2005 Award Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble
Story Type: Drabble ✧ Length: Short Story
Rating: PG-13 ✧ Reason for Rating: torture
Summary: Arador (Aragorn's grandfather) is tortured by the enemy's agents in the Coldfells.
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: 6
I probably should have paid more attention to the drabble's name before I read it. It's...well, the tie-in with the story is gruesome while at the same time being admirable. In a twisted sort of way. I actually have to agree with Tegrib. I'm impressed. Arador is certainly a man to be reckoned with, and thank goodness for that. If he wasn't, Arathorn might not have been around long enough to father a child. Good stuff. The only problem is that now I want the full story on Arador. I want explanations and I want to give the poor guy a break! I don't suppose there's any chance of making a long story out of this, is there? Pretty please? With sugar on top and a cookie on the side?
Reviewed by: Marta ✧ Score: 3
How delightfully orcsy, to delight in torment -- and for Tegrid to realise that that "fun" was not for him, that he had more important things to go about. And the dunadan's silence and quick thinking seemed very in-character for that group. Well done.
Reviewed by: Aliana ✧ Score: 2
While most drabbles seem to hinge on a turn in conversation or a small, gap-filling epiphany, this one is striking for its grimness and gore. A nicely-done "fleshing out" of what must have been a painful bit of history.
Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen ✧ Score: 2
AN interestng drabble. I like the way that whilst being so dark it is actually light for while it is about tourcher, it reflects hope and the future to come.
Reviewed by: Llinos ✧ Score: 2
Dwim can be so brilliantly scary at need. This certainly sent shivers both up and down my spine, as I curled my tongue up with a shudder.
Reviewed by: Azalais ✧ Score: 1
Ewwww. The title says it all, really. Brutally effective and horrible.
Reviewed by: sulriel ✧ Score: 1
oh yikes. well. - and ... yikes. *shudder*