Borne to Me By the Sea
2005 Award Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Aman
Story Type: Vignette ✧ Length: Short Story
Rating: PG-13 ✧ Reason for Rating: adult themes
Summary: The Sea is restless today. Perhaps it chooses to mirror my own conflicted heart...
Reviewed by: Marta ✧ Score: 5
This is a very nice piece. Galadriel and Celeborn have always been my favourite couple of the Elves, but you shed new light on their burden by comparing them to Finarfin and Earwen. I don't think I would have ever thought to do. The metaphor of the Sea as the thing that separates the two loves (C&G, not F&E) and draws Galadriel back to the present and away from her memories of the woods of Doriath... well, it was both well conceived and well executed. It was nice to see something about this couple from the Noldor point-of-view, instead of from the Sindar.
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: 5
This story seems to convey two very conflicting messages: patience and restlessness. The patience comes from the fact that Galadriel goes to watch for Celeborn day after day after day, but she seems to be growing restless, too. It's an interesting combination, and I think it's a very valid characterization of Galadriel. I also like the fact that only her brothers, Celebrian, and Elrond seem to understand what she's doing. It highlights the differences between the elves who have struggled in Middle-earth and those who have not.
Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen ✧ Score: 3
A very intersting piece. I like your characterisation of Galadriel. The wya you use the scenary and settign to increase the mood of the story is very impresive. I like the fact that you let it end on an uncertain note, instead of tying up the n, one way or another.
Reviewed by: Larian Elensar ✧ Score: 2
Oh! I'm anal, I need to have closure, to finish things. I thought Celeborn would arrive. (I'm a sucker for a happy ending too!) Nice story.
Reviewed by: Dwimordene ✧ Score: 1
I like the uncertainty in which this fic ends, as it gives the reader a sense of Galadriel's position throughout.
Reviewed by: Dreamflower ✧ Score: 1
A very lonely Galadriel pines for Celeborn, as she awaits him in Valinor. Very well-thought out and a bit angsty.