Ride like the wind, Bullseye!
Our horse is so much cooler right now.
A black rider bursts from the trees behind everyone, followed by four more. Frodo halts, looking back, and feels that he is being commanded to do so. Filled with fear, he grabs his sword, and Glorfindel orders the horse to ride away with all haste. Frodo is bound away quickly, with the five black riders in pursuit. They call out, and four more black riders come out of the trees ahead. Two head for Frodo, and the other two head for the ford. Terrified, Frodo shuts his eyes. With a surge of power, the white horse just barely breaks past the oncoming riders, and Frodo feels water splash up around him.
–Asfaloth: Glorfindel’s horse. We finally hear his name here. Strong white horse, one of the fastest in the land. But not the fastest white horse in all the land. We meet him later.
You know what’s awesome? Part of this page feels like it’s in slow motion. Here’s Frodo, being borne away with all speed, and he shuts his eyes in fear. The horse barrels past the black riders, and Frodo feels a cold breath hit him. Is this the breath of the Ringwraith he just nearly missed? If it is, this feels like a moment straight out of a Zack Snyder movie or something.
EVERYTHING MUST BE IN SLOW MOTION ALL THE TIME.
So, all nine are here. Not only that, but it’s daytime. It’s not the smartest move on their part, but the Ringwraiths have thrown all their effort into this ambush. They’re not their most powerful during the day, yet all nine are attacking at once, doing all that they can to stop Frodo from crossing the river into Rivendell. Can you imagine if they succeeded? End of book.
However, the splash of water seems to indicate that Frodo has made it to the river safely. And because I actually know how this all turns out, yes, he’s going to be okay. Although, what is everyone else doing, watching all this? No doubt they got left far behind. If Frodo crosses the river, leaving the black riders on the other side, wouldn’t they be smart to use the other three hobbits, Aragorn, and Glorfindel as captives to entice him back across? If I were evil, that’s what I would do.
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We’ve had so much excitement here lately. Two exciting moments between two chapters? I’d say that things were picking up a bit.
But don’t get too ahead of yourself. We’re going to have a long chat in Rivendell. Just when things are getting interesting.
“He felt the quick heave and surge as the horse left the river and struggled…”
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