Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Unbound

Author: Two-point

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Elves: Romance

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: R -- Reason for Rating: some sexual situations and adult themes
Summary: A young Rivendell Elf considers how old is too old, and what age and death means to an Elf.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: N/A

I don't read a lot of romance, but I'm glad I read this one. It seems more about the characters of (I assume) a minor character and an original one. The sex scene was tastefully done, and felt distinctly Elven.

Reviewed by: Sulriel -- Score: N/A

Well handled emotion and romance.

Reviewed by: Mirasaui -- Score: N/A

If I had to chose one story that personified Glorfindel, this would be the one. Beautifully written, poetic and lyrical I could read this over and over and never tire of it. It is hard to write in first person POV, but the author carries it off brilliantly. A moving story of love between tutor and student, even the love scene is written with finesse. I am only surprised that the story has not received more notice. Every part is lovely, but this I must admit is my favourite: "Do we ever have a choice in our journeys? We walk our paths aimed with only so much knowledge as we have gleaned through mysteries. And even seeming death cannot keep us from the desires of our hearts. Beneath each path there is the one small seed of our purpose, our hidden truth, and even that lies cloaked in the guarded shadows of our minds. These longings and the promise that each desire is justified only in the wanting, the constant moving toward our secret heart's wish. The mysteries of fate and strong purpose did not seem so troubling to me in that moment. What was understanding compared to my spirit's purpose - and was there ever, really, a choice?"