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Espresso Recommendations

Innovative and stylish fanfiction, showcasing the very best across multiple sf, fantasy & literature fandoms. Good writing in all its forms can be found here, including gen, het, slash, OCs, AUs, crossovers, future fics, humour & pastiche

Contents: 904 recs in 208 fandoms; 64 links

The Silmarillion

Sauron

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Aglarrâma by Zimraphel

This engaging vignette gives a rare glimpse of the last days of some of the ordinary inhabitants of Numenor, blithely going about their business as history prepares to overtake them

[Added 13/06/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; The Silmarillion; Characters: Tar-Miriel, Ar-Pharaz˘n, Sauron, OCs]

Confessions of a Queen Downfallen by Jen Littlebottom

The regrets of Tar-Miriel, last Queen of Numenor. Bleak, beautifully written and very believable

[Added 25/01/2004; Character Piece; <1000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Tar-Miriel, Ar-Pharaz˘n, Sauron]

Eleventh Hour by Zimraphel

Zimraphel's answer to why Tar-Miriel remained behind when Numenor fell. Eleventh Hour successfully lends flesh to the bare bones of Tolkien's narrative, and creates a sympathetic character for the doomed Queen

[Added 09/09/2003; Drama; 6000-20,000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Tar-Miriel, Ar-Pharaz˘n, Sauron, Elendil, Isildur, OC]

Falling by Maureen Lycaon

A novel viewpoint on an oft-told tale, with some interesting speculation about the origins of Tolkien's werewolves

[Added 24/06/2004; Drama; 2500-6000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Draugluin, Huan, Sauron]

One Ring to Bind Them by Tyellas

An unusual and well-thought-out take on a strangely underwritten corner of canon, the making of the Rings. Consistently strong characterisation and gorgeous details make this a classic

[Added 09/09/2003; Drama; 20,000-50,000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Celebrimbor, Sauron, Celeborn, Galadriel, Elrond, Minor; Adult]

The Ring and the Crown by Vulgarweed

Stylish writing that can't fail to send a shiver down your spine, in this tale of dark desires and even darker fulfilment

[Added 09/09/2003; Drama; 6000-20,000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Witch-King of Angmar, Sauron; Adult]