|Reviews for The Unwilling|
| Bushwah 5/18/13 . chapter 1
Sweet misdirection, ending perfection.
| Bliss N. Serendipity 3/20/13 . chapter 1
Just realized I read this story and added it to my favorites (weeks ago), but that I never left a review! :O Ugh, that's what I get for reading stories on my phone while waiting in long lines: I always forget to go back and leave a review. .
I very much enjoyed this story. I love the idea of Elladan having a conversation with one of the Nine: I thought the entire thing was very well-written, and it was fascinating to gain some insight into their mentality. I imagine that it was a challenge to write, but you pulled it off beautifully (as usual).
Also, I love the ending between Elladan and Elrohir. As soon as Elladan woke up and saw his twin, I felt so incredibly happy: I thought, "Phew! He's safe!" Although I almost feel bad for Khamûl: I wouldn't fancy having Glorfindel after me (although I sure would like to meet him)!
| TheEvilPeaches 11/19/12 . chapter 1
Wonderful and dark. I love the dialogue and the tension! You truly write the Nazgul well- sinister.
| avpke 9/14/12 . chapter 1
Wow... it was... amazing.
Please write more like these lol. there is so few of such interactions between elves/men and Nazgul that actually keeps them in character. they always end up being friends or something. this was truly well-written.
| DaemonS1gn 8/12/12 . chapter 1
The Nazgul's character is written very well, thank you for at least making them stay the way they are supposed to be. This is a very suspenseful and brilliantly played out.
| Tavaril Lasgalen 1/26/12 . chapter 1
Wow. This was truly amazing. Like, really. It's full of such detail, and it adds to the atmosphere and really helps one visualize what's going on. It can be extremely hard to do that sometimes without there being too many or too few details, so bravo!
I love when you write the Nazgul. You always make them so deliciously dark and sinister, but one can still pick up the vibe that they were once men.
The way you write Elladan and the other elves is really, really good. They're so... *elven*.
This really gives one a lot of food for thought and the concept is really interesting. It was so... chilling, too. I hope you don't mind if I print this off to read over and over. :D
Oh! I was wondering - would it be alright with you if I did some illustrations for your stories? They're just so inspiring and so perfect, in every way. If not, that's fine. :D
| Nellas Aldarion 8/23/11 . chapter 1
This was a great look at the relationship between the Nazgul and their master. Good work staying on-topic; Elladan and Khamul's conversation is very thought-provoking. I do have one question, though. How/where did you come up with the name Khamul?
| iiiionly 10/30/10 . chapter 1
The Haradrim Nazgul in debate with an injured Elladan ... now that was an very unusual tale. And a very interesting debate too, as to whether desire creates the will, or will creates the desire and where choice fits into both. Then throw in the fact that as an immortal, one lives with every choice one makes for a very long time ... A very unique story, one I will be pondering for awhile, I suspect. :)
| Viresse 10/4/10 . chapter 1
What a wonderful story! I've already read it 3 times and it shows like a movie before my eyes. The tension makes me holding my breaths and my heart beats faster. Absolutely well done!
Surely like the conversation between the Nazgul and Elladan. It pleases me that even Elladan was so weak, his survival skill could kick in - also proved that you are matching his characteristics well.
Also loved Elrohir's anger towards Elladan, showing his concern over his brother's condition.
Thanks for including the twins in this story. I hope you will continue "Fear No Darkness" as I really want to know what will happen to the twins and the others.
| Mirwalker 10/2/10 . chapter 1
Very nice, and rare, insight into the thinking of a Ring Wraith. Whether he spoke true or not, the conversation itself is noteworthy.
I liked how well-described and -detailed the scene was; you packed in a lot of realism to a short timeframe and story.
Thanks for sharing!
| KyMahalei 10/2/10 . chapter 1
So good to see you writing again. This is wonderfully chilling, especially the way that you resolve it with so many threads untied. I'd like to read more to this story, but as a stand alone you've done exceedingly well. Still, what happens next?
| Evereven 10/1/10 . chapter 1
Very good, as usual. Your attention to detail and flawless characterization always amazes me. Thanks for a look at the Nazgul that I've never had before. Very compelling and thought-provoking.
| Aearwen22 10/1/10 . chapter 1
Getting far enough inside the mind of one of the darker of Tolkien's characters is always an intriguing proposition. We see so very little to give us insight into the Nazgûl. This tale of yours is chilling and quite revealing.
| Midnight Marquis 10/1/10 . chapter 1
This is the first time I have come across anything that shows a Nazgûl (in this case Khamûl) more than just a mindless wraith bound to Sauron. This is good, really good...
Just asking... is Khamûl a canon name for that Nazgûl and if so, which one of the Nine is he? The first? The fourth? I don't know and I'm curious.
Also, is Elladan (and by relation Elrond) half-elf?
| Laurenke1 10/1/10 . chapter 1
Oh that was wonderful. I always found the Nazgul to be the most interesting of Sauron's servants. So much is not know about them and it is nice to see your take on things.