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Biography:   My favorite characters are the Mirkwood Elves and the Elven King in particular. I think Thranduil and his situation is very intriguing probably because Tolkien tells us so little about it. It is a fanfic dream.

I am currently posting a very long fanfic called Interrupted Journeys that is my take on the history of Thranduil and Legolas starting in the beginning of the Third Age. The story covers Thranduil's first years as king, the courtship of his wife, his move to the stronghold in the north of Greenwood, the birth of his son, Legolas's adventures and concludes when both father and son are in Valinor. It has romance, mystery, angst, drama...there will be something for everyone and some parts may be more interesting than others depending on your tastes.

I hope you enjoy it.

bullet Interrupted Journeys 12: To Fall into Shadow by elliska Last Updated: 8/28/2014
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

Part 12: Thranduil attempts to put an end to one source of evil in his realm.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 7 Published: 1/20/2014
bullet Dawn of a New Age: First Age by elliska Last Updated: 3/23/2014
This story tells the history of Oropher and Thranduil's lives as Sindarin lords in Doriath, refugees of the destruction of Beleriand and rulers of Greenwood the Great.

The first part of the story, set in Doriath during the First Age, explores Oropher's role in Elu Thingol's court, his participation in the Wars of Beleriand, his interaction with the Noldor and the establishment of the family that would become the House of Oropher.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 10/24/2005
bullet Interrupted Journeys 11: In Foreign Lands by elliska Last Updated: 10/21/2013
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

Part 11: Legolas and his cousins travel for the first time amongst men while trouble brews in the southern realm.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 7/22/2013
bullet Interrupted Journeys 10: Finding the sun by elliska Last Updated: 7/10/2013
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

Legolas struggles to find his way after the events in "Bitter Paths."
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 3/17/2013
bullet Interrupted Journeys 9: Bitter Paths by elliska Last Updated: 2/24/2013
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

Part Nine: Difficult lessons and bitter truths.

Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 12/18/2012
bullet Interrupted Journeys 8: Through Shadow and Flame by elliska Last Updated: 8/22/2012
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

Part Eight: Durin's Bane was, in fact, the bane of many.

Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 9/5/2011
bullet Interrupted Journeys: Part 7 The course of love by elliska Last Updated: 6/5/2011
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

Part Seven: Think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 12/18/2010
bullet Interrupted Journeys: Steps along the way by elliska Last Updated: 8/22/2010
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

This is a place for a variety of short stories that are part of the Interrupted Journeys, but are too short to stand alone.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 7/31/2010
bullet Interrupted Journeys: Part 6 Journeys Out of Grief by elliska Last Updated: 2/21/2010
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

Part Six: This story immediately follows Journeys In Mirkwood and deals with the aftermath of the deaths of Legolas's uncle and aunt.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 9/27/2009
bullet Interrupted Journeys: Part 5 Journeys in Mirkwood by elliska Last Updated: 5/24/2009
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

Part Five: The Shadow is deepening in Mirkwood, causing Legolas and his cousins to learn a hard lesson. (Warning: OC character deaths)
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 12 Published: 1/24/2009
bullet Interrupted Journeys: Part 4 Journeys of Discovery by elliska Last Updated: 1/31/2009
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages as they contemplate their life together from the shores of Valinor.

Part Four: The Woodland Realm through the eyes of elflings.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 21 Published: 8/7/2005
bullet Interrupted Journeys: Part 3 Journeys Begin by elliska Last Updated: 8/7/2005
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

Part Three: Journeys Begin--New additions to Thranduil's family lead him to contemplate innocence and loss.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 17 Published: 12/16/2004
bullet Interrupted Journeys: Part 2 Journeys Perforce by elliska Last Updated: 12/16/2004
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

Part Two: Journeys Perforce--This story explores how Thranduil came to the decision to move his people north.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 9/18/2004
bullet Interrupted Journeys: Part 1 New Journeys by elliska Last Updated: 9/18/2004
As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. At the time, we rarely recognize their significance, but at the end of the journey they become clear. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages.

Part One: New Journeys--Thranduil adapts to the new relationships thrust upon him as a new king--including the courtship of his wife.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 26 Published: 8/21/2004