The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Author: Erunyauve

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Horror

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: R  ✧  Reason for Rating: violence, dark themes

Summary: The mortal life of the Witch-king, from his childhood in Numenor to the first appearance of the Nazgul.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

I always knew there was something seriously wrong with the Witch-king. Now I know why. Wonderfully twisted tale about a boy who desperately needs therapy, though I doubt that even the Númenóreans could do much for him. I enjoyed the way this story was framed as a vital piece of intelligence passed from Gandalf to Glorfindel and how Khamûl's origins were partially tied in with Sauron's decision to settle in Dol Guldur. Nice foreboding all around, and I like the idea that the Witch-king could trace his ancestry back to Melian. That's disconcerting, actually.

Reviewed by: Sulriel  ✧  Score: N/A

This is an interesting and unusual perspective of the making of the Witchking. Well thought-out plot and enjoyable style of writing

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

A realistic look at how the Witch King may have come to be, and a moral lesson as well, as to what bullying can possibly lead to.