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  1. Rec 70

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    In the days following their return from Dartmoor, with the uncertain threat of Moriarty still hanging overhead, Sherlock and John take a case that changes everything.

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    22 Dec 2017

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    Brilliant characterization of Sherlock as he discovers what he forgot, of John as he learns to trust his disbelief in Sherlock's mechanical persona, of Mycroft as he finally tells Sherlock the family secrets and proves himself as a caring older brother, though a manipulative and controlling one. Ingeniously plotted and filled with familiar lines used in new contexts. A very satisfying ending, despite the struggle with Moriarty that lies ahead.

  2. Rec 31

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    Say, is there Beauty yet to find
    And Certainty? and Quiet kind?
    Deep meadows yet, for to forget
    The lies, and truths, and pain? . . . oh! yet
    Stands the Church clock at ten to three?
    And is there honey still for tea?
    -The Old Vicarage, Grantchester by Rupert Brooke

    "..if you are telling me Euros has magical mind-control powers, I’m going to recommend you be sectioned to a very good, very private mental health facility right this minute."
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    04 Nov 2017

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    Wonderful story that makes a lot of sense of TFP and has a wonderful portrait of Mycroft and his brother. Sherlock comes to recognize his own mistakes and to apologize to his brother for some of them in the end and Mycroft comes to accept his own choices and acknowledge Sherlock's reasons for resenting him. In the end they come to a better understanding and acceptance of each other. Euros is finally revealed for what she is and dealt with as she deserves, but not before suspenseful twists and turns that lead to an almost unbearable confrontation.

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    His fingers tremble as he dials and he can’t force them steady. Familiar number, even though he hasn’t used it in two years. He isn’t even sure he should be calling it now, but she’d asked. She’d made him promise.

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    22 Sep 2017

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    Sad and then sweet, as John and Sherlock work to overcome the separation they created after John's marriage and baby and learn to accept the feelings they have always had for each other but locked away. Their slow progress is beautifully shown and the description of their lovemaking is lovely. Moving and very satisfying.

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    Seven months after the end of the war, Harry is feeling lost. Fortunately, he is about to be offered an unexpected and sparkling chance to find himself again. [2014 advent fic]

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    16 Jul 2017

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    Frost snails!

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    Merlin reveals his magic. Arthur does his best to cope. Meanwhile, there are Saxons and Druids.

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    13 Apr 2017

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    Long but fascinating and well written story about how difficult creating a country where both magic and nonmagic people can live in peace and even harmony would be. It examines what powerful magic can do and why non-magic people fear and sometimes loathe it. It also presents the magic users' perspective on magic and how they should deal with non-magic people. And it shows how Merlin's magic reveal shatters Arthur's trust and how both of them cope with their estrangement and come to a renewed and deeper bond.

    Make no mistake: though this is not the story of a romantic or sexual relationship between them, Arthur and Merlin love each other deeply. Their devotion to each other brings them through many perils and Arthur's repeated rescuing of Merlin helps rebalance their relationship and restore Arthur's confidence in himself, while Merlin learns how much he doesn't know about magic, both his own and others.

    All of the supporting characters are beautifully realized as well, and the plot is well developed. The ending is very satisfying emotionally. I enjoyed it very much and recommend it wholeheartedly.