|Reviews for Naming the Stones|
| Fortune Zyne 3/27/12 . chapter 4
This was very beautiful!
| Guest 10/21/06 . chapter 2
Shouldn't Elros have black hair?
| toastedcheese 12/3/02 . chapter 4
Aw... what a nice ending.
As a fervent Loreena McKennitt fan, I highly appreciate your source of inspiration.
| toastedcheese 12/3/02 . chapter 3
Eek. What an unexpected... but strangely plausible... twist. Neat how the end parallels Galadriel's own "test" of being offered the One Ring in LOTR.
At first, it bothered me that I have absolutely no idea when this story is taking place, but the ambiguity is beneficial to this kind of story.
Your writing itself is beautiful.
| toastedcheese 12/3/02 . chapter 2
Yay! TS Eliot quote! Certainly a new take on "son of man"... but I like it.
Again, quite interesting... I like the poetry and the flashback. Elrond is a great character to write about because he has such a layered history to dissect, and you've done it admirably.
| toastedcheese 12/3/02 . chapter 1
I really like this. It's a fascinating way to delve into these character's personalities. The title of Kinslayer is of course debatable - in Unfinished Tales, it says that Galadriel fought to protect the Telerin, who were her mother's kin, after all - but this is unimportant; the title surely reflects her guilt for rebelling and leading her people on such a treacherous path.
| Gabrielle Lawson 8/9/02 . chapter 4
Another good story. I'm so glad to see someone acknowledge Galadriel's shame. It bothers me that she's so shiny and wonderful in Lord of the Rings. I didn't read the Sil until after I'd read LOTR and I was shocked that she'd be held so highly after all that. I liked that Celeborn also had something against her, though I am also a believer in forgiveness. I just like to see some justice, too, and I don't think Galadriel ever got justice for her part.
| Altariel 6/7/02 . chapter 4
You had me very close to tears at the end of this story, and it's only because I was sitting in Starbucks sipping coffee that I didn't cry.
"Wavering between the profit and the loss
In this brief transit where the dreams cross
The dreamcrossed twilight between birth and dying
(Bless me father) though I do not wish to wish these things
From the wide window towards the granite shore
The white sails sill fly seaward, seaward flying
...Blessed sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,
Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still..."
| Celandine Brandybuck 6/6/02 . chapter 4
Beautiful - you really manage to bring the characters to life in ways that I think the good Professor himself would have approved. Cheers to you!
| mayelbrid 5/16/02 . chapter 4
Without doubt one of the most beautiful stories I have read, and some inspiring thoughts on Galadriel's history.
| naltariel 5/6/02 . chapter 4
:-). great resolution. I especially love your fics which theme is forgiveness, they are too sweet. I am a christian and read many christian literature and books which theme are forgivness, but only little can truly capture the true meaning of forgiveness such as you. ( I thought they suppose to catch the meaning better, didn;t they? consider Christianity is revolve around forgiveness and grace.)
Well, I am liberal though, much more liberal that I should be, I think. ;-).
Nice to meet such a person with such deep understanding of life in these which flooded with.. you know what I mean.
| naltariel 5/6/02 . chapter 3
Poor Elrond, confused. I understand very well his feeling when he felt very curious about his progress but got only riddle from his "too wise" teacher.. I had had one teacher like that... too wise, made me frstrated. and I was still too simple to learn by such method and grew impatient.
| naltariel 5/6/02 . chapter 1
I dont believe I haven't review this! Honestly, Oh well, I did review, by other pen name. This is my favorite chapter and favorite chapter.
I absolutely LOVE your Galadriel. I actually develped her character based on this fic. She is the best teacher I ever see. her methode of teaching is fabolous! I love to teach too, wish someday I could be like her.
And the quotation... they keep ringing on my head. Hmm.. makes me interested in Umberto Eco.
| NickelS 5/3/02 . chapter 4
I don't really comprehend most of this (but that's probably because I'm supposed to be programming in C right now ...)
Nevertheless, this is so very powerful, especially chapter one with its simplicity. Galadriel is amazing as a teacher (I'm actually quite scared of her now which means your characterization of her is perfect) though I was scratching my head at the method for a bit... but it works to make the scene so deep
Chapter 3 had me cringing the whole way through and you did very well in portraying Elrond's desire and the -real- reason for it. Very enlightening. Thank you.
Celeborn is awesome too, just as he should be. _
| Morauko 4/6/02 . chapter 4
Wow, that was really touching. i love your work!