Reviews For The Emissary

Name: Taylor17387 (Signed) · Date: March 10, 2013 07:44 pm · For: Chapter 8

This story was amazing, both funny at times, and then also sad towards the end. The dialogues were so sharp and lively, loved them. And the portrayals of the characters, so conflicted and deep... Finwe's family really has issues, doesn't it? Loved the sarcasm of Finrod, as well.
Though I was quite confused by the Quenya names, since I'm not familiar with them. But in any case, this is a fantastic story, and one with the best dialogues and writing I've read in a long time.

Name: Tristana (Signed) · Date: July 02, 2012 03:37 pm · For: Chapter 8

Whoa - just whoa. Actually, I have been lurking here for quite a while. Though I'm more of a 'save and run' person, and just got an account. And thus take the opportunity to tell you.
I have no words, I don't know what to say. Despite what you said about your vision of the House of Finwë, I'd say that fanfictions are here for a reason, to give us something that the original didn't or barely mentioned.
Your plot was well-thought and it made sense to me, in the context of the Silmarillion itself. So I'd rather say you 'enhanced' the story, rather than wrote something totally AU. I have to say I didn't expect Findaráto to fall for Elwë but... I'd be lying if I didn't say I loved it. And the whole thing of him using the Sindarin form of his name rather than the Quenya on occasions... who is he fooling? (I do feel awfully sad for Maccalaurë... alright, Finwë's descendants have this way of making me feel awful most of the time.)
I am sorry, I feel like I am ranting, but I'm afraid I can't say anything clever to save my life. Probably the only thing that was hard was the use of their mother-name. It's been years that I haven't read the Silmarillion, so I kept having to check. But it was not that much of a problem, and in the end, it did not distract me from your story.

You are a very talented writer, I guess this is what I ultimately wanted to say. You have a way of bringing characters to life, breathing life into them and making them more flesh and blood. The last bit brought tears to my eyes, it really did. Live, love and lose indeed. I rarely ever felt so compelled to read multi-chapters fictions - short attention-span, yay. But now, I think I'll just run around and read your other stories. (I am sorry if I sound like a creeper...)

Thank you for writing this story, and for sharing it here. *hands in virtual cookies in worship* /creeper moment over

Name: tkid (Anonymous) · Date: July 28, 2011 03:47 pm · For: Chapter 8

P.S. I can't tell you how much I want a ninth chapter.

Name: tkid (Anonymous) · Date: July 28, 2011 03:45 pm · For: Chapter 8

This was glorious, and gorgeous, and utterly heartbreaking. I don't think I ever comprehended the terror Finrod must have been in when Beren asked for his help.

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