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Elrond and Erestor bring the survivors of the defeat at Eregion to a new home, which will eventually become Imladris? Rivendell.
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Carmina Brethilia by Robinka Rated: Mature [Reviews - -17]
Summary:

Or an account of the battle in the forest of Brethil as seen by Beleg Cúthalion, told in two parts.


Recommended by: Himring
Recommender's comments:

This story is an unusual take on an unusual subject--and as such highly interesting!The protagonist, as often in Robinka's stories, is Beleg. But not necessarily the same Beleg  we  already know: this, I suspect, is one of the toughest Belegs around.  Although very much a Sinda and in touch with nature, he seems unusually robust and soldierly. (So does Robinka's Mablung.) This is definitely a Beleg who has spent a lot of his time patrolling the borders against orcs and other malefactors, dealing with a merciless enemy. Yet Robinka's Beleg by no means lacks a heart; he has a knack with children and is ready to sympathize with the young and weak. The Battle of Brethil is an episode in the history of Beleriand that is often overlooked--and yet it is not only the exception to the rule that Thingol withdrew his troops from any major involvement in the struggle against Morgoth after the first battle of Beleriand: if we believe what the Silmarillion text says, this was in fact the battle that stopped Morgoth's troops advancing further into Southern Beleriand at the time of the Dagor Bragollach and therefore an important event at a time of great turmoil in the history of Beleriand.The battle of Brethil--or rather the friendship between Doriath and the Haladin of Brethil more generally-- is also the exception to Thingol's general rule of non-involvement with Edain (before his daughter took a hand, that is). It is not often one sees a lot of the Haladin, except for Haleth herself. Robinka devotes considerable attention to the Haladin community, as observed by Beleg as a friendly outsider, and to the characters of Halmir and Haldir. We also get a glimpse of young Hurin and Huor. This all might sound like a very masculine proposition. But in fact the story features not one, but two strong original female characters. Beleg's love interest may be involved in the gentler pursuits, such as cooking and library work, but she is still headstrong and independent-minded. And Beleg's female colleague Sullinn is a formidable Ranger, who is capable of giving Beleg a run for his money!Chapter One deals with the run-up to the battle. As such it begins cheerfully, even humorously, but the tension mounts and in the description of ugly incidents such as happen in real war, Robinka pulls no punches. She should be strongly encouraged to write the next chapter and give us the battle itself.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Beleg, Elu Thingol, Mablung, OFC, OMC
Content: Drama
Completed: No
[Report This] Added: August 02, 2011
Silm fic recs: review re-post project by Himring Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - -3]
Summary:

Master list of a review re-post project on LiveJournal I completed in January 2013, which doubles as a list of Silm fic recs.
I re-posted one of my longer reviews per author. The earliest of these reviews are from the MEFAs in 2010, which means that the work reviewed is all fairly recent. The selection is rather idiosyncratic and a couple of the stories are perhaps only marginally Silm fic, but I can vouch for it that the stories are all excellent!


Recommended by: Himring
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See Summary.


Categories: Non-Fiction
Characters: None
Content: None
Completed: Yes
[Report This] Added: May 25, 2013
Extracts from Erestor's Library Catalogue by Himring Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 0]
Summary:


Erestor tries hard to keep track of Rivendell's growing number of books. It can be a bit of a struggle, especially in March.


Recommended by: Himring
Recommender's comments:

This is a catalogue of fictional books added to Rivendell's library in fan fic, with names of authors and links to the stories, as well as details on the books (and a little snark by Erestor).

So it's basically a rec list for stories that feature invented books!

Most of the stories are from Back to Middle Earth Months 2015 and 2016, but it's a WIP.

 


Categories: Non-Fiction, Fiction
Characters: Erestor
Content: Gen
Completed: No
[Report This] Added: April 23, 2016
Maedhros: Collection of Links by Himring Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

A small collection of links classified by: (1) fan fiction, (2) reference and secondary works and (3) images

 


Recommended by: Himring
Recommender's comments:

This was always very incomplete and is basically just a snapshot taken in 2010/2011, but I thought it might interest some Maedhros fans out there.


Categories: Non-Fiction
Characters: None
Content: None
Completed: No
[Report This] Added: April 23, 2016
Rec List: Short Poems by Himring Rated: General Audiences [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Rec list originally compiled for B2MeM 2017, featuring short poems from earlier B2MeM events.

These are serious poems, that is, poems not intended to be humorous (B2MeM has also produced a splendid crop of humorous pieces).

Some of the poems are based on Lord of the Rings, others on the Silmarillion.


Recommended by: Himring
Recommender's comments:

The link list was originally compiled when B2MeM was still only on LiveJournal.

The community was later imported to Dreamwidth (with all entries, including the poems) and is set to continue on Dreamwidth.

The linked version above is on my Dreamwidth journal, with links still going to Livejournal.

 


Categories: Poetry
Characters: None
Content: None
Completed: Yes
[Report This] Added: December 31, 2017