Listen to the Children Pray.
A poem I wrote in 2007.
I am a writer working on The Kingdom of the Woodland Realm Trilogy--the story of the rise of the kingdom ruled by Thranduil, son of Oropher and last king to rule. Unlike most fan fictions, the story, while being completely original does follow the History of Middle Earth given us by the great J.R.R. Tolkien extremely closely whenever there is an actual interaction within Middle Earth that directly affects the elves of the Woodland Realm. Also there is use of Middle Earth languages--not found in the films but by Tolkien himself. There are three books: Book I: The History of Eryn Galen, Book II: The Saga of Thranduil and Book III: To Eryn Lasgalen. I began last year with Book II (which is currently finished and is 360 pages long) and just started Book III. There is also Trenarn o Legolas Lasgalen--the diary of Legolas while on his Fellowship that is in Elvish and English. It is in English and Elvish and is part of the Appendix that will be filled with notes on research, genealogies and interesting tidbits on the 170+ new characters from the elves to the horses. Last night (with the alternate ending) TKWR Trilogy reached page 400--pretty remarkable since I complete Book II in less than a year (all the while reading 21+ Tolkien Histories and studying the languages and history over 70 years old. By the end of this story, you will hear from four generation of Elves from the Sundering to the departure at Mithlond and a lot of plot twist so confusing, I have to use my own appendix to keep up with everything. It truly is fan fiction on another level--not unseen but definitely keeping to the details of realism in a universe created by a genius.