Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Requiem

Author: Nancy Brooke

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men: Gondor

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: How Boromir and Faramir remember their mother.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel -- Score: N/A

This is a character-driven story where strong characterizations weigh more heavily than the plot. Not that there isn't plot. It's just not as important as the dialogue and interaction between these two brothers remembering their mother.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: N/A

Solemn, heart-felt tale that is as much about mourning as it is about the differences between Boromir and Faramir. I have a difficult time reading about youth, especially Boromir and Faramir, but Nancy has made Faramir a very accessible character for me. There's a slight innocence and impishness that gives evidence of just how young he is, but he's already turning into the wise, thoughtful man that will later lead Ithilien. And the different ways in which Boromir and Faramir remember Finduilas is fascinating to me. Boromir remembers her strength and her wisdom, things that he needed from her, while Faramir remembers her protection and her beauty, which are things that HE needed. It's a very interesting study in contrasts, and very well done.