Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Bitter Watches of the Night

Author: Sharpeslass

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Rohan

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: R -- Reason for Rating: graphic sexual situations, somewhat non-con
Summary: Grima finds a way to get what he wants from Eowyn.

Review scores are not available for 2004.

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

Ewww...showed just how desperate and insane Grima was. Poor Eowyn. I always sort of felt sorry for Grima because I thought he was just sad, but you showed a different side of him, one that was truly corrupt and evil, though still sad.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: N/A

This sort of somnabulistic sex, bordering on necrophilia for Wormtonuge, seems about right, as does his misguided hope Éowyn will one day bend to him while conscious. Gave me a shiver, certainly!

Reviewed by: Viv -- Score: N/A

Oh, so creepy, but also sort of sad. Score one for a not-usually-done POV character. "'Six hours, maybe ten.' It was the time I was to have with her, to convince her of my devotion, my love." ... the sense of plaintive desperation is so clear here.

Reviewed by: Ellbee -- Score: N/A

Very creepy. You did a good job handling the sex so that it wasn't at all sexy. Your Grima doesn't have many illusions about himself, does he? I found the curse he flung at her at the end particularly notable.

Reviewed by: Llinos -- Score: N/A

The creepiness is enhanced by being told from Grima's pov. A skilful gapfiller, well written with much restrained sexuality. A good example of less is more.