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Title: Arcane Land by Alpha Ori
Rated: Explicit [ - ]
Summary: Elladan and Melven travel to the Greenwood on the warrior exchange program, to serve with Legolas in The Company. Follow them through hardship and sacrifice, friendship and love as they journey into Arcane Land and beyond.

Category: Fiction
Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Galion, Glorfindel, Legolas, OMC, Radagast, Thranduil
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Erotica, Explicit Sex, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: The Protege
Chapters: 45 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 220130 | Read count: 113707

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Published: September 21, 2011 | Updated: May 11, 2012


Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 08, 2014 Title: Chapter 45: On the Horizon

Oh Yes!! One shot of Elrohir during Elladen's choice would be amazing. Lots of potential for some good angst there I think. If you ever wrote that I would be one of the first lining up to read it!
p.s. Elrond not being Hugo would help and I know your Legolas is nothing like movie Legolas either, he is much bigger for starters, ( well maybe a bit more like hobbit Legolas!). But unfortunately for me try as I might the movie guys are all I can picture... Its all Peter Jackson's fault.

Author's Response: LOL - the portrait of Legolas on my bio page is actually based on Orlando Bloom. If you look at it at its proper size (not reduced as this thins his features too much) you might see the similarity - the nose and mouth especially. I will definitely think about that one - shot - maybe a birthday gift :)



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 02, 2014 Title: Chapter 3: Prodigal Sons

Here I am re-reading this properly like I have been saying I should. Amazed at how much I really did miss skipping through so quickly the first time. Just had to say the bathing lake scene/scenes were wonderful!
It is strange to go back in time and read about Elladen and Galdithion before they were lovers having been submerged in their characters in All the Kings Men. They are frustrating me slightly at this stage even though I know it works out in the end. I have to reset how I see them as they are not yet the elves I have come to think of them as.
Looking forward to what is to come in this and it was so good to hear where all those warrior names came from!

Author's Response: I am so glad you are Reading this. The truth is that Arcane Land is in for a good edit - there are mistakes and many things I would change! I am glad The Company's warrior names have become clearer - they will be back soon, as the King and his men will be returning to the Greenwood in a while.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 02, 2014 Title: Chapter 7: The Nature of the Enemy

Finally!! Elladan and Galdithion get their act together.

The scene with Thranduil at the beginning of this chapter was beautiful, sad and so realistic. Every parent faces this as their child grows, letting them go, take risks, face danger and suffer pain as they mature and make their own path always remembering them as the helpless dependant infant they once were. You summed up the conundrum of parental love so perfectly.

Author's Response: I am glad that scene worked for you, I admit I quite liked the result myself :) Hope you like the rest of the tale.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 02, 2014 Title: Chapter 11: The Winged Warrior

Although I skimmed through this story the last time I read it I can remember what is coming for Legolas. It is making this oh so bittersweet to read. I can see you are preparing the way very subtly. Thranduil's musings on Legolas succumbing to Evil and the stresses being placed upon him, his hope Glorfindel will save him from it, and Legolas himself steeling himself to be able to carry on. I certainly missed all this first time through and even if I had been reading slowly and carefully I think the importance of it may have been lost on me. They are breaking my heart already!

Author's Response: You know, I am sometimes excessively cryptic with my stories. There are Little hints here and there I just can't help slipping in :) You already know what is coming, so don't put the tissues away just yet.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 03, 2014 Title: Chapter 15: Journey to the Stars

This was horrific to read, absolutely horrific as, of course, you intended it to be. Thrilling writing.
But amongst all that horror the two scenes I take away with me are the wonderfully beautiful death scene and also especially the hoot of the tawny owl as the elves reach out to Legolas to comfort him during his torture. It bought tears to my eyes.

Author's Response: Oh thank you! I wanted to bring home the destruction of youth, the cruelty of ending a Young life so visciously, and then contrast that with easing the trauma through the power of - love? respect? well, whatever Young Beria would think of Legolas.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 03, 2014 Title: Chapter 23: The Space In Between

Oh! This must be Aragorn!

Author's Response: Aha! yes - that would be him :)



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 03, 2014 Title: Chapter 24: Into The Mirkwood

What a powerful chapter, my favourite so far.
You have not shied away from exploring in depth the feelings on all sides of the argument for or against mercy killing. Lots of foreshadowing here too of what is to come. Legolas gets closer and closer to cracking under the strain.
At least his warriors do what they can to protect him but it is not enough.
I found myself hoping against hope as I read this, even though I know what is looming just around the corner now, that Barathon, seeing the reality of what it means to be a member of the company and seeing also what Legolas must endure to fulfil the role he , and others, have assigned to himself, would grow from it, maybe let go of some of his bitterness and envy but alas it is not to be, not soon enough for Legolas anyway.

Author's Response: I am glad you liked this chapter. I remember thinking it was the first piece of "good" writing I had produced - I was very satisfied with myself :) Barathon is indeed, missing out on all the opportunities he is presented with to redeem himself, and he has had quite a few so far on this trip.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 04, 2014 Title: Chapter 32: Wrath of an Elven Lord

And so we come to it. Legolas is shattered into tiny pieces. So sad. His mental anguish is harder to read about I think than the traumatic injuries that happened beforehand.
Thank goodness for Glorfindel.
I have to say I have NO sympathy for Barathon or Bandorion at all. Even now Barathon has learnt nothing, he does not understand what was at the crux of his error.
And Bandorion, well he has the most to feel guilty about of everyone in this situation I think. How happy was he to let Legolas take the risk and the guilt so he didn't have to tell his son some home truths. Perhaps his son would have been a better man(elf) if he had been brave enough to confront him earlier.

Author's Response: Yes, Barathon has done it here and it is hard to understand him, isn't it? Bandorion on the other hand, always thought that his son would pull through, that he would finally settle and get down to the work at hand - I think his biggest error was confiding too much in what his son would be capable of doing - of not calculating the results should he be wrong.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 04, 2014 Title: Chapter 34: Break to Deliverance

This was beautiful. What more can I say?

Author's Response: That is one of the best reviews I have ever received ...



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 04, 2014 Title: Chapter 36: Never Again

Two questions. Bandorion's announcement he wished to resign was a surprise to Thranduil so surely also to Legolas who has been completely out of the loop mentally and physically but Legolas didn't take anytime to think upon his reaction to that. It was as if he already knew what conditions he would put on Bandorion. Why was that? It seemed a little strange.
Question 2. Thranduil also didn't back Legolas up in the council when Barathon forced his way into the company. He allowed it to happen against his commanders wishes. Because he didn't wish to be seem to be biased of course but still. So Bandorion takes all the blame and Thranduil none? Can Legolas truly be so magnanimous and understanding not to hold this against him deep down I wonder? Does Thranduil ever hold himself to account for this?

Author's Response: OK, Thranduil is really not surprised - everyone else is, except the "key players" - Thranduil knows his brother and would probably anticípate his gesture, as would Legolas. There may be a narrative error there, or something that could be improved to make this point clearer. True, Thranduil allows Barathon's inclusión in the company, stating that this would be the last opportunity for Barathon, and should he not perform, then Legolas would be free to dismiss him. Thranduil's position is not that of Bandorion's. He is leader of his people, but he also has the obligation to listen to his council, and this was the will of the council - it is them that disregard their military leaders' advice. This is why in this chapter, Aradan mantions they will present a motion to avoid civilian incursions into military affairs. This is why Thranduil is not overly guilt-ridden at his decisions. I do see your point though, and there would be no harm in mentioning the king's thoughts on this point - perhaps that would be a thing to remember when I finally get round to editing this story.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 04, 2014 Title: Chapter 42: This Is My Choice

Much as I love a nice bit of slash something about this seems wrong to me as far as Elrond goes anyway. I know he and Legolas have been lovers but he is now in the role of a healer and he is still actively treating Legolas. It just somehow doesn't seem right. I guess you could have said the same of Thandion when he first approached Legolas in the Greenwood but Thandion is Legolas's subordinate, and Elrond is not. That seems to change things to me.
Perhaps I am just being to literal, putting too much of my reality onto these people who are in a culture quite different but it still seems somehow unethical.
I am the first to admit however that this may be only due to my extreme bias against poor Elrond. Well not Elrond in particular but Elrond/Legolas pairings, not just in your story but in any! I am not sure why that is, perhaps because I see Elrond as being more entangled, more devoted to Celebrain which I know sentences the poor man to hundreds of years of celibacy.
Maybe its just because despite having read the books way before seeing the movies my visual imagination of these characters is completely movie dominated to the extent that I cant even remember how I imagined them looking before that and I just cant see Orlando Bloom and Hugo Weaving getting it on! Yuck, (Orlando and Viggo, whole other story but somehow I don't think your Legolas will be adding Aragorn to his list of conquests, something about the way he is so determinedly hands off with Arwen makes me think Aragorn will be out of bounds.......such a shame!. Maybe you will surprise me on that one in the future. I can only hope.)
So I admit this dislike of the pairing might be why this scene felt slightly distasteful to me!
It only underlines how amazing your stories are that I still read and enjoy them despite Elrond/Legolas. Believe me they are the ONLY stories with this pairing in that I have read beyond the first page. I have to say I am quite happy that Elrond is absent so far from All the Kings Men and I did have to frequently participate in the reading equivalent of blocking my ears and humming tunelessly at the beginning of this story when Legolas and Elladen for some reason insisted on continually talking about Legolas's relationship with Elrond!!

Author's Response: I can understand this. I did try to make it clear that Legolas would be sufficiently healed at this point, and that Elrond simply cannot control himself :) However, I will need to go back and reread this part, to see if, perhaps, it is something I would change in hindsight. Elrond - ah, he really is a love / hate character, isn't he? I would like to make clear that Elrond in this series is not Hugo Weaving - would look nothing like him at all - does that help? LOL REgarding his devotion to Celebrian - perhaps to a point here, but I just have a very hard time believing that such long-lived creatures could be sexually faithful to only one subject - as such you will have noticed that all my elves are extremely promiscuous. I can just imagine you Reading this through the crack in the door, so to speak! Made me laugh. Seriously though, I will certainly go back, read and then see what impressions I am left with. Thanks for the great input.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 04, 2014 Title: Chapter 45: On the Horizon

Oh sad to reach the end but I am glad I took the time to read it properly. It was worth it!

I am curious that you have Elrohir taking such a minor role here, its unusual to read stories with the twins in that focus so strongly on Elladen, not a bad thing and I am sure its a deliberate decision on your part. I wish I could know what Elrohir was thinking during Elladens choosing though. Was he envious? Sad? Does he feel somehow left behind? I would think it would probably be quite traumatic for him. Ah but I will never know!

Last but not least you will be pleased to know I finally have their warrior names sorted. I know exactly who they all are!

Author's Response: Yes, Elrohir is a minor character here and I know that is atypical. What he is thinking when his brother becomes inmortal is definitely material for a nice annex to this story, don't you think? Just a Little one-shot, perhaps. Thank you for all the wonderful reviews, they have been both motivating and instrumental.



Title: Horizon by Alpha Ori
Rated: Explicit [ - ]
Summary: After the events of Arcane Land, Legolas recovers as he plans the union of Elvendom. Gildor finds his purpose, Galadriel learns a little more of herself, and Thranduil will reveal himself for the first time in over two thousand years.
Category: Fiction
Characters: Arwen, Celeborn, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Erestor, Galadriel, Gandalf, Gildor, Glorfindel, Haldir, Legolas, OFC, OMC, Radagast, Rúmil, Thranduil
Content: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, Drama, Erotica, Explicit Sex, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slash
Challenge: None
Series: The Protege
Chapters: 13 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 69652 | Read count: 23912

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Published: June 21, 2012 | Updated: June 16, 2013


Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 10, 2014 Title: Chapter 4: Synergy

Decided while I was in the groove I should carry on and read this story too. I have to admit I have never read it. I avoided it due to the Elrond factor. But now... I think knowing more about Gildor might be helpful. I have never read the Silmarillion,(shame on me) so most of this elven backstory is quite vague for me.
Beautiful last scene with Legolas and Glorfindel btw.

Author's Response: I am glad you are, and it will definitely give you more understanding of where Gildor is coming from. ah, Elrond, LOL, yes there are afew moments with him, although more at the beginning, perhaps. glad you liked that last scene, I did too ;)



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 10, 2014 Title: Chapter 5: Fleeting Perfection

Well that was a surprise from Arwen! What does this mean for Aragorn ? Is he going to be a second choice?, not sure how I feel about that. Surely she will not give up her immortality for someone who is not everything to her. Maybe she gets over this love for Legolas.
I feel so sad for Llyn. I think she deserves better than what I fear she will settle for.

Author's Response: That is a very complicated question, one that is not yet entirely resolved. One thing I can say is that Aragorn will not be a second choice, and will definitely be enough to make her sacrifice... However, that will not be any easy thing to achieve... More of that later.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 10, 2014 Title: Chapter 7: Life at Least

What a tangled mess.... Legolas, Glorfindel, Llyniel, Gildor . I wonder can this arrangement ever work, with all the emotions churning here.
I struggle with this. Llyniel accepting less than she should and Legolas allowing it. In a way it makes me think less of him, although its obvious he is having difficulties with what he is offering he is still going along with it all.
Glorfindel, who I usually am very fond of in your stories I didn't like very much here. He seemed almost calculating and so dismissive and nonchalantly cruel to Gildor.
It does me good to get inside Gildor's head a bit. He is so sad. I imagine a lot of these absolutely ancient elves to be that way. Almost crushed by the length of the years they have lived through. Galadriel amazes me with her arrogance, she is so surprised, confused even by the idea that people would not wish her to be probing their minds. As if she can just not conceive of why that should not be welcome.
A difficult chapter for me. For the first time I found myself wishing Legolas was not with Glorfindel.

Author's Response: A tangled mess indeed, one that is in no way finished, not in this story. OK, lets take a closer look at this. llyn is indeed willing to accept less than a soul mate, but perhaps willing is not the right word, she really has no choice in the matter at all, and there is nothing that legolas can do to avoid this. It may seem cruel, but he is not allowing anything really, it is more of a concession on his part, because he does have deep feelings for her. she also has an ally in Glorfindel, and strangely, in Arqen... More of that to come, too. Regarding Glorfindel and Gildor, their rupture is quite recent, and although there is little detail on how that happened, there are pointers to wanting to control, of jealousy. both parties where hurt, not just Gildor, but of course Gildor was much more in love than Glorfindel ever was of him. there is a mention of this relationship in the next couple of chapters of ATKM. having said all this, it is also true that legolas and glorfindel are the two most desired elves upon Arda, they are ... Used to this. I dont mean that they are callous about it, and I did try to put that across. this is truly a complicated issue that runs the span of the entire series, as you will, hopefully, see. I do wonder now, at your reactions to the reat of this story... Gulp.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 11, 2014 Title: Chapter 8: Through His Eyes

Ahh you are playing with my emotions. Last chapter I found Galadriel arrogant. This chapter she makes perfect sense.
I have been finding some of what Elrond has been saying a bit cultish..."the gods have told us to do this so we must all rush off blindly and do what they say" it makes me a bit uneasy.
Now Galadriel is saying she agrees because of what she KNOWS, not just what she is told she should do. After all as she reminds them all they have been wrong before. I feel more comfortable with this and ended up with quite a bit of respect for her.
As for Legolas/Arwen. I am sure you have a plan for this and I will have to wait patiently to see how it eventually pans out. Myself I cannot see how Legolas can ever sleep with Arwen without betraying someone,(Aragorn), unless Aragorn was up for a threesome I guess, you never know your luck!
I am an Aragorn girl at heart, both books and movies even though Aragorn is quite different in both. I am very curious to see what kind of man your Aragorn would be.
Speaking of threesomes, I just have to say your Legolas/Glorfindel/Arwen threesome is my absolute favourite story!!!

Author's Response: OK, glad Galadriel redeemed herself a bit there :) As for Legolas and Arwen, I cannot tell you what I have in store, that would just spoil the surprise. All I can say is that it will happen, and she will betray no one - heheheh - sorry! Ah, "Should you Want Me" is your favourite story?? Well I did enjoy writing it - I must say :)))



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 11, 2014 Title: Chapter 10: Culmination

Thranduil will come of course. How could he stay away.If he did he would not be the Thranduil I thought he was.

I worry a bit about Glorfindel in this trio they are arranging. I think I occasionally see flashes of jealousy and insecurity in him. I don't know why that would be because Legolas has never seemed remotely jealous of anyone. Maybe its because Legolas is sylvan and more used to this kind of thing and Glorfindel is not. Or maybe its just because Legolas is at the top of the triangle, both of the others desire him above all else so he has nothing to worry about. He is not the one competing with anyone.
I wonder how Glorfindel would cope should Legolas and Llyn have a child because then they would share a deeper kind of bond he could not be a part of. Hmmm There is much to think about here. Have to say I don't like the idea of Llyn bearing children for the both of them, it seems to reduce her too much for me.

Author's Response: It is a very complicated issue. Legolas is forced iinto this in a way. He needs and heir - that much is clear, as is the fact that Glorfindel cannot give him one, this is a condition that Thranduil imposes on his son. So... what to do? He needs a woman and will not give up his man. From there onwards, it is a question of how do you live with that necessity. Glorfindel knows all this of course, and he too is forced to accept because he is not about to give up his soul mate - and poor Llyn really has no choice in the matter either, she cannot control what she feels. Someone is bound to get hurt at the start - until time tempers the less noble emotions and things just naturally fall into place.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 11, 2014 Title: Chapter 11: Second Dawn of the Sylvans

Oh I would love to read a scene with Elladan, Galdithion, and Doronhal. I like Doronhal. His backstory intrigues me.

Poor Legolas missing his mother, this was so sad when you described her as a stranger to him, one day surely he will meet her again in Valinor.

Author's Response: Doronhal will be back soon, and I am toying with that idea - it might become a side story, or I may go ahead and include it in the main arc - a bit undecided right now. His mother yes - but more than missing her, he misses the figure of a mother, feeling sorry for himself if you like, which he is perfectly entitled to. I have often thought of how I will bring them together...



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 11, 2014 Title: Chapter 12: Splendour and Magnificence

What a glorious Thranduil chapter!
Thranduil,and Legolas's reunion was so touching, Legolas the son, not Legolas the king. I loved it.

Then Thranduil and Elrond. Go Thranduil, so blunt and good to hear the side of the wood elves put forth. I have to say I admire Elrond for freely admitting to past injustice.

And what a surprise at the end!! Thranduil, Galadriel and Celeborn. Did NOT see that one coming! That is something I have never even contemplated before. What a twist.

And was that some foreshadowing of Gimli with Dain waxing lyrical over Galadriel? If not then it most certainly bought Gimli to the forefront of my mind. So much so that I got to thinking, can Gimli fit into this universe of yours? Is there space in there for the greatest friendship between an elf and a dwarf, Legolas and Gimli? It is hard to visualise right now and I don't know why either!

Author's Response: Ah, so you are also a Thranduil girl. I am glad you liked him, and I can't believe you have some kind words for Elrond there - my my! Regarding Legolas and Gimli - that is a difficult one, only in that if I tell you what I have in mind, I would be giving too much away! It is going to be difficult for Legolas to justify going on the quest though, isn't it?



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 13, 2014 Title: Chapter 12: Splendour and Magnificence

Funny that you say that, I have been wondering about that. Not so much how he justifies going on the quest but how he manages to go without Glorfindel et al all tagging along!

Author's Response: Um, exactly. and then there are quite a few political reasons for him not to go, as things stand, it really would not make sense.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 13, 2014 Title: Chapter 10: Culmination

Ah but does he though? Need an heir I mean. I wonder if these immortal elves might see the importance of an heir slightly differently than us mortals. Legolas will live forever in Arda or eventually Valinor, so will Thranduil and one day even Oropher will make his way back to Valinor!!
As far as the Greenwood goes Thranduil still lives and so does his brother and nephew, ( although obviously NOT leadership material!) and Legolas's title of Lord of the Forests is not one he can hand on I dont think.
Thats not to say Legolas wouldn't want a child though but maybe just for the joy of it rather than because he "has" to have one. And of course it makes sense he would want a child with Llyn because he cares deeply for her but I am not sure its as essential as it would be if he and Thranduil were mortal. The time of the elves is nearing its end and they know they will all soon be leaving then there will be a stockpile of kings and princes in Valinor with nothing to do! I try not to think to hard about the logistics of Valinor . It makes my head hurt.
Actually thinking about it I think it would feel more ok for me if this arrangement with Llyn was simply because Legolas had a desire to have children rather than the political motivation. But its good to read a story with something that challenges me and makes me think. If a story is too comfortable and you agree with everything then its boring!!

Author's Response: Well, it is a condition that Thranduil places on him - remember he gave his "conditional consent". There is also another major factor involved here- two in fact. First, the fact that Legolas is a warrior, even as King, he his a warrior King and as such, susceptible to a warrior's death, having one heir under those circumstances is perilous. And then there is the fact that for now, my story makes no claims as to whether the elves will be leaving - I am not sure I want to go down that road, but have them staying in Middle Earth, or departing as they will - I probably won't write anything about a massive exodus as Tolkien does. The Logistics of Valinor are, indeed, mind-boggling - Valinor is a physical place and elves have been in existence for how many thousands of years?? OK, not all of them get to be reborn, but then Mandos Halls would have to be humungous - I don't understand it at all. Of course we could talk about portals, different dimensions, colonization on other planets - ah, what a thought - intergalactic elves.



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 15, 2014 Title: Chapter 12: Splendour and Magnificence

I can see it now.
Legolas: "ok guys, I am off on this perilous journey to mordor with a bunch of hobbits, a dwarf and a couple of men.... No, no, I don't need any help thanks I'll take Mithrander as a guard, see ya!"
That will go down well.
I am assuming something about this bond with Aragorn you are about to reveal to us makes him think he is preordained to do it but convincing the others of that might cause a bit of strife. It's sure to be interesting reading. I await it with bated breath!!

Author's Response: LOL. I may surprise you yet! Watch for the subtle signs along the way, they will give you some clues, there will even be a few in this story, I wonder if you can pick up on them.Evil grin ;))



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: June 12, 2014 Title: Chapter 13: The Valar's Redemption

Poor Llyniel seems more and more unhappy with every passing chapter. She seemed much happier when she was just a casual lover than she does now. Perhaps she would be better off not having Legolas at all rather than this halfway state she has placed herself in. I feel so sorry for her, I think she has been dealt some unfair cards!
If All the Kings Men is set two years after this does that mean she and Legolas are actually bonded formally during the time of that story?
The coronation was lovely, very descriptive and you have managed to win me over to Galadriel. I do like the idea of her,Thranduil and Celeborn together.
I enjoyed this story and am pleased I have read it,loved thinking through all the political machinations. But still I must say I finish very dubious about the Legolas love triangle, I feel it may end in tears at some stage for someone!!

Author's Response: You know, Llyniel has no choice at all - her heart already decided that a Little is better than nothing at all, the question now, is how she will cope with sharing, and conceding to taking a secondary role. She is an unfortunate character in many respects, but hopefully there will be some sweet moments for her too. I am glad you enjoyed the ceremony. I didn't want to overdo it and decided to keep it somewhat discreet. Thanks so much for all your reviews, input and comments - it has been great getting your perspective on things and you have certainly given me some food for thought.



Title: More Dangerous, Less Wise by ziggy
Rated: Mature [ - ]
Summary: Feature

New Chapter! They are called the Sons of Thunder for the violent revenge they wreak on the Orcs of the Mountains. But a messenger from Thranduil defies Elrohir's cruelty and it leads to simmering lust and dark conflict between Legolas and Elrohir on the banks of the Bruinen. Set between the Council of Elrond and the departure of the Fellowship. 

 

Elladan, Erestor, Glorfindel, Elrond, Aragorn, Gandalf, Hobbits, Boromir, Gimli.

 


 


Category: Fiction
Characters: Legolas
Content: Action/Adventure
Challenge: None
Series: None
Chapters: 32 | Completed: Yes | Word count: 232001 | Read count: 77237

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Published: August 17, 2012 | Updated: June 13, 2014


Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: April 06, 2014 Title: Chapter 29: Chapter 29

My favourite part of this chapter was Thranduil, I just love your wood elves and the way you depict them. Cant get enough of them.
I kept thinking while reading poor Thranduil, he does lose Legolas because he returns with the sea longing and will never be his child of the wood any longer. Breaks my heart.
The eagle was magnificent and so funny, I never thought of the eagles as funny but this bit

"But the eagle merely cocked its head in the way birds do, and regarded him with its other eye. ‘He dwells in…’ "

made me laugh out loud.

I love the idea that the ring causes discord between Gimli and Legolas. That makes so much sense but it would be hard to read about damage being done to their friendship that you write so beautifully. Of course we know it all turns out ok in the end. I do hope you eventually write that bit as I am already eager to read what might happen when Legolas and Haldir meet. Way to add fire to Elrohir's insecurity.

Author's Response:

Fire certainly!! Even if I do not actually write that (not for some time anyway) I htink Haldir would turn uo at Aragorn's wedding so there will have to be a meeting between HAldir and Elrohir- imagine if Legolas had also slept with him and didn't know about him and Elrohir!Oh my!

Thank you for your lovely comments about the wood-elves. I love writing them and it comes ever so easily. ANd the eagle worked - so glad!



Reviewer: Mithrellas Signed
Date: April 09, 2014 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30

Oh Legolas, what bad timing!

I did think when reading the last chapter how unusual it was to see Legolas have such self control.... But it didn't last long. I wish they hadn't been interrupted!

I think I am starting to work Elrohir out, in my head anyway, I have to try to find a reason for him being so.... horrid... so I can cope with him being with Legolas in the end. Apart from the obvious mother issues of course.

Have decided he is majorly sexually repressed and self hating because he cant align his obvious attraction to some males, (namely Legolas and Haldir), with the Noldor "rules" he has been bought up with , his feelings are bad so he is bad and his reaction to Legolas is just him acting out his hatred of himself because of the attraction that is there.
May be way off track but it makes sense to me and makes me tolerate him being with lovely Legolas better!,

Cant imagine a virginal and pure Legolas, that wouldn't do AT ALL!

Author's Response:

Yeay! So glad you get Legolas really can't help himself! He has all these good intentions but it's just not him. Joyously lecherous and a right slapper! I tried to write him being good but he is just irrepressible.

You've got Elrohir so sussed:D He is just a crazy mixed up kid! But he's got Legolas to look forwards to and he will really sort him out.

Thank you Mithrellas

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