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|Storm-tossed by Levade||9 Review(s)|
|Imhiriel||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/15/2011|
|This is a wonderful character study of Ereinion Gil-Galad. I purposefully use both names here, because you really show in vivid passages the complexitiy of this figure, both as a person and as a king, in his private thoughts and in his relation to his heritage and his subjects, in all its disparity, as you rightly call it.|
For all that he king over such a vast domain and so many different peoples, and reigned for such a long time in Middle-earth, he has always been a rather nebulos figure in canon; and I'm always glad to encounter stories that help me to get a handle on him, make him "real" to me; and you succeeded wonderfully.
I like the somwhat "impressionistic" style of the story and its atmosphere (and I enjoyed the picture of Círdan rescuing the starfish one by one by one). I especially loved the descriptions of the different peoples Silvan/Sindar/Noldor and their respective reactions, which capture in just a few brief strokes so much of what distinguishes their cultures and attitudes.
|gentry||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/8/2009|
|A beautiful and moving story. You are gifted as a writer. and your love of animals such as myself if admirable. thank you and write more please.|
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/2/2009|
|Oh, very sweet and delightful.|
For us it was a cantankerous pigeon we found with a broken wing in the Sears parking garage. He lived with us for ten years, and only tolerated me.
|Lady_Roisin||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/2/2009|
|I liked how you wrote this. I liked you writing voice and found it enjoyable to read. I am sorry the gull that inspired this couldn't be saved, but I enjoyed this story very much. I like how you included Cirdan and Gil Galad in this.|
|B. Halcyon||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/2/2009|
|You're back!!! And these jewels of stories have been well worth the wait (3 years to be exact, unless you've been publishing your stories elsewhere.)|
It is amazing how you have woven such a whimsical event into the defining factor for unification of elves under Gil-Galad's rule. The various interpretations given by each race shows the disparity of the elven kindred so elegantly. Well done!
|Cairistiona||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/2/2009|
|This was lovely, absolutely lovely. You've drawn Gil-galad as a very real person, bringing the legend to life and showing him as a very accessible, warm person, yet a mighty and valiant king and warrior as well. Gil-galad is one of those tragic heroes in Tolkien that makes my throat ache to read about, but in a good way. And this tale of yours accomplished the same thing. Very poignant on all levels.|
|Elena Tiriel||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/2/2009|
|Touching on so many levels! I loved the seagull, and I felt much more empathy for Ereinion than in any other story. His foresight at the end was chilling.... but in an odd way the sign, a gull, was also comforting.|
Beautifully done, Levade!
|Radbooks||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/1/2009|
|I enjoyed this a lot, it's always nice to find a good Ereinion tale.|
|daw the minstrel||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/1/2009|
|Silvan. Ah, there was an unruly horse |
Geez. I'd forgotten how well you write.
Ereinion ignored the black braid that dangled forward to drag in the sand, though the bird watched it with interest.
Lovely detail. And then I really like that moment when Cirdan watches him and thinks of how he's cultivated patience and how that's a good thing given the people he's supposed to rule. I loved the way the various elves saw his relationship to the gull, each interpreting it a little differently, giving it their own twist.
This is just wonderful. I think I have to go reread that poem about Gil-galad, the elven king.