In the Hall of the Wood Elf King

Author: TreeHugger

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Hobbit - First Place

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: The Hobbit AU. While the Dwarves are imprisoned in Thranduil's dungeons, Bilbo meets Legolas quite by accident. We find out why Elves don't smoke pipeweed.

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Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

So, did you ever think one little question would lead to something like this story? Legolas the Sparkly Green..*hee* I almost felt quite sorry for Thranduil by the end, since he didn't seem to have *any* control over his family, let alone his kingdom! No wonder he later had a reputation for drinking. *wink* Actually, he probably felt like he'd been drinking all the time, so I'm sure he figured why not? There was so much happening all the time, the story moved very fast, though at times I wondered if you'd get it all wrapped up. But you did, and quite well, too. I liked meeting Tanglinna, it was nice to see one of Thranduil's commanders know how far he could push. *Grin* Great story!

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

Absolutely hilarious! And written with that same devil-may-care humor that landed thirteen dwarves in Bilbo's parlor one afternoon. The willingness to take things to the extreme is part of what makes "The Hobbit" such a fun read, and the light-heartedness of hobbits in general seems to have infected most of Mirkwood. The Wood-elves are hilarious in this story, and the OCs are remarkably complete, even the ones who appear only briefly. My favorite is probably Tanglinna, whom I see as Glorfindel's kindred spirit, actually, but Brethil and Tavor are wonderful characters, too. The dwarves were brilliant, particularly poor Bombur, and the continual desire to eat oak leaves left me in stitches. Finally, poor Mr. Baggins is having such a trying time, and yet such a fun one! I think the real victims in this story are Thranduil and Legolas, though some of it they did have coming to them. Brilliant story in which there really isn't a clear villain (with the possible exception of forgetful spiders and singing Orcs).

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

This story is hilarious! And it makes the Egla Ash series all the much more poignant as two of our favorites from here are reported dead. I won't spoil their names though. They live on in these young Legolas stories. I love these original characters, Legolas's friends and Tanglinna, and the characterization of Thranduil is such a refresher from the usual spate of Abusive!Thanduil's out there. And what a fun way to weave Legolas into The Hobbit (even if we assume he's much younger than we though) story! Each chapter just got funnier and funnier, from Legolas being forced to wear pink to him being mistaken for a princess and then getting smashed on pipeweed until he practically confirmed that he was a princess for Gloin! TreeHugger just kept making it funnier and funnier, so it might be a good thing I read it as a WIP or I might have hurt myself laughing for too long in one sitting.