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Lady Love an Outlaw - Parts 1 through 4  by Chathol-linn 3 Review(s)
vivReviewed Chapter: 4 on 11/20/2004
Incredible. The way this adventure was paced, I just couldn't stop reading it. The fight scenes were exquisite, the Onion Man and healing scene so thick in the senses I swear I smelled onions. I loved the characterisations of Lothiriel and Eomer both as poets, and of her "elvish blood." I wasn't looking for plot holes, but I certainly didn't find any: every action begat the next in such a sensible way that events never felt forced or contrived. That is masterful plotting; I am so envious of this ability. Overlying all of the technical genius, though, were the details: how many miles Eomer could travel in good conditions and in bad, the architecture of Edoras, the split skirt that Lothiriel wore to ride. Those little details made the setting come alive. This was masterful storytelling from beginning to end. Thank you so much for the wild ride.

Author Reply: Thank you, Viv. I love to tell stories. It is a delight when a reader responds to the writer's favorite story elements. Thanks especially for your remarks on the detail, the plotting, and the fight scenes. I wrote the key scenes and fights many times over. The architecture of Edoras is based on library research of Viking longhouses, research being my all-time favorite cure for writer's block. Wow, what a great review. Regards - Chathol-linn

EomerofEastfoldReviewed Chapter: 4 on 6/4/2004
This is certianly one of the most unique Rohan stories I have ever read, and I much enjoyed it. However, I did find Lothiriel to be somewhat, I don't know, overeager, if that is the right word, for a princess. And I've heard enough about Eomer being so dashingly handsome to be jealous of him for the remainder of my days. But, it was a very nice, well-written and engaging story.

Author Reply: Hi, EomerofEastfold! Knowing your interest in the Rohirrim, I was hoping you'd review this story someday. Yes, I do like strong-minded and unconventional women characters, and their strong-minded men like Eomer, who are a match for them. Thanks for your comments. Good to hear from you! Regards- Chathol-linn

Hisie LomeReviewed Chapter: 4 on 6/2/2004
I read all of this at once. The characters really came to life. But I have to laugh at the medicine. I understand privies and dead animals;but knuckles?
Fine writing, and thanks for a great evening.

Minna Sedh, Hisie Lome

Author Reply: Hello, Minna Sedh. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, especially on the character development. The reference to boiled knuckle bones may be unusual, but I promise I was writing from personal experience! I'm glad you enjoyed this story. Best regards - Chathol-linn

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