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Comments For and one man, in his time, plays many parts
Wow. This has been spectacular and compelling and so very, very convincing. I only now got around to reading this story and couldn't stop. You make the Feanorians utterly believable, and the way in which you're envisioning the hostile surroundings and the hostilities between them are superb. In spite of the grim setting and tone, I would have loved to continue reading. I can't wait for whenever you find the inspiration to continue writing!
Glad to see you update this!
It's so interesting: the Feanorians' reactions to the moonlight and the sunlight, their discussions, the practical and theoretical considerations...
And, of course, the underlying emotions, which are both convincing and heart-wrenching.
There are lots of things to enjoy in your story but the one I liked best is the way you fill with life and detail and personality a period that in the published Silm is covered in one? paragraph. Maglor's personality is so rich as hapless king, tentative leader, grieving brother and son and finally Singer (I loved him at the drums - this isn't a time for harps!). Also the other brothers: Celegorm, and Huan , Curufin's reckless inventiveness, Caranthir and his surveys, Amrod who's so often overlooked.
I liked very much the way you describe the consequences on the land and the people of living under the stars and how that will change in the Moonlight.
Thank you!! I don't know if it says anywhere that Maglor plays the harp, but it doesn't strike me as the instrument best suited to Beleriand's needs. Drums, on the other hand, were essential for wartime communication for most armies for ages. More Maglor with drums!!
Hello, welcome back!
This is a piece that draws you in.I was especially struck by the part about the decay of the roof and by Celegorm's ruminations about orcs. Maglor's personality comes across strongly. I'd be very interested to see where you take it next!
Thanks so much! I took a break from archives and I think it was good for me, but there aren't any other spaces where you can have the really thoughtful reactions and encouragement you get here, so I'm glad to be back!