Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

A Darkened Heart

Author: Beethoven's 7th
Nominator: Súlriel
2006 Award Category: Genres: Drama: General Fixed-Length Ficlet

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet : Length: True Drabble
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: A Drabble about the evil of the ring. It seeks to corrupt all that is good; to achieve it's means. It seeks weaknesses in the toughest of armour. This drabble was inspired and written while watching Fellowship of the ring, during the fellowship's journey down the river.


Reviewed by: MysteriousWays -- Score: 5

Bravo to Beethoven's 7th and her work "A Darkened Heart". How perfectly and elequintly she captures this fleeting moment of deepest inner feeling. A virbal snapshot. Blink and the moment is gone but for beeing captured in image or print. The image here is not grainy. It is clear despite shadow. Beethoven's 7th, "A Darkened Heart" is most certainly one of your finer works. One to always be proud of. Read it everyone! You do not want to miss this. Become better aquainted with Boromir with this compelling work. Anyone who reads this will not be sorry.

Reviewed by: Súlriel -- Score: 4

B7, you know how much I enjoy this particular drabble. I find it to be especially insightful and touching emotionally. I am a Boromir fan and always have a difficult time reconciling with his betrayal and fall in spite of his sacrifice. This helps to me see him, I think, as Tolkien meant for him to be seen as the Darkness entered his heart. Thank you for making this available.

Reviewed by: Rhapsody -- Score: 4

Oh my goodness, while reading this drabble I can picture Boromir looking up to the Argonauts. You did a marvellous job at catching that moment, reminding me how easy it is for the Ring to evoke darkness in one's heart. What I particularly like about this piece is that you feel the shift of thoughts in the words, from hope and faith in the King to darkness that Aragorn will fail and Gondor can take care of her own. Excellently drabbled: two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 2

Yes, pride was definitely the chink in Boromir's armor. And a moment well chosen for it to manifest.

Reviewed by: Lindelea -- Score: 2

Boromir is such a tragic figure, and this drabble captures perfectly his nobility and his fatal flaw: pride. It is chilling to see the Ring working upon his heart.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 1

Nice examination of just how the Ring might have affected Boromir.