Reviews for Steadfast
msg chapter 1 . 2/17/2006
It's an excellent work. And canonical, too. You are from the rare kind of writers who have the talent to make not their personal interpretations of Tolkiens' world but psychologically and factologically true stories. Thank you.
Prophetic Fire chapter 1 . 8/19/2003
*shakes head in disbelief once more* Yet another fine piece of work worthy for the libraries of Imladris! I have no nitpicks whatsoever! Then again, I'm really bad at understanding the Silmarillion, so that may be why. Heh! Oh well. Hey, could you teach me to write like you?
Finch chapter 1 . 8/3/2003
Excellent story - this clearly shows where the main problem of the Noldorin rebels lay, especially of those who didn't partake in the Kinslaying but went under the Curse all the same.

This is really a story about humility: that of Voronwe, who only wishes to serve, and that of Tuor, who willingly allows himself to be used for a greater purpose (maybe because, having been a slave, he has learned what true freedom is?). And strangely enough, despite being an Elf, Voronwe seems more human than the mortal who is Ulmo's Chosen.
erunyauve chapter 1 . 8/2/2003
Nicely done - you capture Voronwe and Tuor perfectly and consider some of the emotional consequences that Tolkien's straightforward tale left out. The wreck of the ships would be a terrible experience, especially the loss of those with whom Voronwe sailed for seven years.

The issue of forgiveness is important, and recurs throughout the First Age - those who had no part in Alqualonde believe they should not have to ask for it or fear it will not be granted. Both paths lead to death and ruin. Voronwe earns his eventual passage west by his humility, not the 'great deeds' Feanor forecast for the Exiles.