Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Of Echoes of Bruinen

Author: Berzerker Prime
Nominator: dancingkatz
2007 Award Category: Races: Elves

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: A fix to the problem of Arwen's "elven powers" as they were shown in the movie. During her mad dash across the Bruinen with Frodo, she feels the eyes of loved ones watching over and and protecting her.


Reviewed by: stefaniab -- Score: 4

An interesting challenge from Henneth Annun to correct scenes in the LOTR films that irritate you resulted in this story from Bezerker prime. The departure from canon film moment of Arwen at the Fords of Bruinen may have irked Bezerker prime, but here Bezerker nevertheless presents a lovingly created action moment that is true to the films, but with a reasonable canon explanation subtly inserted to answer the HASA challenge.

Reviewed by: obsidianj -- Score: 3

A very nice retelling of the scene in the first movie where Arwen lets the waters of the Bruinen rise to bury the Ring-wraiths. In this ficlet, it is not Arwen who is the cause of the river rising, which makes a lot more sense.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 3

I always appreciate an effort to bring some of the dafter movie-verse elements more in line with that of the books. This is an excellent compromise, and puts paid to the idea that it was *Arwen* who called down the waters of the Bruinen. Good job!

Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon -- Score: 3

Intriguing vignette based on the scene from the movie of FOTR where Arwen flees the Nazgul with Frodo and raises the waters against her pursuers - the writer restores the balance of power where it belongs, without doing a disservice to Arwen. LOTR Movie-buffs and bookaphiles should both enjoy the piece.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 2

The challenge was to "correct" a scene from the movies, and it has been accomplished here with grace.