SIlmaril Awards 2018 - Voting Round

September 10, 2018

The nominations round is officially closed, and it's time for the voting round of the Silmaril Awards! Who's ready?

The top five faithful friends are ... 

- Hwin from The Horse and His Boy - 

Hwin is the fearless and steadfast steed of Aravis in the chronicles of Narnia, who never leaves her girl when she's in need. Together, Hwin and Aravis escape from Tashbaan, and then they venture to Narnia together. Hwin, though sometimes shy, is very loyal, and never leaves a friend behind.

"He didn't say anything about shorter," answered Shasta. "He only said better, because you got to a river this way. If the oasis is due North of Tashbaan, then I'm afraid this may be longer." 
"Well I can't go on without a snack," said Bree. "Take my bridle off, Shasta." 
"P-please," said Hwin, very shyly. "I feel just like Bree that I can't go on. But when horses have humans (with spurs and things) on their backs, aren't they often made to go on when they're feeling like this? and then they find that they can. I m-mean - oughtn't we to be able to do even more, now that we're free? It's all for Narnia." 

- The Horse and his Boy by C.S. Lewis

- Iko from The Lunar Chronicles - 

Iko is Cinder's android companion in the Lunar Chronicles series. But unlike the usual androids, Iko is quite human and is one of Cinder's best friends. When danger strikes, Iko is always there to protect the people she loves. And though she knows how to treat a serious situation, she's always ready to have a good time.

Cinder laughed. "Wow. That's a great color on you." 
"Do you think?" Iko wheeled her way into the room and paused before Cinder's desk, trying to catch her reflection in the netscreen. "I was imagining going to the ball and dancing with the prince."
Cinder rubbed her jaw with one hand and mindlessly tapped the table with the other. "Funny. I've found myself imagining the exact thing lately."
"I knew you liked him. You pretend to be immune to his charms, but I could see the way you looked at him in the marketplace." Iko rubbed at the lipstick, smearing it across her blank white chin. 
"Yeah, well." Cinder pinched her metal fingers with the pliers' nose. "We all have our weaknesses." 
"I know," said Iko. "Mine is shoes."

- Cinder by Marissa Meyer  

- Rose Red from The Tales of Goldstone Wood - 

Rose Red is a shy girl who, when given the choice, would rather stay by herself in the forest she lives in than socialize. She keeps her face covered out of fear, but when it comes to her friends, she is fiercely loyal and willing to face her fears to protect them.

She may have been nothing but an odd child, but somehow this offer comforted Leo more than he would have admitted. He responded with a curt nod and started on his way. 
"You'll come back, won't you?" the girl called after him. 
He looked about and saw her standing small again in that manner of hers, huddling into herself as though she could huddle away into nothing. 
He shrugged. "I'll come back."
"What's your name?" 

"I'm Leo." 
"Do you want to know my name?" 
"I suppose." 
"I'm called Rose Red," she said. Then she was gone, vanished into the rocks and the woods. 

- Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

- Little John from Robin Hood - 

Little John, partner in crime of the hero Robin Hood, is a gentle giant. He may appear to be big and gruff, but in actuality, he is one of the kindest souls in Nottingham. He is loyal, brave, and always up for Robin Hood's crazy adventures. Friendly, cheerful, and skilled with a bow, not-so-little John is a loyal friend to the end.

- Bree from The Horse and His Boy - 

Bree is the war-horse that befriends the boy Shasta in the Chronicles of Narnia, and helps him escape from his life of slavery. Though Bree sometimes finds it hard to face his own trials, he presses on for the sake of his friends and Shasta as they made their way to Narnia.

The Horse had lifted its head. Shasta stroked its smooth-as-satin nose and said, "I wish you could talk, old fellow." 
And then for a second he though he was dreaming, for quite distinctly, though in a low voice, the Horse said, "But I can." 
Shasta stared into its great eyes and his own grew almost as big, with astonishment. 
"How ever did you learn to talk?" 
"Hush! Not so loud," replied the Horse. "Where I come from, nearly all the animals talk." 
"Where is that?" asked Shasta. 
"Narnia," replied the Horse. 

- The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

And there are the five characters that have climbed their way into the voting round! I was blown away by how many characters y'all nominated for this award (almost a hundred!), and now you're able to vote for your favorite of these five. You can use the voting form below to vote for all ten categories in the Silmaril Awards. (you can check out the blogs listed in the graphic to see descriptions for the other categories) The voting round only goes until the 14th, so vote quickly! ;)


I'm excited to see who you pick as your winner! Keep being epic, my friends <3. 

~ Savannah Grace 

which of these characters is your favorite?


  1. This one was hard (but then again, so were most of them)!

    Eventually, I settled on Iko. Honestly, I almost voted for her last year, when I didn't even know anything about her except the summary in the post, just because she sounded so interesting! Now that I've read the Lunar Chronicles, I'm definitely voting for her.

  2. But but but but...I love ALL of them! D: Voting is so hard this year! I know almost every single one of the characters in each category and I want them ALL to win. MEH. Decisions!

  3. Ay yi yi, how will I CHOOSE?? There are so many good ones! Bree and Hwin... Rosie... Iko... Little John... <3


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