Daughters of Orome
Author: Thevina Finduilas
2004 Award Category: Races: Rohan
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: A story of Rohan, beginning with Eowyn's childhood and continuing past the War of the Ring, covering around 35 years. Features Eowyn and Frealas, an OFC who is two years Eowyn's senior. Multiple POVs, action, drama, some angst and musings on a possible underground shieldmaiden subculture that might have been revived in Rohan before and during the WR.
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: N/A
Fascinating tale that skirts around the edges of events in LotR and gives us not only a back story for Eowyn and other shieldmaidens but also fills in the gaps within the canon. I very much enjoyed this look into Rohan's culture and the journey of both Eowyn and Frealas. It was very much a story of life in general, and the emotions and fears were very real. Gríma was a terrifying and foreboding character, Aragorn's cameos were brilliant, and the solemn Faramir was portrayed with all his various layers.
Reviewed by: Llinos ✧ Score: N/A
Atmospheric telling with wonderful sense of time and place. Liked the horse shaped cradles and the lullaby and many, many little touches that bring mood and semblance to the whole. Fine use of language and the detail is either familiar or well researched. I only skip read this but plan to go back and give it more attention.