Fos' Almir

Author: Bill The Pony

Nominator: Rabidsamfan

2006 Award Category: Races: Hobbits: Post-Grey Havens

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: Medium Length

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: Slash content, nudity, m/m kissing

Summary: Old and burdened by grief and the bitterness of loss, Sam sails for Valinor. Will he make his peace with Frodo-- and himself-- there?

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Reviewed by: Rabidsamfan  ✧  Score: 4

Bill the Pony can write internal conflict better than most people, and in this story, she outdoes herself. Sam comes to Valinor, at long last, hoping for many things, including a resolution the love he still bears Frodo, and finds uncertain of himself despite all that he has done. Frodo is changed and unchanged, still young -- and Sam is old, and like to stay that way. Fos Almir is a story of choices, of wounds healed and unhealed, and in the end, a story which will stay with you for a long time.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower  ✧  Score: 3

A very different look at the possibilities of Frodo's and Sam's reunion in the West, this had a dreamlike quality to it. In this, Sam arrives full of doubt, and finds Frodo changed more than he expected. He is offered his own chance at healing. There was a very mystical feel to this story.