Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Through a Glass

Author: Altariel

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men - Third Place

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Faramir's answer to the challenge question: Eowyn, heroine or deserter? Gapfiller set during RotK.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

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

Great visual, their hands meeting. Amazing how two such broken people can help make each other whole. Well done.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: N/A

This fic left me feeling a bit hollowed out, which is what I imagine Faramir felt, examining his life from the merciless position of the outside observer who nonetheless has all the knowledge of inner weaknesses, real or imagined. The psychic landscape reflected in the looking glass is all too clearly laid bare and twisted by melancholy. I'm still not quite sure that the narrative device, which becomes clear in the last line of the story, works fully, but it's an interesting play of point of views. As in other stories, so here: healing does not come in solitude, but in shared suffering and forgiveness.

Reviewed by: Elanor -- Score: N/A

A nice gap-filler which for my taste feels a bit too modern in the chosen words and recounted thoughts. But the story line is well crafted. And the parts which invoke the picture of the mirror are really well done. Moreover, the change of point of view from third person to first person after the words "The world tilts into focus." is masterly crafted.