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The Stronghold  by Aldwen 3 Review(s)
atealgirlReviewed Chapter: 12 on 9/8/2021
This is a great story. I love how you portray Maedhros as one who is burdoned with sorrow and guilt, yet still tries to make those he loves happy. Some stories portray Maedhros as angry all the time or a bit insane, but I think your approach is more fitting to Tolkien. You do a good job in this story of capturing the sorrow of the past and the uncertain hope for the future.

Author Reply: Thank you so much for the review! I am very glad you like the portrayal of Maedhros, and to read that you think my approach fits more with the overall Tolkien story is a great compliment. Maedhros is one of my favourite characters (this is probably obvious ;-)).There is, of course, very little actual text about him, but the small pieces we get, either in the Silmarillion proper or the History of Middle-earth, do not lead me to see him either as permanently angry or mad.

Sorry for replying only now; there are issues with notifications, unfortunately.

RenataReviewed Chapter: 12 on 4/2/2021
Thank you for this fascinating story, delicately balanced between the charming young Elrond and Elros and the angst of those under the Doom.

If I may be so bold, I think that I would probably love to read a gap-filler by you on Celebrimbor and the Elven Rings.

(But hopefully, there will be at least one other Celebrimbor gap-filler in there; wasn't he friendly with, or at least worked with, the Dwarves of Moria? That sounds like it could be an interesting tale...)

Author Reply: Thank you so much for the review! I am glad you liked the story!
There is definitely a lot more to explore, and I have some ideas. :) We shall see.

AranadhelReviewed Chapter: 12 on 4/1/2021

Why must this beautiful story end so soon? :(

For a moment I'd thought you won't be updating soon only to find out you've finished with it haha!

Beautiful, beautiful piece. Hope to see your other new work soon, mellon.

More Noldor please hehe.

Author Reply: Sorry... :)
I am very glad you liked it!
Maybe there will be some more Noldor stories in the future. :)

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