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Dalemark Quartet

love like mountains by Betony

'I know how our story is meant to end, with the lad who met the fair maiden as a child winning her hand at last, despite insurmountable obstacles. I have loved her as deep as mountains' roots go into the ground, as unchanging as their course.' A fascinating take on the Manaliabrid/Adon tale, which does a good job of fleshing out the characters

[Added 26/05/2015; Romance/Erotica; 2500-6000; Diana Wynne Jones – Dalemark]

The Paths of the Undying by rosemaryandrue

'When she stopped to catch her breath, the old lady laid a hand on her arm, eyes bright with merriment, and whispered, "Love him and laugh with him and it won't matter how old he is."' A delicate take on Maewen's wait for Mitt, with a strong feel of the original

[Added 02/01/2009; Drama; 1000-2500; Diana Wynne Jones – Dalemark]

that same singing island voice by Betony

'Libby’s "scarlet locks" gleam in the sun, her "peridot eyes" flash with anger at least once a chapter; Ammet is suitably blond, mysterious, and elusive, and six hundred pages later, the two are finally wed. A wafer-thin plot to fuel such devotion from fans.' A diverse set of origin stories for Libby Beer: powerful & humorous by turns

[Added 28/10/2014; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Diana Wynne Jones – Dalemark]