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Reviewer: Robinka Signed [Report This]
Date: June 03, 2011 - 12:53 am
Title: Eöl

I agree that Eol seems a 'Heathcliffian' character in the FA tales, dark, brooding, and attractive.

Very well done! I enjoyed the read. Thank you :)



Author's Response:

Thanks, Binka. (Sorry to be later responding!) I am so happy you enjoyed him.

Reviewer: Keiliss Signed [Report This]
Date: June 02, 2011 - 08:19 pm
Title: Eöl

I've always suspected she took her son back to meet her family with every intention of going home to Eol when Gondolin started to wear a bit thin for her again. Oh yes, he'd be good and mad, but it wouldn't be the first stand up fight they'd had... Now I'm convinced.

And Idrl wasn't just working off instinct - there's something wrong about a boy who won't speak up for his own father.

I enjoyed this, Oshun. 



Author's Response:

Thank you so much, Keiliss. I am really happy that it made sense to you. I'd read that segment in the Silmarillion a dozen times at least and for some reason this time it really struck me as more chilling than I recalled and foreboding of far worse that Eol's wife and her niece begged for mercy for him and his son Maeglin, whom he had loved and tutored for the boy's entire life, says nothing. I can imagine Maeglin wanting to break free of an overly controlling father who sought to live in isolation, but when his father faced with a death sentence, having nothing to say? Eol is fascinating and there are many discussions that can be prompted by reading the material. I enjoyed researching him. Thanks again!




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