Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

The Last Word

Author: Alassante
Nominator: Robinka
2009 Award Category: Genres: Ficlets: Elven Lands

Story Type: Story : Length: Ficlet
Rating: Teen -- Reason for Rating: implied incest, implied slash
Summary: Boys will be boys and the middle Feanorian brothers take it a step too far. Written for ALEC's (A Long Awaited Contest) September challenge - 'Don't Tell Me, I Don't Want To Know


Reviewed by: Robinka -- Score: 4

This story might be only a "wink" at the audience, a brief glimpse at the family dynamics presented in a very humorous way, but I do believe it is just right in character for the brothers. And I love the twist -- when the absent Maedhros turns the tables on his younger brothers :) I wish I could have seen their faces after Maglor's last word. Funny and very entertaining!

Reviewed by: Elleth -- Score: 3

I hadn't been aware that [poor humor] could be so enjoyable. At any rate, reading this made me chuckle a lot more than I would have expected given the subject manner, especially at Maglor's outburst and the characterization of Curufin, which just rings so true put into a humor fic. I can just imagine Maglor's look at the end as well - brilliant. Thanks for sharing this one.

Reviewed by: Klose -- Score: 3

LOL! This is a great family scene, with the 3 middle sons Feanaro of causing mischief to the consternation of the two older ones. I love the idea of Curufin, Celegorm and Caranthir starting rumours about Maedhros and Fingon. The twins' entrance made me chuckle, and I loved how Maedhros managed to his exert his oldest-son-authority without even being there!

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 2

LOL! This just goes to show that even if the brothers are great elf-lords some things about families just don't change. Nice work, Alassante.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 2

Well, he DID warn them! Not precisely the end they'd foreseen, perhaps. Nice giggles here!