2004 Award Category: Races: Hobbits: The Lord of the Rings - First Place
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Standing watch over the wounded at Cormallen, Eomer loses a few misconceptions and finds a new respect for the smallest warriors among them.
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Larian Elensar ✧ Score: N/A
Yep. Those hobbits are full of surprises, even for seasoned warriors and kings. Nice story.
Reviewed by: Ariel ✧ Score: N/A
*A lovely little study in the trials and tribulations of war, and how perceptions can change in the face of great trials. I enjoyed this piece a great deal.
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: N/A
Beautiful story that shows a surprising amount of depth and insight from Pippin. I've always admired Pippin and it's my opinion that he doesn't get nearly as much credit as he deserves, but that gripe is put to rest here. His conversation with Eomer is both subdued and optimistic, reassuring and sobering. Pippin presents an interesting combination of traits, and that final line of the story really got to me. It's something I can easily imagine Pippin saying at the end of LotR. Perhaps not at the beginning, but he changed quite a bit during the course of his journeys and this was a wonderful tribute to that fact. And on another note, I love the story's language. There seems to be this rolling rhythm to the narrative that is very much reminiscent of the Rohirrim. And as this is told from Eomer's perspective, that's very appropriate. Wonderfully eloquent and never overdone, a great bedside moment between Eomer and Pippin.
Reviewed by: Lindelea ✧ Score: N/A
How I love Cormallen stories, and this shines amongst the best. (Dare I hope, egotistically, I fear, that you might be referring to the poem "Too Young" in your ending? If not, well, then, we were merely thinking along the same lines, something that happens often with writers on my favourites' list...)
Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel ✧ Score: N/A
How interesting to have the chatter be between Pippen and Eomer! And yet sometimes that is the best way. To have two people who don't know each other very well speak so plainly. Sometimes we hide the truth from those we love.
Reviewed by: Sindohte ✧ Score: N/A
What a well written character study of a meeting between two such unlikely individuals. You managed to imbue Pippin with a depth that is often overlooked due to his continually playful nature. And as for Eomer, what can I say I say about the Third Marshall of the Riddermark? He is a man's man.
Reviewed by: Marigold Cotton ✧ Score: N/A
A very nice story. It was interesting to see a story where Pippin and Eomer had some interaction. I liked all of the dialogue here very much! It was a very realistic scene.