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Reviewer: Lyra Signed [Report This]
Date: September 11, 2017 - 04:01 am
Title: Chapter 1

This is one of those cases when the drabble (or double drabble, as the case may be) medium is especially effective. It works perfectly without long descriptions, a few evocative hints - the distant rumble; the sky falling on them; "Nķmenor was lost to sight, and so was Elendil's ship" - are enough to convey the idea of desaster approaching, then hitting with full strength. And then, fortunately, the suggestions that life will nonetheless continue, making this end on a note of promise. I liked it very much!

Author's Response:

Thank you very much, Lyra!

Tolkien has some very evocative descriptions in this passage himself. The "black gale" is his, but I mostly didn't use them, for the reasons you say!

The Amandil quotation has always resonated with me really strongly, but when Oshun's bio reminded me that Anarion had one-year-old Meneldil with him, I felt impelled to argue against the totality of loss it seems to imply, in the name of hope and life continuing...

Reviewer: oshun Signed [Report This]
Date: September 09, 2017 - 04:55 pm
Title: Chapter 1

I liked the use of the quotation from Amandil and the Akallabêth very much. I also like his wife nursing baby his son and that reminding him that he had not indeed lost everything.

Thanks also for the link to the Anarion bio!

I almost chose to write a piece about the ships of Elendil's people sailing to Middle-earth. I'm glad I chose something else! (Hope to post mine in a timely manner tomorrow!)

Author's Response:

Thank you very much, Oshun!

I had originally meant to write something else, but that wasn't going to come together at all and then your bio inspired me!

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