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Biography:   I discovered the world of Tolkien after the first movie was released (I know, I know...somehow, for some reason I just never picked up the book and I think that is a tragedy as C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors!) and have not put it down since. I went from devouring THE LORD OF THE RINGS to reading each and every book written by Tolkien I could find (some of which I am working my way through for the second time). I teach in an elementary school in a small southeast Texas town north of Houston, and would like nothing better than to know that I somehow instilled in my classes a love of reading and perhaps later, writing. Lord knows they see me doing it all the time! I believe one of my happiest discoveries was the Stories of Arda site and its wonderful readers/authors! I am relatively new to the writing aspect of LotR, but I am enjoying it immensely!
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bullet To See A World by Nightwing Last Updated: 2/19/2017
Injured and alone, Legolas and Aragorn are forced to seek refuge in a wintry foreign land. But when darkness encroaches from within and without, they learn that refuge can become a deadly trap. Pre-LOTR.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 53 Published: 9/2/2003
bullet Sons of Fellowship by Conquistadora Last Updated: 1/25/2016
The homeward journey for Legolas and Gimli, from Gondor to Greenwood and beyond, and their subsequent efforts to achieve acceptance in opposing worlds. (Author's Note updated.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 40 Published: 12/22/2003
bullet With Friends Like These by Jay of Lasgalen Last Updated: 3/7/2009
The story is a series of misadventures chronicling the early, 'teenage' years of Elladan, Elrohir and Legolas. Action, humour and angst.

This series starts in TA 147. Elladan and Elrohir are seventeen, Legolas is twelve. I have made one very small departure from canon, and moved Arwen’s birth forward by 100 years. This was necessary so the four can grow up together in the course of the story.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 33 Published: 12/5/2003
bullet The King's Commission by Larner Last Updated: 2/10/2008
The King Elessar desires to have a memorial made for the four Pheriannath whose aid helped to win the War of the Ring and led to the destruction of the Ring and Sauron. But as the Pherian Frodo has left Middle Earth, how is it to be done? And then he sees a remarkable statue in the market town of Casistir.... Being edited, and forgotten chapter has been added. Rated for discrete discussion of incest and pedophilia and character deaths.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 81 Published: 12/5/2004
bullet During a journey in the dark... by Thundera Tiger Last Updated: 9/28/2007
Sequel to the story "While the Ring went south..." this story picks up almost exactly where the other left off. Explore the missing scenes of the Fellowship's trek to and through Moria. As with the first fic, this is strictly book-verse while still including all the stretches and twists that canon can bear.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 6 Published: 8/22/2003
bullet Reflections from the Paradise of Elves by Bodkin Last Updated: 4/6/2007
The collected ramblings of Legolas, Elladan and Elrohir as their lives continue to change and develop. Part 88. Peace. Reflections has extended to 89 episodes over the past three years. It is now long enough! Although it has now concluded, it is not the end, as I daresay More Reflections will be along soon.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 89 Published: 5/25/2004
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 Good Enough by The Karenator Last Updated: 5/2/2005
Legolas and his cousin, Daeron, go on a novice training exercise with a disagreeable novice. At home, Legolas's oldest brother, Aldamir, is dealing with an influx of spiders into the western woods and with a lovely elleth who has caught his eye. Chapter Fifteen: From Thranduil's perspective. *Complete*
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 3/3/2005
bullet The First Snowfall by Manderly Last Updated: 1/12/2005
The first snowfall of the Mirkwood winter has always been a special occasion for the small elfling, but this year, things are not the same, nor will they ever be again. Completed.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/12/2005
bullet The Hunt by Manderly Last Updated: 1/5/2005
Joining his brothers on a hunting trip, a young Legolas learns something of his own courage and strength.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 12/3/2004
bullet History Lessons: The Second Age by Nilmandra Last Updated: 12/23/2004
The year is III 253, and the children of Elrond have their own adventures, intermixed with stories of the Second Age told from those who lived through that time. *Story Complete* Epilogue: The Third Age Elrond reflects over the events that ended the Second Age, and takes a huge step forward in his role as one of the Wise.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 28 Published: 11/16/2003
bullet The Forest Has Eyes by Budgielover Last Updated: 11/3/2004
Chapter 8. Complete. The Fellowship seeks to reunite with their last members but finds that the forest's safe-passage fails as they move deeper into the woods. And farther on, the forest's anger turns to action as it summons the means to deal with Gimli and Pippin.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 9 Published: 5/11/2004
bullet The Masque Of The King Stag by French Pony Last Updated: 10/18/2004
The loss of Mirkwood's Queen threatens to crush King Thranduil's spirit and that of his small son. As Yule approaches, the shadow separating them grows ever darker. And Yule can be a frightening time of year.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 9/27/2004
bullet Cadenza by Rose Sared Last Updated: 6/20/2004
Set in the same slightly AU universe of Adagio and Mayflies, nearly a hundred years into the fourth age. Bandits, mysterious illness, explosions and rebels, life is nothing but exciting despite the long peace imposed by the Kings of Gondor and Rohan. Legolas and Gimli continue their friendship, Aragorn tries to come to terms with his mortality and even King Thranduil puts in an appearance.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 20 Published: 5/2/2004
bullet Up the Withywindle by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/7/2004
Summary: The Travellers pay a post-Quest visit to Tom Bombadil; written for Marigold’s Challenge #5, as a story about a journey.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 6/7/2004
bullet Adagio by Rose Sared Last Updated: 4/30/2004
One Hundred Years into the fourth age, Legolas, Gimli and Aragorn remain true friends, but Middle-earth is still full of surprises. Gimli goes missing in mysterious circumstances, will Legolas find him in time? Cultural clashes, road trips, Trolls, Woses and Gleowyn, a force of nature all by herself. Meet Gimli's heir, and Samwise's thirteenth child.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 9 Published: 4/23/2004
bullet Out of All Knowledge by Budgielover Last Updated: 4/19/2004
Chapter Fifteen. Complete. The story of what the hobbits felt and experienced those dreadful four nights and three days as a dying Frodo is brought to Rivendell.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 8/28/2003
bullet Hunting by Nilmandra Last Updated: 4/4/2004
Nine year old Legolas is learning to track and hunt in the safety of the realm of his father, King Thranduil; while across the Anduin in the High Pass of the Misty Mountains, a patrol from Imladris is tracking and hunting a large party of Orcs descending from the north. Adventures occur as realms collide.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 12 Published: 1/2/2004
bullet Elven Song by Jocelyn Last Updated: 3/22/2004
A relic of the last King of Numenor's quest for immortality falls into the hands of a man of Gondor, who embarks upon a reign of terror through elvendom in Middle Earth in his own lust for eternal youth. When Legolas falls victim in Minas Tirith, all Gondor and the elven realms are thrown into chaos of grief and rage. The past and the present, the living and the dead collide in a struggle that will test the bonds of blood and friendship for all concerned--including Legolas himself.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 8/31/2003
bullet Sacrifice Under Shadow by daw the minstrel Last Updated: 2/29/2004
Legolas joins Mirkwood's most dangerous patrol, learns about a time in the youth of his brother Eilian, and experiences a change in their relationship.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 2/10/2004
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