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The Best-Loved Son cycle
February, 23 2006
Anything dealing with this cycle of stories can be discussed here: Andra and Boromir as a couple, the Denethor/Imrahil/Andrahar rivalry, the politics of Gondor in the last days of the Third Age.
Great food for thought, Raksha. A lot of it seems to suggest that Denethor had fallen into a very isolationist mindset - an effect of palantir-induced paranoia?
One thing I wondered was whether communications would have been good enough to allow initiating alliances beyond Gondor's immediate boundaries. My impression from RotK is that communications even with Rohan have become sporadic and difficult: "And others, as ever, looked north and counted the leagues to Théoden in Rohan. 'Will he come? Will he remember our old alliance?' they said."
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