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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

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Carving a Bond by Finch

A meeting of races during the construction of Nargothrond. A great laconic narrative voice together with well-drawn minor characters make this a highly engaging read

[Added 16/12/2003; Drama; 2500-6000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Finrod Felagund, Orodreth, OC]

The Dying Stone by Soledad

The anguish of the Kinslaying afflicts the very rocks of Alqualondë. A poetic vignette that approaches the style of The Silmarillion more closely than most fanfiction

[Added 18/10/2002; Drama; 1000-2500; The Silmarillion; Characters: Olwë]

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]

Sand and Flame by Tehta

A clever & funny retelling of a classic fairy tale, in which Fëanor meets his match

[Added 21/01/2005; Humour; 1000-2500; The Silmarillion; Characters: Fëanor, Nerdanel, Melkor, Indis]

The Unforgettable Fire by Ithilwen

'Unforgettable Fire' takes an unflinching look at the many hazards of love between different races and cultures. The refreshing choice of characters outside the 'usual suspects' of Silmarillion fanfiction is another bonus. One of my favourite Tolkien-based romances

[Added 09/09/2003; Romance/Erotica; 6000-20,000; The Silmarillion; Characters: Caranthir, Haleth]