This week, I’m bringing you a few short stories from fandoms that I’ve read less of, and a few longer tales that I’ve really enjoyed.
Orphan Black: Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue by possibilist (Canon, Short)
“I’m sick, Delphine. Jasmine tea. That shaking, those knuckles. Lips.” Cophine post 1.10—there are so many ways Delphine is scared.
A short fic centered around Cosima and Delphine’s relationship. This is set before season two. Sad and lovely, and really anything you could ask for in such a small package.
Old Kingdom: First Flight by Sanaryelle (Canon, Short)
The Abhorsen who built the Paperwing takes it on its first test flight. Mogget also features.
A short little tale filling in a bit of lost Old Kingdom history. A fun story that sets a great introduction to this author’s other stories.
Protector of the Small: Fallen by Confusedknight (AU, Novel-length)
Kicked out of Page training, Kel becomes entangled in a bitter struggle for the suffering people of Scanra. Four years later she returns to Tortall, a stranger to those who once knew her, a stranger who has not forgotten the promises she made…
The most comprehensive Tortall fic I’ve ever read, it really delves into the people and culture of Scanra. This really opened to door for me to more fics about what would have happened if Kel was sent away after her first year of probation. Good characterisation, and a storyline worthy of a Tamora Pierce quartet. Highly recommend.
Harry Potter: Island of Fire by esama (AU, Novella-length)
The founding of a wizarding nation in a world of dragons.
An absolutely unique tale in which the Tri-Wizard Tournament goes horribly wrong. In the chaos, a malfunction occurs and all those affected must do their best to build new lives. First of a series. If this author wrote professionally, I would buy all of their books. Seriously. Read this.
So that’s it for this week, folks. Take a gander and let me (and the authors) know what you think!
Do you have any fic recommendations? Any fandom requests? Any questions about fanfic? Let me know in the comments below.