Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

The Nag

Author: celticbard
Nominator: Branwyn (Lady Branwyn)
2008 Award Category: Races: Men: Steward's Family

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: When Faramir and Boromir spend a snowy afternoon hunting for a horse for their father, they learn more about the intricacies of fortune and how it may so easily turn against any man.


Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 5

Ah, a wonderful tale, and especially for those who love the brothers Mir as they look for a riding horse for their father's use--not that this horse is likely to get much use, as Denethor hasn't left the Citadel for ages. The care Faramir feels for the stable-mistress is well conveyed, as is the state of the place. One feels the despair of the widow and the concern of the son, and the hatred of the decision to sell the one bequest they have from their lost husband and father. Characters are as well drawn as is the setting. A lovely depiction of the caring we have all come to treasure in Denethor's younger son.

Reviewed by: nau_tika -- Score: 3

I was expecting a totally different story, but I wasnt disappointed in what I found. This to me is more reminescent of what we see of the people of Rohan than what we normally see in Gondor and I appreciated your putting things in perspecitve. I also liked your original characters.

Reviewed by: Nancy Brooke -- Score: 2

This situation you've chosen does a great job at bringing out all your characters, not just those present, but those mentioned as well.

Reviewed by: Linda Hoyland -- Score: 2

A touching story and well written story.I loved the way your portrayed the brothers and the horses.

Reviewed by: NeumeIndil -- Score: 1

We need a follow up to this of Denethor's reaction when he meets his new mount.

Reviewed by: nancylea -- Score: 1

wish you had taken the story a little further