|Reviews for The Lady's War and the Gentleman's Engagement|
| funnygirl00 chapter 70 . 11/15/2011
Thank you very much for updating so soon. You made my day. This is a very good series and it is a pleasure to read it. I can't wait for the next one.
| Doll-Fin-Chick chapter 70 . 11/15/2011
Oh wow, I didn't see that coming. Interesting twist. -nods-
| funnygirl00 chapter 69 . 11/5/2011
Update soon. I'm anxious for when Guthwyn tells Legolas. (I atayed up to 1:00 to read all four.)
| ChatterChick chapter 69 . 11/3/2011
I've managed to read all 4 parts in just under two weeks :D It's absolutely amazing and I'm sad that I have to wait for the next part!
This is a heavily character-driven plot because and you have done an excellent job rounding out the cast with canon characters and OCs. Each one of them feels real and have interesting backstories while seeming to fit within the universe. I’m kinda curious how you came up with some of the names, and what their meanings are. Your strong suit is definitely creating characters and keeping true to the personality you have given them. I love how each of them have a backstory and motives that drive the plot forward. None of them act without a reason.
My one problem is that Guthywn toes the line of being a Mary Sue a lot. I know you are working on giving her faults and fears and I’m willing to overlook it most of the time because you are a talented writer and the plot is amazing. But the problem is that everyone loves Guthywn, and people who do not, are made out to be horrible villains. It would be nice to see people who don’t like her, but keep their mouths shut. Or people who are very indifferent.
Cobryn is hands down my favourite OC in this story! I keep being torn between wanting Guthywn and Cobryn to get married, or just staying friends. I really, really, really want him to have a happy ending! I just don’t know how you’d give him one. There have been so many times that Cobryn wins - epecially when he's up against Lothiriel. Sometimes I wonder if she wouldn't have been so lonely in Edoras if Cobryn and her became friends. They're both outsiders and are both very intelligent. I'm under the impression that it is too late for a friendship between them, even if Guthywn and her put aside their differences.
You have the ability to make me both hate good guys and feel for the villains at times. Every time you write in Lothiriel’s point of view – and sometimes even in others – I feel sorry for her.
Hammel’s story is probably the one that is keeping me the most curious at the moment. I’ll be interested to see how and when that one is resolved. He’s almost at the age where he should be expected to leave and start his own life. The more the children grow up, the most stunted in growth the reader realizes Guthywn is. Despite the fact that she has aged over the story, sometimes I feel that she still believes she is a teenager and the children are still quite small. She comes across as a rebellious teenager at times, wanting to ‘play with the boys’ despite knowing it’s frowned upon and while I’m all for gender equality, it doesn’t go so well given the nature of middle earth.
Anyway, I really enjoyed reading this series and will continue to read it! I have no idea how long you intend to make it, but I’m really curious how it ends.
| whensovngardebeckons chapter 69 . 11/2/2011
First off, I must admit Raniean's small outburst amused me. XD Why, I haven't any idea, but it did. Secondly, I wish I could reach into Middle Earth smack him! He's so mean. _ I hope he falls in love with a mortal. XD Swallow his own words, he would.
Poor Guthwyn. When will she realize she isn't helping Haiweth and Hammel? D:
Update soon, please! :D
| Katara97 chapter 69 . 10/31/2011
She frustrates me so much sometimes, and I sure her family and friends are far beyond where I am. I realize that she suffered a great trauma for many, many years, but there has to be a point when she realizes that she's doing more harm to her children than she is helping them. *shakes head* I hope that point will arrive in the near future, for I'm afraid that she'll do horrible damage to her relationships without it.
Anyway, great chapter. I'm very glad you updated! :D
| Andi-Scribbles chapter 69 . 10/30/2011
| Doll-Fin-Chick chapter 69 . 10/29/2011
:( Poor Guthwyn.
And Leggy is in for a world of trouble from his Dad when he finds out. Does he even know what he feels for Guthwyn?
| Leggi chapter 69 . 10/29/2011
Thanks for updating...in general I love your story, your writing etc. but I was hoping for either not so long breaks between updates or a faster development of Guthwyn's story because I can't bear the suspense. I'm still hoping that there will not be any romance between Guthwyn and Legolas because don't think it would be credible for Gythwyn being with someone who looks like her rapist (and I generally don't like Human-Elf-Fanfiction), but I'm waiting for Legolas to find out what happened to Guthwyn, I think it would be good for her in the long run and I can't believe Legolas wasn't able to figure it out already...
I hope my review didn't discourage you, but I have been following your stories for years (you see I like it that much) and therefore I have some hopes about the developement and a little critique now and then (I confess I don't review regularly). In the last chapters I really liked how the Amrothos problem was solved and I'd like people to find out about Guthwyn, because I'd like for them to understand her (Legolas) or realise that they may have wronged her.
so, please update soon
| Beesy chapter 69 . 10/29/2011
Ohh poor Gúthwyn.. :/ Great chapter hun! Please update again soon. :)
| Fineas chapter 69 . 10/29/2011
Can we have some character development here? She has been doing the same stuff for the past 69 chapters, which is basically being scared of men and misunderstanding every person she comes across. She needs to occupy herself with something else, I mean, it's been like ten years!
| Kiiimberly chapter 69 . 10/28/2011
Thanks for updating anolinde :) This chapter worries me. I'm scared Guthwyn's relationship with Legolas will end before it truly begins. And I'm scared that her relationship with the children will continue to worsen.
| neFaerieous chapter 68 . 10/12/2011
I haven't reviewed in awhile because others have nailed my exact thoughts...but yay, keep up the amazing work, loving every sentence and emotion and interaction. You're showing Gúthwyn gaining some long time coming confidence that I can't wait to see in action.
Still, she shoulda married Cobryn all those years ago...just sayin'.
| Doll-Fin-Chick chapter 68 . 9/30/2011
I didn't even notice XD Well what I reviewed still holds
| My Silver Angel Wings chapter 68 . 9/30/2011
uh-huh, oh yeah, it's your update, it's your update! OMG! Legolas is so awesome and sweet. EEEEEEEEE! And finally, no more bothersome Amrothos! Please get the next one up soon!