{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copies left
You can choose from our best books below
Crystal Rovnyak would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Fire Serpents

By Crystal Rovnyak

Adventure / Fantasy

Chapter 1; Past of My Past

I DO NOT OWN ANYTHING LOTR’S, ONLY MY OC RAWERU.

Chapter 1:

My story is one of sadness, hope and horror. My name is Raweru, daughter of Lord Elrond. I’ve lived in Rivendell alongside my twin brothers Elladan and Elrohir as well as with my twin sister Arwen. While my siblings resembled my parents with their darkened hair and grey eyes, I on the other hand, was born with blonde hair and amber eyes. My grandmother used to tell me that I was destined for a live of pain. I never understood what she meant by that but I always kept those words buried inside my mind.

My twin sister and I were always so different yet we were unbreakably bonded. She wished to learn the arts of healing like my father but I, well I wished nothing more than to become a great Elvish warrior. My father used to tell us of the Great War against Sauron. How, once long ago Men and Elves formed The Last Alliance to destroy the evil.

After the defeat of Sauron, my father Lord Elrond remained in Rivendell and hosted the first White Council, attended by Galadriel, who would later be known as my grandmother, at which it was decided that Lord Elrond's home, the Last Homely House, would remain the last stronghold west of the Misty Mountains, and that the Three Rings then held by Gil-Galad and Galadriel would remain hidden. It was also here that my father first met my mother Celebrían, the daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel.

During the Third Age, my father Lord Elrond wed my mother Celebrían. Then 21 years later my twin brothers were born and following 11 years after them, my sister and I were bless by life. Four children the lord and lady were blessed with. However, one child stood out from the rest. I was different from the moment I breathed my first bit of air. While my brothers and sister had dark hair and grey eyes, I was graced with Blonde hair and amber eyes. Regardless of my hair and eyes, my parents loved me just as much. My mother would often take me on walks to the waterfalls and father would show me the different herbs of healing.

My brothers would frequently teach me to weld a sword and handle a bow. We tried to keep that from our father but somehow he always knew what my brothers and I were doing. I was rather good for a young female elf but not as good as my brothers of course. My sister Arwen would join us at times but she enjoyed assisting father more.

My mother raised my sister and me to be graceful as well as radiant in everything from our voice to our movements. She used to tell us that one day we would meet that one soul that will bond our lives together. Arwen wanted nothing more than to believe in that truth, but I never seemed to give it much thought. You see, Arwen was known in the lands as Arwen Undómiel or Evenstar. Elves would come from all over to be graced with her presence. No one could compare to her beauty, except for our mother of course.

*******************

The night sky had just departed while waking the morning sun. Today was the day that I had been waiting for. My mother, Celebrían and I were embarking on a small journey to my grandmothers in Lothlórien. It had been so long since I’ve seen my grandparents. However, my father did not wish us to travel for he had a fear that something was amiss. I begged him nonetheless to let us go and my mother missed her family dearly. My father could not refuse us.

We traveled on horseback and with only two Rivendell guards on our way there.

After sometime of being in Lothlórien, my mother and I had been enjoying ourselves to the fullest.

On the eve of our departure, grandmother found me sitting in a tree.

“Come here granddaughter. Let us take a walk.” Lady Galadriel requested.

I only smiled politely as followed beside her. I knew where we were going. Every visit, she would ask me if I wished to look upon the mirror and every time I would respectfully decline. I would be a fool to say that I was not afraid to know what my life could possibly hold.

Walking across the stone set forth, we arrived to the water mirror. My grandmother looked curiously at me, as if she already knew something.

“Will you still not look upon the mirror child of my child? Your sister and brothers have. Do you not wish to know?” she asked me curious as to why I would not look.

I looked to the mirror where my grandmother stood beside. “Forgive me for I do not wish to know yet. You once told me that my life hung in the balance of another. I do not wish to know who that may be… friend of foe grandmother. Forgive me for I must show cowardness.” I spoke softly to the Lady.

I knew my grandmother loved me and would not tell me anything without my request but I could tell that she was hiding something. “Dear child, you do not show anything but strength. Not many would choose to face the world unknown. Just know this; I am here whenever you may need me.” My grandmother told me before walking off back to her chambers.

I remained where I was, unable to move. It was as if the mirror was calling to me but I could not. I must not. I will not know might become of me for I will make my own destiny.

The morning arose and it was time for our departure. As much as I loved Lothlórien, I missed Rivendell even more. I ran my hand over my black horse named Duirro (meaning river-bank). As a little onel, I found him standing in the shallow river. He followed me home that day and ever since then, he has been one of my best friends.

While my thoughts took ahold of my mind, I overheard the caption of the guard behind me.

“My lady Raweru, we must be going now.” Haldir informed me.

I turned to him and smiled, “of course Haldir, we are ready and thank you for going with us to the edge land. I know your duty is to protect these lands. I am sorry we are taking you away from that.” I said to him. I did feel bad that my grandfather ordered Haldir to accompany us to the outskirts of the land.

“It is no trouble my lady. I am glad Lord Celeborn entrusted me with your protection. Even if it is half way.” He told me. Haldir was always so sweet to me. On my previous travels, Haldir would always spar with me. I was no match for him however, but he was a great trainer. My grandparent’s never forbid me from training with him as much as they did my sister which I always thought as odd.

My mother and I rode away from her childhood home Lothlórien and started towards Rivendell. As promised, Haldir and his guard accompanied us to the outskirts of Rivendell.

The company held fast as Haldir spoke to my mother and I. “Daro! [Halt?] This is as far as we can take you Lady Celebrían… Lady Raweru.”

“Le fael [Thank you] Haldir. You have done us a great service.” She told him then her eyes met mine.

“Gwaem [Let’s Go] Raweru. We must meet the Rivendell boarder by nightfall.” She told me rounding her horse.

“Of course mother! At once.” I stated. I gave a small smile to the captain. “I hope you see you again captain. Until we meet again mellon [friend].” I told him then riding off with my mother.


Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Jade Niday: This book has a really great plot. The author really makes you feel connected to the main character. There are twist around every corner you never see coming.. Great read for sure and I can't wait to see what happens next.

CookieMonster911: The story overall was an adventure that is appealing to any age. The way the characters develop adds a more human characteristic to the novel. The writing style itself is amazing because you can learn every character's thoughts and emotions. The awkward love triangle and jerk moments adds to the ...

Olivia N J Hamel: I want this book. I love it so much. It is so enjoyable to read and to have a copy of this always, I would be very happy, to always be able to come back and look at it again.

Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...

Flik: Hi! ^.^ huge fan of yours on ff.net! When I saw the note about this contest on The Way We Smile, I couldn't help but rush over here, create an account, and vote! XD Seriously love this story and would recommend it to anyone! :D best FT fanfiction out there. Amazing story, amazing concept that wa...

daneliacapote116: This was one of my favorites! When you start reading you want to continue I can't wait for the rest of the novel!! The characters where awesome! Everything was great. I encourage you to read this novel, your going to love it it and want to read it more and more !!

Laraine Smith: Your story is both sweet and beautiful! You are a true artist! Keep up the great work! I also love the picture that you chose for your book! :)

spooky jedi: Love your story!I really hope more people read this story!Its amazing!! The plot is very unique and different, which is very good to have in a world full of stories. You have very complex and intellectual plot line, with your many loveable character and that hint of 'will they, won't they' is ju...

littlebunnypoopoos: Omg this was so amazing! The ending was a little bad and predictable. But otherwise, I need a second book or I'll die :D The character development was excellent and the whole romance, action, and suspense was superb

More Recommendations

Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...

ArgyrisMetaxas: Thrilling story which builds layer ontop of layer. A few mis spellings every few chapters. What I found special was that it took a modern day problem and took it to its logical conclusion and plays this realism with gritting precision. I'm always on edge ready to shout from adrenaline. This is gr...

rudyoxborough46: An action-packed, mystical adventure awaits anyone wishing to read this novel. I’m amazed at how well you’ve managed to flesh out the characters in this book, and I hope to read more of your work.I’ve read books about goblins and elves and all that mumbo-jumbo before, and most accounts of these c...

re8622: The Last Exodus quickly grabbed my attention. Almost as soon as I started reading the story, I couldn't put it down. I found that the ideas the author put forth were very thought provoking given the turmoil we have seen gradually rise over the last several years. I felt that I could understand th...

maewilde25: I am so in love with this story!!! captivated me till the very end, there wasn't a dull moment. Didn't particularly enjoy the lay out and some bits of info was missing along with how a 21 year old man amassed so much wealth that needed to be explained other than that and a few spelling errors, th...

Erin Crowley: The concept here is really strong, but the execution is definitely lacking. Tenses, grammar, etc are all off, with at least one or more errors per 'Page' on my phone. The writing style is almost broken- sentences move into each other awkwardly, and are filled with an excess of "filler words", lik...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.