I come back to Tolkien fandom at least once a year and inhale fic for a week or two like I need it to live, usually just after having watched one of the movies, then usually wander out again. I assumed that was what was happening with me again this time! Except, apparently not, because it’s been longer than usual and I’m still inhaling fic as fast as I can hunt it down and flail about it in fic recs!
I am going to try to make this a semi-regular thing, hopefully 5-10 recs per post, trying for about once a week (older recs being reposted first!), pretty much exclusively focused on the elves. I don’t have a lot of ships in Tolkien, so I seek out genfic most of the time, but if I ever do pairing stuff, it will be labeled so to be easily avoidable! I have a strong preference for bb!Legolas, but will totally do adult!Legolas as well. Abusive!Thranduil is my N O P E limit and an instant backbutton. I don’t mind OCs in fic (and they’re sort of necessary a lot of the time!), but they’ll always be marked, too. ♥
TOLKIEN FIC RECS:
→ The Three Hunters and the Elven King by Jedi Sapphire, thranduil & legolas & aragorn & gimli & elladan & elrohir, 7.5k
The War is won, Sauron has been defeated, and Legolas is finally returning home in the company of his friends. They have a furious Elven-king to face.
→ Prince of Ithilien by Jedi Sapphire, aragorn & faramir & legolas & thranduil, humor, 3.2k
Thranduil has met and terrorized most of his son’s non-Elven friends. But this is his first encounter with the Prince of Ithilien.
→ An Elf Lord in Peril by Jedi Sapphire, thranduil & elrond, humor, 3.5k
Elrond decided that Legolas should be the Elven representative in the Fellowship. Thranduil has his own views about that. Characters: Mainly Thranduil and Elrond, with brief appearances by other Elves, Dwarves and Hobbits.
→ In the Hall of the Wood Elf King by TreeHugger, legolas & bilbo & thranduil, fluff, semi-cracky, ~70k (without author’s notes/double postings)
The Hobbit AU. While the Dwarves are imprisoned in Thranduil’s dungeons, Bilbo meets Legolas quite by accident. We find out why Elves don’t smoke pipeweed.
→ Father, Captain, and King by Thundera Tiger, thranduil & legolas, 6.5k
Thranduil fills many roles, but one summer night, he finds himself assuming the role he loves best and gets least. Written for father’s day, here’s a quick look at the relationship between Mirkwood’s greatest king and its most famous prince.
→ All Those Who Wander by daw the minstrel, thranduil & legolas & ocs, 27.5k
Young Legolas’s family struggles to readjust in the wake of the loss of his mother.
→ Good Neighbors by daw the minstrel, thranduil & legolas & ocs, 51k
Legolas and Thranduil deal with their Mannish neighbors from Esgaroth and visitors from elsewhere in Middleearth.
→ To Wrap An Elven Princeling by Jael the Scribe, thranduil & legolas & ocs, 16.3k
Did you ever wonder how Bilbo’s mithril shirt came to be in Smaug’s hoard? A surprise orc attack puts Thranduil into a crisis, and a very young Legolas must rely upon the kindness of strangers. If things weren’t bad enough enter the dragon.
→ May the Valar protect them by Nilmandra, thranduil & legolas & ocs, child endangerment, 136.9k
This is the story of Legolas and the amazing circumstances set around his birth and early life. Features Legolas, Thranduil and a cast of original characters from Greenwood and beyond. full details + recs under the cut!
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