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Branwyn's Baubles  by Branwyn 5 Review(s)
Episcopal WitchReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/13/2006
What I like best about this vignette is what it does not say, but leaves to our imaginations to fill in the gaps: Eowyn's sensitive awareness of the shadows behind what Faramir says, and her knowledge of just how to comfort him without being explicit. She surely catches that "says" that turns to "said," as she turns AWAY from the moon that he is talking about and TOWARD her husband. And what better way to gently turn his grief than to tell her beloved scholar a story he does not know.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/31/2005
A lovely comparison of the scientific and the mythic. Very nicely done, and good catch of Faramir's grief at the family so lost.

DrakeReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/21/2004
Wow, Branwyn! Eowyn's myth about the lunar eclipse is spectacular, and so Rohirric in nature. I'd say you must be an expert on their culture to come up with that. It's pure genious! :)

Author Reply: Drake--
I am especially happy that you, of all people, would like this! No expert but I am good at borrowing, LOL--I remembered the dragon with his hoarded treasure in "Beowulf."
Thanks for writing!

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/21/2004
You know, Branwyn, you're very good with images. And here you use them nicely to evoke emotions.

Author Reply: Thanks for your kind review!
I wrote this after my husband and I watched the lunar eclipse last month--that is always an eerie thing to watch!

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/21/2004
I like this. Gondor is so practical and worthy, whereas Rohan is joyous and imaginative. Although Gondor is, of course, right. But I like Eowyn's explanation better.

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