Reviewer: Himring (Signed)
11/28/15 - 01:10 pm
This works really well for me: the mixture of memory and premonition in the dream and its ambiguous and mundane elements; also Celebrimbor's struggle to interpret the dream and doubt how to react.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it.
Reviewer: tiinaj1 (Signed)
11/08/15 - 11:45 am
OK - what is the story behind this? Why would he not be welcome in the lands his family once held? I know it was a dream but why was he separated from his family. To me it seems like he was sent away for something he did? Said? Believed?
Author's Response: The story behind this ficlet is only what happened in canon. As told in the Silmarillion ("Of Beren and Lúthien"), after Celegorm and Curufin's betrayal led to Finrod's death, Celebrimbor repudiated his father's deeds (and by implication, his family). He remained in Nargothrond when Celegorm and Curufin were expelled by Orodreth. Tolkien never says what happened to Celebrimbor between then and his reemergence in Eregion in the Second Age, but it seems reasonable to me that he could have gone to the Isle of Balar after the fall of Nargothrond. The ficlet also refers to Curufin's death in the Third Kinslaying (as described in the Silmarillion, "Of the Ruin of Doriath"). Does that answer your questions?