To Sing of War

Author: Avon

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Drama - Second Place

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG-13  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Thranduil's thoughts on war.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

You can taste the bitterness in Thranduil's words. Or perhaps it's despair. Nicely done.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

This story is written in prose, but it has a very poetic feel to it. I love the way Thranduil's view on war is expressed, and I love how his experiences are brought forward to support this view. Thranduil has indeed lived war, and Avon shows us that. I think the question from the trees of "Where are the rest" and the rejoinder of "There are no rest" was what really got to me in the end. Beautiful and tragic little tale.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

The bitterness of the survivors of the Last Alliance finds a voice in Thranduil. There's something numbing and also wrenching about his recital of the horrors of war; he has seen too much to find anything worth honoring in it, and thanks to one moment of weakness on Isildur's part, all of the waste and horror seems to have been in vain. There is no comfort to be had, for there was never a victory, just a reprieve and the promise of more to come.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

I had read this one before, but it is worthy of rereading. It captures Thranduil very well, what he must have gone through. I, too, liked the imagery of the trees asking where the others were, and the answer: "There are no rest." Beautiful, tragic, bloody, poignant. War, indeed.

Reviewed by: Mirasaui  ✧  Score: N/A

A dark tale where Thranduil speaks of the horrors of the War of the Last Alliance. I thought it beautifully written, and especially loved the imagery of the trees as they whispered, 'Where are the others?' How could Thhranduil feel any less sorrowful and bitter as he returned with so few from a battle that dod not accomplish all that it should.