2008 Award Category: Genres: Adventure
Story Type: Story ✧ Length: Short Story
Rating: General ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: The fellowship faces a great challenge.
Reviewed by: Antane ✧ Score: 4
A frightening time for Frodo as he is being consumed already by Ring lust and then the terrifying fear that he has lost the Ring, his Ring. I was a bit scared myself thinking the Ring was lost and then we have Frodo's joy that it has not been, not only the Quest saved, but the Ring is still his. The violation of the heart and soul that was part of all Ring-bearers' is shown here well and that is an ache.
Reviewed by: SurgicalSteel ✧ Score: 4
An angsty piece, in which the Ring is lost while the Fellowship is in Hollin, and must be found. Most of the action though, is really in Frodo's head - the fear that he's losing himself to desire for the Ring. Aragorn tries to give Frodo a bit of comfort over those issues once the Ring's recovered, but you get the feeling that Frodo's not really believing him. Definitely angsty.
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: 4
Now here's a pretty piece of panic! The One Ring, the destruction of which would free Middle-earth, goes missing! I love the way this story builds around that premise without going too far astray. Frodo's physical symptoms of losing the Ring are vividly portrayed, and the panic of the rest of the company is keenly felt. The story taps into that shocking feeling of losing one's wallet or car keys, except that the Ring is a little more important than either of those. Great little vignette that sticks close to the heart of the story.
Reviewed by: Larner ✧ Score: 3
Had the Ring somehow become lost along the way, how would everyone within the Fellowship have reacted. Claudia has given us an idea of how it might have been. I like the brooding Frodo experiences.
Reviewed by: Dreamflower ✧ Score: 3
A very creepy bit of speculation--what if the Ring had been lost in the early days of the Quest? Yet it's not AU. Frodo's panic and the reactions of the others are very believable... Yet why did it happen in the first place? That the author does not answer that question leaves the reader with a bit of unease--in a good way.
Reviewed by: Linda Hoyland ✧ Score: 3
A fascinating "what if "?story that explores how Frodo might feel if he lost the Ring.Most interesting to me were the reactions of his companions. I enjoyed this skilfully told tale very much.
Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon ✧ Score: 3
A very normal thing to have happened on a fantastic quest, to lose a powerful sorcerous object out of sheer normal weariness or foolishness - I love the notion, and it is very effectively explored here. Gandalf's line about the fragility of the fate of Middle-earth is just wonderful, very Tolkienesque.
Reviewed by: nancylea ✧ Score: 1
tricksey, tricksey he is