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Oak and Willow  by Marnie 1 Review(s)
elliskaReviewed Chapter: 8 on 10/10/2004
Now that is one heck of a family history for Celeborn. I admit I know little about his family save their names. Is their history in this chapter canon or did you create it? Either way, it is a powerful backdrop for Galadriel's romance with Celeborn.

Author Reply: Elliska! What a phenominal thing to do - to leave me a review of each chapter. Thank you so much! It was lovely to get up this morning and find my inbox full of 16 reviews. A real treat :)

Inglor asked me if I would put this on Open Scrolls, so I did, but I didn't expect it to generate such interest. It was worthwhile entirely to know that you read it and liked it.

As far as Celeborn's family history goes, I'm afraid it's all made up by me. I wondered why Elmo, Galadhon and Galathil should be nothing more than names, and very obscure names, in the HoME volumes. Why hadn't they *done anything* during the First Age at all? Why had obscure nobody Oropher established a kingdom, on the grounds of being from Doriath, while Elu Thingol's own brother is never heard of again?

The easiest explanation I could come up with was that they didn't do anything because they weren't there any more: They had been lost to Doriath before the histories of that time began. Then I just had to think up some way of removing them which didn't involve them all dying together in a hideous carting accident or something ;)

So it was canon inspired, in a way - just a very negative way!

Many thanks again for so many lovely reviews,

Marnie :-)

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