|Reviews for Web of Treason|
| MusicDreamer7 chapter 1 . 9/15/2005
Oh this is quite interesting isn't it? I love your stories, and now I have a brand new story to read. I'm so glad. So this Elbeth is Boromir's daughter, hmm. Well that's possible, but why do I think that is unlikely. Or maybe she is and Hana is insane and the lords are using it as a way to take control of the land. Oh and I'm sure the fever is going to come into play here.
| Ithil-valon chapter 1 . 9/15/2005
Yea,, we're off an another adventure!
As a fan of mysteries, I love the intrigue of this story right off the bat. You raise lots of questions, have the perfect "bad guys" and lay lots of mine fields through which our heroes have to navigate. :)
I'm put in mind of the old Bettie Davis line, "Fasten your seat belts; it's going to be a bumpy ride."
| Elenhin chapter 1 . 9/15/2005
Yay, new chapter.
Oh I love this, is as great as the other two ever were. I love the comparssion of the King to the Steward, where one tried to burn alive and one had beaten and sent to prison.
There must be some very interesting rumours passing around in the city about that.
Oh, and the other discussion, talk about trying to be as rude as possible without being cauhgt out on it.
So this is where those two will matter again, and with a evidence of a wedding, how convenient for some...
Not to mentioning where Hanna and Elbeth is now.
I dont think those nobles will ever stop brining all that stuff up, trying to make Aragorn look bad, kind reminds me of the rulers and politicans of this country.
Nothing matters more to them than the weight of their purse, and they know how to fill it.
Oh, I can't wait to see where this goes, but I am guessing that Elebeth will be coming to the city, or will meet them at least, and there will be a tear story abnout how mean Aragorn and Faramir were to her.
Take care now, Elenhin
| Raksha The Demon chapter 1 . 9/15/2005
"“He’s the Steward now, Lord Faramir, isn’t he?”
“He dare not.” The red-faced man said gloomily, “I’ve heard the King beats him and even had him put in prison!”
“I thought that was Lord Denethor?” the man with the crutch said, sounding puzzled.
“No, he was the one who tried to burn him alive!” the red-faced man replied impatiently, “ He would never have sent him to prison, though! Not his own son!”"
Poor Faramir. No respect! And bad luck in liege-lords; one tries to fry him, the other sends him to jail where he's beaten. The red-faced man's implication that Denethor's attempt to burn Faramir alive was a lesser offense than sending him to prison was rather funny.
I trust that Aragorn has the guts to put down this attempt to usurp his authority via the use of the unfortunate Elbeth. Aragorn has several avenues by which to foil Lamedon's coup: Hanna is a traitor who tried to murder the King. As such, she has no rights, she is lucky not to be executed, and is no fit guardian for her child. And her word is certainly not to be trusted. Furthermore; since there are no living witnesses to the supposed marriage with Boromir other than a traitor, and Boromir didn't happen to tell his brother, Aragorn should reject the marriage as a fraud; and award the guardianship of the child to Faramir should there be a good case for her being Boromir's child.
Also, back in the Year 1944 of the Third Age, Arvedui, Heir of Isildur, claimed the Throne of Gondor by right of his line and his marriage to Firiel, only surviving child of Anarion's last heir, King Ondoher. Steward Pelendur and the Council declared that in Gondor, inheritance is reckoned through sons, and so Arvedui could not succeed to the throne of the House of Anarion. By such reasoning, Elbeth cannot inherit any claim to the Stewardship even if she is legitimate.
Of course, if that precedent is raised, it might remind some that Aragorn is the descendant of Arvedui and Firiel, and the legal justification is somewhat dicey. Faramir's proclamation and announcing Aragorn as the Heir of Elendil (therefore bypassing the thorny Anarion/Isildur issue)and the people's consent (at Faramir's instigation)smoothed the Returned King's way; but Steward Pelendur must be rolling in his grave.
I believe that JRRT said that Aragorn would be the head of a revived Numenorean state - and I think Numenorean law specified that the oldest child of the King would become the next ruler, regardless of gender. I have no idea whether that rule applied to the nobility as well as the Royal house.
While it's good that Aragorn is compensating the poor and businessmen for their losses, I'm not sure how long he can continue to do so without beggaring his own treasury, which he will need.
Interesting premises here. Looking forward to the next chapter.
However, things get more tangled. The inheritance of the Stewardship passed through a woman at one point according to HoME v. 10; a previous Steward had no children, so his sister's grandson succeeded him.
| Elentariel chapter 1 . 9/15/2005
I am so glad you've posted this new story. I personally think it would be against Aragorn's nature to force his son into an arranged marriage before he is even a year old! I mean, look what Aragorn did with his very, very, long betrothal to Arwen!
I am warning you, as a Aragorn-fan i would be most upset if he did so...but I would still read anyway to see where the story was going.
Fanfiction - especially yours is definitely addictive!
| Nienor Niniel chapter 1 . 9/15/2005
I'm really glad you're back. And in such a great way. This is promising to be a great story, although it seems to be set up in another way than the previous fics. A fever, eh? That means you can write some nice healing scenes. I should have known you couldn't go without them.
I suppose most of your readers had guessed that the Lords would provide some trouble, and also that Hanna would. But to combine the two... very clever indeed. But those stupid people...
“I’ve heard the King beats him and even had him put in prison!”
“No, he was the one who tried to burn him alive!” the red-faced man replied impatiently, “ He would never have sent him to prison, though! Not his own son!”
Indeed. To be burned alive is not that bad... stupid people.
I'm waiting for the next update! Nienor
| xiaoweisan chapter 1 . 9/14/2005
Oh my. I have got an impression that Aragorn kept running into troubles because of his mercy. He did not torture the villian, Mahrod, to death, hence gossip was said that he was unfair to his steward. He could have executed Hanna but he did not, otherwise there would never be any problem named "Boromir's heir". Hanna might be in mental disorder, yet she committed treason anyway. Aragorn should be a bit more stern.
Moreover, those council members are too arrogant to be good for themselves' sake. Would they dare to behave like that in Denethor's day? I think not. I'm afraid that Faramir has been too lenient so far. He will be able to serve his lord better if he get rid of those morons.
| Larner chapter 1 . 9/14/2005
Now HERE'S a pretty piece of intrigue. Do they have copies of other documents Forlong and the other lord signed to compare signatures? That's what I'd look for first, myself.
Have a suspicion this lord is going to be nowhere by the end of the story.
| QueenofFlarmphgal chapter 1 . 9/14/2005
YAY! NEW STORY! YAY!
WOW! THose council people are TOTAL CRACKHEADS! I'm sorry, but i have no choice but to set my wargs on them. They insulted Aragorn in about every way possble! GR!
But i did totally love the 'EVERYONE knows that fevers are caused by the influence of the moon!' Had me laughing for quite a while! YAY!
Great chapter! Update soon!
| PNT chapter 1 . 9/14/2005
Great first chapter! Bad Lords! Geez. Some people. Ungrateful.
_ Love it!
| Leif of Rohan chapter 1 . 9/14/2005
HI! GREAT FIRST CHAPTER! OMG THIS IS SO GOOD!
Um...Aragorns son should marry out of love not having an assigned marrage
Leif of ROhan