in Valinor and do whatever wizards do (not really well-versed in that.. lol).

Anyway, thank you again Pippinfan, I thoroughly enjoyed it! :)

Author Reply: Hello Pipwise! Its *always* nice to hear from you! :-) What a lovely review--and what shall I say to that? Thank you, from all of my heart. Your review is definitely a keeper; I'll cherish it for as long as my files are compatible! :-P I'd like to say indefinitely!

There is a "sequel" of sorts in The Storyteller; posted only on SOA. didn't give me the choice of Paladin Took, and the Story is told by him, and from his perspective. I do love my Tooks! :-)

Gandalf seeing them all again? Hmmmm. Are you throwing Plot Bunnies at me, too? Hmmmm. First read Storyteller and an upcoming story I submitted for Marigold's Challenge #6, then let me know what you think. If you turn your plot bunny into a plot rabbit (full grown), I'll give you credit. However, Lindelea (I so admire her writing!) submitted a wonderful story about "beyond the curtain" in one of Marigold's Challenges (#4?) that brought me to tears. I really don't think I could come close.

Thank you again, Pipwise, for reading Seahobbit, and taking time out of your busy schedule to review. Thanks. :-)


FantasyFanReviewed Chapter: 10 on 2/8/2004
A very satisfying ending. I have enjoyed reading this story, and learned a little hobbit-history, too. I think your Gandalf characterization is splendid. I especially liked, "It is through this small vessel of the One that I am now encouraged and strengthened on my journeys. My fight and flight in Middle-earth is for these, unthanked though it may be." Gandalf's mission is to give encouragement and strength to all in the fight against the darkness, but he is encouraged and strengthened by the goodness, the innocence and the love of the small folk. Just wonderful!

Author Reply: I couldn't agree more about Gandalf's mission, and I really liked the part of Isengar hugging him as well. I drew it from a personal experience some years ago, when a small child at a Bible study just walked up and threw her arms around my neck. I'll never forget that feeling of pure, innocent love, and so I thought to pass it on to Gandalf. Thank you for sharing in the story!


Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 10 on 2/8/2004
Just wonderful! Thank you for this amazing story.

Author Reply: You're welcome--and thank you for reading it!


shireboundReviewed Chapter: 10 on 2/7/2004
I enjoyed every bit of this story! You drew a wonderful parallel between Isengar and Pippin, and brought us deeper into an understanding of Gandalf's heart. Thank you for this story.

Author Reply: Thank you for reading it! I really enjoyed writing it. The parallel part was a gamble..and I'm grateful it went off well. Thank you again, shirebound.


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