Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Dreams or Reality

Author: Eleon Gamgee
Nominator: Antane
2008 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Featuring Frodo or Sam

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: Teen -- Reason for Rating: In Frodo's dream/vision Sam is thrown across the ground and seems to transform a bit into the Eye of Sauron. It's only a dream and Frodo does wake up.
Summary: Is Frodo dreaming again? Or is it real? Sam can't really be leaving him! Sam wouldn't do that! In complete delirium, Frodo tries to keep his grasp of reality as he sees what the Quest will do and even is doing to his best friend; Sam.

Reviewed by: Antane -- Score: 5

Wow! Man, you just keep getting better and better! Love it, horrifying and chilling - poor Frodo! but Sam is there, Sam is there...loving, supporting, pointing out the star, Hope Unquenchable. Where would Frodo be without his Sam? It's wonderful that Sam received that grace and consolation in the book for he would know he wasn't alone either. Too bad Frodo couldn't see it himself, but now he has! And he knows he isn't alone either Love his thank you to Iluvatar after expending his anger on Him. A very cool, riveting story. One can only imagine what horrors Frodo endured silently within as his soul was torn apart. But what a grace indeed to have Sam there.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 3

The question posed in the title is a worthy one as we have an intimate glimpse into what Frodo sees in one of the times of horror he knows as they pause in the crossing of the Plains of Gorgoroth. The horror fades in part, and he finds he has one truth to which he can hold.... Sad and thoughtful, yet hopeful as well.

Reviewed by: nancylea -- Score: 1