Shades of the Immortal

Author: Levade

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Mystery - Third Place

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: The elves are long gone, but the land, the land remembers.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Nice and spooky for Halloween for sure. Easy to believe that the land does remember the elves. I know there are places where it remembers Native AmericansÂ…

Reviewed by: Sulriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Wonderful. I love the way this was woven into modern times, giving us the possibility of a glimpse of the Eldar.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

Deliciously creepy. This is one of those stories that can give you chills, and I love the expansion upon the idea that the land never really forgets. It's an idea you find throughout Tolkien, and I think it's used well here.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

An interesting twist on that bit of text, and an interesting twist on the subject of crop circles. So that's where they come from! Good characterization. I'm guessing a Hobbit, definitely someone from the country, not a city person.

Reviewed by: ElenaTiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Hauntingly beautiful, Levade! I love the voice of the narrator, so matter-of-fact, seemingly uneducated, but wise in a folksy sort of way -- knowing full well that much hard work must be done to make the land fruitful, very solid and rooted in reality, but still enjoying the mystery of the land and the Elves -- and wanting to know that his children will witness an Elven procession of their own. Your description of the Elves touches my heart -- so beautiful yet ethereal, real yet not. Most Halloween mysteries inspire some level of terror; yours inspires awe on the part of your characters and your readers. Lovely writing! This is probably one of the best Halloween-time stories I've ever read -- and I've ready many.