The Endless Knot

Author: E. M. Theis

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men: Post-War of the Ring - Third Place

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: R  ✧  Reason for Rating: violence, much angst

Summary: Shortly after the Ring is destroyed, a group of warriors travels to eliminate the remnants of Mordor's forces at the citadel of Minas Morgul. Led by Eomer, the newly crowned King of the Mark, and by Faramir, Steward of Gondor, the warriors find more at the Moontower than any expected. The simple mission turns out to be the trial of Faramir's life, and the attack on Minas Morgul becomes a struggle to simply survive.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

This story was tightly plotted and wonderfully described. I could feel the emotions of the characters, the madness in some of them, the mirth and concern in others. I would have liked to have seen Faramir's talk with Legolas at the end, but otherwise I quite enjoyed this story. The chapters here were fairly short, which is good. I didn't feel the need to read and drive, so the roads are probably safer. I enjoyed this story quite a bit.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

This story's title brings to mind images of complex sailors' knots, and the story itself lives up to the imagery. Wonderfully twisted tale that winds itself tighter and tighter until it is felt it can go no further. The narrative remains firmly in the hands of Faramir, and his impressions and reactions to those around him are very much colored by his own unique view of the world as well as the influence of the enemy he comes up against. Great tale of endurance, perseverance, and the ragged edge of sanity.