Beyond the Mountain Passes

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When a certain elf and dwarf first agreed to join the Fellowship, they only promised to go as far as the mountain passes. At what point did they decide to keep going? And perhaps more importantly, why? A Lothlórien gapfiller featuring Gimli and Legolas.


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Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Beyond the Mountain Passes 5,840 3 04 Apr 10
Appx. Word Count 5,840 3  



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Beyond the Mountain Passes

Azalais - 30 Jul 09 - 2:16 PM

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Thundera - I've only just come across this, having a browse through some Legolas-centric fics, and it's truly wonderful.

I've thought (and written) for a long time about the similarities between Legolas and Boromir, as scions of ruling houses battling the Shadow close at hand, without the benefits of Rings to sustain them (I would love to know if Thranduil *knew* that Imladris and Lothlorien had Rings, or merely suspected it... )  But I've never seen such an effective exposition of how that might lead Legolas to be tempted by the Ring.

And nor had I ever thought through how Gimli might feel about the role of the Dwarves in the fall of Gandalf - nor about the comparison between Greenwood/Mirkwood (I've always written Legolas as hating the latter name too!) and Khazad-Dum.

And your Gimli/Legolas are note-perfect.

Wonderful stuff. Thank you for such an effective and affecting piece!

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Story Information

Author: Thundera Tiger

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/21/10

Original Post: 04/05/09

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Included because: Addresses one of my favourite, and rarely-explored, Fellowship parallels - the similarities between the positions of Legolas and Boromir, and how that might affect Legolas' attitude to the Ring. And it captures both Legolas and Gimli, the contrast between Elf and Dwarf, and their friendship perfectly. Beautifully judged stuff.


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