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Joined: 06 Nov 2004
Reviews: 378
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:36 am

Oh yay, you can finally post this lovely short here. I'm so glad because this is something new for you, at least that I've seen and you did Fingolfin wonderfully. But even better is the way you portray Anaire's struggle and the pain and horror of what her children had done and the decision they had made to follow Fingolfin. Gawd, I just cannot imagine how horrific it must have been for her and Finarfin's wife, Earwen? Always forget her name. At least they had one another but they must have felt so terribly abandoned and betrayed, even though Finarfin did return. And the fact that he did must have been an even greater cause for grief for Anaire. Uhm...no, this didn't make me think much, LOL. So excellently done, thought provoking, heartwrenching and that last line, geeze Ellie, its absolutely gutting. Clap, Clap, Clap smiley face Kudos to you for another excellent fic from the female CC's perspective. Something you simply shine at, my dear.
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Joined: 11 Apr 2004
Reviews: 479
Location: Maglor's Lap
Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:03 pm

So slowly and well paced you write how Anaire came to her decision to leave her husband and children to their own chosen fate. At first it seems like a woman so deeply in love, but when you re-read it, you discover the bitterness underneath it and also her own regret in taking part in what happened.

Sometimes when my husbandís frustrations grew great, I would remind him that his brilliant elder brother had failed in his seed by never producing a daughter in spite of the six pregnancies he gave his wife. I found that this attack on FŽanorís masculinity occasionally settled my husband when nothing else would.

This made me wonder that if Anaire would have reacted differently, as in not acting upon the existing strife between the two brothers, what the outcome would have been. In a way, to me, she contributed as much to the strife with those words. As Ghettoelleth said, thought provokingand beautifully written.
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Joined: 29 Mar 2005
Reviews: 1118
Location: Wherever I may roam
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:30 am

I fully agree with Rhapsody and Ghetto. This was an excellent, packed with mixed emotions and hearwrenching story. I can't help thinking, what might have been if Anaire had chosen differently.

A splendid portrayal of a woman, a wife and a queen, who experienced the joy of being in love, giving birth to her children, but who also faced cruelty, crime, and finally had to make the most difficult choice.

Very moving! Thank you for sharing.

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