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Keeping the Faith  by Avon 11 Review(s)
just_ann_nowReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/10/2012
Oh, that's gorgeous - your mood and imagery are exquisite. How did I ever miss this? Thanks for posting the link at the Fandom Snowflakes challenge!

DarkoverReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/7/2011
Dear Avon: This was a very moving story, as well as a beautifully descriptive one. You did a fine job of portraying the nobility of the Rangers in general and Strider in particular, as well as the isolation, loneliness, frustration, and fear that all come with such a duty as theirs. Well done. I enjoyed reading this story. Thank you for writing and posting it. Sincerely, Darkover

CairistionaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/17/2008
What a lovely, poignant glimpse of the life of Rangers! I really enjoyed the details of this--very evocative from the first sentence forward. I love how you contrast the life of those they protect with the life they themselves lead--the Dúnedain really are above lesser men, and Aragorn in particular. Well done!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/16/2008
A song of power--a restful song, a restful power, releasing these to Mandos and beyond.

Alas that they have lingered far too long amongst the living when it is time to pass onward.

And the other vignettes and tellings forth--all so very right. Yes, keeping the faith they are!

Love our Aragorn.

JancyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/16/2008
Oh, this is so, so...

Too "WOW" for any words. and since English was a 2nd tongue I'm not sure how to say it.

I love Aragorn in this story, anyway.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/15/2008
This is hauntingly beautiful and poetic,while at the same time capturing the ceaseless struggle against evil that Aragorn fights.

EstelcontarReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/14/2008
This is indeed a most subtle, emotional, insigtful and lyrical depiction of who the rangers are, and what they stand for. And no one better than Aragorn, the quintessential ranger, to embody their strenght, wistfulness, compassionateness and their selflessness. It is exquisitely done indeed.

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/13/2008
Oh my. First, this is gorgeous in its evocative details. The descriptions are fantastic and speak not only of a facility with words but also of a sharp observation of the world. In addition, the portrayal of the rangers is inspiring. You give us their long history and the way they keep the faith still. Just a stunning job.

Author Reply: Gosh... thank you! I'm really pleased you liked it that much. I'm just a bit stunned by the very nice reviews I'm getting.

meckinockReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/13/2008
Gosh, this is beautifully written. You have such a gift for description and setting. Aragorn stands out here as such a solitary, pensive, compassionate and yet powerful figure.

Author Reply: Thanks, Meckinock. It's great to know that people like it - I'm still at the not sure stage myself. I started and restarted this a good half dozen times trying to find a way to explore what a Ranger actually does. Sometimes Aragorn was there, sometimes not. Finally, I came up with this combined structure - and I'm very pleased to hear that people think it worked.

Ainu LaireReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/13/2008
This was wonderful. I don't quite understand all of what is happening, but I do know that I like it... I like these snippits of Aragorn's life as a Ranger. Well written, and well done.

Author Reply: Thank you! Like most of my stories there is no real plot - just images.

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