Another Man's Cage

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In the Years of the Trees, the family of Fëanor--and the Noldor--begins a slow move toward their eventual fate. This is a novel-length work-in-progress set in Valinor, during which I follow the young House of Fëanor over the course of an ordinary year. The main players are Fëanor, Nerdanel, Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Fingon, Fingolfin, and Finarfin. Please see my story discussion for further introductory material. Rated for marital sex and consensual heterosexual situations.
 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Chapter One--Tyelkormo 7,332 1 26 Apr 07
2 Chapter Two--Tyelkormo 5,955 0 26 Apr 07
3 Chapter Three--Tyelkormo 5,127 0 26 Apr 07
4 Chapter Four--Carnistir 5,608 0 26 Apr 07
5 Chapter Five--Carnistir 6,945 0 26 Apr 07
6 Chapter Six--Maitimo 7,076 0 26 Apr 07
7 Chapter Seven--Maitimo 7,373 0 26 Apr 07
8 Chapter Eight--Maitimo 8,417 1 26 Apr 07
9 Chapter Nine--Maitimo 5,250 0 26 Apr 07
10 Chapter Ten--Nerdanel 6,148 0 26 Apr 07
11 Chapter Eleven--Nerdanel 6,599 0 26 Apr 07
12 Chapter Twelve--Findekano 7,973 0 26 Apr 07
13 Chapter Thirteen--Findekano 7,293 1 26 Apr 07
14 Chapter Fourteen--Tyelkormo 6,192 1 26 Apr 07
15 Chapter Fifteen--Tyelkormo 6,563 3 26 Apr 07
16 Chapter Sixteen--Tyelkormo 4,721 2 26 Apr 07
17 Chapter Seventeen--Macalaure 8,171 3 26 Apr 07
18 Chapter Eighteen--Macalaure 6,511 4 26 Apr 07
19 Chapter Nineteen--Nerdanel 5,006 0 26 Apr 07
20 Chapter Twenty--Nerdanel 6,461 1 26 Apr 07
21 Chapter Twenty-One--Findekano 7,923 1 26 Apr 07
22 Chapter Twenty-Two--Maitimo 5,429 2 26 Apr 07
23 Chapter Twenty-Three--Maitimo 7,196 3 26 Apr 07
24 Chapter Twenty-Four--Nolofinwe 9,275 2 26 Apr 07
25 Chapter Twenty-Five--Carnistir 8,140 2 26 Apr 07
26 Chapter Twenty-Six--Macalaure 6,051 2 26 Apr 07
27 Chapter Twenty-Seven--Macalaure 7,427 2 26 Apr 07
28 Chapter Twenty-Eight--Feanaro 4,824 1 26 Apr 07
29 Chapter Twenty-Nine--Feanaro 7,495 1 26 Apr 07
30 Chapter Thirty--Maitimo 9,952 1 26 Apr 07
31 Chapter Thirty-One--Arafinwe 7,980 2 26 Apr 07
32 Chapter Thirty-Two--Tyelkormo 10,234 1 26 Apr 07
33 Chapter Thirty-Three--Nerdanel 8,993 2 26 Apr 07
34 Chapter Thirty-Four--Macalaure 7,064 3 26 Apr 07
35 Chapter Thirty-Five--Macalaure 6,484 0 26 Apr 07
36 Chapter Thirty-Six--Macalaure 9,386 3 26 Apr 07
37 Chapter Thirty-Seven--Findekano 8,476 2 26 Apr 07
38 Chapter Thirty-Eight--Nolofinwe 8,018 2 26 Apr 07
39 Chapter Thirty-Nine--Maitimo 6,833 0 26 Apr 07
40 Chapter Forty--Maitimo 6,012 1 26 Apr 07
41 Chapter Forty-One--Maitimo 6,074 2 08 May 07
42 Chapter Forty-Two--Carnistir 3,938 2 10 May 07
43 Chapter Forty-Three--Carnistir 6,003 2 18 May 07
44 Chapter Forty-Four--Macalaure 6,986 1 30 May 07
45 Chapter Forty-Five--Macalaure 3,633 1 04 Jun 07
46 Chapter Forty-Six--Macalaure 6,170 2 08 Jun 07
47 Chapter Forty-Seven--Macalaure 7,175 0 21 Jun 07
48 Chapter Forty-Eight--Maitimo 5,849 0 21 Jun 07
49 Chapter Forty-Nine--Maitimo 5,581 1 21 Jun 07
50 Chapter Fifty--Maitimo 5,974 0 08 Aug 07
51 Chapter Fifty-One--Maitimo 6,722 1 08 Aug 07
52 Chapter Fifty-Two--Maitimo 5,022 1 08 Aug 07
53 Epilogue--Tyelkormo 1,519 1 08 Aug 07
Appx. Word Count 354,559 64  
 

 

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Another Man's Cage

Rhapsody - 21 Oct 06 - 12:47 PM

General Comment

Ow Dawn, the last chapters were such a delight to read. Where at first it was such a pleasure to follow Caranthir, Celegorm, and Maedhros, you treated us to magnificent insights from Nerdanel and Fingon. There is so much humour and delightful scenes in the past chapters that even I read it before it fulfils me again with so much mirth and joy. Especially Maglor's outbursts crack me up all the time. But as you know, Celegorm's pure interaction with nature is just the greatest inspiration you gave me and well, I thought you should know that.Heart

Another Man's Cage

Greywing - 25 Nov 06 - 12:06 PM

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Rarely is the present tense used so effectively.

Brilliant foreshadowing throughout.

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MerryK - 18 Jan 07 - 8:17 PM

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Dawn, this is probably the most beautiful story I have ever read in fanfiction! Your characters are absolutely brilliant in their uniqueness, your writing style is catchy and intriguiging, and above all, it is incredibly true to Tolkien. Your Feanor is, IMHO, perfect.

~MerryK 

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etondap - 14 Feb 07 - 5:05 PM

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This is truly one of my favorite stories, fanfiction or not. Incredibly well-written, engaging, and a great many other overused adjectives besides. It's not often we get to read non-emo/angsty stories about the House of Feanor, and this one is a real treat. I especially love how well you captured each of the characters' personalities.

A question regarding chapter 28:
"Stone. Thought. Share."
Could it, perhaps, be referring to the palantiri?

Another Man's Cage

Shasta - 24 Mar 07 - 6:30 PM

General Comment

I was dying to read this story, having seen so much positive feedback for it on the HASA front page. Having said that, every part of this story has exceeded even the high expectations I got from reading the comments. The four sons of Feanor that you chose to follow in this story have such uniquely wonderful personalities and are as well-developed as any character can be. The growing strain in Nerdanel's relationship with Feanor and Maglor's disillusionment with his brother is all too evident and realistic, considering their individual personalities.

Something I find especially great about stories that focus on personas whose fate is already known, is that their happiness is all the more poignant. It's nice to dream up happy endings for everyone, but I'm glad Tolkien made his world so unforgiving and believable.

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Sszvein - 03 May 07 - 12:21 PM

General Comment

How I loved your story! So much that I plowed through you 40 or so chapters in less than a week and cried at least ten times.

I had gotten used to Ithilwen's version of the characters, which I love also. Yours is quite different and I'm glad it didn't stop me from reading.

It feels as if we are among them; their emotions and thoughts are truly touching.

I await the next installment and hope you other stories with help me wait for it. =)

Another Man's Cage

SurgicalSteel - 12 Jan 09 - 3:29 PM

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This is an absolutely amazing story. I'd started it numerous times only to have to break away and kept restarting again from the beginning. I finally copied the whole thing to my Sony Reader over the holidays and read it over the course of a few days off. Loved the characterizations of Feanor and Nerdanel and each of the children. The strained relations between Feanor and his father and half-sibs were wonderfully done. You manage to make Aman feel like a real place, and I don't think I can say that about many other fics that are set there. Absolutely phenomenal - I'm glad I finally finished this, it was well worth the reading!

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Story Information

Author: Dawn Felagund

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Time of the Trees

Genre: General

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 08/08/07

Original Post: 06/28/05

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