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Espresso Recommendations

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A Forfeit of Dreams by KL Morgan

A thoughtful view of the universe, above-average characterisations & a believable ending go to make 'A Forfeit of Dreams' the best take on the 'adult Sarah returns to the Labyrinth' genre I've read. (The epilogue & abandoned sequel, What Dreams Must Come, don't work quite as well for me, but you might disagree)

[Added 22/07/2004; Drama; >50,000; Labyrinth; Characters: Sarah Williams, Jareth, Hoggle, Ludo, Sir Didymus, Original characters]

Galatea by KL Morgan

'Days later when everything was itself again, when the moon and sun were found and put back where they belonged...' Like all good Labyrinth fanfiction should be, but almost invariably isn't

[Added 22/07/2004; Romance/Erotica; 6000-20,000; Labyrinth; Characters: Jareth, Sarah Williams, Original character; Adult]

Seasons Change, and the Scenery by Kernezelda

'Goblins short and tall flooded the market, squirming between stalls, popping up under tables, clanking and creaking and generally making a nuisance of themselves.' This unusual & inventive piece explores Hoggle's past. A remix of the ficlet Seasonal Work, by the late Mistral Amara, also recommended

[Added 19/07/2011; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Labyrinth; Characters: Hoggle, Jareth, Original characters]