Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

In the Court of the High King

Author: Dreamflower
Nominator: vila
2011 Award Category: Incomplete: Cross-Cultural - Second Place

Story Type: Incomplete : Length: Medium Length
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Four chapters posted so far; anticipate at least twenty more chapters Fredegar Bolger and the delegation of hobbits from the Shire have arrived in Minas Tirith. For the next few months, they will work to strengthen the ties between the Shire and the realms of Men...(a sequel to "A New Reckoning" and "The Road to Edoras")


Reviewed by: curiouswombat -- Score: 5

I have enjoyed the previous two tales in this series immensely as we have seen the hobbits, Gondorians, and Rohirrim all learning more about each other's cultures. This story, in which we find hobbits at the court of King Elessar, will be just as enjoyable, I am sure - I am always very happy to find that another chapter has been posted. The characters are all so very well drawn, and I want to see more of the burgeoning romance between Viola and Berilac, of the increasing self-confidence of some of the others - and what the effect on the people of Minas Tirith is of having Mistress Poppy, and the others, in their midst. I am really hoping that this tale will be competing next year as a completed entry...

-- Thank you very much! The next chapter's about two-thirds done, so I hope to have it up soon!

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 4

I so love seeing the continuation of the story of those Hobbits of the Shire who accompanied Fredegar Bolger southward to the courts of Edoras and Minas Tirith to meet with the King and to bring three of the conspirators with Lotho to face justice for their betrayal of their own people. I look forward to seeing this portion of the tale continued, and, hopefully, finished one day. Characterizations are wonderful, and I love seeing the one Banks son finding redemption and his father coming to accept he has well earned his fate.

-- Thank you so much Larner! I hope to get back to it soon!

Reviewed by: Kaylee Arafinwiel -- Score: 3

"In The Court of the High King" is one of my favorite of Dreamflower's fics - it lives up to the stories it's following, and I'm looking forward to updates very much! I do hope it'll be updated soon! This series is worth many re-reads! a very eager Kaylee Arafinwiel

-- Thanks dear! It *will* be updated soon!

Reviewed by: SurgicalSteel -- Score: 3

I really enjoy this author's stories, and this one is no exception. I love that her hobbits are very definitely adults, each with his or her own flaws and definite personalities. I'm not entirely certain what story she ultimately means to tell here, but I'm very definitely looking forward to seeing more of it!

-- Thnak you so much, dear! I do hope to now have more time to work on it!

Reviewed by: vila -- Score: 3

This story continues two other stories, The New Reckoning and The Road to Edoras. In those stories we learn more about the characters and they learn more about each other and their different cultures. The hobbits as always in a story by this author are well drawn and interesting. I am looking forward to the continuation of this story.

-- I do hope to be updating it very soon! Thanks for the review!

Reviewed by: Linda Hoyland -- Score: 3

This is a most enjoyable story which made me feel almost that I were at Aragorn's court myself and seeing it through the eyes of the Hobbits. I am very much looking forward to reading more.

-- Thanks! I hope to begin catching up with the delegation soon!