Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

The Sweetest Harvest

Author: alex_cat_45
Nominator: Larian Elensar
2005 Award Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Elves

Story Type: Vignette : Length: N/A
Rating: PG -- Reason for Rating: Some mention of M/M couples.
Summary: Elrond thinks of all he is thankful for.


Reviewed by: erin_riwen -- Score: 5

What a sweet and beautiful piece. So often, writers fail to find joy with Elrond, seeing only anger or sadness - all there as well, but with no balance, you don't see the entire character. I started out loving slash Elrond and it is only recently that I have begun to think on him and Celebrian to any degree and my thoughts are changing from most slash writers and your story captures that. Love is indeed like ripples and Elrond, I think, must have caused a lot of them, for in my mind, he loved a lot. Well done, Alex.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar -- Score: 4

You know, I betaed this for you, but I still sniffled when I re-read it tonight. Such a simple sentiment, but it encompasses all. And you had Elrond think about all the ones he loved without the sadness and bitterness that so many other writers give him. And as much as I like slash, I've lately come to realize that Elrond and Celebrian must have had a great love between them, and it's harder and harder for me to read fic where Elrond is with someone else.

Reviewed by: mirasaui -- Score: 3

What a touching and tender story Alex writes of Elrond's reflections on his family and friends, a cornucopia of loving thoughts, the essence of each he holds dear captured in just a few words. A fitting tribute to the season and the holiday - (Thanksgiving, US).

Reviewed by: jastaelf -- Score: 2

Ai, what a sweet tale... I can just picture the whole scene, the sweetness of it, the picture of each Elf as Elrond considers how and why he loves them.... a sweet harvest indeed! Thank you for this tale!

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 1

A very sweet, wise and insightful look into Elrond's thoughts of those he loves.