The Unforgettable Fire

Author: Ithilwen

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Silmarillion: Romance - Third Place

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: R  ✧  Reason for Rating: sex scenes

Summary: The ill-fated love story of Caranthir, and the mortal woman Haleth.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Great perspective, showing us Caranthir's thoughts and feelings. The stories of Feanor's sons are so sad it's good to read that for a little while at least, there was some happiness for one of them. Well done.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

"Caranthir in love" is just not a sentence that wants to be constructed, and yet there it is. Love and politics, sexism and racism, and the necessity of surrendering that which one loves most dearly. Quite engrossing; never had any sort of feeling for Caranthir, but this story can change that.

Reviewed by: Jilian  ✧  Score: N/A

Well done for this lovely story Ithilwen. I do believe it's one of your best. Caranthir the nasty tempered falls for the middle aged Haleth. A tale of beauty and tragedy that the reader can feel Caranthir's sorrow with him when he experiences the sadness of the first elf/mortal marriage and how torn he is when he remarries to carry on the family line, in vain, however. Personally I think Morgoth ought to have been very glad Haleth was too old to present Caranthir with a brood of kids, they'd have taken Angband all by themselves!