Author: Kara's Aunty

Nominator: elliska

2011 Award Category: Drabble Series: Character Study

Story Type: Drabble  ✧  Length: Drabble Series

Rating: Teen  ✧  Reason for Rating: Disturbing Imagery/Themes

Summary: Nine drabbles for friends and comrades. Third & final installment in the 'Nine' Trilogy.(9x100 words)

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Reviewed by: Darkover  ✧  Score: 4

More delightfully-crafted drabbles from an excellent writer! Characters of every species are portrayed here, and all of them are beautifully in-character. The author has a fine command of language and an excellent understanding of each character. The "voice" of each one is captured perfectly. Each one is lively and succinct, and the reader's only disappointment will be that there are no more than nine drabbles.

Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon  ✧  Score: 3

An excellent batch of nine drabbles about various LOTR characters other than those of the Fellowship. I particularly liked the drabbles concerning Theoden (with a marvelous, bittersweet and very in-character last line), Faramir (of course!) and Imrahil's - for Pippin's wonderful finishing line.

Author response: Hello Raksha the Demon, gosh I'm blushing! Thanks very much for that lovely review. 'Allies' was a bit of a challenge, given that most of the characters in it were ones I had never really written before, and was worried that I couldn't nail (or at least half-nail) their characterisations. So to know that you approved - and that you liked the ones you mentioned in particular - was both a relief and a boon :) Thank you so very much for your kind words, Kara's Aunty ;)

Reviewed by: Adonnen Estenniel  ✧  Score: 3

A lovely collection of drabbles depicting the various allies who brought aid to the Quest in one form or another. Though unrelated, the scene painted a wonderful image of the good in humanity.