Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

The Wind's Tale

Author: Cara Loup
Nominator: calanthe11
2007 Award Category: Races: Hobbits: Gapfiller

Story Type: Story : Length: Medium Length
Rating: Mature -- Reason for Rating: Erotic content (without graphic descriptions) as part of the larger plot.
Summary: "The Wind's Tale" chronicles Frodo's and Sam's experience of the Quest after the Breaking of the Fellowship, from the Emyn Muil to Mordor and beyond, interspersed with 'snapshots' illustrating their return journey.


Reviewed by: agape4gondor -- Score: 7

I have so enjoyed the plethora of tales that I never would have read if not for these MEFA Awards. This tale is one that I know I would not have found... but it is a treasure. I do not usually like tales that ae full of descriptive paragraphs. But there is something haunting in the way this writer writes that kept me up way too late at night so that I could finish it - sometimes a tale as good as this needs to be read in one fell swoop! My favorite part was the time in Cirith Ungol. That passage in Tolkien's tale has always held me in its sway because of Sam's 'song' - and the writer does not fail expectations for this time in Frodo and Sam's journey. Especially, I shuddered at the thought of Sam going through those bodies, searching for clothing that would fit the two of them as they continued on in the Quest. It was a horrifying thought - one that had not occurred to me. I still shudder as I think of it. Dearest Sam. A very different tale - one beautifully written that I am glad that I found.