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The Silmarillion

Maedhros

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As Little Might be Thought by Deborah

Deborah's interpretation of the aside from The Silmarillion which contributes the title. Strong characterisations make this story compulsively readable. The tale is continued in When I am Wise, Naming the Stones & In the Seventh Age, also all well worth a look

[Added 16/12/2003; Drama; 6000-20,000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Maglor, Maedhros, Elrond, Elros]

The Difference Between a Seagull and a Phoenix by Lipstick

This clever vignette consigns a whole load of fanon to the bin. Strongly recommended

[Added 09/09/2003; Character Piece; 1000-2500; The Silmarillion; Characters: Maedhros]

Gathering the Pieces by Tehta

A tough view of Maedhros, the undefeated player. Nice understated character study

[Added 24/06/2004; Character Piece; 1000-2500; The Silmarillion; Characters: Maedhros, Fingon, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin]

Ghost Fires by Earmire

It's an overdone genre, perhaps, but this reflective vignette gives a strong sense of the aftermath of war

[Added 24/06/2004; Character Piece; 1000-2500; The Silmarillion; Characters: Maedhros, Fingon]

The Gift by Ithilwen

Maedhros learns lessons about glass-blowing and other matters. Delicate characterisation of the young elf makes this a poignant and memorable story. First part in the author's Maedhros Saga, but can be read independently

[Added 16/12/2003; Character Piece; 2500-6000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Maedhros, Fëanor, Maglor, Nerdanel]

The Glitter of Metal by Ithilwen

An insightful look at Maedhros, as he struggles to regain his sense of self after his escape from Morgoth. Part in the author's Maedhros Saga, but can be read independently

[Added 16/12/2003; Character Piece; 2500-6000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Maedhros, Maglor, Amrod, Curufin, Celebrimbor]

Starlight by Tyellas

An interesting peek at life in Maedhros & Maglor's camp through the eyes of a youthful Elrond. Tyellas has a gift for creating rich and plausible details which make this story memorable

[Added 16/12/2003; Drama; 2500-6000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Elrond, Maglor, Maedhros, Minor, OCs]