Dream a Little Dream

Author: Marta

Nominator: Marta

2011 Award Category: Romance: Gondorians

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: A man as austere as Denethor is not given to romance. How exactly did things begin with him and Finduilas?

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Reviewed by: Adonnen Estenniel  ✧  Score: 3

Marta’s take on the courtship between Denethor and Finduilas is very sweet. The romance appears to be simple and fairly easy-going. And it’s well-written, which gives the very uncomplicated relationship between these two people a lovely flair.

Reviewed by: Darkover  ✧  Score: 3

This is a beautiful story. The characterizations of both Finduilas and Denethor are perfectly written, reminding the reader that the latter was not always the unbending, demanding, and somewhat embittered ruler and father that he later became. Finduilas and Denethor were once happy together, and a good story like this reminds us of that fact.

Reviewed by: agape4gondor  ✧  Score: 3

One telling line in this had me reeling. But Marta has always been one to look beyond the words to find meaning. I had not thought that Finduilas would be astute enough to realize that a Denethor in Dol Amroth might not be the same Denethor in Minas Tirith. A lovely piece of love and hope prior to disaster. Lovely. Well written. Superb.

Reviewed by: Ellynn  ✧  Score: 2

A very nice description about how the romance between Finduilas and Denethor could've begun.