Promises to Keep

Author: jastaelf

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Pre-War of the Ring

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Six months after the death of his Queen, King Thranduil tries to celebrate the joys of Yuletide with his grieving sons & subjects. Mild angst & much sweetness. May the Valar bless us, every one!

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

One of my all time favorites. And Legolas is a great elfling in this one. He's cute but not overly so. Well done.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

There ought to be more stories like this. I love glimpses of Thranduil and young Legolas, especially in the hands of an author so gifted as JastaElf. I love the long look at Thranduil that we get in the beginning of the story before Legolas is added to the action, and later Brethilas. Heart-warming, bittersweet tale, especially for Thranduil's part, and I very much enjoyed it.

Reviewed by: Sulriel  ✧  Score: N/A

A beautiful and heartwrenching tale. This is one of your that I hadn't read before and I was delighted to find it on this list.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Yet another review to fall prey to my Swiss Chese memory. I do have an review to go by, so I know I liked this story, especially part where Legolas is afraid all his words will fall out! JastaElf did well in bringing out the magic in Mirkwood it as well as the danger. I like what we've gotten to see of Brethilas, Legolas's brother from other stories. Speaking of other stories....