Grey Pilgrim, White Rider

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Story Summary

Six drabbles centring on Gandalf, written for the "Hairdressing" challenge prompts at LiveJournal's tolkien_weekly drabble community. (And yes, I did interpret the prompts somewhat laterally...)



Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Isildur's Bane Shall Waken 160 0 03 Jul 11
2 His Greatest Mistake 169 0 03 Jul 11
3 Servant of the Secret Fire 123 0 03 Jul 11
4 Seven Stars and Seven Stones and One White Tree 283 0 03 Jul 11
5 When the Black Breath Blows 124 0 03 Jul 11
6 The Flame That Is Within 143 0 03 Jul 11
Appx. Word Count 1,002 0  



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Grey Pilgrim, White Rider

Aiwendiel - 03 Jul 11 - 1:52 PM

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A beautiful series of vivid images and moments. I find it fascinating what prompts you followed to write these fine drabbles. Thanks!

Grey Pilgrim, White Rider

Azalais - 03 Jul 11 - 2:25 PM

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Thanks, Aiwendiel! The tolkien_weekly prompts are usually words one can follow in lateral ways, so you aren't necessarily bound to the overall "theme" of the challenge. I don't always write them all as a series, but once I'd got Gandalf for the first of these they did seem to link together. I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Grey Pilgrim, White Rider

Adonnen Estenniel - 03 Jul 11 - 4:58 PM

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Gandalf is such a complex character, and his story is so deep and far-reaching. It's always highly interesting to see someone's take on his inner thoughts, and you manage it quite well. 

As I expressed elsewhere, the amazing power of drabbles is not in their ability to tell a new story (though that can be done), it's in their ability to take a well-known scene and look at it with fresh eyes, adding something new to the reader's mindset. And this series of drabbles achieves that purpose wonderfully.

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Story Information

Author: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/03/11

Original Post: 07/03/11

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