For Gondolin’s week, a fanfiction in which Voronwe and Tuor arrive in Gondolin and Tuor is offered a reward for his efforts. Mostly meant as fluff, and slightly AU. Also, I don’t believe Tuor had a triton in Tolkien’s work, but in this story he receives (among other things) a triton because tritons are awesome.
The parting of Thingol and Húrin is one of the most bittersweet moments in this book. For while Húrin came to Menegroth in hatred and with scorn on his mind, Melian, ever wiser and more patient than Men or Elves, told him the truth, and he believed her.
And in the end what was meant as scorn Húrin offered again as an honest gift. And that is nice.
Too bad about those dwarves though :/
Several months ago, I began a fanfic based on the tale of Tuor and the fall of Gondolin. The bits of the story that reached publication are in The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, both edited by J.R.R. Tolkien’s son Christopher. Tuor’s story has always been a favorite of mine, and Voronwe is one of my favorite elves in Tolkien’s universe. I would go on about why, but I hope my fangirling is explained well enough in the fic. Here it is, part the first. Voronwe, a shipwrecked elf, meets someone unusual on the shores of Middle-Earth.
I wrote a story about Voronwe (which, in a Tolkien-like manner, I did not finish), and I’m reblogging it now for the Gondolin portion of the Tolkien Read-Along. It may be revised now that I’ve also read the Book of Lost Tales.
So, this is a week late, but I thought I would post it anyway. Since the alternate title for “Of Beren and Luthien” is “Release from Bondage,” I decided to enumerate all the incidences I remember in the story of characters escaping (death, imprisonment, the circles of the world, etc.) and do a teensy analysis on each one, because I am a dorky English major and librarian and thus like making lists like these.