Morwen and Eredh

Author: Chris

Nominator: Marta

2005 Award Category: Races/Places: Rohan: Romance

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: mild sexual suggestion

Summary: Named for a Queen known as Steelsheen, Morwens'greatest test of strength comes not during battle, but in surviving. Her mettle is proven by living joyfully in the uncertain and all too brief days she has with her Ranger.

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Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: 4

I enjoyed how this snapshot seemed to encompass an entire world. It's an ordinary life, but it's made extraordinary by what the people who live it had to endure in order to gain it. And that comes through very clearly in the narrative, particularly the last lines that detail the past. It serves as a stark contrast to the very simple and very content present. Nicely written.

Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: 3

This is a delicious tale: an ordinary man and woman on an ordinary day, yet the story keeps from being mundane. The love between them is palpable, but so are the demands that vie to keep them apart (at least until sunset) -- which of course is true of real life. It was nice to see that captured.

Reviewed by: sulriel  ✧  Score: 3

What a lovely, enjoyable view of everyday life, the daily grind of an average couple in love. The settled yet excitable passion is well-written, I especially like how they think of each other throught the day and anticipate their nights together.