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Founder: Nieriel Raina - Stories: 324 - Followers: 10 - Staff: 2 - id: 37165
A collection of the best Tolkien fanfic I have encountered in my readings, ranging from drama and angst, humour, action/adventure, even romance and some slash. The best of the best, if it's here, you'll want to read it!

Haru by Jael the Scribe reviews
A simple trip to the brook to fetch water - what could go wrong? Written for the birthday of my stalwart beta-reader, Ignoble Bard. Original characters. Horror rated PG-13.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,708 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Published: 10/31/2011 - Complete
Broken by Thundera Tiger reviews
The evening the Fellowship left Imladris, Elrond spoke to them of more than just their coming journey. An examination of the events, the people, and the oaths that prompted Elrond's words.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,888 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/10/2010 - Elrond - Complete
Fey by Thundera Tiger reviews
Faramir is dreaming. Or sick. Or mad. Aragorn and Legolas aren't sure which. The only thing anyone does know for certain is this: They're all running out of time.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Horror - Chapters: 6 - Words: 36,814 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 8/9/2011 - Published: 8/3/2011 - Faramir, Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
Questing by Thundera Tiger reviews
In the spring of 2941, against all reason, thirteen dwarves decide to leave the safety of the Blue Mountains and take up a quest to slay a terrible dragon. Gimli would like to see their number increase by one.
Hobbit - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,209 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/10/2010 - Published: 4/7/2010 - Gloin, Dwalin, Gandalf - Complete
Tears on the Battlefield by AliKat7 reviews
Some of the House of Finwë prepares for The Final Battle.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 737 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/22/2010 - Complete
O Misfortune! by Hallbera reviews
A captain of Lord Celeborn's army has a really, really bad day. MEFA 2010 winner Genres: Humor: Comedy/Drama .
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,566 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 14 - Published: 2/26/2010 - Celeborn - Complete
To See the Light by Mirach reviews
We are trapped in eternal shadow. Who shall call us from the grey twilight? Who shall give us freedom? Will he dare to walk our paths – the Paths of the Dead? 1st place in Teitho – The Price of Freedom
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,289 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Aragorn - Complete
The Trees Were Burning by Nieriel Raina reviews
Blákári, a young dwarf of Erebor and a messenger to Mirkwood, is forced to join in a battle that is not his and to fight alongside a race he has been taught to despise. A birthday gift for Thundera Tiger. Full summary inside. Undying Friendship Series. Year 3019 Third Age.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,041 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/17/2010 - Published: 11/19/2009 - Thranduil - Complete
A Prince or a Pirate? by LivingTheFandom reviews
Eldarion has decided he wants a tattoo. His father changes his mind.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 948 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Published: 1/6/2010 - Eldarion, Aragorn
The World Below the Mists by Thundera Tiger reviews
News of Gandalf's death affected more than just the grieving Fellowship, and early one winter's morning, an eagle came to Imladris bearing dark tidings from Lothlórien. A belated birthday present for Nieriel Raina.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,453 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/11/2009 - Glorfindel, Erestor, Elrond - Complete
To Wrap An Elven Princeling by Jael the Scribe reviews
Did you ever wonder how Bilbo’s mithril shirt came to be in Smaug’s hoard? A surprise orc attack puts Thranduil into a crisis, and a very young Legolas must rely upon the kindness of strangers. If things weren’t bad enough enter the dragon.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,359 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/30/2006 - Published: 7/29/2006 - Legolas - Complete
Love Endures by Lady Akyrial reviews
An reflection on the strength of love. Mature theme and assumed violence.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/16/2009 - Celebrian, Elrond - Complete
Under the Forest Eaves by Jael the Scribe reviews
For the Halloween birthday of my wonderful beta-reader, Ignoble Bard. On the Day of the Dead, King Thranduil has two visitors. Horror/drama. Rated T for disturbing content.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,517 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/31/2009 - Thranduil - Complete
The Courier by Jael the Scribe reviews
At the beginning of the Third Age, the disaster at the Gladden Fields unfolds through the eyes of a young Woodman with a problem of his own. Sometimes one man's blessing is another's curse.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,912 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Published: 11/6/2009 - Thranduil - Complete
Mazarbul by Thundera Tiger reviews
When Gimli returns to the Lonely Mountain after the War, Thorin Stonehelm welcomes him as a hero and the celebrations begin. But Thorin soon learns that in addition to tidings of victory, Gimli also brings tidings of a much more grievous nature.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,773 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/31/2009 - Gimli - Complete
In the Hidden Valley by Aearwen22 reviews
A single glimpse of mysterious buildings in a remote forest brings a grieving woman on a journey to a place she could never have imagined - and an adventure beyond her dreams. NOW COMPLETE
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 41,244 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 11/21/2009 - Published: 9/19/2009 - Complete
In His Eyes by AliKat7 reviews
Galadriel sails home unsure what to expect.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 413 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Published: 9/21/2009 - Galadriel - Complete
Endangered Species by Neld reviews
Melancholy meeting in a city of Men.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 709 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/18/2005
The Elvenking's Son by Kyle the Nozy Co-Worker reviews
The prince of Mirkwood returns home after the War of the Ring. A ridiculously short take on how Thranduil greeted his son. *spinoff of Lilly McShepin's story "Titles"*
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 327 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/14/2009 - Legolas, Thranduil
Breathing by Kyle the Nozy Co-Worker reviews
A collection of drabbles too short to post on their own. Mainly Legolas & Thranduil centric.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 984 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/23/2009 - Published: 9/14/2009 - Legolas, Thranduil
Ladies' Guide To Middleearth's Eligible Bachelors by Virtuella reviews
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Volume II now available - more bachelors, more chances! MEFA 2010 First Place.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,853 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12/30/2009 - Published: 9/12/2009 - Aragorn - Complete
And she smiled by Ellynn reviews
Arwen's thoughts as she finished embroidering the Banner of Gondor and watched the Grey Company leave Rivendell. Second place MEFAwards 2009, genre: ficlets: elven lands.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 925 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Published: 8/15/2008 - Arwen U. - Complete
Leave Me Not by Aearwen22 reviews
Sometimes living is harder. Sequel to "In The Dark", "Anniversary", "MidSummer", "Sanctuary", and "The World Is Changing". To understand the characters and situations, it is suggested that the other stories be read first, in order. Now Complete.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,518 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/3/2009 - Published: 12/20/2008 - Complete
Surviving by Aearwen22 reviews
The Siege of Minas Tirith, as seen through the eyes of a child. Prequel to Light Fingers.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,194 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/4/2009
Prodigal by Aearwen22 reviews
Two old friends meet again after a very, very long time. 1st Place - General - June 2009 ALEC "Love"
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,587 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/2/2009 - Complete
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