As Little Might Be Thought

Author: Deborah Judge

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Silmarillion: First Age

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: The development of the relationship between Maglor and his foster-sons Elrond and Elros, from the sack of Sirion to the loss of the Silmarils.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Now this was a new view, usually it's Maedhros who's the royal bastard. The few fics I've read usually have Maedhros as the driving force and Maglor sort of being led along unwillingly. This was definitely different.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

This line is one of my Silmarillion favorites, and Deborah Judge has done well to put flesh onto the unique relationship of Elrond, Elros, and their foster-father, Maglor. One can only imagine how hard it must have been for Elrond to remember his own parents and know he was being raised by "the enemy"; it must have been hard to feel something for Maglor, despite that knowledge. I adored the appearance of EƤrendil, and the reaction of Elros and Elrond to it, as well as Maglor and Maedhros-heartbreaking, and yet awe-struck. You can feel the proverbial earth shifting. Well-told!

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Excusing my memory again, I'll do the best I can to remember this one. I'm not fond of the Feanorians, as everyone knows, and it pains me to think that Elrond and Elros were raised by two of them, yet Deborah gives a good account of what might have been and how the two boys softened Maglor's heart.

Reviewed by: Jilian  ✧  Score: N/A

The first Silm story I ever read, and I have never forgotten it! I love how Maglor the dread Kinslayer slowly wins the love of the terrified little boys. It's a great pity Deborah is not writing more than she has for the last year or so.