Nine Men and a Little Lady (Tolkien)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 17th March 2002 (1)
Tags: Short Story

If you ever groaned over a Mary-Sue story, and if you liked the movie "The Fellowship of the Ring" and have read, or don't mind spoilers for the later books in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, then go and read this story. You will laugh, you will cry, you will groan. And you'll probably cheer at the end. Of course, if you can't stand satire, then give this a miss. I reassure you though, it isn't LOTR that it's satirizing. It was really fun.

Singing in the Sun

(1) Singing in the Sun (Tolkien)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 3rd June 2010 (1)
Tags: Short Story, AU Divergent Timeline, Friendship
Characters: Eomer, Boromir

Summary: Alternative universe: Eomer accompanies Boromir on his search for the legendary Imladris.

Even though this was recced, I hadn't expected to enjoy it as much as I did. This adds more depth to the characterisations of both Boromir and Eomer; pointing out things I hadn't thought about, but ring true. I love the touches like Eomer singing from a saga to point out that not all knowledge is kept in scrolls.