To Tell of a Boy: 1. Foreword

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1. Foreword

Welcome, most gracious and gentle reader. As I said in the summary, this story is a response to the Maglor in History Challenge. A very late one, no doubt.

In this story, Maglor does not walk in the histories of Europe, or even America. Somehow he has come to Asia. And yes, he does take part in history, although this would be rather hard to make out, given the point of view I took, and the vagueness.

The Boy lived in China, from 181 to 234 BC. He died aged fifty four. He was a very important figure in the course of Chinese History. There may have been no Three Kingdoms at all if he had not lived. But that doesn't really matter. I did not wish to portray him as a military leader, or a tragic hero. If I cannot see him as a living, thinking man, I could as well see him as someone whose real nature is now forgotten. I refuse to believe what they have made of his name, though they probably knew more about him than I did. After reading the story, you may understand why I said almost nothing about the part of his life that is most praised in ancient and modern texts alike.

Special thanks must be given to Maid of Ainur, Gladys, Therese, and most of all, Noldoris. These are all brilliant writers, and you can visit MoA or Noldoris on FF.net or Henneth Annun as well.

This foreword was written because I didn't want to put my author's notes in the story itself.

Now you may proceed, if you haven't done so already.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Simbelmynë

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Other

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/07/04

Original Post: 12/02/03

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