Reviews for The Lady's War and the Gentleman's Engagement
Brynhilda chapter 94 . 7/22/2014
This chapter was full of nice surprises :-)
It is a good thing that Legolas is an Elf, immortality doesn't seem too much to endure the huge amount of time needed by Guthwyn to figure out her feelings and desires. Go Leggy ! ;-)
I have waited longer than usual to review, because I was contemplating one thing thats would complete your story in a very nice way.
It would be wonderful if it was illustrated, just like the big whole LOTR book.
Maybe Alan Lee isn't available at this time (lol).
Is somebody up to this challenge then ?
ZapZapYotsuba chapter 94 . 7/15/2014
This chapter has made me so unbelievably happy and also unbelievably nervous xD I sense something awful is about to happen...I don't know why, but Guthwyn does seems to be a magnet for such unfortunate events :( But gosh, that ending, just put the biggest smile on my face xD I am so happy for her! Legolas showing up out of the blue?! And he just visited Edoras...maybe to ask a certain brother for certain permission?...oooh my goooosh, lol jumping the gun here xD But something crazy is about to happen! Great update and I eagerly look forward to the next chapter 3
Larien Larry Arnatuile chapter 94 . 7/13/2014
Elizabeth Bennet: No, you may only call me "Mrs. Darcy" when you are completely, perfectly and incandescently happy.

Perfect chapter, I love it. In all of my previous reviews I have dragged out my happiness about the way you wrote it, but I have written and repeated so many things that I have nothing left to say. For my all thoughts on how much I enjoy reading your works, see previous reviews.

Thank you so much for updating!
Larien Larry Arnatuile
Kiiimberly chapter 94 . 7/6/2014
Thanks for the lovely update anolinde. It's really sad how poor Guthwyn's relationships are with her children since she's been keeping her past a secret. I'm surprised that Hammel doesn't have any suspicions. Looking forward to the next update.
Elfwine chapter 94 . 7/6/2014
It's nice to see Guthwyn's relationship with Legolas progressing like it is. You have done so well with its pacing up to this point, I don't think it is being rushed or slowed. The ending of this chapter was a nice touch, and a reason to hope for Guthwyn's happiness to improve further. The stories Legolas has been telling her seem to helping with more than just Elfwine's relationship with his mother. I think I started reading this series in 2012, and your skill as a writer has grown since. I adore this entire series, and the progress between Guthwyn and Legolas is reminding me that all stories have to have some kind of ending. I will be so sad when that happens.
gginsc chapter 94 . 7/6/2014
Well! I wonder how long it will take for her to admit her feelings. Lovely chapter.
Glory Bee chapter 94 . 7/6/2014
I do love the ending of P & P 2005 where Elizabeth talks about being incandescently happy, even though that section is not in the book. :)

I must confess I was a bit alarmed by Guthwyn's erotic daydream but happy by her reaction to Legolas' surprise appearance. Perhaps it was a way of her letting go her old love and being ready to open up to Legolas who has been incredibly patient.
neFaerieous chapter 94 . 7/6/2014
AAAahhhh! Cliffhanger, cliffhanger! Hmmm, reference to the other story...the argument maybe?
funnygirl00 chapter 94 . 7/6/2014
Very, very promising. Guthwyn and Legolas are slowly, becoming aware that maybe there is something there. And I'm ashamed to admit, I can't see the Pride and Prejudice reference. But that might be because I just watched BBC's take on it and it was over 3 hours, so if there was a line from the 2006 in there, I cannot remember it.
Midknight911 chapter 94 . 7/6/2014
Awww I think Legolas should have said "you"... or maybe not considering she did not yet have the moment in the tub with Borogor. The children also need to be felt with. I think Haiweth is leaving soon and then Hammel will follow; Gúthwyn will have a talk with him then and hopefully bring out the good in him that I miss so much. I am glad I get to see so much of Legolas now that Gúthwyn has separated him from Haldor, though now I am curious as to his thoughts around Gúthwyn. As always wonderful chapter and I can hardly wait for the three weeks to go by till your next one .
Larien Larry Arnatuile chapter 18 . 6/27/2014
Short review, slight mistake: you accidentally called Wifwen Wulfrid... it said "Wulfrid took a step towards her husband"...

Rereading for like the 5th time, still good.

Larien Larry Arnatuile
world-classgeek chapter 93 . 6/25/2014
Poor poor Hammel. He needs to have an outburst at Legolas or Cobryn or someone so that we get an idea about what he is thinking... He knows what happened in Mordor, and its not doing him any good to keep it all bottled up inside. Its going to deal some severe psychological damage to the poor kid...
I'd also like to know more of what Haiweth is thinking. Especially about Mordor, Haldor, and Legolas.
As always, you have done a remarkable job, and I apologize for not catching up more frequently. Keep up the awesome!
Doll-Fin-Chick chapter 93 . 6/19/2014
ha! Haiweth is not as empty-headed as we thought! I wonder if she can come to like Legolas...seems like there's more hope for her than Hammel. Like she said, they're not very lucky. Obviously Cobryn suspects, and is witholding judgement for now. I wonder how he'd react if it was more serious. Legolas should be more careful, people are on to him!

As always, lovely to see an update from you! :)

Kiiimberly chapter 93 . 6/17/2014
Thank you for updating anolinde! It's great that Guthwyn was finally able to have that conversation. I didn't realize she has known Legolas for ten years. How old is she now? Looking forward to the next chapter.
Larien Larry Arnatuile chapter 93 . 6/15/2014
"Haiweth swallowed; for an instant, she looked on the verge of tears. Cobryn pitied her- as wonderful a caretaker as Guthwyn in other ways was, she had done both of the children a disservice by refusing to address her fears and, consequently, theirs. He opened his mouth to try to rectify the damage, but before he could say anything Haiweth rose to her feet."

This paragraph here sums up everything I was thinking about this chapter. I love so much that you are writing everything out in such a lovely-paced fashion because it makes this fanfiction seem all the more realistic. Hammel and Haiweth are acting like spoilt brats, yes, but how on earth would they know any better about Legolas when they didn't want to go near him and nobody has done a thing to allay their fears. Also, you make people's faults so human. Elfwine with his selfishness, Guthwyn with her blindness to a lot of things around her, Hammel's anger- nobody in this story could ever be referred to as a Mary-Sue or Gary-Stew (which, if you ask me, are rather ugly terms).

Do you know anyone who is a survivor at all? Because this story (even though all cases are different) seems to be exactly the right thing. Nobody just bounces back after an experience like that and some people takes longer to recover. Some people have issues and problems for the rest of their lives. I once read a story about the same topic as this one. Girl fell in love with Legolas and *boom* back to normal. No nightmares, no tears. A day after the incident she is just back to normal. No- your story is good.

And by 'good' I do not mean that cases such as Guthwyn's are perfect writing topics because they aren't. It is difficult to depict a situation in which one isn't normally placed into. It is so hard to write about something traumatising and few people can do it well. Although the words "good" and "well" don't exactly fit into the topic... but they fit into the style of your writing.

I apologise if I am a little incoherent in my writing, I am still ill and I *still* want to shout to the world how great a writer you are.

About characters now: Legolas. I was a bit disappointed about how little Legolas there is in this chapter but you made up for it with a Haiweth POV. Of course, I am completely in love with your Legolas and I cannot ever get enough of him.

I love just how good he is with Guthwyn and Haiweth. He refrained from talking to Haiweth earlier (which I assume is because he saw her face... she wasn't exactly happy) and he knows exactly how to act accordingly around Guthwyn. He is so kind to both of the girls and you have written him in as the ultimate "good guy".

A while back when Guthwyn was ill and still living in Rohan Legolas was there. He heard her mumble "Borogor" and he thought he had heard the name from somewhere. Did he have a faint memory of Amon Hen or did he hear about Borogor being kidnapped with his brother to Mordor? Also, I know he is so polite but isn't he the *slightest* bit curious about Haldor? Guthwyn was terrified of him for ages and he barely showed any curiosity.

Hammel. Okay, I could rant about him 'til the sun goes down. I understand about the whole Haldor thing but to be honest he is such a prick right now, and I do apologise for the uncouth language. He is a perceptive young man. He should have figured out by now just what Haldor was threatening Guthwyn with, or even asked her. Instead, he just treats her like she is worthless. He is unnecessarily cruel to her and it sounds like he delights in seeing her like that. Kind of worrying...

I am still loving and enjoying your story as are all of my friends, so keep up the good work!

Larien Larry Arnatuile
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