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Biography:   Conquistadora was previously known as Coriel. Most of her posted work was done while finishing high school and attending college. Several years have passed during which she sadly has had little time to update her tattered masterpieces, but recently her muse seems to have recovered himself enough to press on. She is available for beta-reading.
bullet Swan Song by Conquistadora Last Updated: 9/29/2014
King Elessar has planned an elaborate New Year's celebration to reunite the free peoples of Middle-earth and the heroes of the War of the Ring, but unrest in Gondor and an ambitious new enemy in the south threaten much more than the festivities. Prince Imrahil joins forces with Gondor's newest allies to protect their hard-won peace against enemies both within and without. ((An ongoing collaboration with my husband, the Imrahil fan.))
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 2 Published: 6/29/2014
bullet We Were Young Once ~ III by Conquistadora Last Updated: 5/18/2014
BOOK III ~ ARAN ~ "But before the building of Barad-dur many of the Sindar passed eastward, and some established realms in the forests far away. Thranduil, king in the north of Greenwood the Great, was one of these." The story of the second Elvenking of Greenwood, Thranduil Oropherion. His rise from refugee to prince and beyond, from the First Age through to the Fourth.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 20 Published: 8/28/2006
bullet The Red Winter by Conquistadora Last Updated: 5/4/2014
Doriath prepares for some Yultide festivity, but the events of this winter will not soon be forgotten. A Thranduil story.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 4 Published: 12/22/2011
bullet We Were Young Once ~ II by Conquistadora Last Updated: 8/27/2006
BOOK II ~ ERNIL ~ "But before the building of Barad-dur many of the Sindar passed eastward, and some established realms in the forests far away. Thranduil, king in the north of Greenwood the Great, was one of these." The story of the second Elvenking of Greenwood, Thranduil Oropherion. His rise from refugee to prince and beyond, from the First Age through to the Fourth. *Completed*
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 26 Published: 7/25/2005
bullet Upon the Edge of a Knife by Conquistadora Last Updated: 6/20/2006
As the Ring attempts to destroy the Fellowship, new understandings and friendships arise in spite of it. On the bleak winter plains of Eregion, a lonely captain of Gondor realizes that he does not face either his temptation or the great war alone.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 6/20/2006
bullet We Were Young Once ~ I by Conquistadora Last Updated: 7/22/2005
BOOK I ~ EDLEDHRON ~ "But before the building of Barad-dur many of the Sindar passed eastward, and some established realms in the forests far away. Thranduil, king in the north of Greenwood the Great, was one of these." The story of the second Elvenking of Greenwood, Thranduil Oropherion. His rise from refugee to prince and beyond, from the First Age through to the Fourth. Rated for mature themes.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 18 Published: 4/3/2004
bullet Broken Glass by Conquistadora Last Updated: 6/1/2005
I suppose you could say this is something like my own edition of Unfinished Tales, full of story fragments and character studies that really don't go much of anywhere, but involved too much work and thought for me to just delete them and be done with it. Until now they've been simply gathering virtual dust in the depths of my computer files, but now I bring them out into the light of day in the hopes that someone might enjoy them.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 5/3/2005
bullet I Return by Conquistadora Last Updated: 7/12/2004
The homeward journey for Legolas, from Gondor to Greenwood and beyond. Some insight into what the War of the Ring must have meant to the quietest and oft neglected member of the Fellowship, together with his and Gimli's subsequent efforts to achieve acceptance in opposing worlds.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 40 Published: 12/22/2003
bullet A Case of Mistaken Identity by Conquistadora Last Updated: 2/12/2004
The True Colors of Thranduil as Shown and Proven in Canon: a short essay. I don't know if this kind of thing is usually posted at this site, but I got so fed up that I had to say something. I shan't keep you long.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 11 Published: 2/12/2004