|Reviews for The Sword in the Tree|
| Guest chapter 4 . 12/30/2012
Dear Linda: This is a most interesting chapter! I'm glad you offered your readers a translation of the quote from Wagner, though, as I for one don't know German. The sword in the tree is an intriguing development, and the chapter itself is very well written: excellent dialogue and fine characterization, as usual. I found much of the whole childbirth-related plot very funny, especially the part where the midwife refused to let the King of Rohan pass! He may be a king, but to her, he is just a man! As always, the repartee between Aragorn and Faramir is very enjoyable to read. Please give us all a Happy New Year by posting the next chapter soon. Sincerely, Darkover
| Robbie chapter 4 . 12/30/2012
Yay, a new chapter! Very funny, I can imagine Eomer very well. The story of the sword is most intrigueing. I immediately thought of Gandalf as the old man, although why he should do that I can't imagine. But I am sure a certain father will be kept longer from his new son (?) by this matter than anyone thinks.
Waiting for the next chapter, Robbie :-)
| Deandra chapter 4 . 12/30/2012
Poor Eomer! Might be better in your story if he and Lothiriel only have one child. I'm not sure he could survive another!
| innail chapter 4 . 12/30/2012
woah... talk about mood whiplash... from confusing, to funny, to exciting, to funny...
| Yes chapter 4 . 12/29/2012
Eomer saying that there couldn't be much difference between a woman and a mare giving birth made me laugh out loud! The poor man is so clueless...great chapter!
| Saren-Dipety chapter 4 . 12/29/2012
YAYAYYAYAYAYAYAY! update soon! this is really good ! can't wait for more!
| acacia59601 chapter 4 . 12/29/2012
Excellent chapter, I can't wait to see which of our men will be the one to pull the sword! But, maybe it isn't one of them at all? I can't wait to find out!
| JuliaAurelia chapter 4 . 12/29/2012
Aw, the boys and Eomer are just so darned cute in this chapter, you want to pinch their cheeks and give them milk and cookies :)
I liked the beginning quotation, it was Odin, right, just like it was Gandalf in the hall.
I think only in Rohan would a woman in labour not be insulted at being compared to a mare foaling.
I look forward to the next chapter in the village. That sword is there for a reason, and Gandalf knew it when he put it there.
Among the many silly things in "The Hobbit" movie, was the elves at Rivendell examining the troll hoard and saying Glamdring had been made for the king of Gondor, not Gondolin!
| Animekitty47 chapter 3 . 11/30/2012
The solution to the horse idea was cute. But that cliffie wasn't particularly nice of you. XP We got a title drop, but no explanation of what it means. Not nice at all. Which means it was the perfect place to end. XP
| Guest chapter 3 . 11/30/2012
Dear Linda: You have produced another well-written chapter. I was touched by Eomer's subjects bringing homemade gifts for their queen, and your mention of the differences between Rohan and Gondor was a nice touch. I also very much liked Eomer's method of deciding who was the proper owner of the filly. It reminded me of an anecdote I once read about concerning Sir Thomas More, who used a similiar method of determining which of two women was the proper owner of a dog. When sitting in judgment, surely wisdom must be just as important as a knowledge of the law! I am also intrigued by the cliffhanger ending of this tale. I am most curious about "the sword in the tree," and I look forward to reading the next chapter. Thanks for writing and posting this. Take care! Sincerely, Darkover
| acacia59601 chapter 3 . 11/29/2012
Interesting chapter, I can't wait to see where this leads! Update soon!
| Deandra chapter 3 . 11/29/2012
...Carl untethered a fine looking chestnut filly and brought it before the King. One of Éomer's grooms held the stallion's reins. - it's a filly but the groom is holding the reins of a stallion?
..."Call him now!" Éomer commanded. - if it is a filly, I don't think Eomer would say "him"
Ah, now we get to the reason for the title of the story. This should be interesting!
| acacia59601 chapter 2 . 9/29/2012
Wonderful chapter, I can't wait to see the reaction of whoever discovers the feather filled nightshirt!
| Glory Bee chapter 2 . 9/29/2012
While I was a bit sad that Eomer and Lothiriel did not marry for love I am relieved that they appear to have fallen in love after their marriage. :)
I had to chuckle at Aragorn and Faramir having a pillow feet and then freezing in less than balmy Rohan. One would think hardy rangers could have gone out and chopped down a tree and made their own darn fire. LOL
| Wtiger5 chapter 2 . 9/28/2012
Hahaha. Aragorn and Faramir in a pillow fight! LOVE.