|Michelle||10/13/09 11:34 pm||17: October 9th||Signed|
Wonderful story and I can only say: Bring on the sequel:)
This was truly unique, because while the main plot (Aragorn narrowly escaping a band of orcs and then needing to be rescued by his family) is rather clichéd, you managed to give this a totally new twist by adding the uncommon POV and character interaction. I always firmly believed in this: that "old" plots just need another twist to be interesting and fresh again. And you certainly wrote a fine example here!
Thank you! I'm glad that you liked this twist! I wanted to use that old plot just like a background to tell and show something more, I hope I succeeded... Thank you for reading and all your reviews!
|Michelle||10/13/09 10:49 pm||10: October 2nd||Signed|
|Argh!! They rode just past him and now you have to find a way to have them turn back. And don't you dare *not* have them turn back!!|
Author's Response: So, you know it now, and you know what I dared and what not =)
|Michelle||10/13/09 10:42 pm||8: September 30th||Signed|
|Oh, it seems help is near. Finally! I is kind of evident that Aragorn can't get back home on his own. So it's the twins to the rescue, hopefully!|
Author's Response: Yes, hopefully... ;)
|Michelle||10/13/09 10:36 pm||7: September 29th||Signed|
|You're really good in describing the frustration of being helpless, of being forced into the role of a spectator.|
Author's Response: ...or of a reader, as you said before ;) Thank you!
|Michelle||10/13/09 10:19 pm||5: September 27th||Signed|
|I really like all this unexpected communication going on between them - even though neither is knowing that the other is actually "answering" or talking back. That's truly fascinating!|
Author's Response: Yes, sight is their only connection, and yet they are able to reach to the other... Many thanks for your review!
|Michelle||10/13/09 10:02 pm||2: September 24th||Signed|
|Mhm, still interesting, because I suddenly realized in the middle of the chapter that this is also the POV of a reader - and partly the POV of the author. He's acting like a reading, seeing the action from a distance and being unable to change any of it while instead cheering his "favourite character" on, biting his lip and hoping that all will end well. That was really quite a witty decision!|
Author's Response: That's true, Earendil is in the position of a reader or watcher (which is not so different), but what I wanted to achieve was actually the other way round - to make the reader share Earendil's POV with the daily updates.
|Michelle||10/13/09 09:53 pm||1: September 23rd||Signed|
|Interesting POV choice and highly fascinating that he still watches what's going on "down below", that he still takes an interest in his descendants. And that you ended with the "curse" of having to watch without the ability to do something, to help, that was a nice touch, IMO.|
Author's Response: Thank you! I personally think Eärendil a very interesting character, and his family relationships even more!