An ambitious young Noldorin man of Ost-in-Edhil lands a coveted appointment as an apprentice to the most skilled master smith of the Gwaith-i-Mirdain: Istyar Aulendil. The apprentice's mentor, a prodigy of the Aulënossë, has been sent to Middle-earth by the Valar and has knowledge of exotic and wondrous technology. Istyar Aulendil also has notoriously high standards. The apprentice must meet his mentor's expectations if he is to become a journeyman and work on an important new initiative.
MEFA 2008: First Place, Villains, General.
Adult rating is given for mature references , but in particular for examination of a mortal man's disturbed thoughts and sexual predilections: non-consensual sex and pederasty are commented upon in Chapters 7 & 9, but there are no explicit descriptions of such. The Adult rating is also given for some violent imagery in Chapter 12. As for the alternative history and my abiding affection for "scientifiction," well, forewarned is forearmed.
|1||Foreword||1,349||0||18 Dec 11|
|2||Indistinguishable from Magic||2,224||0||18 Dec 11|
|3||The Interview||4,763||0||18 Dec 11|
|4||Elementary Psychokinetic Materials Science||4,010||0||18 Dec 11|
|5||Fieldwork in Tharbad||5,196||0||18 Dec 11|
|6||Illuminati||3,225||0||18 Dec 11|
|7||All Rings Great and Small||2,258||0||18 Dec 11|
|8||Principles of Pathology||1,371||0||18 Dec 11|
|9||Studies in Confidence||1,545||0||18 Dec 11|
|10||Heart of Darkness||3,146||0||18 Dec 11|
|11||Initiation Rites||1,947||0||18 Dec 11|
|12||The View from the Barad-dûr||2,834||0||18 Dec 11|
|13||Derivations of Hope||5,453||0||16 Feb 12|
|Appx. Word Count||39,321||0|