Uncommon Tales: Tales of the Jade King
Author: Katharine the Great/Treehugger CoAuthors
2004 Award Category: Races: Elves: Incomplete
Story Type: Incomplete ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: PG ✧ Reason for Rating: violence
Summary: Legolas, Tavor and Brethil are up to tricks as usual. Meanwhile, King Thranduil goes out on a hunting trip, but doesn't come home...and Tanglinna must find him, before it's too late...
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: N/A
This is a story that seems to humanize the elves. And by that, I mean it makes them more accessible to mortal readers like me. This is the lighter side of the Eldar, as opposed to the grim and grit the Silmarillion shows us. These are elves as they appeared to Bilbo when he first arrived in Rivendell and heard them mocking the dwarves' long beards. It's a side we don't see nearly as often as we should, and this story does a remarkable job of blending the mischievous nature of elves with the more solemn and serious aspects that their lives require.
Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel ✧ Score: N/A
What a nice combination for such a reader as me! The promise of much angst from Katharine the Great and much merth from TreeHugger! I do so enjoy the Tricksy Trio, canon or fanon or not. And I've already admitted to a penchant for torture fic, so this really is a fun combo! But I do hope they hurry up and finish this story! I want to know what happens next!
Reviewed by: Mirasaui ✧ Score: N/A
I laughed and cried and marvelled over this delightful tale of adventure and mayhem, mostly at the pranks of mischievous elflings and their fear of Master Archer, Tanglinna. The authors have mingled fun and frolic with a violent event that turns the tale completely in the opposite direction. The kidnapping of King Thranduil by a group of Easterlings during a seasonal hunt is in dire contrast to the light-hearted tone set in the first few chapters. The leader of the attackers is cold and calculating, and his intent deadly. Out of the twenty elves that began the hunt, only Thranduil and two others remain. The characterization is such that even the OC's are memorable. A pity the tale is incomplete, and I wait with much anticipation for the next update. A lovely blend of descriptive detail and riveting dialogue, I found it quite an enjoyable read.