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Rated: Adult | [Reviews - 84]
Summary: The story of Maedhros' captivity in Angband, his rescue and his recovery is in the Silmarillion treated in a few paragraphs. This is a fleshed-out account of the events that may have befallen between Maedhros' imprisonment and his return to his old life... as far as that is possible.
Occasionally drifting into AU territory, depending on how closely you follow the source (WHICH source? :P).
The usual warnings apply - particularly to chapters marked with an asterisk.
Part One completed.
Part Two completed.
Part Three, Chapter 10 added: In which the reconciled Noldor make plans for the future. End of the trilogy.
Characters: Aegnor, Amras, Angrod, Aredhel, Celebrimbor, Celegorm, Curufin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Galadriel, Ãrimë, Lalwen, Maedhros, Maglor, Melkor, Original Character(s), Thorondor
Challenges: Turning Point
Warnings: ***Torture, Character Death, Mature Themes, Violence--Graphic
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Word count: 112703     Read Count: 78682
Published: April 13, 2010     Updated: November 16, 2013
A young child of Men befriends Sámaril, the troubled master smith of Imladris. The Noldorin craftsman experiences the joy and pain born of friendships between the Eldar and mortal Men and comes to question his people’s values as his life becomes entwined with Isildur’s youngest son and two powerful women of the Dúnedain. A sequel to The Apprentice.
Chapter 38 - The Crow's Nest: While Elerina establishes her informal seat of power in Gaillond, thus revealing to Sámaril her former role as Isildur's queen, the elven-smith quickly becomes bored with trade negotiations and resolution of disputes among the local nobility. The reminders of Isildur continue to exert a negative effect on Sámaril, causing frustration between the couple. But Sámaril also begins to dream of the Sea, which sparks a desire to take ship out on to the open waters, ostensibly to learn more about the working men of the Númenórean exiles. He finds the ship on which he wishes to sail and meets its captain.
Characters: Elendil, Elrond, Glorfindel, Original Character(s), Sauron, Valandil
Challenges: Strong Women
Genres: Alternate Universe, Drama
Warnings: Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate
Chapters: 39 Table of Contents
Word count: 175533     Read Count: 70185
Published: January 12, 2008     Updated: January 15, 2012
An ambitious young Noldorin man of Ost-in-Edhil lands a coveted appointment as an apprentice to the most skilled master smith of the Gwaith-i-Mirdain: Istyar Aulendil. The apprentice's mentor, a prodigy of the Aulënossë, has been sent to Middle-earth by the Valar and has knowledge of exotic and wondrous technology. Istyar Aulendil also has notoriously high standards. The apprentice must meet his mentor's expectations if he is to become a journeyman and work on an important new initiative.
MEFA 2008: First Place, Villains, General.
Characters: Celebrimbor, Original Character(s), Sauron
Genres: Drama, General, Science Fiction
Warnings: ***Rape/Non-consensual Sex, Expletive Language, Violence--Moderate
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 37101     Read Count: 31650
Published: August 04, 2007     Updated: August 04, 2007
Golden Days by Lyra
Nerdanel recounts the development of her relationship with Fëanor - from their first proper meeting to married life. A fantasy of manners, pride, prejudice, love and craftsmanship.
Characters: Aulë, Ãrimë, Fëanor, Findis, Fingolfin, Finwë, Indis, Mahtan, Nerdanel, Original Character(s), Yavanna
Warnings: Sexual Content--Mild
Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Word count: 93591     Read Count: 26645
Published: January 25, 2009     Updated: June 26, 2016
The story of Eönwë, Maia of Manwë, and Mairon Aulendil after the War of Wrath. A tale of darkness, light, love and betrayal over the Ages of Eä.
Tolkien simply told us that [Sauron] fell back into evil, for the bonds that Morgoth had laid upon him were very strong. But this line is unsatisfactory on so many levels that it became a challenge to create a plausible background story for Sauron's fall, from the time Eönwë returns to Aman to face the Valar over his decision to free one of Morgoth's most dreaded minions to Sauron's final fate, long after the destruction of the Ring.
MEFA 2011 1st Place - Incomplete: Drama & Smaug's Treasure (but complete since then!)
B2MeM 2011 and 2012 participant
Characters: Anárion, Celebrimbor, Elrond, Erestor, Eönwë, Finarfin, Galadriel, Gandalf, Gil-galad, Glorfindel, Maglor, Mandos, Manwë, Melian, Melkor, Original Character(s), Sauron
Challenges: B2MeM 2011, B2MeM 2012, Fifth Birthday Celebration
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: ***Rape/Non-consensual Sex, ***Torture, Character Death, Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Graphic, Violence--Graphic
Series: The Secret Chronicles of the Ainur
Chapters: 40 Table of Contents
Word count: 171311     Read Count: 63214
Published: July 12, 2010     Updated: July 31, 2012
In the Time of the Trees, during the Bliss of Valinor, the young family of Fëanor experience the everyday triumphs and tragedies of life in paradise. But as Fëanor's genius blossoms and his sons grow into their roles in Tirion society, tensions build that will sunder the House of Finwë and drive the House of Fëanor to open rebellion.
Characters: Anairë, Caranthir, Celegorm, Eärwen, Fëanor, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finwë, Indis, Maedhros, Maglor, Nerdanel, Original Character(s), Valar
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: ***Torture, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Moderate
Chapters: 53 Table of Contents
Word count: 355782     Read Count: 112023
Published: September 25, 2011     Updated: March 10, 2013
(New: see illustration by Robinka, added as Chapter 12.) This is a sequel to my first tale, (Maitimo and Findekáno), in my cycle of stories recounting the life-long relationship between Fingon and Maedhros. It occurs after the definitive fracture between the Houses of Feanor and Fingolfin and the flight of the Noldor to Middle-earth. Beginning immediately after Fingon’s rescue of Maedhros from the cliffs of Thangorodrim, it tells of how Fingon and Maedhros reunite and together resolve to heal the divisions among the Noldor. (Slash.)
MEFA 2008 First Place, Longer Works: General
MEFA 2007 2nd Place, Elves: Incomplete
Characters: Amras, Amrod, Aredhel, Celegorm, Curufin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Galadriel, Idril, Maedhros, Maglor, Turgon
Challenges: Love Conquers All, New Beginnings, One True Love
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: Maitimo and Findekáno
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 52811     Read Count: 29904
Published: June 15, 2007     Updated: April 15, 2009
What happened to the spirit of Maedhros when he died?
Characters: Maedhros, Mandos
Challenges: Halls of Mystery
Warnings: Character Death, Violence--Moderate
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 65034     Read Count: 30649
Published: January 27, 2008     Updated: June 04, 2012
The Númenórean King Ar-Pharazôn thinks he has won an easy victory when Sauron surrenders to him and becomes his prisoner. But the march back to Umbar with the conniving Dark Lord turns out to have many unanticipated twists and turns through a nest of politics and intrigue, including Sauron's attempted seduction of Ar-Pharazôn's favorite male courtesan.
This is volume I of a planned trilogy. An epic tale of political intrigue, the desire for immortality and love, sorcery, hubris, loyalty, lust, and catastropic amounts of water.
MEFA 2009 First Place winner in Genres: Longer Works: Incomplete (Vol. I is now complete)
This fic was recommended in USA Today, May 20, 2015! (They have a fanfiction section. Who knew?) Thank you to Uvatha the Horseman for the rec!
Characters: Amandil, Ar-Pharazôn, Elendil, Númenóreans, Original Character(s), Sauron
Challenges: Akallabêth in August
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Slash/Femslash
Warnings: ***Rape/Non-consensual Sex, ***Torture, Expletive Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content--Moderate, Violence--Moderate
Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Word count: 185070     Read Count: 53752
Published: April 22, 2009     Updated: July 23, 2012
After spending millennia wandering Middle-earth, Maglor returns to Valinor, where he attempts to adjust to both his Valar-imposed restrictions and living once more with the Eldar.
Characters: Celebrían, Elrond, Eärendil, Glorfindel, Maglor, Original Character(s), Valar
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Expletive Language, Sexual Content--Mild
Series: RAFA 'verse
Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Word count: 61027     Read Count: 45308
Published: May 29, 2010     Updated: February 27, 2011