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curiouswombat

Joined: 03 Jun 2008
Reviews: 257
Location: An island in the Gulf of Lhún
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:53 pm

What a fascinating start - I really look forward to the next chapter.
 
Author's replied on Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:50 am
Thank you so much! This was one of my plot bunnies that turned rabid, escaped the hutch and latched onto my ankle until I gave in a wrote it. It came very hard, very fast, and was quite the journey. Be prepared for it to turn dark, however.
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Daniel
Joined: 29 May 2008
Reviews: 86
Location: Pinole
Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:09 pm

This is going to be great! I love a story about people who are rescued but don't realize they are rescued. Thanks, can't wait for a new chapter...Daniel
 
Author's replied on Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:51 am
Yea. A good deal of this story will deal with how someone from such a different culture and society who has been pretty badly abused deals with the humane treatment given her by the Elves. I'm glad you're enjoying this. But be prepared for this to get quite dark.
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breemon
Joined: 23 Jan 2010
Reviews: 3
Location: A moonlit dew-kissed hill
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:13 am

Loved it! I can't wait to read the next installment! Very Happy smiley face
 
Author's replied on Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:51 am
Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying this.
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ElenaTiriel

Joined: 17 Mar 2004
Reviews: 137
Location: The Grey Havens
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:21 am

How intriguing! Yes, I can see where these truly strange, flame-eyed warriors would be a puzzle! Looking forward to seeing where you take this story....

- Barbara
 
Author's replied on Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:52 am
Oh, they're more than a puzzle. She's been told all kinds of things about these creatures ever since she was a child; reality is going to be quite unexpected. I'm glad you're enjoying this.
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Radbooks

Joined: 29 Apr 2004
Reviews: 66
Location: Washington State
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:23 pm

Oh, an intriguing start! What a horrible life she's had, but she also must be an incredibly strong woman to have survived as long as she has. I'm looking forward to the next installments.
 
Author's replied on Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:24 pm
Yes, she is a very strong individual, but she's been driven to just about the limits of her endurance. And the misunderstandings to come aren't going to help a lot. I'm glad you're enjoying this.
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RunnerBeast

Joined: 01 May 2004
Reviews: 19
Location: WA
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:12 am

You've really drawn me in to your story, I can't wait to read more. Poor Inzilani has had it so very bad. It will be hard for her to realize how much her world has changed and to trust it. I always love the elves, such lovely creatures.
 
Author's replied on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:32 pm
Thanks, Runner. Yes, Inzilanî has a lot to learn, and the road won't be smooth. I'm glad your enjoying this.
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curiouswombat

Joined: 03 Jun 2008
Reviews: 257
Location: An island in the Gulf of Lhún
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:37 pm

This is such a fascinating story. A friend said, about my own stories, that I write the 'fish out of water viewpoint' really well - you are most certainly doing exactly that here. I wait with trepidation the 'getting darker' that you mentioned in reply to my last comment - but also with bated breath.
 
Author's replied on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:34 pm
I'm glad you're enjoying this. I do enjoy writing cross-cultural pieces, with an Umbari being one of those characters most don't mess with much. I think the first REAL dark chapter is the fourth one. Definitely the rating will change due to disturbing verbal imagery. Just so you know...
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Daniel
Joined: 29 May 2008
Reviews: 86
Location: Pinole
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:47 pm

Poor Inziliani, you just want to wrap her up and hold her. Hopefully a trust is building between her and her guardian. It looks like it is. Thanks fior the great chapter....Daniel
 
Author's replied on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:35 pm
Hi Daniel! I'm glad you're enjoying the story. Yes, there is a very fragile trust beginning here, but she's got a long road ahead of her. Thanks for writing.
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Radbooks

Joined: 29 Apr 2004
Reviews: 66
Location: Washington State
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:29 pm

I enjoyed this new chapter, I'm glad that she might be starting to trust them a little tiny bit. I do hope we find out why the one elf is so mean to her, I'm sure there must be a story there somewhere!
 
Author's replied on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:38 pm
Well, if you think about it, the Tawarwaith were a very insular society - they didn't really mix well either with other Elves (from Imladris or Lothlórien) or Men (altho Thranduil had business dealings with them.) The captives are human - not Elf-kind - so there's an immediate put-off there. I'd imagine that the poor smithy has had to strike the chains from a few too many and just wasn't in the mood to put up with a girl's fears at that point. I'm glad you're enjoying the story. Thanks for writing.
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Daniel
Joined: 29 May 2008
Reviews: 86
Location: Pinole
Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:04 pm

What a wonderful chapter! I think Borongil is a caring guardian for Inzilani. It must be difficult being so alone and dispised by others. I know her trials aen't over but I think her guardian will help ease things a little bit. A least I hope...LOL...Daniel
 
Author's replied on Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:46 pm
Borongil wil do what he can for her, trust me. I'm glad you're enjoying this, Daniel. Always good to hear from you.
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