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This will be a collection of fics, commissioned art, and gapfillers to flesh out events within my Dark Prince/Magnificat...
A Love Unspoken by cheekybeak General Audiences
A prequel to “Fire Dancing Upon Our Souls.” On a ship at Pelegir a newly stricken Legolas battles with the sea-longing...
Shadows and Cages by Narya Teen
In Gondolin, Fanari and Aredhel spend an evening by the fire. A gift ficlet for Spiced Wine for Legendarium Ladies April.
Melpomaen the Elfling by Glorfindel Explicit
Melpomaen is a reborn elfling. He has two fathers because Saruman cursed one of them to fall pregnant to the next elf they...
I'll be Yours if You'll be Mine by NelyafinweFeanorion Teen
Modern setting AU. Maedhros/Fingon. Maedhros owns a bookstore. Fingon is in grad school. Expect appearances from varied members...
Even the Birds Are Chained to the Sky by cheekybeak Teen
The story of Legolas, Elrohir and Maewen in Valinor. A Silvan child runs free and safe in Valinor but how free is he? A mother...
The Light Wraps You by Narya General Audiences
A moment between Celebrimbor and Orodreth after the news of Finrod's death. Written as a birthday gift for Gabriel – it's...

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Reviews For Dead Reckoning

Name: Quantumphysica (Signed) · Date: June 26, 2013 20:45 · For: Chapter 1
This made me laugh... that cook is really something... He's so... dryly humorous, and just sarcastic enough! xD I can imagine it must be a sad job, being a cook for people who can't eat anything...

Author's Response: Thanks so much, Quantum. I love your screen name btw. I'm glad you enjoyed the story. It was fun to imagine what the curse must have been like for the cranky cook. I appreciate your comments.


Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: March 17, 2012 15:12 · For: Chapter 1

So much to love! But I think the notion of the Stone of erch being brought from Numenor was the funniest- and Helmhelm. He was hilarious. And beneath this wonderfully grumpy cook is a very warm heart- for a start he cooks, and laughs gently at Helhelm going off to clean his bow- again! But he lets the horses go because he thinks they might be stuck forever to the wagon. 



Author's Response: Thanks so much Ziggy. The thought of the Numenorians dragging that stone onto a ship really amused me, as did Helmhelm with his double helm and killing himself with his own bow, and I thought others would have fun with it too. I glad you enjoyed this and I really appreciate your comments.


Name: Alpha Ori (Signed) · Date: March 13, 2012 22:40 · For: Chapter 1
This is wickedly ironic, and hilarious to my mind. Old habits die hard indeed, I mean knowing you are dead but still having the urge to cook, ouch... and then dying with a bunch of basil in your pockets - I mean how ignoble... hehehe - I loved it!!

Author's Response: Thanks Alpha Ori. It's kind of a double punishment to be dead and still have to do the cooking, isn't it? I'm glad you enjoyed this.


Name: Scarlet10 (Signed) · Date: March 13, 2012 19:54 · For: Chapter 1
OMG, there were quite a few sentences I really appreciated:
- "He took the whole king in beggar’s guise bit to a whole new level this one."
- "I shook my ladle at a couple of those who seemed undecided and off they went too."
- "The Elves think they’re the only ones here you see."

I love this cynical, practical, hard-die (*wink*) cook.
I don't think I would have the drive to keep cooking for so long, for a bunch of unappreciative "customers".

I really enjoyed the tale. It made me think of canon points that I never considered, and to look at the whole scene with a different eye.

Oh, and the laugh. LOL.
Thank you :-)

Author's Response: Thanks so much Scarlet. When I thought of this story the first image that came to mind was the cook scaring the people off the ship with his ladle. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it. :-)


Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: March 13, 2012 19:37 · For: Chapter 1
OMG this is too precious and completely off the wall! It is sooo different and unexpected! I loved the cook and his obvious observation on everything--especially the rock. This was too good and I love the way your mind thinks!

Author's Response: Thanks Alareyel, I'm glad you enjoyed the humor here. It's always fun to write something off the wall like this.


Name: Elvewen (Signed) · Date: March 13, 2012 15:30 · For: Chapter 1
This was lovely, hilarious and utterly cynical!

"a Man that looked like he could use a hot bath and a shave. That had to be him, Isildur’s heir. He took the whole king in beggar’s guise bit to a whole new level this one."

I cracked up reading this. There are so many times while watching LOTR that I thought this. I totally agree with the cook:)

Brilliant work!

Author's Response: Thanks Elvewen. I can never resist taking a dig at Aragorn, or just about anyone else. :-) I'm glad you like this.


Name: Tinara (Signed) · Date: March 13, 2012 11:20 · For: Chapter 1
A great story! I never really thought about the actual people behind the name "Army of the Dead". But surely all the camp-followers would be included in the curse.
I really liked the musings about the stone of Erech, the possible last-minute evacuation of it gave me a good laugh.
Tinara

Author's Response: Thanks Tinara, I'm glad you like this. I thought it would be fun to do the Paths of the Dead story from a different perspective. And out of all the things they could have chosen to save from Numenor someone chose that stone? That's funny in itself. I appreciate your comments.


Name: Branwyn (Signed) · Date: March 13, 2012 6:42 · For: Chapter 1
Love it! As a snarky cynic myself, this is a (dead) man after my own heart.

Author's Response: Thanks Branwyn, I have to admit to sharing a few traits with this cook myself. I appreciate your comments.


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