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Lord of the Rings


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Hope for the Uruk by Grond

This thoughtful and unusual story explores whether the Uruk-hai might have the potential for redemption. It's a little rough around the edges in places, but nonetheless well worth trying

[Added 16/12/2003; Drama; 6000-20,000; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Aragorn, Shagrat, Faramir, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Legolas; Adult]

One Dark Night by Enros

Sympathetic look at the nature of the Uruk-hai. An extremely unusual premise

[Added 18/10/2002; Romance/Erotica; 2500-6000; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Elrond, Ugl˙k]

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]