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My Sword Sings - Book One - 'My Sword' Series  by Agape4Gondor 6 Review(s)
gginscReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 9/12/2014
Well, that was sad! Poor Boromir dies at 11 years old!! It would be nice to know how all this affects the Fellowship of the Ring. Surely Faramir, as steward, would not go on the quest. Who would take Boromir's place?

LarnerReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 5/5/2014
I merely rejoice that Saruman has been foiled at least for now. Too bad he is still intent on murder and despoiling.

Poor Faramir!

Szepilona10Reviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 4/5/2008
How could you kill Boromir? So young too!);


Author Reply: I have ALWAYS been angry at Tolkien for killing Boromir off in LOTR. Now I can understand.

I was at a Howard Shore concert and they were playing the Amon Hen music as Boromir goes to his death. And I literally 'saw' - in my mind's eye - little Boromir at the Fountain and the water ran red and I knew the dear one was going to die. I wept the rest of the concert.

Sometimes - authors don't quite listen to their Muse. I have found mine quite intelligent and I do not buck her when she tells me what to do. I would have loved having Boromir in the rest of these tales, but it is not to be. Faramir, however, will recover..........

Very sorry.......

SurgicalSteelReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 11/5/2006
Overall a good read - political intrigue which seems entirely plasuible, and leaves Gondor's fate in the hands of a small boy and a fierce woman. I enjoyed this!

Author Reply: So very glad you enjoyed this. It's nice to give back to an author whom I so admire!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 10/17/2006
Indis has her work cut out for her - Gondor is in shock at the deaths of two Stewards within weeks of each other, and the new Steward is a shattered six-year-old boy. Faramir's plight is agonizing here, he has tried to be brave, but he is a young child who has lost his closest kin - mother, father and brother - and been subjected to torture and terror; and it is too much for him. What he really needed was several days or weeks of recovery before facing the trauma of Boromir's funeral, and he couldn't get it.

And nasty Saruman and Galmod are behind it all? It's reasonable to assume that Wormtongue's father was as susceptible to treachery as was Grima...

The story has been suspenseful and entertaining. I hope to see the sequel soon!

Author Reply: Hurin is the same as the warden of the keys - still a young Captain here!

And as I said below, I did not expect, nor wanted, to have what happened to Boromir happen. The muse must hate me.....

The first chapter of the sequel will be posted as soon as I get over this blasted bronchitis! And we have some new people coming into the story - friends of the future... and of the past.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting - your support has been much appreciated!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 10/17/2006
And so, Galmod father to Grima served the White Wizard before his son was to do so. How is it I am not surprised/

And young as he was Faramir was given the Rod after all, and the investigations begun.

Horrid idea, the death of Denethor so long ago followed by that of Boromir. Leaves a great deal of room for politicking and maneuvering in the coming years. Hopefully Mithrandir would have remained welcome all during that time, however.

Author Reply: It seemed only logical, to me, that treachery was begun as soon as Saruman started turning towards evil. Soon after this, he is ensnared by Sauron through the Palantir. Did his fall cause him to be susceptible?

As for Boromir - Never had I thought we would lose him. Never - he just suddenly screamed, picked up the sword, and was in harm's way.

I even wrote and called a couple 'medical' people to see if there was anyway that I could save him, but there wasn't. Cut too close to the carotid and a few other vital arteries. I cried.

Well - Faramir needs healing, desperately. I hope it comes quickly to the poor little one. *weeps*

Thank you for your support all this time. I most appreciate it!

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