Lady Love an Outlaw

Author: Chathol-linn

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Romance

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: R  ✧  Reason for Rating: graphic details of consensual affection, supportive

Summary: Grima's machinations send Eomer on a dubious journey to Erech-on-Morthond. There we see him falling in love and awakening to the growing danger of Grima. The year is 3014 and Lothiriel is 15, yet this story still complies with the scant canon that says they met afterwards.

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Reviewed by: Viv  ✧  Score: N/A

Incredible. The way this adventure was paced, I just couldn't stop reading it. The fight scenes were exquisite, the Onion Man and healing scene so thick in the senses I swear I smelled onions. I loved the characterisations of Lothiriel and Eomer both as poets, and of her "elvish blood." I wasn't looking for plot holes, but I certainly didn't find any: every action begat the next in such a sensible way that events never felt forced or contrived. That is masterful plotting; I am so envious of this ability. Overlying all of the technical genius, though, were the details: how many miles Eomer could travel in good conditions and in bad, the architecture of Edoras, the split skirt that Lothiriel wore to ride. Those little details made the setting come alive. This was masterful storytelling from beginning to end. Thank you so much for the wild ride.