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The Silmarillion

Maglor

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Alqualonde by Joan Milligan

What might a poet make of the aftermath of a massacre? A thought-provoking vignette

[Added 13/01/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; The Silmarillion; Characters: Maglor, Maedhros]

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]

Bringing Gifts by Deborah

A wise man follows a star and finds what he least expects in this moving vignette

[Added 16/12/2003; Character Piece; <1000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Maglor, Historical figure]

Captain Tinkerbell by Lipstick

Believable and almost unbearably poignant. Set in the First World War, but I won't spoil this lovely story by revealing any more of the premise -- suffice to say, it comes highly recommended

[Added 09/09/2003; Drama; 1000-2500; The Silmarillion; Characters: Maglor, Historical figure]

Chance's Strange Arithmetic by Ithilwen

Strange meetings in the trenches of the Somme. Thoughtful and profoundly moving

[Added 09/09/2003; Drama; 6000-20,000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Maglor, Historical figure]

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]

If We Fall Anew by Le Chat Noir

Complex relationships in the aftermath of war. Convincing characterisation and very moving

[Added 18/10/2002; Drama; 6000-20,000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Elrond, Maglor, Maedhros, Elros]

Lasciate Ogne Speranza? by Finch

A believable and very moving view of Maglor in not-quite-modern times. The 'Maglor in History' challenge has been extraordinarily productive, and this story is among my favourites

[Added 24/06/2004; Drama; 2500-6000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Maglor, Historical figure]

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]