Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Hoped, At Least

Author: Dana
Nominator: Pipwise Brandygin
2005 Award Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: PG -- Reason for Rating: Angst, war themes
Summary: "And so despondently Merry now stood and watched the mustering of the army." Pippin marches to the Black Gate and hopes to do his best.


Reviewed by: Lindelea -- Score: 3

This has got to be my favourite "Dana" story to date. (Of course, Beregond is my favourite Mannish character, and that might have something to do with it.) She weaves thought and action, dialogue and description into a wondeful wholeness that leaves the reader somehow wanting more.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 3

A stream of consciousness look at Pippin's thoughts on the way to, and just before, the Last Battle. Hope, both the having of it, and the lack of it, runs as the thread throughout, until only one forlorn hope is left. Beautiful and lyrical and very well done.

Reviewed by: Auntiemeesh -- Score: 2

This is a very insightful examination of Pippin's thoughts as he leaves Minas Tirith and prepares himself for the battle at the Black Gate.