Sounds like a winner! I'm not much on stories where the writer changes the the actual events of the books, but this story sounds interesting! (Plus, because you're the one writing it, it's bound to have a fair amount of Merry and Pippin scenes!) I have received an email from Wainrider, but I'm assuming he doesn't write for this site because I can't find his name under authors. Did I miss it?
I really like the last line. It is extremely in character for Frodo and very dramatic. Good job!
Author's Response: Aw, thank you Traveller! This story also gives me a chance to re-write the books in my own words, although I don't plan on changing many of the events. In addition, I get to write missing scenes with Merry and Pippin, such as when Merry is ill in the Houses of Healing. I'd ask Wainrider over his email; as I can't find him either! Thanks for reviewing, and thanks for the hugs! *Hugs!* meerkatalex
You've got a very interesting writing style: On the one hand, it is very formal, almost as much as Tolkien himself, but at the same time more modern. I'm interested to see where this story is headed. It's always suspicious when a new person just drops out of the middle of nowhere. :) I think one area you could improve on is not assume that the reader already has read the books. I, for one have, but not everyone does, and the mark of a good author is one that can explain the original story, not just elaborate on it. Barring that, this looks very interesting, and I wish you happy writing.
Author's Response: Yes, my friends and family think I'm too formal to be normal! :-) I totally forgot about people who had not read the books, and I'm extremely sorry about that! When I have a moment I will update this and take your constructive critisism into account! Thank you! meerkatalex
Good start to a great tale! Wainrider? a suspicious name, is he good or evil? no one knows! (Laughs) I like your style! You've got me hooked! I wonder what the star on his hand means, hmm...!
PS: How is your other story coming along?
Author's Response: Other story meaning my animal transformation story? Yes, it's going fine. I may post a new chapter tonight, depends if I get round to it. The star on his hand will not be discussed until an inquisitive Pippin gets even more inquisitive than normal! :-) Glad you like it, keep tuned! meerkatalex