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The Sons of Thunder by ziggy Rated: NC-17 half-star [Reviews - 317]
Summary: They are called the Sons of Thunder by the Orcs of the Mountains. A storm erupts between one Son of Elrond and one Son of Thranduil. In the aftermath of the battle of the Morannon, Elrohir has one final battle.
Categories: Book-verse, Book Verse Slash, Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Legolas
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 46 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 314756 Read Count: 80145
Published: Oct 15 2010 Updated: Jun 15 2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Lust Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
If you've ever read any of my stories, you'll know I love to let things build and fester before a satisfying climax. You're right, it is more fun. Wonderful fight scene, full of anger and desire. If these two ever come together I believe they will shake the earth. Elrohir is so full of anger and sadness. I can't help but feel he might be jealous of Legolas also for being chosen by Elrond for the Fellowship instead of himself. He wants revenge over his mother's death. I also feel prejudice towards the Wood elves, and that this may play a factor in his hatred towards Legolas. Many different things boiling just below the surface with this one. This is great stuff. Just another thing... you say you've written up to chpt 21. This is what I do too. I will have practially the whole story written before I post it. As I go back and proof it, I will adjust or add. This is why I'm able to post daily. Keep it up ziggy. You are much appreciated here and a jewel on this site. ***Moe***

Author's Response: Yes, I do know- reading and enjoying thins greatly. It's funny you ask that because there is a point where Elladan considers just that. You are right about his prejudice- I hope it highlights the way the Mirkwood elves are portrayed by Gandalf and by the mainly Noldorin versions of events - I know i am implying the Great Man had a bias - he did. I am afraid I am not as disciplined as you- I have written and posted up to ch 21 on another site but wanted ot slash it up a bit so began posting here. I takes me ages to write a chapter sometimes.
Date: Oct 29 2010
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Lust Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
NOOOOOOOooooooooo!!! *sticking bottom lip out and pouting*

Author's Response: Made me laugh and tried again- worked this time so I don't know what happened yesterday!
Date: Oct 30 2010
Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
So far, Elrohir seems so desolate and confused. I think this last part fits his scattered moods fine. However, I could never picture Legolas being overpowered by Elrohir. Nor could I see Legolas taking over control of Elrohir. Legolas seems pained over the fact that his idol, this well known twin cannot stand the sight of him. It must hurt but not enough that he would submiss to him. I like how Gimli calms Legolas and Aragorn is the mediator. Another great chapter. Glad the glitch was fixed.

Author's Response: Thanks for the reassurance- it didn't really feel quite right that last bit so I am glad it worked. Scattered moods is a good way to describe Elrohir. You are right too, about Legolas never willingly submitting to Elrohir- it is alien to him, so what has to happen to make him do that? It does hurt him that Elrohir seems to hate him, but hate is a funny thing, isn't it?
Date: Oct 31 2010
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 White Wings Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Another great chapter and might I say quite a cliffhanger. Gimli seems to think it is Elladan who rescues Legolas but I know he cannot tell the difference. So I wonder if his dark warrior is Elrohir. Love the vision of black and gold hair tangled together.

Author's Response: Yes- he can't tell the difference as you say, so you might well be right!! And what would that bring? Glad you liked the last image- I was pleased with that too.
Date: Nov 05 2010
Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 Aftermath Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Another beauty ziggy. I like the brotherly love between El and Ro. Nothing will ever break that bond no matter how dark Elrohir might become. I have just realized that I miss Gimli. It's good to see him back in the story again. Good thing he wasn't on that ship. Elrohir would probably be wearing an axe for a hat. lol. But I think what I like most is how Aragorn seems to come out of a trance after freeing the ghosts. This is a point of view I've never thought of. It makes sense that he would be taken, his life entertwined with these lost souls. For a brief time, Aragorn was not a ranger or leading the fellowship. He was a king to a ghostly army that had been lost with no leader. He took up his position and they followed him. Aragorn needed to seperate himself from all the rest I think. I love how your story opens our minds and lets us explore a different side, a deeper side not found in the original works. Very inspiring. Thanks.

Author's Response: loved your bit about gimli! And I am pleased you picked up the Aragorn theme with the Dead-I just felt the Prof left so much unsaid with them.
Date: Nov 13 2010
Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 Angren Pau Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Very moving chapter. It almost physically hurt to read Elrohir's account of the violence against his mother. With each word I was not sure I wanted to continue. But like a car wreck on the side of the road, I found I could not turn away. But in the end you managed to return us to that warm fuzzy feeling with 'Nana Gimli'. Ha ha! I love it. Now I want my own little Gimli.

Author's Response: I love Gimli- yes, I like that idea of nana Gimli - and his absolute insistence of what it means. He is a typical crusty old softee. I think he is so gallant too - look at the way he treats women, Galadriel and Eowyn, with such respect and charm. I think Gimli is a rela ladies' man - when I get round to it, I intend to give him some romantic interest too -maybe at the end he could have swarms of girls swooning over him too!!
Date: Nov 20 2010
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10 In the wind from the Sea Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Great cliffhanger. I can't help but feel there is something much deeper than desire between Legolas and Elladan. I think El is drawn to Legs song and desires to return to his roots. Legolas holds that native nature and through him El can experience it. To me it is more than just touch and want and need of a physical body. It is a desire to return 'home' if you will. (But then again, I could be wrong and these two just want to get it on until the cows come home.) Ha ha. Beautiful writing ziggy, as always.

Author's Response: You have hit it as usual! Yes, the peredhel are not elves or sylvan like Legolas. Tolkien hits at the differences but never really exploits them - he was telling Aragorn's and Frodo's stories. But they are totally and you will see the Peredhel strengths in healing but other ways later on in the story.
Date: Nov 21 2010
Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 The Hunger Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
First and foremost, I absolutely love that it was Gimli who assisted the twins. When you are done with 'Sons', you must write something for my dear Gimli. You have portrayed him so well. I just adore him. Secondly, wow... Legolas thinking Elrohir was Elladan? Brilliant. It would be a very difficult thing to do, confuse a Woodelf, especially since he can hear their song. It was very believeable how he misinterpreted Ro's battle song for El's battle against the infection. Wonderfully done, but I see lots of conflict coming. *rubs hands together and smiles impishly* I love that kind of thing.

Author's Response: Yes, that is such an important point and it is the confusion he has with the sere-vanda, and cuivear that adds to his confusion. Conflist? Oh yes. nasty and violent and full of sexual tension!
Date: Nov 29 2010
Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 Battle of the Pelennor Fields Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Wonderfully written battle scene. Danger around every corner. Again you put Gimli in just the right place in your story. And Legolas' yearning for home and something familiar pulled at my heartstrings. Excellent work.

Author's Response: I have a really soft spot for Gimli so I hope you like the next chapter as much. Isnt it funny how the longing for home takes you sometimes?
Date: Dec 05 2010
Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13 Many meetings Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Again, everything was here. Aragorn's reserve to enter Minas Tirith and cause a stir with the steward and the people of the city, El and Ro's sadness knowing they were losing their step brother as he claimed his rightful place and poor Legolas. He seems to suffer the most at the moment. He is still angry with the twins and unsure of the condition of his home. Lovely reunion with Eomer. And as usual, Gimli comes in when we need a reprieve from it all. The last paragraph is my favorite as Legolas vents about what he will do to Gimli and Aragorn. I can just see him sitting there, mouth full and complaining. Like it, love it, want some more of it. lol

Author's Response: I liked that last bit too -I just knew Legolas would be mixed up with his fury and relief, and wanted Gimli to feel it. He did tell Aragorn that he should trust Legolas would work it out but actually Legolas took longer than he thought- it shows that sometimes Gimli is cleverer, or overestimates Legolas. I love their relationship. It's nice when readers pick these things up. Thank you as always for your generous reviews.
Date: Dec 14 2010
Title: Chapter 14: Rávëyon Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
What an emotional ride this chapter was. Legolas is just starting to put two and two together when the Nazgul appears. Then the sea longing and Elrohir and his mind being read and... I don't know whether to cheer or jeer for these two. I completely agree about the Nazgul having greater powers than discussed in the original works. It just makes sense. WOW, third place. You deserve this award. Congratulations Ziggy. You have worked hard and it has payed off for you. I am proud to be one of your faithful followers and extremely grateful to have you review my work.

Author's Response: The pleasure is always mine, L8Bleumr and I confess I have not been as good reviewing recently due to work pressure- new job, very very demanding and then any time I have left I am writing. But I have lot ot catch up with and that's always nice. Gladyou approve of ht elast chapter- just wait for the next couple. It's going to get a tad more complicated!
Date: Dec 18 2010
Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15 Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Great seeing things from Gandalf's POV. The struggle to get through Legolas' mind was very well written. Nice use of the sea longing here. And Elrohir, though complicated, shows a bit of compassion and protectiveness that I didn't expect to see as far as Legolas was concerned. Wonderful chapter.

Author's Response: If you want compassion and protectiveness, here it is L8! I like ht enext chapter- it shows Elrohir as so vulnerable.
Date: Dec 20 2010
Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16 Awakening Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I am glad you didn't wait to post. This flows so nicely with the last. I was so hopeful for Elrohir. Beautiful description of his song. He really needed to hear it and made me sad to think he never had or it had been too long since. Bad timing Eomer. I love ya but bad timing. My head is spinning now. Where will you lead us next? Hold on Elrohir! He's gonna give into it isn't he. Back to ol' dark and twisted Ro, but hopefully not for too long.

Author's Response: Yes- it is something that Legolas has a particualr skill in, so the Song is amplified through him, hence both Elladan and Elrohir hear their songs. It's funny tha the characters' song seems to just be so clear to me when I write it. I had to give it time for Elrohir because his song is filtered trhough all the guilt and heartache. But I like the idea of the snow and eagles. Will post the next few chapters before Christmas but you have almost caught up and takes longer.
Date: Dec 21 2010
Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17 Gandalf's plan Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
It was so refreshing to see Legolas in his joyful mood. Still, I figure it will be short lived. It was a nice change of pace from the darkness. I can feel for Aragorn as he must make an important decision and one that could mean the death of his Mirkwood friend. Gimli is going to freak out if he finds out about this.

Author's Response: Yes, it needed a bit of light relief and that should underline almos tthe dreadful fate Gandalf suggests for him.I did wonder if it would break the tension too much but I think it works OK. Oh yes- Aragorn is the one making the decsion, and much ore consciously this time than asking Legolas to come with him to Pelargir - this time, Aragorn actually has to make a conscious and definite decision- but he won't feel good about it. Oh- Gimli is going to be furious- not sure who he will be more furious with, Gandalf for suggesting it, Aragorn for agreeing to it or Legoals for going to do it ...he will want to go too of course.
Date: Dec 23 2010
Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18 Cake and Ale and Smoke Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Finally, I'm able to catch up. Everything goes on hold for the holidays. This was a very nice chapter. It's good to see them together again and enjoying some peace and friendship. I love to see Legolas like this, happy and carefree, singing his naughty elf songs. But like Pippin, my heart sinks to know what Galdalf is about to ask of him. I'm on to the next chapter.

Author's Response: So sorry- I have posted the chpaters in the wrong order- I am so cross with myself as these two are some of the most intense chapters. Hope it does not spoil things too much but it will have skimmed off the specially sad background for Leoglas being roughed up by Elrohir and will explain why he he does not react much.
Date: Dec 31 2010
Title: The Sons of Thunder Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Such a powerful chapter. I'm almost speechless. Every raw emotion came through for me, like watching a movie play out in front of me. It's not often I walk away with residul feelings that stay with me after reading a story. This chapter has done just that. You have a talent like no other ziggy. If anyone ever breaks out of fanfic to go on and become a published author it should be you. As much as I love this story, I cannot wait to see what else you can come up with. May I suggest something with precious Gimli. He is still my favorite of the characters you write. Just awesome zig. You are among the pros. ***Moe***
Date: Jan 01 2011
Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19 The Request Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
When you redid your chapters my review disappeared along with it. Darn. And I was number 100. lol. Anyways, I can feel for Gandalf here. This is something he does not want to do but right now there is no other way. He knows it's even possible he is killing the last of his kind and making the Woodelves extinct. I feel for the old wizard. What an awful position to be put in. On the other hand, Legolas knows what Gandalf is asking of him and is willing to sacrifice himself, the death of one to save the lives of many. This is something seen repeatedly in real life also. So sad but honorable at the same time. Now I'm off to review the chapter I already reviewed. It was a good one too, but I won't remember what I said. hehe.

Author's Response: I know! I didn't realise that would happen and I was really annoyed with myself for not thinkning of that! I didn't copy them. I love reviews. XX Yes- it is so noble, and so honourable... but still a terribly risky plan. But then most plans are!
Date: Jan 01 2011
Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20 The Gift of Men Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
This chapter moved me like no other. So full of raw emotion, like watching a movie play out infront of me. I could feel Legolas' pain and humiliation, Elrohir's hate and self loathing, Elladan's concern for not only Legolas but his brother also. You have managed to capture this moment wonderfully. It is not often that a story moves me to the point that it stays with me even after I'm done reading it. You have the gift that many of us wish we could achieve. As much as I love this story, I cannot wait to see what else you can come up with. Might I suggest a stand alone piece for my favorite character you write for, my precious Gimli. But please, finish this first. I'm sure you have many requests. Anyways, a happy new year to you and thanks for sharing your great talent with us. You are a wonderful example for others, especially me.

Author's Response: Thank you for re-doing this review. I know its a pain and I appreciate how long this is. (Your words are really too kind- I do mean it. ) I will ltry to do something just for Gimli if you give me some ideas - a gift. I'll have ot carve out some time but I find he speaks to me fairly easily and I am intersted in him. What I will do is spend a little time on the current chapter just fleshing out some of that culture - look out for Chapter 25- the first part is from Gimli's pov and hte next chapter is quite gimli-centric. It could be a little spin-off this... Have a htink and give me some ideas. I've suddenyl got all interested. XX
Date: Jan 01 2011
Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22 Obsession Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Reading this chapter is like waiting for an execution to take place, the execution of an innocent soul. I don't want to look. I want it to end. I want Elrohir to go back to the darkness in which he came from. Let him be the one taken and tortured, not Legolas. You always manage to bring out every emotion with your rhythmic words. Very moving and lasting. I can't wait to see where you will lead us next.

Author's Response: Ah- have you lost all your sympathy for Elrohir? Is he beyond redemption now? We' ll have to see what happens with Legolas... I'll post soon! Love Ziggy
Date: Jan 08 2011
Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23 Ulairi Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Even someone as brave as Legolas can have a moment of complete fear. Yet he does not cower and let the Nazgul do as they will. He fought bravely until he knew there was no way out this time. I love that even though he does this act willingly, you show his fear and despair. He tries everything he can think of before accepting the fact that this may be his end. And then it is Gandalf's voice that calms him. It is only pain. What a thing to think. Best cliffhanger I have ever... and I mean ever read.

Author's Response: I know- I love his bravery in spite of it all and it is so importan that the Nazgul are terrifying - I hope that worked too. Best cliffhanger ever? an accolade indeed- thank you L8. xx
Date: Jan 15 2011
Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24Nine for Mortal Men Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
A stunning chapter and one that made me slap my forehead. Here I was worried that Elrohir was lost to his lust and hate and would sit back watching the Nazgul have their way with Legolas. I only hoped that I was wrong. Now I come to find out that not only was I wrong but completely off the goat trail (lol). I slap myself because I should have known Ro was going to call the Nazgul to himself and spare Legolas. My faith in him was temporarily restored. I say temporarily because now he is in fear of being seduced by the Angmar ring. Meanwhile, Legolas is being played like a puppet on a lifestring. Make it end ziggy. I can't take much more. Where's Gimli? I need a hug.

Author's Response: Funny you should ask about Gimli... I am glad you feel Elrohir has redeemed himself- not everyone does!!! But yes, he is still very vulnerable. He has hte ring and the only means of saving Legolas is to use it.
Date: Jan 22 2011
Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25 Vigil Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I'm almost sad that we've caught up. I knew it was coming but I will miss the regular updates. Wow! Brilliant chapter Ziggy. I must agree. I have never read anything like this before. I have to wonder where you get your inspiration. I was literally jumping up and down when Elladan scooped up Gimli and I loved that line about getting back their fools. But the best and most touching part is your explanation of Legolas' ghost, sad and desolate, watching Elrohir and begging him not to use the ring. Oh and Gimli holding Legolas was so... well... Gimli. I just love him. Wonderful stuff. You are brilliant.

Author's Response: Thnaks Moe. Glad you liked Gimli - I thought about what you asked me before and am just gently building up the Khazad culture and ideas..I could not tell you where the inspiration comes from.. I had no idea about the NAzgul when I started writing this- it was only supposed to be a slash fic on the black ships... but it sort of grew in the telling (where have I heard that before??!!)
Date: Jan 28 2011
Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26 Khamul Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Another heart-pounding chapter. I don't know how you do it but you do it every time. Such a rare moment for Elladan who is always so calm it seems. It's obvious the affect the ring is having on him. The roles were opposite for the brothers this time, Elladan being full of rage and Elrohir the apologetic one. Great stuff. Can't wait for more.

Author's Response: Yes, you are right- they do reverse. And Elladan is going to feel dreadful but I have written the next chapter already so I mustn't give it away! Elladan just lost it, didnt he- hope that came across OK because I was a bit unsure about whether it was too sudden and inexplicable. I'll update Rohan's Gold too today I think. Love Ziggy
Date: Feb 25 2011
Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 28 The Houses of Healing Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
I absolutely love Aragorn's story of how he met Legolas, thinking he was a stable hand. *smiles at the thought*. Pippin is wonderful in this chapter too. I'm glad Gandalf let him stay. Legolas' internal struggle is heartwrenching, of course, but one thing stuck out to me and made my heart leap forward. And that was when Elrohir said 'Legolas . . . beloved.' For some reason those two words give this story all the hope it ever needs that Legolas will come back from this torturous struggle. Excellent once again, Ziggy!

Author's Response: This story seems to have cheered a lot of people so I am gald it worked - we will see it from someone else's pov soon and htat may make you smile. Pippin has the whole of hte next chapter pretty much too and I think his 'voice' works well in these situations. Ah- yes, Elrohir. He let himself beleive, didn't he. But he has to learn to love himself first. And to atone, which he has not yet done. Not quite plain sailing yet. XX
Date: Mar 28 2011
Title: Chapter 29: Chapter 29 Fellowship Reviewer: L8Bleumr Signed
Best part of this . . . Pippin and Legolas. You write Pippin very true to form, the way he twists the story to make it his own. I can see and hear the little hobbit as he tries to make himself out to be 'all knowing'. LOL And of course Legolas would feel some connection or remembrance of him. I think these two have much more in common than some might think. Instigators, troublemakers . . . love it. The whole chapter was wonderful, but I was just really drawn to Pippin here. It makes me hope that, like Gandalf and Frodo, Legolas and Pippin will have that kind of friendship one day. And as for the length of time between chapters, don't worry about it. Your true fans and followers are always here. We love your work and support you. We are not jealous, but are cheering you on. You are an example to other authors and to me that is the best gift you could offer. So, rock on Ziggy.

Author's Response: I love Pippin with legolas and I am so glad it works for you too, L8. I have to say I was giggling to myself as I wrote it and htere is another bit coming up which I think you will like in the next chapter. Remeber Legoals feels protective of Pippin anyway and now thinks he is very unappreciated!! I really appreciate your support too- I do worry that I am taking too long and I love the buzz of posting and waiting for reviews - only human and feedback is so good!
Date: Apr 19 2011