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In the Hands of the Enemy ~ by meckinock

When Aragorn is waylaid by bandits while racing to answer an urgent summons from Gandalf, he gains an unexpected ally whose loyalties are suspect. With Gandalf and Halbarad in pursuit, can Aragorn discern friend from foe and escape the hands of the Enemy before he is forced to reveal the secret of the Shire? Mithril Awards 2004: Runner-up - Action-Adventure; MEFA Awards 2004 - 1st Place - Mystery Author


Chapter List

Ch# Title # Words Updated
1 The Trap is Laid 2,748 23 Nov 14
2 An Urgent Message 2,024 23 Nov 14
3 Ambush 2,020 23 Nov 14
4 Friend or Foe 4,762 23 Nov 14
5 Spies in Bree 6,399 23 Nov 14
6 A Clandestine Raid 5,224 23 Nov 14
7 An Ill-fated Rendezvous 4,436 23 Nov 14
8 A Battle of Wills 3,221 23 Nov 14
9 Leverage 3,331 23 Nov 14
10 Revelation Retracted 5,550 23 Nov 14
11 Rolly's Decision 5,416 23 Nov 14
12 Ranger Names 9,430 23 Nov 14
Appx. Word Count 54,561  


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Playlist Overview

Last Update: 20 May 06
Stories: 15
Type: Reader List
Created By: Envinyatar

A collection of stories that, to me, illustrate the following quote from Appendix A:

Aragorn's "face was sad and stern because of the doom that was laid on him, and yet hope dwelt ever in the depths of his heart, from which mirth would arise at times like a spring from the rock."

In character stories that present the lighter side of Aragorn.

Why This Story?

Again not really light-hearted (there are so few), but irrepressible humour mixed in with near-despair in a tightly-plotted adventure.


Story Information

Author: meckinock

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/17/06

Original Post: 11/19/03

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