In the Seventh Age

Author: Deborah Judge

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Silmarillion

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Epilogue to 'Naming the Stones' and 'As Little Might Be Thought'. The final fate of Maglor son of Feanor.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Oooh, yes! What a bittersweet ending for Maglor. I like the idea that maybe he learned in the end, and was forgiven.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

I rather enjoy the bittersweet idea that Maglor wandered endlessly, but this fic has some nice closure to it even if it does mean that Maglor can go home. I suppose I can't begrudge him that, especially when he speaks so well of what Elros's children have learned from him and when Galadriel tells him that Elrond still sings his songs. It's still bittersweet enough for me!

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

A fitting end for Maglor, and not a word wasted. So much history is evoked in so few words-you can feel the aging of the earth, and feel jarred by railroad tracks in Doriath, in a city built over the bones of Sirion, and the idea of the abandonment of earth by both Elves and Men opens an incredible gap and feeling of distance. It's shocking, almost, and then into it all comes this quiet in the person of Galadriel. And yet after all that tremendous sense of movement, it's the simple question-"Will you come now?"-that effects the final, most profound movement: Maglor is moved to accept, at long last. The opening out of the story onto the stars was a perfect ending. Well done!

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Maglor is finally forgiven after 7 ages of the world. Not sure if I'm ready for it, but then, I hold a grudge against those Feanorians. Setting that aside, this is a beautiful story about that forgiveness.