|Reviews for The Light Within|
| NightmarePrince chapter 7 . 2/3
So my first thoughts about this chapter: is there some connection between Gwen and Frodo? And how did Gwen get stabbed with a Morgul Blade on earth. So many questions - I must read on to know.
Now, to be honest, I have to say that I expected Arwen to be the one to arrive (as in the movies) and was pleasantly surprised to see that you're following the books and that it was Glorfindel instead. Arwen was toughed up in the movies for some reason - she was really drippy in the books so I'm ecstatic that Glorfindel is here instead.
Once again I'm at a loss for words as to how flawlessly you mould your plot with that of the original canon. Are you sure that you aren't Mr. Tolkien in disguise?
I must read on
| NightmarePrince chapter 6 . 2/3
So Real Life has been a bit of a gank to me but now I can finally chill with a beer and read this awesome story some more.
-Snickers at mention of Gwenny's period- Haha, you really have a knack of portraying the little things about being stuck in the medieval times that most authors just gloss over. I admit that, as a guy, I had a strong urge to skip her Mensi's scene but I just braved on with grim determination. . . Aragorn helping was just the icing on the cake.
Love that she is becoming tougher now because that means she'll soon be able to become a shield maiden or something really cool. I really do ship Aragorn/Gwen (Aradolyn), they're such a dynamic couple.
Finally, I really adored how you incorporated Gwen into the fight with the Nazgul. Magnificent - she's really brave in a sense that she overcame her own panic attack to save Frodo.
Overall, a great chapter and I must read more soon.
| NightmarePrince chapter 5 . 1/22
What a refreshing turn of pace from Middle Earth. I quite liked the backstory about Gwen that was shown in this chapter, we see a lot more of her protectiveness towards her friends. Her father does seen quite cool though, if I had to break someone's nose again, my mother would be fold her arms and blame me.
I like that we're seeing this story in two facets, so to speak. Her backstory on earth and her story in middle earth, interspersing each other without overpowering each other. Its a good balance and I look forward to reading more of her past soon.
Overall, a wonderful chapter that I quite enjoyed.
| NightmarePrince chapter 4 . 1/22
Gwen, you poor marshmallow! Here, have some chocolate and cocoa and rest by the fire. A spunky lady like yourself should not be trudging through swamps.
I'm really liking the growing dynamics between the characters and the sense of camaraderie that is building within them. Aragorn\Gwen seems to be becoming a thing but they're probably going to just be good friends though I hope something romantic builds between them.
I like the matronly feels that she's exhibiting towards the hobbits, its really adding a feminine touch to the fellowship. I have a feeling that if she follows them to Mordor, she's going to end up getting them out of quite a few sticky situations.
Overall, a great chapter and I'm going to keep on reading even though my eyes are starting to get that tired, grainy feeling from lack of sleep.
| NightmarePrince chapter 3 . 1/22
Is it wrong that I have been given the inexplicable urge to ship Aragon/Gwen after reading that scene with the poker? (Not really sure what their ship name would be though) Its quite reminiscent of Aragorn and Eowyn in the movies.
Moving on, what I like about this is how you're intertwining the canon events with the altered events of your OC so that it reads as if she was here all along. In fact, I had the strange urge to consult the original books to check if Gwendolyn really did exist in LOTR lore. All I can say is that I've rarely met an OC who I love reading about as much as I do her.
I'm quite curious about her friend and am wondering if what happened to her will be explained soon. The suspense literally has me on the edge of my seat and I need more of this fantastic story immediately.
*favourites story and clicks next chapter*
| NightmarePrince chapter 2 . 1/22
Your OC is such a go-getter, you know that? I've read so many of these types of stories over the years and yet I have never really connected with one like I have this one. Its your attention to detail and the amount of realism that surrounds the plot here that has me really enraptured.
I like that she's proactive and witty, yet she doesn't so much as border on Mary Sue territory. Her experiences in Middle Earth so far are believable and really capture the intricacies that a modern person trapped in a medieval setting would face.
I quite liked that the Nazgul gave of the same aura as that of a Harry Potter dementor. I always did see the two entities as quite similar so I am so glad to see it in a story.
Overall, loved the chapter and I'm planning on binge reading tonight.
| NightmarePrince chapter 1 . 1/19
Firstly, I would like to commend you on your use of imagery and in capturing emotions. The sheer intensity of the nameless Queen's grief really carried through into the entire first scene, I could literally picture her in my minds eye.
I quite like that you've kept the Queen and the Friend nameless. It adds a sense of melancholy to the story and maybe this is just because my canon knowledge is limited to the movies and a little of the books, but it also really captivated me and makes me want to find out who these women are.
I loved the introduction to your OC. The manner in which this was done didn't overwhelm us with information, but it hinted at a lot of intriguing, significant backstory and gave us just enough insight into her personality to keep us wanting more.
The hook into the next chapter is excellent. Personally, I think she's near either Fanghorn or Mirkwood - probably Fanghorn based on the beginning of the story having been based in Rohan and I cant wait to see her interact with Middle Earth.
| Hannah chapter 74 . 12/3/2014
Seriously are you never going to update this story!
| XxXLIFEafterDEATHXxX chapter 74 . 11/2/2014
Haha, love this! Men can be such idiots sometimes, lol. Hope you update soon!
| Hannah chapter 74 . 10/20/2014
When will you do the next chapter, I have been waiting a while for it.
| Ben and Jerry's Icecream Cone chapter 74 . 10/14/2014
Oh my goodness, you must update. I can't believe I haven't read this story before, it is so fantastic! So well written and with fantastic grammar I cannot understand why it hasn't had at least 1000 reviews. Tis a shame if this story is abandoned, because I enjoyed it so much. Your character is so believable and we were just getting into the romance between Eomer and Gwen. I also loved Glorfindel; I wished we would have seen more of him because it would be great is Eomer had to fight another man for her, particularly a Elf whom she could have easily have loved, had he not left.
As I have said, the writing is fantastic, I have read this within 2 days. I will add to my fave and follow because I am desperate to see more!
| Ben and Jerry's Icecream Cone chapter 31 . 10/13/2014
Hearing 'For shame, you Brat' from legolas made me laugh lol
| Ben and Jerry's Icecream Cone chapter 19 . 10/13/2014
My goodness, I have said the same thing about the lake monster looking suspiciously like the Kraken! Great minds, eh?
| Amanda chapter 74 . 9/25/2014
| Hannah chapter 74 . 9/21/2014
I love it when will you put the next chapter up?