Wonderful story - I love Ivorwen's anticipations, her fears and hopes. I find it hard to imagine how hard it must be to not see your family in so long. Especially a child - for her, it must be like meeting a stranger. And yet there's instant familiarity between them.
And btw: The one sentence of the dark powers being weakest when the nights are shortest is somehow causing me an instant bunny alerts. A very inspirational sentence!
Author's Response: Many thanks for your much appreciated review. I'm delighted you enjoyed this so much and hope you are inspired to write a story! i often wonder what it was like when Aragorn met his family again.