The Green Knight
Author: Le Rouret
2004 Award Category: Races: Elves: Post-War of the Ring - First Place
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: King Elessar and Prince Faramir stage a tournament in Ithilien to draw knights to Gondor, but in the process they discover trouble unlooked-for.
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel ✧ Score: N/A
This was amazing! Incredible. I admit, I wasn't so sure at the beginning, but the more I read the more I liked it. It had everything, drama, comedy (that letter at the end is priceless!), angst, intrigue, mystery, action. The characterizations were wonderful, especially Bandobras! I don't know that I've ever read so hobbity a hobbit in fanfiction yet! And the escriptions...I am in awe. The pictures Le Rouret must see in her head. My own doesn't visualize nearly so well, though with her descriptions, I could see everthing. Thirty-eight chapters of a story that is complexly plotted, and a very satisfying ending.
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: N/A
I had some trouble getting into this story initially, but once I did, I never wanted to leave. This is a piece that has thoroughly done its research and knows its politics. As far as elves are concerned, its also a wonderful look at not only Legolas but at the way others react to the idea that he is an elf, something that is occasionally forgotten in post-Ring War fics. This story boasts wonderful ensemble characterization and multiple plots. What is perhaps best of all is the way that the characters adapt to one another. The letters written at the end of the story reveal just how much these characters understand one another as well as revealing that they're never above a jest or two.
Reviewed by: Aelfwina ✧ Score: N/A
This was an absolutely marvelous tale from beginning to end. Le Rouret has the skill to use the archaic language of "speaking forsoothly" without sounding silly. I found her voice to be similar to that of Howard Pyle or Sir Walter Scott. She obviously did a great deal of research into the intricacies of tournaments, and her descriptions of the tourneys are magnificent. In addition, she has created an intricate plot that has many twists and turns. Her characterizations of the canon characters ring true, especially that of Legolas and Gimli. I found her characterization of Thranduil very different and refreshing. But her real strong point is her Original Characters. Bandobras is a dear little hobbit, and quite easily won my heart as quickly as he did that of Legolas and Gimli. But there were many other wonderful OCs as well, both allies and enemies. I very much enjoyed the story. It was a long and delightful read, and will be one that I return to in the future.