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Tales of the Eldandili  by Alassiel 19 Review(s)
AntaneReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 1/6/2014
Greetings, Mari - I am having trouble finding your email so hopefully reaching you through here to belatedly thank you for the CD of music you sent! I was on vacation so not sure when it originally arrived but have listened to the instrumentals - some of them twice - and enjoyed them! Thanks for thinking of me. Happy New Year!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

IstarniëReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/12/2008
Like Tolkien’s ‘Smith of Wooten Major’, this is one of those rare stories I feel I have *always* wanted to read. There is so much to it – so many images and details and thought provoking situations that I almost feel like Kevin, struggling to take in all the ‘otherworldly’ beauty. I also appreciate the dry humour, and laughed out loud at:

“Kevin shook his head, not so much in negation as in utter bewilderment. "I don't get it. I'm a logical person; I hate sci-fi and fantasy stuff, and I don't take drugs. I don't get it."

I hope and suspect Kevin will ‘get it’ before the story is through, though as he is said to be of ‘Noldorin temperament’, it should prove an interesting journey.

Many thanks to you for a wonderful reading experience.

IstarniëReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 10/12/2008
What a fascinating prologue, Alassiel. I love the way Manwë is portrayed here, listening and speaking with his Atar. Wonderful imagery. The notion of finding a way for the first and second children to renew their broken friendship is enough for me to want to read more. My mind is already racing ahead with the possibilities of encounters in the realm of Faëry.

And you have already mentioned my favourite Maia!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/3/2008
What do you mean, the end?! It's just beginning for Kevin! It is true that poets can see more of the invisible world than the logical, it's-only-real-if-I-can-see-it people. How good that Kevin is beginning to see that world and will embrace his identity as Iluvatar's child. What a lovely chapter.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/3/2008
Poor Kevin - too based in scientific reality, to know there are other realities that are real too. But I understand too his fear and disbelief. I'd like to be whisked back to the end of the Third Age - before the Quest - to Hobbiton where I can see Frodo happy. :) If my family could be assured that I'm all right that is.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

AntaneReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 9/3/2008
Suilie! Well, this is an intriguing beginning... Nice to see some 'old friends' still about and love Manwe calling Iluvatar Atar.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Nieriel RainaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/17/2008
Finally getting a chance to delve into this more, and WOW. I am completely drawn into the tale! Very well done. I'm on to the next chapter now.

Author Reply: Hello NiRi,

I'm glad you can now read Kevin's Tale. I hope you enjoy the rest of it. It was written some years ago for my friend Eruanneth_Luin.



Nieriel RainaReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 3/12/2008
Alassiel, I really enjoyed this opening prologue. It has peaked my interest greatly. Now if only Real Life would give me time to read the rest! Hopefully soon. Keep up the great work!


AdrianneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/24/2008
Forgive me, Alassiel, for taking so long to come in to read and review your latest chapters. Lots of real life stuff keeping me busy. However, I am delighted that I have had time this weekend to come in and finally resume reading. I am enchanted and hooked.

By the way, I believe I am an Eldandili.

Thank you for sharing your particular gift and your love and knowledge of Tolkien.

Author Reply: Greetings Adrianne,

Yes, I definitely think you are an Eldandil, for you not only love the elves, but you especially love the noble ones.

If you read the other part of this tale, I hope you like it. There will be more tales in this series, as inspiration comes. I am now working on Michael's Tale, in which you will find out how he met Beleg and learned who he is.

Thank you for the encouraging review.



CesReviewed Chapter: 2 on 2/4/2008
I just found your stories by way of Fiondil and am so glad I did.

This is a wonderful story so far and I do feel for Kevin. To be faced with all this and keep his sanity just goes to show he's special.

Love the stylus and slate - how original!

Your buildup to what's coming definitely has me on the edge of my seat!


Author Reply: Hello Ces,

Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed this tale. It was written several years ago for my friend Eruanneth _Luin, with whom I wrote a tale called Makalaurë, which is also on this site under her name.

Though Kevin's story is told (for now at least), he will appear in others in this series. Each tale is to recount how the Elf-friends found the Eldar and each other. I am working on Michael's Tale now, as inspiration comes.

Thanks again for your encouragement.



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