Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Seven Deadly Sins - Theodred

Author: EdorasLass
Nominator: Anoriath
2007 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Vignette

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: Teen -- Reason for Rating: One semi-explicit vignette of sexual activity between consenting adults
Summary: Seven vignettes based on the Seven Deadly Sins, featuring Theodred

Reviewed by: annmarwalk -- Score: 10

Karl Urban, in one of his interviews for “The Two Towers”, described his character Éomer as an orc-killing machine. Though in some ways that description would probably be quite accurate for Théodred as well, in these seven glimpses (which could hardly be considered "sins') EdorasLass has fleshed out and developed his character much more fully without straying too far from the foundations that Tolkien provided us in “Unfinished Tales.” Her Théodred is fierce in his devotion to his homeland and his pride in the warriors who defend her; singleminded and ferocious in battle; farsighted and thoughtful as he considers Eomer's future, and bitter in his frustration and despair over his father's decline and the bleak long-term outlook for the survival of Middle-Earth. This is the Théodred Tolkien *should* have written, the thoughtful, courageous, and charismatic leader. No wonder Saruman quailed at the possibility of his kingship! Theodred's one indulgence, though, is his deep and abiding love for Boromir. Though their meetings are rare and brief, it's clear that this is the luxury that grants him, and his lover as well, their sparse moments of peace and and joy. Rare delights to be savored and treasured, and a well-earned respite from the doom they already know they cannot escape.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: 5

EdorasLass gives us Theodred in several different moods, possibly 'sinful' as the challenge requires, but really! I doubt there's must to apologize for in most of these, but that is a part of the charm of the series. I think my favorite was the envy one - world-weary warrior contrasted with his beloved young, and extremely naive still, cousin is always an interesting encounter. Poor Theodred! Nicely written, as always - it's good to see Theodred get some time in the fanfictional limelight, and EdorasLass never disappoints on that score.