|Reviews for Finding a Jewel|
| MuggleCreator chapter 1 . 2/10
| StardustOwl chapter 1 . 2/4
This is truly amazing, definitely one of the best Faramir meets Gandalf stories I've read!
| IstariWho chapter 1 . 8/28/2013
Faramir must have had a rather lonely childhood, belittled by his father and separated from the extensive training of his brother.
| Lady Laurelin Ancalimon chapter 1 . 3/18/2013
Wow... that brought tears to my eyes! Great job!
| Nrink chapter 1 . 1/14/2013
This is such a beautiful piece! It makes me sad to see the young Faramir so lonely and neglected. He is very much in awe of his father and his readiness to apologise and eagerness to please is particularly moving - the sign of a child who needs affection and approval. I'm glad that Gandalf Is giving him the attention he's so clearly missing. I'm definitely happy to have found this little jewel of a story!
| EugeniaVictoria chapter 1 . 1/27/2012
this was beautiful :) I love how caring Gandalf is toward everyone he deems worthy of his trust, no matter how gruff he may seem. And your young Faramir is just plain sweet, a jewel indeed.
| raven22372 chapter 1 . 11/18/2011
Dearie me, and I almost had missed out on this gem! Not in my wildest dreams I would have expected to cause such a passionate echo! More: an empathetic and skillfully written echo that would be a shame to be missed. And I think I never told you how grateful I am you contacted me and told me about your wonderful creation. Belated but heartfelt thanks! :)
Reading your fic I must say I found myself in, well, maybe not a deja-vu but definitely a fantastic coincidence. When Gandalf goes "Dont call me my lord!" I had to check the intro Ive written back then because IT WAS EXACTLY THE WAY I FIGURED IT! And not only that. Your fic gave me the rare experience of walking through my own picture. Little Faramir being all shy and hesitating yet already revealing a certain dignity I can see in the grown-up version. I mean, he admonishes Gandalf – Gandalf! – because of the candles! His love for books and his remarks about librarians – I couldnt help thinking of the Discworld librarian here. :) The slightly playful and yet very Tolkien-like style reminding me of the scenes between Bilbo and Gandalf in The Hobbit – Great Elephants – haha! :D – that s priceless! And all the time I COULD HEAR THEIR VOICES. I heard them both speaking and it sounded as it was meant to be, as if that was exactly how it has been.
I still cant believe this has happened – and have I mentioned you are such a very talented writer with a great sense for undertones? Thinking that perhaps Id never known about it – bless me, it MUST have been the Valar who guided you. Thank you, thank you so much!
| Larry1710 chapter 1 . 9/18/2011
| illuminazione chapter 1 . 9/3/2011
Aww... I love little Faramir. Gandalf is right to spend more time with him.
Liked your story very much.
| Deandra chapter 1 . 8/13/2011
Lovely little tale of young Faramir, and his first meeting with the wizard. A nice supposition about how their friendship came to be.
| Desertfyre chapter 1 . 8/13/2011
Wonderful story! I could so have seen this happening! D
| Raksha The Demon chapter 1 . 8/6/2011
A lovely short story. I can just see little Faramir piping up about not starting a fire in the library; that would be typical of the character as I see him; a bit mouthy, especially when it comes to the preservation of archives/lore.
Minor quibble - Tolkien strongly implies that the adult Faramir has almost no memory of his mother; so I am not sure that she would have spent enough time with him to teach him several languages. But it's a small quibble; and of course you're right that Faramir would be something of a linguist even at a young age.
Nice Mithrandir/Faramir interaction!
| lindahoyland chapter 1 . 8/5/2011
This was just lovely! I greatly enjoyed it and feel honoured that you should dedicate it to me. THank you so much! I can just imagine little Faramir like this!
| ithilgalad75 chapter 1 . 8/5/2011
I loved this! Very cute moment between them! And it fits perfectly with Linda's "Tongues of men and angels", where Faramir knows many languages and has a knack for learning them swiftly. Thank you for the lovely story!
| Mornen chapter 1 . 8/5/2011
I was looking for a good story about Faramir as a child, and I have found it in this lovely work. Gandalf seems to be so himself, and Faramir is so sweet. I loved this story so much.
I was reading it out loud to my sister, and I had to clasp my hands together in joy when I read "Great elephants!", an exclamation of Gandalf's that I love, it is so incredibly funny.
Ah, I do not know what else to say, except to repeat again that I loved it and to thank you for writing it.