Shadow Song: 1. Shadow Song

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1. Shadow Song

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Shadow Song 

Each sweet note she sings is lost in the  leaves or blanketed by the darkness.

A rustle, shadow upon shadow – Eöl.

"For lost of yore was Nimrodel -"

Breath stops.

The world stills.

Even pale Isil, she imagines, has paused on his voyage to hear that voice: dark and subtly nuanced, like the shadow of a cobweb in the night wind.

"Why dost thou falter, my lady Aredhel?" Raven-harsh now, chill and discordant as the clang of metal in the smithies. His eyes, eerily moon-shadowed, meet hers.

"Your singing, my lord, is – is beautiful."

It is the first time she has seen him smile.



A/N: I doubt the song of Nimrodel (sung by Legolas in Lothlórien – The Fellowship of the Ring) existed at the time my story is set – I simply thought it would be appropriate for Aredhel.


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: mistrali

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/28/08

Original Post: 06/28/08

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