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Updated Fic Recommendation Masterlist (Public)






After putting this link on my Day Three of the Fandom Snowflake Challenge, I went and had a look, and saw that some fics on it had been taken down, so I have had to remove them. This is the updated list. Public and stickied so that I can add to it.



From The Other Riverbank.
Author: Dwimordene. (Lord of the Rings) Rating: Adult. Slash.

Elegy For Númenor.
Author: Elfscribe. Rating: Mature. Genres: Adventure, Drama. Slash, het.

Chronicles the last days of once-great Númenor from the time Sauron "surrenders" to the fall of the empire. Love, lust, greed, betrayal, fate, and heroism all combine into an epic story with many characters.
MEFA 2009 First Place winner in Genres: Longer Works: Incomplete


Stolen Innocence.
Author: Orchid Constyne. Rating: NC17. Genres: Drama. Slash, body mutilation.

Thavron falls in love with the Master Bard of Gil-galad's court, but he learns of a harsh loss Lindir suffered in Daeron's hands.

Even Quicker Than Doubt.
Author: Keiliss. Rating: Mature. Genres: Drama, Romance. Slash.

Set in the weeks before Elros departs for Númenor, Doubt explores the reason the twins chose different paths, Elrond’s emotional coming of age, the evolving relationship between Gil-galad and Glorfindel, and the reborn Elf’s adjustment to his new life in Second Age Lindon.


Summer Lightning.

Author: Celebdil. Rating: Teen. Genres: Romance, Adventure.

Gorgeous steamy love story between Celeborn and Thingol before the end of the long trek West to the sea. A little covered period in fanfiction and the pairing as writing here is totally satisfying on every level.


The Sea Of Sand.

Author: Capella. Rating NC17. Genres: Drama/Erotica. Slash, graphic M/M sex.

A Legolas / Imrahil story also featuring many original characters.


Heart Of The Wood
Author: Kenaz. Rating: R. Genres: Drama/Angst. Mild slash.

" ...And Beleg and Túrin were companions in every peril, and walked far and wide in the wild woods together."


Maitimo And Findekáno.

Author: Oshun. Rating. R. Genres: Drama/Romance. Slash.

Story of young Fingon’s love for Maedhros and its reciprocation. Set in Tirion before the creation of the Simarils

I Hate You.

Author: Oshun. Rating: R. Genres: Drama. Slash.

A low point in the relationship of Maedhros and Fingon before they left Valinor.

A New Day.

Author: Oshun. Rating. R. Genres. Drama/Romance. Slash.

Sequel to Maitimo And Findekáno. Beginning immediately after Fingon’s rescue of Maedhros from the cliffs of Thangorodrim, it tells of how Fingon and Maedhros reunite and together resolve to heal the divisions among the Noldor.


As Rivers Of Water In A Dry Place.

Author: Maggie Honeybite. Rating: R. Genres: Drama/Violence. Slash.

During the siege of the Barad-dûr, Gil-galad struggles with the burden of leadership and the grim reality of war. Elrond helps.

Promise Of Fire.

Author: Maggie Honeybite. Rating: R. Genres: Angst/Violence/Drama.

Fingon struggles to keep a promise made long ago. Fingon/Maedhros angst. Disturbing themes.


The 'Anestel' series.

Ethuil'waew

Author: Esteliel

Rating: NC17. Genres: Angst, Drama, Erotica. Slash, Rape, MPREG, BD/SM

Seldom is any tale told of deeds of lust among the Eldar... Yet the story of Glorfindel and Legolas is just such a tale.

Anestel.
Rating: NC17. Genres:
Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Erotica, Romance. Slash, MPREG, BD/SM.

Legolas is pregnant with Glorfindel's child, but there has been nothing but hate between Imladris and Mirkwood for centuries...

Cuil Eden.
Rating: NC17. Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Erotica, Romance. Slash, MPREG, BD/SM.

Legolas learns that despite the events told in "Anestel", life continues. But shall he always stay little more than Glorfindel's slave, or might there be true happiness for him after all? A visit to Lothlórien brings many revelations for him and Glorfindel both...


A Dawn of Many Colors, by Pink Siamese.
Rating R. Genres: Drama, Erotica.

How many books out of worlds and worlds out of books? This is the story of Janet Lambert, a thirtysomething college student, as she travels out of her own world and into the Tolkien multiverse and beyond. This is a work in progress.

Mael-Gûl

Author: Aislynn Crowdaughter. Rating: NC17. Genres: Angst. Graphic Sex, Rape, Torture, Violence, BD/SM, Dub-con.

Very dark A.U. Legolas slave fic. Mirkwood is a subject realm and must give hostages to the other Elven realms as slaves. Legolas is the slave of Aragorn, who is a sadist. And to keep Legolas loyal to the Ranger, he is bound by a cruel spell: the Mael-Gûl

Fail Accompli
Author: Ignoble Bard. Rating: R. Genres: Angst, Erotica, Drama. Slash.

Legolas is the plaything of a mysterious and powerful being.


The Dance Of Flute And Harp.
Author: Amaranth. Rating: R. Genres: AU. Slash.

Maglor and Tinfang Gelion (Warble). Two great minstrels, elves of like mind and skill; yet so very different. A conflict and the unique, captivating way those two masters of their art deal with it. Set sometime between 1700-1900 Second Age.


Into This Wild Abyss
Author: Pandemonium_213. Rating: Mature. Genres: AU, Drama, General, Science Fiction.

A series of contributions for Akallabêth in August 2009 in response to the following prompts: 1) Sauron fortifies Mordor; 2) Sauron begins to afflict Númenórean settlements to the south; 3) Sauron convinces Ar-Pharazôn to break the Ban of the Valar; 4) storms from the West strike Númenor; and 5) Sauron returns to Middle-earth.

Unforgettable.
Author: Zhie. Rating: NC17. Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Erotica, Romance, Tragedy.
Slash, AU, Violence, Torture, Charater Death.

Tale of Glorfindel & Erestor in Gondolin. A young warrior and an old scholar learn more from one another than they expected to. Timeline: First Age - Gondolin.

Sacrifice.

Author: Surgical Steel. Rating: Mature/NC17. Genres: Drama, Horror. Graphic Violence.

Not everyone involved with the sacrifices at Armenelos were believers.

You Live Your Life In The Shadow of the Mountain

Author: Darth Fingon. Rating: Teens. Genres: AU. Drama. Mature Themes.

At the end of the First Age, religious feuds and civil unrest threaten Valmar and Tirion. A 'What-If' AU.

The Apprentice.

Author: Pandemonium_213. Rating: Mature. Genres: Drama, General, Science Fiction. Rape/Non-consensual sex, expletive language, moderate violence

An ambitious young Noldorin man of Ost-in-Edhil lands a coveted appointment as an apprentice to the most skilled master smith of the Gwaith-i-Mirdain: Istyar Aulendil. The apprentice's mentor, a prodigy of the Aulënossë, has been sent to Middle-earth by the Valar and has knowledge of exotic and wondrous technology. Istyar Aulendil also has notoriously high standards. The apprentice must meet his mentor's expectations if he is to become a journeyman and work on an important new initiative.

Mereth Aderthad
Author: Oshun. Rating: Mature. Genres: Drama. Slash.

 A continuation of my story cycle of the Noldor in the First Age, focusing principally, but not solely upon Fingon and Maedhros. (See Maitimo and Findekáno and A New Day, which precede this one in the story cycle.)

Bright Are The Stars Upon The Margin Of The World.

Author: Kenaz. Rating: General. Genres: Drama, General.

A tale of Beleg's beginning: You are children of starlight, the water sang, the fairest and most favored of Ilúvatar's design. Great deeds will you bring forth upon the world. And he smiled and listened still, but in his heart, though born of starlight and culled from dream and song, he was a son of the wilderness who wist no sire but the wood, and he cared little for great deeds.


A Long Time Falling.

Author: Himring. Rating: General. Genres: General. Suicide, character death, moderate violence, expletive language, mature themes, slash.

Maedhros and Maglor decide to surrender to Eonwe to be put on trial back in Valinor. And then, at the last moment, they don't. Framing Maglor's memories of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad and the attacks on Doriath and the Havens of Sirion (or rather, mostly, the discussions among the brothers that led up to those attacks).
Maedhros/Fingon slash (very mild here). Definitely not Maedhros/Maglor slash; however, the subject is raised and the (false) accusation made by others in the story, so if this worries you, please regard yourself as warned.
Also, Maedhros's suicide isn't explicitly told, but strongly hinted at, so has been marked.


The West Wind Quartet.

Author: Himring. Rating: Teens. Genres: General. Moderate Violence, Mature Themes

Emlinn, a Sinda, becomes Maglor's student and experiences the end of the Siege of Angband and the Battle of Sudden Flame.

Looking At The Stars And Counting The Hours.

Author: Himring. Rating. NC17/Adult. Genres: Romance. Mild Violence, Character Death, Slash (Mild)

Falling in love helps Fingon cope with the death of his father, but on a visit to Himring a year later he finds love can't cure everything.

The Writhen Pool
By Pandemonium_213. When the Istyari of Second Age Ost-in-Edhil deny her a place in an important new initiative to be taken up by the Gwaith-i-Mírdain, a young master smith struggles to make her mark in the man’s realm of the forges. An opportunity arrives when the smith is offered a commission that will present challenges of both mind and heart.
Pandë!verse-centric.

More Dangerous, Less Wise by Ziggy.
They are called the Sons of Thunder for the violent revenge they wreak on the Orcs of the Mountains. But a messenger from Thranduil defies Elrohir’s cruelty and it leads to simmering lust and dark conflict between Legolas and Elrohir on the banks of the Bruinen. Set between the Council of Elrond and the departure of the Fellowship. Prequel to The Sons of Thunder.

The Price of Vengeance  by Encairion.
A novella of the House of Finwë from the Darkening of Valinor to the fall of the Last Alliance upon the slopes of Mount Doom. Told by the long silenced voices of: Irimë Finwëion the Mistress, Glorfindel Fëanorion the Savior, Maeglin the Traitor, Gildor the Bastard, Celebrimbor the Martyr, and Celebrían the Victim.


To See A World. Nightwing6.
Injured and alone, Legolas and Aragorn are forced to take refuge in a wintry foreign land. But when darkness encroaches from within and without, they learn refuge can become a deadly trap.
Friendship, adventure, angst. Unfinished, (about two-thirds complete) but still well-worth reading.

A Creature of Fire, by Daw the Minstrel.
Set in the year 2770 TA, this story follows Legolas through adventures both personal and canonical. (Posted on Stories of Arda so no slash, and rating will be M or lower).


Another Man's Cage, by Dawn Felagund.
In the Time of the Trees, during the Bliss of Valinor, the young family of Fëanor experience the everyday triumphs and tragedies of life in paradise. But as Fëanor's genius blossoms and his sons grow into their roles in Tirion society, tensions build that will sunder the House of Finwë and drive the House of Fëanor to open rebellion.

Adult. Drama.

Through A Glass Darkly, by Ziggy.
Part of The Sons Of Thunder 'verse. The Fellowship is about to leave Rivendell and Glorfindel is a decoy, drawing away the Nazgûl so they will pursue him across the open lands of Eregion where he looks to stand against them on Amon Sûl.
General Audiences.


The Revolutionary And The Usurper, by Encairion.
The tale of the boy who stood up to change the world, and the half-brother who wanted to stand at his side, but if he couldn’t have that, let him have everything else.
The tale of the Genius and the Shepherd as they were known by some, the Madman and the Traitor by others, but who were they in each other’s eyes?

The tale of Fëanor and Fingolfin.

“I refuse to accept the Noldor are bound to the starless midnight of these petty lives the Valar have boxed us into.  I refuse to accept we will never walk through these shadows and into the bright daybreak of freedom!” –Fëanor in The Revolutionary and the Usurper.

Slash. Explicit. Incest.

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