|Reviews for Turin's Prophecy|
| Lnikolett chapter 14 . 3/18
OMG! Please, don't stop just here!
| GreenleafUndomiel chapter 14 . 10/7/2012
This is a brilliant story!
I command you to finish it ;)
| Silvara chapter 14 . 11/17/2010
I will await what ever comes next to understand. I can accept your ending notes for what they say. I trust you will still keep some line of logic throughout the personality of your characters. So go on, please. One thing I know is that I won't forget your story anytime soon.
| Silvara chapter 13 . 11/17/2010
There I am, ready to read the last chapter published, and it's just now, at the brink of this thirteenth chapter that I come to realize that Legolas is indeed dead, that the character you gave us to look upon with so much trepidation is a king, one of the "Fair Folk" indeed, a being somehow straying away from Tolkien's lore and into raw mythology. ...
While the idealist in me cringes, she was resigned to these turn of events way back since the firsts chapters. Now I know for sure that this story is worth of Turin's tale in slightly more than one way, and as a reader discovering a new tale, world, and vibrant characters, I am in love.
(I'm amazed at the need and passion for the language - even a foreign one - your lines stirred within me. Tolkien would be proud. ;) Seriously, what are you waiting for sending typescripts to his Estate? For as much I know, I’m sure you would be much helm to build the rest of Middle-Earth annals and such. -That, and will you marry me? -Just kidding, don’t worry. )
PS: Now you've got to many reviews not to continue on with this tale, haven't you? D
| Silvara chapter 12 . 11/17/2010
I am still shocked bu the strengh, the beauty of your writing, for this battle was grand and vivid. Now I am totally at loss about the mens the elves.
| Silvara chapter 11 . 11/15/2010
Okay. Now that was suspense. ;
You really worried me, before confusing me as much as Aragorn and I can only "trust" the Elven Kind for now, since the head of Brodda’s son certainly is an incontestable proof. (Or is it?) The confrontation of the three armies was neat; a refined breathtaking scene to behold and remember. very realist to my eyes (err, inner eyes) It stiffened my heart and surprised me. All my secret hopes as a reader are now in your hand. (Sigh, that's called adventure...! _)
| Silvara chapter 10 . 11/15/2010
What has befallen Aramarth all of the sudden? Is it the "Dark Elf" work/influence? o_ô
| Silvara chapter 9 . 11/15/2010
You writing is impressive.
Is it somehow be part of your actual work or are you really only writing as a hobby?
I haven't found a single problem neither in the redaction nor in the story. Enven if all that has come yet have not surprised me, I find now that I was a little mistaken about the General and Neithan relationship.
| Silvara chapter 7 . 11/15/2010
An almost perfect narration, a great, yet clear and flowing phrasing (I understood everything without stain despite my difficulties with English), and a very event seems to have been written but the original author itself. Nice poetry and strong magic. I really enjoy my read and cannot find a negative criticism to your English in any regard.
Your narration is very immersive and the world, bought back to live. I would gladly view a move built on your fic. I love how you never tell that the mysterious man and the Gondor General are of connivance even when to give enough hint to heavily gust it. And I love how you withstand just the minimum of information for keeping their's goals in the blue; that is a skill I still strive for. I'm personally glad that there is still such quality in the fandom. The more I peruse this text, the more I find skill in your colorful, classical wirting style. Little details such as: "His whole being screamed to him, that this could not be anything else than an enemy. And yet, from the strayed words coming from Aragorn's mouth, only a few reached Aramarth's ears, but they were more than enough to still his eagerly (...)" Could stir a heatache from me, had I to express these successive various events passing through a mind in only wo simple sentences.
On the other hand, through it didn't impede my the pleasure of my travel in Middle Earth to the least, there were a couple descriptions in the previous chapters, either on Aramarth or Nenthen, where the grandiloquence of your flattering words sounded "too much" because of their insistence. I can't bring myself to say these where overdone, but it was a close call.
Now about some others points, what I will say express neither compliment nor disappointment but is merely informative.
First, while I find the chapters endings quite fine, I can't say neither built much (/any) suspense till now.
Second, many details such as the characters announced in the summary, the direction of the plot in itself have aroused my curiosity, almost binding my heart to the storyline.
Finally, the paring never fails to confuse me from a scene/gesture/sentence of another. And I now wonder if there are any (apart from Aragorn/Arwen of course)...
It's hard to remain composed when confronted to your Aramanrth... (I'd be curious to read from your hand in an original fantasy work...in fact, I would consider buying such a book from you.)
This is the meanest critique I can come up with for you fanfic (-so far-). )
| Silvara chapter 2 . 11/15/2010
I read with some sadness about the abrupt separation from Gimli. I think your style makes me remember Tolkien's, but I can't decide if that is a good thing or not. In fact, one of the main things I hold against this talented writer’s style is the lake of introspection in his narration. I once heard someone saying that Tolkien was a far better historian than a fantasy writer, and for all I read from the Lord of the Ring and the Silmarilion, I can but agree with that. In the trilogy, geographic locations and history feats are often very well detailed while character's feelings, even those leading to Middle Earth major's changes are quickly told, and sometimes poorly explained. (That's my personal opinion and I know many people may disagree with me.)
Now, I don't think your story is impeded in these regards. In fact, I am still awed at the pleasure and interest your writing is till now. But I admit I was even so slightly disappointed not to find more than a line about two best friends' separations, and a suborn wild elf (I'm not sure if your Legolas has the personality of his book or movie self...) yielding to the idea of being crowned.
I'd better stop there to read the next chapter, now.
| Silvara chapter 1 . 11/15/2010
I'm not very much familiar with LOTR, but you seem to know what you write about and love the fandom. Also, your writing is very high quality and that the beginning of this first chapter is almost perfect for my tastes. As the het only fan I am, what more could I ask?
Thank you for sharing this story, which I'm sure I will enjoy.
I would better, through, refrain from stating anything before I had read it entirely. Till then, farewell, and may you continue writing many little het LOTR fics... )
| matt ferrantino chapter 2 . 3/1/2009
your footnotes explain the most imortant questions I had, but I still wanted to leave a comment:
because this is a great fic so far!
I am a little uneasy about such a strong focus on Legolas so early-
Since the 'great threat' appears to be somethig that could end the World, I should hope you remember to include not only some chapter directly showing the unification of Elvenkind by Amarath (love the name!) but also the men in Gondor, Arnor, Rohan, Rhun and Harad, and the Dwarves of Lonely Mountain, and Aglarond.
| anonymous chapter 14 . 11/9/2008
This story is very well constructed. There are always surprises around the corner unlike other stories i've read where i could predict the rest without even reading it. legolas may have been just a bit too extravagant at times, but compared to everything else it doesn't matter that much. keep on writing, i can't wait to read more!
by the way, i absolutely LOVE legolas.
| Lal08 chapter 14 . 7/30/2008
Hi, don't keep us waiting any longer please:)
| Lal chapter 14 . 7/11/2008
You haven't updated for so long... I at least hope that you are OK. It was a great story like your first one...