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Politics of Arda

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1. Last Fruit, The
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Included Because: How the Noldor who remained behind in Valinor were left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives after the Host left, particularly Finarfin and Earwen.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
2. Anessë
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Included Because: A brilliant 'changing of the guard' moment in Doriath.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
3. Portrait Of A Queen
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Included Because: Tar-Telperien, the second Ruling Queen of Númenor, refused to marry despite all attempts to convince her otherwise. Here's a reason why.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
4. Wisdom of Isildur, The
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Included Because: An excellent look as to why there were no further Elven High Kings after into Mordor fell Gil-Galad's star.
Rating: General
Status: General
5. Cursed Queen of Angmar, The
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Included Because: A thoroughly amazing epic showing the behind the scenes life of Angmar during the Third Age. An excellent use of an OFC too.
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed
6. Rangers of the North
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Included Because: An outstanding look at the tangled web of the Third Age's politics - why Gondor rejected Isildur's heirs for a millennium, the loyalties of the Stewards, the fate of the Isildurioni in the North, Elrond's views, etc. Morwen Tindomerel's legendarium is perhaps my favorite AU of all. Brilliant.
Rating: General
Status: Beta
7. Midwinter Forfeit
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Included Because: The politics of Gondor are dicey ones, and this is a great interpretation of what are Thorongil's final days in that country before other tasks call him.
Rating: General
Status: General
8. When the King Comes Back (the Great Smials)
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Included Because: Just what effect did the Hobbits' disappearance from the Shire have? A rather big one, it turns out, on more than one level. This is but one in a series of Dreamflower's stories. If you like this one, I recommend going over to Stories of Arda, where the rest are archived.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
9. Long Road Home, The
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Included Because: Boromir survives the disaster at Amon Hen and goes on the run, doing good deeds wherever he may and leaving only Faramir to know the truth. But secrets will out eventually, and the consequences will have to be addressed.
Rating: General
Status: General
10. Eloquent Remembrance
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Included Because: The meeting of two Elves, both giants in their own right, to discuss the politics that lie between them.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed

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Playlist Overview

Last Update: 02 Mar 14
Stories: 10
Type: Reader List
Created By: AngelQueen


Stories that go into the details of the politics behind many of the events of the various Ages.

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