Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Amarie & Haldir: Paths of Destiny

Author: Julie

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Romance: Featuring Haldir - Second Place

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: R -- Reason for Rating: sexual innuendo
Summary: A half-elf and the March Warden find their destinies are intertwined.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

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

First, I must tell you that I don't read much het, but I do read yours. I know I don't say it enough but I really like the light touch you have and the minimal angst type romances you write. Your ladies are so likeable. I want them to "win" at the end and get their elf. For me, fanfic is a way to escape reality, and find some entertainment, so your stories, with the great characters and well thought out storylines make for great reading. As always, I love your Haldir. Even the brief meeting in the beginning chapters of this story gives me a good idea of what I'm going to find later on. You give him the right touch of arrogance, and mystery, and compassion so that he doesn't just seem like a bully. Now, the whole thing about her father coming to her in dreams, that's interesting, I'm kind of curious as to why he still visits her in Lorien, I guess. And it looks like things are quickly heating up between Amarie and Haldir, I can't remember exactly what Galadriel said, but it was something about a gold thread or something, so obviously, the two of them have some connection. I have to confess, Amarie annoys me a bit, she told Haldir she wouldn't lie, but she *is* lying by omission by not telling him that she understands the elvish. I have feeling that will be a big issue soon. Ah, I knew it would be a big issue. And I do think Haldir was a little harsh, if he saw what was going on, he should have stopped it sooner, at least in my opinion. Can hardly blame her for jumping the gun. And how is she supposed to feel about the men? I mean, okay, she knows that they are scared of her and call her names, but it's all she's known. She still can't trust the elves totally, I think. However, I do like the way things are heating up between her and Haldir...*grin* Ooh, I wanted to cry for her after Haldir yelled at her, I'm glad Celeborn was able to get her to do it. And though I've read much of this once, I *blush* don't remember what happens and what Ennis's purpose is. Or how Amarie and Haldir had a connection. *keeps reading* Okay, I read the part about their connection. (Thank you for not having anyone die and come back, that particular plot is a pet peeve of mine after having read it too many times)! I liked the idea that Haldir and Amarie really had to save each other. The whole Ennis plot line surprised me a bit. (I have to ask, did you plan that or change it after you started getting feeback about Ennis and Lonarie?) I loved the epilogue (and yes, Galadhadric arrows are the best, though my personal favorite has always been Rumil :) Have you done any side stories about Ferodir? I can't remember if I've seen any archived anywhere. I'd be interested to find out more about him :) Nicely done, entertaining, light hearted, happy ending. Thank you!

Reviewed by: Alexcat -- Score: N/A

This story was interesting to me mostly because of the characterization of Haldir. I seriously liked him and his stern and aggravating ways. This was written like the standard romance with the two protagonists in conflict but eventually coming to love one another… but Julie does it in a very well written way. It also gave us the term "galadhric arrow". *smile*