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A Teleri Treasury  by Rhyselle 83 Review(s)
CeleritasReviewed Chapter: 19 on 12/5/2008
Finally I got around to reviewing this!

Olw feared that if he did receive a summons from the Valar, he would lose his hard-won control over his grief and rage, and refuse it, defying the Powers and becoming just as much a rebel as the Kinslayer he so hated.

And that's what makes him different--not that he doesn't feel the same feelings of betrayal, but that he refuses to act on them, and will not put himself in a situation that would put him in danger of doing so.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 18 on 12/1/2008
He could only hope that Feanor had listened. How could he appreciate how the triple grief of Feanor's lost father, lost treasure, and damaged pride would lead him to what was to follow? It was beyond the experience of the Eldar!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 19 on 12/1/2008
At least he has come this far, and has found it in his heart to forgive this kinsman, his daughter's husband. How very difficult this whole period must have been for all of them!

VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: 19 on 12/1/2008
And this, of course, is the most urgent metaphysical question of all: Why do the divine powers allow evil? There is no final answer to this, and so it is fitting to end on this note. Though of course, I would like to read more...

Independence1776Reviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/30/2008
"Olw thought for a moment that Fanro was about to draw blade on him, as he had years before on Fingolfin." *winces* No, much, much worse than that.

Oh, this was a hard fic to read, knowing what came next.

Very good job.

~ Indy

CeleritasReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/30/2008
Oh, the end to this was simply heartbreaking... poor Olwe doesn't know what's coming next!

I was pleased that one of Olwe's sons stepped up and started questioning Feanor before Olwe himself had to--I'd rather look at the Teleri's refusal to comply as a massive effort (i.e. no one wanted to) rather than simply following their lord's orders.

It's nearly the end of November, so does that mean this series is over? If so, excellent job all around and I hope you do more of the same!

Author Reply: Celeritas, while NaQuaWriMo is over as of Nov 30th, I am certainly going to be open to more Olwe fics and ficlets. *grin*

I did go back in, and standardized the spelling of names to the appropriate Aman Quenya usage, thanks to some timely advice by Fiondil, so if you go back in to re-read it, that's why the small differences.

I truly appreciate your faithful reviews of this series. I wasn't sure how it would go over, and seeing your name come up in the review alert emails was always so very nice.

Thank you very, very much!

VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: 18 on 11/30/2008
Beautifully written, as always. I can actually understand both sides of the argument here, both the love of the safe haven and the challenge of the abandoned lands.

Author Reply: Virtuella, thank you very much for your faithful encouragement of this series.

I am very glad that two sides came across so clearly, because that is exactly what I was wanting to show. Olwe's rebuke to Feanaro in the SILMARILLION is also the thing that inspired me to begin this series.

I appreciate your consistent and frequent reviews very much!

RedheredhReviewed Chapter: 17 on 11/29/2008
After sitting down and finally catching up on these episodes about Olwe, I just had to let you know how much I enjoyed them all. This king, like Cirdan, is very integral, but does not turn up as the subject of very many authors. Thanks for giving him some long due attention!

Author Reply: I'm so glad you like these ficlets!

There are many characters in the SILMARILLION who seem to get short shrift in fanfic, because there isn't much actual text about them in the SIL. Olwe is the "He also serves who stands and waits" individual in the War of the Jewels. I like to think that he was one of those who gave Arafinwe advice and support when he took over as king of the tithe of the Noldor who returned to Tirion, and those who did not choose to leave. I might write about that one day, if the muse is cooperative.

Thank you very much for reviewing!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 17 on 11/25/2008
How mixed his feelings must have felt at the time--joyous and furious and in awe and in sympathy--all together and mixed up. At least Arafinwe knew to beg forgiveness and did not fail to humble himself properly.

Author Reply: I am hoping that the muse will give me the words to the next chronological scene after this, because there is so much that needs to be addressed between them as both kings and as relatives.

Thank you for your faithful reviews!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 16 on 11/25/2008
Oh--such sweet and clear images--Ulmo and his acceptance of Olwe as his own, and the playing on his horns! How delightful!

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