Adventures in the Ettenmoors

Author: SĂșlriel

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Orcs

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: R  ✧  Reason for Rating: non-explicit torture, bloodlust, adult theme

Summary: A First Age Sinda captured by Orcs in the Third Age manages to survive capture and her initial torment to make a place for herself in their society. ~ ~ Orcs, OFC, no primary canon characters. Cameos by Glorfindel, Elrond, Celebrian, Maedhros. ~

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Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: N/A

Very nice. I never thought much about this topic, how Elves became Orcs, before I stumbled across Sulriel's story. I found the torture, bloodlust, etc., to be well-handled. While the piece was definitely adult, the adult parts were not just put in to excite but had a real place in the story. Sulriel also helped me, not a huge fan of the Silmarillion, gain a glimpse into the First Age. This piece was highly enjoyable, and I really am glad I read it.

Reviewed by: Elanor  ✧  Score: N/A

Sulriel writes a whole Orc culture. Though the story itself seems to need still some pruning the description of the culture is done very well. Until now I have not seen such a detailed description of Orc culture feeling real to boot. The captured Elf not twisted into an Orc but allowing herself to morph into a Orc soldier due to a fierce will of survival and her adaptation to Orc culture is written believable.

Reviewed by: sos8n  ✧  Score: N/A

a pretty good story, there were a few bits where it was a little hard to follow, but it left me wanting to know more...a lot more. The ideas on orc culture were interesting, i really liked it.