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1. A Man In Full
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Included Because: A pair of vignettes featuring Thranduil and his butler Galion at modern-day events -- Titanic and Dunkirk -- as perceived by a historical seaman from the Titanic. The characterizations are extraordinarily rich and nuanced.
Rating: General
Status: General
2. Transformation
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Included Because: A totally unexpected peek at some of Tolkien's early cosmology.... Delightfully subversive!
Rating: General
Status: General
3. Aglarond
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Included Because: A joyful tale of unlikely friendship in an exquisitely-detailed setting.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
4. The Legend Of The Grey Riders
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Included Because: Elladan and Elrohir recognize part of the history of Rohan.... a brilliant vignette, complete with storytelling and squabbling siblings.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
5. Battle of the Golden Wood, The
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Included Because: An enthralling and eye-opening saga of the battles of Lórien during the War of the Ring. Celeborn is both dangerous and wise....
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
6. Dark Dreams
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Included Because: A tenderly-drawn sketch of Imrahil's love for young Faramir and Boromir, with a strong characterization of Denethor in absentia.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
7. Reflections in the Dark
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Included Because: A horrifying view of an underground cave-in as seen by a trapped and regretful Gimli; companion piece to Musings by Torchlight
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
8. Musings by Torchlight
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Included Because: A horrifying view of an underground cave-in as seen by a frantic and regretful Legolas, searching for Gimli; companion piece to Reflections in the Dark.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
9. Among the Fields of Green
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Included Because: A vignette about Elfhelm reflecting upon the Battles of the Fords of Isen; the language is evocative and beautiful.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
10. Wind of Change
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Included Because: A profoundly moving story about Maglor's presence at the Fall of the Berlin Wall; it left me in (happy) tears.
Rating: General
Status: Beta
11. High Flight
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Included Because: A fascinating look back at important events from the discerning viewpoint of an ancient Eagle.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
12. Seeing Stone, The
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Included Because: A sad tale of Gondor's Kin-strife, told by one who witnessed it up close and whose memory is undimmed by time.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
13. Last Grey Ship, The
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Included Because: A hauntingly bittersweet view of the decision by two dear old friends to leave Middle-earth.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
14. Weight of Pliant Wood, A
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Included Because: A most unusual and well-written slash pairing.
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed
15. Smiting Ruin
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Included Because: A tongue-in-cheek examination of the meaning of words -- if you relished the wordplay between Gandalf and Bilbo when they first meet in The Hobbit, you'll enjoy this story!
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
16. The Beginning of a Wonderful Friendship
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Included Because: How Galadriel's wicked humor at Finrod's expense mollified Celeborn's wicked temper.
Rating: General
Status: Beta
17. Observation and Dissection of the Common Wood Elf (Telerius galadh)
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Included Because: A disturbingly reductionist scientific study of Elves.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
18. Word of Caution Regarding Hobbits, A
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Included Because: A gently humorous tale of aggravation and reconciliation.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
19. Gofi and the Balrog
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Included Because: A lighthearted view of Elrond's young sons, and the very special adult who helps them recover from a traumatic experience.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
20. Very Dark, Very Wet, and Very Miserable Morning, A
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Included Because: An excellent example of how a dry, understated wit can be hilarious... especially if you enjoy black humor.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed

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Playlist Overview

Last Update: 01 Jul 12
Stories: 20
Type: Reader List
Created By: Elena Tiriel


Elena Tiriel's favorite Tolkien fanfic stories at HASA; a very personal and eclectic list of works that have touched me in some way. See Inspiring Drabbles for a similar list of favorite drabbles.

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