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Thranduil’s Midsummer Night’s Peace Offering  by Chathol-linn 7 Review(s)
RousReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/25/2004
That was very good. A very nice peek into an otherwise much maligned character. I am glad I followed the link here. Thank you for sharing this. It is too much. I always enjoy finding a good story here.

Author Reply: Hi, Rous. Thanks for your comment - I never could figure out why Thranduil is viewed as such a negative character, when the possibilities for a loving if hot tempered warrior king are so intriguing. Regards - Chathol-linn

ErinRuaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/24/2004
Okay, I'm laughing too hard to login, so forgive the 'unoffical' review .... but this is a RIOT!!!!

Good grief, this is funny! This is just ... this is ... words fail me. I'd start quoting favorite moments but I'd end up with most of the story pasted in here. This is FUNNY! This is adorable! This is so .... the perfect father-son moment. Amongst all the angst and deep thinking and soul-crunching that usually goes on in Thrandual-Legolas fics, this is a delightful breath of fresh air. I dearly, dearly love seeing *both* of them give vent to that elven frivolity and have such a marvelously silly time together. Not to mention the home-coming, which is a whole new set of snorks and giggles! "I am not hungry, Mother." "Now." ~ *SNORK!!*

Simply perfect. :-)

And now I'm hungry!
Cheers ~


Author Reply: Well hello Erin! What a happy review! I always thought there were more tales to be told about a well-adjuted family whose characters happen to have some flaws. You can go off in many directions and still have the family relationship to come back to, as an anchor. Now - if you are hungry, Lady Erin, go straight to the kitchens and ask Bessain for a honeycake. If you ask nicely she may give you a mug of brown ale too. She keeps it in a stone jug in the corner. Thanks so much for reading. Regards - Chathol-linn

Isil ElensarReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/24/2004
Wonderful story, Cathol-linn! I absolutely loved the father/son bond you let me picture as I read it. I am ever glad that I've never read a Evil!Thranduil story...


Author Reply: It is so good to hear from readers who enjoy a healthy father - son bond! I have a hard time relating to the other view of Thranduil. Not that he is perfect of course. But he's pretty darn good. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Regards - Chathol-linn

LamielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/1/2004
Sweet, funny, and just a perfect gapfiller for "Elflocks." Lovely work. I laughed out loud at Legolas' reaction to the hiccups. Hee!

Author Reply: Thanks, Lamiel. I've always thought that Thranduil and Legolas had a wonderful relationship, even though Legolas was so different in temperment. Regards - Chathol-linn

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/31/2004
This is such a sweet story. I really like the Thranduil / Legolas interaction and the snake. And wine to cure hiccups - and make the haircut seem a clever idea.

Elsila's reaction is lovely. Though the amusement might wear off after a few weeks of living with people whose hair has been hacked off.

Author Reply: Hi, Bodkin. It is such a pleasure when a reader takes the time to comment. I've always thought of Elsila as an opposite to Thranduil and Elwen, and an anchor to them both, as is Legolas. I hope that she experienced the passing of time with her hair-challenged men differently than we would. Regards - Chathol-linn

Jay of LasgalenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/31/2004
What a lovely tale - I love the relationship between Legolas and Thranduil in this. And the Mo Hawk - inspired!

I think my favourite part, though is Elsila's reaction when father and son return: “I will cook breakfast for you,” I said, beaming.

“Do not stir. You should not handle fire just yet.
I can just imagine a rather drunk Thranduil cooking the fish!


Author Reply: Great to hear from you, Jay! Elsila was never the most domestic of Elven wives, but she knew how to handle her menfolk. I appreciate your taking the time to comment. Thansk! - Chathol-linn

Elena TirielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/31/2004
Hee, hee, hee. Awfully good timing... Wonder what Thranduil will be doing that evening?

Cute story! Nice father-son bonding moments...

- Barbara

P.S. The avian tonsorial reference was... punny.

Author Reply: Hello, Elena Tiriel. Regarding the pun - please forgive me, but I always plead the Shakespeare defense. Thranduil lost his famous temper countless times over the escapades of Legolas and his sister Elwen, but he always had the most loving relationship with his children. It was so important to him. Thanks for reviewing! - Chathol-linn

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