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Hunting  by Nilmandra 129 Review(s)
JSReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/5/2004
I am sooo glad that you're writing another little Legolas fic! It completely made my day. :) I simply love the family and relationships you've set up for him. And little Legles is positively adorable. ;) I'm really looking forward to reading more about them.

There's only one thing I'm a little confused about. I've always heard that Legolas is nearly three thousand years old by the time of the Fellowship, but you have him at about 500 years old. Is the older age wrong or is the discrepancy in the books?

Author Reply: Actually, Tolkien never said how old Legolas is! PJ made up his number (29xx) whatever Orlando Bloom said. Legolas seemed younger to me than that, and he made a comment once about how '500 times have the leaves fallen since..' - and so I wanted him born at the end of the watchful peace --- and of course, the return of shadow in 2460 was just convenient :D So, I made up my number too. Glad you like the start - I have the next chapter almost done, and little Legolas still steals every scene he is in :-)

nanethReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/4/2004
I'm so glad that you've started another story with this wonderful family! The fact that the twins and Glorfindel are also in this story is "icing on the cake".

Author Reply: I am looking forward to writing more about this delightful little elfling. And he gets to meet elves who are not wood elves!

NikaraReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 1/4/2004
This looks like a great story. I love the description of Legolas. Keep going!

Author Reply: I plan to! I hope this plays out in word as much fun as it is running through my mind :D

LKKReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/4/2004
Great opening, Nilmandra! I loved little Leg'las successfully "catching" Tathiel, then being caught himself, and not being able to catch Ada. Nice parallelism. :-)

I have a growing fear that our little elfling might have an unfortunate meeting with the Imladris-hunted orcs!


Author Reply: Poor Tathiel, being tracked and stalked but this little elfling. He is delightful, but....

His encounter will not be too scary, well, at least not for him. I have no Legolas toture planned. The twins, however....

LOTR loverReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/3/2004
Mmmm, intriguing beginning. Little Legolas is a hoot, as usual (he reminds me so much of my own grandson!), Ada Thranduil is good and wise ;), and it's lovely to see Tathiel and Rawien again.

And Glorfindel and the twins are here too! Almost all (no Elrond or Celebrian) my favorite elves together in the same story--I'm looking forward to this.

Author Reply: Glorfindel sends a big hello and hug your way :D Little Legles is amazingly fun to write and is such a cheerful and delightful little elf that I think I will have fun with this. Hope you enjoy it and it brings a smile to your face :D

FaerieQueenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/3/2004
Thank you!!! A sequel!! I'm so excited. So am I correct in assuming that if Legolas is nine years old in this chapter, and the year is III 2469, that our Prince was born in 2460? (of the Third Age). Checking my reference. the twins were born III 130. They are, therefore 2330 years older than Legolas, who was 558 when he joined the Fellowship. Now assuming my math is correct, the only information I would still like to know is how to convert elvish years to human years. When you say he is nine, you mean in Elvish count. He would be much older in human years. Or perhaps you are thinking of nine in human years? See what confusion I'm in? Well glad I figured out when Legolas was born. Please set me straight! But either way great fic! Keep writing!

Author Reply: I had Legolas born in 2460 of the Third Age - but that is just a date I chose for my purposes, although there was some logic to it. So he is nine years old. Elves came of age at around 50 years of age - so if you compare that to say a human coming of age at 21, you can sort of figure the 2:1 or 2.5:1 and he is similar in size to a human 4 year old. Laws and Customs of the Eldar (LACE) says that elven children developed more quickly in mind but slower in body, so that an elf compared to a human, when the human has come of age, is the size of a human child of 7-8 years. So, when I picture Legolas, he would appear to me as an adorable, precocious 4 year old.

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/3/2004
I thought that both sets of characters here were very appealing. Legolas is a charming, cheerful, curious elfling who is obviously much loved. The twins are capable warriors. And the whole bunch of them look like they're doing interesting things. Great start.

Author Reply: I am glad they are appealing.....little Legolas is a handful and I am looking forward to him and the twins meeting. I actually feel bad for the twins!

erunyauveReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/3/2004
I'm so pleased to see 'Legles' and Tathiel back! However, I suspect that Lathron is only pretending to be easy to stalk - obviously, Bregolas doesn't know the rules of the game. I can't wait to see Thranduil teaching a tiny elf (or trying to teach) to be quiet and patient.

Author Reply: LOL - yes, my little Legolas is only quiet and patient when it suits him. I've always thought elves might be a little indulgent with their children..and I think that will show too.

KarriReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/2/2004
Woo hoo! A new little Legolas story! :-D I'm thrilled, as you could no doubt have predicted. I'm glad to see that Tathiel has managed to become pregnant. Sounds like a rough one though. I hope she will get through it.

Author Reply: This one is a fine example of reviewer pressure...Tathiel was never meant to become pregnant, but too many people were rooting for her :D It will add some new twists to her relationship with Legolas, so it will be fun. Now I just have to decide if its a male or a female :p

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