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Broken Glass  by Conquistadora 11 Review(s)
ZardiReviewed Chapter: 3 on 5/17/2014
I love missing scene fics, and there are so many wonderful things in this one! One of my favorite things is the Ring not knowing how to tempt Legolas, because of course a sweet and humble elf like him doesn't desire power. It's an interesting question, though: what, if anything, would tempt Legolas to take the Ring?

I also loved the little instances where Legolas thought of his parents (so natural and *normal*), and the insults he and Gimli half-heartedly traded. If the next chapter doesn't show this, I'd love to see your take on the beginnings of their friendship.

ZardiReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/17/2014
Of course well-intentioned Pippin would ruin his hiding place. Poor Legolas. XD This was a great little vignette!

elliskaReviewed Chapter: 4 on 6/1/2005
Another wonderful gap-filler and another of my favorite events for Legolas in the Fellowship. I love the It is the custom of woodland Elves to search the boughs ere they climb into them, is it not? line and Legolas's reply. And again his internal debate about the dwarf. This is another moment where I think Legolas's presence saved their necks--Aragorn or no, they may not have entered Lothlorien without Legolas's help.

And I liked Legolas's reaction to Gollum--he does indeed have reason to know him and his obsession with the Ring.

I loved this.

Author Reply:
"Legolas the Living Passport".
I'd always wondered about all those goings-on Frodo couldn't translate. ;)

elliskaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 6/1/2005
I love this--I love all sorts of gap-fllers, but I like this one in particular. In many places, including Tolkien's own letters, I have seen it written that Legolas contributed least to the Fellowship and that always annoys me. I always saw the whole point of the Fellowship was that each party was needed for the contributions they made what ever they were. Legolas definitely made his own and this was one of them--the "strong men" were indeed about to despair and might have given up and turned back if Legolas had not been there to tell them how close they were. It might have been the death of the halflings indeed if they had done so. This is one of those perhaps small but very important contributions that Legolas made that are so easy to overlook. In the series I'm writing, when I get to the Fellowship part, that is what I focus on in the Fellowship side of the story (it mostly focuses on the Battle under the trees). But the point is, I loved that you chose this particular moment to write about.

I also loved the way you portrayed the temptation of the Ring and Legolas's thoughts about the dwarf and the way he managed helping Boromir.

Well written indeed. These were a great idea.

Author Reply:
Thanks! I wrote these in a hurry ages ago, and only recently rediscovered them. It's great to come back after nine months and read something you've forgotten your wrote; a chance to get an objective view of your own work!

I know what you mean about Legolas getting the short end of the stick in the Fellowship for the most part. Sometimes it seems like they would have us think he was there for the sole purpose of representing the Elves for the record, that old and tired race which is just about to leave town anyway. :P I beg to differ. ;)

AmanielReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/8/2005
I like how you've decided to bring out some of your ideas and just leave them unfinished to a point. It leaves more freedom to the imagination, but with a start in the right direction by you. I've always enjoyed your stories! :)

elliskaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/6/2005
Of course I loved this! Legolas and Gimli and Aragorn before Legolas 'returned.' Incredible description here--some of your best. And the dialogue was great too. Loved it.

elliskaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/6/2005
I am very glad you decided to post these (great idea for some pieces you right for fun, discard from main stories or write as backstory). I loved young Thranduil and Luthien. Seeing him still young and innocent was a sweet change. It's nice to think of him before all the evils he had to see. And the writing was, as usual, terrific. You have a great talent for description. Great job.

Unheard ChimeReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/4/2005
Hello... This is a splendid piece of writing. I love the way you have portrayed the relationship between Luthien and Thranduil... beautiful. Far too often it seems that fanfiction writers choose to ignore the differences between the Sindar and the Noldor, but this piece nicely emphasizes the importance of nature in the Sindarin culture. Very nice job!

Author Reply:
Thanks! :)
Sometimes I think I stress the differences too much, but I try to treat both sides. I just had a bug to write something featuring a young Thranduil, something I really don't see very often. ;)

silent planetReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/3/2005
hm...i don't think i've ever seen anyone write Luthien yet (not that i've searched) but I really liked how you wrote her.

Author Reply:
Marnie writes a supurb Luthien, by the way. ;)

LamielReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/3/2005
I'm glad that you did not leave this gem hidden in the depths of your computer -- I thoroughly enjoyed it. The description of Legolas in his black and white livery is simply breath-taking, and I whole-heartedly sympathize with the maidens seeking his acquaintance. Poor Elf.

Loved the interaction with Aragorn, and with Gimli. You blend rich description with equal measures of sorrow and humor, and as always a wonderful understanding of and respect for Tolkien's world. Wonderfully done.

Author Reply:
This one's been hiding for about a year now. Hopefully I'll be able to find a few more of these little fragments here and there now that school's almost over. Last class day of the semester! :D

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