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    Before leaving on his journey, Thorin travels through a small town and stops at the tavern to drink away his woes. Its here he meets Nellie, a hopeless free-spirit who has no idea who he truly is, though it hardly matters as she has a secret of her own. Passion & romance was the last thing either was looking for...but then again love has a way of finding us in the darkness.

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    19 Nov 2022

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    It is a little known fact of Middle Earth that Hobbits shall save the world. Hobbits from the Took clan, if we are going to be precise, and whenever a wizard is involved, it always pays to be precise.

    The problem is that if Tooks are required to save the world, then the world requires Tooks. So every Took lass is encouraged to marry so they can set about making MORE Tooks. And that? That is something that Bella Baggins is not at all interested in. Babies, yes, because who can resist those? But until she finds a hobbit lad she finds appealing, she is perfectly content to wait, and perhaps go on an adventure or two.

    Bella, however, is more important than she realizes, and before she knows it, she will be battling Trolls and orcs, conversing with Elves, and charming one grouchy, exceedingly bossy dwarf with sad eyes and far too many muscles. Whom she may have, quite accidentally, ended up married to.

    (Edited to reflect story as it progresses)

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    13 Apr 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 40

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    If Thorin thought that a single night of shared peace would be enough to dethorn Bree's prickly temper, he's soon to learn the error of his ways. But in truth, he wouldn't know what to do with their burglar if she wasn't arguing with him at every turn—and as he's soon to discover, hardship has a way of binding even the most unlikely of souls together. There's plenty of that to be found on the road to Erebor, and as their quest leads them deep into the wildlands of the east, the quarrelsome pair will have a chance to forge their temporary truce into something far greater.

    After all, as Old Took used to say: cats have claws and roses have thorns, but both are worth the risk.

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    11 Mar 2022

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    Take History. Add Dragons. Stir until a Genius makes friends with them and things explode. Take the resulting stock of Hiccup and tamed dragons and set it to simmering in 1040 AD, in the Scottish Hebrides. Add more Kings, Emperors, Romans, Vikings, Conquerors, Spies, Warriors, Thieves, Knights and Nobles, to taste. Take cover, and sit back to watch the fireworks.

    In Real Life, 1040 was the tail end of the Viking Age; Europe was 50 years from the First Crusade; the Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches have not yet formally split, William the Conqueror is a frightened teenager in Normandy, the Byzantine Empire is collapsing after a revival under one of their great emperors, and the great Viking Harald Hardrada is a Varangian mercenary there, while the Caliphates are having a rough time from the new Seljuk Empire and their own internal tensions. The most corrupt Pope in history holds Rome, the Reconquista of Spain is underway after the collapse of the Caliphate of Cordoba, and the Norse religion is a pale shadow of what it once was, hanging on around the Baltic Sea, Iceland, Greenland... and the Hebrides.

    And into that heady mix, there is now Hiccup and Berk.

    Yeah, history won't know what hit it.

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    25 Feb 2022

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    "Give me one bloody good reason why I shouldn't shoot you," he said, his voice low.

    The girl met his gaze, not a lick of fear or doubt in her. With the certain tone of someone who already knew the outcome of a bet, she replied, "This is your horse now, right? You know that he's sick, cursed by an old baba and infected by a bad seed.

    "Well, he's my little brother. And I'm going to cure him."

    Tommy's lashes fluttered. He lowered the gun.

    Naomie Young may have been crazy, but gypsy witches generally were. He figured that was as bloody good a reason as any.

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    17 Nov 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Brilliant! The best bits: excellently chosen and written characters, witty prose and engaging scenes. The full package, really.

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