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COMPLETE - Boromir, mortally wounded in his elven boat, washes up on the coast of Maine. None could be more surprised than Morgan, a 21st century girl who doesn't believe a word he says. Chaos ensues when she ships him off to the insane asylum. **AU**


Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Chapter 1 - Winter's Rages 1,934 0 31 Jan 08
2 Madhouse 2,474 1 02 Feb 08
3 Back to Reality 2,348 2 10 Feb 08
4 Mercy 4,081 4 13 Feb 08
5 The English Patient 2,226 2 18 Feb 08
6 Land of the Free 1,489 1 18 Feb 08
7 An Education 2,759 3 20 Feb 08
8 The Dinner Party 3,621 1 24 Feb 08
9 Unicorny 2,598 2 27 Feb 08
10 Marco Polo 3,014 1 06 Mar 08
11 Gondorian Idle 2,832 3 09 Mar 08
12 Such Sweet Sorrow 2,605 3 13 Mar 08
13 Boromir the Brave 3,340 2 17 Mar 08
14 Farewell to Moglie 2,640 2 25 Mar 08
15 Boromir Son of Carl? 3,284 1 31 Mar 08
16 Revelation 4,901 1 29 Apr 08
17 Homeward Bound 2,337 0 29 Apr 08
18 Epilogue 653 3 29 Apr 08
Appx. Word Count 49,136 32  



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Gwynnyd - 10 Mar 08 - 9:37 PM

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I guess I thought a message would pop up automatically in my inbox when you posted a new chapter

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Elfhild - 12 May 08 - 3:37 PM

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You have written an excellent "what if" tale and did a really good job of exploring the trauma a character from the Third Age would feel if he suddenly found himself in today's world. First would come the shock and horror, the disbelief, homesickness, and finally acceptance. I thought the epilogue added greatly to the story, because the reader got to see what eventually happens to all of the characters. I liked the way that you wrote modern day life in the Tolkienesque style; it really gives everyday life an unexpected twist.

I read recently that you were ill. I am sorry to hear that and hope you are feeling better now. :)

I hope you write more stories in the future.


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Arcadia - 08 Mar 09 - 2:00 PM

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When I read the description, I didn't think I would enjoy this story at all. I thought it would be another self-insertion fic that was lame and painful to read. I found myself pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the story. Your portrayal of Boromir's puzzlement and fear of modern technologies is both believable and amusing. Overall, it was an enjoyable read, and it's a shame you don't have any other stories archived here. ;)

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Story Information

Author: Lizbit

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/08/09

Original Post: 01/31/08

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