TheSilmarillionWriters'Guild

Home  |  Most Recent  |  Authors  |  Titles  |  Search  |  Series  |  Podfics  |  Top Tens  |  Login  |    |  




One Star in the Sky, Book 1: Rebirth by VCalien2015

[Reviews - 6] Printer

Summary:

The Dagor Dagorath approaches, and nearly all of those slain in the wars of the past Ages have been reborn to prepare themselves for the Last Battle. Among them is Curufinwë Fëanáro, last to leave the Halls of Mandos and tasked with earning his redemption. Fëanáro and his kin begin together the days which will lead them to the End, the guilt of the past mingling with joy long-lost, recalling at last what it is to truly live. Canon-divergent in spots.

 


Rated: Teens
Characters: Fëanor, Fingolfin, Finwë, Nerdanel, Original Character(s), Sons of Fëanor
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Mature Themes, Violence--Mild
Challenges:
Series: One Star in the Sky
Chapters: 22 Completed: Yes
Word count: 131265 Read: 10508
Published: September 01, 2014 Updated: February 04, 2017

1. Grace - Part I by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 1] (2044 words)

In which the prisoner recalls the Void and the release of his soul from it.

 

2. Grace - Part II by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (2893 words)

In which the prisoner's mind is a dark place, but Light is the mother of Shadow and will always triumph.

3. Grace - Part III by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 1] (2483 words)

In which the prisoner is no longer a prisoner and has an important conversation with his keeper.

 

4. Homecoming - Part I by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (3169 words)

In which the Reborn has the first of his reunions, as well as a run-in with an old rival.

5. Homecoming - Part II by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (2764 words)

In which the Reborn and his rival have a painful conversation that comes to a rather pleasant ending.

6. Homecoming - Part III by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (2568 words)

In which the Reborn reunites with his lady wife.

 

7. Homecoming - Part IV by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 1] (2542 words)

In which the Reborn lays to rest a demon from his past, once and for all.

8. Homecoming - Part V by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 2] (4014 words)

In which the Reborn is reunited with his beloved sons, and the emotions of all parties run high.

9. Rekindling - Part I by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (3699 words)

In which the Reborn meets a strange little spirit who will shape the future of Arda.

10. Rekindling - Part II by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (3758 words)

In which a feast is held, the Telerin ambassador is extremely wise, and not everyone is pleased about the Reborn's return.

11. Rekindling - Part III by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (3365 words)

In which Reborn recovers from his brush with death and rekindles relationships with several family members along the way.

 

12. Rekindling - Part IV by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (4985 words)

In which the Reborn is in his own personal Void and his eldest son refuses to stand for it.

 

 

13. Formenos - Part I by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (4558 words)

In which the Reborn and his family begin their journey to the fortress of the Exiles.

14. Formenos - Part II by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (14424 words)

In which the journey to Formenos ends, and unfortunate circumstances force the Reborn to confront the many demons that dwell in the city.

15. Formenos - Part III by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (9840 words)

In which the Reborn is reacquainted with more of Formenos, including a long-lost member of his family, and continues to bridge the gap dividing him from his half-brothers.

16. Formenos - Part IV by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (7912 words)

In which the Reborn meets an old friend and makes an attempt to lay the ghost of the First Kinslaying.

17. Formenos - Part V by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (9907 words)

In which a summer is passed at the hunting lodge and the Reborn finally (officially) takes his place as high prince of his people.

18. Formenos - Part VI by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (8412 words)

In which a memorial is held and Rhavloth Cullasseth tells her story.

19. Alqualondë - Part I by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (9922 words)

In which the Reborn is summoned to the city of the Teleri and finds that his task there is going to be more difficult than even he had imagined.

20. Alqualondë - Part II by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 1] (11388 words)

In which peace conferences, public and private, are held.

21. Alqualondë - Part III by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (8130 words)

In which loose ends are tied up in the city of the Teleri and peace is made on multiple fronts.

22. Epilogue - Meren Encuivië by VCalien2015 [Reviews - 0] (8488 words)

So, here we are: the last chapter of "Rebirth," and the end of the first book of the "One Star" trilogy! I feel I should say few words in honor of the first novel-length work I have ever finished, and one I am very proud of.

I started this story more than two years ago as an attempt to show the Silmarillion fandom a side of Curufinwë Fëanáro that is rarely seen. In fanfiction, the focus is often on the last few years of Fëanáro's life, when he made his worst decisions, and this has created a widespread negative view of his character. My intention with "Rebirth" was certainly not to justify Fëanáro's actions, but to show that there is more to him. Before he was an oath-maker and kinslayer, he was a brilliant, curious individual: a scholar, an artist, a husband and father. Most critically, he was a son who so loved his father that he was driven to madness at Finwë's death. This story was meant to explore these facets of his character and follow Fëanáro as he reclaims them out of the darkness of his past. I knew long before I started writing this that his road to redemption would be a long one, but never has he been irredeemable in my eyes, and certainly not evil. I hope that those of you who came into this story not liking Fëanáro have been shown a different view of his character, and that those of you who support him, as I do, now support him more fervently still.

Finally, be aware that this chapter is much more narration-based than previous chapters, more like the first arc where our protagonist is in Mandos.

This has been an amazing journey, on which I've grown up alongside Fëanáro, and I've loved every minute of it. I am very pleased to present to you the last chapter in "Rebirth," and I hope you enjoy! See you in the next book! :)