Kindred Spirits

Author: annmarwalk

Nominator: Marta

2005 Award Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble

Story Type: Drabble  ✧  Length: N/A

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: n/a

Summary: Gandalf ponders his relationship with Faramir.

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Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: 4

Now this was definitely an interesting take on the relationship between Faramir and Gandalf. I know Gandalf had a lot of faith and trust in Faramir, and Faramir seems to return the feelings, but the idea that Faramir might awake such fatherly feelings in Gandalf was a great notion. I'm quite taken with it, actually, particularly in light of the fact that Faramir's own father was sometimes less than pleased with his son.

Reviewed by: EdorasLass  ✧  Score: 3

I found this particularly touching - Gandalf musing on what it would be like to have a child- because he would, wouldn't he? And I love the notion that Gandalf considers Faramir to be the son he will never have. Makes me wonder if Faramir has any idea...

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: 3

A very interesting moment, one that fits, I think, with a Maia's distance from mortal relations and Gandalf's curiosity. Gandalf won't have children, and in a sense, fatherhood is a mystery, as is the turn of fate that makes Denethor Faramir's father.

Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon  ✧  Score: 2

Awwww. A great extrapolation on the depth of Gandalf's fondness for Faramir. A lot of credible feeling in just a few words.

Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: 2

Mmm, nice. You have captured the joy of procreation and family quite of life, by casting it in the eyes of one who can never know it.

Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen  ✧  Score: 1

An interesting view of Gandalf.