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Leaving home; Coming Home  by Mirkwoodmaiden 4 Review(s)
LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/25/2020
"So are you." Been there. Done that.

And Eomer's brotherly teasing. Yes, very true to life.

An adventure in a cave! (And from what I know of caves, they were very lucky, indeed, to find their way out again. Yikes.)

Ooo, I like Eowyn as a child here! She reminds me so much of Goldilocks Gamgee, who marries hobbit Faramir... I wonder if they'll become friends. Do you have a story that describes how she became a shieldmaiden? One of my beta readers and I were discussing shieldmaidens, and the history of shieldmaidens, and precedent, just the other day, and speculating that she could not be the ONLY one in all of Rohan. Could she? Unless people just threw up their hands with her and said, "Fine! You can be a shieldmaiden! Since you seem to have no interest in embroidery, unless you're stitching up a horse's injured knee... and you insist on learning how to swing a sword... Be that way!"

"Are we there yet?" and "We're not lost; I'm just not sure where we are." LOL! Very true to life.

Aww, and that's love right there, chipping out that stone for her, putting nicks in his knife, while she sleeps.
The scene with their mother is bittersweet, and I love that she had the stones made into jewelry. Such a loving, understanding, forward-looking thing (when she knew that she, herself, had not much future left to look forward to) to do for her little daughter.

Author Reply: Lindelea!

Hello! So glad you liked it. It just flowed as I was writing it.

On Caves: Yea, generally speaking they are dangerous places but I just didn't see that this time! I don't have a story about Eowyn as a shieldmaiden but maybe I should. I think they are a thing, Eowyn says in Two Towers film, "Women in this land learn long ago that those who did not wield swords could still die upon them!" So Hmmmm.....

Yup! Eomer is the kind of brother who would damage his precious knife for his sister. The book hints at that kind of relationship (how Eomer is the one who is the only one who can reach Eowyn after she killed the Witch King and is in the grips of the Black Shadow) but really I have to say it is Karl Urban's wonderful portrayal that really does drive the way I write Eomer. Just that scene on the Fields of Pelannor when he finds Eowyn down and bloodied. It breaks my heart every time. Also when in the ROTK EE when Aragorn is tending Eowyn and Eomer is sitting by her side looking like a hurt puppy.

About the scene with their Mum I really want to paint a tender relationship. Eomer at 12 senses what is happening and the reality of it mutes his response. Eowyn at 7 doesn't notice that quite yet and it really allows a real relationship to continue, at least for a little bit.

I have small plans for one piece of jewelry and that is all I will say! :-)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/23/2020
What a sweet and gentle memory for both Eomer and Eowyn to share. I'm sure those "jewels" will continue to be lovingly passed down through the generations.

Author Reply: Shirebound!

So glad you liked it! I really enjoyed writing it. I think the "jewels" will indeed be past down through generations as well. Thanks for taking the time to write.

Hope you are all well and safe!


LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/23/2020
p.s. I hope this will make you laugh. I've just realized that Faramir (the Man) and Ferdibrand are kindred spirits in their shared experience of conducting guerilla warfare against fearsome invaders, using bows because they work so well from cover, and Eowyn and Ferdibrand are kindred spirits in their love for all that is equine and open spaces. At least, I am seeing them that way. Imagine such a friendship! LOL

Author Reply: Lindelea!

LOL! *smiles* So very true! The three of them meeting would be fun!! All like spirits!

Hope all is well with you and yours!

We are well. touch wood.


LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/23/2020
“Close your mouth, something might fly in.” And Eomer. Happy. (sigh) They all deserve happiness.

Oh gosh, thank you for that! You actually made me laugh, and that was after leaving a review on Ellynn's sobering tale and feeling deeply sad. I don't have time to read any further at the moment, but I certainly look forward to returning.

Author Reply: Lindelea!

So glad I could be of service! My job is to make people happy! That includes LOTR characters and my readers!

I love Ellynn's writing but I just can't take too much reality in my fantasy right now!

Glad I could make your day a little brighter!


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