Reviews for The Bright Sunset
vanarian chapter 1 . 6/15
Crying. This broke my heart and made me overwhelmingly happy at the same time, knowing that their parting was so sad and the divide would be so long, but the message to Aragorn that it is a gift and the knowledge that one day they would be reconciled at the ending of the world...

That's as much of a runon as you ever had, I suppose. But well done. I know this is old for you now, but your writing has such wonderful detail and evocative language that I couldn't help but be sitting in my room crying over my laptop (when my roommate walked in asking about APA formatting... awkward)

Thanks for writing, and thanks for sharing!

Kath chapter 1 . 7/28/2016
This was so beautifully written it brought tears to my eyes!
Thank you.
PSW chapter 1 . 10/6/2015
Of a wonder, it sounds wise to me after all.

Um...this was just incredible. I don't really even know what else to say, other than that the reassurance of gift and the call of the music of the beginning of time have such real-world applications. To go when we are called, not after or before. Such a joyful mystery.

The part in Akallabeth where it told of the first king who forced himself to live on beyond his appointed time was, I always felt, one of the saddest ...

Thanks so much for this story.
Rusjel chapter 1 . 5/9/2015
Thank you for a sensitive blending of the canon with some great ideas of your own
zoloko chapter 1 . 10/11/2014
Fantastic re-imagining.
Martin'sBloodPhobiaIsBack chapter 1 . 7/1/2014
Good one.
Guest chapter 1 . 4/10/2014
Tragic and hopeful. Guh. You have a powerful gift for effective use of allusion and imagery.
Guest chapter 1 . 3/21/2014
I can't tell you how long it's been since a story caught me in such an unexpected way. I was reading along and suddenly I couldn't see the screen from the tears in my eyes. So lovely. So moving.
the ticking clock chapter 1 . 3/15/2014
Heartbreaking and wonderful and raw...amazing. I am having trouble forming words after this. Beautifully done!
Adelah chapter 1 . 2/27/2014
Estel, Estel! Oh, man, I am bawling right now. Bf thinks I'm crazy... How did you do this to me?
Harper chapter 1 . 2/21/2014
Exceptional story and exceptional writing. Completely. I was very much taken aback (in a good way) at where this took me and the visual and deep way it carried me along. You nailed the emotion. It made this read so tragic and yet somehow hopeful and peaceful. I was a little fearful to read this one, because Aragorn's parting is, well...Aragorn's parting, but it was highly recommended by a friend. And this, this was such a touching rendition of it. Lovely in every way.

Two quick specifics that stood out to me. Firstly, I loved the portrayal of Legolas building a ship, and then being drawn or directed to Aragorn before he parted. Picturing it this way, and the way you portrayed their farewell is my head-canon now. Secondly, I especially liked the words of Gilraen's when she said "wise it seems to be afterall" when she was talking about the music. It was just very touching to me. I got this picture of her and all she'd been through, and how many times she must have doubted all that she had to do and sacrifice for her son and people. It just stood out to me and I liked the way you introduced that and portrayed it.

Once again, a truly exceptional fic. Thank you.
lindahoyland chapter 1 . 2/18/2014
I just loved this beautiful bittersweet story.A well deserved Teitho winner that that my first place well written. Hope to read many more Aragorn stories from your pen.
sodakey chapter 1 . 2/17/2014
One of the more poignant stories I've read in a while. Thank you.
Guest chapter 1 . 2/17/2014
Very moving story. I cried. That doesn't happen often for me. That moment between Aragorn and Legolas. And then that moment between Aragorn and Eldarion...

Will go look up Holocene now.
Guest chapter 1 . 2/16/2014
Gah... totally gutted. Amazingly well done. Painful but wonderful, and totally beautiful.
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