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Joined: 03 Oct 2003
Reviews: 11
Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:01 pm

A lot of times Iíve tried to imagine what the elves particularly Feanorís sons would feel because of kinslaying. I mean I never felt they were completely evil. I always thought that at moments of battle you lose yourself in the turmoil of anger and hatred that you forget your soul, and when it suddenly returned after all the noise dimmed it tears one from inside. You have successfully captured that more than I can express now. Maglor is one of the deepest and intriguing characters. Your choice was very wise. I could see him as the tormented poem that turned into a vicious warrior. The sadness and bitter loss you described can move stones to tears. Amrod and Amros I felt as the mislead victims, too romantic for the bloody battle and the fact the Amrod could not even utter his last words to completion sort of left me breathless particularly that he made reference to his family. Even though this is not long in words it moved me to the degree that I felt as though I would go over to the characters and try to scream or help or do something. True it can agitate the reader to the degree where I felt both angry and depressed but it has depth that adds wisdom and beautiful reflection. Maybe it is because it truthfully reflects those moments in life when you question your decisions and when fate slips out of control. All in all it is a wonderfully written piece, not one word is unnecessary and it created a master piece I could in all honesty call: a storm of emotions.
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Joined: 23 Jun 2005
Reviews: 61
Location: SE Tennessee
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:27 pm

I absolutely loved this story. Thank you so much for writing it! Very Happy smiley face

I could actually see this happening, and I felt so sad for both Maglor and Amrod, and especially Amrod's family. More and more, I find myself drawn to the Sons of Feanor (at least the eldest and the youngest), and this story just makes me want more. Wink smiley face

Thank you!
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Joined: 29 Mar 2005
Reviews: 1118
Location: Wherever I may roam
Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:00 am

I recalled our little chat (one of so so many Very Happy smiley face) about the sons of Feanor, when we discussed the matter of being a rebel. We agreed that usually people follow the rebels blindly without understanding them or even without the effort to at least think as to what said rebels want to say. We all know the end of the Feanorians' rebellion, if I may say so, and you captured the moment perfectly. Your Maglor is an excellent mixture of pride, bitter awareness of what he has done, of loss and costs he and his brothers had to pay, wisdom and love for his brothers. Such a short fic, and so accurate portrayal. I sweep a deep bow before you and am a bit envious Wink smiley face because I think this ability to crawl under the character skin is a rare gift. Thank you for sharing Very Happy smiley face
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Joined: 19 Nov 2005
Reviews: 68
Location: Russia
Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:14 pm

This is a truely moving and empathetic piece. I'm also so impressed that you can express so much in so few words (and also a little envious!). I think I told you in my newbie thread that it had been a while since I had read The Silmarillion. I haven't got around to re-reading yet, but this story has inspired me to get going with it. Smile smiley face
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