This folkloric style one-shot, is a deep glance at an event in the life of Celegorm in Valinor, before the Exile of the Noldor.
Los Gloriol's style fits beautifully into the antique beauty of the Silmarillion, and could be taken from that book, or Unfinished Tales. In a short piece, the author also shows the competitive spirit and ultimate nobility inherent in the character of Celegorm. He is a character of whom I have read little and often seems to be ignored or maligned, but in this piece, another facet of his personality is shown. As some-one who finds the house of Finwë addictive, I was pleased to find some-one who loved writing of them and so well. The author is some-one who understands these magnetic and troubled characters, and feels a deep empathy for them.
Los Gloriol is a new author who writes beautifully, and as I have seen in some of her other works, captures Celegorm's character wonderfully, neither approaching him as misunderstood or a villain, but like so many of the fascinating characters of the Elder Days, passionate, torn and very, very human.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! You made me cry. This meant more to me than any competition or award. Thisis the reason why I write. To share a part of yourself in writing is a personal thing, and I'd take an honest review over a contrived one any day of the week. The reviews on this site mean so much to me and you've always been an avid reader of my work. I so very much appreciate it. Thank you, thank you! HUGS
Poetic! Just like out of the Silm! I could easily imagine this being told in Rivendell's Hall of Fire to a sleepy Bilbo.
I often wondered about Celegorm the hunter and just what sort of beasts - beside Huan - might be in Valinor.
Appropriate to folklore, the story does not quite "end." Perhaps someday, after Arda is reshaped, the game will begin anew?
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Thank you! It says somewhere in the Simarillion that are many beasts that exist there that no longer exist in the rest of Arda. I'm starting to wonder if Unicorn is one of them. I could see Celegorm flailing a unicorn horn about. Not really but it sounded cute. I love to think that one day the seven sons will be released or taken out of the dark, depends on how you interpret it. Celegorm would be the first to go kill something ;) Thank you very much for the kind review! :)
Well, if you're finding your feet, I am very surprised. I am also thrilled and even more surprised to find some-one who can emulateTolkien's antique prose so effortlessly. One of the things which makes me bite my desk is writers who modernize his world.
The Finwion's fascinate me, none of his more perfect characters do.
Have you ever read this one-shot by Moreth,
The Revenge of Curufin's Horse It's humor. I giggled.
Oh no, don't reciprocate by reading my stuff. That's not what it should be about. I love to encourage people by reviewing, and plugging great authors.
I myself write darkfic AU, slash, incest, Adult rating, and put enough warnings on so that people can avoid it. I interpret Tolkien's history in my own way, and although it's not massively AU, the whole foundation of the Dark Prince Universe is based on the premise that the Valar misused their powers and wished to keep the Noldor in Valinor. There's also a lot of it XD.
I know the pic of Celegorm and Huan you mean. Tuuliky is a smashing artist.
I hope you enjoy posting on this site, it has a pleasant atmosphere, a good Admin and is friendly. I've met and now talk regularly communicate with some superb authors through it.
Keep writing! Take care.
Author's Response: I finally got a chance to read THe revenge of Curufin's Hrose. It was simply excellent! I laughed my head off because I have to admit I find that Tolkien should have had his poetic license rebuked ;)
Lovely, elegant and Tolkienesque writing. I would love to see you write a long, plotty story in that style. It is a very rare breed, and I appreciate the antique prose - I adore the Silmarillion and the language used there, so of course I love this piece.
Wonderful picture here by an artist called Tuuliky Celegorm and Curufin in Nargothrond Look at Celegorm -the one sitting. ( enlarge it, if it's not ) I frankly think Lúthien was a fool. Beren and Lúthien is not my favorite story, leaves me flat, and I like imperfect and flawed characters.
Author's Response: Thank you so much :) I am really extremely flattered. I absolutely adore Celegorm and I love that picture! It is on my wall ;) As is the one where he is lying in a field with Huan. I am working on something that features Nerdanel, as I feel she really is an overlooked character. And I agree with you completely, Luthien was an idiot and I too did not like the story. She was too perfect. The sons of Feanor made the Silmarillion interesting and vibrant. Their sorrow becomes the readers and I simply think that is the beauty of the whole book. Everything else compares in comparison. Thank you again for your kind review. I will make sure to check out your writing. I'm new so still finding my feet.
That is the best fic I have read in a long time. I love the style and it's nice to see a slightly more forgiving version of Celegorm. I think it gets forgotten that he was held in high esteem by Orome before he made that fateful choice! Thanks for writing this beautiful fic.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading it and reviewing! I haven't found many people who consider the sons before the rape of the Silmarils. They were noble and innocent. I just like to think of them in a diffrent light. But thank you very much for you kind review :)