|Reviews for The Price of Sacrifice|
| kyoiku kanji chapter 1 . 3/18/2013
Oh... this is breathtaking and very touching. It rings oh so true on so many levels. Bravo!
| Deandra chapter 1 . 7/17/2011
Very nice, and moving. But I think I agree with Darkover about Beregond's wife. I did come away feeling she was a bit of an unsupportive shrew in this. Likely in the midst of his actions there was no time to think of anything other than the immediate need to act if Faramir was to be saved. Perhaps if her distress was more focused on worry about Beregond's fate when he is judged, and the fate of the family without him, rather than on her seeming to decry his actions, it would make her a more sympathetic figure here.
| LuminiaAravis chapter 1 . 7/16/2011
That was a very touching and beautiful story. I think you did an excellet job portraying Beregond and his feelings accurately.
| acacia59601 chapter 1 . 7/15/2011
Excellent little story!
| Certh chapter 1 . 7/15/2011
| Darkover chapter 1 . 7/14/2011
Dear Linda: You did a nice job of writing this story from Beregond's POV. I admit that I did not care much for Beregond's wife. While her being upset at the severity and likelihood of his punishment for his deeds, as well as how they would affect the family, is quite understandable, berating him after the fact is pointless and would only make him feel worse. Moreover, does she not understand that Faramir was going to be burned alive, and Beregond was the only person in a position to stop it? Regardless of the results, it was the only thing to do under the circumstances, because it was the *right* thing to do. If his wife had been in Faramir's situation, would she still think Beregond, or any other member of the Tower Guard on duty, should have let *her* be burned alive, if they had been in a position to stop it? The right thing to do is the right thing to do, regardless of whether a man has a family or not. Maybe if I had children, I would feel more sympathy for her distinctly unsupportive attitude, but I really don't think so. A man in Beregond's position, who could have stopped such a terrible thing from happening, and then chose *not* to, either because he feared the consequences for himself or for his family, would morally be guilty of cowardice, IMHO. (Although he would deserve more sympathy if he refrained from doing it because he was concerned about his family.) Again, it is easy for me to say that, because I have not been in such a position. But I still think his wife should have tried to understand. Even if she and her children had been shamed, they would still be alive; Faramir would have died horribly if Beregond had not intervened. Sorry, I didn't mean to turn this into such an ethical debate. Your story is well-written, as always. You did a good job writing Beregond's POV, and I especially liked the candle-lighting memorial ceremony at the end. Thanks for writing and posting this. Sincerely, Darkover
| JuliaAurelia chapter 1 . 7/14/2011
Nice to see this posted here!