Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

The Yellow Bird

Author: CinnamonGrrl

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Romance

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: PG -- Reason for Rating: some adult themes
Summary: The only hint Orophin has of his secret admirer's identity is a yellow bird, but with his meddling brothers involved, will he *ever* learn who she is?

Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Viv -- Score: N/A

This story has a stately grace and sense of rules that reminds me strongly of 19th c. romance. Mischief is soft and refined; love is thick and sweet. It's the kind of story a girl curls up with alone and reads with a sigh, savoring the happy ending like a dessert. I enjoyed the interweaving romances and the distinct characters, and the patience of Emmelin, letting her love appear in subtle gifts year after year, struck me as particularly elvish.