Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Kinsmen

Author: Dwimordene

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: PG -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: From father to son, the line of Isildur has remained unbroken through long years of toil and peril. Of the names of Chieftains recorded, a full quarter of them died untimely but were able to pass their title to their sons. This is a tale of the Dunedain, and of keeping the line alive at all costs, as seen through the eyes of two mothers.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar -- Score: N/A

Oh, this is a twist for me. I never thought about it much, but I guess they would have tried to preserve the line of Isildur. I really never considered that Halbarad would be Aragorn's son though. Nicely done.

Reviewed by: Elanor -- Score: N/A

From father to son, the line of Isildur has remained unbroken. Of the names of Chieftains recorded, a full quarter of them died untimely but were able to pass their title to their sons. This tale of the Dunedain, and of keeping the line alive at all costs for me is not believable though it was written very well. My problem here is that I cannot see Numenoreans to marry or begat children without love. For me Numenoreans, as Elves, marry once in their life and only with love. Otherwise the Gondorian kings could have married simply a suitable woman to produce a male heir as did so many human males. They did not and I believe the northern Dunedain also were not able to do so.

Reviewed by: Fourth Moon -- Score: N/A

I like the fact that the story included Aragorn's mother Gilraen and that the author did a very good job of giving an idea of what her life in Imladris might have been like. The story telling is good, too, but sadly the premise of Aragorn fathering a son with a woman he's not married to threw me off.