Author: Erin's Daughter
2004 Award Category: Times: The Lord of the Rings: Cross-Cultural
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: R ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Aragorn and Arwen are married and all they have fought for is theirs -- but great love often comes at a great price. Contains explicit het.
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Marta ✧ Score: N/A
This was incredibly well-written. Erotic and sensuous at those parts, but also heart-rending sadness. Arwen's grief pervades the piece (as does the grief of Legolas, Elrond, and Aragorn), and that grief was not glossed over, for which I am very glad. Having Arwen call Aragorn "Estel" (hope) was a nice touch, though I did wonder whether she would, given that she had not met him until he was grown. Regardless, the symbolism was nice. Well-done.