Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Games of Innocence

Author: Cirdan

Nominator: unknown

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

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: PG-13 -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Young Elladan and Elrohir are playing games. Elrond watches them and is shocked.

Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar -- Score: N/A

At first, I was not too happy about this story. I kept thinking the twins would know how 'improper' those games were, but then I realized that they're young, and acting like normal kids. So often, since they're elves, we think they don't do things like...play improper games. Nice to see that they might.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: N/A

That was a surprisingly disturbing story, and I think the innocence of the twins made it all the worse. They hunt Teleri while their parents assume they hunt Orcs, and then that last game of Elrond and Elros… I was disturbed. There's something fundamentally wrong in seeing the horrors of the First Age and Second Age acted out by children. Very eerie tale.

Reviewed by: Mirasaui -- Score: N/A

Very unusual story with the twins play acting moments of history. Cirdan writes the twins well, and the ending, with the boys playing Elrond/Elros was shocking and intense.