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Comments For Estranged
This last chapter broke my heart. To see the love that is there when is not enough anymore... You make it easy to be sympathetic towards Fëanor, but also Nerdanel,
My sympathies have always lay with the Feanorians. They did some pretty crappy things, but they had some pretty crappy things done to them too. Nerdanel, of course, got caught right up in it ...
Thank you for reading and reviewing! You've been so kind to me lately, and I really appreciate it. :) :) :)
You set up this wonderfully doubting atmosphere full of tension and questions that contrasts so brilliantly with the domesticated and cheery ANC. Of course beneath all the humour lurks an awful lot of tension and the foreshadowing that you are so brillaint at- but here it is made rasl and all those tensions surface...or not. That is what makes this so compelling- that even in spite of the huge cost to them, they will go with him.
How sad, and how profound this is after Another Man's Song, which was so full of life and cheer and fevrour and passion. But already the seeds were sown even in AMS, so the bleakness and the low key writing style are perfectly matched to the subject. And I htink the 'ommission' point is beautifully made, first in the argument and then in the action.
Thank you, Ziggy. This is another old piece (not quite as old as AMC, though!), although I still like it even years later. I'm glad it resonated with you as well! :) Sadly, I think AMC will probably be the happiest story in the series; the next will begin the long, slow slide into the ruin of the Noldor.
This is very moving, and I like how you portrait them both. It is sad that they loved each other, but parted ways. It makes me think of the conversation they have about Amras later. It's simply sad.
Thank you, CC! Your reviews of my stories lately have been so appreciated. :) Nerds and Feanor are definitely two of my favorite characters, and the dynamics of their relationship are so interesting to me. I'm glad you liked how I wrote them here!
This story makes me want to beat Manwe over the head with a club - how culd he not see what he was setting in motion here? You do an excellent job of showing how more than just Feanor and Nerdanel's relationship is wrecked by the exile.
Author's Response: *hands you a club* ;) Thank you, Ithilwen! I'm glad that you liked it! (And it's always such a delightful surprise to find a review on an "old" story! :D)
It has an inevitable feel to it. Fate hangs heavy over this whole story.