Reviews For Child of Storms
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 18, 2013 18:00 · For: Chapter 45: Distant Thunder
Good Lord Anwyn--another INTENSE chapter and one that I held my breath reading. I am sure Vanimore will know exactly what happened but will he say or maneuver the answer to those who can do something about the injustice is eagerly bouncing through me. Again you have written this BEAUTIFULLY!!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much Alaeryel! I am so pleased to hear you are enjoying this, your thoughtful reviews definitely made my weekend. This story is just about nearly on it's home stretch now (Of this story at least, there will be other follows that pick up and follow) though things aren't about to quiet down just yet. Thanks again for a lovely review, it means so much as always!
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 18, 2013 0:36 · For: Chapter 44: Blood of the Innocent
By the gods I didn't see this coming!! I am having difficulty with my words this time. Even more so now I wish it had been Himeth that was killed along with her father and I am so desperately hoping Vanimore will see to justice for Olwen, the baby and her husband. I am having difficulty breathing right now Spiced Wine!!!
Author's Response: Thank-you! The strange thing is Anywn and I wrote this so many years ago, I can't remember everything I wrote XD. I will have to look back.
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 18, 2013 0:24 · For: Chapter 43: "I claim thee"
My stomach jolted and flitted with warmth at this chapter. I still am hoping that things will work for Elphir and Anwyn.
'I did not use you, I claim thee. I want you to claim me. I never wish it to be one way with us Anwyn.' This brought out the romantic in me and again I felt the flowing of POETRY within these words--AGAIN IT BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES AND MY HEART!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much Alaeryel, I will not comment on the reviews left for chapters written by spiced wine but I wrote the first part of this so I have to chip in. Anwyn and Elphir, they are still quite a long away from finding their 'Happily Ever After' but I love the dynamics between them as in so many ways they are different and yet to me it feels like they belong together so much. I must say I really do love getting to write them together.
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 18, 2013 0:12 · For: Chapter 42: Choice of the Swan Prince
OH MY--please tell me that this witch gets her come uppance and put in place if not lowered to dirt--pretty please!! I also am praying that she or anyone else comes between Elphir and Anwyn. I would really hate to see anymore trials and turmoil be placed on her innocent head--although I do know without angst and trouble things can be a bit boring and bland. Another wonderful yet 'angry' chapter for me!!!
Author's Response: Elphir and Anwyn definitely did not have a easy time in the beginning, but don't worry too much! You could also follow their next story (which Anywn and I also wrote together in Dark Lands. , if you wanted. Thank-you!
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 17, 2013 23:58 · For: Chapter 41: Difficult Diplomacy
You have definitely woven a tangled web amongst Eldarion, Elphir and Anwyn. I can only imagine how you might have this end. I am so in love with Elgalad--I just can't help it. I thought Vanimore evil at first of this story but he has even grown on me. I am irrevocably in love with this story.
Author's Response: Vanimórë is a complex character, and definitely not all 'good'. His story is covered in the Dark Prince series, Dark Prince, Dark Lands, (with Anywn and Elphir) Dark Blood, and Dark God. I think this story time-wise, takes place just prior to Dark Lands. Thank-you for commenting.
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 17, 2013 23:39 · For: Chapter 40: Under the Stars
Oh how I wanted to punch the daylights out of Gailrin and I could not believe that Elphir would consider carrying that witch back to her room BUT he is a Prince and a gentleman. I cried for Anwyn at having to face such people, prejudice with disregard and now she is sensing a change in Eldarion and is at a loss as to the reason why--this was not a good night for her!!
Author's Response: We must be doing something very right if you want to beat up on one of the characters, LOL! I say that as strong feelings towards a character, good or bad, is what every writer should strive for I think. You have hit the nail on the head that Elphir is indeed a gentlemen and regardless of his feelings he will still act as such. Yes, Anwyn is a far way from her home turf and even if Rohan renewed its ties to Gondor in the fourth age I still feel that Rohan would have been rather looked upon as still being 'rustic' and not equal to Gondor in some standards. Now, it was not a particularly good night for her but if you have read the next chapter you know it was a good morning! I work under the belief that 'What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger' so this all good for her, even if she can't see it.
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 17, 2013 23:23 · For: Chapter 39: The Dangers of High Ambition
Poor Eldarion--sometimes the truth is hard to swallow and I feel for his dilemma. I love the characters Spiced Wine but some more than others: Anwyn because I feel alot of what she has, Eldarion for being a Prince yet modest and real under the weight he carries and especially Elgalad--he also speaks to me in a way others do not--I sometimes wish there were more people like him in this world of ours. He has such a kind and loving heart and soul and I would wish true happiness and love for him.
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 17, 2013 22:59 · For: Chapter 38: "Welcome to Arda Marred..."
Oh my goodness Spiced Wine what an interesting and much looked for chapter. Eldarion now knows of Anwyn's lineage and still he desires her. I had always thought I loved them together and part of me wanted to see it happen--I am so evil sometimes. I am also in love with Elgalad--he is amazingly sweet in my opinion and his kindness knows no bounds. Your words and this story sings to me!!
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 17, 2013 22:43 · For: Chapter 37: The beauty in truth
Another BEAUTIFUL chapter and so full of EMOTION for me. Again I feel an undeniable bond with Anwyn and her plight--I still feel as if you have written her with me in mind and AMAZEMENT abounds in my heart though I do know that would be impossible for you to do so. I feel a deep afinity with your character.
Author's Response: Thank you so much Alaryel, It is such a compliment to hear that you identify with Anwyn's character so deeply as I do want her to be relatable character, someone that you may feel you have known. As the way I look at it, Middle Earth was an extraordinary place but it was also filled with people who lived and were molded by it. Anwyn is a mortal and so here part in the grand scheme of things will be very short when compared to Elves or even Dwarves, but I like exploring her little corner of things.
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 17, 2013 22:15 · For: Chapter 36: New Horizons
I ABSOLUTELY ADORE this story and again my heart BREAKS for these two young ones!!! I feel Eldarion's love he has towards Anwyn and Elgalad's love for Vanimore-they have been through so very much. You are a BEAUTIFUL WRITER and your way with words and construction is far above mine but the EMOTIONS SHOW THROUGH and that is what I desire--I want to feel what I read--I want to experience what they do--THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THAT!!!
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 17, 2013 22:06 · For: Chapter 35: Stripped Away
This chapter was amazing!! My heart bled for Anwyn and I DEFINITELY have known and felt the same as this young woman--many times have I wished for death's sweet oblivion but never found it. Sometimes I still think about it but I REFUSE to let it rule over me. It is almost like you have written this with me in mind--EXCEPTIONAL AS ALWAYS!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so very much Alaeryel, Your reviews as always are deeply appreciated. Writing these chapters was difficult for me as there is no bright point and I have always considered myself an optimist, but sometimes when a story demands a certain thing that's just how it needs to be. It broke my hard to write this, to put Anwyn so low that she felt that there was no other way as she wants freedom above all else, even life itself. Of course I knew things would get better, as this was written ages ago and now I am going back and making changes where they need to be made and such. I am so glad to hear you have not let the darkness win, as things will ALWAYS get better even if at times it is near impossible to see. Thank you for the review.
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: February 17, 2013 21:29 · For: Chapter 34: The Prince of Dol Amroth
Spiced--oh how my heart leapt and flipped with this chapter and the mess of tangled web you had woven in it--I LOVED IT!!!
Name: Karlmir Stonewain (Signed) · Date: November 29, 2012 15:33 · For: Chapter 23: Of Horses and Men
Hi, Sían! Just a quick note to let you know that I haven't forgotten you and I'm still enjoying your stories.
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: October 17, 2012 7:03 · For: Chapter 33: A long voyage
You ARE KILLING me!!! You both do such an AMAZING JOB with this story and I can DEFINITELY say that I want to see Pephennas' throat slit from ear to ear!!! Another ANGSTY AND INTENSE chapter here and will be watching for more--even though my time has been pushed and it isn't as regular as I would like it!!!!
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: October 17, 2012 6:43 · For: Chapter 32: Held by bonds of love
I am ABSOLUTELY DYING HERE Anwyn!!!! DAMN DAMN DAMN--what else can go wrong? OMG OMG OMG--you have be COMPLETELY CAPTIVATED AND BOUNCING to find out WHAT IS GONNA HAPPEN NEXT!!! BRILLIANT WRITING MY FRIEND!!!
Author's Response: It might be my professional experience....but I have learned never to ask what could go possibly wrong next as that just seems to always invoke another disaster! Thank you so much again, your reviews do truly mean alot!
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: October 17, 2012 6:37 · For: Chapter 31: Into Danger
OMG--I DIED HERE!!! I couldn't breathe, gasped for air--INTENSITY and the storm of this chapter ABSOLUTELY AWED ME Anwyn!!! I cannot believe her so called brother had a hand in this and MY HEART BROKE when Irolas was mortally wounded!!! OUTSTANDING AND BEYOND PERFECTION chapter!!!!
Author's Response: Oh Alaeryel you truly honor and thrill me with your incredibly enthusiastic reviews. I cannot even begin to tell you how much it means to me that you enjoyed this chapter as originally I had it finishing in a different place all together but after I went back again it didn't feel right with the rest of the story so I took it back to the drawing board so to speak and it took me quite a while until I was happy with this chapter as I got stuck so many times. So to hear that you not only enjoyed it but it affected you so deeply, Is such a damn relief I must admit XD Again, thank you so, so much!
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: October 17, 2012 6:14 · For: Chapter 30: Into the North
HMMMMM Spiced--so they still don't know who Anwyn's father is--very INTERESTING!!! I know you may not answer but I am going to ask anyway--with what Eldarion asked Elgalad--is the Prince starting to fall for Anwyn? I know what I would guess and technically I don't want to know--more fun to be surprised!!! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECTION---CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT CHAPTER!!!
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: October 17, 2012 6:02 · For: Chapter 29: Night Games
OH MY--what does Pephennas have in mind? And Vanimore too? Hmmm--he wrote the pleasure book--wouldn't mind a taste of that--LOL!!! YOU BOTH have again done another AMAZING JOB witht this chapter--GREAT WRITING AND EXCEPTIONAL STORY!!!!
Name: curiouswombat (Signed) · Date: October 04, 2012 18:56 · For: Chapter 30: Into the North
This could be extremely interesting
It most certainly could...
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: September 18, 2012 18:17 · For: Chapter 28: Trouble in the Wind
This chapter was AMAZING--LOVED IT just as the others!! Eadbearn needs his butt kicked to think such things as he did about Anwyn--the poor girl knew nothing of any of this when she was kidnapped!!! I again cannot wait for another chapter of this amazing story!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much Alaeryel! I am so glad you liked it, I have picked away at it for ages as I just was not happy with my parts but I had to get over it so that I could continue with the rest of the story. There was originally more going on with Eadbearn though when I returned to revise these parts it just no longer felt right so that has been slightly changed. Yeah, he kinda needs a good smack doesn't he? I have envisioned him as being traditional to a fault even and with the Rohirrim family and heritage are so important, of course he is coming at it from a terrible place and his actions certainly do not reflect the thoughts of the rest of his people, or even his family even. Thanks so much for continuing to read and putting up with the long wait for updates, I aim to have the next chapter up sometime later next week.
Name: Mindirith (Signed) · Date: June 09, 2012 22:59 · For: Chapter 27: A Mother's Love
Great conversations in this chapter. The one I like best is between Eowyn and Anwyn. So much feeling, and the whole situation changed because of it. Well done!
Name: Mindirith (Signed) · Date: June 09, 2012 22:41 · For: Chapter 26: New Arrivals
I love how the pieces are coming together! :D
Name: curiouswombat (Signed) · Date: April 24, 2012 19:00 · For: Chapter 27: A Mother's Love
I am so glad that they have reached some degree of understanding. Faramir will surely have seen the link already - or at least have an inkling. I look forward to the next chapter!
Author's Response: It is an understanding, not a complete understanding but it does well enough for the time being. Faramir is a clever man, I think he already understands not to mention when Eowyn has hidden this secret from him for so long when they share absolutely everything else. Really, he is a balanced sensible man...which is the best kind IMO!
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: April 24, 2012 16:54 · For: Chapter 27: A Mother's Love
This chapter was PURE POETRY! EXCEELENT WRITING Anwyn and Spiced Wine!! I loved the interchange between Eowyn and Anwyn--THOUGHT WOULD BE ALOT MORE VOLATILE but it was VERY WELL DONE!!! You BOTH have a BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL story here!! I love the EMOTIONS you two display here--IT TOUCHES MY HEART!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so very much Alaeryl, I am so incredibly pleased that you enjoyed this chapter so much. It was abit of a beast to re-work and edit but I am pleased with how it came out. It was also long, something like seven pages on my word processor. Volatile eh? Well, they both have tempers but sometimes you just can't bring yourself to feel angry even when you feel like you should. Again, I am so pleased you are enjoying this story and thank you for such an overwhelming positive review, it really means alot! I will do my best to get the next chapter up sooner and later...as there is a part in the story I am really eager to reach. You'll see ;D
Name: curiouswombat (Signed) · Date: April 24, 2012 9:34 · For: Prologue: Grief and Hope
"I really have a high regard for him but as far as being her Father...very close, but not quite. "
What I was thinking was that if anyone was going to look at Anwyn and not only go 'Éowyn!' but also go 'Aragorn?' it was likely to be Faramir - he is both highly observant and intuitive - although he might not want to believe that first thought. Actually, the other logical person to have 'seen' Aragorn in Anwyn's features is Arwen, which is an interesting thought for me to ponder as you post the rest of it. It is sometimes good fun to try and guess where a story is going when I know it to be complete already!
Author's Response: Ah yes, I see what you mean now. That is very true as Faramir is very close to Aragorn as well as Eowyn as well of course. I can't say too much without spoiling further plot points but you make an excellent point and actually quite on the mark. The story is complete but I am editing it as I go through, this is something like the third revision of the story as originally it was written more RP/Round Robin with a third person who decided that she was going to remove all her stuff from online which really, which was totally her right of course but it did mean I had to tear a part some parts of the existing story which gave me the second re-write, and now this is the third. I know exactly what happens in this story, and where it ends, but the journey of getting there and everything in between is all the editing. Thanks for the review and I hope you continue to enjoy the story.