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The Healer's Journey  by Linda Hoyland 6 Review(s)
CairistionaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/15/2010
Poor Halbarad! But fortunate to have Aragorn tending to him. I liked how the healing trance bit went... I liked the difficulty Aragorn had in calming his own thoughts and the way he more or less grabbed Halbarad and demanded him to come and then dragged him away from the light. I imagine he might develop a less abrupt approach over time, but poor Halbarad got the literal grab-and-go treatment, didn't he! I also like how Halbarad saw Aragorn, in his full glory, but Aragorn didn't believe him. All in all, a very nice glimpse of Aragorn as a "beginner" healer.

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review.I'm so pleased you enjoyed this glimpse of Aragorn's early days as a healer. I'm sure Aragorn will improve over time.I wanted to give Halbarad a little glimpse of what Aragorn would become.

LaikwalâssêReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/8/2010
what a great story! You really have the gift to draw the reader into the telling. I sat on the edge of my seat while reading this chapter. I like your description very much how Aragorn discoveres his great gift! Thank you. Lai

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review.I'm so pleased that you are enjoying this story and am delighted this had you on the edge of your seat.

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/7/2010
I really loved Inzilbeth's cavalier treatment of young Aragorn here; it's in-character, she's an experienced healer and he may be her Chieftain but he's also quite young and hasn't proved himself as a healer.

Good chapter!

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm pleased you liked Aunt Inzilbeth.I grew quite fond of her as I wrote it!

EstelcontarReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/6/2010
Linda, I just loved the way you showed us here how hard the life of the Dúnedain was. It sounded very real. I loved even more to see Aragorn developing into a full fledged and inspired healer. Lovely

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review.I'm pleased you enjoyed this glimpse of Dunedain life and that it felt real to you.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/5/2010
Excellent--his first foray upon his own, and not only did he succeed, but he was revealed as the King Returned in it! And Aunt Inzilbeth is relieved to have both restored to awareness, I am certain.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/5/2010
Halbarad raised his head from his pillows and looked at him. His eyes were full of the love he bore his kinsman and also a mixture of wonder and fear. "My lord!" he whispered. "How did you find me?"

Oh, that was wonderful. What a marvelous and powerful chapter. *beams*

Author Reply: Many thanks for your much appreciated review.I'm thrilled you enjoyed this chapter so much!

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