Room with a View
2007 Award Category: Races: Elves
Story Type: Story ✧ Length: Medium Length
Rating: Teen ✧ Reason for Rating: Mild sexually suggestive content.
Summary: A collection of scenes from Elrond's chambers, written for a challenge where the entire story had to take place at one location.
Reviewed by: obsidianj ✧ Score: 5
This story tells different scenes throughout Elrond's life playing out in his room in Imladris. It tells of his relationship with Gil-Galad, his courtship and marriage to Celebrian, his role as a father. The vivid descriptions let the scenes come to life and invoke strong emotions. I had tears in my eyes during Elrond's meeting with Celebrian just before he goes off to war to the slopes of mount doom. The desperation in this scene and the following is such a contrast to the last scene which shows Elrond with Celebrian and his children as a happy family. I like the interweaving of dreams in this scene where he gets already a warning of trouble and hope to come.
Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon ✧ Score: 3
Unusual and interesting story about the (relatively) early life of Elrond. It's the courtship scenes of Elrond and Celebrian, the transition of his interest in her from that of cousin to lover/husband; that I liked best, but the entire tale is well-written.