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Reviewer: Hrymfaxe Signed [Report This]
Date: November 15, 2017 - 07:09 am
Title: Chapter 1

I really like this. I've often thought that the reality behind the myths could never be so black and white. I enjoyed this story that shows things were not that simple.



Author's Response:

Thank you very much!

Yes, I think the reality of the situation must have been quite complicated and simplified only in retrospect, in the way it was remembered and reported.

Reviewer: Silver Trails Signed [Report This]
Date: November 12, 2017 - 07:03 am
Title: Chapter 1

Oh! I like this! It's interesting how those who would not deny their heritage can understand each other.

Author's Response:

Thank you very much!

Yes, I think there would be a bond.

Reviewer: Lyra Signed [Report This]
Date: November 11, 2017 - 10:06 am
Title: Chapter 1

I loved both this look at Celebrimbor at a time of (relative) calm, and the way you wrote him. This feels "behind the scenes" in more than one sense!

Author's Response:

Thank you very much!

I'm glad you like Celebrimbor here! As you say, the calm is only relative and that will also be true of the following chapter.

And it's very good to hear that you feel this is an appropriate fill for the challenge, as I was wondering whether anyone would think it looked a bit sneaky.

Reviewer: Grundy Signed [Report This]
Date: November 10, 2017 - 05:41 pm
Title: Chapter 1

Oh, I like this. It fits nicely with my idea that the history related in the Silmarillion is too neat - it's been sanitized to give a nice narrative, with convenient villains and heroes. And it gives Celebrimbor reason to stay. Very nice!



Author's Response:

Thank you very much! I'm glad it seems convincing to you!

I think that, given the way Tolkien describes the occupation of Dor-lomin and how long it is apparently supposed to have lasted, resolving that situation would be rather more messy than the Silmarillion text makes it appear. Admittedly, that impression is partly because we have a very detailed treatment of the occupation in Unfinished Tales and the War of Wrath chapter, on the other hand, is a bit sketchy even by Silmarillion standards!

Celebrimbor's reaction here, I hope, dovetails with what we are told about his motivations later. Never mind the eventual results, I do credit him with caring for more than just his own faction or race.




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