Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Thy Sea So Wide, My Boat So Small

Author: Tanaqui
Nominator: Tanaqui
2011 Award Category: Drabble Series: Men

Story Type: Drabble : Length: Drabble Series
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: 5 drabbles written for denise Growing up in Belfalas, Imrahil must have had a close connection with the sea and with boats. A series of five drabbles exploring his love of sailing.


Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon -- Score: 6

A lovely drabble series about not just Imrahil, but specifically Imrahil as a boatman and sailor. As a prince of Dol Amroth, Imrahil must have learned some seamanship, and fairly young; skill with boats and ships would be integral to a lord of Belfalas. Tanaqui presents Imrahil as a very young child on his father's lap, learning the beginnings of seamanship, then growing up, making mistakes and then accompanying Thorongil on that fateful journey to Umbar. I especially liked the glimpse of full-of-himself young Imrahil thinking that he can handle anything, and getting stuck in a storm on a small boat with a friend. And the last drabble, Imrahil accepting Aragorn's gift of one of the boats of Lorien, is wonderful, the reader can feel Imrahil's anticipatory excitement. An unusual and very believable take on Imrahil.

Reviewed by: Adonnen Estenniel -- Score: 3

What a wonderful set of drabbles! I don't think this particular aspect of Imrahil has ever been explored (that I've seen), and certainly not so well. What a poignant and beautiful character study.

Reviewed by: Linda Hoyland -- Score: 3

I loved this series of drabbles about Imrahil and his love of the sea. As someone who loves the sea too, they were a sheer delight to read.It seems very fitting that Imrahil should love boats, be part of the raid on the Corsairs and be fittingly rewarded by Aragorn.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 2

A really nice set of drabbles, as we see Imrahil growing up and growing older, but always his first love is the same. A beautiful character study!