Strange Vessels

Author: Elvenesse

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Elves: Drabble

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Legolas' thoughts on what the stones had to say in Hollin. (This is one of four drabbles entered in the MEFAs that was written on the same theme.)

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Elvenesse catches the wonder of Legolas as he realizes the trees are silent but the stones speak. My favorite line: "[the trees] will not answer me."

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

Here I liked that the trees wouldn't speak to Legolas. The greatness of the building in Eregion is matched only by the greatness of folly, which but builds on itself, being blind.

Reviewed by: Christine  ✧  Score: N/A

I really enjoyed Legolas' perspective on the stones. I believe he would have thought of this situation in almost the same manner this author portrayed. I like the fact that he assesses this situation from the standpoint of the elves and how they usually grow and build but instead this land has been left unattended, abandoned by its caretakers. This captured the ideology of the quote very well.

Reviewed by: Mirasaui  ✧  Score: N/A

Another take on the stone's lament, however this one was notable as the author did not quote from Tolkien. "…yet the trees here are strangely silent and they will not answer me." She makes an interesting point that elves have an affinity with nature, yet it is the inanimate objects, the rocks, that call to Legolas.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

This makes me think of Stonehenge and the stories it could tell, if we could hear it.