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Swan Song  by Conquistadora 39 Review(s)
PSWReviewed Chapter: 14 on 3/20/2018
At last, some answers!

And from what a source. Such intriguing ponderings regarding the Uruks/orcs, and their path forward now that the driving forces behind them are no more. If given a choice, what would they be? Hmm ... I do very much like how you have written this Uruk (canít remember his name exactly) ó still with unattractive and even repulsive qualities, but the desire is there. Very true, change such as this does not happen overnight.

Iím anxious to see how these next steps will play out. So glad I finally got back to this story, it has completely sucked me in again. Thanks so much for writing, and I look forward to more!

PSWReviewed Chapter: 13 on 3/20/2018
Well ... huh. Curiouser and curiouser ... Iím with Imrahil ó very curious to learn what an Uruk could say which would make Thranduil stand down, even for a time.

Forgot to say while ago ó I laughed at your comment several chapters back about Rlves living so long that they had no patience for boring food. :-)

PSWReviewed Chapter: 12 on 3/20/2018
And the hits just keep on coming ...

Hope Imrahilís prepared to deal with *this* tag-along ó things could get a little testy (not that they arenít already).

Glad Faramir is coming along. Fish skins, hmm? That makes ... a certain sort of sense, I suppose.

Itís interesting to observe families (Imrahilís in this case) in which the head is not only father, but commander in both secular and military rank. It gives relationships and interactions a different feel than what weíre used to, certainly.

Thanks as always for writing!

PSWReviewed Chapter: 11 on 3/20/2018
Oh, I was worried about Gwaelas ... I hope this means heíll recover.

What a terrible mess. Thranduil is handling this with as much calm and dignity, I think, as can be expected from him ó especially considering the injury and death of those who have been with him for so long. I hope that theyíll take some clue from the fact that Faramir was obviously meant to be there too ... but with so much going on who knows. In any event, theyíve made pretty much everyone in charge of any there really really mad.

Run and hide, bad guys. Run and hide ...

PSWReviewed Chapter: 10 on 3/20/2018
Noooo .... *puts hand over eyes and watches from between fingers* I can see it all going south, and there seems to be nothing to stop it ...

Other than the blatant acts of sabotage, what a fantastic day. I loved your descriptions of the sport ó would have loved to actually see those matches ó and of course the other activities and diversions. What a great party. Such a shame that it all has to be ruined by people who canít just be happy with the new prosperity.

I was wondering for quite a while just how long Beleg could be gone without anyone noticing ... :-P

Dinner to buy and make, then on to the next chapter. Thx for writing!

someoneReviewed Chapter: 13 on 11/26/2017
Until now, Thranduil has always acted with confidence and most likely nothing has been truly new for him... and now he has had a relatively friendly conversation with an orc. I can hardly wait to see what comes of that! It seems that even Thranduil canít make sense of it.

Thereís something very refreshing in reading a story with completely new ideas. I donít think Iíve ever seen an action story with Imrahil and Thranduil as main characters! This story has certainly went in different direction than I expected.

Fish skins for burns? Is that some sort of grease bangade? Faramir is lucky to have elves fussing over him!

Iím so sorry for Ivriniel, Beleg was a good man.

Author Reply: Thanks so much for the great review! I'd heard about an experimental treatment for burn victims in South America using farmed tilapia skins which has apparently been quite successful. It seemed like a very Elvish idea! :)

elizaReviewed Chapter: 12 on 11/20/2017
forgive me for the tardiness in reviewing Conquistadora. computer problems are the worst.

I am loving Thranduil with an attitude, I would definitely not want to be on the receiving end of his temper.
I am truly enjoying this "who done it" and your Imrahil is wonderful.

Can't wait for the next chapter.

Author Reply: Thank you! We must apologize for taking so long between installments. Thanks for the timely kick in the pants! :)

Meddwl (Shire Rose)Reviewed Chapter: 11 on 8/8/2017
Ahhh where to begin? This whole story was lovely and I quite like your Thranduil. Congratulations to you and your husband, the Imrahil fan. You have crafted a decidedly Tolkienesque story with some delightful details that are all your own. I look forward to watching this tale unfold.

Shire Rose

Author Reply: Thank you so much! We're so pleased that you're enjoying it!

DeanaReviewed Chapter: 11 on 7/25/2017
It is probably a good thing that there are currently no more chapters or I would be up all night reading this. I find the thought of 4th age Gondor to be so fascinating and I love how you are showing so many different characters and their roles in the new age. (Also I really like your Thranduil. He's the perfect mix of the dangerous king Tolkien warns us about and the good Elven ruler he had to have been to earn his people's loyalty. I am excited to see how he and his elves handle what's to come.)

Author Reply: Thank for reading! We're so glad you're enjoying it. Don't worry; the next chapter is well on its way!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 11 on 7/8/2017
Hero points to Legolas for pulling my precious Faramir out of the flames! Nasty assassins! Hopefully the plot will be uncovered before more Elves are killed or they try again to kill Faramir.

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