Hand to Hand

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Putting Lindon behind them, Saelon and Dírmaen return to Habad-e-Mindon . . . and the matter of the Ranger's unrequited love. And are things really going as well for Veylin as they seem? The Dûnhebaid Cycle, Part V.

 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Homecoming 4,265 4 26 Feb 11
2 Leavetaking 2,974 4 26 Feb 11
3 Better Acquaintance 3,922 2 26 Feb 11
4 Gracious Lord 4,263 4 26 Feb 11
5 Blue Devils 4,407 6 26 Feb 11
6 Persuasion 4,107 4 26 Feb 11
7 Interior Designs 6,003 2 04 Feb 09
8 Wolf's-Head 5,066 4 13 Feb 09
9 Unbidden Guests 3,497 4 27 Feb 09
10 Blood-dimmed Tide 3,574 4 13 Mar 09
11 The Best Defense 4,334 4 27 Mar 09
12 Fighting for Strangers 4,297 5 08 May 09
13 Watch O’er Man’s Mortality 4,180 5 08 May 09
14 Old Wives' Tales 3,663 4 08 May 09
15 Sitting Idly By 4,560 4 22 May 09
16 Echoes 4,017 4 05 Jun 09
17 Men of Peace 4,708 4 19 Jun 09
18 Venturing Forth 4,220 4 03 Jul 09
19 The Cunning of Women 4,353 4 17 Jul 09
20 A Taste of the Sea 4,730 5 29 Jul 09
21 Taking the Air 4,401 5 21 Aug 09
22 Meeting of Minds 3,980 3 07 Sep 09
23 Ensnaring Women 4,230 1 27 Nov 09
24 Another Man's Meat 4,208 4 27 Nov 09
25 Paterfamilias 3,933 3 05 Mar 10
26 Shake the Darling Buds of May 4,182 6 12 Mar 10
27 Fronting the Waves 3,595 6 18 Mar 10
28 Rules of Engagement 3,895 6 26 Mar 10
29 Times That Try 3,644 3 09 Apr 10
30 Plumbing the Depths 4,046 5 23 Feb 11
31 Wait to Watch the Water Clear 3,847 2 02 Mar 11
32 Hand to Hand 4,325 1 09 Mar 11
33 Heart's Blood Ascending 3,682 2 15 Mar 11
34 Like Him That Travels 3,983 2 24 Mar 11
35 Dramatis Persona 5,107 0 12 Mar 10
Appx. Word Count 146,198 130  
 

 

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Hand to Hand

littlehobbitlost - 25 Jan 09 - 3:37 AM

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Adaneth,

I've commented before on your stories but I feel I have to comment again. They are amazing, truly. I'm from the West coast of Scotland though now live in NE England. I am a geologist so I've spent my fair share of nights and days crossing wild and wet lands yet I could never write as you do of such things.

You have a real talent and I love how much of my language and old words I find in your writings. And Burns' Day approaches too...

Please keep it up!

Hand to Hand

Adaneth - 27 Jan 09 - 4:27 AM

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Thank you for those kind words about my landscapes, Littlehobbitlost and Freyalyn.  That means a great deal to me.  I was often blue or worked to distraction while in Britain, but the varied beauty of the place was always a joy.

I'm glad you're enjoying my stories so much.  Don't worry, more is coming!

Cheers--

Adaneth

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Adaneth - 08 Mar 10 - 12:30 PM

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Thank you for your patience as well as your comments, Elrûn--these latest as well as the ones back in December.  (Belated thanks to Tindome and Mffantasia for their kind words as well.)

I know you are probably wondering how Saelon and Dírmaen are doing, so I'll catch you up with them this Friday.

Cheers--

Adaneth

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Orofyn - 22 Aug 10 - 3:28 PM

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Adaneth,

Long time reader, first time poster. Just have to say, love the stories, hoping for more soon!

Orofyn

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Adaneth - 26 Aug 10 - 5:12 AM

General Comment

Thank you for the note, Orofyn!  It's so gratifying to tempt out those who usually lurk.  Smile

I hope there will be more to "Hand to Hand" soon, too--first my Muse demanded a vacation, and now I'm trying to get the Dwarves back together for the next chapter.  They're not good at sitting around, twiddling their thumbs and waiting for something to do.

I have hopes of progress soon, but will make no promises I cannot keep.  Apologies to all my readers left in suspense.

Cheers--

Adaneth


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Story Information

Author: Adaneth

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 03/24/11

Original Post: 11/28/08

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The Dûnhebaid Cycle - 5 stories - Owner: Adaneth
Dúnedain and Dwarves--and oh, yes, some Elves--on the northwest shore of Middle-Earth, not quite a century before adventures first befall Bilbo. Rampant Subcreation and Niggling in the margins. The ever-lengthening saga, in order.
Included because: Dûnhebaid V: the romantic and political ramifications continue . . . .

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