Stories of Arda Home Page
About Us News Resources Login Become a member Help Search
swiss replica watches replica watches uk Replica Rolex DateJust Watches

Ten Thousand Years Will Not Suffice  by Agape4Gondor 3 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 25 on 7/10/2010
So, this is how the use of the stone began? Perhaps--but what a thing to see in it--the grief madness of Ingold as he hurried to his own death. Son and wife lost so soon, one after the other?

At least the children heal now, and there is friendship between Gondor and the Mark.

SurgicalSteelReviewed Chapter: 25 on 11/16/2006
And you've neatly laid the foundation here for why Denethor favors the older son over the younger - the younger reminds him too much of his lost wife.

Author Reply: Hi SS - so very glad you found this but expecially for your kind comments.

As for Faramir - yes, somewhat like his lost wife - but I think more like Denethor himself... Denethor doesn't have the best self-image... he wishes he could be more like Boromir, Amdir, Thorongil.... and now his youngest is not the warrior Denethor thinks Faramir should be and which he feels Gondor needs so desperately....

French PonyReviewed Chapter: 25 on 7/4/2006
It's too bad that so few people in Middle-earth remarried after a spouse died. Denethor and List÷wel seem to be such close friends. They've both lost spouses, and List÷wel is so good with the boys. They'd be perfect for each other, and remarriage might have saved Denethor from a great deal of grief later on in life. But it is not to be.

I love that you show how, even in the midst of tragedy, life goes on. People still fall in love and get married, and the world continues to turn.

Author Reply: I'm glad you noted that too, French Pony. It is disconcerting. I guess the professor never would consider marrying if his 'Luthien' passed - his mom never remarried either. Hmmm...

It would make it easier to write if Gondor had such a history - but since it doesn't - I'm stuck!

Return to Chapter List