Saturday, May 15, 2010

HASA Reviewed Stories May 2010

Since the previous Bulletin 6 new stories have been reviewed and there are currently 9 stories in review. Reviews couldn’t exist without authors submitting stories and reviewers reviewing them. So a big Thank You for the work to all of you!

Stories in review
As I type this, there are 9 stories waiting for reviewers, so please head over and review! (Remember to log in before you follow the link.)

Of course, member participation is crucial for reviews. The more people are involved in reviewing, the more opinions are represented. Just as importantly, having more people involved means that stories pass through review more quickly - which is good for everyone.

If you are an active reviewer, why not go and check out a story? Or, if you are a writer, take the plunge and submit a story for review!

Becoming a reviewer
If you're not an active reviewer, but think you can spare a bit of time... – even if you just review one or two stories in a month, every review is welcome. If you are logged in, you can sign up here if you've been a member of HASA for thirty days or more.

Put one in, take one out
By submitting a story for review, you are asking nine other members to read and evaluate it. So why not do for the other authors who have a story in review what you'd like other reviewers to do for you: check out one of the stories already in review and give it a read. Or: put one in, take one out...

Reviewed story spotlight
These stories have passed through review since the previous bulletin. Congratulations to all authors; well done!

Beyond the Mountain Passes by Thundera Tiger
Rating: General
Genre: General
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War
Summary: When a certain elf and dwarf first agreed to join the Fellowship, they only promised to go as far as the mountain passes. At what point did they decide to keep going? And perhaps more importantly, why? A Lothlórien gapfiller featuring Gimli and Legolas.

The Battle of the Kitchen by Raksha
Rating: General
Genre: General
Era: 4th Age
Summary: Peace does not always extend below stairs, as Faramir learns one evening in the early Fourth Age.

Changing Views on Wisdom by Larner
Rating: General
Genre: General
Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Summary: Once Bilbo thought his father's advice to be predictable was the height of wisdom. Time, however, came to temper his understanding of what wisdom is like. A series of true drabbles.

Orcs in Hobbiton by The Lauderdale
Rating: Adult
Genre: General
Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War
Summary: AU. Two years after Sauron won the war, his Orcs have come to a Shire under Saruman's dominion. The hobbits that are its proper inhabitants are caught in the middle. Told in drabbles and drabble-increments (200, 300, etc.)

A Choice of Life or Death by Larner
Rating: General
Genre: Drama
Era: 3rd Age - The Kings
Summary: Preceding the final Battle of Fornost, a soldier from Angmar finds himself at the point of death from starvation and thirst after being separated from his company in the wake of a rockfall. He is succored by individuals he'd never thought to meet, in a manner he'd never foreseen.

Promise and Sorrow by Virtuella
Rating: General
Genre: General
Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War
Summary: Six unnamed people from different parts of Middle-earth tell the story of how the Ring War affected them.


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