|Reviews for Pale Faced Tark|
| forTheLoveOfHades chapter 2 . 1/17/2013
| Cretha Loesing chapter 2 . 11/10/2012
not all of the southerners are evil!
| Equilly chapter 2 . 6/21/2011
I love that you explored the "evil" lands beyond Rohan and Gondor; I think that too often they're dismissed as just being bad, so I really liked seeing that their people could be so kind! Of course the old man was a wonderful character, and it was interesting to see Aragorn as a younger man.
| Eiladwyn chapter 2 . 5/22/2011
Thank you for writing this. You nearly brought me to tears at the point where the old man returns Aragorn's ring; well done :)
| quaff chapter 2 . 12/22/2010
Excellent story. Thanks for writing it.
| Star Tae chapter 2 . 11/7/2010
I know it's been a year since you wrote it, but nice. Very nice.
| Larner chapter 1 . 10/1/2010
A worthy man, the basketmaker. That this pale faced tark is the one who led the attack that killed his son is not known to him, although I have a feeling that he realizes it subliminally. But mercy is in his nature, and we must rejoice for that. Well done.
| Rae Simmons chapter 2 . 8/9/2010
The little addition of the appendix made a spectacular difference; it gave the story so much more life, and meaning where it could've been over looked in the original piece.
| LisaG16 chapter 2 . 6/16/2010
Interesting story...Aragorn learns yet another lesson not to prejudge everyone of a certain race, it will help when he becomes king. Also, he learns what is truly important...his life, not a ring, no matter how sentimental it's value.
| lindahoyland chapter 2 . 1/27/2010
I found this an outstanding story at Teitho and am pleased you have added to it here. It is not comfortable reading, but very,very good and has haunted me since I read it. You made me feel Aragorn's pain.
| Alex chapter 2 . 11/13/2009
That was absolutely lovely. Thank you.
| Lirulin-yirth-k'aio chapter 2 . 10/31/2009
All is well that ends well, right? And you really should have published this piece not just because it tells how he survived, but because of the last sentences... I am grateful for them. Grateful like he was for shelter and water.
| Eavis chapter 2 . 10/27/2009
This is absolutely incredible. The word that comes to mind is Power. Raw power.
Bado go Erü,
| Emily chapter 2 . 10/23/2009
That was a brilliant story. Thank you so much! I loved it. Yes, the ending of Chapter One left me knowing that Aragorn would survive, but I didn't know HOW, which is an extremely relevant question when Aragorn is tied up in the middle of the desert without water, food, or friendship.
| Mirach chapter 2 . 10/22/2009
Finally I can review this! I had no time until yesterday, and then, when I had it already written, FFN said "error, sorry..." and deleted it... But I'm stubborn, too! :D What I wanted to say is that I'm glad that you have written this appendix. Now the story feels complete, and you have dispersed my worries (almost...)
I like the paragraph where he comares the gentle northern Sun to this God of Death. Actually I like this symbolic in the whole story. And while experiencing such cruelty, he finds himself a war criminal! He regrets the deaths of innocents that he couldn't prevent... after a day of torment! That is just so Aragorn-like...
Then you are breaking my heart with "Did they not understand that he needed water?" Did they not understand? They did... but didn't care, because he is a tark... I really don't like that man in the russet robes! How can he be so cruel do deny him access to the well now? The next paragraphs are so painful!
And as I said before, you really shocked me with the idea of Aragorn having to give up the ring of Barahir! Tolkien often underlined the meaning and tradition of such heirlooms in the history of Middle-earth, that it almost feels wrong to part with it. But that is what led to the fall of Doriath... Aragorn is wiser, and knows that however great its price, it can never have the price of life. That was a very deep message of the story, and maybe the most important.
And the end... he turned South! Not North, South! What a small change, and how it changes the meaning! The God of Death didn't break him, and despite what they have done to him, he has still something to learn about these people, he wants to learn about them... Maybe it was the old man that influenced this decision at the crossroads. By the change of this one word, you created another message of the story. Awesome!