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Consensus so far? posted 30 March 2009 in The Judging EyeConsensus so far? by Curethan, Didact

Quote: "Truth Shines":fdl4vauh

p.p.s.: I'm sure I'm not the only one who recognized the parallel between Cil-Aujas and Moria. I remember when I first read the phrase &quot;Black Halls of Cil-Aujas&quot; I laughed out loud and said: &quot;Akka I hope you don't run into a Balrog down there!&quot; You have to give Mr. Bakker props: there's no hemming and hawing with this guy, he is going right up against Saint Tolkien himself. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->[/quote:fdl4vauh]

The Cil-Aujas slog was prolly 10x better than the Mines of Moria imo. This was really the meat of the narrative and made it entirely worthwhile. The rest, as you say, was setting up the frame of a new thematic structure and was tantalizing more than satisfying. And certainly I agree that Cnaiur leaves a mighty big space in the PoVs. But the prose was superior to TDtCB - many times I had to stop and roll it on my palate, as it were. view post


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