Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

The Twilight

Author: Aerlinnel
Nominator: Marta
2005 Award Category: Races/Places: Elves: Imladris

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: Elrohir struggles to come to terms with Arwen's choice.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 5

This is a great portrayal of Elrohir and his feelings over Arwen's choice! Elrohir himself is fleshed out well, and Elladan, too. I loved the easy way that they drew strength from one another. The bond between the two brothers was powerfully portrayed, and I enjoyed their section together. But most of all, I enjoyed the last part where Elrohir goes to Arwen and Arwen proves herself just as shrewd as her father and brothers when it comes to reading between the lines. At least there was an agreement of sorts reached between the two. The end was wonderfully bittersweet as a result.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 4

This is an engaging story. More pieces should explore how Arwen's choice effects her brothers. (I have seen other stories that deal with Elrond's reaction, but this is the first one I have ever seen that touch on her brothers at all). I particularly liked how you brought in the meaning of Elladan and Elrohir's names, and how those might reflect their characters.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar -- Score: 2

How difficult it must have been for Arwen to tell them all, and for them to hear. I think Elrohir reacted with good grace though, after he worked through his hurt...