Ch. 82 – Vinitharya

Vinitharya – Denethor POV – 2 of 2

In which mistakes are made.


Chapter action takes place between early June, 2986 and mid-October of the same year.

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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. 68 – Hallowed

Hallowed – Finduilas POV – 1 of 1

In which a snake slithers in, a prisoner is paraded, the Rohirrim show off, an inquiry is launched, a gift is offered, a fate is pondered, a friend is mourned, a queen triumphs, hope trumps certainty, and someone we love dearly is destroyed.


On hallowed ground – a temple, a sacred place, a marriage, a friendship – choices must be made. When there is no right to be chosen over a wrong, how do you decide?

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Ch. 60 – Time

Time – Finduilas POV – 1 of 1

In which we learn it is not time, but is both too soon and too late.


Also, it is too dry.

When I looked at the various timelines and genealogical chronologies, I realized that Thengel dies in the same year as the attack on Umbar, and I decided to put his death first, leading off the year. As you will see in the next chapter, it has caused things to happen out of order. This mistake will lead to others.

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Ch. 56 – Patrimony

Patrimony – Denethor POV – 1 of 1

In which Denethor is confronted by most of his kin and cannot find forgiveness.


The rest of the clan wanted to get in on the fun, and the alleged bastard half-brother also decides to make Denethor’s life difficult. At least Thorongil isn’t trying to kill him.

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