Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Raven and Gold

Author: Acacea
Nominator: Marta
2005 Award Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble

Story Type: Drabble : Length: N/A
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: Conversations on the walls of Minas Tirith.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 4

"He spoke to her of a garden they would build across the river." There's something magical about this last line. I can't really pinpoint what it is, exactly, but it just seems such a beautiful and fitting conclusion to this drabble. I am not a natural romantic ;-) but I can feel Faramir's love for her. That may be why I like this line so much: because it's such a practical thing, and yet effused with emotion all the way through. Well done!

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 4

I've love to spend a few minutes with Faramir and listen to him talk about hope. I love what he said to Samwise at Henneth Annun, and I would really like to hear what he's saying to Eowyn. Of course, the vague words of this drabble might convey that better than his own words could, because I suspect that more is being said than what simple words can convey. Love the idea of hope and things long forgotten coming into this. Very nice.

Reviewed by: annmarwalk -- Score: 3

"He spoke to her of a garden they would build across the river." This very simple tale encompasses the essence of Faramir and Eowyn's hopes for the future - peace in Ithilien, and the home they would build together. Even the title itself brings to mind a lovely vision of the union of this perfectly destined pair.

Reviewed by: Aliana -- Score: 3

All drabbles are, by necessity and definition, concise, but for some reason this one struck me as a particularly economical example; perhaps because it sums up in so accurately what it took Tolkien several pages to say about Eowyn and Faramir. I especially liked the line about the "things she had stopped dreaming of."

Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon -- Score: 1

A short but sweet snapshot of one of my favorite moments in ROTK. Well done!

Reviewed by: Nancy Brooke -- Score: 1

Very sweet. Very simple yet your characterizations are clearly drawn even so briefly. Well Done.

Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen -- Score: 1

A nice scene.

Reviewed by: Rabidsamfan -- Score: 1

A gentle, hopeful look at the beginning of Faramir and Eowyn's understanding of each other.