Fire of the First Dawn

1. Prologue

High on the mountain Taniquetil where Manwë dwelt grew flowers of fiery red, and legend told that they sprang where the rays of Anar first struck the earth. The fire of the Sun was captured forever upon their flaming petals, and in their hearts were stamens of liquid gold. Even in their green leaves flowed a hidden light. Each morning they bloomed to greet the last fruit of Laurelin, and let its blinding glory add to their brilliance, ensnaring again the consuming light, day after day.

So beautiful they were, waving proudly in the sun, yet no elven maid would ever adorn their hair with it, or collect their nectar for wine like they do with so many other flowers, for within them lay another tale, a tale of a Vanyarin lady and a Noldorin prince, a tale of sorrow and song, and ultimately, hope.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.


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Author: Simbelmynë

Status: Beta

Completion: Work in Progress

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/03/03

Original Post: 03/19/03

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