Ainaechoiriel's 2005 Birthday Presents: 1. The Path Untaken - by Dwimordene

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1. The Path Untaken - by Dwimordene

The prisoner's trail bent southward, ever southward. Birdsong ceased; the trees grew twisted, and in windless lands, unquiet peace unsettled the hearts of all who dared the shadow. Dorothil walks the fading trail and his dreams walk with him, nightmare memories of changling wolves, and one more terrible than they... A twig snaps. The patrol halts, stands stricken as into every mind come images unbidden— —Orcs innumerable—mountains belching fire—living shadow— Dol Guldur is years deep in darkness. Dorothil turns away, and to breathless companions says: "We will go no further. Gollum is gone. Today, the tower has won."

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: Ainaechoiriel

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/30/05

Original Post: 04/29/05

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