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    Janet brings Tam Lin out of the wild woods.

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    A modern, Hobbit variation on the Scottish ballad "Tam Lin", and an AU of the Ettelëaverse, though you don't need to read any of the other stories for this to make sense.

    Lorna, newly come to her sister's little town, hears far too many stories of (and warnings about) the forest at the edge of her granny's land. Naturally, she has to investigate, but gets more than she bargained for in what -- and who -- she finds there.

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    English
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    270,718
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    63/?
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    487
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    312
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    24
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    9979
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    “It's like the old folk ballads,” April tells him. “They'll change me into all kinds of monsters and nightmares and deadly things. They'll do anything they can to make you let me go. But you can't let go, Ram. No matter what you do—don't let go.”

    Here, as he lies on the forest floor amid wild roses and fallen leaves, staring into the mesmerizing blue of April's eyes, it is easy to believe that he will be brave enough to keep his arms around her. But at midnight on All Hallow's Eve, with the shadows of barren trees looming above him and the roar of the Shadowkin horde in his ears, Ram isn't sure he can believe in anything.

    Language:
    English
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    1,212
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    13
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    8
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    2
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    56
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    The faerie queen’s blood never quite washes out.

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    488
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    1/1
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    1
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    1
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    11
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    47
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    “What is this?” the faerie queen asks.

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    English
    Words:
    664
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    1
    Comments:
    1
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    17
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    68
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    How much can Janet claim?

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    English
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    564
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    1/1
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    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    19
    Bookmarks:
    2
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    78
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    “O I forbid you maidens that wear gold in your hair, to come or go by Ostagar, for young Alistair Theirin is there.” A Dragon Age alternate universe, based on the Ballad of Tam Lin for Warden Amell and Alistair Theirin.

    Chapter one art by noctuaalba.

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    Language:
    English
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    2,676
    Chapters:
    1/10
    Comments:
    2
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    14
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    5
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    168
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    Elise marks her life by choices made.

    Language:
    English
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    1,115
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    1
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    4
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    7
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    94
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    Language:
    English
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    1,887
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    1
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    15
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    33
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    3
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    205
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    The True History of the Famous Flower of Serving Men, Englisht from an Antient manuscript in the Classical Tongues, & never before present'd to the publick.

    Language:
    English
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    3,875
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    1/1
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    1
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    18
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    28
    Bookmarks:
    4
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    257
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    From the blazing heat of Jerusalem to the wind of the Scottish Cheviot Hills, Rey has followed Master Luke over an ocean. He has promised her the gift of reading, but occupied with border skirmishes, she has largely been left to sew and brood.

    Restless one morning, she ignores Master Luke's instructions and leaves the castle to explore. Once in Carterhaugh woods, she incurs a debt to a figure trapped between two worlds; although she doesn't know it yet, he is running out of time, and she may be the only one able to bring him back.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    10,020
    Chapters:
    4/4
    Comments:
    123
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    291
    Bookmarks:
    60
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    3977
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    David's mother was no stranger to blood.

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    English
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    607
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    1
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    Being the True History of the House-Carpenter's Wife and her Daemon Lover, Never Before Imprint'd.

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    Note: non-graphic mentions of drowning, death of a child, period-typical sexism and sectarianism.

    Language:
    English
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    1,411
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    9
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    10
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    59
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    Ten lines from ten unwritten fics.

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    English
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    374
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    2
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    When strange lights are spotted over Carterhaugh, Jan and her friend Andrea pack their gear and go UFO hunting. What they find is alien, but not in the sense either expected, and Jan’s life soon becomes far more complicated that she ever would have thought (or wanted).

    Being stalked by a hot Elf isn’t nearly as much fun when you’re asexual.

    Features: UFO hunters, conspiracy theorists, a Volkswagen Thing, and an eighteen-pound cat who wants to eat Tam's face.

    Yeah, he doesn't know what he's in for, either.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    17,079
    Chapters:
    5/?
    Comments:
    36
    Kudos:
    27
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    352
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    Do not go to Carterhaugh.

    That is the warning Wanda has heard all her life, and she does not, still, know why. She has heard the stories, of the ghost of the old warrior that wanders there, made winter’s soldier by the whim of the Cailleach Bheur. She knows that even the hunt skirts the forest’s edges and never follows the deer that dive through the brush into it. Even Pietro, her own dear daring brother, will not dare enter it's woods.

    But she must go to Carterhaugh.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,172
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    14
    Kudos:
    45
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    513
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    Finding the person who can turn Isobel back, from dragon to girl, is only the beginning.

    Language:
    English
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    4,704
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    1
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    18
    Bookmarks:
    2
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    154
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    Alone on a rocky crag, Isabel suffers under her stepmother's curse and sings her own enchantments. (This is the second part of a two-part story.)

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    854
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    3
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    96
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    A young scientist is lured away by a treacherous lover. (A Vorkosigan-influenced space AU.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    999
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    4
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    61
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    Isabel displeases her stepmother and undergoes a dreadful transformation. (This is the first part of a two-part story.)

    Series
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    English
    Words:
    788
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    4
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    94

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