Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Homecoming

Author: Nancy Brooke

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men: Gondor

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: PG -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Boromir Returns to Minas Tirith.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

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

Yes, Boromir comes home, excellent interpretation!

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel -- Score: N/A

Wow, sad but poignant little story. The images of all his forebears standing there, caught in flashback of their lives, and then himself, in a moment of his death. That really hit me, "arrows protruding from an empty breast".

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: N/A

A lovely vignette to close out Boromir's tale. It is only right that he should find his place among the shades of the Stewards, waiting for... what? Valediction, I suppose, to use a word another of my favorite ghost stories uses. Lyrical and satisfying.

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

Creepy. Very, very creepy. This is a wonderful little work that pulls from Gondor's troubled history and sets Boromir amongst the fallen. I have yet to decide whether or not he's been elevated to a hero, a martyr, or if he's still just a casualty in the fight to preserve Gondor, and I think that's the point of this little story. Whatever the result, though, Boromir is home. And we're left as readers to wonder what kind of home, which is exactly the way that this haunting little tale should end. Fabulous work.