|Reviews for A Father's Duty|
| Little Chicago chapter 1 . 7/20/2013
| SubRosa7 chapter 1 . 6/28/2013
Linda, I really like this one! The sentiment is particularly lovely and the flashbacks are woven in perfectly. I particularly like the lines about Denethor's loss being Aragorn's gain. Thank you for writing this one and sharing it.
| Ms. Authoress chapter 1 . 5/11/2012
Oh, what a lovely story indeed! I do love your style and how well you write out the characters. You do an excellent job!
| Glory Bee chapter 1 . 10/9/2011
Linda I do love your Aragorn and Faramir stories, especially the ones with little angst. I love the closeness of their friendship, meaning so much for the both of them due to their pasts. You are a wonderful writer and I am so glad I found your work my friend, thanks for sharing the fruits of your labors with me. :)
| Mirach chapter 1 . 10/6/2011
I really liked reading this story in teitho! I wrote a review then, to post it later when you post the story, but I forgot to do it until now... I loved how you showed the relationship of father and son in so many levels: Aragorn and Elrond, Aragorn and Ecthelion, Denethor and Ecthelion, Boromir and Faramir and Denethor, Eldarion and Aragorn… Every relationship is unique, but they are all interwoven in your story.
| Darkover chapter 1 . 8/28/2011
Dear Linda: I read this first at the Teitho site, and it was a pleasure to read it again here. You have done an excellent job in portraying the multiple father and son relationships in this story. Elessar's concern for Eldarion, both as his child and as his heir, was written with moving intensity. The sentence, "The King had not idly been named Wingfoot," was a nice allusion to Tolkien's writing. I very much enjoyed the passages that flashed back to the King's experiences as Thorongil, as well as his famous effort at saving Faramir and healing the younger man of his illness. The dialogue between Faramir and Aragorn/Elessar was particularly enjoyable to read. I love the way you portray their friendship, especially when you invoke the father-son aspects of it, as you have done so successfully and appropriately in this tale. Sometimes h/c takes the form of words and emotion as well as deeds, and personally, I cannot read the line, "You have become the son of my heart," or any of its variations, often enough. The final lines of the story were very good, too, as Aragorn/Elessar is reminded, and so is the reader, that as King he is to some extent the father of all his people. No wonder this story took First Place at Teitho! Thank you for writing and posting it. Sincerely, Darkover
| Deandra chapter 1 . 8/27/2011
Very nice tale of father's past and present.
One thing: I envied your father for having a son and he envied me for my bond with your father. (As this is Aragorn speaking to Faramir, I would think the final "father" should be "grandfather"?)
| silverswath chapter 1 . 8/27/2011
Thank you! This was sweet and nicely completed a circle.
| acacia59601 chapter 1 . 8/26/2011
Ah, beautiful story! Very well done!
| JuliaAurelia chapter 1 . 8/26/2011
Love this! Thanks for posting it here!
| The Pearl Maiden chapter 1 . 8/26/2011
Beautiful, sweet story! :)