Reviews for The Bitter Cup
BakerStreetIsLastRefugeOfHope chapter 1 . 3/28/2012
A great story. Very well written.
Despo chapter 1 . 8/6/2005
Long before I reached the end of this most beautiful story, I was reduced to tears. And the only thing I felt was this deep sorrow, that made my rib cage feel to small for my aching heart...

And I felt a fierce love for the characters Tolkien had created.

But finally, as I read your last three lines, my tears dried, and my heard leapt in joy, and I was glad... that there still was estel...
kenzimone chapter 1 . 8/17/2004
Absolutely breathtaking. I usually don't even read fics like this, about the ultimate ending of the fellowship, but this one's too gorgeous not to add to my favorites. *does so*
Catmint chapter 1 . 9/15/2003
Wow. This is absolutely breathtaking. You even made me cry. This is fantastically written and you've got a real talent (besides in making your readers cry!) This is going on my Favourite Stories list.

Beautiful, yet so, so sad. I love the way you describe the passing of all the others before Arwen herself dies.

Doctor Zosfmov chapter 1 . 4/15/2003
I'm just reading this for the second time and I have been reading it outloud (no one is home) and I found that it has greatly improved as a story.

The language you had used at the ending seems reminiscent of that of Tolkien's when he describes Arwen's death. Arwen is not my favourite charcater in LOTR but the ending is still beautiful and I was finding it hard to read it outloud while I was crying.


LOTRFaith chapter 1 . 4/13/2003
Ok, that was really sad. Sitting here balling my eyes out. *grabs a kleenex and blows* I really like it. I don't know how I could live to see my friends die. Very thought provoking story :-)


ladyevendim chapter 1 . 3/5/2003
Beautiful, wonderful, touching, I agree with all the other reviews. This is just amazing. I can't find words good enough to express it, so you'll have to content yourself with the ones I have.

Even though the ending was rather happy, I still think the story had a sad mood. You have accomlished your goal magnificently.

I really loved how you wrote about the passing about Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, etc even they weren't in the Fellowship. They were important characters, even though they weren't the main ones. There's not too much detailing, but you still get the sadness of their deaths. Again, wonderful. And the part about how Eowyn was too frail to go to the funeral of Eomer? Superb. Very realistic.

The quote ties in very well with the story. Your interpretation is very original. What people would think when reading the quote is that Aragorn was talking about Valinor, but here, you write that he's talking about something else. Or maybe not. They could still be going to Valinor, after they're dead, right? Heh, listen to me ramble on.

You have a great talent in writing, and I think you should use it more often in fanfiction. Write more stories, and *hint hint* please update your old ones! *cough* Tirillon *cough*
bryn bnw chapter 1 . 1/24/2003
I do not think there are any words I could say that would do this piece justice. The pain is acute and beautiful; the grief felt in every corner of the heart.

*standing ovation*
Leap of fate chapter 1 . 1/21/2003
Aww, that was so sad, but very beautiful. A meloncholy love story, *sigh* it was very sweet, i very almost cried, so well done. Keep up the amazing work, it was perfect!

KrasnayaSquare chapter 1 . 1/20/2003
Very pretty. I like the ending and the conversation between Gimli and Legolas! The ending is very sweet!
Levade chapter 1 . 1/20/2003
Nice pathos, without getting too over the top, or causing cavities! You can imagine Arwen's sadness at losing Aragorn, so a bit more extended end to see them together is nice.

I can't envy Legolas, being the last (along with Gimli) to watch his companions pass.

Nicely handled! Looking forward to more.
Ecri chapter 1 . 1/18/2003
That was a good twist on the end of their lives together. Nicely done. The grief and angst were very real, but the ending made me smile.
Laiqalasse chapter 1 . 1/18/2003
I read this yesterday but didn't get a chance to review it. I love this little story. There have been so few written about Legolas and Aragorn's last few minutes together but this is one of the best. I'm giving you a bag of Skittles (or M&M's if you prefer) for making me cry.

Sternenlicht chapter 1 . 1/18/2003
Thank you for such a wonderful story!

I'm gonna add it to my Favorites as soon as I've finished that review. This story is great!

Thanks again.
Sakirin chapter 1 . 1/17/2003 Just, wow. Absolutely excellent.

That quite literaly made me cry.
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