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Lord of the Rings


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Sára-lissë by Erin's Daughter

Arwen's reflections at two points in her life. Luscious sensuous writing characterises this nicely shaped piece

[Added 16/12/2003; Romance/Erotica; 6000-20,000; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Arwen, Aragorn, Legolas, Elrond]

The Still Point by Stultiloquentia

What does it mean to be mortal? Stultiloquentia's thoughtful take is well characterised and beautifully written, with a good balance between light & dark

[Added 15/07/2005; Romance/Erotica; 2500-6000; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Arwen, Aragorn]

Thread of Fate by Forodwaith

In the best tradition of fanfiction, Forodwaith takes a few meagre sentences from canon and unpacks them to cast fresh light on the enigma that is Arwen -- her strengths, her loves, and her sacrifices. Magical

[Added 09/09/2003; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Arwen, Galadriel, Halbarad]

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]