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Antiphon to Light  by Thevina 7 Review(s)
CuthalionReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/21/2006
You know I loved this stunning, little thing enough to nominate it for the MEFA's, and I'm ever so glad that it won the award! I just wanted to let you know that it's now also availabe in german, here. And my readers love it as much as I do. Merry Christmas!


Author Reply: Thank you so very much!! I've let people on my LJ know you've translated it, as well as some family. I'm terribly honored that you did so, and am so pleased that you enjoyed it enough to translate it into German. I'm so flattered.

A very Merry Christmas to you as well!


Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/23/2006
A lovely and thought provoking story, Thevina :-) Congratulations on being a Marigold's Pick of the Week!

Author Reply: Many thanks!! I hadn't realized that I was a Pick of the Week until recently; I was thrilled with the recent reviews but couldn't figure out why they were coming. It provides all kinds of inspiration to get out there and keep writing on my Gimlifics, as I've been neglecting my dear Dwarf. Thank you for your comments and for letting me know you enjoyed the story.

cathleenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/21/2006
Wonderful story! I enjoyed your characterizations very much!

Author Reply: Many, many thanks! I have a very soft spot in my heart for this particular gruff Dwarf, and I really need to get back to writing more about him. Gap-filling with him is so much for for me. I'm glad that you felt the characterizations worked for you.

RedheredhReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/30/2006
I am not a usually a dwarf-fic reading, but such beautiful writing! I really like how Gimli sensed Galadriel's role as one of the three ring-bearer, the bearer of the ring of adamant. She enchanted him and he loved it! :)

The subsequent scenes were wonderful, contemplative moments of what was (at least then) the greatest moment in his life.

I found your new vignette when I was searching for "Speak Friend and Enter". That story has long stuck in my mind as insightful story about the shared history of elves and dwarves. And I wanted to re-read it to refresh my thoughts about Narvi as a female dwarf.

I am so happy to have found yet another little gem just sitting there along side it!

Author Reply: Thank you so very much for your many enthusiastic comments! I'm so pleased that "Speak, Friend, and Enter" has lingered in your memory; that's one of my all-time favorite stories and I'm glad you enjoyed it as well, and that it's brought you to some of my newer stories. Thank you for letting me know that enjoyed these vignettes; the more I reread LotR, the more of these moments I want to shed light on through Gimli's perspective.

My gratitude for your taking the time to read and leave your thoughts!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/29/2006
In all his life he'd never heard the syllables of his ancestral language uttered with such beauty. Simply by saying the word, the unfathomable depths of Kheled-zâram were brought to his mind's eye. The hairs on his arms and chest rose as he understood that she viewed them that way as well. In a dazzlingly quick flash Gimli was allowed to comprehend that she had been there when the Doors were made. She knew his kind, the determined naugrim that made the stones sing. They — he — held her respect.

Just beautiful. I understand Gimli so much better, having read this!

Author Reply: Thank you so very much! Gimli's a complicated character, and JRRT drops these delicious hints that can be so fun to explore as a writer. I'm so pleased that you feel I've shed believable light on some of his Dwarvish inner workings.

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/29/2006
With surety and grace, the Khudzul slipped from her tongue. Gimli was parched, thirsty for each dropped word as it fell on his ears.

I love this thought - Gimli needed so badly not to be so isolated and Galadriel showed that she understood. She saw 'with Dwarvish eyes'. It's no wonder that his devotion to her started there and then.

Author Reply: Many thanks for your comments! Galadriel obviously had a profound effect on Gimli; as with much before I began rereading the books with a more Dwarvish perspective, I completely glossed over "little things" like the fact that she was speaking Khudzul. What would be interesting to ponder is what Legolas thought about that, this Ancient One speaking Dwarvish!

My gratutitude for your appreciative words.

LamielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/27/2006
Oh, how lovely. I've always been fascinated by the change in Legolas and Gimli's relationship, and you do wonderful justice to it here. I don't think that Galadriel was the cause all by herself, but she was definitely a catalyst. "She sees with Dwarven eyes..." Very, very nice. How many stories are you planning in this series?

Author Reply: Many thanks for your comments! I'll be interested to explore how their relationship changes over time; in older stories of mine I've done that, mostly set post-Ring War. I'm participating in Live Journal's 'Fanfic 100,' so ultimately I'll have 100 Gimli-centric stories, though for the first 4 or 5 I plugged in stories I'd written in the past. But that still leaves heaps to go!!
Again, my appreciation to you for reading and taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it.

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