|Reviews for Playing God|
| Talia119 chapter 1 . 8/1/2013
That was a beautiful father and son scene. I love how you write the relationship between denethor and his sons. It is so not what you would expect which makes it all the better!
| InezSophia chapter 1 . 6/7/2013
Loved this story just as I have loved reading all your stories including the others that are not on this site anymore! I do miss them but I'm very grateful that I have had the opportunity to read them! I sincerely hope you are doing well and I'm still hopefull that someday you'll post something new (or old :-) )!
You are sorely missed! Once more I'd like to thank you for the joy you have given me reading your wonderful stories!
Regards and take care
| Voronwe chapter 1 . 11/21/2012
I reviewed this story under my old penname of Rhyselle when you posted it in 2010. And I'm ashamed that it took this long to come back and re-read it. But then, again, I've not been much on FFN since my muse has been silent for quite a while. I'm glad I found it again today.
In any case, I really wanted to say how impressed I still am with this story. I loved seeing Denethor as father as well as Steward. Of course, you got Boromir's reaction to his experiences in battle as Captain General just perfect. I frequently wonder, if he had survived the Ring War and could live at peace, if he would have ultimately suffered from PTSD, much as my friends and relations who have been involved in the current and recent conflicts are suffering now. It is one of the best of your writings that I've had the pleasure to enjoy.
I do hope that the last year or two have been good to you, and that you and your family are doing well. I do have to say that I miss being able to read your older stories, especially the ones in "The Royal Visitor" series (Young Estel's and Thranduil's relationship in them just totally captured my heart!), the other Twiglet tales, and your wonderful Sharpe's Rifles and LOTR crossovers, but I do understand that an author's priorities do change, and I will not badger you about sharing them here again. I have the memories of the stories, if not the actual words in them, and I will always be grateful to you for sharing what you have written over the years.
Your work was a large part of the inspiration for me to start writing LOTR fanfiction back in 2006. I can't thank you enough. God bless you and be well!
| Donslaught chapter 1 . 11/23/2011
I have to say, this is quite possibly the most beautiful story I've ever read on this site. I think it captures perfectly what both Boromir and Denethor would be like and tells of a major point in both of their lives. Thank you for writing this.
| firstar28 chapter 1 . 9/25/2011
This was interesting. I love fics about Boromir or Faramir. I've also heard good things about "Behind Closed Doors" and its sequels. Is there anywhere I can still read them?
| Zuzka chapter 1 . 6/19/2011
Hi, today - after maybe three or four years - I came back to and when I wanted to re-read some of your wonderful stories, I found out that they are gone! Is there any chance to find them anywhere? I loved them - especially "your" Faramir, he was great character. It would be kinda sad not to have chance to read them again...
| Nobodyknowsmenow chapter 1 . 5/24/2011
I'm sorry to get a hold of you this way, but I can't figure out the personal messaging anymore - I used to be steelelf or steelsheen, and was a faithful reader/reviewer of your stories.
Lately I've been wanting to reread some of your older work that you no longer have posted - is there any way to access it?
Thank you ever so much!
| Autumn Butterfly chapter 1 . 1/16/2011
I love reading your stories of the Hurin's before the time of the films. The films showed Denethor to be so cold and ruthless, even in the extended editions. Yet how could someone like that have raised such sons as Boromir and Faramir? That is why I love reading your work - because it's a constant reminder of the true nature of my favourite Middle-Earth family. Perhaps it's almost a good thing Boromir didn't see what his father became.
Anyway, thank you for this story, and I apologise for not reviewing your work more often (many have been on my favourites list for a while).
| sjgross chapter 1 . 9/12/2010
This was a really good story. I loved Boromir and Denethor's interaction. You include the little things, like the fact that taking off armor can be painful.
I was also wondering where some of your other stories like Fugitive are? Have you got them on a website?
| RiverSong DreamShadow chapter 1 . 7/22/2010
Oh! I come looking for your stories to re-read "The House of Telcontar" and prequels, and it's gone! What happened? I had enjoyed them so much; they were such wonderful stories... would it be possible for me to get a copy from you?
As for this story in particular, I loved it. I don't know how you do it, but you capture the essence of the characters so well!
As always, I look forward to more from you!
| trekde chapter 1 . 6/23/2010
Just wondering where are your stories gone...I was hoping to reread the horn of gonder and others but I can't find them anymore
| ardnaseel chapter 1 . 6/12/2010
Evendim - Where have you gone again? I agree with ElindielStargazer, your stories are always so interesting and well-written that I can't get enough! Not that I mind rereading the ones you've posted, but please come back to us and bring us more of your stories and talent!
| CeciliStargazer chapter 1 . 6/11/2010
I loved this piece of yours. Well written and interesting. I hope this causes no offense, but, uh...where did the rest of your stories disappear to? I did so enjoy reading them, and I hope to see them again. :(
| Caitriona3 chapter 1 . 6/7/2010
This was well written. A good look at what difficulties are faced by commanders.
Where did your stories go? I know you've done more than 10, and I was looking to re-read a few.
| adamaunt chapter 1 . 5/9/2010
Really like your writing. But what I'd really like to know is where all your other stories went? I was reading Twiglet and the Shooting Star and now I don't know if you even finished it. Would you mind at least letting me know what happened?