The Personification of Evil: The Corruption of Angband

Author: Aeode

Nominator: Robinka

2007 Award Category: Times: First Age and Prior

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: Teen  ✧  Reason for Rating: The theme in my writing for the story The Personification of Evil: The Corruption of Angband was fairly dark; for it shows the ruining of a Ainur spirit, and his hatred toward those whom rejected his corruption. Thus, the PG rating!

Summary: The evil of Melkor is well known in Middle-earth history, but a question remains: what caused him to be this way? Here's a double-take at what caused the Ainu to become dark...or rather the Ainu woman who caused his heart to become black. This is my personification of evil.

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Reviewed by: Rhapsody  ✧  Score: 4

Aeode explores a reason why Melkor turned away from his brethren when Arda was created. At its very core, it is unrequited love and yet it is answered. Nienna decides to turn away and decides on her gift for Arda. The story at itself has the feel of the [Valaquenta/Ainulindalë] and might not be easy to follow for some. Still it enhances to the authenticity of the piece and gives us a nice explanation how some of the Valar chose their own province. This is a very intriguing read.

Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 3

As do most who turn to evil, Melkor will not accept responsibility for his own actions, but will blame Manwe and Nienna, hating Varda for seeing his heart. Nicely done, although it is obvious English is not the author's first language. I wish I were as fluent in Spanish, however.