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. 81 – King

King – Denethor POV – 1 of 2

In which Denethor attends a festival, digs holes, begs forgiveness, confronts a mystery, receives a gift, discharges a debt, searches for things lost, and learns more than he really wanted to know.


Denethor completes his first year of rule, and is angry that everyone still longs for Thorongil.  Especially himself.

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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. 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. 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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