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Narnian Chronicles

Aslan

A Dragon's Desire by Miss M

'It was, of course, the same gold treasure you have heard about elsewhere, and it was, of course, a dragon's treasure. But like Eustace many years later, Octesian had no idea what it was. Telmarines are not interested in dragon lore.' Miss M captures the tone of canon beautifully, breathing life into one of Lewis's names

[Added 22/05/2015; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Octesian, Aslan]

Further Up and Further In by Hedda62

'Britta's consciousness had hurtled through tunnels of fire, spread like a net of twanging sensory receptors across the stars, exploded in blue-green ecstasy of cinnamon and fireflies, heard symphonies played by gods.' This surprisingly successful fusion with the Vorkosigan series (no canon knowledge required) assumes Betan survey ships that enter wormholes & never reappear end up in Narnia. The interaction of the incomers with Narnian history is fascinating, and Hedda uses a cast of OCs to provide interesting outsider perspectives

[Added 09/01/2014; Drama; 6000-20,000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tumnus, Aslan, Fenris Ulf, Betan OCs & minors (Vorkosigan series); Crossover]

Scents on the Wind by Miss M

'Horses' noses are very finely tuned, much sharper than the noses of humans, and Hwin normally registered the smells around her quite without thinking, the same way you and I may look at a bland landscape without remembering much about it afterwards.' A heroine's homecoming isn't always easy. Perfectly in tune with canon, in both style & theme. Lovely!

[Added 11/08/2012; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Hwin, Aslan, Bree]

What Is This, A Joke? by Moriwen

'Susan took out a pamphlet from her jacket pocket, folded it open to a page in the middle, and handed it to Spike. Potential side effects of prolonged contact, it read, in print so small he had to strain to read it. Dizziness, vomiting, ennui, lucid dreaming, existential angst, pregnancy, death.' This fusion with the Buffyverse allows for a more ambiguous presentation of Aslan than usually convinces me. Slow to start but worth a try for its original take on Susan, who appears at the halfway point (Narnia/BtVS/AtS)

[Added 07/08/2014; Drama; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Aslan, Susan Pevensie, Spike (BtVS); Crossover]


Caspian

Heart-fire by Genarti

'Her father eats a berry of the sun, each morning, and grows slowly young again.' Portrait of the Star's Daughter, brief but magical

[Added 05/09/2012; Character Piece; <1000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Star's Daughter, Caspian]


Edmund Pevensie

Another Country by Jay Tryfanstone

'She had blue eyes, Susan, a blue so dark it was almost black, and skin as white as the flesh of a snowberry...' An ambiguous, dangerous tale

[Added 30/12/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Jill Pole, Susan Pevensie, Eustace Scrubb, Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Jewel, Puzzle]

Further Up and Further In by Kyra Cullinan

'It's funny...how he always gives us journeys.' The new Narnia, in ripples outwards from Tirian & Jewel. Lovely details and a very canonical feel

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tirian, Jewel, Lucy Pevensie, Jill Pole, Eustace Scrubb, Edmund Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Puddleglum, Tumnus, Aslan]

Oathkeeper by WingedFlight

'Aravis had heard of Edmund Wandbreaker before — everyone in Calormen had heard the stories. This was the boy who, upon witnessing the death of his brother at the hands of the White Witch, had shattered her wand and escaped into the winter wilds with naught but his life.' A clever, vivid AU in which another witch takes the place of Jadis. Unrelentingly dark, but wholly believable

[Added 05/07/2016; Drama; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Lucy Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Aravis, Tumnus]

The Traitor, the Witch, and the Lovers by Katie Vieceli

'He knew she liked it when he took control. It gave her hope that he might still embrace the cruel serpentine nature she had awakened in him oh so long ago with an innocent gift of hot chocolate and Turkish Delight.' Everyone and their pet iguana has rec'd this, years ago, but I couldn't resist. A dark & twisted AU for the Narnia series that would have CS Lewis turning in his grave. Not for the faint at heart

[Added 08/07/2004; Drama; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Edmund Pevensie, Jadis, Lucy Pevensie, Tumnus, Mrs Beaver, Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie; Adult]


Eustace Scrubb

Another Country by Jay Tryfanstone

'She had blue eyes, Susan, a blue so dark it was almost black, and skin as white as the flesh of a snowberry...' An ambiguous, dangerous tale

[Added 30/12/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Jill Pole, Susan Pevensie, Eustace Scrubb, Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Jewel, Puzzle]

Further Up and Further In by Kyra Cullinan

'It's funny...how he always gives us journeys.' The new Narnia, in ripples outwards from Tirian & Jewel. Lovely details and a very canonical feel

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tirian, Jewel, Lucy Pevensie, Jill Pole, Eustace Scrubb, Edmund Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Puddleglum, Tumnus, Aslan]

To hold back the night by Heliopause

'"The... the laying bare of the land—Sire, you see the terrible deaths of your people, but we two... we've both grown up with tales and pictures of a war close to our country, from before our time, and this looks to us like," she paused, uncertain of how the phrase would sound in Narnia. "like the creation of a no-man's-land."' A clever AU of The Last Battle in which Jill & Eustace's knowledge of both our world & Narnia helps to change everything. I'd love to read more in this universe

[Added 23/05/2015; Drama; 6000-20,000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Jill Pole, Tirian, Eustace Scrubb, Poggin, Jewel, Farsight, Father Time, Puzzle, OCs]


Hwin

Scents on the Wind by Miss M

'Horses' noses are very finely tuned, much sharper than the noses of humans, and Hwin normally registered the smells around her quite without thinking, the same way you and I may look at a bland landscape without remembering much about it afterwards.' A heroine's homecoming isn't always easy. Perfectly in tune with canon, in both style & theme. Lovely!

[Added 11/08/2012; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Hwin, Aslan, Bree]


Jadis, the White Witch

From the grove of cypress and yellow rose by Redsnake05

'Tumnus was brought forth at midsummer, from under a tangle of yellow roses nestled in the bend of a small, sweet stream. His father was scratched and his arms ran with blood from a multitude of little cuts as he drew Tumnus out of the undergrowth and into the world.' A fascinating origin story for Tumnus, which does a good job of melding high & cosy Narnia

[Added 05/07/2016; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tumnus, Jadis, Lucy Pevensie, Pan, OCs]

Green as Poison by Ncfan

'She has seen no scales on her skin, and neither is her tongue forked.' An origin story for the Lady of the Green Kirtle that weaves together hints from canon to end with an intriguing possibility

[Added 23/05/2015; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Lady of the Green Kirtle, Jadis]

Not Gods, But Demons by Kastaka

'They had come to her in the night, three shadows in her room, winged and clawed and fanged.' The villain's point of view is always interesting, and this vignette, set before The Magician's Nephew, strikes the right balance between humanising Jadis & portraying her utter ruthlessness

[Added 11/11/2008; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Jadis, original characters]

The Traitor, the Witch, and the Lovers by Katie Vieceli

'He knew she liked it when he took control. It gave her hope that he might still embrace the cruel serpentine nature she had awakened in him oh so long ago with an innocent gift of hot chocolate and Turkish Delight.' Everyone and their pet iguana has rec'd this, years ago, but I couldn't resist. A dark & twisted AU for the Narnia series that would have CS Lewis turning in his grave. Not for the faint at heart

[Added 08/07/2004; Drama; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Edmund Pevensie, Jadis, Lucy Pevensie, Tumnus, Mrs Beaver, Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie; Adult]


Jill Pole

Another Country by Jay Tryfanstone

'She had blue eyes, Susan, a blue so dark it was almost black, and skin as white as the flesh of a snowberry...' An ambiguous, dangerous tale

[Added 30/12/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Jill Pole, Susan Pevensie, Eustace Scrubb, Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Jewel, Puzzle]

Further Up and Further In by Kyra Cullinan

'It's funny...how he always gives us journeys.' The new Narnia, in ripples outwards from Tirian & Jewel. Lovely details and a very canonical feel

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tirian, Jewel, Lucy Pevensie, Jill Pole, Eustace Scrubb, Edmund Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Puddleglum, Tumnus, Aslan]

To hold back the night by Heliopause

'"The... the laying bare of the land—Sire, you see the terrible deaths of your people, but we two... we've both grown up with tales and pictures of a war close to our country, from before our time, and this looks to us like," she paused, uncertain of how the phrase would sound in Narnia. "like the creation of a no-man's-land."' A clever AU of The Last Battle in which Jill & Eustace's knowledge of both our world & Narnia helps to change everything. I'd love to read more in this universe

[Added 23/05/2015; Drama; 6000-20,000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Jill Pole, Tirian, Eustace Scrubb, Poggin, Jewel, Farsight, Father Time, Puzzle, OCs]


Lucy Pevensie

Another Country by Jay Tryfanstone

'She had blue eyes, Susan, a blue so dark it was almost black, and skin as white as the flesh of a snowberry...' An ambiguous, dangerous tale

[Added 30/12/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Jill Pole, Susan Pevensie, Eustace Scrubb, Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Jewel, Puzzle]

Between by Genarti

'She had a vague idea that she would go home to Mother and Father, and everything would be just as it always had been. Even at the train station, when it took her a full minute to recognize her mother, and when she only realized that the anxious, hollow-cheeked, limping man in the brown jacket was Father because he was standing next to Mother, she still thought it would turn out all right.' Problem-of-Susan stories tend to either demonise Aslan or canonise Susan. Genarti falls into neither extreme; this fix could have written by Lewis, if he'd grown out of his fear of women

[Added 28/02/2014; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Susan Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Mr & Mrs Pevensie]

From the grove of cypress and yellow rose by Redsnake05

'Tumnus was brought forth at midsummer, from under a tangle of yellow roses nestled in the bend of a small, sweet stream. His father was scratched and his arms ran with blood from a multitude of little cuts as he drew Tumnus out of the undergrowth and into the world.' A fascinating origin story for Tumnus, which does a good job of melding high & cosy Narnia

[Added 05/07/2016; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tumnus, Jadis, Lucy Pevensie, Pan, OCs]

Further Up and Further In by Kyra Cullinan

'It's funny...how he always gives us journeys.' The new Narnia, in ripples outwards from Tirian & Jewel. Lovely details and a very canonical feel

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tirian, Jewel, Lucy Pevensie, Jill Pole, Eustace Scrubb, Edmund Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Puddleglum, Tumnus, Aslan]

The Lady Running by Tea Roses

'Lucy...wasn't entirely innocent; she knew the ways of fauns and the things they desired.' Narnia was always more sensual than Lewis allowed, and Tea Roses' tale captures this aspect, without losing any of the delicacy & humour of the original

[Added 11/11/2008; Romance/Erotica; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Lucy Pevensie, Tumnus]

Oathkeeper by WingedFlight

'Aravis had heard of Edmund Wandbreaker before — everyone in Calormen had heard the stories. This was the boy who, upon witnessing the death of his brother at the hands of the White Witch, had shattered her wand and escaped into the winter wilds with naught but his life.' A clever, vivid AU in which another witch takes the place of Jadis. Unrelentingly dark, but wholly believable

[Added 05/07/2016; Drama; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Lucy Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Aravis, Tumnus]

The Traitor, the Witch, and the Lovers by Katie Vieceli

'He knew she liked it when he took control. It gave her hope that he might still embrace the cruel serpentine nature she had awakened in him oh so long ago with an innocent gift of hot chocolate and Turkish Delight.' Everyone and their pet iguana has rec'd this, years ago, but I couldn't resist. A dark & twisted AU for the Narnia series that would have CS Lewis turning in his grave. Not for the faint at heart

[Added 08/07/2004; Drama; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Edmund Pevensie, Jadis, Lucy Pevensie, Tumnus, Mrs Beaver, Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie; Adult]


Minor

Between by Genarti

'She had a vague idea that she would go home to Mother and Father, and everything would be just as it always had been. Even at the train station, when it took her a full minute to recognize her mother, and when she only realized that the anxious, hollow-cheeked, limping man in the brown jacket was Father because he was standing next to Mother, she still thought it would turn out all right.' Problem-of-Susan stories tend to either demonise Aslan or canonise Susan. Genarti falls into neither extreme; this fix could have written by Lewis, if he'd grown out of his fear of women

[Added 28/02/2014; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Susan Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Mr & Mrs Pevensie]

Clipsie the Mariner by Transposable Element

'He was very stubborn and wouldn't listen if anybody told him to look on the bright side, so Clipsie didn't tell him that she much preferred boing-boing-boing to toddle-toddle-toddle. It was a lot faster and a lot more fun.' A manifesto for the DufflepudsMonopods, that gives a voice to one of Lewis's many names

[Added 05/07/2016; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Clipsie, Dufflepud chief, Coriakin, Reepicheep, Lucy Pevensie, Caspian, Edmund Pevensie, Eustace Scrubb]

A Dragon's Desire by Miss M

'It was, of course, the same gold treasure you have heard about elsewhere, and it was, of course, a dragon's treasure. But like Eustace many years later, Octesian had no idea what it was. Telmarines are not interested in dragon lore.' Miss M captures the tone of canon beautifully, breathing life into one of Lewis's names

[Added 22/05/2015; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Octesian, Aslan]

Further Up and Further In by Hedda62

'Britta's consciousness had hurtled through tunnels of fire, spread like a net of twanging sensory receptors across the stars, exploded in blue-green ecstasy of cinnamon and fireflies, heard symphonies played by gods.' This surprisingly successful fusion with the Vorkosigan series (no canon knowledge required) assumes Betan survey ships that enter wormholes & never reappear end up in Narnia. The interaction of the incomers with Narnian history is fascinating, and Hedda uses a cast of OCs to provide interesting outsider perspectives

[Added 09/01/2014; Drama; 6000-20,000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tumnus, Aslan, Fenris Ulf, Betan OCs & minors (Vorkosigan series); Crossover]

Out of Season by Elizabeth Culmer

'She didn't remember being that foolish. But then, she had grown up in the palace as milk-sister to Prince Rabadash and granddaughter to Axartha Tarkaan, the Grand Vizier. She had danced with snakes since before she could speak. That made a difference.' Elizabeth creates a vivid, detailed picture of Calormene society based on Mughal India from Lewis's blank canvas, complete with religious complexity & plenty of political infighting. The central OC is well drawn, with a believable worldview very different from Narnian & human characters

[Added 05/08/2015; Drama; 20,000-50,000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Axartha Tarkaan, Rabadash, Ilgamuth Tarkaan, Rishti Tisroc, Ahoshta Tarkaan, Peridan, Susan Pevensie, OCs]


Peter Pevensie

Another Country by Jay Tryfanstone

'She had blue eyes, Susan, a blue so dark it was almost black, and skin as white as the flesh of a snowberry...' An ambiguous, dangerous tale

[Added 30/12/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Jill Pole, Susan Pevensie, Eustace Scrubb, Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Jewel, Puzzle]


Susan Pevensie

Another Country by Jay Tryfanstone

'She had blue eyes, Susan, a blue so dark it was almost black, and skin as white as the flesh of a snowberry...' An ambiguous, dangerous tale

[Added 30/12/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Jill Pole, Susan Pevensie, Eustace Scrubb, Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Jewel, Puzzle]

Between by Genarti

'She had a vague idea that she would go home to Mother and Father, and everything would be just as it always had been. Even at the train station, when it took her a full minute to recognize her mother, and when she only realized that the anxious, hollow-cheeked, limping man in the brown jacket was Father because he was standing next to Mother, she still thought it would turn out all right.' Problem-of-Susan stories tend to either demonise Aslan or canonise Susan. Genarti falls into neither extreme; this fix could have written by Lewis, if he'd grown out of his fear of women

[Added 28/02/2014; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Susan Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Mr & Mrs Pevensie]

Elegant and Fine by Ursula Vernon

'He was nearly as broad as he was tall, and his head barely came up past her waist. He had gnarled hands from working metal and he was as ugly as she was beautiful.' An unusual take on the problem of Susan, with a brief but vivid portrait of her Narnian lover

[Added 29/08/2013; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Susan Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, original character]

What Is This, A Joke? by Moriwen

'Susan took out a pamphlet from her jacket pocket, folded it open to a page in the middle, and handed it to Spike. Potential side effects of prolonged contact, it read, in print so small he had to strain to read it. Dizziness, vomiting, ennui, lucid dreaming, existential angst, pregnancy, death.' This fusion with the Buffyverse allows for a more ambiguous presentation of Aslan than usually convinces me. Slow to start but worth a try for its original take on Susan, who appears at the halfway point (Narnia/BtVS/AtS)

[Added 07/08/2014; Drama; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Aslan, Susan Pevensie, Spike (BtVS); Crossover]


Tirian

Further Up and Further In by Kyra Cullinan

'It's funny...how he always gives us journeys.' The new Narnia, in ripples outwards from Tirian & Jewel. Lovely details and a very canonical feel

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tirian, Jewel, Lucy Pevensie, Jill Pole, Eustace Scrubb, Edmund Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Puddleglum, Tumnus, Aslan]

To hold back the night by Heliopause

'"The... the laying bare of the land—Sire, you see the terrible deaths of your people, but we two... we've both grown up with tales and pictures of a war close to our country, from before our time, and this looks to us like," she paused, uncertain of how the phrase would sound in Narnia. "like the creation of a no-man's-land."' A clever AU of The Last Battle in which Jill & Eustace's knowledge of both our world & Narnia helps to change everything. I'd love to read more in this universe

[Added 23/05/2015; Drama; 6000-20,000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Jill Pole, Tirian, Eustace Scrubb, Poggin, Jewel, Farsight, Father Time, Puzzle, OCs]


Tumnus

From the grove of cypress and yellow rose by Redsnake05

'Tumnus was brought forth at midsummer, from under a tangle of yellow roses nestled in the bend of a small, sweet stream. His father was scratched and his arms ran with blood from a multitude of little cuts as he drew Tumnus out of the undergrowth and into the world.' A fascinating origin story for Tumnus, which does a good job of melding high & cosy Narnia

[Added 05/07/2016; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tumnus, Jadis, Lucy Pevensie, Pan, OCs]

Further Up and Further In by Hedda62

'Britta's consciousness had hurtled through tunnels of fire, spread like a net of twanging sensory receptors across the stars, exploded in blue-green ecstasy of cinnamon and fireflies, heard symphonies played by gods.' This surprisingly successful fusion with the Vorkosigan series (no canon knowledge required) assumes Betan survey ships that enter wormholes & never reappear end up in Narnia. The interaction of the incomers with Narnian history is fascinating, and Hedda uses a cast of OCs to provide interesting outsider perspectives

[Added 09/01/2014; Drama; 6000-20,000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tumnus, Aslan, Fenris Ulf, Betan OCs & minors (Vorkosigan series); Crossover]

The Lady Running by Tea Roses

'Lucy...wasn't entirely innocent; she knew the ways of fauns and the things they desired.' Narnia was always more sensual than Lewis allowed, and Tea Roses' tale captures this aspect, without losing any of the delicacy & humour of the original

[Added 11/11/2008; Romance/Erotica; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Lucy Pevensie, Tumnus]

Oathkeeper by WingedFlight

'Aravis had heard of Edmund Wandbreaker before — everyone in Calormen had heard the stories. This was the boy who, upon witnessing the death of his brother at the hands of the White Witch, had shattered her wand and escaped into the winter wilds with naught but his life.' A clever, vivid AU in which another witch takes the place of Jadis. Unrelentingly dark, but wholly believable

[Added 05/07/2016; Drama; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Lucy Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Aravis, Tumnus]

The Traitor, the Witch, and the Lovers by Katie Vieceli

'He knew she liked it when he took control. It gave her hope that he might still embrace the cruel serpentine nature she had awakened in him oh so long ago with an innocent gift of hot chocolate and Turkish Delight.' Everyone and their pet iguana has rec'd this, years ago, but I couldn't resist. A dark & twisted AU for the Narnia series that would have CS Lewis turning in his grave. Not for the faint at heart

[Added 08/07/2004; Drama; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Edmund Pevensie, Jadis, Lucy Pevensie, Tumnus, Mrs Beaver, Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie; Adult]


Miscellaneous

Clipsie the Mariner by Transposable Element

'He was very stubborn and wouldn't listen if anybody told him to look on the bright side, so Clipsie didn't tell him that she much preferred boing-boing-boing to toddle-toddle-toddle. It was a lot faster and a lot more fun.' A manifesto for the DufflepudsMonopods, that gives a voice to one of Lewis's many names

[Added 05/07/2016; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Clipsie, Dufflepud chief, Coriakin, Reepicheep, Lucy Pevensie, Caspian, Edmund Pevensie, Eustace Scrubb]

Elegant and Fine by Ursula Vernon

'He was nearly as broad as he was tall, and his head barely came up past her waist. He had gnarled hands from working metal and he was as ugly as she was beautiful.' An unusual take on the problem of Susan, with a brief but vivid portrait of her Narnian lover

[Added 29/08/2013; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Susan Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, original character]

From the grove of cypress and yellow rose by Redsnake05

'Tumnus was brought forth at midsummer, from under a tangle of yellow roses nestled in the bend of a small, sweet stream. His father was scratched and his arms ran with blood from a multitude of little cuts as he drew Tumnus out of the undergrowth and into the world.' A fascinating origin story for Tumnus, which does a good job of melding high & cosy Narnia

[Added 05/07/2016; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tumnus, Jadis, Lucy Pevensie, Pan, OCs]

Further Up and Further In by Kyra Cullinan

'It's funny...how he always gives us journeys.' The new Narnia, in ripples outwards from Tirian & Jewel. Lovely details and a very canonical feel

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tirian, Jewel, Lucy Pevensie, Jill Pole, Eustace Scrubb, Edmund Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Puddleglum, Tumnus, Aslan]

Further Up and Further In by Hedda62

'Britta's consciousness had hurtled through tunnels of fire, spread like a net of twanging sensory receptors across the stars, exploded in blue-green ecstasy of cinnamon and fireflies, heard symphonies played by gods.' This surprisingly successful fusion with the Vorkosigan series (no canon knowledge required) assumes Betan survey ships that enter wormholes & never reappear end up in Narnia. The interaction of the incomers with Narnian history is fascinating, and Hedda uses a cast of OCs to provide interesting outsider perspectives

[Added 09/01/2014; Drama; 6000-20,000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Tumnus, Aslan, Fenris Ulf, Betan OCs & minors (Vorkosigan series); Crossover]

Green as Poison by Ncfan

'She has seen no scales on her skin, and neither is her tongue forked.' An origin story for the Lady of the Green Kirtle that weaves together hints from canon to end with an intriguing possibility

[Added 23/05/2015; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Lady of the Green Kirtle, Jadis]

Heart-fire by Genarti

'Her father eats a berry of the sun, each morning, and grows slowly young again.' Portrait of the Star's Daughter, brief but magical

[Added 05/09/2012; Character Piece; <1000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Star's Daughter, Caspian]

I'll Squeeze You a Cup Full of Diamond Juice by Edonohana

'"I caught a single glimpse of the land at the heart of the world, all heat and color, and it captured my soul. Perhaps it would have killed me if I had tried to descend into the land of flame. But I think it would have been worth it."' An adorable account of how Rilian returns to Bism, with descriptions that make one want to follow him. The ending is perfect

[Added 05/07/2016; Romance/Erotica; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Rilian, Drinian, OCs]

Oathkeeper by WingedFlight

'Aravis had heard of Edmund Wandbreaker before — everyone in Calormen had heard the stories. This was the boy who, upon witnessing the death of his brother at the hands of the White Witch, had shattered her wand and escaped into the winter wilds with naught but his life.' A clever, vivid AU in which another witch takes the place of Jadis. Unrelentingly dark, but wholly believable

[Added 05/07/2016; Drama; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Lucy Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Aravis, Tumnus]

Out of Season by Elizabeth Culmer

'She didn't remember being that foolish. But then, she had grown up in the palace as milk-sister to Prince Rabadash and granddaughter to Axartha Tarkaan, the Grand Vizier. She had danced with snakes since before she could speak. That made a difference.' Elizabeth creates a vivid, detailed picture of Calormene society based on Mughal India from Lewis's blank canvas, complete with religious complexity & plenty of political infighting. The central OC is well drawn, with a believable worldview very different from Narnian & human characters

[Added 05/08/2015; Drama; 20,000-50,000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Axartha Tarkaan, Rabadash, Ilgamuth Tarkaan, Rishti Tisroc, Ahoshta Tarkaan, Peridan, Susan Pevensie, OCs]

To hold back the night by Heliopause

'"The... the laying bare of the land—Sire, you see the terrible deaths of your people, but we two... we've both grown up with tales and pictures of a war close to our country, from before our time, and this looks to us like," she paused, uncertain of how the phrase would sound in Narnia. "like the creation of a no-man's-land."' A clever AU of The Last Battle in which Jill & Eustace's knowledge of both our world & Narnia helps to change everything. I'd love to read more in this universe

[Added 23/05/2015; Drama; 6000-20,000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Jill Pole, Tirian, Eustace Scrubb, Poggin, Jewel, Farsight, Father Time, Puzzle, OCs]

What Is This, A Joke? by Moriwen

'Susan took out a pamphlet from her jacket pocket, folded it open to a page in the middle, and handed it to Spike. Potential side effects of prolonged contact, it read, in print so small he had to strain to read it. Dizziness, vomiting, ennui, lucid dreaming, existential angst, pregnancy, death.' This fusion with the Buffyverse allows for a more ambiguous presentation of Aslan than usually convinces me. Slow to start but worth a try for its original take on Susan, who appears at the halfway point (Narnia/BtVS/AtS)

[Added 07/08/2014; Drama; 2500-6000; Narnian Chronicles; Characters: Aslan, Susan Pevensie, Spike (BtVS); Crossover]