|Reviews for A Lesser Treason|
| Annie 9/20/10 . chapter 3
I read your stuff ages and ages ago. Yesterday, I was trying to remember where I'd read a particular piece about Elrond's sons and - after much digging through a now-deserted message board - I found a conversation I'd had with someone about that particular fic. With the name of the fic and the author, I googled and found your ffn page. I reread some old favorites and then, tonight, I set out to read some of the stories I had not read before. This was one of them.
There are so many wonderful things about this story. I love how you took the Ring's modus operandi and turned it on Elrohir. I loved how you showed it getting into his head and pulling out the insecurities, making him obsess on them. What I loved about Tolkien's use of the Ring - and yours in this same way - was how REAL it captured Evil. Because that is how Evil works - it finds our weaknesses, fears, and insecurities and uses them against us. And then we have a choice. You captured that so amazingly with this story. It so fits the messages on human nature that are present in Tolkien's work, and really pulls out those recurring themes.
I also loved the title. The moment I saw it, "Murder in the Cathedral" popped into my head. That particular line has been a favorite of mine since my 11th grade English teacher assigned the play.
And finally, I loved the characterizations. All of your characters were true to canon. You captured their voices perfectly.
And I love your Elrond. I just want to huggle him.
| jada952 2/11/10 . chapter 3
well written! the allure of the ring and the quiet 1/2 truths and out right lies. A good balance of intensities and accurate to characters.
| Reading4soul 4/19/06 . chapter 3
Wow. That's one stunning piece, and chiling. Very well written, as usual. ;)
| JennyJoy4 1/10/06 . chapter 3
That was really great. It was a fantastic description and analysis of the nature of temptation.
“I have an even better idea,” Elladan announced. “Go and find Arwen and Aragorn – they are probably snug in some intimate corner somewhere. Drag them away from their canoodling, and meet me in our sitting room while I find Legolas and a few bottles of Dorwinion.”
lol I love it!
| Elfinabottle 12/30/05 . chapter 3
Hm, I wonder how Elladan would have done if he had been the one tempted. You did a great job explaining how the ring worked it's evil on other beings. Who hasn't felt slighted and hurt and resentful of others at some time? And who wouldn't want their every hope and dream to come true? I wish THIS story could have been in the movie (since they were adding things that weren't in the book anyway.) Great job!
| Lady Luce 12/30/05 . chapter 3
Aw lovely little story, very well written I congratulate you!
| Lady Luce 12/30/05 . chapter 2
Aw that's nice of Elladan. This is a very good story I'm going to read more now. But then I only have one more chapter to read, you should write more.
| Lady Luce 12/30/05 . chapter 1
o.0 I always wondered what would happen if one of the twins were overcome by Vilya. Oh dear Frodo's in for it. Great story please continue.
| UKClaire 12/29/05 . chapter 3
Yay! Great story. - very pleased that Elrohir didn't follow through with what the ring wanted and I loved the interaction between the twins & Elrond in this chapter. Looking forward to another story with the twins...soon, hint hint :)
| stearchica 12/16/05 . chapter 1
That was so good _ Please continue!
| JastaElf 12/2/05 . chapter 2
Oh my yes... that is precisely what the Ring would do. And you write it so beautifully, so chillingly...
I loved that Elladan stuck with him, despite his hurt and anger. That one last sentence sums it all up: "I am with you." Yes.
To be continued, eh? I have a feeling I know what THAT means... :-)
Thanks for the update! This is superb...
| Elfinabottle 12/1/05 . chapter 2
This is SO good. And quite realistic I think. The ring will try and tempt ANYone and since Elrohir was nearby and already wishing things could be different, I think he left himself open to it. Can't wait to read more.
| sehellys 12/1/05 . chapter 2
the end is so sweet i nearly missd the cliffy lurking in its shadow *grr*
i don't know if i reviewed the first chappie but i liked it a LOT and this is soo cool, too (now these are some o's *g*
the whole concept of the story the words ...
ahh i'm babbling..don't even write proper sentences..
| Ellfine 12/1/05 . chapter 2
WoW! That was very good! I thought sure he was going to go through with it. Thank goodness he came to his senses in time. Frodo is so very trusting and you have portrayed that very well. Elladan's initial reaction was understandable, but I didn't expect his offer of support at the end. I wonder how things will go when Elrond is told, but somehow, I think he will show his sons that he understands far more than they think he will.
Good job, Nicely done as usual. Love your stories.
| Monet 11/29/05 . chapter 1
Oh dear! Run Frodo... Run, Elrohir what are your doing?
This is different and scary in its what ifs. I am looking foward to more.
One hopes that like Boromir, Elrohir will not find the task as simple as all that.