Goes A Courting

Author: Chris

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Lord of the Rings: Vignette

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: A dwarf and his pursuits.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Yes, what a romance! Wonderful story!

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

I love this story! It's such a great look into the minds and hearts of dwarves. I wonder if this is the kind of attitude that eventually led them to a Balrog, but regardless, it's a wonderful look at how dwarves view their work in the mines. They court the minerals. They flirt with them, and the stone seems to flirt back. I love how they all think of the lode as a "she" and that when the mithril seems to run out, some bid farewell while others decide to pursue. There are so many little tidbits caught up in such a small story. And of course, anything that has to do with the dwarves is going to draw my attention. They don't receive nearly enough scrutiny or respect.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Until someone else's comment I had no idea that this would be about a Dwarf and his lode. But it is, and it's a wonderful characterization of Dwarves in general to show how they love the mining they do.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

This was so well-written, so very dwarvish in sentiment-love and craft, craft and love, and the joy of being caught up in a work that challenges and seduces you to carry on. This is everydwarf and any dwarf who speaks and gives us a glimpse of an underwritten corner of Middle-earth.