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Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 2]
Nerdanel considers her children, and why Curufin was always special to Fëanor’s heart.
Characters: Curufin, Fëanor, Finwë, Nerdanel
Series: Full brothers in blood, Souls of Cinder Verse
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1770 | Read count: 604
Published: June 08, 2016 | Updated: June 08, 2016
Date: May 13, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Little father
I really like this! I like the descriptions of the physicality of Nerdanel and what characteristics the children inherited from each parent.
I've always thought Fëanor would struggle with each pregnancy because of Miriel. Especially
the difficult ones. I see him as having to be coaxed to have more children--he loves them but the underlying fear is there.
I really respect his position of sharing in the pregnancy the only way he can. It's endearing abs sweet and egalitarian and obviously unusual in Elven society. But I see him being that way.
And yes I agree--I think I say it in my fic too--his greatest creations were his children, not the jewels.
Hi, thank you sooooooo much for the review!
I like the idea that Nerdanel is in some ways stronger than her husband, especially in the shoulders, with freckles on them! And Fëanor to be tall but not really bulky. He is the kind of guy who be would thin if he wasn't a smith in my headcanons. I usually dislike fanfics that downplay Nerdanel's role. There's so few women in canon, I feel like we need to give some credits for the named wives!
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 325]
Date: June 05, 2018 Title: Chapter 36: Chapter 36 Ravéyön
Ziggy!! Poor Elrohir is in such a terrible bind here! I love how he just swept into Minas Tirith, just a commnanding single minded presence. All the warnings in his heart are so true though. It frightens me that he cannot sense Legolas.
But oh what are you doing to him, making him choose! the healer is not right--you left Legolas in such dire straights that a few precious hours will make the difference to him too!
From a medical viewpoint nice description of a pneumothorax! and the right treatment for it too!
I loved Elrohir going in to the shadow world after Aragorn and bringing him back. It is too much to ask Elrohir to take the path of men though. I will forgive Aragorn for even mentioning it due to his extreme medical state. It is enough he is taking Arwen on the path of men. He can't try to coerce Elrohir too!
I hate Bearos so very much. Or Khamul. Or whatever this frightful beast is right now. I am so fearful for Legolas and honestly absolutely horror stricken for Elrohir because the darkness comes for him. Edge of my seat for this whole chapter and I dread/can't wait for the rest!
MWHAHAHAHaaaa! Making him choose- like that's a crime! And you didn't love it!!
Ooh- you KNEW what I was describing (pneumothorax)! I am so happy:) I spent ages on that, trying to find the right implements that would be convincing and suitably archaic without being medieval, finding the right words for surgical instruments.
Thank you for a lovely review, lotrfan:)
Date: May 13, 2018 Title: Chapter 34: Chapter 34 Gimli Gloinsson
Well thank goodness Gimli is back! As expected, he is not tolerating this nonsense at all. Although it is disconcerting how the mist addled his thoughts also. These new "guards" worry me greatly. Their names alone are "other", not typically Gondorian names. I love how irreverent (of course) Gimli is with the guards, the council and even Aragorn himself. Thank goodness for Aragorn's faithful clerk and the unquenchable hobbits! Sam--so steadfast and outraged. Merry and Pippin valiant and ready to do battle. Frodo trying to be the voice of reason. And Frodo feeling the taint of the Nazgul more clearly than the rest. I'm glad Gandalf has his ring still and was able to blast some of his usual sparks at everyone.
But Bearos! Controlling the men, wounding Aragorn! And still Legolas is in captvity, getting weaker by the moment. So much tension and I'm waiting for the others to arrive
I am so sorry to have taken so long to respond to reviews this time- just trying to get the writing in and so busy at work. Anyway- new chapter just up.
I LOVE that you spotted the guards names were not Gondorian! And I really like Aradhel too- he's just going to become one of those stock characters I think.
Only a very little longer to wait I promise- I know people are impatient and I promise after this next chapter we will get more Elrohir.
Rated: Mature [Reviews - 17]
The Fëanorians find that their kin who crossed the Ice have been utterly changed. Fingon is utterly changed. All of them are.
This Fingon-centric story is an exploration of Fingolfin's host and the impact of the Grinding Ice on who they became as a people once they arrived to MIddle Earth. They are often portrayed as not being changed much by the Helcaraxë. This story presents a different interpretation, exploring the darker edges of elven psyche. In attempt to reconcile some gaps between canon and the length of time it takes Fingon to go out and rescue Maedhros this story explores why that time elapsed. Get ready for a not so nice Fingon, hardened by the many losses of his People and the betrayal Maedhros.
Characters: Amras, Amrod, Aredhel, Caranthir, Celegorm, Curufin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod, Idril, Maedhros, Maglor, Melkor/Morgoth, OFC, Turgon
Content: Angst, Character Death, Explicit Sex, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Slash
Chapters: 8 | Completed: No | Word count: 47115 | Read count: 1169
Published: September 15, 2017 | Updated: March 24, 2018
Date: September 17, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Arrival
Really great start--I am intrigued to see where this will go. I really like the idea of haggard and hardened Noldor--the Helcaraxë was a bitterly difficult path and you have made that clear with their appearance and their anger.
The mention of Findarato's lost beauty just confirms it. The loss of Arakano is fresh for them also.
I am curious as to what compels this version of Findekano to go after Maedhros because Ma
Author's Response: Thank you for the review. I often wondered about how the Helcaraxë would impact FIngolfin's host. More than that I imagine it had to have some profound shift in who they were individually and as a people. It will hopefully makes sense when Findekano goes after Maedhros, and hopefully the sacrifice will be more apparent! Thanks again!
Date: October 23, 2017 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3
This is such a fascinating Findekano--although I must call him Fingon from now on!
I really liked the idea of the Elven Magic-the talismans in the horses manes, the songs and words of power. I've always wondered why Maglor didn't use his voice--I would think words and songs of power would be even more powerful with his voice.
Author's Response: I am so glad you find it fascinating. It seems to me so much happened behind the pages as it were of the story that we get to fill in those gaps. How happy I am to return to this story here and find these reviews. Thanks again for reviewing!
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 2]
Date: November 09, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Brothers
I really like this! Having just written and posted a fic about Maedhros and Maglor sending the twins away during the War of Wrath this really resonated with me.
I see Maedhros being the instigator too. He's rational and realistic about it. It is hard for both of them to give them up but I don't think Maglor willingly would have without Maedhros' influence.
Such a wrench for both of them--I see their time with the twins as their best time since before the Nirnaeth
*I see their time with the twins as their best time since before the Nirnaeth* This, yes. Exactly. Some touch of warmth and family, a sense of normalcy in amongst all that darkness. I admit I don't write either Maedhros or Maglor often, but that was very much what spoke to me when I started this. The fact that you liked what I did here after having just written the same character mix and theme yourself is a great compliment - I know finding someone else's version soon after doesn't always work. I want to read your fic now - it is actually on my 'to read' list for SWG - but I'll leave it till tomorrow when I'm properly awake.
Apologies for the late response too. Somehow 'notifications' got turned off in my preferences. I have no idea how, other than the fact that efiction sites always hate me, lol. Again, thank you :)
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 3]
Characters: Irimë, OFC
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 284 | Read count: 121
Published: May 03, 2018 | Updated: May 03, 2018
Date: May 03, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1
So much conveyed in such an economy of words. And yes, Irime is right--no one is safe and all must learn to defend themselves. Whether they want to or not .
Author's Response: Yes, we're definitely in darker times than when we last saw them. Thank you, Nelya; I'm glad you've enjoyed these mini one-shots!
Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 4]
A bond between brothers helps a small elfling cope with his grief beneath the boughs of the Greenwood.
prequel to “Light of a Thousand Stars”
Characters: Legolas, OFC
Content: Angst, Character Death, Hurt/Comfort
Chapters: 1 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 1473 | Read count: 136
Published: May 17, 2018 | Updated: May 17, 2018
Date: May 17, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1
I really love this. It is so important to see this interaction between Laerion and Legolas, especially in the setting of Fire, Birds and Thousand Stars. We need to see this relationship because it figures so deeply in their subsequent stories and loss.
It makes me sad for Thranduil, that his eldest son has taken over some fatherly interactions because of the responsibilities Thranduil cannot set aside to be the father he wants to be.
This gives us insight into Legolas too, and how he runs away from things that upset him, even from a young age.
That’s right! We need to see them like this because how can you understand the loss fully if you have never seen what it was that was lost.
This small version of Legolas was fearing the loss of his brother for years before it actually happened. And it was a real fear. He grew up in a war zone really. Safe inside his palace but very aware of the outside world where people went and died.
And yeah, poor Thranduil, who would love to be the one who “knew all the hiding places”. but doesn’t have the time and so Laerion steps in to the breach. It’s that time Thranduil now has the opportunity to regain with Estel in Valinor.
Rated: Teen [Reviews - 5]
Date: July 08, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1
This was lovely. I really like the idea that she made a friend on her own like this and that he stayed because of her. There is a poignancy to him keeping her safe and seeing the loneliness in her.
And that she saw him just as that, a friend, no worries about his backstory or his background,
I'm glad Celeborn figured out that it was likely Maglor and that there was no need to tell Galadriel!
Thank you! I'm glad you liked both of them, here, and their friendship.
My Maglor eventually falls into a habit of rescuing and protecting the young on his wanderings, partly because he is haunted by the memory of Elrond and Elros. But I think Celebrian may be the first such encounter. She is certainly special.
Good to hear that that Celeborn's reaction works for you!