Welcome to the second stage of the Silmarillion Awards!
Nominations for the Most Nefarious Villain Silmaril are now closed, and the top five "seconded" characters have moved on to the voting round. Can you believe there were fifty-six nominations?
Here were the Top Five:
The White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the White Witch has declared herself Queen of Narnia and has cast a spell over the land which makes it always winter, but never Christmas. With her wand, she is able to turn any naysayers into stone.
The Dragon from The Tales of Goldstone Wood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. The Dragon marks those who have lost their hearts through tragedy or false love with a kiss on the brow. Those who have been kissed turn into dragons, burning from the inside until their human bodies become horribly twisted.
Lady Life-in-Death from The Tales of Goldstone Wood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. In return for service, Lady Life-in-Death grants you your heart's desire. However, this deal may not seem so sweet when you find out the price of your heart's desire in enslavement.
Princess Davira from the Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight. Davira is the daughter of an emperor, but does not act like it. She is ice-cold, ruthless, and used to having her own way.
Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. The Ministry of Magic is anxious to quell rumors about the return of Voldemort, so they send Dolores Umbridge to teach their lies. They eventually give Umbridge so much power that she is an unstoppable, tyrannical bully.
The voting form contains the top five nominations from all ten categories, so if you have already gone through the form on someone else's blog, there is no need to go through it again. If you haven't gone through the voting form yet, do so here:
Voting will remain open until July 14 and, after that, your favorite Lord of the Rings characters will be presenting the Silmaril Awards to the winners!