elftrash + erestor   20

The Forgotten Tree by twopoint
The vines belonged to Glorfindel and he would keep them safe. Gondolin to Rivendell - Glorfindel and Erestor's story hitherto edited by Pengolodh.

Sequels: https://archiveofourown.org/works/29570#main
https://archiveofourown.org/works/29841
glorfindel  erestor  erestor/glorfindel  gondolin  40K 
december 2018 by elftrash
The Price of Vengeance universe by encairion
In order: The Revolutionary and the Usurper (170k), The Secret Language Brother (27k), The Price of Vengeance (540k), Earendil on the Purchasing of Whores (14k), The Price of Duty (170k), The Vanyar's Rebellion (17K), The Price of Memory (140k), Lost Children of the Sun (61k), The Price of Vengeance II (400k), and Heralds of the Dawn (130k and counting).

My note: hopelessly addictive, surprisingly interesting worldbuilding and race/colonialism work, but also very old school slytherfen (elftrashfen?) in that many Good Guys are now Bad, and vice versa, and everyone is gay, also there's way more incest than I bargained for, and I thought I was in for a ton (why would you make unrelated characters super related to make them bang?), and certain female characters are Shrill/Bad/Mad (but there are redemptive arcs for most of them paying off by now admittedly. STILL. YOU COME AT GALADRIEL YOU BEST NOT MISS). Would I rec this? No. Would I admit to someone who respected me that I'd read it? No. Did I lose a week to this and gasp like a fish on dry land when I ran out of story? I did.

ONE AND A HALF MILLION WORDS

It's like the Saving Connor of elftrash only longer and it drags much less. And instead of everything being child abuse and torture everything is incest.
feanor/fingolfin  fingon/maedhros  eol  lalwen  glorfindel  feanor  finarfin  maeglin  celebrimbor  celebrimbor/sauron  elrond  celebrian  celebrian/elrond  elrohir  elladan  erestor  erestor/lindir  gil-gilad  glorfindel/gil-galad  maglor  maglor/glorfindel  finrod  gildor  elenwe  warnings  1500000+K  finrod/curufin 
november 2018 by elftrash
beyond the sea by keiliss
Erestor sails with Elrond and Galadriel, hoping to make a new life in the land promised as Elvenhome; strange, eerie, changeless, a place where the dead are reborn or rehoused or never return at all, the living become spirit, and no one walks on the beach.
erestor  gil-gilad  gil-gilad/erestor  20-30K 
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
A Little More Conversation by Keiliss
A story told through letters of the friendship that grows between Glorfindel, sent to take charge of the newly-discovered valley of Imladris, and Erestor, an assistant to one of Gil-galad’s military advisors.
erestor/glorfindel  30-40K  erestor  glorfindel 
october 2018 by elftrash
By the Light of Roses by DawnFelagund
Erestor has earned a prestigious appointment as a student of the legendary Fëanor during the family's exile in Formenos. Family tensions and secrets abound as shy, young Erestor navigates politics, independence, and romance for the first time.
erestor/feanor  erestor  feanor  feanor/nerdanel  70K 
october 2018 by elftrash
The Scholar and the Soldier by adlanth
Erestor enters Caranthir's household as a scholar, only to have Caranthir decide that he will make a warrior out of him.
caranthir/erestor  erestor  caranthir  10-15K 
october 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
Return to Me by peasantswhy
Sometimes, however—when he nestles down for the night and stars splay out like a banner overhead—he allows himself to remember. Gondolin. He remembers a different sky, remembers the smell of flowers drifting through his open window. Crushed herbs from his garden between his fingers, their oil smearing into the delicate skin over his pulse. The weight of another cleaving tight against him. Coal-black hair falling through his hands.

Glorfindel returns to Middle Earth.
erestor/glorfindel  30-40K  rivendell  gondolin  erestor  glorfindel 
october 2018 by elftrash
Wanderlust by Clodia
A brief history for Erestor, stretching from the ages of the stars to the foundation of Imladris.

NB: start with Goldilocks and the Three Balrogs and then read Clodia's fic in posting order, they're a series.
5-10K  erestor  elrond  doriath  rivendell  gen 
september 2018 by elftrash
Nightingales and Starlight by Clodia
For many years, Thingol's minstrel Daeron made lament for Lúthien Tinúviel beside dark waters... but not forever. A look at love, loss and the Lay of Leithian.

NB: start with Goldilocks and the Three Balrogs and then read all Clodia's fic in posting order, they're a series.
gen  daeron  luthien  beren/luthien  erestor  doriath  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
The Loneliness of the Fishermouse by Clodia
In 2509, Celebrían wife of Elrond was journeying to Lórien... the rest, everyone knows. But this isn't about her. Not really. What remains for the bereaved but need and anger?

NB: start with Goldilocks and the Three Balrogs and then read all Clodia's fic in posting order, they're a series. This is the last story.
15-20K  gen  rec  rivendell  erestor  elrond  arwen  glorfindel  celebrian 
september 2018 by elftrash
Goldilocks and the Three Balrogs by Clodia
Ca. 1000 TA, Glorfindel finds himself unexpectedly alive and on a ship to Middle-earth in the company of five not-quite-Men. Where next? Imladris, of course...

NB: start with this and then read Clodia's fic in posting order, they're a series. This is the most elaborate backstory for explaining who Erestor is and how Erestor came to be Elrond's counsellor and I love it.
rec  glorfindel  erestor  gen  20-30K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Shadowlands by Marchwriter
A murder mystery unravels at Imladris in the wake of Isildur's death.
erestor  glorfindel  elrond  15-20K 
september 2018 by elftrash
another future by keiliss
A chance encounter during a ball leaves Glorfindel with a deeper understanding of himself and the world he lives in.

Set sometime within the first 100 years of Gondolin's existence.
erestor/glorfindel  glorfindel  5-10K  gondolin  erestor 
september 2018 by elftrash
Our Old Shipwrecked Days by havisham
Elrond is swept away by a new acquaintance, Glorfindel gets a new lease on life, and Erestor just wants everyone not to die.
elrond/glorfindel  secondage  elrond  glorfindel  erestor  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Three Petals to the Blossom by Cirrostratus (Lenticular)
Erestor stumbles across the King and his herald in the library. That's it; that's the story.
gil-gilad  gil-gilad/elrond  elrond  erestor  2-5K  secondage 
september 2018 by elftrash
To Sing Of... by Darth Fingon
Gil-galad, about to be married to a very nice lady, makes an important discovery about himself with Erestor's help. A heartwarming tale of cluelessness, ill-fitting clothing, impractical pets, and exploitation of Elvish linguistic ambiguity.
gil-gilad  elrond  erestor  gil-gilad/elrond  secondage  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash
Beating the Bounds by kenaz
When Erestor was young, his father had shown him their family’s heirloom: a primitive map of Cuiviénen and the inland sea scratched out on deer hide in ink made from soot and oak galls, the work of his father’s father. To the east of the Orocarni was written in the ancient cirth, Here be Monsters; a warning that what lay beyond was unknown, and best left unexamined. Erestor knew, as his grandsire had known, that some things were best left unexplored. Yet like his grandsire, he pressed on in spite of this knowledge.
fingon/maedhros  fingon/erestor  10-15K  erestor  fingon 
september 2018 by elftrash
Keeping Up Appearances by Ulan
As had now become his habit, Glorfindel strode in to Erestor's office with nary a knock or warning, and proclaimed: "I told Celegwen that we are together."

Erestor looked up from his work. "The persistent archer?" he asked placidly, despite the fact that he and Glorfindel were most definitely not, to his knowledge, together. "I see. What did she say?"
erestor/glorfindel  glorfindel  rivendell  erestor  5-10K 
september 2018 by elftrash

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