Tales – Finduilas POV – 2 of 4
In which the tall, dark, taciturn fellow finally admits his feelings, Finduilas plans a wedding, and poetry is in the air.
Another talismanic object is introduced in this chapter and a new theme enters the mix of legends. The answer to Finduilas’s question to herself is, well, duh.
Things definitely take a romantic turn for the worse in this chapter as Thorongil continues his clueless blundering and Denethor keeps his cards tucked tightly to his vest.
There’s also the introduction of two tangential family members – the “seamstress” and Borondir’s grandmother, Andreth. Both will come back later in the story.
There’s not too much political going on at this point. The focus is on Finduilas’s growing frustration with being in love with a man who does not appear to return any of her feelings, but also on her increasing awareness that Something Big is In The Works where her choices are concerned. It’s more than the rather straightforward dynastic politics Adrahil is pondering; there are portents and dreams and fate swirling around. She knows it and it is not making her happy.