It has been a pleasure to read a story by someone who knows and loves Tolkein's books and the world of hobbits that he created.
I look forward to the rest of the year!
Please read my story about Gimli in Valinor (its actually a dream, but one sent by Irmo). You will find there a cosy little scene that fits in quite well with your story.
Author's Response: Aw I am so so happy you like it :D your reviews are very much appreciated! I will definitely be sure to check out your story! No better way to thank you for your wonderful support. :) I hope you will enjoy the rest of the story, once I update! T.E.
Still enjoying this; but is this Frodo and Sam or Ralph and Ted? If you don't know what that is, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEBdi6Xffd0
Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Hello and thank you for your reviews! I just followed the link and I can definitely see the resemblance! I hope it's not a bad thing?! Because in the books the fact Sam is Frodo's servant plays a much more important role than in the film, so I wanted to get that across. And I'd never thought about the title being interpreted like that. I'm glad you think this is better! :) I'm so happy you're liking it so far and I really hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the chapters! :D Taurauthiel Eruwaedhiel
An excellent start! I love your use of the Hobbit calendar, and of course you don't have to worry about working out what the day of the week is, because every year is the same in the Shire Reckoning.
I loved the touch about tenants. Tolkein is very quiet about the real source of Baggins wealth, but his father was already comfortably well off before any dragon or troll gold came along, and he certainly didn't work by the sweat of his brow, so land holdings would be a very obvious source of revenue.
I was a little confused when I started writing, because I assumed that "his last year" meant before he went to the Grey Havens. To be honest, this probably makes for a better "last year" than the one I imagined.
I'm hooked; I'll be back for more!