Author: viv

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Lord of the Rings

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: A mortal boy living in Rivendell must have overheard things, must have sensed his uniqueness. And his burden.

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Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Wow! You really got me with the last few lines--noble eagle, and hope, and Elrond watching in pity and humility. *sniffs* Well done.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

I enjoyed this tale of Aragorn's youth. Nice connection of Arathorn's name with the idea that the eagles bring hope to the Elves, being messengers of the Valar. The genealogy can't fail to be noted by a perceptive boy, who recognizes that his father's burden (and that of the Eagles) has somehow fallen to him: he is hope, and so caught up already in a tale far vaster than he can probably imagine.