2007 Award Category: Genres: Drama: The Fellowship
Story Type: Story ✧ Length: Short Story
Rating: Teen ✧ Reason for Rating: Portrayal of Denethor as a harsh and punitive father. Contains a severe punishment scene.
Summary: Boromir and Pippin share tales of their homelands and discover both differences and similarities, but most especially they find they share a kinship of love of family.(n/a)
Reviewed by: PipMer ✧ Score: 4
What a heart-breaking and angsty little tale. My heart went out to Boromir and Faramir in this, especially little Faramir, who so needed to be protected from his abusive father. The portrayal of Denethor was very eerie; movie-Denethor could easily have been this person. It broke my heart to see the difference between Pippin's upbringing and Boromir's. Boromir deserved so much more. Well done, Cathleen.
Reviewed by: obsidianj ✧ Score: 3
It is amazing how many similarities the members of the Fellowship can find, although they belong to so many different races. In this tale it is Boromir and Pippin who have a look at their similarities. The characters of Boromir and Pippin ring true and Gandalf really reminds me of a mother hen sometimes in the books.
Reviewed by: Linda hoyland ✧ Score: 3
This touching story nicely shows the growing bond between Pippin and Boromir. Both love their families and miss them, but Pippin can barely comprehend Boromir's harsh background. Boromir's love for his brother is very apparent here,even being willing to draw Denethor's wrath away from him.
Reviewed by: Larner ✧ Score: 3
Pippin and Boromir are realizing they have a good deal in common--except for fathers, with Pippin having a problem understanding how Denethor could be as he was toward his sons. But they both find Gandalf's care for them reminds them of.... Sad and yet heartening at the same time.
Reviewed by: Nancy Brooke ✧ Score: 1
The Steward's Son and the Thain's have much in common and it's nice to see it drawn out here.