Question of Breeding, A

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Story Summary

Thirty years before the War of the Ring, Saruman summons the Sons of Elrond to ask for their counsel - about orcs. Radagast and Gandalf also have opinions.


Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Part 1: Saruman. 2,315 0 27 Feb 04
2 Part 2: Radagast. 2,016 0 27 Feb 04
3 Part 3: Gandalf. 1,855 0 27 Feb 04
Appx. Word Count 6,186 0  



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Question of Breeding, A

AFriedman - 04 Apr 06 - 11:53 AM

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I know you have written that EXCELLENT essay "The Unnatural History of Orcs," and I am a fan of this story as well.  Specifically, I like not only how strongly in character the three wizards are--they answer Elladan and Elrohir exactly how I imagine they would--but also how you fill gaps in their characters.  I really like your development of what Saruman is thinking, how absorbed Radagast is in the animal world, and how Gandalf gives Elladan and Elrohir a blunt, pragmatic and disappointing yet not completely pessimistic answer to their questions.  Even though it is not in canon, I believe that Elladan and Elrohir would question their own mission of persecuting Orcs.  I'd like to see Saruman's POV developed even further, (hint hint please, please enter my prospective challenge "The Corruption of Saruman").


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Story Information

Author: Tyellas

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/13/04

Original Post: 02/27/04

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