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Gold Like Tears  by Zimraphel 13 Review(s)
MithLuinReviewed Chapter: 6 on 2/10/2007
Oh, my...this story is horrible, but bittersweet. The gold is always given as a gift, out of love. It is never...well, often cursed gold is fought over, but this is so innocent. But poor Elrond, it has (in a way) cost him his brother, his wife and his daughter. The theme of needing to destroy a persistent bit of gold somehow fits in very well in Middle Earth! and yet seems to be freshly new and original.

AnieniReviewed Chapter: 6 on 6/23/2005
My God! Not often does one come across such a wonderfully written and carefully thought story.

Sometimes it is only true that we can not avoid fate, this is a bittersweet reminder of that.

Thank you for a most enjoyable read.


LushaReviewed Chapter: 6 on 2/20/2004
This story's been facinating and so real, it somehow almost seems like a piece of lost history regarding Middle-Earth and my very favorite elf, Glorfindel.
Keep at this. You're good.

khazar-khumReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/12/2003
This is fantastic--by far and away one of the finest pieces of fiction I have ever read. Not just fanfic, but all fiction. I just don't have enough priase for this.

Hiro-tyreReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/11/2003
Wow. Glorfindel... wow. This is beautiful. And ominous. And very poignant. Glorfindel... wow. There are not enough Glofindolin fics.

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/11/2003
I thought that Arwen would probably be the next owner of the gold. How sad, and yet I can't entirely mourn. The love of Aragorn was her joy as well as her doom.

NilmandraReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/11/2003
There is much one could read into an end such as this for the ill-starred gold bead. An end, a death, and a new begining.

NilmandraReviewed Chapter: 5 on 12/7/2003
Poor Glorfindel knows too well the difficulty in destroying precious metals so that they cannot be found or reused again. Too bad this couldn't have gone to Orodruin. Yet, like a train wreck that one cannot help but watch, I want to see where it ends up now....

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 5 on 12/7/2003
It's fascinating to see the missteps that lead to the gold's preservation. It's almost as if the metal has a malicious will to survive.

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 4 on 11/30/2003
Nilmandra suggested I read this story and she was right to recommend it. I love the way that the bead links all these people through three ages. It's such a pretty little thing and yet it seems linked to such tragedy and the linking deepens our sense of the personalities of Glorfindel and Elrond. Well done.

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