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Clearer than Clear Water by martial_quill, bunn
The "Maglor is Tom Bombadil" series: where Goldberry brings a Fëanorian home for dinner, Maglor learns to hope, and the ripple effect shakes the Second Age.

my note: an au where maglor ends up as tom bombadil? maglor would NEVER commit that kind of sin against taste and music. only against innocent teleri and doriathrim and sirion refugees!! but this actually kind of works, or is at least a good story, and neat avari and maia background for goldberry.
maglor  goldberry  100-150K  elrond  maglor/goldberry 
12 weeks ago by elftrash
The Shadow of War by rhymer23
It's fourteen years since the fall of Sauron, and Gondor is at peace. But old enemies are stirring beyond her borders, and some have infiltrated Minas Tirith itself, and are waiting for the time to strike…
100-150K  aragorn  arwen  faramir  eowyn  pippin  merry  gen 
12 weeks ago by elftrash
The Ugly Duckling of Dol Amroth by spake121
my note: terrible name for a fun story. Lothíriel, as a product of Denethor's court, is not presently a very nice person, but Éomer's into it.
eomer  lothiriel  eomer/lothiriel  100-150K 
may 2019 by elftrash
On the wings of the storm by lialathuveril
The year before the Ring War, Princess Lothiriel of Dol Amroth is sent to Rohan by her father to seek shelter from the storm brewing in Mordor. There she meets Éomer, Third Marshal of the Riddermark. They do not hit it off.
100-150K  eomer  eomer/lothiriel  lothiriel  eowyn 
april 2019 by elftrash
A Passion for Mushrooms by chrononautical
There are many trials for a hobbit attempting to make a life among dwarves. A hobbit wants a garden. A hobbit wants to eat regular meals. A hobbit wants friends, good books, and comfortable chairs. Bilbo does his best to carve out a life for himself in the mountain. If only there were not one final obstacle. For a hobbit heart wants love, and among dwarves that is a sticky subject.
100-150K  bilbo  thorin  thorin/bilbo  rec 
april 2019 by elftrash
Golden Days by lyra
Nerdanel and Fëanor: a fantasy of manners, pride, prejudice, love and craftsmanship.
feanor  nerdanel  feanor/nerdanel  100-150K  rec  wip 
november 2018 by elftrash
The Tempered Steel by Lyra
The story of Maedhros' captivity in Angband, his rescue and his recovery is in the Silmarillion treated in a few paragraphs. This is a fleshed-out account of the events that may have befallen between Maedhros' imprisonment and his return to his old life... as far as that is possible.

Classic h/c without being too edgy about Maedhros's capture/torture. Excellent comfort. Trembles on the brink of Fingon/Maedhros without quite falling.
maedhros  fingon  100-150K  warnings  rec 
november 2018 by elftrash
Fallen by aliana
tags: Original Characters Gondorians Ioreth Bergil Faramir Éowyn Merry Brandybuck Elladan Gondor Minas Tirith Third Age Houses of Healing Minor Character(s) working stiffs Pre-modern proto-feminism women Bechdel Test Pass POV First Person Gondorian legal history Worldbuilding

It's one thing to survive the Siege of Minas Tirith, and quite another to imagine rebuilding one's city--and oneself. A coming-of-age story for Gondor's "greatest generation."
100-150K  gen  warnings  gondor 
november 2018 by elftrash
Burning Bright by Keiliss
The outbreak of war in Eregion and the hiding of the rings of power as experienced by a musician, a lord with an agenda set beyond the sea, an exiled Noldorin princess and an elf with an uneasy conscience.

Cameos by Durin the Deathless, Ereinion Gil-galad, Celebrimbor, and Annatar the Giver of not always welcome Gifts...

(A novel of the Second Age).
galadriel  celeborn/galadriel  celebrimbor  gil-gilad  erestor  celebrian  elrond  glorfindel  gil-gilad/erestor  erestor/lindir  100-150K  secondage 
november 2018 by elftrash
Wisdom of the Evening Star by starspray
All my fic set in the same 'verse. Arranged more or less in chronological order, but they do not have to be read in order!

My note: follows Beren and Luthien, then Elwing and Earendil, then Elured and Elurin (who live), and onto Elrond - the descendants of Doriath, basically.
100-150K  beren/luthien  luthien  earendil/elwing  elwing  earendil  elured  elurin  gen  doriath  sirion 
november 2018 by elftrash
a sliver of light by peasantswhy
Erestor arrives in Mithlond on the eve of the Last Alliance.

my note: IDEAL elftrash pining romance
gil-gilad/erestor  erestor  gil-gilad  elrond  100-150K  rec  secondage 
october 2018 by elftrash
Neither Speak Nor Sing by darth fingon
Early in the First Age, Glorfindel arrives in Fingolfin's court at Eithel Sirion with one purpose in mind: to find his father.

Elves but extremely edgy. Fingon would never.

warnings  fingon/glorfindel  glorfindel  fingon  fingolfin  100-150K 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Marchwarden Arc by kenaz
"The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire."
rec  haldir  haldir/elemmakil  haldir/omc  elemmakil/ecthelion  glorfindel  lothlorien  100-150K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Nothing Gold Can Stay by TAFKAB
Deleted from Ao3: still accessible here here http://web.archive.org/web/20181224005835/https://archiveofourown.org/works/5791561?view_adult=true&view_full_work=true

AU to both book and movie canon: In the aftermath of the Battle of Five Armies, Thorin is King Under the Mountain, and Bilbo's sacrifice has achieved little. The dwarves of Erebor are wealthy beyond their wildest dreams, but they can't eat gold, and they desperately need food and medicine.

Proud Thranduil, still stung by the escape of Thorin's company and angered out of reason by Thorin's continued refusal to bargain, will not give aid for nothing. If Thorin will not give gems, Thranduil demands a harsh forfeit: that a young dwarf of Durin's line must be given to him as chattel in lieu of the escaped prisoners. The dwarf is to serve Thranduil's household for 77 years in exchange for what the dwarves require to survive.

Gimli son of Glóin volunteers himself for this duty. He is given to Legolas Thranduilion, an arrangement that pleases no one.

As Legolas and Gimli struggle with one another, Sauron rises in the east. He is all too ready take advantage of the prejudices that fester between the free peoples of Middle Earth, and seeks to find and reclaim the One Ring so he may put an end to a the newest unlikely threat to his power: the youthful heir of Elendil.
legolas/gimli  warnings  100-150K  wip 
september 2018 by elftrash
Lain Low by pherede
"Mirkwood has fallen, and the Necromancer (they say) has found something he once lost, and orcs and darker things are crawling..."

The world labors under the growing might of Sauron, and as Erebor struggles to survive, Thorin is caught between his nephews' machinations, his political alliances and rivalries, and his new prisoner-- the fallen Elvenking Thranduil, whose beauty has been the subject of Thorin's twisted obsession for a century.
thranduil/thorin  warnings  100-150K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Quenta Narquelion by bunn
"...[Fëanor] died; but he had neither burial nor tomb, for so fiery was his spirit that as it sped his body fell to ash, and was borne away like smoke; and his likeness has never again appeared in Arda, neither has his spirit left the halls of Mandos."

What if his spirit has never left the halls of Mandos because it never went there in the first place?

Fëanor, dead, watches the First Age unfold, and his children endure. A detailed account of Maedhros and Maglor's time on the Eastern Front of the War of Wrath, with Elrond and Elros growing up.

series sequel: https://archiveofourown.org/series/1055339
feanor  maglor  maedhros  dysfunctionalfoundfamily  curufin  elros  elrond  nerdanel  gen  rec  100-150K 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Theban Band of Gondolin (Size: Two) by tehta
When Aredhel leaves Gondolin, Ecthelion is part of her escort. During the journey, he will have to deal with Finwe's grandchild, spitting Sindar, orcs, unlight, giant spiders -- and his unnatural feelings for Glorfindel.
rec  ecthelion  glorfindel  gondolin  100-150K  glorfindel/ecthelion 
september 2018 by elftrash
Return to Aman by bunn
A series of stories about Elrond's return to the Undying Lands at the end of the Third Age, if Maglor son of Fëanor was one of the other unnamed Elves who accompanied Elrond, Galadriel, Gandalf, Frodo and Bilbo on the ship when they left Middle-earth.

(This series is a sequel to the Mandos series (https://archiveofourown.org/series/694407) about the experiences of Feanor, Fingolfin, Fingon and Curufin in the Halls of Mandos, but it can stand alone.)

Series sequel: https://archiveofourown.org/works/14092014
rec  gen  dysfunctionalfoundfamily  elrond  maglor  fixit  familydrama  100-150K 
september 2018 by elftrash

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