Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Captive of Darkness

Author: Cassia

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Horror

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: R -- Reason for Rating: violence
Summary: When young Prince Legolas is sent as an envoy to a neighboring kingdom, things go badly as treachery rears its ugly head. Cruelly enslaved by an evil monarch, Legolas struggles to survive. Will the truth be uncovered before it is too late?


Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar -- Score: N/A

I knew this one sounded familiar. I've read it before, but enjoyed seeing it again. I really don't normally like things that are too AU, but I think you walked that line nicely, keeping Elrond and Legolas very much elf-like and in character, while giving them a new adventure to experience. Very interesting reason for the evil king to want the Mirkwood royals dead, and the collar was a neat touch! And great wrap-up, finished the story while leaving room for more adventures--sign of a good sequel writer! Well done!

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel -- Score: N/A

This was my first Cassia story, and they had me hooked from the first chapter. Legolas is captured, true, but not without a lot of effort, showing that even young, he is a strong warrior. And from there the angst goes up and up and intrigue grows within the plot. Elrond arrived, but will he rescue poor Legolas and blow his cover orregretably let the young Elf suffer? It doesn't let up until the very end.