2004 Award Category: Races: Elves: Incomplete - First Place
Story Type: Incomplete ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: PG-13 ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: What if some elves never went west, but stayed here instead? Well, Moira's introduction to elfhood comes via her way-too-hot linguistics prof... um, one Dr. Birdsong.
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Christine ✧ Score: N/A
This story is quite fun to read. Filled with adventure, intrigue, canon characters and a cast of other characters that help to make the reader enjoy every second they are reading. This author has captured my attention with her use of humor, battles, keeping who, what and where under raps, and her incredible ability to tie everyone together and still stay true to the story by writing them with outgoing and well rounded personalities. I really enjoy how she keeps the lineage of her original female character under raps, and yet all the others around Moira seem to have something unique and special about them. It is delightful to see an original female lead character have such a great attitude. I don't mean that she is sappy, mushy or a Mary Sue, instead she has spunk, enthusiasm, is always wondering about the things that are happening around her and that helps the reader to become interested in her journey. My only complaint is this author has not completed this fiction and therefore I am left waiting to know all the secrets that Birdsong has not yet told Moira. What a great read. I am looking forward to more.
Reviewed by: Lady Aranel ✧ Score: N/A
I love this story! I wished it was finished. "Dr. Birdsong" is excellent. And the OFC is realistic and matter of fact. Kept me interested all the way through.
Reviewed by: Mirasaui ✧ Score: N/A
I began reading this with reluctance, as I did not think I would enjoy elves in a present day setting. But this is a delightful tale, full of humour, with main characters that are believable even thought the story cries out Mary Sue. Moira does have a few special powers, but M. Sue, she is not, and Dr. Birdsond is to die for, his description had me drooling all over my computer. The story itself is a modern day LOTR although packed with fun, laughter, and riotous adventure. I wish Viv would give more background on the minor characters, but even without that, they are interesting, even Leo - whom I like - I wonder why the others do not? Sadly, the story is incomplete. I have it bookmarked and definitely plan to keep an eye out for future chapters.
Reviewed by: Sindohte ✧ Score: N/A
Now this is a story that grabbed my attention from the beginning. The mysterious professor Birdsong, Minou the nightclub singer with a past longer than my arm, and who the heck is Greg really? You have done a deft job of combining the Tolkienverse with the present day. Ooo, you just have to continue with this story instead of leaving the reader with so many unanswered questions. I really fell in love with Moira, the heroine of your story. You managed to find the right mix of disbelief on her part at finding herself in the midst of a crazy, utterly improbable situation and at the same time acceptance. And of course you had to leave me hanging at Chapter 12 with the Middle Earth version of the movie Deliverance. Nothing like Moira running into a miniature Jed Clampett. Here is my final plea you must finish up with this delightful tale and tie up the loose ends.
Reviewed by: Ellbee ✧ Score: N/A
I've been meaning to read this for a long time, but I hesitated only because it's such a time commitment to get into a long, multi-chaptered story. I am so glad I finally read this, because it is just fantastic. It kept me riveted and I read it all the way through in one sitting. You not only make a reader want to know how the story unfolds, but every time a question is answered it seems three more are raised, and I MUST know the answers. Moira has a great voice, and your Elves are suitably powerful and wise and enigmatic and deliciously sexy. I think I know who is who, but I won't say for fear of spoiling anything. Every character is so well drawn, so alive, and the story itself is the perfect mixture of fantasy, humor, and adventure. Some specific things I love: the way the mind-reading is more than just the hearing of words, but has a physical effect as well. It sure gave me shivers. The way she doodled around the yummy Dr. B's name. The James Bond-type plane. The scary monsters. The way things are slowly revealed a bit at a time, like a verbal strip-tease. The walking purse. Greg getting all eye-narrowingly formidable and protective. It's just altogether one of the most exciting, sexy, and downright fun stories I've read, and I was ridiculously disappointed to get to the end. I'll be staring at the computer, waiting for you to update.