The Gaze of the Lady Galadriel

Author: Aprilkat

Nominator: claudia6032000

2007 Award Category: Genres: Drama: The Fellowship

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Other Ficlet

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Frodo is troubled by what he has seen in Galadriel's Mirror in Lothlorien.

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Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: 5

This ficlet is a snapshot of a moment, more a mood piece than a fully articulated moment. One feels its incompleteness and the anxiety of its ending. What it is that the Lady Galadriel showed to each member of the Fellowship remains, for the most part, a matter of pure guesswork, with only a few characters even giving hints of what they might have been shown. Boromir's sense that they are being tested or tempted is here borne out by Frodo's testimony, careful though Frodo is to leave silent what specifically he was offered. Aragorn's troubled silence, as he and Frodo sit together in Lorien, is enigmatic, and leaves the reader wondering as to his thoughts, or what he saw. Brief, but intriguing.

Reviewed by: Llinos  ✧  Score: 4

My favourite part of this ficlet is the silent support that Aragorn gives to Frodo. He knows he can do nothing with words to ease Frodo's burden and so offers the simple but powerful support of the presence of a friend. The ambiguity about just what it was that Frodo was offered is so much more effective than simply stating what that was; not being told this particular author's thoughts on just what was offered gives the reader the chance to muse and conjecture as they will.

Reviewed by: Marigold  ✧  Score: 3

This is a tantalising scene that cleverly raises more questions than it answers and left me musing over the possibilities. Frodo is well-written; he is mature and articulate. I like this very much!

Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 2

A bit of a movie-moment as Aragorn learns Frodo has looked into Galadriel's mirror, seeing again what he sacrifices in order to fulfil his charge. Yes, wistful.

Reviewed by: Linda hoyland  ✧  Score: 2

A touching ficlet which speculates on what Galadriel saw in Frodo's heart.Aragorn offers silent support to the troubled Hobbit.A Nice glimpse of a supportive friendship.