Whistling Past the Graveyard

Author: Shunt

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Lord of the Rings

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: The Fellowship pass the defiled dwarven tombs in Moria.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

ooh..yes, I think Gimli missed a step though! I knew exactly what you meant about touching each stair! Well done!

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

Wonderfully chilling look into dwarven superstitions. I like this quite a bit. I generally like anything that expands on dwarven culture, but this was especially well told. The descriptions, in particular, were amazing, and I could picture each and every step the Fellowship took as they followed Gandalf and Gimli upon the stairs. Nice insert into the journey through Moria.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

It took me awhile to realize who the narrator was and the last line came as a bit of a surprise.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

This story makes the most of the Khazad-dûm scenes. Feeling one's way in the darkness, aware of the morbid history one is literally passing through. Boromir's memories of old superstitions in Gondor, of counting every stair in the Tower, were very aptly juxtaposed with the climb up the stairway of Khazad-dûm. Great atmospheric writing!