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Magnetic Force  by Marnie 6 Review(s)
whitewaveReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 12/29/2008
A very creative and pleasing combination of the legends of the fairies, aliens, Tolkien, etc. You never seem to run out of "perspectives" or what-if scenarios! I like how you portrayed Celeborn and the twins here, especially their account of Tolkien. Very well done.

Author Reply: Thank you! This was my attempt to answer the plaguing fandom question 'is an author-self-insert modern-girl-falls-into-Middle-earth story inevitably doomed to be a terrible Mary Sue?' I hope the answer is 'no' :D

Eruanneth_LuinReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 10/22/2004
How could she give up the Realm of Imladris just to attempt to convince 'others' that it existed?!!

After I shared story this with my husband, whom I love dearly, I informed him that if I ever 'went for a visit' he need not expect me to return. To have access to the library of Elrond, to learn Sindarin, Quenya and Tengwar from those who use it daily, to sing and dance with elves, to listen to tales of the Elder days at the feet of those who lived through it, and to experience day-to-day life among elves would be too great a treat to leave. Not heaven, but probably a wonderful place to live.

Where exactly is the location? Or others close by would be fine, too.

Author Reply: Thanks for the review, Eruanneth! Oh, gosh, your poor husband! I expect he will be happy to know that Jasmine's later research, after she had returned, showed that the magnetic anomalies had 'mysteriously' disappeared. The copy of Fanshaw's Grammarie - despite being chained to the wall - unaccountably went missing, and despite extensive searches by library staff has not yet been found.

So I can't help you there, I'm afraid.

HalfkinReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 4/22/2004
I read this some time ago and became enchanted then and again now!
I showed it to my family and said, "See? it's not all make believe!"
"Really mom, do you think it is true?"
"Could be," I answered.

Perusing this site looking up your stories. Need new material and came across a reccommendation from Coriel, whom I also need to read up on!

I am trying to get better at leaving reviews to writers. You are the talent that entertains me. Thank you. Write on!


LKKReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 2/6/2004
I can't believe that I hadn't reviewed this, Marnie. It's been on my Favorite Stories list for ages. This was wonderful. Well-written and interesting. The bittersweet feeling that permeates this is in keeping with the feeling I always have at the end of LotR.

I wish your researcher had dared to ask the Twins what their choice was, but it's appropriate that we readers still don't know. The next time you speak with your researcher, tell her I believe her and I hope she finds her way back.


LairewenReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 8/30/2003
That was fasinating! It was written in such a way that it makes the reader wonder if what they're reading is really fiction!
The ending was so sad, I really hope you're not planning to leave it there!

MirielReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 8/7/2003
Very real sounding, yet tragic. Are you sure you can't go back? :)

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