To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Author: Blackbird Song

Nominator: PipMer

2007 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Ithilien

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: Teen  ✧  Reason for Rating: Some sexual references.

Summary: Nightmares, both waking and sleeping, trouble Pippin and Merry in Buckland and Ithilien

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Reviewed by: PipMer  ✧  Score: 4

This story is very well written, primarily from Merry's point of view. The despair he feels in Ithilien is felt keenly by this reviewer as Merry thinks that Pippin has passed on. The flaring up of hope again was also keenly felt, even more intensely. The love between Merry and Pippin is so obvious and deeply felt. I just wanted to wrap my arms around them and hug them both!

Reviewed by: Mews1945  ✧  Score: 3

A powerful tale of nightmares that come to Pippin and Merry first in Buckland before the quest begins, and later in Ithilien, after the final battle before the Black Gates. It is also a deeply emotional exploration of the bonds between them, of a love that binds them closer than either even realizes.

Reviewed by: Llinos  ✧  Score: 3

The deep love between these two is very clear in this story. I especially liked the first part, set in Buckland. The descriptions were very well done. Pippin's prophetic dream was very Tookish!