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HASA Reviews September 2009

Release Date: 18 Sep 09
Category: General Announcement

The September reviews bulletin: the stories that passed review in the last month.


Reviews are an important part of the site: there are the authors who sit waiting with baited breath and fraying nerves, and there are our intrepid reviewers to think of. So before looking at the stories: Thank you all for your work, authors and reviewers alike!

Stories in review
As I type this, there are 13 stories waiting for reviewers (remember to log in before you follow the link).

Of course, member participation is crucial for reviews. The more people are involved in reviewing, the more opinions are represented. Just as importantly, having more people involved means that stories pass through review more quickly - which is good for everyone.

If you are an active reviewer, why not go and check out a story?

Becoming a reviewer
If you're not an active reviewer, but think you can spare a bit of time... – even if you just review one or two stories in a month, every review is welcome. If you are logged in, you can sign up here if you've been a member of HASA for thirty days or more.

Put one in, take one out
By submitting a story for review, you are asking nine other members to read and evaluate it. So why not do for the other authors who have a story in review what you'd like other reviewers to do for you: check out one of the stories already in review and give it a read. Put more simply: put one in, take one out...

Reviewed story spotlight
These stories have passed through review since the previous bulletin. Congratulations to all authors; well done!

Conquering the Helcaraxë by Raksha
Rating: General
Genre: General
Era: 4th Age
Summary: A southern princeling faces a new challenge in the frozen North. Join young Barahir of Ithilien and his grandfather on a wintry day in this 600-word ficlet.

'Of Pride And Penalty' by JDE
Rating: General
Genre: Drama
Era: 1st Age
Summary: "Ay, do despise me, I'm the prouder for it; I like to be despised." [From 'The Hypocrite', Act V, Sc 1']

Adolescence by Larner
Rating: General
Genre: General
Summary: Adolescent daughters sometimes seek to avoid restrictions set on them. Set the year Sam and Rosie visited Gondor with Elanor.

I Am Of The House Of Eorl by Nieriel Raina
Rating: General
Genre: Drama
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War
Summary: When the Three Hunters and Gandalf come to Edoras, history is made, events are set in motion and some will never be the same… A mix of book and movie verse told from an unusual point of view - a wolfhound.

Deliverance by Imhiriel
Rating: General
Genre: Drama
Era: 3rd Age - The Kings
Summary: A mariner has reached the end of his long quest. Drabble. MEFAwards 2008: 3rd Place - Races: Men: Gondor Drabbles

Pity Us Not by JDE
Rating: General
Genre: Drama
Era: 1st Age
Summary: A narrative from Oropher's point of view, set in Doriath after the kinslayings. A bit of everything, some angst, some diplomacy, some dreary musings, and of course, the house of Finwë.

Gamesmanship by Raksha
Rating: Adult
Genre: Action
Era: 4th Age
Summary: On a voyage to Dol Amroth with his family, Éomer faces peril at sea. Rated Adult for some battle scenes. Written in honor of Branwyn's birthday in 2008.

The Sins of the Fathers by Mirefinwe
Rating: General
Genre: General
Era: Time of the Trees
Summary: My take on the Fall of the Noldor as family saga, focussing on Indis and her daughters.

First Victory! by Larner
Rating: General
Genre: Action
Era: 4th Age
Summary: At age fifteen, Eldarion Telcontar has his first true victory at sparring....

Far From Home by Raksha
Rating: General
Genre: Drama
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War
Summary: On the last night of 3018, what do Boromir and Frodo find they have in common? (a true drabble)


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