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  1. Public Bookmark 98

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    The year is 1333. The English are at war with Scotland. 19-year-old West Country knight Sir Steven excels at jousting, but yearns to prove himself in real action. So he jumps when his sponsor, Baron Alexander Pierce, invites him on a secret mission with a dozen elite knights. They ride north to a crumbling Scottish keep, capturing the feral, half-starved boy within and putting the other inhabitants to the sword. And nobody knows, or nobody is saying, why the flower of English knighthood snuck over the border to capture a savage, dirty teenage boy. Pierce gives the boy to Steve as his squire, with only two rules: don't let the boy escape, and convert him to the English cause.

    At first, it's hopeless. The Scottish boy is surly, violent, hoards sharp objects, and eats anything that isn't nailed down. Then Steve begins to notice things: that, as well as Gaelic, the boy speaks flawless French, far better than Steve's own. That he can read it – Latin, too. That he isn't small so much as desperately under-fed. That when Steve finally convinces the boy – James Buchanan, Bucky – to cut his filthy, matted curtain of hair, the face revealed is the most beautiful thing Steve has ever seen.

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    21 Aug 2017

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    I didn't think it was possible for someone to so consistently nail everything my id longs for, and in lots of different ways, but this writer does. This time with Count of Monte Cristo and Ivanhoe parallels (mmmmmmm). More satisfying than anything has a right to be.

  2. Public Bookmark 2

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    Joaquin DeSantos likes to make a little pocket money by beating north side kids in illicit street races after dark. When the local cops crash his latest race he gets to know his opponent a little better.

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    4 Jul 2017

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    Totally different take on Bucky that I never would have thought to do, but the quality writing sold it! His snarky internal narrative and the competence porn are BREATHTAKING. I've never seen a blend of action, angst, humour, banter, romance and plotting on this scale. Bonus points for extreme self-sacrificing loyalty and Bucky+magic. This really is delightfully entertaining and gripping. Bucky the action pseudo-anti-hero is earth-shatteringly sexy (Steve agrees). The fact that he still desperately needs hugs is a cherry on top. I could read a million more words of it. So many delicious ouchy moments, for both of them. But also gloriously executed action scenes. THE ACTION SCENES!!! There's one where it takes this kind of rhythmic, non-sentence technique and goddamn does it work for me. Bucky is an action-hero god in this and it's all I want to read, forever.

  4. Public Bookmark *

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    Captain America trashes his motorcycle a lot. Tony says he'll fix it, then never gets around to it and just buys him a new one. Steve, the Depression-era kid, can't stand the waste and goes looking for somewhere near him in Brooklyn where he can get his bike fixed. That's how he finds Red Star Bike Repair, and the hot Russian-immigrant bike racer who runs it: all long hair and muscles and tattoos. And for the first time since he woke from the ice, Steve feels a connection to someone; a comfort in the other man's silences and his space, an attraction in his sheer skill at racing. But James Barnes isn't exactly who he seems...

     Translation into Pусский available here!

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    4 Jul 2017

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    I need to make a new tag for "FAVORITE favorites". This is phenomenal. The dialogue! The action! The romance! PEPPER! Everyone is so badass and wonderful and desperately in love.

  5. Rec *

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    Guys, no. It has nothing to do with Hydra. Well, maybe a little.

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    30 Jun 2017

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    I love it. I absolutely love it.