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Contents: 1010 recs in 235 fandoms; 65 links

The Silmarillion

Sauron/Morgoth's minions

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Ailurophobia by Werecat

An amusing vignette starring the Character That Tolkien Forgot: Tevildo, Prince of Cats from The Book of Lost Tales

[Added 25/06/2004; Humour; 1000-2500; The Silmarillion; Characters: Morgoth, Tevildo]

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]

Of Leaves of Gold and Petals Red by Ithilwen

A deft mixture of Silmarillion canon, Scottish myth and modern practicalities provides an occasionally tongue-in-cheek but always engaging story. Not one for the Mary-Sue police

[Added 20/02/2003; Romance/Erotica; 6000-20,000; The Silmarillion; Characters: OC, Fëanor, Ungoliant; Crossover]

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]