|Reviews for Behold the King|
| Darkover chapter 2 . 10/19/2010
I enjoyed reading this story. I liked that you devoted one chapter to Aragorn's POV, and the next to Faramir's. I agree that Aragorn has more or less been reborn as King Elessar. I enjoyed the second chapter even more, because of Faramir's genuine humility. He did not feel supplanted, shortchanged, or overruled, as his father and probably his brother would have, but was genuinely grateful to the new King and considered Elessar as the best ruler for Gondor. Well done! Sincerely, Darkover
| Virtuella chapter 1 . 10/17/2008
Still making my way through some of your older stories, as you see.
This one is short, but poignant, capturing well the ambivalence of the moment.
| Raksha The Demon chapter 2 . 6/1/2007
Nice work on Faramir's POV of these pivotal days in Gondor's history - it must have been an exciting time for the land and its Steward.
And Congratulations on archiving your 20th story at this site.
| Larner chapter 2 . 5/30/2007
Oh, how well I can see these thoughts in Faramir's mind. The Steward has found the proper king to partner, and recognizes the rightness of his coming.
| Stoneage Woman chapter 2 . 5/29/2007
Nice. I liked the way you chose to do Faramir's POV of Aragorn's crowning instead of the other way around. Well done.
| JuliaAurelia chapter 2 . 5/29/2007
Aw, Fara is so sweet in this one, so enthusiastic about what Aragorn's reign will bring. You just want to hug him.
| nautika chapter 2 . 5/29/2007
This one gave me goose bumps! "I can only offer him the crown. He gave me life anew."
| Calenlass Greenleaf1 chapter 2 . 5/29/2007
Wonderful drabble. :)
| Deandra chapter 2 . 5/29/2007
Very nice! You get a real sense of Faramir's excitement and hope, over life in general, as well as his gratitude.
| JuliaAurelia chapter 1 . 5/3/2007
Very good ficlet. I think you have gotten inside Aragorn's head very well at this very important moment in his life. And Aragorn, don't worry-your Arwen is on the way!
| WindStar chapter 1 . 5/2/2007
| Raksha The Demon chapter 1 . 5/1/2007
It must have been a tremendous relief to Aragorn to lay aside all masks and let his true self come forth to wear the crown. This was the day to which all his days had led, and the sense of culmination is powerfully conveyed here.
Appropriately timed, and well-written.
| Stoneage Woman chapter 1 . 5/1/2007
It was well-written, and probably very close to what Aragorn was think when he was being crowned. Only, I wish somehow that there'd been more of Faramir in it. Just force of a habit from reading your stories, I guess. Please update A Time to Reap soon!
| Deandra chapter 1 . 5/1/2007
Excellent! And some interesting thoughts for Aragorn, though quite appropriate. As I don't focus that much on his character in my writing, I've never considered much what his thoughts and feelings would have been on this auspicious occasion - to be the first king in many, many years. Yet he would have that humility to realize that, were it not for others, he might not be standing there at all.
There were a couple of places where your punctuation seemed a bit odd. You may or may not agree, but this is what struck me as reading a little odd:
crown, I am taking his place, yet he offers it willingly; his eyes filled (I would think it should be a semicolon after "crown" and then a comma after "willingly")
or worst enslaved by him. (I would think there should be a comma after "worst" - and it may be "worse" rather than "worst", but I'm not sure about that)
My dreams, though will only be fulfilled (probably should be a comma after "though")
I really enjoy your writings. I must make time to go back and read "A Time to Reap" and catch up so I will be ready for updates on that.
| Pein Rikudou chapter 1 . 5/1/2007
Very lovely little ficklet. I liked it a lot!