Sorrow Profound

Author: Alexcat

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Post-War of the Ring

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Elrond looks back on all he has lost.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

The title should have been warning enough. It was certainly proved that immortality is a curse, maybe even bigger than being a blessing. Elrond was definitely the poster child for long lives equalling some joy, but also great pain.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

Very moody and very profound. I shivered the idea of Elrond begging for death when Gil-galad died, and I like how sorrow was turned inward by the end of the story rather than outward at grief for others. Intriguing introspection.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Alexcat portrays Elrond's sorry very well. It truly is prfound, as Tolkien told us that he'd face sorrow no matter how the tale ended. And that he does. That is why mortality is a gift to Men. While immortality sounds all well and good, you stay while those around you go.

Reviewed by: Mirasaui  ✧  Score: N/A

Elrond faces such loss in LOTR and Alex writes him oh so well. Celebrian, Arwen, Elladan and Elrohir, Gil-galad, Elessar, all he loved - gone from his life, and he left with just their memory. Alex makes us feel his despair and sorrow in this sad and poignant tale.