2004 Award Category: Races: Hobbits: Post-War of the Ring
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Peregrin Took did not automatically follow his father, Paladin, as Thain. This is the story of how he proved himself to the rest of the Tooks, earning the right to be called The Took, and Thain.
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Ariel ✧ Score: N/A
*I nice little adventure/action story that is right up my professional alley (subjectwise). The author presents a fairly believable premise and executes it with spare, entertaining style. Another rip-roaring story and an easy read.
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: N/A
I very much enjoyed this I wouldn't call it a coming of age, but Pippin certainly shows the other Tooks why he is more than ready to be a Thain, and what I love best is that Pippin is such an unconscious leader. It comes very naturally to him, especially in a crisis. We saw inklings of this in LotR when he was captured by the Uruk-hai, and it comes out here as they struggle to deal with the fires. Everard's change of heart in the end was very well-timed. I liked him, despite his occasional hostility, and the fact that he would admit (publicly, no less) to making a mistake only reinforces my liking. Great ensemble cast of characters and hats off to Lindelea for realizing that even the Tooks might think twice about being led by someone who went off to "foreign parts."
Reviewed by: Marigold Cotton ✧ Score: N/A
There are some really exciting and dramatic moments in this story. It's amazing how Lindelea manages to keep all of the facts straight from story to story, including this one, yet she does. The attention to detail is well done here. As always, everyone is in character, and entertainingly written as per Lindelea's universe. I appreciate the length of the story, as it allows the reader to really become involved in the plot.