I love Coldagnir from Spiced Wine's work, so any chance to get a closer view of him is much appreciated. I liked this little glimpse of Coldagnir's thoughts on Fingolfin's death. I wonder if you'll do one on Fingon's death too? It is possible Coldagnir could have played a part in it, and it would be interesting to see if he felt any guilt even before he found himself again.Nicely done.
Author's Response: Hello Encairion!!! It is wonderful to hear from you:) I am so sorry I took so long to respond but you see, I came down with pneumonia and was pretty useless until about yesterday. I am soo happy you liked this. I love Spiced Wine's work too! The reason I took Coldagnir was because she mentioned him taking a jewel from Fingolfin's armor in her story. But as for Fingon....to write that would just make me cry. I mean really, it is soo not fair. But the idea is intriguing. I will look into it:)
but here, the reader had to actually go there, to that tragic moment.
You definitely accomplished your intent!
This is wonderful, and very sad, Elvewen. It took me there, seeing Fingolfin's death through Coldagnir's eyes, and is very 'immediate'
The desperate, tragic, futile valour, Of the struggling lucent elven soul,
Yes. You nailed the tragedy and futility and brilliance of Fingolfin. And I totally agree he is an under-appreciated character. I am writing a chapter where he's talking to Tind
I have never been one for poetry, and am sorely limited in my appreciation of it, but I believe I can recognize talent when I see it, and you have it.
Author's Response: Thank you so much!!! I am so flattered! But really, it is a very amateur effort - I am still experimenting with verse patterns. I do not normally write free verse but this just screamed at me and I could not help but submit to the urge:)