While I enjoyed the quality of the writing, and the beginning of the story, I was both surprised and disappointed to see a mighty dragon of Middle Earth being so easily killed by a mere dwarf that could not even reach a vital spot, let alone pierce it while the dragon apparently just allowed it to happen. The whole notion that this was Tolkien's Middle Earth dissolved and it seemed like what started out great turned into a bad dragon slayer comic book or video game with ridiculous feats of dragon slaying. And then contrary to his father being killed so easily, Smauglock proceeds to conquer all of Erebor with nary a scratch. It is difficult to take your writing seriously after this... at least any story involving dragons, I fear. I noticed one typo, fowl when you probably met foul, Thanks for sharing, and good luck with your writing.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review :) I understand your point, I did it purely for plot purposes and I see now that it was an error in judgement perhaps. Please do keep in mind though that Ralarth was a very old dragon, who had been warn down by the war around him. Alas I do understand what you mean, and I think I should have gone about that scene a different way. I apologize, I did try to stay very well within the parameters of Tolkiens universe.
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