Reviews by Narya
West Wind Over Edoras by Rozzan Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 76]
Summary: Legolas meets a grieving, virginal shieldmaiden of Rohan and discovers he gets much more than he expected. Follows the course of the film/book initially, then into uncharted territory. Explores Culture Clash, developing relationship, much romance, some angst, hot Elf sex of course and ultimately mortality/immortality. Written from the point of view of the the shieldmaiden interspersed with Legolas. All other characters appear and are friends.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Original Character
Genres: Romance, Action/Adventure, Drama, Angst, Erotica
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 118877 Read Count: 103204
Published: 09/07/04 Updated: 31/03/06 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: West Wind Reviewer: Narya Signed
I love this story. It's a truly beautiful, sensitive take on the OC -lover-for-Legolas idea. Your use of language is excellent - you've got a real gift for painting pictures with words, and the relationship betwen Ro and Legolas is realistically developed...and so romantic. Plus you write damn good sex ;p

One tiny, slightly negative comment, something I picked up on a few times during the story. I'm not sure how to explain it, so I'll use an example from your first chapter:

Eowyn lifted her head. Her tears already dry.

If someone knows better then please correct me, but I think this should be:

Eowyn lifted her head, her tears already dry.

I'm pretty sure the two phrases should be linked together in one sentence, as the second phrase has no verb.

However, it doesn't particularly detract from the reading; in fact, I was addicted. I read it all in one night, then overslept the next day and missed one of my classes! I'm so glad you gave Legolas and Rowannen their happy ending and can't wait to read more about their life together. Hannon le for a very enjoyable few hours gaping at my computer screen!!
Date: 28/10/08
Leaves of Gold by Lady E Rated: R [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A portrayal of the friendship and love between Aragorn son of Arathorn and Legolas Greenleaf, spanning from the year before the Council of Elrond to Aragorn's death in the Fourth Age.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Aragorn, Galadriel, Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Romance, Drama, Angst, Erotica
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 19101 Read Count: 5988
Published: 02/11/04 Updated: 02/11/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 5: Across So Wide a Sea Reviewer: Narya Signed
What a beautiful story - I enjoy Aragorn/Legolas slash, and yours is more in keeping with canon than any other I've read. Also, your use of language is gorgeous - so poetic! - and your structure is flawless. I really enjoyed this, so thank you!
Date: 17/11/08
I wish by Enismirdal Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Glorfindel remembers, and wishes.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Elrohir, Glorfindel
Genres: Romance, Angst, Tragedy
Warnings: Slash (same sex pairing), Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 518 Read Count: 1688
Published: 22/11/04 Updated: 22/11/04 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: 1 Reviewer: Narya Signed
I can't believe that nobody has reviewed this. It's beautiful. I have a lump in my throat.

Author's Response: Aw, thanks! I'm glad it was able to touch you. It didn't take very long to write...I guess sometimes just picking up the pen is the way to go. A pity the formatting seems to be a bit buggered on this site though...I should go through and clean it up sometime.

Thanks for the review!
Date: 09/02/09
Eggses by Andy Longwood Rated: G [Reviews - 6]
Summary: “. . . suddenly Gollum remembered thieving from nests long ago, and sitting under the riverbank teaching his grandmother, teaching his grandmother to suck – ‘Eggses!’ he hissed. ‘Eggses, it is!’"
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Other
Genres: Humor, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2770 Read Count: 3285
Published: 02/02/05 Updated: 02/02/05 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Eggses Reviewer: Narya Signed
Fabulous. Gollum/Smeagol is one of my favourite characters, yet when I try to write him I never seem to do him justice. I love seeing what other authors do with him, though, and I think your portrayal of him in his youth is just right. It's also a great little gap filler; I've wondered before about the "teaching his grandmother to suck eggs" line.

Great work.
Date: 08/03/09
Summary: This is a book verse with an AU twist. When an emergancy prevents Legolas from fulfilling his obligation to the Fellowship, His sister is sent to take his place. NOT a mary-sue or a 10th member fic.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Legolas, Pippin, Sam, Aragorn, Boromir, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Frodo, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Gollum
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Angst, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 985 Read Count: 1296
Published: 31/03/05 Updated: 31/03/05 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Hope Fades Reviewer: Narya Signed
Hi Melanye...I stumbled across your story whilst nosying in other people's Favourites, and was surprised to see it hadn't got a review yet, so I thought I'd leave you some feedback.

You've set up the action very well - no messing about, straight into the story. Excellent. I also think you did a good job evoking the panic that would have gripped the elves at such a time, and you leave the chapter on a lovely juicy cliffhanger.

Has this story been abandoned? I know a lot of people get irritated with this kind of story - female members of the Fellowship, OC romances with canon characters etc. - but this has the potential to bring something a little different to the table, as long as you're careful not to let Laileth turn into a Mary-Sue. If you have given up on it, it might be worth giving it another shot. AU's can be great fun to read
Date: 18/01/09
Title: Chapter 1: Hope Fades Reviewer: Narya Signed
Oops, I accidentally knocked the mouse before I'd finished typing and it clicked on "Submit."

Anyway, what I was going to say was, AU's can be great fun to read as long as they're properly thought through, and by the sounds of things, yours would be. I'd be interested to see what happens.

Happy writing!
Date: 18/01/09
For a Friend by White Wolf Rated: PG [Reviews - 10]
Summary: A potential tragedy involving Legolas early in the Quest severely tests Pippin’s ability to maintain his happy nature. This story won first place in the MC Awards 2006 for Best Fellowship Story.

Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Legolas, Pippin
Genres: Angst, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2665 Read Count: 2006
Published: 13/10/05 Updated: 13/10/05 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Cahpter One Reviewer: Narya Signed
Aww that was lovely! You really captured the bond between all the fellowship.

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm pleased that you liked the way I wrote about the Fellowship's bond with each other.
Date: 19/11/08
Summary: On Christmas Eve, Santa pays a trip to Imladris in his sleigh. His intentions, however, are not elf-friendly.
Categories: Crossovers Characters: Elrond, Maedhros, Maeglin, Maglor
Genres: Parody, Poetry
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 408 Read Count: 4666
Published: 22/12/05 Updated: 22/12/05 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas Reviewer: Narya Signed
Hehe that was fun to read, some great comic touches...but there was a definite dark side there as well. I actually felt quite sad at the end and guilty that I'd been laughing! Well done, great job.

Author's Response: Oh, thank you! This was one my first fan...poems (was about to write fanfiction there - oops). I appreciate the positive feedback and am so happy you had fun with it. I had heaps of fun writing it.
Date: 28/10/08
Summary: Faramir, Merry, and Eowyn spend an evening together in the Houses of Healing the evening before the Ring is destroyed.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Faramir, Ioreth, Merry
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: Faramir and Eowyn: Dusk and Dawn
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2592 Read Count: 2202
Published: 21/04/06 Updated: 21/04/06 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Narya Signed
Very touching, the relationships between all three are beautifully handled.

Author's Response: Thanks -- these are some of my favorite characters
Date: 28/10/08
Summary: "Wiser men than Frodo Baggins and Gimli, Glóin’s son, have found that greater deeds often bring the touch of darkness too." At dawn over Minas Tirith, Frodo and Gimli talk of shadows, heroes and greatness.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Frodo Gamgee, Gimli
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 899 Read Count: 2531
Published: 10/07/06 Updated: 10/07/06 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Wounds of Greatness Reviewer: Narya Signed
After reading (actually, I think "devouring" would be nearer the mark) "The Official Fanfiction University of Middle Earth," I thought I'd take a look at your other stories, and was pleasantly surprised to find this. I've always had a soft spot for Gimli, and it made a refreshing change to see a Gimli-Frodo friendship story; in fact, I don't recall ever finding any others. I thought it was a particularly interesting touch that Frodo was glad it wasn't Sam who followed him out of the feast - an unusual choice to make, but the right one, I think. This isn't the kind of conversation Frodo could have had with Sam.

Thank you for this lovely, bittersweet little fic, - you've captured Gimli and Frodo perfectly - and thank you for a very enjoyable few days spent at OFUM. I haven't started with "Urple Depths" as I liked the place where you left the original, and I also noticed that "Urple Depths" wasn't completed; I don't want to get attached to/obsessed with the story in the same way I did with "OFUM" only to be left agonising over how it might have ended. Any chance you might finish it off one day, or have you permanently abandoned it?
Date: 23/01/09
In the Night by Merry Rated: G [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Merry's thoughts when he was captured by orcs.

Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Merry
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 68 Read Count: 1435
Published: 06/09/06 Updated: 06/09/06 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Narya Signed
Nice, Merry - this fits exactly with how I'd imagine Merry to be feeling at this point. I like that the thoughts aren't quite coherent, and how very hobbit-like to end on a (fairly) positive note.

*Nitpick* - "probally" should be "probably."

Good job, though - keep it up.
Date: 07/03/09
Summary: There are many diehard Tolkien fans that complain that either Peter Jackson's films destroyed their cherished images of Middle Earth or didn't capture the spirit of Middle Earth. My answer? It could have been a thousand times worse.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Arwen, Bilbo, Bill the Pony, Denethor, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Galadriel, Gollum, Grma, Nazgl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Other Canon Character, Sauron, The Fellowship, Thoden, Witch King
Genres: Horror, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 27966 Read Count: 58973
Published: 22/11/06 Updated: 19/04/08 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Power of Friendship Reviewer: Narya Signed
"I think my readers need a break from the sheer horror."

Not so much from the horror as from the side-splitting laughter, jules14...

Author's Response: Well, Im glad you thought it was funny. Thanks for the review.
Date: 29/10/08
Summary: This is a story about a girl I know that touched me so deeply that I had to write it down. Please read and review, it means a lot to me and her.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 736 Read Count: 1726
Published: 30/12/06 Updated: 30/12/06 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Narya Signed
Oh, ouch!! I identify completely, with both sides - for a very long time, I had an unrequited crush on my then-boyfriend's best friend (yes, I know, very bad). And I've also recently had to disappoint a friend of fifteen years who told me he was in love with me. Neither situation is easy to be in.
Date: 23/01/09
Equicide by faramiriel Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 11]
Summary: The death of Shadowfax.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Other
Genres: Drama, General, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 390 Read Count: 1399
Published: 03/01/07 Updated: 03/01/07 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Narya Signed
Aw no, poor Shadowfax! What an awful way for him to die after all he did in the War of the Ring! Great writing, though, Nazgrrl's spot on about your sentence structure. Well done.
Date: 27/11/08
Summary: Legolas finds himself testing the limits of his dignity in an effort to win the approval of the adorable daughter of Sam.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Elanor Gamgee, Frodo, Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Sam
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3452 Read Count: 1588
Published: 12/01/07 Updated: 12/01/07 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Fit for a Prince Reviewer: Narya Signed
Aww. That was really sweet. I liked the end especially - it's nice to think that such a little thing might have helped Frodo after all his trials. And Elanor was just so cute.
Date: 16/02/09
Elrond!Paperwork by sylc Rated: G [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Elrond dislikes paperwork and so likes to avoid doing it. One day, his avoidance has nasty results.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Elrond
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1209 Read Count: 1294
Published: 09/02/07 Updated: 09/02/07 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Elrond!Paperwork Reviewer: Narya Signed
LOL aw poor Elrond...that reminds me of myself around exam time...

Author's Response: Argh, you have my sympathies. Thanks very much for the review. I really appreciate it.
Date: 26/02/09
The Cliff by freakanature06 Rated: PG [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Merry and Pippin discuss their limited future. Sad. Takes place after Lord of the Rings.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Merry, Pippin
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 691 Read Count: 1553
Published: 28/02/07 Updated: 28/02/07 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Narya Signed
Lovely. Absolutely lovely. You've captured their voices perfectly; I hope you post more soon.

Author's Response: Thanks so much. ^^ And ... I rather hope to write more LotR soon. *crosses fingers*
Date: 18/02/09
Summary: None saw Arwen’s farewell to her father in ROTK after Theoden’s funeral at Edoras. Here, following canon, is how it might have gone.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen, Celebran, Elrond
Genres: Angst, Tragedy
Warnings: AU (alternate universe), Character Death
Challenges: Deleted Scenes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1324 Read Count: 1526
Published: 04/08/07 Updated: 04/08/07 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Last Parting Reviewer: Narya Signed
I love this, it's sensitive and emotional without being maudlin, and fits perfectly into canon. Also think you've captured Arwen and Elrond's voices brilliantly. Beautiful.

Author's Response: Excellent. I'm glad you liked it.
Date: 25/10/08
Child of Storms by Anwyn Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 26]
Summary: Twenty and five years have passed since the Great Battle on which the fate of Middle Earth teetered in delicate balance. Much of the darkness has now been purged from the lands which grow green and fertile once more.

Far into the rolling lands of the North a child was born into this time of blossoming peace, to grow as homes are once again rebuilt.

This is the first story of my original character, Anwyn which I am putting together piece by piece, Its already finished but now I am bringing it together.

Please note that this story was written cooperatively with xFanarix whose fanfic is also posted on this site.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Eldarion, Elphir, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Warnings: Incest, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 87 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 200148 Read Count: 105111
Published: 09/09/07 Updated: 17/11/08 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Riders in the night Reviewer: Narya Signed
"one would need to remember that the blind bald pup could grow into a great hunting hound, or the spindle legged foul one day grow into a strong stallion worthy of carrying Kings into battle" - I loved the imagery in that part! Very Rohirric. I really like the character of Brunhild as well, and her name fits right into the Rohirric culture, it sounds just perfect. I wonder if/when Beorn and Brunhild will find out who their new daughter truly is?

Awesome work, Anwyn; *hugs*!!!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I am so glad to hear you like the imagery there, You write the Rohirrim incredibly well so it is so flattering to hear :) Well Beorn does know the child is proably the unwanted off spring of some nobilty as I do imagine it was so unheard if a noblewoman found herself not too conviently in a "Family Way" that she would go abroad for a few months until having her child and then coming back and the child would be given to someone though I think since Eomer personally is dealing with this Beorn would have his doubts while Brunhild is just so lovely and maternal that she would not care if the child had simply fallen out of the sky she would be so taken that she would love the baby no matter what...fortunately for that baby ;) Thanks Narya! :D *Hugs*
Date: 23/03/09
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Coming home Reviewer: Narya Signed
Awww yay, more brother-sister bonding! I like your OFC; even though we haven't seen much of her yet, she comes across as strong and loyal, but not in a super-cool-warrior-maiden-Mary-Sue--ish way. She just seems like a loving and grounded woman with a quiet kind of strength. I can't wait to read more about her.

Author's Response: Wooo, thank you, It is always a major relief to hear when someone likes my OFC becuase I am always so paranoid tof fall under the sue cloud which hangs over all female characters and that is just not right, It can be a real witch hunt sometimes! Do not worry, Anwyn will certainly make herself more vocal in the following chapters I wanted to ease her into the story at first but she will be in it more and more and yes she is quite strong and loyal but also stubborn to a fault, It proably all balances out somewhere ;) No, she is definately NOT warrior at all as from the beginning I refused to fall into that trap and while I imagine her having some knowledge of weapons and such it was more I can envison Rohirrim woman being responsible for helping clean weapons and mend armour and so on, but not use such things themselves. I always felt Eowyn being a Shieldmaiden was only really said in passing sometimes in the book and too many people seemed to take that as ALL Rohirrim women were trained how to use a sword and since she was raised in relatively peaceful times there would have been less and less need for such a thing. Thank you so much for another incredibly kind review, it honestly makes me so happy to know you are enjoying the story.
Date: 23/03/09