The Prince of Golden Flowers

Author: Avon

Nominator: Dwimordene

2005 Award Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble - Honorable Mention

Story Type: Drabble  ✧  Length: True Drabble

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Drabble. Remembering Glorfindel.

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Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: 4

There is something wonderfully simple about this drabble: a narrative quality that at once is suitably solemn for Glorfindel and yet perfectly suited a to a child's understanding. One senses the rise of legend, here, in this tale, told to a nameless child who participates, as it were, in the history of Gondolin through the simple act of linking flowers and memory together.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: 3

A fitting tribute to Glorfindel. I loved the imagery, particularly the images associated with the golden flowers and how they seemed to tie the entire thing together. I like the alliteration of "burnt and bloody and broken," too. It seems almost jarring, and that's very appropriate when describing what happened to Glorfindel. Great drabble.

Reviewed by: LOTR_lover  ✧  Score: 3

What a powerful epitaph in so few words! It truly captures the heroic sacrifice Glorfindel made for the remnant of Gondolin. The last line is heartbreaking but also carries hope for the future: the elf child and the ever self-renewing flowers.

Reviewed by: Lindelea  ✧  Score: 2

Beautifully done. Lovely imagery, tying the golden flower to the golden Elf lord. I'm glad that we have the hope of his return.

Reviewed by: LadyAranel  ✧  Score: 2

This was interesting and depends on your take of the first Glorfindel.. is he dead or not? It most definitely stirs the muse.

Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: 2

Oh! This was a very fitting commemoration of Glorfindel of Gondolin's sacrifice, even if it did seem a tad macabre for a child. Ah, well,, I suppose First Age elflings had to grow up quickly.

Reviewed by: SilverMoonLady  ✧  Score: 1

Very sweet; a beautiful and sad thought, to remember and remind of those who gave to the last measure.

Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen  ✧  Score: 1

A lovely, sad scene. I like the playing with theimagry of the flowers.