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Author: Lindelea

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men: Gondor

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Beregond's friendship with Pippin, from their first meeting until their parting.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: N/A

Once again, the hobbits are robbed for words in a serious moment. I love how both Merry and Pippin dance around their fears in this drabble.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar -- Score: N/A

Wow! I simply loved this and have recommended it to several others so far. I'm not usually interested in reading men or hobbits, but the summary interested me. I was so glad I'd taken the time to read it. I never gave much thought to what Beregond went through while waiting to find out his fate. Now I won't be able to imagine anything else, I'm sure. My only piece of criticism is that, unless it's the difference between UK and US spellings, wagons (from chapter 2, I believe) only has one 'g'. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Beregond and Targon through your eyes. Very well done!

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: N/A

Interesting point of view, here. I had never really thought of Beregond under the troll, but you present an interesting account of him here.

Reviewed by: Fourth Moon -- Score: N/A

A story about characters who can still crack jokes when buried beneath a dead troll is right up my allee. But there's more to it than jokes: Lindelea manages to write again what I already read in LotR without sounding as if she was just repeating. Instead she reinvents and invents new aspects, seen through Beregond's eyes - an interesting contrast to seeing the White City through Pippin's eyes in the book. The shifting between the two plot lines - starting with Beregorn trapped beneath the troll / Beregond meeting Pippin - manages to build suspense, but not frustrate when the plot line changes again. Also: Lindelea manages to get the feeling of kindness and otherness of elves over, and that is very difficult to do (and not often works as well as it does here).