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Tell This Mortal  by Chathol-linn 5 Review(s)
LinsulReviewed Chapter: 7 on 8/15/2004
A sense of reality- Legolas isn't perfect. Nice. (hey, did I mention that I am a fellow TORCer?)

Rose SaredReviewed Chapter: 7 on 6/23/2004
hmmm interesting. Dark pasts and hints of dark futures. I think this should be called Tangled Web instead of daw's!
Still very much enjoying your vision.

Author Reply: Hi, Rose Sared. Naw, this is just a sea story. daw's Tangled Web is a terrific weave. I'm so glad that you like the dark hints. It's great to hear your comments. Regards - Chathol-linn

TimonReviewed Chapter: 7 on 6/22/2004
Please, please, please tell me that you are going to follow up this story with another detailing the tale of Legolas in his youth and the mortal girl of sixteen once known to him (once loved by him??)! Will the bitter outweigh the sweet,I wonder? Oh, be still, my heart - the agony of having to wait will be unbearable at best. At worst, I may not survive...

TELL THIS MORTAL is as good a writing as I have seen in all my years (which are considerable). You certainly have a talent for telling a tale and making it believable, making your reader gasp and grasp (in not so quiet desperation) for more, more, more!

Thanks for this rich, rich indulgence. Please post again soon. In the meantime, I will be watching, waiting, hoping, dying...


Author Reply: Timon, what a great review. I will treasure it always. Whoof. It so happens I know a good bit about that Mortal girl - who she is, where she came from, what she is doing in that forest with Legolas. Thank you so much for the encouragement. Regards - Chathol-linn

LamielReviewed Chapter: 7 on 6/22/2004
Oh my. Now things are getting interesting. Well, that's the wrong word - this story has gripped me from the beginning, and seeing Legolas' pain and Gimli's fear through the narrator's eyes is fascinating. But what a tantalizing description of the Elven Path of Dreams... that wasn't just a dream, that was a mind meld. To use a phrase. Fascinating.

Legolas' reaction to the song is wonderful - I never saw that coming. He must be so close to the edge, to lose control like that. Of course he's just seen Aragorn die, and he knows that Gimli's time is coming soon, plus he's on the final edge of waiting before setting sail at last. Bad time to be stirring up painful memories.

There are so many hints and snippets of complex issues here, and I am eagerly awaiting their exploration. Including that girl in Legolas' youth, I guess... no Legomance, right? Right.

Author Reply: Hi, Lamiel! I've been fascinated with Elvish dreams ever since I first read Tolkien's little snippet about Legolas in The Two Towers. Your take on his mental state is just right, by the way. Thank you for reading and giving me your thoughts. Regards - Chathol-linn

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 7 on 6/22/2004
I have to say that startled me almost as much as it did Aerlinn. I look forward to hearing the explanation.

Author Reply: Wow, I am tickled that Legolas did something readers did not anticpate. Of course, from my point of view it was as predictable as tides. I'm humbly grateful that you are continuing to read this. Thanks, daw. Regards - Chathol-linn

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