Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

My Sons of Gondor

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

Story Type: Drabble : Length: True Drabble
Rating: PG-13 -- Reason for Rating: high angst
Summary: A mother in Minas Tirith watches Faramir's men ride into their fate when they try to reconquer Osgiliath (based on the movie scene from ROTK)


Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 3

I like the stories focusing on the common people who sacrificed homes, families, and lives for Gondor yet never managed to make it into the big songs. That this woman has already lost two sons is sobering, especially when we know that few are going to return from the raid against Osgiliath. Somber and moving drabble. Nicely done.

Reviewed by: Rabidsamfan -- Score: 2

The scene where Faramir and the Rangers ride out in the film is terribly bitter, and that bitterness is caught here in a glimpse of the thoughts of one family member watching. Excellent.

Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen -- Score: 2

A sad moving vignette. I like the way you catch the suffering of thewar through the eyes of a character. It is effeective and moving.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: 1

Good to see the victims of total folly remembered, here.