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Dreams Wrought  by Larner 17 Review(s)
RSReviewed Chapter: 4 on 4/28/2024
Who wouldn't fall in love with Aragorn knowing his determination?

I am swooning!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 4 on 4/15/2024
Oh! This is everything you said it would be, and more! Well done!

(And the phrase now that he was recognized as a Man grown has piqued my interest. Where was he before that time? Sharing his mother's quarters? Some sort of dormitory situation for youth? Being fostered? And I forget what "coming of age" would be for his people. I know that Hobbits come of age at 33, but I'm not sure about Elves or Dwarves or Dúnedain or common Men in the Professor's world. I might have known at one time, but my memory refuses to yield up that information.)

I was so glad to read this! (And happy birthday!)


shireboundReviewed Chapter: 4 on 4/15/2024
I must prepare for that possible day.

And that realization guided every step of his life from that day forward. It's lovely to imagine Gilraen advising her son. She prepared for that day, as well.

RSReviewed Chapter: 3 on 4/13/2024
I am loving this.

Author Reply: As a girl Aragorn moved me most, although now I love him equally with Frodo, Sam, and Gandalf most of all. Am so glad you like it so. Thank you so!

RSReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/13/2024
"Having seen him, she paused, recognizing the worship in the young Man’s eyes, not recognizing as yet the slight stir in her own heart."

Love that line. Beautfiul.

Author Reply: Thank you so, RS. I know that you also lost your own heart to Aragorn even as I did when I first read LOTR as a girl of thirteen. It is a joy that you appreciate this line.

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/26/2024
Larner , these are wonderful

Author Reply: I am so honored, UTfrog. I'm trying to give a framework for the love story of Aragon and Arwen. I have to admit, however, that when first read LOTR as a girl of thirteen I had quite forgotten Arwen from FOTR, and found myself wondering, where did she come from and why is she marrying MY man? Heh!

DADGADReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/26/2024
Oh Dear, poor Estel! A rather scary prospect - an interview with a stern potential father-in-law. I feel a bit sorry for him...

Author Reply: Indeed--it could not have been a comfortable conversation. I agree--one that must have caused young Aragorn some trepidation!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/25/2024
I hadn't thought about Estel's predecessors falling in love with Arwen in their turn. What price, indeed?

(I thought the first chapter sounded familiar when I clicked on it today, but I didn't realize I had read it earlier and left a review. So you have two reviews there from me.)

Author Reply: And you have posed this thought twice now. Heh!

Well, this was written first and became my birthday tale. Hope you enjoy it. Now--to write the other we discussed earlier.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/25/2024
I can just picture this scene in my mind.

Author Reply: Am so glad that you can, Lindelea.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/25/2024
The ultimate bride-price indeed! Aragorn earned every treasure he obtained.

Author Reply: I suspect that Aragorn determined early that should he manage to have his own love returned he must have decided early he would pay this bride price in full--with change, even.

Thank you so, Shirebound!

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