|Reviews for A Sense of Duty|
| PSW chapter 11 . 8/1
This was just fantastic - one of the best stories I have ever read in any fandom. Thanks so much for all the work that went into writing this!
| PSW chapter 8 . 8/1
Akallabeth - the Fall of Numenor. Hands down my favorite Tolkien tale - chilling and sad and prophetic all at once...
| PSW chapter 7 . 8/1
Great family, friendship, and other dynamics. This is just a really good story...
| PSW chapter 5 . 8/1
Wow. Yep, a hobbit is just what was needed here... :-)
| PSW chapter 4 . 8/1
Very appropriate, to send Eomer after her. And I enjoyed seeing a different side of Arwen's personality, sometimes it seems there's not much to her (of course, Tolkien didn't give her much page-time, so it's hard to know...).
| PSW chapter 3 . 8/1
A very poignant and realistic description of depression. Also, I loved your description of Celeborn's wisdom - a very important type of knowledge. I hope Estel can manage to not get herself killed too... :-P
| PSW chapter 1 . 8/1
This was an amazing chapter. I look forward to the next...
| WhyMustIWrite chapter 1 . 6/14/2013
I had read this story a long while ago, and am glad to have found it to add to my favorites. I don't mean to reread it right at this moment, but I remember my delight in first reading this fic and expect that I will want to revisit it. I appreciate the family you created for Faramir & Eowyn, with their characterizations and growth- particularly Eomund's, although you give life and personality to the many oc's here. The story as I remember it was believable, emotional, and compelling.
| Ocne chapter 11 . 6/3/2013
''Only one other person aside from Faramir ever heard the story of Eomund's scars.''
It's a good thing for us, then, that you told that story in a much greater detail.
Your Aragorn is marvellous, but this fic is Eomund's hands down.
Thank you for sharing. There are some stories out here, on ffnet, that I feel are like a gift coming straight from the heart : shining, kind and utterly amazing. This story is like that.
| Copper Kestrel chapter 11 . 12/29/2012
This is a beautiful story, with finely drawn, compelling characters and a brilliant examination of grief. I am afraid I am still rather under its spell and can think of nothing more eloquent to say, but thank you so much for writing it.
| Rivergift chapter 11 . 10/9/2011
This is a lovely, insightful look at grief and all its manifestations, and what we can learn from it! I did enjoy it, and all the characters, but especially you have made me know and love Eowyn and Faramir's children so well in these 11 chapters! Great job!
| Mikkalea Luna chapter 11 . 6/14/2011
Wow! This story has been an very emotional rollercoaster for me! You made me cry, laugh and something between them both :-)
There were times when I was angry with Eomund or even Faramir. Then I felt with them and feard for them! Their reunion made me happy and I even proud on Eomunds part.
It was a great reading experience! And I hope that someday you will write more about Faramirs little family...
| Mikkalea Luna chapter 4 . 6/14/2011
Haha, carving letters into the withe Tree! That is an idea I have never seen in fanfiction!
But I think their uncle Boromir would have loved it :-)
| Mikkalea Luna chapter 1 . 6/14/2011
Oh my god! I nearly flooded my laptop! I can't remember the last time I cried so much in one chapter! It was beautifully written and soooo sad... *sniff*
And I wanted to beat some sense into Eomund! He even topped Denethor in cruelness!
| Majoranka chapter 11 . 5/1/2011
This is a wonderful read, thank you so much for writing this. I think this topic is very difficult to do well, without turning the story into a mushy overdone angst-fest or mangling the characters, but you have managed to strike just the right balance in all those emotional scenes.
I love the characterization of basically everyone in this story - Faramir, Aragorn, Éowyn, Pippin... Your portrayal of Faramir is spot on - you've made him human, capable of failing, but you've still kept him the strong person he is, with all of his formidable self-control and emotional reticence. Even in his worst moments, he was still clearly recognizable to me as Faramir, Faramir as he could turn out to be under such terrible circumstances. I also loved your complex characterization of the relationships between Éowyn and Faramir and between Faramir and Aragorn.
Your original characters are also very well done. I started out hating Éomund, but I came to really like him throughout the story. You've made his personal transformation believable and touching. I do hope you're going to write some more stories with Faramir and his family some day. You've made yourself another fan here :-)