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Interrupted Journeys: Steps along the way  by elliska 12 Review(s)
CandissDReviewed Chapter: 3 on 8/30/2010
loved the ending! those poor elflings but at least they survived and became friends with Anastor and Noruil. Can't wait to read more little snippets in other parts of the stories :)

perellethReviewed Chapter: 3 on 8/23/2010
What a tense ending for the adventure! But I had to laugh when the chidlren all began saying that they were friends, susprising everyone, including themselves!

The tension and dread when they thought they might have found Galithil's body was very well done!

And I'm so happy to learn you're updating journeys!

Author Reply: I liked that moment too. They really are friends. Mostly. ;-) It was fun writing another side of Anastor. He's not all bad.

The tension and dread when they thought they might have found Galithil's body was very well done!

I'm glad it worked. Poor Aradunnon! ;)

Thanks so much for the reviews! I really appreciate them!

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 8/23/2010
Elliska, this chapter was very good, I was feeling all the tension of the parents, the scene of the parents running and serching in the riverbank was very well writen.
Love the friendship between the kids, hoping that will survive their parents confrontations

Thank you for posting. I'll wait for new updates for journey and anything that you want to post.

Author Reply: I'm glad it came across as tense. Writing things like this is tough. It's like battle scenes. They can be too repetitive to really be tense. So I'm glad it worked for you.

Thanks so much for the reviews! I appreciate them so much!

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 3 on 8/22/2010
Holy cow. The adults searched for "hours" and the kids weren't at the fallen tree where Aradunnon et al (including me) expected them to be? My heart would not have taken it. Of course, it also wouldn't have taken that run along the riverbank, but that's beside the point.

There were some scary moments there for half-drowned Legolas. His world had narrowed to just surviving and hanging onto Galithil. Thank goodness for Anastor. Hm. Did I just type that? Yes, I did!

If they were as far as the raft elves village, they had come a long way. They were very rational about which way to go. You can see how much gumption and courage they all have.

No matter how hard he tried, he could not erase from his mind the vision of the absolutely sick, nearly desperate, expression on his father's and uncles' faces as they ran into the raft elves' village. Almost as bad was their utter relief upon seeing their children. These were expressions Legolas never wanted to see on his father's face again, much less be the cause of

Too bad, Legolas. I suspect your father felt exactly that way when you headed off to Mordor. But I had to laugh at how Legolas all but rolls his eyes at how ridiculously detailed Anastor and Noruil in filling their parents in about the disaster. Yeah, sometimes it's more merciful to leave parents in the dark a little.

I did like the way the kids gave their mutually hostile fathers something to think about. Maybe when Gimli came along, Legolas remembered Anastor.

Author Reply: I'm glad this seemed tense. It was too much like a battle scene. Difficult to write. But I had fun writing Anastor. After all, he has to have done a few decent things if Legolas and Co. were going to tolerate him. But it is fun to be a little different. :-)

Too bad, Legolas. I suspect your father felt exactly that way when you headed off to Mordor.

Exactly what I was thinking when I wrote that. :-) Poor Thranduil.

Maybe when Gimli came along, Legolas remembered Anastor.

Again, exactly what I was thinking.

Thanks so much for the reviews, daw. I really appreciate them!

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 8/16/2010
Elliska, for some reason I missed this story. I'm so happy that you have decided to post, I really miss the old time when we have so many good fanfics and authors posting. I was even sad reading the reviews, because I can see some of my favorite authors commenting and not stories from them.

Back to your story, wonderful, what a brave kids they are. So good to see all of them again, includng Aradunnon (I haven't forgive you yet for killing him)

I'll looking for you update next weekend.

Thank you

Author Reply: I totally agree! I miss having good stories to distract me from boring work! ;-)

I'm glad you enjoyed. I liked posting story because it gave me a chance to revisit
Aradunnon! Thanks do much for the review! I really appreciate them.

perellethReviewed Chapter: 2 on 8/15/2010
ooof. Galithil is a magent for trouble, even when he swears he won't :-)
Poor parents, they do have their hands full with getting these elflings into adulthood!

Author Reply: Yeah, he and everyone else just need to accept that causing trouble is in his blood! ;-) Life is easier once you accept the inevitable.

Thanks so much for the review! I really appreciate them!

perellethReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/15/2010
Hey, I had missed this one! Trouble and trouble is al that comes from these two, but Legolas' disgust at seeing Galithil and Maidhen together is such great fun! :)

Author Reply: :-) I enjoyed Legolas's reaction. Typical young boys. Trouble is typical of boys too, I suppose. Glad you enjoyed. Thanks so much for the review!

CandissDReviewed Chapter: 2 on 8/15/2010
Awesome chapter! I can't wait to read the rest :)

Author Reply: Glad you enjoyed and I hope you like the last part. Thanks so much for the reviews!

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 2 on 8/15/2010
Poor Aradunnon. I suppose this is neither the first nor the last time he'll sense trouble from Galithil's direction. But then, like father, like son.

We've had flooding my neck of the woods this week, so I really sympathize with how powerfully that river is fighting Legolas's efforts to steer. I have to say I was tempted to scroll down when he kept being unable to spot Galithil. Berior does well here, coming across as cool-headed and strong once they get to the tree. I really like seeing how strong and brave these kids are even at this age.

Berior was also safe, stuck to a branch like a bear cub stuck in a tree

Nice image.

Author Reply: No, I imagine Aradunnon got used to that before the end, poor elf! And you are exactly right.

I saw your flooding in the news. That sort of thing is always so distressing. So many poor people losing so much. I remember when I wrote this, I had read an article for heaven only knows what reason about how people caught in rip currents at the beach react (and how they should react). It was what inspired this story. It was scary. These kids really do handle this well.

Glad you liked that image. And the chapter. Thanks so much for the review. I appreciate them so much!

CandissDReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/3/2010
Great chapter! It took me a moment to get the timeline sorted in my head, but I loved this! Thanks so much for posting!

Author Reply: I'm glad you liked it. I never intended to post things out of order, but I decided to end Part 4 without including some of the parts I wanted to post. And I have a few other short parts later on in the story too. So this is a good place for short bits like that.

Sorry to be so long continuing it. Work is killing me these days.

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