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  • An Unexpected Letter, a lord of the rings fanfic

    [ad_1] An Unexpected Letter – Linda Hoyland Disclaimer: The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. This story is written for pleasure not profit. With thanks to Raksha and Deandra. Ecthelion picked up the topmost sheaf on the pile of parchments his secretary had brought him. It was a request for reinforcements for the garrison at Osgiliath. The old Steward tried to force himself to concentrate but the words swam before his eyes. It had been five days now and there was still no word from Thorongil. Maybe Denethor had been right after all? It was sheer folly to send his best captain, together with a band of Gondor’s finest men, against the might of the Corsairs. Thorongil had seemed so confident, though, and in all the years that Ecthelion had known him, his judgement had never proved wrong. Maybe though, this time he had overreached himself and was now slaughtered, or captured and forced to row the galleys himself. Ecthelion shuddered. Surely, the Valar would not be so cruel as to snatch away the man who had become so dear to him? A knock on his study door jolted him out of his reverie. “Come in!” the Steward […] More

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