Green and Golden
2006 Award Category: Times: Multi-Age: Incomplete
Story Type: Incomplete ✧ Length: Novel
Rating: R ✧ Reason for Rating: Battle scenes, character death, mild sexual longing.
Summary: With the beginning of the Watchful Peace, the Elves of Mirkwood have the opportunity to see the world beyond their borders. Erestor can attest that Elves are Silvan indeed much different from the Sindar and Noldor - he finds himself tutoring a Silvan and dragged within their ways. But the Watchful Peace was only a respite, and the clashing of their worlds would have consequences beyond the loremaster's wildest dreams. The long struggle against Sauron resumes its course, and the war is close at hand.
Reviewed by: Oshun ✧ Score: 7
An original and interesting look at period and setting that is far from overdone--nearing the end of the Watchful Peace in Mirkwood. I like the use of canon research which enhances this author's speculation on possible reactions and responses by the characters involved to the differences between Silvan, Sindar and Noldor culture. Also, is interesting on the concept of female Elven warriors, drawing on the few available canon references rather than some pseudo-Medieval extrapolation. The character of Erestor is developing nicely. I hope to see updates soon on this piece--it has been a while (hint, hint). Nice foreshadowing of future developments of a romantic nature and lovely subtle eroticism in the limited intimate contacts that have occurred thus far. I've got my "alerts" on for this creative and imaginative look at this world. Recommendation: this is no re-hash of a much told story.
Reviewed by: Dreamflower ✧ Score: 3
A romance for Erestor. I find his personality here very well-done--he is not so much the stereotypical bureaucrat he is often depicted as in fic. And the OFC as his love-interest also has a very nicely developed background.