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HASA Reviewed Stories June 2010

Release Date: 18 Jun 10
Category: General Announcement

Since the previous Bulletin 9 new stories have been reviewed and there are currently 10 stories in review. Reviews couldn't exist without authors submitting stories and reviewers reviewing them. So a big Thank You for the work to all of you!


Stories in review
As I type this, there are 10 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? Or, if you are a writer, take the plunge and submit a story for review!

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!


The Tower by Raksha
Rating: General
Genre:  Drama
Era: Multi-Age
Summary: Could a being of Sauron's might simply become dust in the wind when the One Ring was destroyed?  Find out, as Sauron experiences the fall of Barad-dûr and what came afterward.


Unrequited by Elfscribe
Rating: General
Genre:  Romance
Era: 1st Age
Summary: A lovesick Daeron crafts a new song to try to gain Lúthien's attention.  A triple drabble (300 words)


The King's Time by Larner
Rating: General
Genre:  Drama
Era: 4th Age
Summary: It is now the thirtieth of Rethe by the Shire's calendar, and the Lord King has determined that his birthday tomorrow shall be observed in a most solemn manner. This evening he thinks on the passing of time....


The Old that is Strong by Lindahoyland
Rating: General
Genre:  General
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War
Summary: Watching over the dying Faramir, Ioreth is shocked when Gandalf brings a stranger to tend him.


Freedom Is Never Free by Nieriel Raina
Rating: General
Genre:  Drama
Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War
Summary: Freedom is not free. Aragorn remembers how he has learned that painful lesson over the course of his life. 


Love Began Here by Adonnen Estenniel
Rating: General
Genre:  Romance
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War
Summary: Under the clear stars on Midsummers Day, Aragorn and Arwen pledge their troth. Years later, under the bright sun of January, Aragorn returns to the hill where he and the Evenstar promised themselves. It was an experience he never thought to repeat.


Portrait Of A Queen by Aruthir
Rating: General
Genre:  Drama
Era: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings
Summary: Tar-Telperien was the second Ruling Queen of Númenor, and never met her great-grandmother Tar-Ancalimë, the first such Queen... ...In life, at least.


Harvest Dreams by lindahoyland
Rating: General
Genre:  Drama
Era: Multi-Age
Summary: A series of drabbles depicting scenes in Faramir's life. Written for a challenge. Each drabble is 100 words as counted in MS Word.


Taking Stock by Virtuella
Rating: General
Genre:  General
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War
Summary: Gandalf reviews his possessions. 

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