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Hands of the King ~ by Anglachel

Finduilas of Dol Amroth married Denethor, future Lord Steward of Gondor, for some very specific reasons. A different take on their marriage. By Anglachel

Final chapter posted 06 April 07.

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title # Words Updated
1 Assumptions 7,298 21 Jun 07
2 Water 9,257 09 Apr 05
3 Burial 9,893 30 May 06
4 Faithful 9,807 02 Apr 05
5 Confidences 9,026 02 Apr 05
6 Promise 8,838 02 Apr 05
7 Descent 9,536 02 Apr 05
8 Ruins 10,191 09 Apr 05
9 Waiting 9,370 02 Apr 05
10 Proof 10,261 09 Apr 05
11 Flirtation 8,867 02 Apr 05
12 Mortality 8,978 02 Apr 05
13 Relations 9,190 17 Apr 11
14 Salvage 8,967 02 Apr 05
15 Fidelity 8,555 30 May 06
16 Claims 8,413 02 Apr 05
17 Encroachment 8,896 02 Apr 05
18 Threat 9,758 30 May 06
19 Fire 9,934 02 Apr 05
20 Pride 10,313 02 Apr 05
21 Desiring 9,629 02 Apr 05
22 Tales 8,845 30 May 06
23 Betwixt 9,392 02 Apr 05
24 Troth 9,638 03 Apr 05
25 Plans 8,840 30 May 06
26 Kinship 10,845 30 May 06
27 Belegaer 10,504 01 Jun 05
28 Vows 10,793 18 Jun 05
29 Foundation 10,763 30 May 06
30 Cunning 9,929 30 May 06
31 Fate 9,976 31 Jul 05
32 Cold 10,659 01 Sep 05
33 Between 10,112 03 Sep 05
34 Forever 9,957 28 Dec 05
35 State 10,491 07 Oct 05
36 Fortress 10,765 15 Jan 07
37 Mated 10,333 31 Oct 05
38 Found 10,524 25 Nov 05
39 Change 10,395 08 Jan 06
40 Wounds 9,961 22 Dec 05
41 Interregnum 10,345 09 Jan 06
42 Misrule 9,959 26 Jun 09
43 North 9,937 03 Feb 06
44 Touched 10,229 30 May 06
45 Station 9,795 14 Apr 06
46 South 10,211 03 May 06
47 Enough 8,780 30 May 06
48 Sleight 10,552 09 Jul 06
49 Contest 10,441 20 Aug 06
50 Campaign 9,670 10 Sep 06
51 Conquest 11,083 06 May 07
52 Hope 10,226 15 Oct 06
53 Smoke 10,753 02 Nov 06
54 Union 10,782 25 Dec 06
55 Compromised 10,522 22 Dec 06
56 Patrimony 10,550 15 Jan 07
57 Confessions 11,240 06 May 07
58 Unsaid 9,847 03 Mar 07
59 Exchange 10,666 30 Mar 07
60 Time 10,772 07 May 07
61 Umbar 10,714 14 May 07
62 Steal 10,802 20 May 07
63 Abandoned 10,030 25 May 07
64 Forgive 9,649 01 Jun 07
65 Recovery 10,847 08 Jun 07
66 Speculation 9,204 14 Jun 07
67 Used 11,328 21 Jun 07
68 Hallowed 11,009 28 Jun 07
69 Seeking 11,333 05 Jul 07
70 Sojourn 11,724 13 Jul 07
71 Havens 9,977 24 Jul 07
72 Due 11,567 21 Aug 07
73 Law 11,941 06 Apr 08
74 Watch 13,175 06 Apr 08
75 Get 10,844 06 Apr 08
76 Expectations 9,086 06 Apr 08
77 Suffice 10,185 07 Apr 08
78 Stewards 11,398 06 Apr 08
79 Queen 11,474 08 Apr 08
80 Exiles 8,706 08 Apr 08
81 King 11,159 08 Apr 08
82 Vinitharya 12,727 09 Apr 08
83 Lost 16,866 09 Apr 08
84 Fall 10,558 10 Apr 08
85 Demon 11,872 10 Apr 08
86 Appx. I - Character List 5,870 06 Apr 08
87 Appx. II - Chronology 1,281 07 May 07
88 Appx. III - Military Commanders 807 01 Jun 07
Appx. Word Count 880,192  

 

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Last Update: 10 Mar 12
Stories: 8
Type: Reader List
Created By: Aiwendiel


Of course there are thousands of stories out there, and I have only read a fraction of them. NOT intended to be a scientific survey! My picks of stories that I feel are particularly well written, stylistically interesting, lyrical... Regardless of era, topic or character.

Why This Story?

Truly exceptional writing by the very talented Anglachel, marvelously nuanced and mature, enriches understanding of the main characters as well as enhancing grasp of Gondor's recent history. Utterly believable backstory of Denethor II as portrayed by JRRT.

 

Story Information

Author: Anglachel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 07/01/09

Original Post: 02/23/04

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