All Else Fades
2005 Award Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits
Story Type: Story ✧ Length: Short Story
Rating: PG-13 ✧ Reason for Rating: Angst.
Summary: Sam must make a difficult decision after Shelob fells Frodo.
Reviewed by: Tanaqui ✧ Score: 5
This is an insightful movie!verse AU in which Claudia explores Sams thoughts as he treks across Mordor, believing Frodo has perished and he must complete the quest. I like the way Claudia has shown Sams understanding of Frodos torment and why Frodo empathised with Gollum. Sams fear that, with the Ring destroyed, Frodo would have become as empty and driven as Stinker is strongly conveyed. And the attack sequence is well conceived. There were some very minor stylistic issues that troubled me, but they didnt detract from an excellent story.
Reviewed by: Rabidsamfan ✧ Score: 2
This powerful AU sends Sam into Mordor alone, thinking that he has left Frodo dead behind him at Cirith Ungol. But Frodo is alive, and following, and the encounter between them when he catches up at last is enough to wring your heart.
Reviewed by: Dreamflower ✧ Score: 1
A very angsty movie verse look at Sam's thoughts when he held the Ring.