Dog Days

Author: Marta

Nominator: Marta

2011 Award Category: Post-Ring War and Beyond: Gondor

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: The Fourth Age is made for peace. Aragorn, Arwen and Faramir enjoy the end of a lazy day in Ithilien.

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Reviewed by: obsidianj  ✧  Score: 3

This little story warms the heart. Faramir and Arwen have become good friends. I like the reminiscence of both and that even good memories can be a burden. It is a great idea that Faramir could live through part of the quest through letters Boromir wrote.

Reviewed by: Antane  ✧  Score: 3

I like the idea of those ashes finding their way home. That was the best part, hard as it was for Aragorn to do, but a loving act amidst the pain. I also liked Aragorn's reasoning in the first part about bringing bread along. I also liked the thought that Faramir knew much of his brother's travels through the journal Boromir kept. That would be a treasure to have.

Reviewed by: Rivergift  ✧  Score: 2

A gentle, sweet tale that seems to exemplify the peace so hard-won in this Fourth Age. I loved the Arwen-Faramir interactions. A great read at the end of the day!

Reviewed by: Darkover  ✧  Score: 1

A nice story, full of imagery, memories, and friendship. An enjoyable read.