I'm really sorry to hear about your parents. I hope all goes well. Take care of what's important in your life and don't stress too much. Your readers will always be here. Thanks too for your dedication to your writing. We'll be here when you're ready again :)
Author's Response: I'll be home in just over a week and the first thing I'm doing is posting. Thanks bukz, for waiting.
Hi. Really missing your updates. Hope all is well. Looking forward to more of this story.
Author's Response: Sorry it's been a while. I promise I will get back to the story. Unfortunately, I've had a family emergency and I'm currently helping my elderly parents. My dad is my mom's only care giver and he ended up in the hospital for an absess on his foot. So I've been with them, taking care of my mom and visiting my dad in the rehab facility. Luckily, tomorrow he comes home, but I'm still here for another week and a half. I've got to get home care set up and things like that so I can finally go back home. So hang in there with me. I promise not to abandon this story. I've just hit a bump in the road. Thanks for asking Luvbukz. It's nice to know someone's out there.
Lorien - nice. I like the twist in the tale and am very excited to see how that works out. I'm also thrilled about having the ents involved. I like the ents and there really isn't much of them, or about them, in the trilogy so that's cool (even if it turns out to be brief its still great).
I know how things can get hectic during school breaks so thanks for taking the time out to write and update. I'll be twitching with anticipation till your next chapter's published.
Ps I know that most fanfic authors write purely as a hobby but I can't help but admire your work. I was wondering if you have any published works or if you've ever considered getting your stuff published? I hope I'm not over stepping its just that, for me, as a fantasy writer i think you're really talented. I'd have your books on my shelf alongside Tolkien, Terry Brooks and Ursula Le Guin. Just an errant thought.
Author's Response: I don't think I've ever written Fangorn Forest or the ents before, and I found it to be refreshing and fun. You're right, there's not a lot about them so it left a lot open to imagination. You are too kind with your comments, and it would be a dream come true to become a published author. I constantly think about an original story that I could possibly put out there, but nothing has really clicked yet. So in the meantime, I'll keep practicing with Tolkien fanfic. I really appreciate your support, and knowing someone enjoys my work so much just makes me more motivated to step out and try writing my own story. So thank you again, Luvbukz.
Thanks for the update. I'm still hooked :) I was wondering... Since this isn't a typical, follow the course of the books story, will Legolas be finding his way to Elrond and the fellowship or do you have something else in mind?
Author's Response: Sorry it took a little longer to update, but it was spring break at my house and that left me with very little time for writing. I'm back now, and hope to have another chp by the end of the week. Well, to answer your question, Legolas will not be going to Imladris. At this point in the story, the Council has already taken place and the fellowship has split up. However, Legolas will meet what's left of the fellowship, in my own twisted way, and he will eventually go to Lothlorien. That's about all I can say for now, since I haven't written most of it yet, and sometimes things change. But it's definitely Lorien, not Rivendell where Legolas will end up.
Oh my... It truely pains me to read about Legolas in such a degrading, unforgiving and altogether wretched place. Poor elf. That the devious worm seems to be getting his way (for now at least) really grates my gall. I know things will get better though so I'm hanging in there with you as always :). Looking forward to your next installment. Can't wait to see where this is headed and what's in store for our tortured elf. Thanks for the update and thanks for not deserting your readers. We deeply appreciate it.
Author's Response: Things are always darkest before the dawn, you could say. And Grima will get his sooner or later, probably later. I'm glad to see you're still hanging with me. And no worries about desertion. I never leave a story unfinished. I hate that kind of thing myself and know how disappointing it is to never know what happened. More on the way soon. Always good to see you Luvbukz.
Oh no Legolas... How could he allow that vile woman to trap him like that... And her... Has she not a shred of goodness in her that would not even think twice about hurting this wonderful elf. Super despise that worm right now and wish I could teach that woman the real meaning of pain for bringing Legolas' good and respectable name and into question. Oh, can't wait to see all the worm's plans and desires go up in flames.
Author's Response: Now you can see why Grima chose Rota to do the dirty deed. He knew she would be irresistable to Legolas, and she would get the job done.
Been reading The Two Towers, again, and got to the part when the three hunters meet Eomer and his riders. As he spoke of himself and HIS eored I was immediately taken back to the scene in your story when he spoke to his men and formed a bond with them securing their allegience.
It struck me then that not only are you a talent writer but you also see things in stories that others might miss. Myself for one.
Whether intentional or not, its a lovely filler. It give me a new or deeper understanding of the love and loyalty between Eomer and the people of Rohan. It makes total sense now why they could follow him so easily as if he were always meant to be King.
Thanks for that.
Author's Response: I cannot tell you what a great feeling you've given me. I've always liked Eomer's character. What a strong, honorable, and confident man he must have been. And yes, I intentionally wanted to show that bonding with his men, as well as his love for his people and country. I've always thought that the Rohirrim were the most proud people. They are a young and growing country compared to other places. They have a lot to prove and need strong leaders. I'm so happy I could spark something with my writing. What a huge compliment you've given me. Thank you so much ; - )
Ah it feels so good to be back. I've been unable to access this site for what seems like forever.
Oh, things are hotting up now. Looks like the ominous dark cloud will soon be releasing its showers of war and woe.
Though I enjoy reading about the elf's battle skills (very sexy), I'm glad Legolas gets to keep an eye on things at home which promises training for poor Eowyn so she can at least get some air now and then.
Hope all goes well for Rohan's princes yet I fear that I'll be saying goodbye to one of them soon.
Anyway, let me stop making assumptions and look forward to the next chapter.
Thank you for the update. (",)
Author's Response: Glad you're back. Yes, Legolas is back home, but there is a twist coming. Dark days are definitely falling upon them all.
Oh thank you, thank you, thank you. You know I'm a sucker for a possible Legolas-Eowyn relationship so that kiss was most enjoyable to read about. I know they're just friends though and likely to stay that way.
Nice chapter. Sad, but nice. I'm blown away by how you described that kiss. It was beautiful. You are truly a talented writer. I was so drawn in I almost felt like I was there.
I'm really enjoying Legolas in this setting among humans and I'm also enjoying the humans themselves lol. Thanks for updating. Can't wait for more.
Author's Response: So nice to hear from you. Thanks for your nice comments. You are right about Legs and Eowyn. They are just friends and that is all. But if your first kiss could be with an elf, wouldn't you make it happen? I think Eowyn and Faramir are definitely the best choice for each other ... eventually. I've got other plans for Legi though. I just need to write them. Thanks for sticking with me and I'll try to update a little faster.
I think you're right, it hasn't been explained anywhere and for that I thank you for all the liberties taken :) It makes for a good read and is very convincing.
I'm glad Legolas has tipped the guys off about that creepy worm's obsession with poor Eowyn lol it gives me hope. As for Legolas and his love... Poor thing... I'm biting my nails wondering what comes next.
Thanks for another well written chapter. Your story telling abilities are exceptional. Look forward to more.
Author's Response: And thank you for another review! I'm happy to know you are enjoying this story. As for Legolas, he'll not take Luta's news too well, but he will redirect his anger. Grima better look over his shoulder.
Hi. Thanks for another great chapter. Its really interesting to see that slippery piece of bat droppings at work. Thanks you for provided an account of how Grima became the Worm.
I know Legolas can hold his own but I'm so afraid for him right now. Afraid of whatever it is that evil misguided fool has got planned to bring pain to Legolas' life. My mind is already raising.
Thanks again looking forward to more.
Author's Response: Glad you find Grima so slimy. I took liberties with his story however. I'm not sure it was ever explained how that all came about. We just know that at some point be became a traitor. As for his plans for Legolas, well, you know Grima is more of a supervisor than a laborer, so that he doesn't get his hands dirty. Thanks for reading.
Ah sorry for being gone so long. I was writing exams and had to practice great restraint. Super glad to be back though. Thanks for a great chapter, I enjoy reading about Legolas in love. Funny though I found my reaction to the part at the end between Legolas and Eowyn quite interesting. All of sudden I wanted that to be the beginning of something more. Lol I'm not sure why I feel that way.
By the way, it crossed my mind while reading, I'm not very knowledgable about all things elf so what happens if Legolas "does the deed" before his majority?
Thanks again and can't wait for more :)
Author's Response: Legolas and Eowyn have a special kind of relationship, but they really are just friends. Neither one would want to do anything to damage that friendship. As far as your question about Legolas and his majority, I just have one thing to say ... fanfiction. Legolas' story is already much different than originally written so I'm not following any canon rules here. Had he been raised by elves, I'm sure things would be much different, but he's lived with humans longer than elves by now and has adopted their traditions, and that includes "doing the deed" lol. Right now his hormones are racing and he's not thinking about humans vs. elves, immortality vs. mortality. He's pretty much using Theodred and Eomer as examples, but don't worry. He'll still have some morals. ; - )
I've only just started reading this, I've been absent for a while but it's promising to be one of your signature epic adventures with a story line to make the rest of us authors green with envy and characters that we will no doubt fall in love with! very exciting to read some new works from you L8Bleumr! ~ Iri
Author's Response: Iri, so nice to see you again. Hope all is well with you. You'll have a little catching up to do with this one, but I'm posting a little slower. I have a beta who is a huge help to me. This story is a little different for me, since romance is not the main plot. I'm a little out of my comfort zone and have been struggling a bit, but I'm definitely learning something from all of this. It's nice to have you back and I hope you'll enjoy and keep reading.
Yeah I am newly registered but have been enjoying the stories for a while as a guest.
You're right they're definately worth the wait :) You're my favourite author for many reasons.
I know you're inspiration comes mainly from Eowyn, Faramir, Legolas and Haldir but I was wondering if in the future you might consider, even if just a short story, to write about Eomer? I think there's great potential there for a story of love, loyaly, trials and life's test. No pressure though just a thought.
Author's Response: I'm very glad you decided to join and review. I'm not sure readers understand how important reviews are to an author. It is our only form of payment and for me, each one is a bit of gold, so thank you again. As for Eomer, I love his character, and if inspiration hits me I would like to give him his own story. Actually, I had once considered writing a story for a OC from Journey of a Butterfly, telling her back story and involving Eomer in it. I still think about it from time to time. Maybe I'll get back to it once this story is told.
As usual you have me up till all hours reading your story. Great story. Love how it's developing. Very believable.
My only complaint is that you don't give a chapter everyday :) I understand writing takes time though. Please keep writing can't wait to read the rest. You rock.
Author's Response: I see you are new here. Very nice to meet you. Hope you get some sleep though, lol. I'm so glad you like this story. Believe me, I wish I could post everyday, but I can only go as fast as my beta, but she does such a wonderful job helping me that it's worth the wait.
So Legolas is at last going to Rohan... He will have to leave his little friend behind, poor child.
I'm looking forward to the next part!
Author's Response: Unfortunately yes, he will have to leave a lot of people behind, but Rohan will offer new relationships and adventures.