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|The Green Knight by Le Rouret
|Reviewed Chapter: 38 on 1/4/2023
|You have such a way with words that manages to capture the quintessential quirkiness and style for each of the characters that just... blows me away. The story felt like a 'what if' continuation after the LotR trilogy, what the characters are up to once after the big battles are won, and this story is such a perfect fit to the continuing narrative that it left me speechless.
Love the story, love the characters, (especially their interactions! Bandy is such a breath of fresh air with his naivete, yet sensible hobbit charms), and the banter between Legolas and Gimli, King Elessar and Arwen and Eowyn and Faramir and and wow. Just spot on.
I always thought LotR was a bit a hard world to get into, especially with its vast worldbuilding and characteristics, but I'm so, so glad that I did, since it led me to this gem (the creme of the crop, really) of a story.
Your writing captures perfectly the idiosyncrasies and personalities of each race (man, hobbit, elf, or dwarf), and your depictions of action is so well done that I could easily imagine the creeping tension starting to mount once the plot sped up.
(I think my favorite part was a few chapters back, after the black powder is used, and you had Bandy declare innocently that Legolas was not feeling pain because he held his hand and stared at his eyes, and yet the others in the scene could clearly see the imprints of Legolas's hand over Arwen's because of how hard he was clutching and AAHHHHHH)
Okay. Sorry for the long review, but I'm glad to have found this Legolas-centric fic that my heart adored, and I really needed to get this off my chest. Thank you for this beautiful story.
|Reviewed Chapter: 38 on 5/16/2015
|I am thankful to be given the opportunity to read your story. It is heartwarming, well-written, and believable. I so love Brandy, and I adore how Legolas and Gimli treat him. Again, thank you for coming up with this delightful story. I will absolutely read your other works.
|Reviewed Chapter: 38 on 7/2/2013
|It's been probably 4 years since I read this before. It's just as delightful on the second read through! I see you haven't published anything in a while, and maybe you're working on something new or taking a break, but you're very talented, so if you write anything else I hope I find it.
|Reviewed Chapter: 38 on 1/15/2008
|Wonderful, delightful, engaging story, and easily the best piece of LOTR fanfiction I've ever read. I found it to be very Tolkienesque, particularly with regards to use of canon and characterization -- of elves and hobbits and medieval tournaments. Thank you for dreaming it up and sharing it with us!
Author Reply: Thank you for reading and reviewing! I enjoyed writing it; I'm pleased that you enjoyed reading it.
|Reviewed Chapter: 38 on 10/7/2006
|A great ending to a delightful story. Thanks so much for sharing your vision and ability with us. I truly enjoyed it. Both of my daughters loved it too! LilBit especially liked Legolas' letter at the end. I like Bandy's pride over his cooking ability. Keep writing.
|Reviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 10/7/2006
|Thanks So much for this! Once I found you had made this available, I read through it first. It made the rest of the book go much easier! Thanks!
|Reviewed Chapter: 38 on 8/29/2006
|I have read this over the last three days, and I have to say it is an excellent story, I loved every minute of it. I know I will go and read your other stories in the very near future.
|Reviewed Chapter: 24 on 6/5/2006
|Poor Bandobras would have had sixteen nicotine fits in two days'. Oh, well.
|Reviewed Chapter: 16 on 6/5/2006
|Of course, the plot is quite presentable and laudable; the characterizations
delightfully full and well rounded, but the finest words are those written
to describe the humbler scenes...chickens in the rain, reflections of
window light on objects outside in the rain. Well done.
I had mentioned potatoes and tomatoes were New World plants (was it Drake or Raleigh who found them?), but I wonder if lemongrass and tamarisk would
grow as far north as Osgiliath. Hmmm....
|Reviewed Chapter: 14 on 6/5/2006
|I have always wondered what would happen if a MALE elf were to love a
female human. I do not believe Tolkien ever envisioned or wrote about such a
match. While Luthien and Arwen had to give up their immortality, I have often
wondered whether a MALE elf might have somehow maintained his immortality.
oh, well. Certainly, it seems fair that he should become mortal to wed his