The Steward and the King

Author: Marta

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Drabble

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Thorongil observes a young Boromir playing.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

Great look at what Gondor faced toward the end of the Third Age and just how young the loss of innocence went. I like that Aragorn recognizes valor in Boromir, even at such a tender age, and that Boromir is already looking out for Gondor's welfare.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

There's just one characterization moment that I can't agree with, but otherwise, I liked this little scene of Boromir and Aragorn. It is a hard world when children as young as two know they must be ready to face orcs.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

A nice insight into a possible childhood moment for Boromir and a memory for Aragorn.

Reviewed by: Alexcat  ✧  Score: N/A

Foreshadowing the future in a haunting little drabble.

Reviewed by: ElenaTiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Lovely vignette, Aure-enteluva! I like the contrast of Thorongil's nonchalance with Boromir's earnest concentration on the very serious matter. A sad commentary that children should have to lose their innocence so early -- he's a toddler, for heaven's sake! I liked that you ended on such a hopeful note.

Reviewed by: Fourth Moon  ✧  Score: N/A

Very lovely, clever, expressive situation, though the tears were a bit over the top for me. Both Bormorin and Thorongil/Aragorn are sweet, and great way to show how very much Boromir grew up with the threat of orcs and dark realms, how it has formed his life from the beginning.