Author: Julie/Fianna CoAuthors
2004 Award Category: Genres: Romance: Incomplete - First Place
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: R ✧ Reason for Rating: sexual innuendo
Summary: Determined to punish Haldir for toying with her sister's affections, Elanor undertakes to teach him a lesson. Will she succeed? Or will Haldir turn the tables on her?
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Larian Elensar ✧ Score: N/A
I printed this out and read it all in one go for this. (Did you know it's 350 some pages long so far?) Anyway, it's my favorite of your stories. I like Elanor. She's a good original character, likeable, but not so perky she irritates. I really like your (both Julie's and Fianna's) views of Haldir and his brothers. I can so see some of the stuff he says and does. I like the way you're letting the story develop naturally and slowly, we get the chance to know Elanor, Haldir and the other characters in the story before the romance part really takes off. Great touches too, I especially like the part where Elanor figures out she's had an affect--a physical one--on Haldir and the plants in the talan bloom, well the one does. That was cute. I guess what makes me like this story so much, even though I really don't read much het, is that you both have such good attention to detail, and the whole story is just that--a story. I know how things will turn out, at least for Haldir and Elanor, and that's okay, mostly because getting there is what's fun with it. All the little misunderstandings, and the things they found out about each other and themselves, are so great. We get to see Elanor grow up and realize how she used Lana and others to hide behind. We get to see Haldir let down his walls and let Elanor in. We even see changes in Rumil and Orophin, and their love lives. Too often, when some authors attempt to write in Professor Tolkien's world, they get so heavy and serious. What I really like about this story, is that it's a good story, a good tale, and it's light and enjoyable and totally readable. I don't know about others, but I tend to read fan fiction that isn't dark, or too angsty, or too heavy. I'm probably offending others who read this feedback, but there is some fanfic out there that reminds me of research papers. The story is secondary to showing how much knowledge the author has. On the other hand, I don't like fanfic where everyone is out of character or something is said or done totally out of place, because I obviously like Tolkien's world. What I'm not saying very well is that I like your view of Lorien, elves, and Haldir and his family in particular. No, it's not totally canon but it really captures the flavor and essence of Tolkien the way I see it, without trying to duplicate him. What I really want to say is that Elanor's Revenge is just a darn good story, it has a good beat and is't easy to dance to. I'll give it a 90. (Okay, I'm sorry, I couldn't resist, I hope I'm not dating myself too badly--that's from American Bandstand, just in case you don't recognize it!:)
Reviewed by: Alexcat ✧ Score: N/A
I love the humor in this story and I love the awful tease of making us wait forever for the lovers to consummate their union. Written in the usual seamless style of Julie and Fianna.
Reviewed by: Mirasaui ✧ Score: N/A
I read very few het stories, but this one has been an exception since I read the first chapter. Julie and Fianna's Haldir is to die for, no wonder Elanor falls for him. But, I find myself just as intrigued, if not more, in the side stories behind that of the main characters: Orophin and Dalia, Rumil and Narwen, and above all, Tarwe and Lurien. Each chapter makes me wish for more or holds a mystery that I cannot wait to see solved. These two tell a wonderful, wonderful tale.
Reviewed by: Christine ✧ Score: N/A
This story intrigued me from the beginning. A friend told me about it and so I followed her link and ended up reading until the wee hours of the night. I became enthralled with Elanor and her plight. I love the sexual tension they built up when they took so much time creating the relationship between "Guardian" Haldir and his ward, Elanor. I have sense followed all the updates, and was absolutely thrilled when they finally became lovers. I am excited about where they will take this story next. They have introduced new plot lines and twists and now are featuring bits of Rumil, and this has caught my attention. I can not wait for more.