A Diamond in the Storm
2004 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Incomplete
Story Type: Incomplete ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: PG-13 ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Something sinister is happening near the northwestern border of the Shire and Pippin is determined to find out what is going on. Post LOTR.
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Dwimordene ✧ Score: N/A
I don't usually read stories focusing on hobbits, but this has been great fun! It's clearly been a long way from the original conspiracy to watch after Frodo, but time and experience have only given Merry, Pippin, and Sam a better eye for both politics (I love Sam serving at the Mayor's office as the effective seat of power!) and for dealing with the turns of fate. They've grown, and although the Shire doesn't quite know what to do with them, they've learned how to deal with that without too much fuss and a dollop of good humor. Pippin at Angrim's was a lovely thing to read, and I like his new confidence and the sense that he's found a place at home that suits him, even if it is difficult for his father and others to accept. I'm finding the Jamestown-style mystery most engaging, and of course, I love anything with a Ranger in it, so I'm glad to see how Pippin has been working with the Rangers to help keep the Shire's borders. I'm also intrigued by the wizard angle, and the discovery of more Huorn-like trees. I hope you're inspired soon to finish the story so we can see how it all turns out.