Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Blackbow

Author: Isabeau of Greenlea

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men: Incomplete - First Place

Story Type: Incomplete : Length: unknown
Rating: PG-13 -- Reason for Rating: some violence
Summary: How Hethlin became a Ranger of Ithilien.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: N/A

I have enjoyed the prequel to "Captain My Captain"; Mablung particularly stands out, although Lorend does get his deserved moment in the... shade. Always underfoot, that one! The relationship between Boromir and Faramir is nicely drawn, and for all that Hethlin spends several chapters speechless, she is a steady and expressive presence, and it's interesting to watch the Rangers, Faramir, and Boromir as they attempt to understand their newest and most unusual comrade. I rather liked that Boromir was the first of the brothers to appreciate Heth's potential and calling-of course he would, like recognizing like. I look forward to its continuation.

Reviewed by: Jilian -- Score: N/A

This what was missing from 'Captain' if anything was missing. How Hethlin became a Ranger, and the tale of how the Rangers found her and healed her. We see the frightened badly hurt girl survive, and start to trust her new friends, and to fall in love with Faramir; the beginnings of the Heth we all loved in 'Captain'