|Reviews for Through Shadows|
| Lena chapter 27 . 22h ago
Yay for another chapter! Whoa, it sounds like something's about to break... is someone finally getting a clue?
You know what would be really amazing? A spin-off chapter of this story from Faramir's POV. I would die. Die!
| whilewewereyetsinners chapter 19 . 3/16
I've really been enjoying reading this- so much detail, and Eowyn is so oblivious. :)
| Guest chapter 27 . 3/16
I actually think it's Faramir who's walking on thin ice here... If he plainly reveals his feelings for her too soon, he might end up losing her completely if she doesn't feel the same way...and right now, it doesn't seem like she does.
But somehow I think that Eowyn needs to "loose" him first, in order to realize and sort out her own feelings.
| IHeartSam chapter 27 . 3/16
Another great chapter! I liked your comment preceding it about Faramir being hesitant because he is unsure about Eowyn's feelings - that is exactly the impression I got from both the book and this fine story of yours. You're doing a great job of conveying Eowyn's confusion over her own thoughts/feelings and the impact that is having on poor Faramir who does not know whether to think she will accept his advances or spurn them.
| Talia119 chapter 27 . 3/15
Ahhhh. That was a lovely interlude between Eowyn and Faramir. Eowyn has finally had a breakthrough of sorts. Perhaps now she will stop being so daft and start to figure things out. Thank you so much, I needed that!
| nosmaeth chapter 27 . 3/15
Wonderful chapter again! I'll have to risk now that you get bored with my comments, but I promised to comment on every single chapter, and not only the man of gondor can keep their word. :)
Somehow during the entire chapter I felt a kind of fresh, delicious perfume hovering in the air. Even though parts of it were deeply disturbing and sad, there was a sort of redemption in it...
And there was the line about Spring coming later to the Mark..., that was absolutely fantastic! Wonderfully placed in the text, in the emitonal journey of this chapter, and wonderfully lyrical in itself!
| eurekac chapter 27 . 3/15
Oh dear...you're right about making us feel even more sorry for the poor Steward. This must be pure torture! Also seems like he's also walking on thin ice here...one wrong move and it will ruin all the progress he's made with Eowyn.
And did he really surprise her with a beard at their wedding? That is so adorable! Now you really have to write a short story about their wedding. That would be wonderful.
| tuasnidelga chapter 27 . 3/15
Dear Faramir, Eowyn would not be so desperate as to disguise herself as a man in search of a glorious death, if she were enganged to Aragorn now, would she? And she certainly won't still be in Minas Tirith while her beloved is in Cormallen. I wonder if his frustration towards her has clouded his logic for a moment.
And she certainly is starting to suspect something... I can not help but think that the bubble is about to burst soon.
Wonderful work as always :)
| Oleanne chapter 27 . 3/14
Your dialogue between Faramir and Eowyn is just amazing. What a wonderful friendship that has blossomed. Little wonder that Eowyn feels like she is walking on thin ice. One would not want to lose such a treasured friend. Feelings returned or not returned - unrequited love - now that's a dangerous area to tread - especially for Eowyn. Terrific writing!
| Freyalyn chapter 27 . 3/14
I was thinking, only this morning, that we were due a chapter of this soon, and here we are. What a lovely chapter, and how lightly you have given us lots of information. I really enjoyed the details of the perfumes. And how good that Eowyn has finally been able to unburden her heart of all the weight she has been carrying alone for so long.
Thank you for an excellent update.
| Cselecsaj chapter 27 . 3/14
Again true masterwork. I like how you shows Eowyn's fears and inner struggles.
| Crookshank chapter 27 . 3/14
Thank you, that was a really beautiful and sweet conversation
| annafan chapter 27 . 3/14
Oh what a wonderful chapter. I know I have said in the past that when Eowyn's defences finally come tumbling down they will do so with a crash - but this chapter really did a brilliant job of showing just how much of a struggle Faramir is finding to keep his feelings in check and give her the space to heal. When he finally finds himself able to say what he things, there will be an answering crash every bit as huge, I think.
I loved the image of the ice cracking like a bow string breaking - what a wonderful simile. And you handled the awfulness of the situation with Grima brilliantly - how, without actually ever touching her, he had left her in utter fear and desperation. And Eowyn's reasons for coming to realise that it was the idea of Aragorn, more than the man himself, that she'd been drawn to, seemed to me to be spot-on.
Finally, I love the teasing in the bit about choosing an appropriate scent, and the idea that he would mix in sandalwood even though a real perfumer would disapprove.
| Ygrain33 chapter 27 . 3/14
A beautiful chapter. Such an intense exchange between the two, with Éowyn slowly grasping the undercurrents and confiding the dark secrets of the past (Gríma's obsession with her was pretty creepy!)
And I wonder, did you have any specific perfume in mind? Because Faramir certainly got the ingredients right :-)
| tadah2 chapter 27 . 3/14
I've never associated Eowyn with subtle, but surely she's GOT to be figuring stuff out by now. There's only so much poetry-disguised-as-conversation that one can have with a man before they figure out his game.
Team Eowyn ftw.