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HASA Reviews November 2009

Release Date: 14 Nov 09
Category: General Announcement

10 reviewed stories since the October bulletin, and 4 stories currently in review...




Welcome to the November reviews bulletin.

Reviews are an important part of the site: there are the authors who sit waiting with baited breath and fraying nerves, and there are our intrepid reviewers to think of. So before looking at the stories: Thank you all for your work, authors and reviewers alike!



Stories in review
As I type this, there are 4 stories waiting for reviewers (remember to log in before you follow the link).

Of course, member participation is crucial for reviews. The more people are involved in reviewing, the more opinions are represented. Just as importantly, having more people involved means that stories pass through review more quickly - which is good for everyone.

If you are an active reviewer, why not go and check out a story?

Becoming a reviewer
If you're not an active reviewer, but think you can spare a bit of time... – even if you just review one or two stories in a month, every review is welcome. If you are logged in, you can sign up here if you've been a member of HASA for thirty days or more.

Put one in, take one out
By submitting a story for review, you are asking nine other members to read and evaluate it. So why not do for the other authors who have a story in review what you'd like other reviewers to do for you: check out one of the stories already in review and give it a read. Put more simply: put one in, take one out...

Reviewed story spotlight
These stories have passed through review since the previous bulletin. Congratulations to all authors; well done!

Gentlemen's Agreement by Khazar-Khum
Rating: Adult
Genre:  General
Era: 3rd Age - The Kings    
Summary: What really happened to Earnur? Earnur, the Witch-king, Gothmog & assorted orcs.


Expectations by Raksha
Rating: General
Genre:  General
Era: 4th Age  
Summary: The birth of a second child does not always fulfill the expectations of complacent fathers; as Faramir soon learns…


A Mother's Day by Larner
Rating: General
Genre:  General
Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Summary: So far her birthday hasn't gone precisely as planned. But a visit from Mr. Bilbo will change that for Bell Gamgee.


The Ring-day Fete by Larner
Rating: General
Genre:  Drama
Era: 4th Age
Summary: Here it is, the Birthday, and Sam Gamgee is hundreds of leagues from Bag End. A matter to make a Hobbit feel...unsettled!


Hues of Middle-earth by lindahoyland
Rating: General
Genre:  General
Era: Multi-Age    
Summary: A series of drabbles inspired by the colours of the Rainbow. Written for the Tolkien Weekly "Rainbow" challenge. With thanks To Raksha.


The Thawing by JDE
Rating: Adult
Genre:  Romance
Era: 1st Age
Summary: Turgon is mourning his wife's death. He is determined never to forgive his Fëanorion cousins for their father's madness at Losgar. Curufin is repentant for the first time in his life, but cannot bring himself to admit that to his cousin. From pride, anger and grief into irritation, exasperation and ...


Tracking Monsters by Nieriel Raina
Rating: General
Genre:  General
Era: 4th Age
Summary: Legolas searches out a new and possibly evil creature in Ithilien. A companion to another story. Written for a challenge. Part of a series.


Many Hands by Russandol
Rating: General
Genre:  General
Era: Multi-Age
Summary: The story of a mighty weapon and heirloom, spanning the younger ages of the world. My heartfelt thanks to JDE for the thorough beta work!


The Tides of the World by Raksha
Rating: General
Genre:  Drama
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War
Summary: As the long day and night of March 15, 3019 ends, an exhausted Aragorn seeks rest, and ponders the changes that have come to pass.


Day's Ending by Raksha
Rating: General
Genre:  Drama
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War
Summary: What sight gladdens Halbarad's dying eyes? Share the northern Ranger's last moments.

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