aaaahhhhh, you are back! Do a happy dance and so much chapters? I have to start reading immediately but have only finished this chapter and it was wonderfully written. Saerian is an amazing girl and now we have glimpsed a bit of her backstory - very intriguing. I will review later when I have read all the other chapters. Soooo good to sse you back. I´m with you, my friend. Lai
Author's Response: Thank you Lai--I am hoping I am here on more regular basis but so much is still happening. I had started to answer your email a long time ago but we have been having issues with the stupid comp but hopefully will get it finished in the next day or two and sent. Yes, I decided to just post the rest of the book and finish it as things are crazy and I didn't know when I would be able to do again. I am glad you liked it--I still have a long way to go to get up to all your standards but I am trying. Saerian is amazing--I wish I was as amazing as she is but oh well--maybe someday I can overcome my issues as she is doing now. Take your time my friend--like you said I posted quite a bit and hopefully will get the second book ready to start posting too!!! I have missed you too!!!
Hi Alaeryl - good to see you back :D
Author's Response: Thank you sooooo much Glorfindel and I hope it will be on a more regular basis now and I am hoping to get caught up with some of the reading while I am at it--I have missed you all very much!!!
“Indiell, you are her friend and her protector. You were the first one Saerian opened her heart to, the first she started to trust. Above all else, you are a true friend and that, penneth, is where your power lies, Galadriel told her."
I hope some day Saerian will no longer need a protector. Hmm forest nymph?
Wow I like that mixed lineage! She is becoming a more intriguing character all the time!
Author's Response: She will finally come into her own though like me she will find herself in predicaments that she will need protection but as her powers continue to manifest and grow she does take on a role of protector herself and fights to keep it. I had to add a twist of mythology into this story--I wanted something completely different and I can so see that Yavanna would or could have had such protectors of the forest and the creatures so took a leap of risk and incorporated it into the story. I may have gone overboard with the lineage part, kind of like a heinz 57 mix which I have in my blood too--LOL!!! I am glad you find her intriguing--that was what I was going for. She has so many sides to her and you never know what she will do next.
When a person has a gift bestowed by the One it is often a burden to the individual. It is the world outside them that reaps the benefit of the gift. Saerian seems to be in this position. Thank heaven she has her faithful friend.
Author's Response: Thank you lisse--I have mirrored Saerian to myself and Indiell symbolizes my dearest friends who have stood by me thru all my trials and tribulations--everyone deserves friends like that and I am truly blessed!!!
Haldir has made a mess of things, but seems genuinely contrite under the reprimand of his brothers, and Galadriel.
I do hope Saerien is not beyond recovery. Indiel will do all she can I am sure.
I like that Haldir is strong enough to admit his error.
Author's Response: LOL lisse--I really put Haldir thru the ringer and it doesn't seem to get better for him. I want his arrogance, strength but I also want to show a hint of a softer side to him to and Saerian DEFINITELY gives him a run for his money!!!
At least Haldir is able to learn from his mistakes - even though Galadriel had to literally bludgeon him over the head with them. I wonder how he will approach Saerian in the future. He as a lot of backtracking to do.
Author's Response: Oh my dear Fin--does he learn his lesson or does he not--that is the question here. I gave Galadriel some of my mom's personality thus the bludgeoning of Haldir's actions. It was fun to write!!! Actually I wrote Haldir alittle more of an a**hole than probably necessary but I needed a more dramatic effect for him to show the more gentle side of him that will come out. I am already working on the sequel and have the 3rd book ready to write. I hope you continue to enjoy it and I appreciate your feed back. If you ever find something that should be changed please let me know!!! I am having so much fun with this when things go right but quite stressed too. THANK YOU SO MUCH MY FRIEND!!!
I liked the chapter before and I like the revised version even more and Haldir is slowly but surely coming around with her. He is taken with her? May this bring some peace to her poor soul. Your beta has done an amazing job but it´s your writing that is really improving. Already giddy to read the next chapter. LOL. many hugs. Lai
Author's Response: Thank You Lai--I think I have learned my lesson. Yes Gwaelinn is a BRILLIANT beta!! Yes Haldir is coming around but still a long way to go yet so stay tuned. Thank you for the compliment--I do see some minute changes but it is still majorly my Beta that has worked the magic with my story. I hopefully will have chapter 10 up shortly but so much has been happening--life altering and time consuming so will do my best--glad you liked this!!! Al
OMG i wanted to cry when Saerian said "You CANNOT do any worse to me that has not already been done–except to KILL me and that I would gladly welcome!" it was so heart wrenching and I literally had to stop myself form crying... ooh gods is she going to go all depressed again because of what he did :( I hope not... I don't no whether I should Dislike Haldir or feel sorry for him because of his stupid mistake??
ANyway brilliant chapter, I could feel the raw emotion and it seriously touched me... :D :D :D :D
Author's Response: I am glad to see that you as a reader was able to pick up the pain and emotion she was feeling. She has been through so much and he just pushed one too many times right now. Sorry didn't mean to make you cry but I cry all the time myself when a story touches my heart and soul too!!
Hey my friend
Ooh Haldir is a peeping tom, I love connection growing between Indiell and Saerian :D
YAY I am so glad that Saerian has decided she wants to live and she wants to enjoy life again YAY !!!!
I am so caught in your story I am constantly checking my gmail to see if I have an email form you and then I literally can not wait to read it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: So am I but Saerian still has a very long way to go yet. There will be alot of twists and turns for her and alot of surprises for everyone else. I am humbled by your words Discover--much thanks.
YAY I am so happy that Saerian has decided that she wants to live, this is so brilliant.... IT IS SO EXCITING!!!!!! OOoh yaya I am so glad that I can now post this on the site so that know everyone can see :D :D :D :D :D
Author's Response: Thank you sooo much Discover--I am glad you are thoroughly enjoying the story and want to share your feedback--it means alot really.
I adored how angry Haldir was when he couldn't see her and the extra depth added when Galabriel explained more about her... Ooh and Haldirs shock when he found out about her scars and I love Indiel and how protective/ feisty (not sure if that is spelt right) streaks hmm what else ooh and I enjoyed Haldirs reaction to being told Off (classic)
Author's Response: *evil grin*--I made my Haldir a bit of an ass but who knows he could change!! And yes he isn't used to being told off and especially by an elleth!!! Indiell is an angel--an avenging angel when it comes to anyone trying to hurt Saerian.
WOW that was awesome, she cant die I love her character and the depth/ dark background of Saerian is so heart braking and it often makes my heart constrict for her. I got so excited when Haldir walked in I wanted to see her reaction to him and whether she may have the same emotions towards him are the same as his towards her OMG I in love with your story...
Author's Response: Awww--you make me blush and am humbled by your words!!! Oh there are alot of emotions between the two to come--like I said before it becomes quite explosive.
WoW i could almost feel her pain and it made me want to cry but it was bluddY brilliant i loved how the death of her cousin was left for her to guess, well until Galadriel told her what had happened
i luv luv luved it!!!!!
please post me the next chappie soon but please do not feel rushed there is no hurry. I know how busy life can be (espically a parents life; i can barely look after myself sometimes let alone another life and as my gran would say always off with the faeries) anyway
XXX my freind
i was amazed
p.s excue the spelling I am writing this on my phone and sadly there is no spell check o_O
Author's Response: Thank you Discover--I am glad you loved it and it has caught your attention--your reviews mean alot to me. I am glad to see I was able to cause some emotion with my writing--I am working on that!!!
YAY I loved this chapter just as much as the first (sorry it took me a while to respond, had a hectic weekend) anyway loved the insight on Haldir and how he reacts to Her. Also love that Indiell has taken a shining towards her.
Author's Response: Oh Haldir doesn't know what to make of her and fireworks will explode--Indiell has become a fierce protector of Saerian--glad you enjoyed it!!!!
WOW that was amazing, I felt her love for her child and her sorrow.
you have a serous gift with words, my friend... The story also sounds amazing, so imaginative!!!
Oooh gods you have to send my the next chappie as son as you get time I CAN NOT WAIT.
That was so gripping it was insane, I haven't read such a brilliant first chapter in a while, I am so EXCITED of what is to come next, I wish I could review this for you so every one can see how amazing this is!!!!!!!!!
IT WAS Absolutely amazing and didn't come anywhere close to boring me, what a absurd thought :D
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D I am a FAN
Author's Response: AWWWWW *blush* Thank you so much Discover!!
Ah- so you have been posting away while I wasn't looking! So it was great to find so much to read but I haveto stop to slap Haldir very hard- first for his arrogance misogny at man-handling anyone like a sack of potatos - he would never have done that to anyone else, second to love Indiell! She is just fabulous.
Author's Response: Thank you so much Ziggy--it means alot!! I made Haldir very very bad I wanted him to really get himself in a pickle then try to wheedle himself out. He has alot of humbling coming to him!! I am so glad you like Indiell. She was so sweet and mallable but her friendship with Saerian helped her to grow--now she has learned to Stand up to Haldir!! Besides Saerian ( who is based off of some of my experiences) ia very special to me and so is Indiell--I have a very good friend i have known 46 yrs that Indiell is based on--she stood by me through thick and thin!! Again--THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
a new chapter, hurra! And worth the waiting! What has gotten into Haldir? Has he smoked something? Hope he will cool down soon and the two of them will get friends in the long run. This chapter is told very gripping. I liked it a lot. Thank you. Lai
Author's Response: *blushing* Thank you soooo much Lai, I REALLY REALLY APPRECIATE the review. Haldir just can't give up his prejudice (atleast yet)but maybe things will start easing with him--but when? As I told Glorfindel--I can't believe I wrote him so evilly but it suited my purposes at the moment. I am so glad you think I got the right amount of grip in this chapter--I tried!! There will be plenty more in future chapters and hope I pull them off as well as this one. All of you make my day with the reviews--especially as you all have more experience than I do. Again--Thank you!
Naughty, impetuous Haldir - I hope he trips on a tree root lol
Author's Response: Fin he is an arrogant, naughty elf but will it change or are we in for more of his so-called temper? Oh he gets his come uppance--EVENTUALLY!! As much as I have been enthralled with this elf it amazed me I wrote him so evilly!! *smirk* Thank you for the review it is GREATLY APPRECIATED!! A
REally well written, I am enjoying this immensely and cannot wait to continue!
Author's Response: *blush* Thank you so much glendash! I am glad you are enjoying this story--it's the first I have ever tried writing but most the credit goes to my beta Gwaelinn and all the help she has and is giving me. I am tweaking chapter 8 now and once it has been beta'd I will have it posted. I am really having fun with this and I couldn't do this without all the reviews from everyone here like you! AGAIN Thank You!! Ala
Saerian seems to be getting her interest in life back - that is what comes from living with elves :D All this food talk has made me hungry. Happily, I have some blue cheese and crackers. Looking forward to more!
Author's Response: THANX FIN! She is coming around but is there anything else that can keep her down--that is the question here. She still has alot to conquer first before she actually comes into her own but I hope it will be well worth the wait. Working on Ch 8 now before send to Gwae for beta-ing. I appreciate the reviews--it makes me smile even tho I know I am no where near the writer all of you are but it is a tad bit fun for me at trying something new--THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!
good, Saerian is coming around. Hopefully the stroll will do her some good. The confrontation with the truth about the child can wait. Good emotions displayed here; I like that Celeborn is still suspicious but who can deny his Lady a whish? LOL! Good chapter, I´m eager to find out more, please update soon. Lai
Author's Response: Thanks Lai--and she is isn't she but here is something--can there be twist somewhere coming up and when? My turn and I pray I can pull it off as well as you have my Dear!! The explanation of the child is a bit down the line but it will come as will Saerian's story begin to unfold. Celeborn is strong but he knows when to pick his battles (atleast my idea of Celeborn). Working on CH 8 and then will send for beta & thank god for Gwae--I would be a flop without her help! Again THANK YOU FOR THE REVIEW AND READING--it ALWAYS makes me SMILE Ala
Yes! I want to know about the child as well!
Author's Response: OOOhhh ummm--actually my friend outside of references to him through out this--it doesn't go into what exactly caused his death but once you find out what Saerian experienced you should be able to decipher what happened to him. I knew what I would write in my head but opted not to use it in the story per se because Saerian goes into detail what all occurred but when that chapter comes up let me know what you think--it may be something I can go back and re edit it into the story--the child is actually symbolic to me and I am glad you like the story--boosts my confidence and alot of credit goes to Gwaelinn for all the help and editing she has done!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEWS--I LOVE HEARING WHAT OTHERS THINK OF THE STORY and any suggestions please pass them my way!
I feel quite sorry for Haldir - he is just trying to do his job and nobody is making it easy for him. On to the next chapter now :D
Author's Response: I KNOW HUH--I put Haldir thru the ringer and BEAR with me PLEASE!! He has 1 or 2 chapters yet that he is one major ASS and PUT in his PLACE then things start to ease up for him and FALLS INTO PLACE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE REVIEWS, they make my day--grin and blush!
Indiell has succeeded and Haldir got some insight. I´m curious about the dark secret of the woman. Good chapter, good emotions,please update soon. Lai
Author's Response: Yes she has--but--does it continue or a relapse? Though Haldir has some insight now does he ease up on her or...? Maybe and maybe not! Lips are sealed for now. I am working on Chapter 7 now then will send it off to Gwae for Beta--if it wasn't for her believe me I don't think I could have written it as well as it is going now--THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE REVIEW--I'M BLUSHING!!
really good emotions and tense situations in this chapter, although I find Haldir is again overstepping his position. On my opinion he is reacting out of character. I do understand his concerns, I really do, they are in fact the same Celeborn harbours, yet Galadriel is sensing no danger and he should be content with that; he can be wary anyhow, yet with a bit more grace. I think he will alter his attitude when he is told, or can see what the woman lived trough. The emotions are flaring high in the Golden Wood and that´s perfectly understandable in a realm so near Dol Guldûr. Nonetheless you story is developing and you are improving from chapter to chapter. Go ahead! LOL! Like the story very much. Thank you. Lai
Author's Response: THANK YOU--I know things are out of character but I wanted him to be an ass and there will be a chapter coming up that REALLY makes him a complete ass! There is a reason for making more of hard ass and uncaring and that will come out in a few chapters ahead. I appreciate all the reviews: there are so many different views that each of us that is have unique to themselves and it helps me see things that I would probably never would have seen or considered. I can only hope to one day be the kind of writer all of you here are!! Again Thank You So Much--it makes my day to read your reviews!