Wow! I really like your writing, it flows so nicely. :) And you obviously have a big store of Tolkien knowledge. Very fun to read, I'm gonna read more of your stuff!
Author's Response: It's that Callimachus thing. When a plot bunny bites me, I can't write until I think I've read all the right bits. It means a lot that you enjoy it.
Hedgehog? Why a hedgehog?
This was funny.
Author's Response: I think because they're lowly, but probably, deep in the back of my mind, because of the Hedgehog in The Once And Future King, when Wart becomes a badger.