HASA Stories

Comments for: When Trees Are Bare

Talk to Jael

If you are a HASA member, you must login to submit a comment.

We're sorry. Only HASA members may post comments. If you would like to speak with the author, please use the "Email Author" button in the Reader Toolbox. If you would like to join HASA, click here. Membership is free.



When Trees Are Bare

TariElfLady - 16 Apr 10 - 10:54 AM

Ch. 1: When Trees Are Bare

I can't believe no one commented on this wonderful tale.  It is known that Legolas lost his mother at an early age; you did a lovely job of depicting this sad episode in his .

Go to When Trees Are Bare

When Trees Are Bare

maeglin - 16 Apr 10 - 11:47 AM

Ch. 1: When Trees Are Bare

I agree that this is a great story - usual for Jael!  but is Legolas' mother's death really canon?  Of course, there is no Queen of Mirkwood mentioned in The Hobbit, but did JRRT actually write that she died?  In HOME, perhaps?

Anyway, great story!

Go to When Trees Are Bare

When Trees Are Bare

Jael - 16 Apr 10 - 12:03 PM

Ch. 1: When Trees Are Bare

No, Tolkien never wrote that Legolas's mother died or left Middle-earth.  I merely infer from the fact that Bilbo and the Dwarves didn't notice any Elvenqueen at the feast in the forest (a ceremonial occasion) there is some reason for that lack.  She could, of course, have been washing her hair that night, but I have extrapolated a story-verse in which she died.  It isn't canon -- just compatible with what was written.

Thank you, Tari and maeglin, for commenting!

Go to When Trees Are Bare

In Stories

Finding Story Comments

Only chapters with comments appear in the drop down list. "General Comments" are free floating and don't belong to a particular chapter.

To leave a comment for a chapter that doesn't appear in the drop-down list, go to that chapter and use the form on the page.

Donation Options

Keyword Search

Search story summaries and titles

Don't use commas. Separate words with spaces.