The Taste of a Warrior by Dhvana (NC-17)

  • Oct. 27th, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Title: The Taste of a Warrior
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Colin Farrell
Categories: AU/AR, supernatural, angst
Length: epic (app. 68,000 words)
Warnings: violence

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dhvana
Author Website: Dimensions of Dhvana (Yahoo! Group, PW protected)

Summary: A vampire goes hunting.

Review:
This the second of Dhvana's Orlanda Bloom/Colin Farrell epics. Unlike Daunting Byron which is an au take on the post LOTR time, this story is a darkish AU take on a supernatural world that features vampires and vampire hunters. It should be no suprise that I rec a well thought out and well written vampire story.

The story starts out as a one shot (which it originally was) and takes it from there. Colin and Orlando have a long way to go until they are at a place where they can get together. There was a sequel planned originally but unfortunately Dhvana stopped writing this pairing before it could be written.

Nevertheless this story is an amazing story about love, obsession, revenge and forgiveness.

The Taste of a Warrior

The Taste of a Warrior by Dhvana (NC-17)

  • Oct. 27th, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Title: The Taste of a Warrior
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Colin Farrell
Categories: AU/AR, supernatural, angst
Length: epic (app. 68,000 words)
Warnings: violence

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dhvana
Author Website: Dimensions of Dhvana (Yahoo! Group, PW protected)

Summary: A vampire goes hunting.

Review:
This the second of Dhvana's Orlanda Bloom/Colin Farrell epics. Unlike Daunting Byron which is an au take on the post LOTR time, this story is a darkish AU take on a supernatural world that features vampires and vampire hunters. It should be no suprise that I rec a well thought out and well written vampire story.

The story starts out as a one shot (which it originally was) and takes it from there. Colin and Orlando have a long way to go until they are at a place where they can get together. There was a sequel planned originally but unfortunately Dhvana stopped writing this pairing before it could be written.

Nevertheless this story is an amazing story about love, obsession, revenge and forgiveness.

The Taste of a Warrior

The Taste of a Warrior by Dhvana (NC-17)

  • Oct. 27th, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Title: The Taste of a Warrior
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Colin Farrell
Categories: AU/AR, supernatural, angst
Length: epic (app. 68,000 words)
Warnings: violence

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dhvana
Author Website: Dimensions of Dhvana (Yahoo! Group, PW protected)

Summary: A vampire goes hunting.

Review:
This the second of Dhvana's Orlanda Bloom/Colin Farrell epics. Unlike Daunting Byron which is an au take on the post LOTR time, this story is a darkish AU take on a supernatural world that features vampires and vampire hunters. It should be no suprise that I rec a well thought out and well written vampire story.

The story starts out as a one shot (which it originally was) and takes it from there. Colin and Orlando have a long way to go until they are at a place where they can get together. There was a sequel planned originally but unfortunately Dhvana stopped writing this pairing before it could be written.

Nevertheless this story is an amazing story about love, obsession, revenge and forgiveness.

The Taste of a Warrior

Daunting Byron by Dhvana (NC-17)

  • Sep. 8th, 2012 at 8:53 PM
Title: Daunting Byron
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Colin Farrell
Categories: romance
Length: epic
Warnings: misunderstandings

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dhvana
Author Website: Dimensions of Dhvana (Yahoo! Group, PW protected)

Summary: Orlando's nerves get the better of him during a premiere, but his search for solitude is interrupted by an impulsive Irishman.

Review:
Back in 2002 when I started reading fanfiction, the LORTRPS was one of the start out fandoms for me. It had developed from reading LOTR fanfiction and somehow I stumbled across the RPS side of the fandom that offered a lot of great written stories.

Dhvana is one of my all time favourites in this fandom. Back then when reading fanfiction was mostly reading through specialised archives, yahoo! groups and the beginnings of fanfiction net, I dutifully checked for updates every day on her stories. Without a doubt Daunting Byron is one of my, if not THE favourite LOTRPS story I've read.

The setting is rather realistic and I loved and still do, the characters and their interactions. Colin Farrell and Orlando Bloom are no longer as popular as they were back then and the hype of the LOTR movie fandom has not been that big anymore, there will definitely be a revival Christmas this year when The Hobbit hits the theatres, but Dhvana's story is still as amazing as it was ten years ago.

Daunting Byron
and the sequel: The Domino Affair

Daunting Byron by Dhvana (NC-17)

  • Sep. 8th, 2012 at 8:53 PM
Title: Daunting Byron
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Colin Farrell
Categories: romance
Length: epic
Warnings: misunderstandings

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dhvana
Author Website: Dimensions of Dhvana (Yahoo! Group, PW protected)

Summary: Orlando's nerves get the better of him during a premiere, but his search for solitude is interrupted by an impulsive Irishman.

Review:
Back in 2002 when I started reading fanfiction, the LORTRPS was one of the start out fandoms for me. It had developed from reading LOTR fanfiction and somehow I stumbled across the RPS side of the fandom that offered a lot of great written stories.

Dhvana is one of my all time favourites in this fandom. Back then when reading fanfiction was mostly reading through specialised archives, yahoo! groups and the beginnings of fanfiction net, I dutifully checked for updates every day on her stories. Without a doubt Daunting Byron is one of my, if not THE favourite LOTRPS story I've read.

The setting is rather realistic and I loved and still do, the characters and their interactions. Colin Farrell and Orlando Bloom are no longer as popular as they were back then and the hype of the LOTR movie fandom has not been that big anymore, there will definitely be a revival Christmas this year when The Hobbit hits the theatres, but Dhvana's story is still as amazing as it was ten years ago.

Daunting Byron
and the sequel: The Domino Affair

Daunting Byron by Dhvana (NC-17)

  • Sep. 8th, 2012 at 8:53 PM
Title: Daunting Byron
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Colin Farrell
Categories: romance
Length: epic
Warnings: misunderstandings

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dhvana
Author Website: Dimensions of Dhvana (Yahoo! Group, PW protected)

Summary: Orlando's nerves get the better of him during a premiere, but his search for solitude is interrupted by an impulsive Irishman.

Review:
Back in 2002 when I started reading fanfiction, the LORTRPS was one of the start out fandoms for me. It had developed from reading LOTR fanfiction and somehow I stumbled across the RPS side of the fandom that offered a lot of great written stories.

Dhvana is one of my all time favourites in this fandom. Back then when reading fanfiction was mostly reading through specialised archives, yahoo! groups and the beginnings of fanfiction net, I dutifully checked for updates every day on her stories. Without a doubt Daunting Byron is one of my, if not THE favourite LOTRPS story I've read.

The setting is rather realistic and I loved and still do, the characters and their interactions. Colin Farrell and Orlando Bloom are no longer as popular as they were back then and the hype of the LOTR movie fandom has not been that big anymore, there will definitely be a revival Christmas this year when The Hobbit hits the theatres, but Dhvana's story is still as amazing as it was ten years ago.

Daunting Byron
and the sequel: The Domino Affair

Daunting Byron by Dhvana (NC-17)

  • Sep. 8th, 2012 at 8:53 PM
Title: Daunting Byron
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Colin Farrell
Categories: romance
Length: epic
Warnings: misunderstandings

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dhvana
Author Website: Dimensions of Dhvana (Yahoo! Group, PW protected)

Summary: Orlando's nerves get the better of him during a premiere, but his search for solitude is interrupted by an impulsive Irishman.

Review:
Back in 2002 when I started reading fanfiction, the LORTRPS was one of the start out fandoms for me. It had developed from reading LOTR fanfiction and somehow I stumbled across the RPS side of the fandom that offered a lot of great written stories.

Dhvana is one of my all time favourites in this fandom. Back then when reading fanfiction was mostly reading through specialised archives, yahoo! groups and the beginnings of fanfiction net, I dutifully checked for updates every day on her stories. Without a doubt Daunting Byron is one of my, if not THE favourite LOTRPS story I've read.

The setting is rather realistic and I loved and still do, the characters and their interactions. Colin Farrell and Orlando Bloom are no longer as popular as they were back then and the hype of the LOTR movie fandom has not been that big anymore, there will definitely be a revival Christmas this year when The Hobbit hits the theatres, but Dhvana's story is still as amazing as it was ten years ago.

Daunting Byron
and the sequel: The Domino Affair

First Blood by Jaye (NC-17)

  • Jul. 28th, 2012 at 2:49 PM
Title: First Blood
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Karl Urban/Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen/Orlando Bloom
Categories: supernatural, angst, romance, drama
Length: epic (app. 65,000 words)
Warnings: blood, violence, torture

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jaye_voy
Author Website: n/a

Summary: After centuries of waiting, a vampire returns to seek his revenge.

Review:
I said it once and I'll say it again. I love vampire fiction and especially when it's as well thought out and executed as this story. Again a very well developed universe that gives us a glimpse at vampire society and how it came about.

Jaye is a big fan of Karl Urban and as such has written fanfiction in fandoms like Lord of the Rings, Pathfinder, Star Trek, Chronicles of Riddick, Hercules, Comanche Moon, The Bourne Supremacy and RPS. I love her style of writing and she manages to portray her characters so perfectly that you can't help but fall in love with everyone of them, no matter if they are lead or supporting.

First Blood tells a tale about betrayal, revenge, hope and in the end of love. It has a semi happy end and if you are ever the optimistic dreamer, like me, you will decide that it will in fact end happily in the long run.


First Blood

First Blood by Jaye (NC-17)

  • Jul. 28th, 2012 at 2:49 PM
Title: First Blood
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Karl Urban/Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen/Orlando Bloom
Categories: supernatural, angst, romance, drama
Length: epic (app. 65,000 words)
Warnings: blood, violence, torture

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jaye_voy
Author Website: n/a

Summary: After centuries of waiting, a vampire returns to seek his revenge.

Review:
I said it once and I'll say it again. I love vampire fiction and especially when it's as well thought out and executed as this story. Again a very well developed universe that gives us a glimpse at vampire society and how it came about.

Jaye is a big fan of Karl Urban and as such has written fanfiction in fandoms like Lord of the Rings, Pathfinder, Star Trek, Chronicles of Riddick, Hercules, Comanche Moon, The Bourne Supremacy and RPS. I love her style of writing and she manages to portray her characters so perfectly that you can't help but fall in love with everyone of them, no matter if they are lead or supporting.

First Blood tells a tale about betrayal, revenge, hope and in the end of love. It has a semi happy end and if you are ever the optimistic dreamer, like me, you will decide that it will in fact end happily in the long run.


First Blood

First Blood by Jaye (NC-17)

  • Jul. 28th, 2012 at 2:49 PM
Title: First Blood
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Karl Urban/Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen/Orlando Bloom
Categories: supernatural, angst, romance, drama
Length: epic (app. 65,000 words)
Warnings: blood, violence, torture

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jaye_voy
Author Website: n/a

Summary: After centuries of waiting, a vampire returns to seek his revenge.

Review:
I said it once and I'll say it again. I love vampire fiction and especially when it's as well thought out and executed as this story. Again a very well developed universe that gives us a glimpse at vampire society and how it came about.

Jaye is a big fan of Karl Urban and as such has written fanfiction in fandoms like Lord of the Rings, Pathfinder, Star Trek, Chronicles of Riddick, Hercules, Comanche Moon, The Bourne Supremacy and RPS. I love her style of writing and she manages to portray her characters so perfectly that you can't help but fall in love with everyone of them, no matter if they are lead or supporting.

First Blood tells a tale about betrayal, revenge, hope and in the end of love. It has a semi happy end and if you are ever the optimistic dreamer, like me, you will decide that it will in fact end happily in the long run.


First Blood

First Blood by Jaye (NC-17)

  • Jul. 28th, 2012 at 2:49 PM
Title: First Blood
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Karl Urban/Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen/Orlando Bloom
Categories: supernatural, angst, romance, drama
Length: epic (app. 65,000 words)
Warnings: blood, violence, torture

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jaye_voy
Author Website: n/a

Summary: After centuries of waiting, a vampire returns to seek his revenge.

Review:
I said it once and I'll say it again. I love vampire fiction and especially when it's as well thought out and executed as this story. Again a very well developed universe that gives us a glimpse at vampire society and how it came about.

Jaye is a big fan of Karl Urban and as such has written fanfiction in fandoms like Lord of the Rings, Pathfinder, Star Trek, Chronicles of Riddick, Hercules, Comanche Moon, The Bourne Supremacy and RPS. I love her style of writing and she manages to portray her characters so perfectly that you can't help but fall in love with everyone of them, no matter if they are lead or supporting.

First Blood tells a tale about betrayal, revenge, hope and in the end of love. It has a semi happy end and if you are ever the optimistic dreamer, like me, you will decide that it will in fact end happily in the long run.


First Blood
Title: Claimed Series
Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing: Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban, Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban/Orlando Bloom, Karl Urban/Orlando Bloom, Harry Sinclair/Orlando Bloom, Dave Wenham/Harry Sinclair, Dave Wenham/Karl Urban, Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban/Dave Wenham/Orlando Bloom (others)
Categories: AU, supernatural
Length: super epic (>500.000 words)
Warnings: blood play, vampires

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] azewewish and [livejournal.com profile] idiosyncratic
Author Website: Broadwriting

Summary: A vampire series created by azewewish and idiosyncratic.

Review:
I absolutely love vampire fics and the Claimed series by azewewish and idiosyncratic is the perfect example of why I love them. There is vampire society, interaction rules and norms with humans, vampire politics and most of all we get to see what it's like for vampires to live forever. It can be rather difficult for some.

I don't know how long the Claimed series is, but with 5 sub series which have ten to sity parts, this story is something that will take quite a while to read but you won't get bored for a minute.

If you are interested in pairs, triplets and quartets of gorgeous guys, pervy Viggo Mortensen, sassy Dominic Monaghan and a series that spans over 850 years you'll find everything you could possibly wish for.

Claimed Series / Mirror on LJ
Title: Claimed Series
Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing: Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban, Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban/Orlando Bloom, Karl Urban/Orlando Bloom, Harry Sinclair/Orlando Bloom, Dave Wenham/Harry Sinclair, Dave Wenham/Karl Urban, Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban/Dave Wenham/Orlando Bloom (others)
Categories: AU, supernatural
Length: super epic (>500.000 words)
Warnings: blood play, vampires

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] azewewish and [livejournal.com profile] idiosyncratic
Author Website: Broadwriting

Summary: A vampire series created by azewewish and idiosyncratic.

Review:
I absolutely love vampire fics and the Claimed series by azewewish and idiosyncratic is the perfect example of why I love them. There is vampire society, interaction rules and norms with humans, vampire politics and most of all we get to see what it's like for vampires to live forever. It can be rather difficult for some.

I don't know how long the Claimed series is, but with 5 sub series which have ten to sity parts, this story is something that will take quite a while to read but you won't get bored for a minute.

If you are interested in pairs, triplets and quartets of gorgeous guys, pervy Viggo Mortensen, sassy Dominic Monaghan and a series that spans over 850 years you'll find everything you could possibly wish for.

Claimed Series / Mirror on LJ
Title: Claimed Series
Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing: Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban, Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban/Orlando Bloom, Karl Urban/Orlando Bloom, Harry Sinclair/Orlando Bloom, Dave Wenham/Harry Sinclair, Dave Wenham/Karl Urban, Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban/Dave Wenham/Orlando Bloom (others)
Categories: AU, supernatural
Length: super epic (>500.000 words)
Warnings: blood play, vampires

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] azewewish and [livejournal.com profile] idiosyncratic
Author Website: Broadwriting

Summary: A vampire series created by azewewish and idiosyncratic.

Review:
I absolutely love vampire fics and the Claimed series by azewewish and idiosyncratic is the perfect example of why I love them. There is vampire society, interaction rules and norms with humans, vampire politics and most of all we get to see what it's like for vampires to live forever. It can be rather difficult for some.

I don't know how long the Claimed series is, but with 5 sub series which have ten to sity parts, this story is something that will take quite a while to read but you won't get bored for a minute.

If you are interested in pairs, triplets and quartets of gorgeous guys, pervy Viggo Mortensen, sassy Dominic Monaghan and a series that spans over 850 years you'll find everything you could possibly wish for.

Claimed Series / Mirror on LJ
Title: Claimed Series
Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing: Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban, Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban/Orlando Bloom, Karl Urban/Orlando Bloom, Harry Sinclair/Orlando Bloom, Dave Wenham/Harry Sinclair, Dave Wenham/Karl Urban, Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban/Dave Wenham/Orlando Bloom (others)
Categories: AU, supernatural
Length: super epic (>500.000 words)
Warnings: blood play, vampires

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] azewewish and [livejournal.com profile] idiosyncratic
Author Website: Broadwriting

Summary: A vampire series created by azewewish and idiosyncratic.

Review:
I absolutely love vampire fics and the Claimed series by azewewish and idiosyncratic is the perfect example of why I love them. There is vampire society, interaction rules and norms with humans, vampire politics and most of all we get to see what it's like for vampires to live forever. It can be rather difficult for some.

I don't know how long the Claimed series is, but with 5 sub series which have ten to sity parts, this story is something that will take quite a while to read but you won't get bored for a minute.

If you are interested in pairs, triplets and quartets of gorgeous guys, pervy Viggo Mortensen, sassy Dominic Monaghan and a series that spans over 850 years you'll find everything you could possibly wish for.

Claimed Series / Mirror on LJ

Reasons by Karen (NC-17)

  • Jul. 2nd, 2008 at 12:39 AM
I got very excited about this story and just couldn't wait till the morning to post the rec. Well, it is technically Wednesday already ;p

Title
: Reasons
Fandom: LoftR RPS
Pairing: Orlando/Viggo
Category: future!fic, kids, h/c
Length: epic
Warnings: First fic by author, other than that, fairly tame. Mention of alcohol and drug abuse. Schmoop.

Author on LJ: [personal profile] firiel77
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: Written for the VOLA 12 Slashy Days of Christmas challenge. Prompt: “Rings Reunion Christmas Party” Is there such a thing as second chances? Set approximately 20 years after filming.

Review:
Orlando and Viggo meet again 20 years after filming The Lord of the Rings, both older but perhaps not much wiser, and despite how badly their previous 'non-relationship' ended, they are drawn to each other.

One of the best relationship stories I've read! I love first-time stories where the story ends with our two main characters finally getting together (after much trials and tribulation, of course), but sometimes I can't help wondering: what happens now? Often, being absolutely right for each other is not enough to sustain a long-term relationship. Even 'true love' requires lots of care and nourishment for it to flourish and bloom year after year. And this is exactly what the story tries to tell us. Both Orlando and Viggo are at the low points of their lives when they first see each other again, but with love and help from each other (*major h/c!*), they regain their health and happiness.

It's hard to believe this is the author's first story because the writing is just sublime (despite a few glitches and typos--the author could probably use a second beta), and the pacing absolutely perfect. Karen managed to focus on the details of everyday life without turning the story into a soap opera. There are a few scene another writer might have dealt with differently, but the way Karen handled them (e.g. the wedding) transformed Reasons into a completely different kind of fiction that is rarely seen in fandom. A truly wonderful story. Highly recommended.

Reasons

Reasons by Karen (NC-17)

  • Jul. 2nd, 2008 at 12:39 AM
I got very excited about this story and just couldn't wait till the morning to post the rec. Well, it is technically Wednesday already ;p

Title
: Reasons
Fandom: LoftR RPS
Pairing: Orlando/Viggo
Category: future!fic, kids, h/c
Length: epic
Warnings: First fic by author, other than that, fairly tame. Mention of alcohol and drug abuse. Schmoop.

Author on LJ: [personal profile] firiel77
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: Written for the VOLA 12 Slashy Days of Christmas challenge. Prompt: “Rings Reunion Christmas Party” Is there such a thing as second chances? Set approximately 20 years after filming.

Review:
Orlando and Viggo meet again 20 years after filming The Lord of the Rings, both older but perhaps not much wiser, and despite how badly their previous 'non-relationship' ended, they are drawn to each other.

One of the best relationship stories I've read! I love first-time stories where the story ends with our two main characters finally getting together (after much trials and tribulation, of course), but sometimes I can't help wondering: what happens now? Often, being absolutely right for each other is not enough to sustain a long-term relationship. Even 'true love' requires lots of care and nourishment for it to flourish and bloom year after year. And this is exactly what the story tries to tell us. Both Orlando and Viggo are at the low points of their lives when they first see each other again, but with love and help from each other (*major h/c!*), they regain their health and happiness.

It's hard to believe this is the author's first story because the writing is just sublime (despite a few glitches and typos--the author could probably use a second beta), and the pacing absolutely perfect. Karen managed to focus on the details of everyday life without turning the story into a soap opera. There are a few scene another writer might have dealt with differently, but the way Karen handled them (e.g. the wedding) transformed Reasons into a completely different kind of fiction that is rarely seen in fandom. A truly wonderful story. Highly recommended.

Reasons

Reasons by Karen (NC-17)

  • Jul. 2nd, 2008 at 12:39 AM
I got very excited about this story and just couldn't wait till the morning to post the rec. Well, it is technically Wednesday already ;p

Title
: Reasons
Fandom: LoftR RPS
Pairing: Orlando/Viggo
Category: future!fic, kids, h/c
Length: epic
Warnings: First fic by author, other than that, fairly tame. Mention of alcohol and drug abuse. Schmoop.

Author on LJ: [personal profile] firiel77
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: Written for the VOLA 12 Slashy Days of Christmas challenge. Prompt: “Rings Reunion Christmas Party” Is there such a thing as second chances? Set approximately 20 years after filming.

Review:
Orlando and Viggo meet again 20 years after filming The Lord of the Rings, both older but perhaps not much wiser, and despite how badly their previous 'non-relationship' ended, they are drawn to each other.

One of the best relationship stories I've read! I love first-time stories where the story ends with our two main characters finally getting together (after much trials and tribulation, of course), but sometimes I can't help wondering: what happens now? Often, being absolutely right for each other is not enough to sustain a long-term relationship. Even 'true love' requires lots of care and nourishment for it to flourish and bloom year after year. And this is exactly what the story tries to tell us. Both Orlando and Viggo are at the low points of their lives when they first see each other again, but with love and help from each other (*major h/c!*), they regain their health and happiness.

It's hard to believe this is the author's first story because the writing is just sublime (despite a few glitches and typos--the author could probably use a second beta), and the pacing absolutely perfect. Karen managed to focus on the details of everyday life without turning the story into a soap opera. There are a few scene another writer might have dealt with differently, but the way Karen handled them (e.g. the wedding) transformed Reasons into a completely different kind of fiction that is rarely seen in fandom. A truly wonderful story. Highly recommended.

Reasons

Reasons by Karen (NC-17)

  • Jul. 2nd, 2008 at 12:39 AM
I got very excited about this story and just couldn't wait till the morning to post the rec. Well, it is technically Wednesday already ;p

Title
: Reasons
Fandom: LoftR RPS
Pairing: Orlando/Viggo
Category: future!fic, kids, h/c
Length: epic
Warnings: First fic by author, other than that, fairly tame. Mention of alcohol and drug abuse. Schmoop.

Author on LJ: [personal profile] firiel77
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: Written for the VOLA 12 Slashy Days of Christmas challenge. Prompt: “Rings Reunion Christmas Party” Is there such a thing as second chances? Set approximately 20 years after filming.

Review:
Orlando and Viggo meet again 20 years after filming The Lord of the Rings, both older but perhaps not much wiser, and despite how badly their previous 'non-relationship' ended, they are drawn to each other.

One of the best relationship stories I've read! I love first-time stories where the story ends with our two main characters finally getting together (after much trials and tribulation, of course), but sometimes I can't help wondering: what happens now? Often, being absolutely right for each other is not enough to sustain a long-term relationship. Even 'true love' requires lots of care and nourishment for it to flourish and bloom year after year. And this is exactly what the story tries to tell us. Both Orlando and Viggo are at the low points of their lives when they first see each other again, but with love and help from each other (*major h/c!*), they regain their health and happiness.

It's hard to believe this is the author's first story because the writing is just sublime (despite a few glitches and typos--the author could probably use a second beta), and the pacing absolutely perfect. Karen managed to focus on the details of everyday life without turning the story into a soap opera. There are a few scene another writer might have dealt with differently, but the way Karen handled them (e.g. the wedding) transformed Reasons into a completely different kind of fiction that is rarely seen in fandom. A truly wonderful story. Highly recommended.

Reasons

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