Memories of danger and the courage to meet it, link a king's son in Mirkwood and a prince's daughter in Ithilien, across war, peace, and the turning of an Age.
(#) lindahoyland 2006-04-25 09:43:16 PMI like the way you link the events of the two great battles in this story.
It is only due to the heroes of the past that the children are here to listen to the stories,Faramir's and Eowyn's daughter is an especially appropriate listener
Author's responseThanx for the review!
I had fun linking those two battles. The Last Alliance must have been a splendid and terrible campaign. Imagine Thranduil, losing his father in the Last Alliance, and having to worry about Legolas, as well as fight again, in the War of the Ring so many hundreds of years later.
Faramir and Eowyn's daughter is indeed a fortunate little girl - not only is she born to an Age that will never know Sauron's shadow, but Legolas is her personal storyteller!
- Wonderful story. And aside from the obvious intention, I enjoyed the tradition of storytelling a lot. It's something that's slowly dying out nowadays. But that Legolas would keep that story with him during his life and then tell it to someone else - it's just powerful!
Author's responsePlease forgive the lateness of this response; I don't check in at FicWad that often.
Thank you for reading and reviewing the story - I write Elves very rarely, so I'm glad you found the story, and the storytelling, entertaining. I found the image of Legolas turning the fall of Oropher in the Last Alliance into a bedtime story for a Fourth Age human child irresistible.
(#) Elvenfixation 2006-05-22 02:58:22 PMI really loved this story. Beautifully written.
Just one little thing, where it says, /“Legolas was a great boy of eleven years, yet he could not help but shiver just a little at the mention of their Enemy,”/...I don't if it's a typo, but shouldn't it read "brave boy?"
Anyway, great work.
Author's responseBelated thanx for reading and reviewing! I'm glad you liked my multi-age history-into-bedtime story tale.
No, "great boy" is not a typo for "brave boy", it is a somewhat archaic way of saying a boy is big and strong and not a small child. Saying that someone is "a great boy of eleven", or "twelve" or "ten" implies that the boy in question is leaving the domain of childhood, either physically or mentally - or at least he, or someone who describes him as such, desires him to do so. Strangely, I haven't heard the term applied to girl-children.