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Luck From The Ashes

by Raksha_The_Demon 4 Reviews

Aragorn and Faramir make an unusual discovery in the ruins of the House of the Stewards...

Category: Lord of the Rings - Rating: G - Genres: Drama - Characters: Aragorn, Faramir - Warnings: [!!!] - Published: 2006/04/25 - Updated: 2006/04/26 - 1229 words - Complete


  • Luck From The Ashes

    (#) lindahoyland 2006-04-25 09:47:50 PM

    This is one of my favourites of your stories.It was prophetic too,as I found a grey cat on my doorstep soon after !A truly delightful tale of my favoutite characters.
  • Luck From The Ashes

    (#) Ithilwen 2006-04-26 05:02:49 PM

    You use the words "House of Stewards" as if it meant a physical building instead of a bloodline. To the best of my knowledge, they didn't have any specific assigned residence.

    I'd been wondering about Faramir as a steward. Unlike Boromir, he hadn't been raised to expect that he'd rule Gondor one day.

    The dialogue is a bit stilted. Aragorn doesn't usually wax quite that poetic.

    Heh. Aragorn speaks Elvish and Faramir speaks almost-Elvish.

    Author's response

    Thanx for reviewing, Ithilwen!

    The House of the Stewards was a physical building - it was located on Rath Dinen "The Silent Street" and it held the tombs of the Stewards. It's described in detail in "The Siege of Gondor" in the book ROTK; from Pippin's viewpoint, as he accompanies Denethor and the servants bearing Faramir. (Denethor ordered the excursion). In "The Pyre of Denethor", Denethor tries to burn his son and himself alive, as I'm sure you know - at that point they were in the House of the Stewards, lain atop an empty marble table. The House collapsed in the fire that Denethor set.

    You're right that Faramir had a lot of new responsibilities to which he had to become accustomed; I'm sure he managed, but it might not have been easy.
  • Luck From The Ashes

    (#) Michelle 2006-05-02 03:00:39 PM

    I would have liked to rate this "cute but with meaning", but unfortunately there isn't a blurb like this:( I always wondered why there are so few pets in LOTR fanfiction, and as a cat person I enjoyed seeing those two great nobles falling prey to the innocent looks of little kittens!
  • Luck From The Ashes

    (#) Dancingkatz 2006-07-27 11:06:08 AM

    This was wonderfully sweet. Too bad I can adopt one of the kittens!

    Author's response

    Thanx, Dancingkatz. I'm glad you liked the story.

    I wouldn't mind bringing home the little grey kit that Aragorn liked. But my two Elven-spaniels would object.

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