Ch. 79 – Queen

Queen – Finduilas POV – 1 of 2

In which the queen chastises three of her faithful stewards and takes up again the contest with Beruthiel.


The force of the past no longer can be held in check, and Finduilas struggles not to drown in the deluge.

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Ch. 78 – Steward

Steward – Denethor POV – 2 of 2

In which a stone would like to have a word with Denethor.


Denethor is going to find out just how right his father could be.

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Ch. 77 – Suffice

Denethor POV – 1 of 2

In which Denethor cannot allow himself to question whether it will be enough, nor to consider what is missing.


Faramir joins the family and, for a very brief moment, everything seems to be moving in the right direction.

This chapter takes place over almost a year’s time span, from Faramir’s birth in early July 2983 through late May, 2984. I also toss in a little climate change commentary.

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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. 74 – Watch

Watch – Finduilas POV – 2 of 4

In which we watch a Steward be sly, a spy be recruited, a captain be disappointed, a Warden be forward, a Hound be healed, a danger be seen, a wish be voiced, a watcher be warned, a hot-head be stupid, and a tragedy unfold.


Finduilas is trying to keep an eye on everything, especially Denethor, but things are starting to multiply.

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