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Reviewer: The Wavesinger Signed [Report This]
Date: January 10, 2016 - 09:36 am
Title: Chapter 1

(First of all, tomorrow, I need to read Searching and Searching and Running, because I can't get enough of this 'verse)

I read this again, and I have a couple more squees to add: the references to so many Silm legends, the bits of children's stories which've survived (and which give Mithrellas and Galador much more importance, as befits their ancestry, than UT does--it's strange that one of the four (five, if you count Andreth and Aegnor, whcih I do) times Elves and mortals fell in love and/or were married is glossed over, and I love that you explain why.)

Thank you, again, for this fic! ♥♥♥



Author's Response:

:D I'm looking forward to hearing what you have to say about those! (It'll also shed a bit more light on Zôrzirân, whom you asked about, though she doesn't take center stage anywhere in my fics yet. What I have of her backstory is that she's Adrahil's wife, and, I'm pretty sure, not completely of high Númenorean heritage. Rather, she's of mixed descent of the native Gondorians of Belfalas and the Númenorean Faithful who came with Elendil, probably the former more than the latter looking at her lifespan, so she's had more contact with the folk of Dol Amroth than Adrahil did simply due to her heritage, and her rise in station by marrying him was a good opportunity to help where she could). 

I also count Andreth and Aegnor, yes! And it's always been baffling to me that Imrazôr and Mithrellas didn't quite get the same center stage, since there supposedly was a high purpose behind any such mixed marriage, and I'm not sure if the marginal role the Princes of Dol Amroth seems to have played on the whole quite merited that description. But it was fun to imagine what kind of influence it must have had on the people. (I love that the UT and HoMe also point out that there are a number of stories in which sometimes Imrazôr was supposedly married to Nimrodel herself, so it can't have left them cold!) 

Thank you again for the wonderful, wonderful reviews! ♥♥♥




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