Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

As the Gentle Rain

Author: Lindelea

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Post-War of the Ring

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: PG-13 -- Reason for Rating: violence, graphic torture
Summary: The Travellers return to Gondor for a visit, revisiting old haunts, stirring old memories, encountering old wonders and old dangers, and new ones.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Marigold Cotton -- Score: N/A

Wow, just when we thought the hobbits were safe and snug! I particularly liked the bits with Merry and Pippin of course, in Rohan, and Lin's descriptions of their relationship. This was a very exciting and emotional section of the story. This is another story that fits well into the universe that the author has created, and it's amazing how she keeps track of all the little details of her other stories that she is able to fit into each subsequent story. It was really interesting to read that a small colony of hobbits had relocated to Gondor, an example of how what happened in the Shire changed some hobbits, or affected their long-term health. Most authors usually write all of the hobbits in the Shire bouncing back right away, but some had to have suffered some long-term emotional or physical damage.