Mar. 18th, 2015 10:15 pm
yakalskovich: The Nazgul and I in nun costumes at Kaltenberg posing with a bloke dressed as Jack Sparrow (Jack Sparrow makes nuns happy!)
I found a Silmarillion fanfic by accident that it infinitely brilliant -- an apocalyptic thriller about Elves in modern times! It pitches the two most Doomed families of Tolkien's canon against each other -- at least so far, perhaps they learn to cooperate eventually. Amrod and Túrin managed at least one sensible conversation already, at this point.

At The End of All Things (44054 words) by lintamande
Chapters: 16/?
Fandom: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Túrin Turambar, Niënor Níniel, Urwen Lalaith, Morwen Eledhwen, Húrin Thalion, Celegorm, Fëanor, Maedhros, Maglor, Curufin, Caranthir, Amrod, Amras
Additional Tags: Elves in modern Earth, Political Thriller, apocalyptic fantasy, Suicide Attempt, dagor dagorath

A drilling rig off the coast of Norway breaks down under mysterious circumstances. A petroleum engineer in North Dakota gets called off a major discovery because there's trouble back at home. It's the Dagor Dagorath, as apocalyptic fiction set in modern Earth starring the reborn Children of Húrin, and anything else I say would be a pretty major spoiler.

My additional blurb for this is slightly spoilerish the way blurb for for-pay books usually is )
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... and his highly tragic and fated relatives, in glorious Photoshop-and-watercolour pictures (she describes the process in great detail!) by Jenny Dolfen:

Here is a small preview of my two favourite ones (linked to the sites again, in case anybody missed how great the pictures are, and that they absolutely need to go and look at them):

Maglor, son of Feanor, by Jenny Dolfen

A young Maedhros and Fingon, back in the Undying Lands, being bold and daring about a steep cliff, by Jenny Dolfen

(Yes, she laid down precisely how one can use those pics on one's own site, and I strictly kept to those guidelines...)


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