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10 Most Favorite Series

The Maedhros Saga by Ithilwen | [Reviews - 22]

Summary: A series of connected stories chronicling the life of Maedhros, eldest son of Feanor.
Parent Series: None
Characters: Fëanor, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Graphic
Stories: 16
Open: Closed
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The Fall of the House of Fëanor by Dawn Felagund | [Reviews - 64]

Summary: This series encompasses my stories about the House of Fëanor from their early days in Aman until their demise. All of the stories are set in the same "verse," use the same original characters and conventions, and are intended to be read together. They are kept in the order in which they are best read, so starting at the top and working down will keep you pretty much in sequence. Story content and ratings vary, so please check each story before reading. Other authors who have played with the same ideas as used in my stories are welcome to add to the series. Please email or PM me if you'd like me to add your story.
Parent Series: None
Characters: Amras, Amrod, Caranthir, Celebrimbor, Celegorm, Curufin, Fëanor, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finwë, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel, Original Character(s)
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Graphic, Violence--Graphic
Stories: 13
Open: Moderated
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Doom, Gloom and Maedhros by Himring | [Reviews - 303]

Summary:

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The main story arc of this series goes from just after the rescue from Thangorodrim to Maedhros's death. However, the narrative is not strictly chronological - there are flashbacks, flashforwards and recounted memories. These span from Maedhros's childhood in Tirion to his release from Mandos just before the end of Arda. The individual stories are told from different points of view: Maedhros himself, Fingon, Maglor and Elrond. Although the upshot of the series is that it is pretty tough being doomed all the time, some bits are a lot more gloomy than others. All the dialogue was even wittier before being clumsily translated from Quenya. Considering the subject matter, very little blood and gore (I think). The ratings and warnings for individual sections differ greatly from the overall rating: see the individual stories.

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ETA: Since I wrote this description of the series, it has snowballed in all directions. I feel that the description ought to be revised, but it is difficult to know exactly how to tweak it. You may wish to compare the more recent description of the series (with notes)  on AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/series/36091

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Other links that might be helpful are these: a fragmentary timeline (posted at Faerie): http://www.faerie-archive.com/viewstory.php?sid=1625 (formerly: http://efiction.esteliel.de/viewstory.php?sid=1625), and a listing of original characters (on my Dreamwidth journal): http://hhimring.dreamwidth.org/69187.html

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Parent Series: None
Characters: Elrond, Fingon, Maedhros, Maglor
Challenges: None
Genres: General, Romance
Warnings: ***Suicide, Character Death, Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Moderate
Stories: 77
Open: Closed
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Maitimo and Findekáno by oshun | [Reviews - 468]

Summary: Stories written within the same universe and story arc. The featured characters are Fingon and Maedhros but also includes at various points most of the Finweans and their descendants. (Many, but far from all, of these stories include mature themes. Please see individual stories for ratings.)
Parent Series: None
Characters: Amarië, Amras, Amrod, Anairë, Aredhel, Caranthir, Celebrimbor, Celegorm, Curufin, Elrond, Elros, Fëanor, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Finwë, Galadriel, Gil-galad, Idril, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel, Sons of Fëanor, Turgon
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, General, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Mature Themes
Stories: 92
Open: Closed
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To Give in Return by Dawn Felagund | [Reviews - 82]

Summary:

Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labors of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
Albert Einstein

This series will serve as a home for the stories that I have written for friends and peers between American Thanksgiving and the end of the year 2007.

Every year, I like to write something for the friends and people who have helped me as an author that year. I love writing these stories. As a writer, I look forward to December more than any other time of the year. It is otherwise impossible for me to put into words the joy and gratitude that these people bring into my life every day. The only way I have found is to wile away an afternoon with no thought but crafting a story where they will love each and every word ...

And this series is the fruits of that.

That said, I've asked for requests on LJ, and am always happy to take more. Check out this entry here for more information. Also, all of my stories--including non-Silmarillion pieces--can be read here.

Many, many thanks for another fantastic year.


Parent Series: None
Characters: Celeborn, Celebrimbor, Curufin, Fëanor, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finwë, Galadriel, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel, Pengolodh, Turgon, Valar
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet, General, Science Fiction
Warnings: None
Stories: 14
Open: Closed
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The Library of Tirion by Angelica | [Reviews - 93]

Summary:

As the Silmarillion Writers' Guild turned five and reached its 1000th story, we thought it was a good time to look back on the authors who were active before our Archive opened in 2007. So we asked our members to suggest names of writers they had enjoyed reading in order to try to contact them. In this series you will find a collection of stories selected by these authors as their favourite or most representative productions.

We sincerely hope you enjoy rediscovering these wonderful authors. Do review their stories! They are willing to receive new opinions and different points of view!

Special thanks to Ithilwen, whose help to launch this project was invaluable.

Ratings and warning will vary: please check each story.

If you'd like to suggest an author for inclusion in the Library of Tirion project, please see our Library of Tirion page.


Parent Series: None
Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet, General, Science Fiction
Warnings: None
Stories: 47
Open: Closed
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Tales of the Hidden City by Kenaz | [Reviews - 0]

Summary: Stories of Gondolin. This series began as a response to the Fanfic100 challenge on Livejournal, but 100 stories remains quite an ambitious number! These are very short stories-- ficlets, if you will-- about Gondolin and its denizens. Content runs the gamut from All Ages-rated genfic to explicit slash. Content warnings will be provided for each story.
Parent Series: None
Characters: Aredhel, Ecthelion, Eärendil, Eöl, Finrod Felagund, Galdor (Edain), Glorfindel, Gothmog, Idril, Maeglin, Melkor, Original Character(s), Ossë, Tuor, Turgon, Voronwë
Challenges: None
Genres: Adventure, Drama, General, Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Stories: 2
Open: Closed
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Musings in the Sky by Rhapsody | [Reviews - 30]

Summary: This is my collection of Silmarillion drabbles. Either drabbled as a present or written for a challenge. Ratings vary from General to Adult.
Parent Series: None
Characters: Amrod, Aredhel, Caranthir, Celegorm, Curufin, Dior, Eärendil, Fëanor, Isildur, Lúthien Tinúviel, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel, Nimloth, Sons of Fëanor
Challenges: None
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet, General, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Graphic, Sexual Content--Mild, Violence--Mild
Stories: 38
Open: Closed
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The Maeglin Stories by Ithilwen | [Reviews - 1]

Summary: A set of three tales covering the life of that darkest of Elves, Maeglin
Parent Series: None
Characters: Aredhel, Eärendil, Eöl, Idril, Maeglin, Tuor
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: ***Rape/Non-consensual Sex, ***Torture, Character Death, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Graphic
Stories: 3
Open: Closed
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RAFA 'verse by Independence1776 | [Reviews - 106]

Summary:

The RAFA 'verse is a series set around "Rise Again From Ashes," a tale in which Maglor returns to Valinor in the Seventh Age. The series is complete and listed in suggested reading order, though the other stories chronologically take place before RAFA. Not all are in the main Maglor-and-Elrond-centric storyline.

Please pay attention to the warnings and ratings; they vary by story.


Parent Series: None
Characters: Ar-Pharazôn, Celebrían, Elrond, Elros, Eärendil, Eönwë, Gil-galad, Glorfindel, Maglor, Mandos, Manwë, Original Character(s), Sauron, Valar
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: ***Torture, Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Mild, Violence--Mild
Stories: 8
Open: Closed
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