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Reviews For The Promise
Poor little Fëanor, having those dreams! Poor Finwë too, so lonely. This is the first fic I read about these first days without Míriel. Great story!
Thank you! Poor little everyone, indeed ;)
It must have been very difficult for Feanor to cope with the loss of his mother, the nightmares, and loneliness. Deepy moving and beautifully written! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for your lovely words! Yes, Fëanor's life coouldn't haven been easy, and I think his childhood had a big influence on his character.
Oh, wow! Not surprising that Feanor would have nightmares in world where children did not lose their parents. Poor Finwe too. Most parents will recognize that there is no suffering of one's own that equals that one feels when one of their children is unhappy.
Silmarillion fic can never get away from the foreshadowing can it? This story is beautifully done.
It always bothered me that in The Silmarillion no thought is given to how Fëanor must have been as a child, with his father a King and his mother gone. I always imagine it to be lonely, despite no doubt having many friends (being Crown Prince will make one popular ;). It is a unique situation that simply did not happen in Valinor; the only ones who could sympathize with his loss many experiences older and wiser.
It cannot have been easy for Finwë either, despite my personal less-than-positive opinion of him.
Foreshadowing? I have no idea what you mean xD Here Fëanor is having straight up visions of the future, that this exact promise brings about (what with Finwë always favoring Fëanor over his other children and following him into exile). I've always wondered if everything would've happened had Finwë not gone to Formenos, or come back with Fëanor and not have been killed by Melkor.
Sorry for the rant; I generally write about the things I myself am not really satisfied with. Anyway, thank you for the review!