The Believer

Author: Cori Lannam

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Boromir and Aragorn have a little chat about some Gondorian superstitions..

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

This story had me laughing at poor Boromir, who truly does have the worst of luck. Cori takes a traditional comic set up and makes it her own. Of course, one can't help, after one has finished laughing, thinking that the greatest misfortune still lies ahead for Boromir, and that even as a child, scoffing at old magic as if one had power over it was never a good idea....

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

What I love about this story is its lightheartedness. And a glimpse of a Gondor tradition. Put together, the two are marvelous. But perhaps even more moving is the fact that the story's participants are Boromir and Aragorn, two unlikely sources of such mirth, especially given the time period. Nevertheless, Boromir's sudden paranoia and Aragorn's very dry and somewhat secretive sense of humor make for a wonderful blend.

Reviewed by: Chathol-linn  ✧  Score: N/A

The reader is as mesmerized as Aragorn at Bormoir's recital. You don't expect him to keep going, and he does. Each mishap piles on the one before. Boromir is convinced, Aragorn is convinced, and I was convinced. Humorous. No - practically Monty Pythonesque.