Ch. 85 – Demon

Demon – Denethor POV – 2 of 2

In which Denethor understands what is left for him to do.


Some promises should never be made.

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Ch. 83 – Lost

Lost – Finduilas POV – 1 of 1

In which fate and free will, pride and faith, and the solace of eternity are addressed.


Why do the Powers insist that the Children are in need of redemption?

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Ch. 75 – Get

Get – Finduilas POV – 3 of 4

In which the Warden gets testy, the Monster gets her way, the Quartermaster gets an ultimatum, the Prince gets a new grandchild, and the Steward gets what he wants.


And all of the children running around. I think I need to put together another appendix chapter and list out who all has been born, and to whom, in the Steward’s line. It’s a lot.

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Ch. 72 – Due

Due – Denethor POV – 4 of 4

In which the idyllic sojourn comes to an end and things too long deferred come due.


Money, respect, and obligations are all owed. Giving people their due, due to arrive, and in due time. Boy, oh boy, but does a certain elusive captain owe a whole bunch of people a great deal, especially his uncle.

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Ch. 71 – Havens

Havens – Denethor POV – 3 of 4

In which Denethor and others look for places for their minds, hearts and bodies to be at peace.


Mr. Snarly continues to be happy, but I think he knows it is not anything he can count on.

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Ch. 65 – Recovery

Recovery – Finduilas POV – 1 of 2

In which Finduilas understands that he wants her back.


There is a lot of recovery going on. Recovering from a season of war, from Thorongil’s departure, and from the threat of civil war. There is also recovering lost ground, usurped territory, and over-extended expectations. Most of all, there is recovering from the damage that this has inflicted on the hearts and psyches of the survivors.

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