True Romance

The Song Of Sunset

Story Summary

The Song of Sunset is a set of stories set in the same AU. While some of them hold true to canon, the rest digress from it. It is the tale of the Noldor Royal House as told by the scions of the House of Finwe;. From Fingolfin and Maglor in The Journal arc that is set in the 1st Age, the tale is taken up by Elrond and Galadriel in the Song of Sunset arc set in the Second age and onwards.

This story forms the basic framework of the Sunset plot.

Set in Gil-Galad's court at Lindon. A lonely, young Elrond Half-Elven is trying to find where he belongs. He doesn't care a whit about Gil-Galad's attraction to Erestor Maglorion until he discovers during a sunset that he desires Erestor. The doom of Finwe continues to haunt its scions. Galadriel emerges as a major political player of the Second Age, with her nephews ruling in Lindon and Eregion. But Eregion happens and in its aftermath, Elrond is forced to admit that mere infatuation did not scratch the surface of his regard for Erestor. Elrond must choose between loyalty and love even as Galadriel seeks redemption for her fallen house. Unwilling to yield an inch to each other, they hatch intrigues, unlikely alliances and ruthless plans in a battle of means and ends.

The laws of the Gods cannot rule the passions of our hearts.

Warnings, Assumptions et al.

  • This may contain a lot of mistakes on the punctuation side of things.
  • It is recommended to read The Song of Sunset before you read the Journal arc.

Warnings: homosexual content, heterosexual content, graphic sex, infidelity, unholy matrimony, rape, violence, wars, tragedy, character deaths, AU.

Canon: The Silmarillion.

Original characters introduced:

  • Carnilótë: Maglor's wife. Bears him a daughter and a son(Erestor).
  • Menelwen: Maglor's daughter.
  • Aldor: The chieftain of a human settlement near Eregion.
  • Vanima: Daughter of Ingwion; granddaughter of Ingwë.
  • Anoriel: Daughter of Amdir, sister to Amroth of Lorien.
  • If I remember the rest of them, I'll come back and update. Leaky bucket memory.

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Updated
1 The Consequences Of A Sunset 5,171 17 Oct 09
2 To Keep A Secret Thus 2,889 17 Oct 09
3 To Save A Wedding 3,222 17 Oct 09
4 A father knows better 3,204 17 Oct 09
5 Celebrimbor's Folly Part One 2,379 17 Oct 09
6 Celebrimbor's Folly Part Two 2,735 17 Oct 09
7 Celebrimbor's Folly Part Three 3,845 17 Oct 09
8 Celebrimbor's Folly Part Four 3,155 17 Oct 09
9 Celebrimbor's Folly Part Five 3,206 17 Oct 09
10 The Fall of Eregion 3,126 17 Oct 09
11 The Paths They Tread 3,799 17 Oct 09
12 The Return to Lindon 3,452 17 Oct 09
13 Reforging 3,657 17 Oct 09
14 Where The Loyalties Lie Part One 3,288 17 Oct 09
15 Where The Loyalties Lie Part Two 2,745 17 Oct 09
16 Leaving the Nest Part One 3,365 17 Oct 09
17 Leaving the Nest Part Two 4,188 17 Oct 09
18 Leaving the Nest Part Three 2,121 17 Oct 09
19 The Balm of Friendships Part One 2,832 17 Oct 09
20 The Balm of Friendships Part Two 2,940 17 Oct 09
21 The Balm of Friendships Part Three 2,863 17 Oct 09
22 The Balm of Friendships Part Four 2,251 17 Oct 09
23 Beyond the Boundaries 2,243 17 Oct 09
24 Burdened Hearts 2,309 17 Oct 09
25 Shadowed Hearts Part One 2,027 17 Oct 09
26 Shadowed Hearts Part Two 2,549 17 Oct 09
27 Imladris 2,418 17 Oct 09
28 Confrontations 3,316 17 Oct 09
29 The Lines Are Drawn 3,491 17 Oct 09
30 A Betrothal in Greenwood Part One 3,673 17 Oct 09
31 A Betrothal in Greenwood Part Two 3,705 17 Oct 09
32 Partings 2,795 17 Oct 09
33 The Journey to Mordor Part One 4,052 17 Oct 09
34 The Journey to Mordor Part Two 4,586 17 Oct 09
35 A Vale of Blood Part One 3,472 17 Oct 09
36 A Vale of Blood Part Two 2,946 17 Oct 09
37 A Vale of Blood Part Three 2,513 17 Oct 09
38 A Vale of Blood Part Four 2,548 17 Oct 09
39 Even The Stars Fall 2,487 17 Oct 09
40 Even The Stars Fall Part One 2,303 17 Oct 09
41 Sacrifices Part One 2,872 17 Oct 09
42 Sacrifices Part Two 3,057 17 Oct 09
43 Sacrifices Part Three 3,706 17 Oct 09
44 The Journey Home 2,761 17 Oct 09
45 The End of an Age 2,599 17 Oct 09
46 Continuum 32 17 Oct 09
Appx. Word Count 138,893  

Challenge Entries by JDE

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Challenge Type Title Entered
True Romance Closed The Song Of Sunset November 02, 2008

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Author: JDE

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 10/17/09

Original Post: 09/02/08

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