The Reaches of the North

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Book Three of The Paths of the King. After accepting his destiny with the encouragement of his mother Gilraen's relatives, Aragorn begins his journey to kingship by becoming the chieftain of the Dúnedain. His adventures with the Rangers take him as close as Rivendell and as far away as the frozen wasteland Forochel. Along the way, he learns the skills of being a Ranger and a leader, meets new friends and is reacquainted with old friends.


Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Fare Thee Well 1,778 1 11 Feb 06
2 Fornost 3,603 0 17 Jan 06
3 Amon Sûl 2,030 0 17 Jan 06
4 The Chieftain’s Request 1,362 0 17 Jan 06
5 Of Women and Elves 2,757 0 17 Jan 06
6 Survival Training 7,246 0 17 Jan 06
7 The Swearing at Annúminas 7,771 0 17 Jan 06
8 Seed Money 5,323 0 17 Jan 06
9 The Hobbit and the Gulls 5,697 0 11 Feb 06
10 Meeting the Wizard 2,181 0 17 Jan 06
11 The Council at Rivendell 9,820 1 17 Jan 06
Appx. Word Count 49,568 2  



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The Reaches of the North

Casso - 19 Feb 06 - 8:50 PM

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So good to see this story availabe again.  Have you deleted 1 or 2 chapters?  Perhaps these have moved forward to Book 4 ??  When might we see book 2 back up?  

I love your middle earth characteres, they are just as they should be especially your Aragorn. 

Just think, one day there will be a book 4 and 5  (six was wonderfull) and maybe 7 and 8 and and ......... - tis too much, I will have to draw them out - one chapter a month (not likely, I'd read them all in one sitting if thats how they came).


The Reaches of the North

Michelle - 09 Mar 06 - 5:35 PM

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I'm one of these gunshy people when it comes to reading WIPs. But since this story has been finished for quite a while now and I highly enjoyed the first two installments in this series, I thought I start reading. Have to quit for the day, but I wanted to give you some feedback nonetheless.

I love the different pieces of the puzzle that make up your stories (and your characters). The western-like opening in the Prancing Pony (I had really expected a bar fight where someone crashes a table *g*), the gathering in Annuminas that reminded me of the opening of Diana Gabaldon's "The Fiery Cross" (without dragging on for 200 pages), the political scheming in the back, the bootcamp atmosphere. I could go on...

How you Aragorn get used to a different lifestyle and the fact that his different upbringing allows him to bring a breath of fresh air in the ranger's camp is a great idea. And Halbarad is a wonderful character in this! He really shines:)

Will be back tomorrow for the rest of the story.

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Story Information

Author: sindarinelvish

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Action

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/25/06

Original Post: 09/25/05

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