Author: Ainaechoiriel

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Rohan

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: A companion piece to author's other story, Myth and Memory. An old man speaks to his grandchild, remembers a fallen friend.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Loved seeing the door warden again, and wonderful to see his tribute to his friend.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

I liked the theme of this story, of remembering those who fell in the battles that happen to be not so great as some others, and by consequence are often forgotten. But those who fought in them and died in them deserve no less to be honored in memory, and given a certain lease on life in those of the next generation.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

Short but very fitting tribute to Yonwin, who struck me as someone full of life, curiosity, and his own ideas about the world. Great follow up to its predecessor and pitched just right for an older man looking back on life.

Reviewed by: Viv  ✧  Score: N/A

And finally, we know who the "you" in "Myth and Memory" is. Very smooth way of tying those two stories together. His voice also changes subtly; you can tell that he's older in this one. Some of the folksy charm has muted into formality, but not so much that it seems like a wholly different character. Did you mean to progress him as a character? If this was intentional, it was very deftly done.

Reviewed by: Elanor  ✧  Score: N/A

I liked the serenity with which the old man speaks to his grandchild remembering his friend Yonwin fallen in the battle against the wargs a long time ago. And how he sees in the boy his friend of old though most probably the boy's mannerisms have already blotted out many of the old man's remembrances. Yet he doesn't feels it, for him the boy enlivens the memory. Moving.

Reviewed by: Llinos  ✧  Score: N/A

This works well as a war memorial piece - reminded me a little of "After Blenheim" a thought-provoking war poem. A subject always worth stopping and thinking about.