Eloquent Remembrance

Author: Sphinx

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Silmarillion

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: On his return to Valinor, Celeborn faces his illustrious father-in-law Finarfin, High King of the Noldor in Aman. Much conversation ensues. Featuring Celeborn, Finarfin, and a cameo by a much loved Peredhil lord and his lady.

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Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

oh, I loved your Celeborn! Underestimated again by the light elves...and able to hold his ground, and sort of win. Well done.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

A brilliant conversation between two of my favorite elves: Celeborn and Finarfin. Celeborn, especially, is at the top of his game here, and it doesn't take that long for Finarfin to join him. The wordplays in this fic are amazing, and the argument/debate/conversation/whatever-you-want-to-call-it between two of my favorite characters is exactly what I hoped it would be. Celeborn shows us why he earned the title "Celeborn the Wise" and adds a beautiful dash of Sindar cynicism and common sense, which seems to throw Finarfin a bit until he learns how to respond to it in the very end. It's a testament to Finarfin's own wisdom that he is able to give as good as he gets by the end of the conversation and to put aside his fatherly feelings. The cameo by Elrond and Celebrían was hilarious in its simplicity. I love the fact that these two are watching the confrontation, if not entirely eavesdropping, and I love Galadriel's comments about letting the fittest survive. I definitely agree with both of them that Celeborn and Finarfin can be intimidating. Excellent look into these characters.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

I liked most the conflict in this story. The udnerlying one, the one where it asks why the "high" Elves are so "high" and the moriquendi what they are. It's about pride. And the truth sometimes hurts. For both parties.