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Reviewer: Robinka Signed [Report This]
Date: October 07, 2007 - 01:12 am
Title: Chapter 1

Utterly dark, creepy, chilling and perfectly written. I love the language and the atmosphere of this story. It reads like the Silm. Bravo!

Author's Response: Thanks for your comments, Robinka. I read and read on the Sil to try to get the voice right. I'm so glad you like it.

Reviewer: Rhapsody Signed [Report This]
Date: October 02, 2007 - 07:20 am
Title: Chapter 1

Ah werewolves! To bring in the music as a mechanism to create is put to good practice with the useage of elements. Not every sentence runs as smoothly to me when I read it, as if there is too much information crammed in there using and as a conjuction.  Then it picks up again and it runs smoothly, it might be me. It's a small thing because Sauron in all its evil and cunning planning stand out, leaving me wonder if he has a small feud or dislike of Nessa. I love the different faces of Sauron's wolves: cubs vs dangerous beings ready to kill and conquer at the snap of Sauron's fingers. I can so imagine that later in his life, Sauron as the one eye wishes to be returned to those good ol' times.

Author's Response:

Rhapsody,

Thanks so much for your comments! I think the difference you note comes from the fact that the first paragraph I wrote like me and then I kind of switched to the Tolkien style. :-) I'll see if I can fix that in future posts. Hmm, the idea of Sauron feuding with Nessa gives me another plot idea...  I love your comment about Sauorn getting all nostalgic for the good old days, when he had a body, and even another eye. lol

Reviewer: ford_of_bruinen Signed [Report This]
Date: October 01, 2007 - 07:07 am
Title: Chapter 1

Oh I like the premise of this story. Very nicely done.

Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate your comments.

Reviewer: pandemonium_213 Signed [Report This]
Date: September 30, 2007 - 02:24 pm
Title: Chapter 1

You had me at "selenium and tin."  Nice touch there and especially appealing to someone as nerdsome as myself.

Your vision of werewolves' genesis fits well with my take of Middle-earth's species of werewolves. They did not engage in lycanthropic transformation but instead had heightened humanoid sentience through grafting of corrupt spirits/souls/fëar or some other manipulation.

And that penultimate paragraph?  Ooooooh, yeah! The whole of the story reads as a stygian "just-so" fable. Thanks for the delectably dark confection! 

 



Author's Response:

Pandemonium, you honor me. I wish I could write my stories as well as you write your reviews. "stygian just-so fable" I love that. :-)There are few things as fightening as evil combined with intelligence, which is what makes Tolkien's epic villians so disturbing and fascinating.

Reviewer: Sulriel Signed [Report This]
Date: September 30, 2007 - 01:56 pm
Title: Chapter 1

Bard, I think you have outdone yourself with this one.  You have the style and tone down, but more than that, the heart of it all.  The mingling of 'self' that binds and strengthens at the same time is a lot of the heart of the story of the Silmarillion and all the Histories and you have captured the essence of that with this short story amazingly well.

Author's Response: Thanks, Sulriel! I greatly appreciate your comments. When I read that there were werewolves and vampires in Tolkien's stories I wanted to more about them. He certainly has a different "take" on what we think of as traditional for these creatures. It's certainly an interesting area to explore.

Reviewer: oshun Signed [Report This]
Date: September 29, 2007 - 11:51 pm
Title: Chapter 1

The tone and language and atomsphere of this are perfect. And I always say I don't like horror fics in general. Utterly and perfectly creepy and I love the style in which it's written. I like the use of the singing and how he appreciates their malice, the way they attack the orcs, but "fawned like cubs" over him. Eww nasty. And their development for the taste of elves and men--chilling. Great job. No more complaining about reading werewolf fics from me.

Author's Response: Thanks, Oshun! I had this scene so clearly in my head, and I wanted that atmopshere to be just right. I'm glad that came through for you. You know where my thoughts turn this time of year, to werewolves other fell beasts. ;-)




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