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Destiny's Child  by Mirkwoodmaiden 2 Review(s)
LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/28/2021
I have always found stables a soothing place, myself.

I love the cousins' relationship. And the foreshadowing of Faramir.

And it just struck me: Théodred has no idea how valuable his training will be in a battle that is still some years in the future. Why, he is honing a human weapon ("no man") that, together with a Halfling bearing a blade of Westernesse, will save his own father from a terrible fate. And the fate of Rohan, Gondor, even all of Middle Earth, might have been hanging in the balance when the two illicit warriors struck those fateful blows.

I hope this makes sense. I am half asleep. But I enjoyed reading this as part of my Sunday respite.

((hugs)) Stay well.

Author Reply: Lindelea!

Hello! I have had friends who rode and they always liked being in the stables, unless they were the ones who had to muck out the stables! :-) And I thought it only stood to reason that the tomboy-ish niece to the King of the Horselords would be like hanging around the stables. I had fun dropping hints about Faramir. And actually the advice that Gamhelm gives Éowyn that fits Faramir perfectly was advice I was given about a husband. It has borne good fruit for me!

I hadn't really thought about what effect Theodred was having on the future but yeah what you point out is true. Unwittingly they prepared Éowyn for her future. Éowyn has a very close and strong relationship with her cousin in my story. So it is really going to be very hard on her when Théodred is killed. I have yet to write that chapter but it is very soon in happening.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting! I love hearing from you!!

Stay Safe, mellon nin!

((hugs))

MM

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 3 on 6/17/2020
secrets whispered to one’s horse were sacrosanct among the Rohirrim

What a nice detail! :)

Author Reply: Shirebound!

Yep! It just seemed reasonable that the Rohirrim would have that view of their companionship with their horses. I mean they are the horselords!

Thanks for reading and reviewing!

Stay safe!

MM

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