marguerite_26: (Jewel - new)
2013-04-03 09:54 am

Merlin Art recs

Have you guys been following [ profile] merlin_art_fest??? Cause it’s fabulous. Master list is HERE. And here’s a bunch of recs:

this hole where you and i will sing by anon @ [ profile] merlin_art_fest [Arthur/Merlin, WS]
Warnings: Implied character death
Summary: OP requested fanart for the ending scene of this hole where you and i will sing, a gorgeous and heartbreaking A/M fic. I thought I couldn't possibly pack so much emotion into one illustration, so I tried my hand at a comic :) If you haven't yet, please read the fic first because the comic won't make much sense by itself. Hope you like it, OP! And I hope the fic author de-anons too, because it was seriously the most moving fic I'd ever read. ;_;
[Maggie's note: I haven’t read the fic because ANGST!! but the art is gorgeous]

Verbum sat sapienti & Libertas parta by anon @ [ profile] merlin_art_fest [Arthur/Merlin, WS]
Summary:It was a remarkable tale. Emrys Ambrosius, sentenced to the arena as damnati ad gladium, miraculously defeated three would-be dispatchers. After the pollice verso, he was made a proper gladiator and has been the crowd's (and the god's) favourite ever since. But this?! What started off simply as wish of good luck from one warrior to another ended up in a philosophical debate. And, mehercule, it was inconceivable that Artorius Caputo Draccus, son of the Caesar and as such, Imperator Destinatus, Legatus legionis, Primi Ordines of the Legio quarta, Centurio of the Legio quinta, had just lost a battle of wits to this fatuus!

Love and Magic by anon @ [ profile] merlin_art_fest [Arthur/Merlin, NSFW]
Summary: Some outdoor magic sex... and voyeur butterflies!

Love, Once and Future by anon @ [ profile] merlin_art_fest [Arthur/Merlin, WS]
Summary: Love is eternal.

Arthur Arisen by anon @ [ profile] merlin_art_fest [Arthur/Merlin, WS]
Summary:Merlin had sworn to serve his King until the day he dies... and so the immortal sorcerer waited. Over a thousand years pass, feeling like an eternity, before... at last... Arthur returns from Avalon.

Sleep well, my king. One day you'll rise again. by anon @ [ profile] merlin_art_fest [Arthur/Merlin, WS]
Summary: ne day the Once and Future King will rise again but now it's time to say goodbye... That night Merlin saw a sign that made him sure the prophecy will be fulfilled - he's not afraid to say goodbye anymore

Gentleman by anon @ [ profile] merlin_art_fest [Arthur/Merlin, WS]
Summary: Merlin and Arthur Victorian Style

Healing Gwaine by anon @ [ profile] merlin_art_fest [Gwaine/Merlin, NSFW]
Summary: Gwaine doesn't die but is severely physically and emotionally wounded. Merlin patiently restores him back to health and heals himself too (and of course finds love) in the process.

That Which Makes It Whole. by anon @ [ profile] merlin_art_fest [Arthur/Merlin, WS]
Summary: Post-reveal Arthur & Merlin, fighting on back to back.

At Bletchley Park by anon @ [ profile] merlin_art_fest [Arthur/Merlin, WS]
Summary: Arthur is an intelligence officer at Bletchley Park, stationed there after being invalidated from active service due to an injury. He teaches new entrants at the Inter-Service Intelligence School, and he's immediately captivated by one of the newly recruited cryptanalysts, Merlin, a mathematics professor from Cambridge.
marguerite_26: (Jewel - new)
2013-03-27 10:00 am



Doors Unlocked and Opened (the Revelation Remix) by anon @ [ profile] camelotremix [Merlin/Arthur, WS]
Summary: In which I remix Alby_Mangroves' drawble "Bradley Has a Revelation" by reversing the camera angle when Bradley walks in on Colin changing out of his Merlin costume.

Lie With Me (The Keep it Secret Remix) by anon @ [ profile] camelotremix [Merlin/Morgana, WS]

Remix of He is Your Destiny and He is Your Doom by anon @ [ profile] camelotremix [Merlin/Arthur, WS, Warning - Character Death]


The Other Half Of My Heart by Little Steps by anon @ [ profile] camelotremix
Merlin/Arthur | 16k | Nc-17
Summary: The Albion Pact demands that the Prince of Wales must take someone magic born as his soul-bonded consort by the time he is thirty or face death.
Prince Arthur Pendragon's thirtieth birthday has come and gone and he is getting sicker by the day. With little time left to act, Arthur knows what he must do to save himself: he has to call in a boyhood promise made by Merlin Emrys, his best friend and very talented Detective Inspector Warlock...the same best friend Arthur's been in love with for half his life.
But how can Arthur ask the man he loves more than anything to give up everything he's worked so hard for? Arthur is not sure that he can...and the indecision just might kill him.
An Arthur's POV remix of The Pact by Cori Lannam. LOVED the original, and the opportunity to explore Arthur’s POV is fascinating. The original is so heavily focused on Merlin, we really get little insight into Arthur and everything he went through during the course of the fic. The remix adds fantastic depth to Arthur’s choices and give us plenty of beautiful pining and a few hot, hot scenes. A wonderful companion to the original, and I will recommend reading both fics to truly appreciate what was done here.

Without You I Was Lost (The Third Wheel Remix) by anon @ [ profile] camelotremix
Merlin/Arthur/Mordred | 4k | Nc-17
Summary: Mordred comes to stay at Avalon Hall and disturbs the natural order of things
This is a remix of nu_breed’s Regency AU Yet The Man Would At Once Run Away With Your Heart which was strictly M/A (and actually an expansion on the universe created by Hermette in her wonderful Gwaine/Elena Regency AU). I’m a huge fan of this universe and seeing another addition to it makes me insanely happy. It was really interesting to see an alternate ending to nu_breed’s fic as well as giving the opportunity to see Mordred’s POV as he figures out what is really going on with Merlin and Arthur.

Turn the Light Out (the Just Sleeping remix) by anon @ [ profile] camelotremix
Merlin/Arthur | 5k | R
Summary: In the aftermath of a sorcerer's attack, Arthur has no choice but to face the reality of his feelings for Merlin.
This is a remix of When You're Not Watching by ingberry. Like the first one, it’s a beautiful, emotional read. I don’t want to say too much, in case you haven’t read the original, but they are wonderful mirror image fics. I really enjoyed the ‘matching set’ feel of them. The events of the fic are experienced very differently by both Merlin and Arthur so the POVs change the fic drastically. Though you do not need to read the original to appreciate the remix.
marguerite_26: (Merlin - bondage)
2013-03-18 11:36 am


The Long Way (Little Lionheart Remix) by anon @ [ profile] camelotremix
Merlin/Arthur, Merlin/Mordred (minor) | 9k | Nc-17
Summary: Arthur and Merlin were on the verge of a magically kinky love affair--if only Merlin had known it. One misstep and Merlin must find a way back to what he should have had with Arthur.
This is a remix of I Would Find a Way by marguerite_26 (ie: my merlin_holidays 2012 fic for Amph). So, yes, remix of my fic, so my love of this is biased. Biased as the day is long. That doesn’t make it not perfectly valid, because this remix is amazing. Joining remix I thought maybe this fic might be chosen and a sex-ilogue written (the fic was crying out for it). But this, I hadn’t even considered this. The original was about an older version of Merlin travelling through time to fix a past mistake. That story was from the young Merlin’s pov, and how he was able to open his mind and make the changes needed. This is tale told from older version of Merlin living through that 'big mistake'. And it’s more heartwrenching, more romantic, more engaging than the original. What I love about this remix is that it takes one aspect of the story (something the original mentioned, but gave few details of) and explored it fully. While telling it’s own story, it helped the reader understand the motivations of Arthur’s actions mentioned in the original story. And it did so beautifully. While I fully believe that this fic stands on it’s own and there is no need to read the original, I think the story of the original is far more complete with the existence of this remix.

[FIC and ART]
Little Steps (The "It Started Out Like This..." Remix) by anon @ [ profile] camelotremix
Bradley/Colin | 2k | PG-13 [with naked-chested art]
Summary: Colin's an enigma, until he isn't. Bradley figures it out in steps.
This is a remix of [ profile] giselleslash’s completely adorable It Started Out Like This…. It feels like I haven’t read B/C in ages, and this was so, so delightful. I miss these two terribly. Loved this sweet story, and the fanart... Colin, sitting naked at a piano. This fanart is just stunning and a perfect compliment to both fics. So happy making. :D
marguerite_26: (holiday default)
2013-02-21 08:19 pm

Merlin muses reminder...

Prompting is still open at [ profile] merlin_muses!!!

You have just enough time to sneak in that prompt that you MEANT to add but forgot!
Go do it!
Prompting closes tomorrow.

oh... and here, have some gorgeous art to go with this pimp:

Merlin - Unicorn by MaddiOrchard

Tegan & Sara- Closer by angstyourwayin
marguerite_26: (Merlin - footie!Bradely)
2013-02-15 09:19 am

Morning Merlin Rec!

The Last Dragonlord by deducemysoul [Merlin/Arthur, PG]

Give Me Just A Taste by cait_roswen
Merlin/Arthur | 5k | NC-17
Summary: Dublin, 1950s. Arthur is a boxer. Merlin writes for a crummy little journal. He likes to watch Arthur fight and take him out to bars afterwards. It might be forbidden but it’s just too fucking good.
I saw this fic recced on tumblr with a cool gif set that I totally couldn't resist. The fic warns for Internalized homophobia and in the author's own words is a 'cesspool of angst'. so, yeah. It wasn't an easy read. I'm not exactly a fan of homophobia in fics, whether internalized or showcasing societies homophobia or bullying with homophobia elements... it's just a bit too much reality mixed with my fantasy. BUT this fic is well written and while full full of angst (the hiding and fear is so painful to read) there is also so much adoration between Merlin and Arthur that it's also beautiful. And the sex is incredibly hot.

Also reccing this rec list: Arthur/Merlin: the Slave Edition by cabbageheardrecs
marguerite_26: (Default)
2013-02-11 12:09 pm

Merlin Recs

Secret by jen-and-kris [PG Merlin/Arthur]

The Centaur by [ profile] alby_mangroves [PG, Arthur]

lights go out, here I go again by HalfFizzbin
Merlin/Arthur | 4k | NC-17
Shortly after Arthur is resurrected in the 21st century, he finds Merlin's vibrator.
That's it. That's the plot.

...and that’s also the rec. Do you need anything else?


Let's Try That AGwaine, Feb 14th - March 31st - @ [ profile] gwaine_quest
marguerite_26: (Default)
2013-02-05 11:22 am

Merlin Rec!

Once Upon A Dream by [ profile] corkart Merlin/Arthur

Nine Weddings and a Funeral by giselleslash
Merlin/Arthur | 11k | Nc-17
Merlin and Arthur keep meeting at a series of weddings.
Merlin and Arthur share a circle of friends who are all in 'marrying fever'. Good thing they found the best way to entertain themselves during those long, boring weddings: trying to get into each others pants. Funny, silly, fluffy and hot. This is such a great, fun read. *happy sigh*
marguerite_26: (Merlin - footie!Bradely)
2013-02-02 10:22 am

Morning Merlin Recs!

Merlin/Arthur Art by sdkay [NWS!]

I’m still working through all the fics I’d marked to rec from [ profile] merlin_holidays! /so behind
Jerusalem by Magnolia822
Merlin/Arthur [Nc-17] (28k)
Summary: Prince Arthur has spent his eighteenth year in a drunken haze of public debauchery, and after the latest round of incriminating photographs, King Uther is fed up. Though magic is outlawed and Magic Users are generally distrusted, Uther secretly hires a young sorcerer to keep Arthur in line, much to Arthur's chagrin. But what starts out as an antagonistic relationship becomes much more as Arthur, increasingly drawn to his secretive young warden, begins to suspect there is something rotten in the state of Great Britain. Modern Royal AU.
This one another great Royal AU (merlin_holidays had a great year for them!) This one was really clever with an interesting and complex backstory involving politics and magic, one of my favourite things. It’s also got the bodyguard trope which is so hot. But very quickly it’s obvious that there is so much more going on. Do read the warnings, there are bits of Merlin’s backstory that might be upsetting to some folks.

ALSOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! [ profile] paperlegends opened writer sign ups yesterday and holy shit. Anyone who thought that Merlin fandom was going to roll over and die post-finale were very very mistaken. Even with the large number of dropouts I expect (let's be honest here) 1000+ comments in 24hrs on a sign up post is basically FUCKING AWESOME. !!!!

*cheersleads everyone*
marguerite_26: (Default)
2013-01-24 09:57 am

Morning Merlin Recs!

I thought you were going for a hug by andlatitude

I've Built My Dreams Around You by Ceebee
Merlin/Arthur [Nc-17] (11k)
Summary: “Fuck that,” Arthur gasped, the chill from Merlin’s touch zinging through his body like electricity, and decided in that moment that if he was going to find out Merlin’s vocal range then he didn’t have the self-restraint to be professional about it.
yum! age disparity! Merlin is student at the school where Arthur teaches. I was surprised as I started reading and discovered this is an est. relationship fic which is very rare for age disparity because a lot of the awesome tension of getting together and overcoming the ~wrongness is what interests people in age disparity fic. But this one has the pleasure of both (we discover the pre-relationship struggles through flashbacks) but also benefit from the est. relationship to get to the story rarely told (how to make a relationship like this actually WORK). Beyond all that you have Arthur as a choir director and Merlin with a mysterious backstory about why Arthur’s never heard Merlin sing. It all works into a lovely read.

thx to [ profile] sapphirescribe for the rec. ALSO. She's is collecting a Multifandom Age Gap Rec List.

Frankly, I don't even know where to start... *eyes all my rec lists* *eyes to-do list*

BUT! If you are interested in adding to her list (there's an easy form to fill out!)

HP FOLKS -- Here's a handy link to stuff you might have read and liked:
Next Gen Rec List - Cross Gen (2011)
Next Gen Rec List - Cross Gen(2009)
My Harry/Scorpius Recs Tag
The Crack_broom Next Gen Cross Gen tag
marguerite_26: (Default)
2013-01-17 09:01 am

Morning Merlin Recs!

Dawn Has Come and Shake n' Bake! by [ profile] amphigoury Merlin/Arthur [WS]

The Pact by corilannam
Merlin/Arthur [Nc-17] (17k)
Summary: The ancient Albion Pact demands that the Prince of Wales must take someone magic born as his soul-bonded consort by the time he is 30 or face death. Before he was a Detective Inspector Warlock, Merlin Emrys was young and in love and made a promise to Prince Arthur -- and now Arthur is calling it in.
*dolphin noises* I really loved this fic. I loved that it was really different from a lot of modern royal AUs because first, MAGIC! but also that magic is an essential part of the verse and well known and second, Merlin and Arthur having a history together that they’ve both basically been denying because MAGIC blurs consent sometimes. So this is a mix of the following tropes: post-breakup, royal au, soul-bonded, forced marriage... and it just works.
marguerite_26: (Default)
2013-01-16 09:17 am

Merlin rec

There is so much gorgeous art floating around tumblr that I hardly know what to rec here. But this in particular is just stunning. And D: I can't figure out if the artist's name is listed anywhere? but their work is amazing. The artist's name is Elna. :)

Paint the World Orange and Blue by ingberry
Merlin/Arthur [Nc-17] (17k)
Summary: Armed with pen, paper and mugs of tea, Merlin created a relatively successful series of graphic novels. Armed with determination, sarcasm and more tea, he signs a deal with Pendragon Pictures to turn his first novel into a film. Merlin's relationship with Arthur Pendragon starts with TWO (2) slammed doors and ONE (1) severely bruised ego, but that's not at all how it ends.
This is such a lovely romance. I love the premise behind it, Merlin having created something amazing and dear to him and now needing to give up some level of control over his work and let someone else (Arthur) bring it to life. Sweet and beautifully written.

ALSO! [ profile] camelotremix sign ups are open. I think there's three more days to sign up. I'm very tempted, but still undecided.
marguerite_26: (Merlin - OT3)
2012-12-29 07:48 pm

Luckiest SOB EVER

I went to type up a rec for this this morning. Then I was a little sleepy and went to lay down. I woke up and it was DARK OUTSIDE. D:

This flu is fucked.

ANYWAY!!! OMG THIS ART IS THE BEST. SO CLICK ON IT. unless you have bosses, coworker or small children around.

Are We Doing This? by Anonymous [or on LJ]
Merlin/Gwaine/Arthur [NWS!!!]
Summary: Illustration for marguerite_26's story, "Not Gold or Riches", where Gwaine is rewarded for his bravery with the one thing Arthur treasures most.

Despite passing out for nearly 8 hrs I am still floored by how awesome this is. The artist captured each of them so perfectly. I can't... *speechless again* You don't have to have read the fic, so no worries there. just. yeah. go give the artist some love. <3
marguerite_26: (Default)
2012-11-02 10:53 am

Merlin RPF big bang recs

Two Bradley/Colin recs for you:

Gold in the Shadows by [ profile] xfortytwo [NC-17] (12k)
Summary: Bradley and Colin get stranded in France for a night and somehow it changes everything. Or, well, maybe it doesn't change everything so much as it brings out what's been there all along. In fact, nothing much changes at all except Colin stops pretending that anyone else can ever be as important as Bradley.
Awe, Bradley here is so sweet and obvious and Colin is so oblivious. It begins with them being lost together in France for what could be a romantic time, but ruined plans can be make it too frustrating to enjoy the moment (I sympathize with Colin here). Their personalities were perfectly opposite in dealing with the situation. I really enjoyed Colin’s POV in this fic, he was frustrated, hurt and really at a loss to understand why Bradley was acting as he was both in France and after. It was delightfully awkward to read them interact and watch Colin just not get it. Very sweet, romantic fic.

With graphics that work so seemlessly into the fic they really bring so many moments to life. (by [ profile] aarins_rou)

The Waiting That Happens in the Space Between by [ profile] nympha_alba [R] (11k)
Summary: There had been a time when Merlin and Arthur were teenagers and the actors who played them were still trying to figure each other out. There had been a time when they had been inseparable. But all that was long ago, and when Merlin wraps, Colin finds himself waiting for something that may never happen.
With S5 coming to an end, this is exactly the sort of fic I was itching to read. What happens when it’s all over? There has got to be regret and excitement and confusion and nostalgia there. This fic has all of that in spades. It’s a post-breakup fic (in which Bradley and Colin had a ~thing in S1/S2) but now that Merlin is done everything is raw all over again. Colin’s ache in this made me hurt so good. So well done.

With stunning stunning stunning art by [ profile] mushroomtale
marguerite_26: (Default)
2012-10-20 09:02 am

Merlin recs:


Diamonds by [ profile] mushroomtale Merlin, Aithusa [G]
No tearful reunion with Merthur and their baby? by lilybells [G] Merlin, Aithusa
I really thought this was gonna happen during that scene. by lilybells [G] Merlin, Arthur, Mordred
Mordred's Mysterious Gazes by [ profile] leochi [G] Mordred


The Love Between Us by [ profile] planejane Merlin/Mordred [NC-17] (1.8k)
Summary: Mordred’s words echo in Merlin’s head, depriving him of sleep.
A short continuation from 5.2 with a confrontation between Merlin and Mordred that ends with a bit of hot, angry, very non-romantic sex.

As an aside: I was struck by how much Merlin’s refusal to rust Mordred in this fic reminded me of his refusal to be honest with Morgana in S2. It almost felt like Merlin pushing Mordred away is what sets Mordred on the path to betraying Arthur. I’m curious if that is what will happen. In which case it’s actually Merlin who is Arthur’s bane. /random thoughts

All Bets Are Off by [ profile] magnolia822 Merlin/Arthur, various other pairings [NC-17] (22k)
Merlin has been in a series of failed relationships since uni, and Arthur has been a slag for just as long. After Merlin's most recent breakup, Arthur bets he can stay in a relationship longer than Merlin can stay single. Neither of them suspects their little bet will backfire so spectacularly—or open up so many possibilities.
This was a WIP that was completed this week and it’s charming. It’s got some great humour and lovely banter between Merlin and Arthur. Also plenty of ust and misunderstanding and an astounding amount of sex (including one night stands between Merlin/Gwaine, Merlin/Percival). It was a delicious read.

I am so excited about tonight’s ep. The preview has me all squirmy and staring at the clock. About 12hrs until I can watch it. TIME GO FASTER.
marguerite_26: (Merlin - Arthur blindfolded)
2012-10-15 09:09 pm

Belated thank yous...

Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes. As always, my friends that live in my computer make my birthday unbelievably fantastic and save me from ever being sadfaced about my birthday. I'm sorry if I haven't replied to your comment/pm/email. This weekend ended up super busy with surprise visit from my sister! \o/ But I love you guys and will be replying asap.

In the meantime:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY marguerite_26 !!!!!! by [ profile] amphigoury (LOL - is that the official title, amph????)
Rating: R, NSFW
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur
Actual contents: BDSM, Bondage (Tendrils of Magic), Sensory Deprivation (Blindfold), Dom!Merlin, Sub!Arthur
Interpretive contents: Non-Con, Dark!Merlin, Breath play, Magic!Tentacle sex

Everything I love in one pretty, pretty package. ♥_♥
marguerite_26: (Default)
2012-10-09 09:56 am

Merlin Art rec


Netted by [ profile] reallycorking
Merlin/Arthur [PG]
Includes 5.01 Spoiler

I have no time to write up a proper review of this ep atm. But I have managed to see it and am happy to discuss in comments if anyone feels like chatting. :)

ETA: I ADORE THIS INTERVIEW WITH VLAVLA. Could be more adorable???

marguerite_26: (Default)
2012-10-03 09:07 am

Merlin Art and Fic recs

Yesterday’s Merlin awesomeness was fun wasn’t it? I figured in honour of it, I should do a couple recs:

Some Art recs:

Merlin Arthur winter scene by ~Star-Jem

MERLIN AND ARTHUR 02 in forest by ~DYKC

Merlin and Arthur by ~Nevheera

moonlight by ~PabutteGO

Fatherhood by ~lunatoic

Merlin and Arthur by ~MoritoAkira

Morning by ~barbitone [possibly NSFW]

And Fic recs:
For Your Information by anon @ KMM Merlin/Arthur, Uther [R] (~5k)
Warnings: bigotry and homophobia
Summary: [mine] After Arthur comes out, Uther tackles his lack of knowledge head on -- by getting Gaius’ nephew to teach him all he needs to know about homosexuality.
This fic is crazy funny. I was laughing out loud so often I was covering my mouth to not wake up my household. Uther in this fic is the best because he’d a perfect mixture of great characterisation, undeniable love for his son, and completely outrageous (and yet oddly believable) attempts to accept the gay lifestyle. He steals the show for sure, but Merlin and Arthur are no less delightful, so this fic is a win all around.

Thistledown by Violette_Royale Merlin/Arthur (90k) [NC-17, genderswap]
Summary: South-west England, 1140. Sixteen-year old Merlin is a novice nun. One day, she finds a wounded knight, and offers to hide him from his enemies. When she falls to temptation and shares a bed with him, the consequences are more far-reaching than she could ever have imagined, changing her life for ever.
I was tracking this devotedly on KMM until about halfway and it got to the point that the thread was impossible to read on my tablet. original mention of it here, back in July It’s now complete, cleaned up and posted on A03. The fic an epic adventure and beautifully told. Maybe not everyone cuppa, but it's totally mine. ;) You can tell the author is very devoted to the storytelling and in making girl!Merlin (and everyone else involved in this tale) a fascinating character. Thoroughly enjoyable historical AU with a ridiculous amount of hot sex.
marguerite_26: (Default)
2012-09-24 12:13 pm

Merlin Art and Fic recs

PSA: [ profile] merlin_holidays sign ups are open.


Keep Me Close by [ profile] nachte Arthur/Merlin [NSFW, non-explicit, light bondage]

Moonlit Hours by [ profile] achelseabee Arthur/Merlin [WS]
Made my heart flutter. *happy sigh*

Ocean of Secrets (NSFW) by [ profile] amphigoury Arthur/Merlin [NSFW, warnings]
Reel_Merlin Prompt: Titanic (1997) so.... you know. mind your heart. but oh god, so good.

On The Beach by [ profile] alby_mangroves Arthur/Merlin [WS]
The look on their faces... THEIR FACES. just... that’s my OTP right there. <3

And I’m still making my way through Merlin Big Bangs. :)

dreams for wings and wanderers by Etharei
Merlin/Arthur (66k) [NC-17]
Summary: Dragons are feared and mistrusted throughout Albion, and there are very few of them left in Camelot, for Uther’s long campaign against magic also included hunting down all the dragons in the wild. Now, Camelot is recovering from the invasion of Cenred and Morgause's army. Prince Arthur is the one in charge, and Merlin finds out that his secret regular visits to the covert haven't been very secret at all. There's a great deal of manly bonding with the Knights, inquisitive dragons being inquisitive, and a record-breaking number of near-death experiences for Merlin. And this is before he gets his very own dragon. (A Merlin/Temeraire fusion.)
I don’t know the fandom that this is fusioned with, but I LOVE this verse. DRAGONS. So many dragons with all different personalities and traits. The whole world of Camelot built with dragons used in battle now and the ‘lost’ history of how dragons were used before is really well done. I enjoyed seeing each character led itself to this new world. Fascinating read.

With lovely art to accompany the fic that isalso found here by [ profile] reni_m. I particularly liked the chapter number dragons.
marguerite_26: (Default)
2012-09-04 07:48 pm

merlin recs - paper legends

Should My Sword Fall From My Hand by [ profile] nympha_alba Merlin/Arthur. Mention of Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Freya, Leon/Morgana [NC-17] (30k)
Warnings: Angst, minor character death, major character death (temporary/reincarnation), non-linear time line
Summary: When King Arthur is hit by a vicious curse, the only one who can save him is Merlin - at the cost of revealing his magic. In London in 2012, Merlin - who has repressed his magic all his life - is called in to help when his workmate Arthur is in a coma. The two worlds are not as separate as they seem, and one lifetime might not be enough for Arthur and Merlin to find just how closely entwined their destinies were meant to be.
This is a fascinating piece in which we are give two parallel threads of the same story and we get to watch them intertwine before our eyes, toggling back and forth in both the joy and heartache of modern day and before until the story finds it's proper conclusion. Painful at times, but such a beautiful reincarnation story.

[ profile] amythystluna's art is simply stunning>. (especially the door!!!! I love the door!)
marguerite_26: (Merlin - Arthur acting King)
2012-08-21 08:40 pm

Merlin recs - Paperlegends

First (unrelated to the fic below) adorable Merlin/Art art by t0teki [Mildly-nws??? depends where you work?]

ugh... I'm getting behind in my PL recs again but so many other folks are reccing so YAY!

The Lonely King by [ profile] corilannam [NC-17] (56k)
Summary: The Prince of Wales at his school. Merlin was sure it was all just a very bad joke. A modern royalty AU.
Summary==instant click. It wasn’t what I was expecting though! Not Merlin and Prince Arthur go to uni together, but actually Merlin is a teacher whose school is being eco-friendly remodelled through a Prince of Wales ‘vanity project’ … which is clearly an awesome start. While Merlin is anti-monarchy, Arthur is really a pretty nice guy and poor Merlin’s stone heart is destined to soften as Arthur time and again surprises him by being a decent human being. Add on to that classic romcom trope both characters struggling with being in the closet for each their own reasons. The complications and life decisions that need to be made when Arthur unexpectedly needs to take his father’s throne. This fic is charming and romantic and unexpected in all the nicest of ways. The writing makes this such an easy read and impossible to put down.