Reviews for Saruman of many Devices
geistklempner chapter 13 . 8/31/2019
Please, please continue this. You will be happy to know that it inspired Left Beyond Quest.
Guest chapter 6 . 5/20/2019
Speaking of taking on Mordor...He will need to vastly improve his artillery to get through the black gate. That things seems to be in the movies at least a massive multi-foot thick monstrosity made of steel. And its probably enchanted given how important that thing's location is.
Guest chapter 4 . 5/20/2019
on Minas Tirith.

The city walls are held canonically to be effectively indestructible, with only the gates being in any vulnerable to any weapon the army of morder possessed.

I can't find good information if the battering ram Grond was simple a tree trunk encased in steel or was ENTIRELY black steel: different sources go with different interpretation here.

But if it were the latter...grond would have weighed anything from 10,000-15,000 tons based on how it is in the movies...yeah, Minas Tirith being trouble for artillery that Saruman could make is right.

As in, its going to be a while before any artillery piece Sarumen makes could threaten a numenorean fortification on the grade.

Some of Tolkein's old notes actually imply the Numenoreans had access to steam power in addition to their magical capabilities, and describing them of having "siege engines making sounds of thunder" with ranges in multiple leagues.

All in all, I liked this chapter. Don't have much else to say about it. I am glad you tried to portray as not a total pushover. Those horses even in book canon are far beyond what should be biologically possible, while in the films, you can clearly see orcs in full steel armor bouncing off the things without the horses even noticing, much less slowing down. The strength of the Rohirrim truly are their totally absurd horses.
Guest chapter 2 . 5/20/2019
to answer you question about Enedwaith:

Enedwaith was said not to belong to either Arnor or Gondor, sharing an interest in that region. The hold was nominal as it wasn't settled by them, due to the hostility of the Gwathuirim. The only settlement was a fortified town and haven at Tharbad, a garrison populated by soldiers, mariners and engineers.[1][4]
Following the Great Plague in T.A. 1636 the region fell quickly into decay; and back into wild fenlands[5] however, Gondor's authority permanently lapsed throughout the region. At some point the Isen marked the western bounds of Gondor but it was of little concern other than the patrolling and upkeep of the great Royal Road.[6]
Tharbad, originally one of two ancient cities on the Gwathló, and the only one to survive beyond the early Third Age, was finally abandoned following devastating floods in T.A. 2912, and thereafter, only two groups survived in Enedwaith: the Dunlendings in the far east, and a "fairly numerous but barbarous fisher-folk" wandering the coast.

1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", "Notes", #76
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", "The Atani and their Languages"
4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Appendix D: The Port of Lond Daer"
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen"
Daniel Helen, "Tolkien’s annotated map of Middle-earth transcribed" dated 10 November 2015, The Tolkien Society (accessed 5 August 2018)
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", "Notes", #66

So yeah, it IS populated...just not by any sort of real civilization And yeah, the its true the Horse Lords have a chequered history. I'd say they are not as bad in the present as in the past, but that is relative I suppose.

All, in all, decent chapter. and combines to fictional universes I love.
Guest chapter 1 . 5/20/2019
Dang, this is a crossover I looked at years ago and didn't remember until now.

Well...might as well look over it again.

I do think this chapter while good, is a little unflattering to Gandalf, who is literally the wisest of all Maiar. If he were more in character Gandalf would see that Sarumen clearly still had good intentions, and would probably pick up on him not having regressed as far as he had in canon. That is sort of person Gandalf is.
bauers374 chapter 2 . 3/25/2019
I like this story
Kabob003 chapter 1 . 11/29/2018
Are you ever going to continue this? It was so good.
Whooptydo chapter 14 . 9/28/2018
A pity you stopped writing this story. Perhaps you will take it up again some time soon.
geistklempner chapter 14 . 9/9/2018
Thanks for the inspiration, I did something similar for Left Behind...

And please continue this! It kicks ass.
FanGirl01 chapter 14 . 6/8/2018
Boromir has a lot to learn about modern warfare.
FanGirl01 chapter 11 . 6/8/2018
Poor Gollum.
Junior VB chapter 14 . 6/7/2018
Sam hizo el desayuno.

Me encantan las escenas con Saruman y Central.
Sam made breakfast.

I love the scenes with Saruman and Central.
Junior VB chapter 13 . 6/7/2018
Elladan es buena usando rifles.
Elladan is good at using rifles.
Junior VB chapter 12 . 6/7/2018
Los elfos tienen rifles ahora.
The elves have rifles now.
Junior VB chapter 11 . 6/6/2018
Ahora Frodo es amigo de un hombre lobo.
Now Frodo is friend of a werewolf.
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