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Courting the Lady ~ by Celandine Brandybuck

How did Denethor ever end up married to Finduilas of Dol Amroth? And given that Aragorn was in Gondor at the time, under the name Thorongil, might he not have been interested in this courtship? This romance is told partly through the eyes of each of the three individuals involved (plus Imrahil), and partly through the medium of letters between them all. First of the Steward's Family sequence. No objectionable content. By Celandine.

Mithril Awards 2004 - Runner-up - Best novel/serial


Chapter List

Ch# Title # Words Updated
1 Mettarë Night 3,618 19 Jan 04
2 A Yestarë Ride 3,809 20 Feb 04
3 On the Streets of Minas Tirith 3,438 19 Jan 04
4 The Steward's Heir Consults 2,512 19 Jan 04
5 A Dinner-Party 2,285 19 Jan 04
6 Epistolary Seasons I 4,277 19 Jan 04
7 An Unexpected Inspection 4,917 19 Jan 04
8 Epistolary Seasons II 1,905 19 Jan 04
9 Dol Amroth 3,211 19 Jan 04
10 Epistolary Seasons III 3,250 19 Jan 04
11 The Lady Reflects 2,538 19 Jan 04
12 Anticipation 3,363 19 Jan 04
13 The Courtyard of the White Tree 2,844 19 Jan 04
14 Confrontation 3,138 19 Jan 04
15 Answer 3,024 19 Jan 04
16 Again Mettarë 3,580 19 Jan 04
17 Epilogue 517 19 Jan 04
18 Author's Notes 308 31 Jan 04
Appx. Word Count 52,534  


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Playlist Overview

Last Update: 02 Mar 14
Stories: 7
Type: Reader List
Created By: AngelQueen

A selection of some of the best romances in the archive.

Why This Story?

One of the most lovely interpretations of the romance of Finduilas and Denethor. Also, the friendship between Finduilas and Thorongil is incredibly sweet.


Story Information

Author: Celandine Brandybuck

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Romance

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/21/04

Original Post: 08/23/02

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