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A Light in Midwinter  by Mirkwoodmaiden 4 Review(s)
LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 7 on 2/29/2020
Lovely! I delight in all the thought that has evidently gone into the Naming Day customs, and how it looks forward to the promise of the next generation. All the “menfolk” taking refuge in the pub was quite amusing! And I’ve used “That (beverage) won’t drink itself” a few times myself, and it always makes me smile to hear/read it in real life or in stories.

Author Reply: Lindelea!

So glad you really enjoyed the story! About the Naming Day customs! I love to think up customs and practices for my stories and then write about them in my stories! With the Naming Day I thought back to when in the ROTK film Gandalf and Pippin just arrived and Gandalf talked about Gondor in the days of the last king. Building fine tombs greater than houses; looking back ancestors and ignoring their sons. I want to show that changed with society. I'm glad that came across! :-)

I was writing and I noticed that the men were gathering in a pub again! LOL Quite natural really. I spent so much time in pubs when I lived in England. Those pubs scenes just write themselves! LOL! We may be kindred spirits...I've used that line "This [beverage] isn't going to drink itself!" on many an occassion usually in a pub! Anyway so happy you liked it! Thanks for the encouraging words!


LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 7 on 2/26/2020
(I haven't read this chapter yet, and don't have time today, but just wanted to comment on the "Eboron/Elboron" comments... I have a terrible time with names, myself. You have no idea how many times I've called Peregrin "Paladin" or Ferdibrand "Ferdinand" or vice versa...! I am always grateful when someone points out something that was missed in beta reading, LOL!)

Author Reply: So very true! When I was typing it I knew the name didn't look right but I didn't look it up! Alas!


LindarielReviewed Chapter: 7 on 2/26/2020
I've enjoyed your story a great deal. Just one tiny little quibble. According to Christopher Tolkien's The History of Middle-earth Vol 9, Faramir and Eowyn's son was named Elboron, not Eboron.

Author Reply: Darn it! This is what happens when I don't check my spelling of names before I hit the publish button!!

Curses! I will change it now! :-)

Author Reply: And thank you for pointing that out because you know no matter how many times you and even a beta can read something sometimes things can slip past. So thank you. I'm glad you caught that. I mean it isn't a perfect correlation but I'm deciding upon the combining of two things for the child's name as an story point. I can come up with no other reason as to why Faramir's child wouldn't be called Boromir, considering how much he loved his brother.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 7 on 2/26/2020
“There you three are! You realize Arwen is looking for you. There is work to be done!”

Merry chimed up, “Of course there is! This ale isn’t going to drink itself!”

*grins* This has been a delightful story, and I've enjoyed it greatly.

Author Reply: Shirebound!

Yup! I figured it was a very Merry-like thing to say! LOL.

Thank you! I am so glad that you have enjoyed it! Thanks for all the reviews. It is so encouraging and very well appreciated! My literary mission: To write about Faramir and Eowyn being happy! :-)


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