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Hand to Hand

DKP - 03 Jan 09 - 2:29 PM

Ch. 4: Gracious Lord

So, so nice to see Dírmaen - and the Chieftain's guests! Such perfect words: graceful ambiguity.

Wonderful descriptions and details as always, from the practical plausibility of the Dúnedain arrangements (I can certainly go along with your author's notes, BTW, and love the RL historical parallel you pointed out), to the heir (I suspected he was someone out of the ordinary from the first, and love the reference to Elvish fostering influences and how Arador is expected to do the more menial tasks for elder Rangers), to the whole debriefing and conversation surrounding Saelon (please, someone - name at least one of those Elves!). Dírmaen's attitude towards women - or at least Saelon in particular - seems more and more atypical, making me all the more eager to meet those who influenced his maturing...

Great ending. Argonui is a perceptive and gracious lord, indeed, and I am happy that fate's fickle favor (or authorial intent, as the case may be *g*) is finally granting Dírmaen a much-needed respite. I too think that this is exactly what is needed, circling around in a lovely way to your intro quote. Although I seem to recall references to several concerned females where he is going - he may find a great many more people thinking that he needs "feeding up"!

Terrific story, and I'm going to have a terrible time waiting for the continuation to find out where you are taking us next!

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Adaneth - 05 Jan 09 - 6:23 AM

Ch. 4: Gracious Lord

Dírmaen's attitude towards women - or at least Saelon in particular - seems more and more atypical, making me all the more eager to meet those who influenced his maturing...

Grin  I will endeavor to give satisfaction. 

I'm going to have a terrible time waiting for the continuation to find out where you are taking us next!

You know how to make a writer feel good, don't you?  But I wouldn't want to run ahead of my Muse again, and strand you all for a month or more . . . .

Thank you for the kind comments on my prose!

Cheers--

Adaneth

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Elrûn - 08 Jan 09 - 8:57 AM

Ch. 4: Gracious Lord

Adaneth,

Finally I found the time two read your latest two installments. The third chapter is simply fabulous, I very much enjoyed seeing Saelon from Auð's perspective. The fourth chapter lets me sink into despair again, for Dírmaen's sake. "The silence was a thing, like the blackness between the roof-beams." Black despair indeed. This ranger's pain is almost too much to be borne... Can you give him no hope at all?

Elrûn

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Adaneth - 08 Jan 09 - 9:48 AM

Ch. 4: Gracious Lord

The fourth chapter lets me sink into despair again . . . .

Oh, Elrûn!  I thought you would be happy to see Dírmaen again.  *sad face*  But I'm glad you enjoyed Saelon's visit with Auð.

Adaneth

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