With Hope and Without Hope

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FIRST PLACE in the 2008 MEFA Awards!

One decision made differently - the Three Hunters run through that second night of their chase after the Orcs rather than rest - and everything changes. Well, not everything. They're merely captured by the Orcs like Merry and Pippin. Not in the plan.

One decision changed doesn't change one's destiny, however. How each of them are to reach the fate destiny has in store for them is a bit peskier, though...

In this AU story, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are captured by the Orcs, then struggle to return to their task. There's action and adventure, suspense, not too much angst, and hopefully an enjoyable story for all. Feedback is welcome!

Thanks as ever to the tireless beta, Thundera Tiger!
 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Decision 2,322 2 13 Jun 08
2 Taking Winnings 6,552 0 13 Jun 08
3 To Isengard 6,651 0 13 Jun 08
4 Looking for Escape 5,539 0 13 Jun 08
5 Hope against Hope 4,176 2 13 Jun 08
6 Orthanc 6,371 0 13 Jun 08
7 Hope Fails 4,503 1 13 Jun 08
8 Dreams 7,506 0 18 Jun 08
9 Plans 5,868 0 25 Jun 08
10 Reality 5,465 0 06 Jul 08
11 Travel 5,651 2 13 Jul 08
12 Strange Sights 4,955 0 19 Jul 08
13 Freedom for the Taking 6,727 0 02 Aug 08
14 Brief Freedom 8,062 2 05 Oct 08
15 Healing 7,782 0 22 Aug 08
16 Breaking 5,421 4 25 Aug 08
17 Reunions and Returns 8,847 0 02 Sep 08
18 Going Forth 7,502 0 07 Sep 08
19 Farewell 6,125 2 17 Sep 08
20 Epilogue 5,499 2 10 Mar 09
Appx. Word Count 121,524 17  
 

 

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With Hope and Without Hope

docmon - 02 Jun 08 - 7:22 PM

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Chapter 6 of With Hope and Without Hope has just posted! Read "Orthanc" to see how the Three Hunters, and Merry and Pippin fare once they arrive in Isengard!

With Hope and Without Hope

docmon - 08 Jun 08 - 5:33 PM

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Chapter 7 of With Hope and Without Hope has just posted!

Read "Hope Fails" to see how Merry and Pippin make do in Isengard. And see what Saruman has in store for Aragorn...

With Hope and Without Hope

docmon - 20 Jun 08 - 7:17 AM

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Finally! We have chapter 8 of With Hope and Without Hope! "Dreams" has posted! See how Gimli and Legolas are faring. See if Pippin's plans will amount to anything. And we'll get a glance of Aragorn, too. But I'm not promising anything there...

Dreams

With Hope and Without Hope

docmon - 25 Jun 08 - 8:59 AM

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Thanks to all my readers who have stuck around through the imprisonment of the Three Hunters and the hobbits in Orthanc. That's not to imply that they are out of the Tower. But you can read in Chapter 9,"Plans," to see how they're doing!

Plans

With Hope and Without Hope

docmon - 13 Jul 08 - 3:39 PM

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Just an alert that chapter 11 of With Hope and Without Hope has posted! Read "Travel" to see how our characters do on the move.

Travel

With Hope and Without Hope

docmon - 19 Jul 08 - 8:27 PM

General Comment

With Hope and Without Hope has posted a new chapter! In this story, the Three Hunters are captured when they chase after Merry and Pippin in Rohan.

At last, readers! The long-asked-for chapter where you'll finally find out what's been happening to Legolas. :-o Don't say I didn't warn you!

Strange Sights

With Hope and Without Hope

docmon - 02 Aug 08 - 8:23 PM

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Thanks to all my readers who have kept up with my AU story, With Hope and Without Hope, where the Three Hunters are captured when they chase after Merry and Pippin in Rohan.

Last chapter readers finally got what they had long asked for, with the appearance of Legolas. Read "Freedom for the Taking" for more surprises!

Freedom for the Taking

With Hope and Without Hope

docmon - 11 Aug 08 - 7:28 AM

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With Hope and Without Hope has posted a new chapter!

Read "Brief Freedom" to see how the Company fares upon reaching Edoras.

Brief Freedom

With Hope and Without Hope

docmon - 25 Aug 08 - 5:36 PM

General Comment

Thanks to all my readers who continue to read my AU story, With Hope and Without Hope, where the Three Hunters are captured when they chase after Merry and Pippin in Rohan.

Read the latest chapter, "Breaking" to see the exciting confrontation between Gandalf and Saruman!

Breaking


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Story Information

Author: docmon

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Action

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/10/09

Original Post: 06/20/07

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Aragorn II
Gandalf
Gimli
Legolas Greenleaf
Meriadoc Brandybuck
Orcs
Pippin (Peregrin I) Took
Saruman

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