The Circles: Book 1: The Triumph of The Shadow

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Story Summary

The West loses the War of the Ring and the proud city of Minas Tirith falls to the forces of the Dark Lord. In these days of darkness and fear, two young maidens, twins Elfhild and Elffled, are captured by orcs in a preliminary raid against Rohan. Herded off with other captives, the sisters know little of their destination, only that they are being driven ever East towards Mordor, the dreadful land of horror and shadows. Their world destroyed, their fate uncertain, they face the bleak prospects of slavery at the hands of their enemies.

The armies of Mordor, driven ceaselessly by their masters, march ever onward towards the West. The Dark Lord Sauron sits upon his black throne, eagerly anticipating the final victory as he watches history unfold through the palantir.

With Gondor fallen, will Rohan be conquered at last... and then the rest of Middle-earth?

An alternative universe tale exploring what might have happened had the ending of The Lord of the Rings been different.
 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Prologue - Yôzâyan 2,531 0 29 Oct 06
2 News From the King 4,617 0 20 May 09
3 The Muster of Rohan 3,998 0 02 May 08
4 Days With No Dawn 3,584 0 02 May 08
5 The Clouds of War 3,029 0 02 May 08
6 Raiders in The Night 4,189 0 02 May 08
7 The Bitter Cost of Strife 3,694 0 02 May 08
8 East Away 4,158 0 02 May 08
9 A Crimson Stain in the Hallowed Wood 4,083 0 31 Oct 06
10 The Conquering Army 4,999 0 08 Nov 06
11 Mysteries and Promises 4,141 0 22 Mar 09
12 All Things Forbidden 4,144 0 02 May 08
13 Of Valor and Sorrow 3,641 0 02 May 08
14 The Men of Darkness 4,221 0 23 Dec 06
15 Three Honeyed Kisses 5,641 0 02 May 08
16 Knives in the Flames 3,903 0 20 Jan 07
17 Dreams of Blue Eyes 2,765 0 03 Feb 07
18 Sweet Temptations 3,442 0 02 May 08
19 Lórien's Gifts 4,377 0 24 Feb 07
20 A Memory by the Wayside 3,398 0 02 May 08
21 Dreams of Conquest 2,781 0 18 Mar 07
22 The Dance of Blood and Death 2,700 0 01 Apr 07
23 Riders of the Winds 4,984 2 07 Apr 07
24 Promotions 2,719 0 26 Apr 07
25 Battle of Fire 3,444 2 06 May 07
26 A View Into the Palantír 3,707 0 13 May 07
27 Wings of Death 5,375 0 31 May 07
28 Field of Defeat 5,035 0 11 Jun 07
29 Treachery Rewarded 4,551 0 11 Jun 07
30 The Eyes of the Dark Lord 3,501 1 01 Jul 07
31 Úmarth en Aran Morgul 3,391 0 08 Jul 07
32 Mistress of the Eastern Wind 5,478 0 16 Jul 07
33 "Bring to My Remembrance Tol Sirion..." 4,831 0 27 Nov 07
34 A Gift Spurned 2,151 0 12 Aug 07
35 Innocence Lost in Almaren 3,295 0 08 Sep 07
36 The Flame and the Wind 2,752 0 30 Sep 07
37 Those Doomed to Die 3,571 0 16 Nov 07
38 Those Doomed to Live 4,074 0 26 Nov 07
39 Those Doomed to Love 3,449 0 23 Dec 07
40 And He Gathered Them Unto Himself 4,673 0 04 Jan 08
41 The Conquest of the Ninth Ring 4,426 0 01 Feb 08
42 Ruins and Ashes 3,741 0 08 Mar 08
43 Requiem for Heroes 4,093 0 15 Mar 08
44 Epilogue - Silence in the Dark Tower 2,963 0 09 Aug 09
Appx. Word Count 170,240 5  
 

 

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Story Information

Author: Angmar and Elfhild

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 08/24/09

Original Post: 10/29/06

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