Blind Hate

Author: StarLight9

Nominator: Ellynn

2011 Award Category: Post-Ring War and Beyond: Gondor

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Medium Length

Rating: Teen  ✧  Reason for Rating: Disturbing Imagery/Themes,Violence

Summary: A web of hatred grows larger until the prey is ready to fall into it. And when the predator is a dangerous man, bound on revenge, and the prey is the King of Gondor, Aragorn will have to remember a strange skill to save himself and those he loves.

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Reviewed by: Fiondil  ✧  Score: 5

Hate. Revenge. They eat you up until there is nothing left. A long-ago judgment made comes back to haunt Aragorn with a vengeance and more than his own life is in danger. Starlight9 weaves a tale of horror and sorrow and violence that keeps you on the edge of your seat right up to the very end. And the means by which Aragorn is able to rescue himself, his son and his friends is quite clever. Eldarion is definitely his father’s son here and I enjoyed seeing him. The twist in the end was unexpected and I never saw it coming. This story is not for the squeamish but it’s a good read nonetheless.

Reviewed by: Ellynn  ✧  Score: 5

This is a great, thrilling, exciting story. From the very beginning, the story captures reader's attention and it is difficult to stop reading until we come to the end. There is a lot of action, and so much of strong, poignant emotions on both sides - from the "good guys" and from the "bad guy" too, who isn't just a mindless lunatic, but a well described character. In the next-to-last chapter it all seems lost for our heroes, but Starlight9 then gives us a perfect final chapter. Yes, as she says, friendship is always enough. Highly reccomended.

Reviewed by: Adonnen Estenniel  ✧  Score: 3

Blind Hate is a moving story of family, friendship, and absolution, three elements that tend to work very well together, as they do in this piece. The author's storytelling skills are very good, and with them a touching scenario is presented, and a happy ending accomplished.

Reviewed by: Linda Hoyland  ✧  Score: 3

This was a gripping and unusual story which had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Eldarion is captured by a man who desires revengeand only his father can save him, but at what cost? I loved the mysteries in this tale and the use of music, but above all I loved the theme of the power of love being greater than hatred and revenge.