|Reviews for The Lady's War and the Gentleman's Engagement|
| S.Knightley chapter 74 . 6/19/2012
So happy that this story is continuing! Thank you :)
| Adrea019 chapter 74 . 6/18/2012
I simply love Lothiriel in your story, what a complex, intriguing character! And I was quite surprised how narrow-minded some of these comments were towards her. A blind man can see that she wasn't doing what she was doing because she had too much free time on her hands. I wonder how you'd feel if your only son loved his aunt more than you and your husband talked to you about his sister before making love. Admittedly, Lothiriel went at great lengths with her jealousy - being frosty was enough to express her displeasure, talking things out would have been even better. But I do sympathize with her and can see things from her point of view.
As much as I love him, Eomer is at blame too, partly at least. He did things that you simply can not do to your wife. Unconsciously, of course, but you can't spend your rare free time sparring with your sister, abandoning your wife and talking to her about his sibling in marriage bed. What did he expect? Them becoming best friends?
Again, Lothiriel should have never done all those things, but I can see why she did them and she certainly got what was coming for her, quite cruely at that. She lives in foreign land where she can't communicate, has no friends, terrible past, her husband hates her, her father seems to have lost all hope in her, it doesn't feel like she has close relationship with neither one of her three brothers and everytime her son opens his mouth he breaks her heart.
I really hope these two make up, that is if Lothiriel doesn't hang herself beforehand. She really has nothing left to live for.
Moving on. Guthwyn is a quite likeable character, maybe a little on the idealistic side ( being better at sword wielding than the legendary warriors, making every prince possible fall for her, etc. ), but there is something about her that makes a reader want to see her have a happily ever after.
I have to partly agree with some other readers who say that your story might be a little stretched out, though. I fully understand that you want to take your time and make characters and their improvements more realistic and applaud you for that, but there were a couple of times while reading a 'Guthwyn anorexia' paragraph when I had to double check the chapter title in case I'm rereading the previous one. They seem to duplicate after awhile. Maybe it would have been better if instead of a long and deliberate description of Guthwyn not eating anything, Eomer observing her not eating anything, Eomer asking why doesn't she eat anything, her answering she wasn't hungry, them having an argument and then reconciling if you shortened it to one simple sentence like: "While listening to Prince Imrahil, Eomer glanced at his sister and frowned upon seeing her untouched plate before being drawn back into conversation." I think we would have all got the point. By no means am I trying to force my opinion on you, please do what you think is best, so far you've kicked ass at it. Frankly, before I didn't really care about these repeated scenes - I had a 100 chapters left to read to see the plot evolving - but now that my cat days are over and I'll have to actually wait for the next chapter, I'd probably be a bit frustrated if half of it would be about Guthwyn's and food's relationship.
Another thing is, I really admire your characters - most of them are quite interesting. Except for Lady Miriel, none are transparent, so to speak. It is easy to creat an absolute villain and a total good guy, it is harder to make a *kind of* villain and a *sort of* good guy. You did it and you did it well.
And I love when you write in other's point of view, especially Elfwine's. Child psychology is so difficult ( who the hell knows what they are thinking? ) and it is fascinating to read a story from a toddler's angle. You should definitely practice that more.
Shew, after breaking any review length record, I think I said everything I wanted to say. If you read up to this line, you are crazy. You should have stopped halfways, rolled your eyes, shook your head and gone back to writing the next chapter. Cause quite honestly, I am anxious and I hate waiting.
| My Silver Angel Wings chapter 74 . 6/17/2012
I'm pretty sure I'm in love with you... But please don't let Guthwyn marry Cobryn. It just can't happen...
| faramiriel chapter 74 . 6/16/2012
ahhhh i just now had time to read the two new chapters. So happy this is back and as good as ever. I have to say I really hope she winds up with Cobryn, they are so perfect for each other. I could see them falling in love even eventually. Maybe after they married.
| Katara97 chapter 74 . 6/16/2012
Guthwyn did exceptionally well with Thranduil. I hope that Raniean can at least vocalize his source of hatred soon. I gets rather tiring watching him be angry...
This was another great chapter, and I hope you are able to update again soon!
| Kiiimberly chapter 74 . 6/16/2012
Thanks for updating anolinde! Nice cover :) The meeting with the king went better than I expected. Guthwyn stuttered a lot though. Looking forward to the next chapter!
| funnygirl00 chapter 74 . 6/15/2012
You know, I was just thinking this morning, when this story going to get updated again? So I read a chapter, checked it in the evening and YAH! It's been updated and left to keep us wondering. I have no clue why he'd be angry at her. I shall have to read back several chapters to see if the clue is within one of them. Update soon!
| NotAfraidToLive chapter 74 . 6/15/2012
Thank you do much for the update! I kept checking my mail waiting for this chapter :) and as usual it was amazing. I can't wait for te next chapter!
| Livia09 chapter 74 . 6/15/2012
Poor Gúthwyn for being at the receiving end of 20 questions with king Thranduil. I'm so happy that you update regularly again! Thank you very much. Love Livia
| Glory Bee chapter 74 . 6/15/2012
I am so engrossed in this story, I hope you will update again soon.
| ZabuzasGirl chapter 74 . 6/15/2012
Finally the king has been introduced! Things seem to be getting even more interesting with each chapter! Big 10.
Keep it up, this is really good stuff.
10, nice job.
| Doll-Fin-Chick chapter 74 . 6/15/2012
I see interesting things ahead Wonder what else this dinner will show? XD I like Thranduil :)
| ZapZapYotsuba chapter 74 . 6/15/2012
Oh my gosh! The elves are finally here! Fantastic update! I'm completely on edge, what's going to happen? Oh, and Legolas is so cute - I'm glad that guthy is more comfortable around him :)
| madina chapter 74 . 6/15/2012
ahhh! another delightful chapter! thank you for not abandoning this truly wonderful story
| madina chapter 73 . 6/7/2012
oh god oh god oh god! i am so excited! i was starting to fear that the story was abandoned! which would just break my heart since this is one of my favourite works of fiction ever. seriously, thank you for not giving up.