Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Collecting Hearts I, II, III & VI

Author: Elen Kortirion
Nominator: Elen Kortirion
2008 Award Category: Times: Multi-Age: Fixed-Length Ficlets

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet : Length: Fixed-Length Ficlet Series
Rating: Teen -- Reason for Rating: violence
Summary: set of four true drabbles Moments of joy and sorrow in the life of Lord Elrond and his family - prompted by playing cards and the suit 'Hearts'

Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon -- Score: 3

Elen Kortirion writes four drabbles on the theme of hearts, real and in cards, used by the House of Elrond. Excellent writing here; I found that the second, Celebrian's desperation and despair, tore at my own heart the most, but they are all a must-read for drabblers and connoisseurs of good Elf-fanfiction alike.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 3

A marvelous short series of drabbles that comes full circle from pretending to teach the game to one to teaching a small child, all centered about cards and their suits. Love the connections made between the deck used by the Edain to play games and the tarot used to foretell. A very powerful, angsty, and in the end hopeful series.

Reviewed by: nancylea -- Score: 1

the circles of life well presented.