Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

The Eyes of the Enemy

Author: shadow975

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Orcs - First Place

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: PG-13 -- Reason for Rating: violence, character death
Summary: Inspired by the film version of FOTR, and the confrontation of Boromir and Lurtz (God bless Sean Bean and Lawrence Makoare for their wonderful performances). Each time I watch that scene, I wonder what they can be thinking when their eyes meet.... This is what I've finally decided.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

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

Oooh, this was wonderfully tense and nerve wracking. I wanted to cheer by the end, of course. "...with blade drawn and crowned in fire, sudden and in fury came the King." Very well done!

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: N/A

I generally prefer bookverse or bookverse/movieverse blends to strict movieverse so I was a bit unsure about whether I wanted to read this or not. I'm certainly glad I decided to read it. The scene in the movies is touching, and shadw975 really builds on it to make me sympathetic to both Lurtz and Boromir. Very well done.

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

Very powerful little piece that completely took me by surprise. I was not expecting the emotional depth that I got while reading it, and I was certainly not expecting it from Lurtz, of all people. Even more amazing was that it was believable on his part. Boromir I could envision making these last moment thoughts, but Lurtz was something else. Yet I found myself nodding and accepting that this might go through his mind, which shows very skillful storytelling on the part of the author. The ending line gave me goosebumps and quick thrill, which I loved after the lull in the battle. Back to the action we're sent, and the story ends on that note. Great job!

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: N/A

I can't quite agree with the interpretation but it's nicely written. Boromir fans should enjoy it. (Are there Lurtz fans? God knows. If so, come read!)

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel -- Score: N/A

I got goose-bumps as I read the last line. Goose-bumps. This was well-done, taking that moment, so quick in the movie and slowing it down to take a look into each of their heads.

Reviewed by: Alexcat -- Score: N/A

This is one of the best Orc stories Ive read, to see into the mind of the Uruk in those last few seconds. The scene in the film makes me bawl my eyes out and this story fits so nicely into that... that one second in time when Boromir looks into his eyes. I love fics that fill in a second in time in either book or movie verse.