From the Other Riverbank

Author: Dwimordene

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men: Gondor

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: R  ✧  Reason for Rating: mature themes related to homosexuality

Summary: Gondor on the brink of war is a political crucible. Those who would dwell in it must learn never to blink, even when old loyalties are in doubt and faith in the most basic relationships is shaken.

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Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: N/A

I don't usually read slash, especially not with incestuous pairings, but this came as close as any I have ever read to making such a scenario "work". It's so refreshing to see a piece treat the social implications seriously instead of just brushing them to the side.

Reviewed by: Elanor  ✧  Score: N/A

The most powerful writer I know. Dwimordene writes so well that I followed her through 'From the other riverbank' and was overwhelmed by her vision. It took weeks to blot out with time this notion of Boromir's and Denethor's homosexuality. And that although I really do not think that Tolkien's Boromir and Denethor are homosexuals. She wrote it so believable that she managed to change my mind for some time.