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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

The Land of Shadow, RotK


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bullet Hunting the Spider by Ellynn Last Updated: 9/19/2021
Three years after the War of the Ring, settlers from Ithilien villages start to disappear. Faramir and the Rangers have to discover what this new threat is, and have to overcome this terrifying enemy in a dangerous quest.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 8 Published: 8/1/2021
bullet Untold Tales of the Mark - The Rewrite by Katzilla Last Updated: 9/16/2021
This is a partly new take on my 80-chapter-epic "Untold Tales of the Mark: The Banishment of Éomer", which was posted here over a decade ago. After having completed its prequel, "A Red Sun rises", last year, I found that I had grown attached to some of Éomer's riders and decided to give them a more active part in the action. So here we go again...buckle up!
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 9/16/2021
bullet A Perilous Journey to Lorien by LadyJaina Last Updated: 9/10/2021
Overwrought by Gandalf's passing, the Company tarried too long outside the gates of Moria. The delay sets off a chain of disastrous consequences for their flight to the Golden Wood. AU, but only from the Gates of Moria to when the Fellowship leaves Lothlorien. Fellowship Gen Fic. Hurt!Legolas Healer!Aragorn
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 13 Published: 2/25/2021
bullet Darkness by Aldwen Last Updated: 9/7/2021
A few months after the events in Sirion the eldest son of Fëanor returns to Himring from a trip to the border. An encounter in a hallway calls forth memories, but perhaps something else too. Maedhros’ story, consistent with ‘The Brink’ and ‘The Stronghold’.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/7/2021
bullet Dragon Deception by Mimi Lind Last Updated: 9/5/2021
Spellbound by Glaurung, Father of Dragons, Túrin abandons Princess Finduilas and runs on a fool’s errand. But what if she doesn't wait in vain for a rescuer that will never come, and fights back? Perhaps then Túrin can evade his doom after all. - A fix-it version of the Silmarillion tragedy, but the first two chapters are canon compliant and can be read as a standalone piece. Written for the Tolkien Reverse Summer Bang 2021.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 9/5/2021
bullet Reunion in Mirkwood by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 8/29/2021
Thranduil reflects on the actions that caused Legolas to leave Mirkwood to travel to Imladris to deliver the news that Gollum has escaped. It has almost been a year since he seen his son. Much has happened in the North during the Ring War. Most of all he is heartsick awaiting a reunion with his youngest son. CAUTION: Chapter 6, 11, 13 & 17 contain a small amount of battle violence.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 20 Published: 7/8/2020
bullet Cosmological Poems of Middle Earth by AaronSecret Last Updated: 8/29/2021
I would like to share my revelations of Tolkien's Universe in the form of narrative and emotional poems.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 26 Published: 2/26/2021
bullet An Unexpected Adventure by KathyG Last Updated: 8/27/2021
(Co-written by KathyG and Dreamflower.) In the spring of 2012, four American children find themselves thrust into an unfamiliar fantasy world and part of an unexpected adventure. This story is AU and blends Lord of the Rings book-verse and movie-verse. This story also contains a lot of spiritual and religious content as a part of the AU elements. Join our guess-the-chapter-title origin challenge! (Posted with permission from the administrators of SoA.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 92 Published: 7/21/2018
bullet The Tenth Walker by Lindelea Last Updated: 8/9/2021
Probably been done before, and perhaps better, but Bill the Pony gave my elbow a nudge this morning, causing me to spill my tea, and he licked up all the sugar from the bowl, and is likely to make a complete nuisance of himself if I don't write down his story. Chapters are about as long as a pony's attention span. New: Kindling fire on Caradhras. Or not, as it were.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 108 Published: 6/15/2005
bullet Adrift by Aldwen Last Updated: 8/8/2021
Angband is besieged by the Host of the West, and the War of Wrath has begun. When these news reach Himring, some decisions made years ago need to be carried out. Each chapter is told from the POV of a different character – Maglor, Maedhros, Elrond, Elros, Círdan and Aldanwë (original character).
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 7/21/2021
bullet A Red Sun Rises by Katzilla Last Updated: 8/6/2021
The epic battle of Éomer's éored against Ugluk's Uruk-hai on the edge of Fangorn Forest, plus the events shortly before and after, as seen from the Rohirric side. Mostly canon, but works also as prequel for "Untold Tales of the Mark: The Banishment of Éomer". COMPLETE Chapter 24 up: "Setting the Board"
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 24 Published: 4/11/2018
bullet The Return of Elrond's Precious! by Calairiel Malromiel Last Updated: 8/3/2021
This directly follows Wedding Woes, but can be read as a stand alone. King Thranduil wants the Noldor gone so he gives permission to his kin, Eluréd and Elurín, to help them along. Meanwhile, Elrond is trying to speed up the courtship of his son and is told to mind his own business. And he finally makes his peace with his Grandsire, Fingolfin. This is the Last in my Fun With Finwëans! Series. There may or may not be more.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 8/3/2021
bullet The Lion and his Lady by Lialathuveril Last Updated: 8/1/2021
How did Éomer, King of Rohan, meet his wife? This is a series of oneshots describing different scenarios, some long some short, some serious some less so. No connection with each other or any of my other stories.
Number 9: Flotsam
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 12 Published: 10/22/2007
bullet Wedding Woes by Calairiel Malromiel Last Updated: 7/29/2021
With the advent of the wedding of the Ambarussa, it seems the entire clan of the Noldor descend on Tol Kimbalear, the Teleri Isle founded by Círdan and settled by his Falathrim and Thranduil's Woodland Realm - including the Dwarves and Hobbits he'd brought with him! And when the denizens understand the reason for the Noldorin interest, panic ensues....
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 7/29/2021
bullet The Flowers of Finduilas by losselen Last Updated: 7/25/2021
The courtship between Éomer, King of Rohan, and Lothíriel, Lady of Dol Amroth, told through flowers, riding, and a song. Or, how in the garden of Finduilas, Lothíriel tests Éomer.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/25/2021
bullet The Return of Maeglin by Calairiel Malromiel Last Updated: 7/20/2021
The first time Mandos calls Fingolfin since he'd become the Doomsman's lackey was to convince his daughter to rebirth Maeglin. This was NOT in his job description!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/20/2021
bullet Reclaiming Khazad-dûm by Ellynn Last Updated: 7/18/2021
In the seventh century of the Fourth Age of Middle-earth dwarvish King Durin VII leads his people to reclaim their greatest kingdom ever – Moria, or Khazad-dûm – just like it was written in the ancient prophecy. There are many adventures during the journey from Erebor to Khazad-dûm, and once the dwarves arrive there, they have to win the war against the orcs to reclaim their old home. The story goes through three POVs – King Durin and two original characters (F & M).
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 39 Published: 12/1/2020
bullet Destiny's Child by Mirkwoodmaiden Last Updated: 7/15/2021
Éowyn is an endlessly fascinating character to me. This is her story, to my mind. This story will eventually merge with my story of Faramir, "Bound by Duty; Bound by Joy" where they meet. It is her story in that story arc. The first chapter was inspired by Lindelea asking about how Éowyn became a Shieldmaiden.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 14 Published: 6/11/2020
bullet Maglor's Return by Calairiel Malromiel Last Updated: 7/7/2021
Follow-up to the Return of the Bards detailing how Fingolfin Convinced Maglor to Leave the Halls of Mandos. To say he talked the bard's ear off would be an understatement.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/7/2021
bullet Maglor's lament for the lost Silmaril by losselen Last Updated: 7/6/2021
What Maglor, in both obdurate pride and grievous lament, might have sung of the Silmaril. In blank verse unrhymed, after Paradise Lost.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/5/2021
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