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The Last Temptation
 [1] Reviewer:Lady Masterblott Date:December 23, 2006 8:45 PM
Oh, goodness, this is so sad...

But altogether it makes sense. It's a bit like Galadriel passing the test and resisting the ring, IMHO, on a higher level... sparing the world a fourth Morgoth-Sauron-Saruman-like entity.

I especially liked the way you depicted her connection to the lands, and how the marring of her lands had deployed her of all powers and drained her.

It's not a "nice" story, but I liked it, nonetheless.

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 [2] Reviewer:Denise Date:December 28, 2006 6:40 AM
Oh, painful and sad and a very, very creative way of looking at this episode. Melian's actions are indeed strange, the way they are glossed over in the Silm. I liked your thoughts on this, and especially the vivid description of her connection to the land, and of her first embodiment for Thingol's sake.

Her temptation was presented realistically, with the loss of these two little ones the "last straw." The vision of what she would become - a mirror of Morgoth - was painted so clearly that it was a bit of a shock to find that it was truly vision, and that in the end she let Eru's plan unfold untrammelled.

Great story!

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