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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: 976 recs in 229 fandoms; 64 links

Shakespeare's histories

Honey and roses by The Alchemist

'It was something like how he felt at the end of the Easter vigil, when after a long night of prayer and liturgy the sun rises and the new fire is lit. And it was something like that perfect stage of drunkenness when care has departed and sickness not arrived, when the heart is filled with love and fellowship with all. / He licked his lips and tasted honey.' An inspired fusion of Henry IV Part 1 & Richard II with Euripides' Bacchae. Clever, with a particularly intriguing sting in the tail

[Added 24/12/2017; Drama; 2500-6000; Shakespeare's histories; Crossover]

The sky above us shoots to kill by La Reine Noire

'My brothers were out on the claim and I was in Warwick's saloon when Black Meg and Clifford her mad dog took off Father's head with a Bowie knife in the middle of the street.' The Deadwood universe makes a wonderful alternate setting for Richard's malevolence (Henry VI, Part 3)

[Added 20/01/2012; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Shakespeare's histories]