|Reviews for Land of Light and Shadows|
| mercat chapter 2 . 12/1/2001
Very nice. I particularly like your evocative descriptions, as well the very natural-sounding formal language used by the characters. It's hard to write Tolkien-esque dialogue, and too many writers come off as either stilted or inappropriately informal. You have the language down perfectly, and as a result everyone is in character and interacting believeably (and in a very interesting fashion!). My one suggestion would be that the very last section is unnecessary - we already know that the leaders of the tribes are unlikely to have invited our heroes to join them out of the goodness of their hearts. Overhearing their sinister plans this early in the game is overkill and, I think, weakens what is otherwise shaping up to be a superb story.
Btw, I hope you have not entirely abandoned your previous story? I very much enjoyed that one - one of the very few I've read that have made me laugh out loud! - and am eager to see it continued ... perhaps eventually we will see how Legolas and Gimli shift from sharp-tongued enmity to gently jousting friendship?
| Dark Eyes chapter 2 . 12/1/2001
Another amazing chapter! Woowhoo! Still amazing with the Legolas and Gimli characterisation. (Nb: reviewing isn't my forte)
| Mari chapter 2 . 12/1/2001
Thank goodness, a new chapter! I was going crazy waiting for it...and wow, this is really shaping up to be great! You have just the right balance of sadness and humor...and a hint at adventure down the road. I really must comment again on how well you write the Legolas/Gimli friendship...I don't think I've encountered many writers who can do it as well as you. PLEASE PLEASE write more quickly! I can't wait to see this story unfold!
| Nissa chapter 2 . 12/1/2001
Yeah! Another chapter! You have grasped the relationship between Gimli and Legolas very well! If the favorites lists were working this story would be on mine :-)
| Daylight chapter 1 . 11/29/2001
Wonderful! Wonderful! I especially love the playful interactions between Legolas and Gimli.
| Lady Iapetus Roving Wanderer chapter 1 . 11/28/2001
Very well done. Absotively loved the exchanges between Gimli and Legolas. Can't wait to read more!
| Robyn chapter 1 . 11/28/2001
I really, really like this! Not only does it have absolutely nothing to with the Ring, it also includes the prospect of going to Harad, a country which is rarely even mentioned in LoTR! And of course, I love the Legolas/Gimli banter. :) Continue quickly please!
| Marcelle1 chapter 1 . 11/27/2001
*bouncing* good story!
I really love all the tension between Legolas and Gimli. They keep me laughing so hard. o_o
| Dwimordene chapter 1 . 11/27/2001
Exquisite! I love the continuation of Gimli and Legolas' friendly rivalry, and I'm extremely excited by the prospect of Harad. Also, well done with Arwen. It's hard for me to work with her, and I think others find it difficult as well, but you've set her up as a strong figure without making her overbearing. She's her husband's match, and that's what matters most. I await impatiently chpater 2... and the continuation of "While the Ring Went South."
| Nissa chapter 1 . 11/27/2001
Fantastic! The banter between Gimli and Legolas is perfect. Please continue with this!
| Arwen chapter 1 . 11/27/2001
Good story! One problem though - it is much too short. What happens next? I love the interplay between Gimli and Legolas. ;)
| knightobi chapter 1 . 11/27/2001
Cool start ! I hope you continue soon. THis first chapter foreshadows great potential in plot. Love the interplay between Legolas and Gimli 80)
| Mari chapter 1 . 11/27/2001
This is a great start-so great it prompted me to put in a review which I've never done before. The writing is fresh, amusing, intriguing and true to the characters. I've always loved legolas/gimli friendship scenes-please PLEASE write more! I can't wait to see how this develops!
| Dark Eyes chapter 1 . 11/27/2001
As usual -amazing. I love the banter between Legolas and Gimli!