A Betrothal and Wedding
Author: Isil Elensar
2005 Award Category: Genres: Romance: Elves - Honorable Mention
Story Type: Story ✧ Length: Short Story
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: Earwen of Alqualonde tells the story of her betrothal and wedding to Finarfin of Tirion
Reviewed by: Rhapsody ✧ Score: 3
A story that needed to be told. A glimpes of Galadriel's childhood, her mother telling how she fell for her father in Valinor. The author writes a beautiful story around the Noldo elves on Valinor, making you longing for more stories around that time. I appreciated the hint that Galadriel had foresight, this detail makes the story special.
Reviewed by: LOTR_lover ✧ Score: 3
Cute story about happy times in the lives of Finarfin, his wife Earwen and Artanis. Even the most powerful elves need a respite from angst and drama. Good use of elven wedding customs, and the frame gives the perfect excuse for Earwen to reminisce. Nice foreshadowing at the end, too.
Reviewed by: Bodkin ✧ Score: 2
Sweet. I love picturing little Artanis listening to her own parents' description of their meeting and marriage - and dreaming of her own future. Shame this happiness cannot last!