Reviews for Heart of Fire
MidoriPoet chapter 23 . 8/22
I stumbled on this story this morning and just finished reading it. The story is well written and I love how descriptive you are with the feelings between Smaug and Kathryn.
TheChargingRhino chapter 6 . 7/31
Just found this. Love it.
Trexvik96 chapter 23 . 7/24
Wow, I came here looking for a good story about Smaug and I sure struck gold. Heh! Gold! Not that hard to do if you understand what I mean ;)

In my opinion this is exactly how Smaug (one of the most egocentric creatures ever) should learn to love. And I must say that of all the fanfics that I've read, this has got to be one of the best written.

Can't wait to dive head first into the sequel, see ya!
Minecraftian1213 chapter 15 . 6/30
Damn you and your amazing writings! (I'm not sure if that's a compliment but I've been up for almost 30 hours so bear with me here) It's around 6:30 a.m and I've been up since 4 reading this! Ugh, your books never cease to fascinate me at being so damn amazing.
dspendragon125 chapter 15 . 6/8
I...I gonna cry..that was amazing.. T-T... outstanding writing, I'm just gonna go take a time out and cry in a corner somewhere...T-T...
dspendragon125 chapter 7 . 6/7
I was reading this chapter while laying on the floor,

Warning this story May cause you to roll round on the floor like a idiot.
Olmo chapter 23 . 4/30
Finally, I've read the entire story. All in all, it's excellent, and I've decided to read the sequels (at my own pace of course). I won't make theories, just read and find out. Only one thing did disappoint me: Tauriel's death, but let's not dwell on that. Let all the flowers bloom.
Sweet dreams, and hyvää vappua! (in Finnish: ''Happy May Day!'') :D
Olmo chapter 22 . 4/30
No, Tauriel! :O

Oh, Smaug, what can your last moments in this life do to your perspective... );
Olmo chapter 21 . 4/30
Woohoo, Smaug vs Tauriel & the dwarves! I wish ''The Battle of the Five Armies'' had included that sort of a confrontation between them! And an excellent cliffhanger you also made! :D
Olmo chapter 20 . 4/30
''Oh, misty eye of the mountain below; Keep careful watch of my brothers' souls; And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke; Keep watching over Durin's sons
If this is to end in fire; Then we should all burn together; Watch the flames climb high into the night
Calling out father oh; Stand by and we will; Watch the flames burn auburn on; The mountain side
And if we should die tonight; Then we should all die together; Raise a glass of wine for the last time
Calling out father oh; Prepare as we will; Watch the flames burn auburn on; The mountain side; Desolation comes upon the sky
Now I see fire; Inside the mountain; I see fire; Burning the trees; And I see fire; Hollowing souls; I see fire; Blood in the breeze; And I hope that you remember me
Oh, should my people fall; Then surely I'll do the same; Confined in mountain halls; We got too close to the flame
Calling out father oh; Hold fast and we will; Watch the flames burn auburn on; The mountain side; Desolation comes upon the sky
Now I see fire; Inside the mountain; I see fire; Burning the trees; I see fire; Hollowing souls; I see fire; Blood in the breeze; And I hope that you remember me
And if the night is burning; I will cover my eyes; For if the dark returns; Then my brothers will die; And as the sky is falling down; It crashed into this lonely town; And with that shadow upon the ground; I hear my people screaming out
Now I see fire; Inside the mountains; I see fire; Burning the trees; I see fire; Hollowing souls; I see fire; Blood in the breeze
I see fire (oh you know I saw a city burning out) (fire); And I see fire (feel the heat upon my skin, yeah) (fire); And I see fire (uh-uh-uh-uh) (fire); And I see fire burn auburn on the mountain side''

I SO love this song, ever since I heard it in the theaters!
Olmo chapter 19 . 4/30
To honor this chapter and everything in it (along with the entire story), I quote one of the songs of a Celtic singer Karliene Reynolds: ''Smaug's Song''. Seriously, that would be an excellent villain song for everyone's favorite villainous dragon! Karliene has her own page, and her songs can be listened in Youtube and iTunes, to name a few sources. So that I'm not running out of space in the middle of the song, I won't place the lyrics one below another, but separate the verses with a punctuation mark, as frustratingly harder that makes it to read. x( Et maintenant, on commence!

''I am King under the Mountain; My wings are like a hurricane; Feel the heat of my breath; I am fire, I am death
I am Smaug; Titan of the skies; You will fear me; Cower as my wings eclipse the sun; Sovereign of fire; Down on your knees; You must know you can't run; I am Smaug
I am King under the Mountain; Little thief in my domain; Hear the furnace in my chest; I am Fire, I am Death;
I am Smaug; Titan of the skies; You will fear me; Cower as my wings eclipse the sun; Sovereign of the fire; Down on your knees; You must know you can't run; I am Smaug
Wrath and ruin; Desolation; It's all mine, it's all mine; Wrath and ruin; Desolation; It's all mine, it's all mine
I am Smaug; Titan of the skies; You will fear me; Cower as my wings eclipse the sun; Sovereign of the fire; Down on your knees; You must know you can't run; I am Smaug; I am Smaug; I am Smaug; I am Smaug''
Olmo chapter 18 . 4/30
Both sides have a point: it's a shame for the glorious race of Fire-Drakes to become extinct, but Smaug really isn't their best example.
''Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life.'' ~ Gandalf
Kathryn's last line was approprite. :(
Olmo chapter 17 . 4/30
Oh my, this was more interesting than I expected. I must have become too acquainted with reading if I make such assumptions.

I much like Faervel, and I admire his ambition to record the common history of all the races of Middle-Earth, without the racial and historical biases. In the end, we are not so different, any of us. Would he include Orcs to that ambition?

Speaking of Orcs, I liked that Bolg's POV was shown for a change. Really, the Orcs are the race that has suffered the most out of all the races of Middle-Earth. For the entire existence of the race, they've been made to serve the Dark Lords Morgoth and Sauron, and then forced to endure the other races' scorn afterwards. As savagely as they act, it's somewhat understandable, given that they were created as killing machines and haven't been given a chance to be anything else by anyone else. But really, real life proves that humans are capable of such savagery in the same amount. I should start reading again Orquwen's story, ''Shadow of the Moon'' (without spoiling too much, I tell that it's about an OC, Azog the Defiler's estranged daughter and Bolg's fraternal twin, the anti-heroic orc-maiden Ithildae Orquwen, who's caught up in the events of the Hobbit trilogy).

Over time dragon-shifting becomes Kathryn's default ability, I presume? Story-wise, good that she didn't get away uninjured, that would be too boring. No pain, no gain.
Olmo chapter 16 . 4/26
Whew. Two thirds done, one more to go. :)

So, Sauron knows about Kathryn. If she's captured, it WILL be an apocalypse.

Did you intentionally leave out the part where Narzug tells that Kili was shot by Bolg? If so, how does it play out?

''Kulkodar'' means Dragon in Black Speech, right?
Olmo chapter 15 . 4/26
What an interesting idea for Smaug's reasons to sleep for 60 years. I have always loved this Neil Finn's song.
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