Bilbo and the Fell Beasts: 4. Found in Translation

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4. Found in Translation

"I know the tale of Gondolin's fall, of course, but this version I never heard." The golden-haired Elf turns the great bound volume's fragile pages reverently. "You translated it all?"

Bilbo nods eagerly. "Using many other sources here in Elrond's library – and a few first-hand accounts, of course! Glorfindel was most helpful regarding the passages relating to the Balrog – here, see…"

"The Balrog." Bilbo's companion stares at the text, unable to tear his eyes away. "'Wings of shadow and flame…'" He shudders. "A terror beyond imagining."

"Just think yourself lucky, Legolas," Bilbo agrees, "that you're never likely to encounter one."


(Written for the Fell Beasts "Balrogs" prompt)

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: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/21/11

Original Post: 06/21/11

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