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Feature Farewell to Dol Amroth by nautika

Rated G
[Reviews - 3]
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Imrahil returns from his daughter's wedding in Rohan to find the following on his desk.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Character study, Family
Places: Gondor: Dol Amroth
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 23. 2010 February Challenge: Send It in a Letter
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 199    |    Read Count: 1192
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/25/10    |    Published: 02/25/10
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Reviewer: Thundera Tiger (Signed)
07/06/10
Chapter 1: Farewell to Dol Amroth

It never occurred to me that Lothiriel might leave a farewell note to her father, but after reading this, I have a hard time imagining it happening any other way. Linking Lothiriel's departure with the departure of Finduilas was an especially nice touch, and it really creates a sense of how much harder this parting must seem to Imrahil. Nice job drawing that parallel and giving it new significance!


Feature Impossibly Blue by Virtuella

Rated G
[Reviews - 1]
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Aragorn planted the White Tree of Gondor. Five hundred years later, it receives a very unexpected visitor.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 27. 2010 June Challenge: The White Tree
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2344    |    Read Count: 1182
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/29/10    |    Published: 06/29/10
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Reviewer: Thundera Tiger (Signed)
06/29/10
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love the way this story seems to brush on the stuff of legends! It begins so firmly routed in the common and everyday. The details really ground this story, especially being carried by a group of working women. And then one of the Blue Wizards enters, and oh how I loved the loaded meaning of his words to the Tree! But his presence is something fantastic. Something mythical. something that takes this group back over the centuries to a time when myths and legends weren't as mythical or legendary. There seems to be an aching sense of loss to the story, but there's also hope in the idea that something remains. Such a powerful little gem!

Author's Response:

Thank you! Yes, there would be a sense of loss, but I would like to imagine that on the whole it was a better time, a time when ordinary people could live happily and safely and worry about ordinary matters. Heroic times may be the stuff of legends, when it comes to actually living in them, peace times are much to be preferred!


Feature Guarding the Shire by Shirebound

Rated G
[Reviews - 2]
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On the way home after the War, Aragorn and Gandalf answer Merry's question about why the Rangers were guarding the Shire for so long. (vignette)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1494    |    Read Count: 1265
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/30/10    |    Published: 06/30/10
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Reviewer: Thundera Tiger (Signed)
07/01/10
Chapter 1: Guarding the Shire

This is such a beautiful little piece! The tone of it really seems to fit its place in the story line of LotR. It feels like a time of endings. There's a reflective mood that one usually finds at the conclusion of great events, and it sets the stage perfectly to wrap up this particular loose end. Merry, Aragorn, and Gandalf were all wonderfully in character, and I particularly liked the way Gandalf stole the conversation torch from Aragorn. But despite my love of all things Aragorn, I have to say that my favorite part of the story was probably the exchange between Thalguron and Merry. It was so simple, so sincere, and so full of meaning. No glorious songs of the long guard, no lengthy speeches and heaps of praise. Just a simple thank you, which probably meant a lot more than anything else could have because it came from the heart. A lovely bit of writing!

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your kind words!  This was one of the first stories I ever wrote, probably back in 2002.  I was (and still am) burning with love for these characters and their Tale, and always hope to do them justice.  Finding "loose ends" or gaps to fill has been such a joy over the past eight years of writing.


Day's Ending by Raksha The Demon

Rated G
[Reviews - 3]
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What sight gladdens Halbarad's dying eyes? Share the northern Ranger's last moments in 700 words.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Friendship, Gapfiller, Stream-of-conciousness
Places: Gondor: the Pelennor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 702    |    Read Count: 1588
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/06/10    |    Published: 07/06/10
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Reviewer: Thundera Tiger (Signed)
07/06/10
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is such a great example of exquisite writing. The tone you achieve is remarkable. In particular, I really enjoy the way this story winds to a close. Everything in the story gears toward an ending of some kind. Even the sight of Elendil's standard signals the ending of the Ruling Stewards and an ending of the War with Sauron. With all these different types of endings and omens littered throughout the story, it makes Halbarad's own ending that much more stark and real. But as sad and difficult as his death is, his character infuses the story with life. He's as strong and forceful as ever, and his hope for Aragorn and his son lingers after his eyes close. Wonderful writing!

Author's Response:

Ooh, what a lovely review - Thanx, Thundera!  I felt that Halbarad was such a strong character, he should go out with dignity but also with passion, rejoicing in victory and knowing that a great future awaited his people and his king, even if he would not be there to see it.  Yes, endings and beginnings and hope triumphant - a great day for the Dunedain of North and South, albeit bought with the blood of many great men.


Shoulder the Sky, My Lad by Marta

Rated G
[Reviews - 6]
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In Rivendell, Gimli and Boromir spend some time below stairs.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1041    |    Read Count: 1650
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/12/10    |    Published: 07/12/10
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Reviewer: Thundera Tiger (Signed)
07/13/10
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I've always thought that Boromir and Gimli would have made great friends and traveling companions. You echo so many of my own thoughts in this little ficlet and then go on to provide so many more I'd never considered. I love their frank, honest conversation and the ease with which that conversation comes. No pretenses here. At least, not in the end. This has such a natural feel of a developing friendship, and I love the circumstances that bring it about, namely Gandalf's beer hidden away in some forgotten cellar. Those are such deft characterization strokes for both Gandalf and Rivendell in general. One regret: I really wish I could have seen the conversation that led to Boromir joining Gimli for this excursion. Maybe a plotbunny for another day? ::blinks innocently::

Author's Response: Plotbunny gladly accepted, and fangs lodged firmly in ankle. It would be a nice tale to play with, though for the moment I think I am satisfied with the state of things. I'm glad you enjoyed this, too.


"The Nindalf" by Dreamflower

Rated G
[Reviews - 5]
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Art Gallery.  This is an illustration of the setting for Thundera Tiger's 2011 LotR GenFic Big Bang story, "Fey".

Categories: Artwork, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4    |    Read Count: 2605
Completed: No    |    Updated: 08/01/11    |    Published: 08/01/11
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Reviewer: Thundera Tiger (Signed)
08/01/11
Chapter 1: "The Nindalf"

Did I happen to mention that I love this? I'm not sure if I got that message across in the email or not... ;)

LOVE THIS!!!!



Author's Response:

Thanks, sweetie! I hope to get your original in the mail tomorrow if I can get to the post office.

I'm so glad you love it! ((hugs))