All of Them Together
2004 Award Category: Times: The Lord of the Rings: Gondor - Second Place
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Boromir and Thorongil, singing and an honorable surrender.
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: N/A
I very much enjoyed this meeting of minds through the use of a song. I like how the more tangible verse about sun and shadow was given to Boromir while Aragorn remembered the verse about twilight, which reflects his elven upbringing and the more uncertain road he walked. Great look at a very young Boromir who seems to already have a remarkable grasp of military matters and an equally good look at Thorongil, who already has echoes of what Aragorn will ultimately become.
Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel ✧ Score: N/A
Cute story of a relaxed time for Aragorn/Thorongil and a fun game with Boromir. I like his willingness to play along and I loved the song!
Reviewed by: Elanor ✧ Score: N/A
Very evocative piece. Poems haunting and beautiful. Nicely done story line from a play of Boromir over ransom to pay by Thorongil to a song slowly remembered by Aragorn.
Reviewed by: Dwimordene ✧ Score: N/A
Across leagues and future rivalry, Denethor and Aragorn have something in common: a child's song that fathers sing to their children. I loved the rhyme-it had that singsong feel to it that suits those sorts of ditties, and is easy to remember. That Aragorn has to fight to remember it, and ends up with the words and the vague impression of his father's presence was very poignant, especially in the face of Boromir and Denethor. I always think of Aragorn's wandering years as the years when he was figuring out who he was and how to make who he was fit with the expectations of others; that he gets a piece of himself back in this tale somehow makes that general picture more complete for me.