The Tale of the Laughing Maiden

Author: Deborah Judge

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Romance

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: R  ✧  Reason for Rating: sexual themes, familial violence

Summary: A Curufin romance.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

I'm not much of a Silm fan, so it's a rare Silmfic that moves me. This one did, for the way in which the bitter pride of the Noldor is shown played out by the curse, which amplifies the corruption of that original pride. Well-written, as are all of Deborah Judge's stories, edgy, and featuring that rarest of creatures: a female protagonist who holds her own with dignity as she comes to painful self-comprehension.