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"Ribbon in the Sky" by LadyOfShalott19
Summary: Nearly ten years have passed since Sarah defeated the Labyrinth. But now, she returns to the Underground at the behest of the Seelie King. She discovers, yet again, that things are not what they seem, even Goblin Kings.
fanfic  author:LadyOfShalott19  universe:Labyrinth  length:Long_Novel  rating:Adult  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  series:Ribbon_In_The_Sky  category:Mystery  category:Adventure  category:Romance  category:Suspense  category:Different_Parentage  category:Unexpected_Princess  category:Politics  characters:Jareth  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Hoggle  characters:Sir_Didymus  characters:Ludo 
july 2016 by KerrAvonsen
"As Easy Mayst Thou Fall" by Kzal
Summary: Sarah sees the Goblin King every time another man treats her badly, but she's convinced the Labyrinth was a dream, and he a figment of her imagination, until, eleven years after her first visit, she makes a wish that allows him back into her life. Can she force him to let her go, or will she find she has a reason to stay? Is love enough to build a life upon?
fanfic  author:Kzal  universe:Labyrinth  length:Long_Novel  rating:Adult  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:Romance  category:Worldbuilding  characters:Jareth  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Toby_Williams  characters:Hoggle  characters:Sir_Didymus  characters:Ludo 
may 2016 by KerrAvonsen
"It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" by MaryPSue
Summary: Sarah is woken in the middle of the night by a knock on her door. Suddenly, she finds herself thrust back into a fairy-story, with the most unlikely of allies at her side. But Sarah's forgotten that fairy tales can be cruel. With her little brother's future on the line, she will be forced to make a choice - and, once again, learn the hard way to be careful what you wish for.

Notes: This is unusual for a Labyrinth story in that Irene gets a good part; for once, she isn't the villain here. No, the villain is someone quite unexpected. Sarah is forced once again to face her past and her insecurities and overcome them. Toby has some insecurities of his own. I really liked the characterisation in this; all around good characterisation for everybody.
fanfic  author:MaryPSue  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novella  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:Adventure  category:Post-Canon  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Irene_Williams  characters:Toby_Williams  characters:Jareth  characters:Linda_Williams  characters:Hoggle  characters:Ludo  characters:Sir_Didymus 
may 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"Where the Broken Road Leads" by Startraveller776
Summary: Sarah's marked by her history. The Goblin King offers to erase her invisible brands. Will she accept despite the cost?

Notes: This works very well; I love the character insights here, both Sarah and Jareth. Be careful what you wish for: if you change your history, you may change who you are.
fanfic  author:Startraveller776  universe:Labyrinth  length:Short_Story  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:Hurt-Comfort  category:Romance  characters:Jareth  characters:Sarah_Williams 
march 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"Wishes" by Anticyclone
Summary: Sarah has tried to put up boundaries in her life. There are things she wants, and things she wants to keep out. Unfortunately, the former sometimes let in the latter...
fanfic  author:Anticyclone  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novelette  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Magic  characters:Jareth  characters:Sarah_Williams 
march 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"Her Kingdom As Great" by MarbleGlove
Summary: What's said is said, and Sarah said, 'My Will is as Strong as Yours and my Kingdom as Great.' And then, of course, she lied.
fanfic  author:MarbleGlove  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novelette  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Romance  category:Worldbuilding  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Jareth 
march 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"The End Of Days" by Danse Macabre
Summary: 19 year old Sarah believes the Labyrinth is behind her, nothing more than a childish fantasy. When she realizes her adventures were real, how far will she go to save the Labyrinth... or the Goblin King who rules it?
fanfic  author:Danse_Macabre  universe:Labyrinth  length:Long_Novel  rating:Adult  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  series:End_of_Days  category:Adventure  category:Romance  category:Worldbuilding  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Jareth  characters:Hoggle  characters:Sir_Didimus 
july 2013 by KerrAvonsen
"The Forgotten Dream" by Danse Macabre
Summary: Once upon a time, there was a king who loved and lost a mortal girl... But it's not what you think. Oneshot tangent to The End of Days with more character insight and backstory. JS. Please read TEOD up to chapter 20 first!
fanfic  author:Danse_Macabre  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novelette  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  series:End_of_Days  category:Sequel  category:Romance  category:Mythic  category:Worldbuilding  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Jareth 
july 2013 by KerrAvonsen
"The Lady and the Knight" by Jack Hawksmoor
Summary: Sarah's made a great life for herself, but Jareth has a problem. Will Sarah help him? What will it cost her if she does?
fanfic  author:Jack_Hawksmoor  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novel  rating:Adult  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:Adventure  category:Romance  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Jareth 
august 2011 by KerrAvonsen
"A Dreamer's Reality" by Little Hellion
Summary: It all started with a book...again. But this time, she can't decide what is real. 'Cogito, ergo sum.' I think, therefore I am. But what about Him? Sarah doesn't know how to make the choice she needs to make. What is real? Nobody really knows.

Notes: This story cuts to the heart of one of the dichotomies of Labyrinth: reality and the dream, and which is which.
The Underground and Above are two different worlds; what if one is torn between the two?
With many Sarah/Jareth stories, Sarah leaves behind the world Above without a qualm, or she manages to have her cake and eat it too. This one does neither, and I appreciate it for not avoiding the dilemma of having to make a choice between them.
fanfic  author:Little_Hellion  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novelette  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Jareth 
september 2010 by KerrAvonsen
"Elftouched" by Liriel-eris
Summary: Everyone has to grow up sometime, and once upon a time Sarah did too. The most logical thing after that was to speak her mind and change the world, if only a little. Fairytales have a way of enspelling. Fair lady, faint heart victory and all that.

Notes: This captures the disquieting shadows of otherness that have been cast in Sarah's life.
You can't go home again, for all that you are physically there.
fanfic  author:Liriel-eris  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novelette  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Jareth 
september 2010 by KerrAvonsen
"What You Wish For" by KnifeEdge
Summary: Some advice: The way forward is sometimes the way back. Take nothing for granted. Look before you leap. Things aren't always what they seem. Remember, Faeries bite. And most of all, be careful what you wish for...

Notes: Jareth here is mysterious and dangerous and Other, just the way I like him.
Sarah has grown up, and learned to be careful what she says.
A battle of wits and words between Sarah and Jareth; but who is the winner, and who is the loser?
fanfic  author:KnifeEdge  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novella  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Jareth 
september 2010 by KerrAvonsen
"Of Holly And Hobgoblins" by Wai-Jing Waraugh
Summary: Though surrounded by family, Sarah feels lonely at Christmas. There is a present she has not even admitted to herself that she wants. Only one person can give it to her, but will he, and she, realize her wish in time? And can she give something in return?

Notes: There are a few things that niggle me in this story, such as calling all the denizens of the Underground "goblins", including Jareth. Also, the characterisation of Hoggle is a bit off. However, the characterisations of Jareth and Sarah are good; Jareth suffering from ennui, and Sarah unhappy and uncertain as to why.

One of the themes of this story is *story* itself; tales and portents and the ways that stories are supposed to end. I love that as a theme.
fanfic  author:Wai-Jing_Waraugh  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novella  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  series:Underground_Holidays  characters:Jareth  characters:Sarah_Williams 
august 2010 by KerrAvonsen
"One Feather" by Xaviere Jade
Summary: Here's the day Sarah thought would never come. Sarah gets a message and a gift. Then her whole life changes forever.

Notes: The clumsiness of the summary led me to expect yet another lacklustre Labyrinth story - I've been reading quite a few recently, but none of them were worth reviewing. But I was mistaken; this is a really good story.

It opens with a poignant and heart-wrenching surprise, and goes on from there.
This isn't your average Labyrinth story; for one thing, it's rather hard to have a romance when one of the principals isn't there.For another thing, thank goodness, this Sarah is neither whiny nor selfish, even though her troubles here are even worse than they were in the original movie. She's been thrown in the deep end, and she's trying not to drown.
This is about responsibility, and empathy, and choices. It also has flashes of the eerie wonder of the magic of the Labyrinth.

My chief disappointment is that it's too short. Not that it doesn't come to a resolution of sorts, but it's more of a beginning than an ending, and I want to know what happens next. But I doubt that the author will write a sequel.
fanfic  author:Xaviere_Jade  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novelette  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  characters:Jareth  characters:Sarah_Williams 
august 2010 by KerrAvonsen
"Third Time's The Charm" by WiccaRowan
Summary: And they lived happily ever after.... really? And then what happens? When the real world meets the Labyrinth, things can't be a fairy tale forever. But maybe Jareth can learn a little about humanity.

Notes: Life... not unhappily ever after, either. Sarah and Jareth after the Labyrinth.

While I was reading this, I thought it was fine... and then I got to the last sentence, and wham! Hit me right there.
fanfic  author:WiccaRowan  universe:Labyrinth  length:Short_Short  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Jareth 
march 2009 by KerrAvonsen
"Dark Labyrinth" by Helen Fayle
Summary: Jareth has been thrown out of his own Labyrinth by an enemy; he turns for help to the last person one would expect -- Sarah.
fanfic  author:Helen_Fayle  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novel  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Post-Canon  characters:Jareth  characters:Sarah_Williams 
december 2006 by KerrAvonsen

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