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Espresso Recommendations

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Contents: 912 recs in 209 fandoms; 64 links

Lord of the Rings

Eowyn

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Gift Horses by Jedishampoo

An unsentimental look at Eowyn & Faramir's courtship, well written with an unexpected but plausible characterisation for Eowyn

[Added 24/06/2004; Romance/Erotica; 6000-20,000; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Eowyn, Faramir]

Keepers of the Hearth by Alawa

A quiet piece that reclaims Middle-earth for the ordinary woman, and celebrates the things that the War of the Ring was fought to preserve

[Added 25/06/2004; Character Piece; 6000-20,000; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Eomer, Eowyn, Lothíriel, OC]

Nor Iron Bars a Cage by FayJay

FayJay offers some surprising insights into the deep places of Gríma's heart in this well-written character study. As far as I'm aware, 'Nor Iron Bars a Cage' is the author's first foray into the Tolkien fandom, and one can only hope that she writes more!

[Added 28/01/2004; Character Piece; <1000; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Gríma Wormtongue, Eowyn]

Shards of Time by AL Milton

Was Eowyn a heroine or deserter? This nicely structured story features interesting original characters, as Eowyn's grandson weighs the evidence

[Added 20/02/2003; Drama; 6000-20,000; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Eowyn, Faramir, OCs]

Who Knackered Aragorn's Catamite? by Earthspot

Tolkien meets Raymond Chandler meets James Bond in this witty and inventive romp through Fourth Age Middle-earth. WKAC features a large cast of engaging original characters, plus delightful cameos from many of the major players. The author assures us that no canon was injured in the production of this fanfiction

[Added 09/09/2003; Drama; >50,000; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Eowyn, Faramir, Goldberry, Gimli, Legolas, Bergil, Grishnakh, OCs; Adult]