Reviews for To Give Love Its Due
Mirach chapter 2 . 8/29/2011
This is beautiful! I'm playing Finrod in a roleplay, and my friend, playing my dear Amme Earwen gave me a link to this story. I love the thought of Finrod's son born after he left, and the moment of realization - not lover but a son, was written very well! It took me a little longer that Finrod to understand what's happening, and that's much better than when a reader knows something before the character. Very well done!
RavenLady chapter 2 . 5/16/2005
The sense of all the time that has passed really comes through. The way you tied Gildor into it is interesting, although I'm confused about how he ended up in Middle-earth. Beautiful and emotional writing . . . as usual, I'm blown away by this and don't quite know what to say.

Thanks for reviewing "Night."
jojo11 chapter 2 . 6/9/2004
finch, i thought it was really mean of you, doing that to poor finrod, for i didn't understand the hint with one year. i merely thought that this is not that much time.

but now, having read all the story, i'm content. i hope they can be happy now.
Elfique chapter 2 . 5/16/2004
aww. Despite the uncannonish plot line or whatever you want to call it, as usual this fic was well written and very sweet.
Prophetic Fire chapter 2 . 8/21/2003
Dang you're good at this. I not only praise the story and the author, but the amount of research you've put into this. I myself have only managed to acquire Unfinished Tales and The Lays of Beleriand, the latter of which I cannot find. OOh, wait. Never mind. I just found it. Heh! Anyway, I'm impressed. I'll get that entire set though (HoME I mean) eventually. *sighs* Until then, I glean info off of you. Until my next review!
Starlight chapter 2 . 6/17/2003
I had not read this because I wanted to read the cycle in order; yet, I couldn't resist. And, what an incredible surprise when I start to read and find that Finrod and Amarie are reunited, and they have a son. I loved your account of this meeting, and the subtle way in which we see both relationships develop.

Of course, I am glad that Finrod will have again a chance to be happy, but it seems I am more glad that Ingalaure will now have a father, even if whatever wounds he has will take time to heal. I hope both Finrod and Amarie are able to do it. I'd like to thank you for writing Finrod. You do it with such depth and emotion. Thank you!
LunaLillium chapter 2 . 1/12/2003
Read the whole thing...

Felagund were always my favourite.

Well, guess it makes any other explanations needless...

Great work. Really great!
alena chapter 1 . 7/18/2002
"not one thread of Vaire's tapestries could be unravelled in Time"...This is so wonderful, and deeply moving.

I'm so glad they're together again...
Ithilwen of Himring chapter 2 . 7/17/2002
Lovely as always - and I like the way you show the rebuilding of the relationship between Finrod and Amarie as a gradual and delicate process. He's not initially sure she'll forgive him, or that he deserves such forgiveness, and she's not sure at first that she can forgive. And while the ending is happy, it's not perfect - the reconciliation doesn't undo the previous harms. Ingalaure's childhood was spent without his father, and that can never be changed.
Soledad chapter 2 . 7/15/2002
And the concurrence turning out to be his son - I love it! Especially the little detail that he recognized the boy for what he was by seeing a piece of his own artwork. And, as someone mentioned earlier (sorry, can't remember who it was), the Vanyar are behaving rather childish, turning away from Amarië just because she had a son without a father. The guys had been lying around lazily in Valinor too long.
Soledad too lazy to log in chapter 1 . 7/15/2002
Quite the bombshell you dropped at the end. Of course, most of us agree with Deborah, otherwise we could not write any good stories. But I also whole-heartedly agree with you that things between Amarië and Finrod couldn't end just so when he left the Blessed Realm.
Artanis chapter 1 . 7/15/2002
Sweet and touching as always. But I think Finrod is REALLY stupid when he was being jealous at his own son. If "I can see it in your eyes" means he can recognize his soulmate, but cannot recognize his own son at first.
Nemis chapter 1 . 7/15/2002

Ah well, it doesn't matter that I read it before, right? ;)) And I'll happily do so again...

The doubts Finrod has towards Amarië are what makes this chapter (and the story) so strong, since they are so understandable...

Ah well, I'll be back (don't know if that's a good thing ;))

*bounces off happily*
rettaw chapter 2 . 7/14/2002
I relish the feelings you put into this story and gave to your readers. Truly tender stories are hard to find. And, write...bravo.

I shall be looking out for more of your work.

Loved this. Kudos for the authenticity!
Mouse chapter 2 . 7/14/2002
I already discovered this on your webpage as a matter of a fact and must have gasped with excitement. Anyhow, to the review, I love it (like everything else you write) because the reunion between Finrod and Amarie was so slow and cautious ... very believable. Of course, it made me grit my teeth and want to yell at Finrod, "just kiss her, stupid!" Loved the scene between him and Ingalaurë ... had fuzzy warmness inside of me ... and finally, a very interesting way to tie up the mystery of Gildor Inglorion. *bows to Finch* You are my Varda.
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