A Shot in the Dark by Silverpup (R)

  • Jul. 24th, 2015 at 7:24 AM
Title: A Shot in the Dark
Fandom: The Hobbit
Pairing: Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Okenshield
Categories: AU, Hurt/Comfort, Time Travel
Length: Super-Epic (213K)
Warnings: Character Typical Violence

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: A03

Summary: When he opens his eyes again, he finds himself in his old bed in his old home in his old body. Is this death? Or a trick of magic? Either way, Bilbo recognizes a second chance when he sees one, and this time his adventure with Thorin is going to go a bit differently.

Review: This fic ate my soul. I couldn't put it down for around three days straight.

The Characterization is spot on, and while I've read a lot of going back in time to fix the past fics, I was really impressed by how Silver_pup changed not only Bibo's behavior but that of all the secondary characters as well.

The same events happened, but Bilbo's chanced behavior and outlook had some unexpected effects, even to Bilbo. I can't say much more without messing up the lovely twists and turns Silver_pup works in, but if you are looking for an epic, with a lot of personal character growth and suspense then this might be the fic for you.

There are some spoilers for both the Hobbit and LOTR so read with caution if this is your first time reading in the hobbit fandom.

A Shot in the Dark

A Glittering Abyss by Salvia G (R)

  • Jun. 12th, 2014 at 12:24 PM
Title: A Glittering Abyss
Fandom: Hobbit
Pairing: Thorin/Bilbo
Categories: AU, Epistolary, Hurt/Comfort, Romance,
Length: Medium (18.5k)
Warnings: PTSD

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] salvia_g
Website: Salvia_G

Summary:After the Battle of the Five Armies, Thorin has forgiven Bilbo; but Bilbo finds he cannot forgive Thorin.

Review: I love this fic. After the events of the journey and the battle of the five armies, the company is actually allowed to have long-term damage done to them even though everybody lives.

Bilbo has PTSD, Thorin has to live with his past insanity, Fili is in a coma, and Kili has lost an arm. None of them just bounce back over night. It takes many years and many good friends to make things work out and even then it isn't an instant fix.

There is something to be said for a fic that takes the long-way-round to healing, but still gives you a satisfyingly sweet happily ever after.

A Glittering Abyss
Title: Sing When the Dawn is Dark
Fandom: Hobbit
Pairing: Thorin/Bilbo
Categories: AU, Fluff, Romance, Soul-mates
Length: Long (27k)
Warnings: Past Character Death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] littleblackdog
Website: littleblackdog

Summary:In a Middle Earth where dwarves dream of Heartsongs and hobbits carry the name of their fated partner as private Mark, Bilbo Baggins had never been able to properly translate the strange rows of runes inscribed on his wrist.

And likewise, Thorin Oakenshield had never imagined he would hear the voice of his Heartsong from a fussy little gentlehobbit.

Review: This is a lovely fluffy soul-bonding fic. It's got its darker moments where it deals with the death of various company member's soulmates.

I just love the interaction between Bilbo and Thorin. Bilbo is so sure of himself and Thorin acts like such a kid when it comes to trying to figure out if Bilbo is his soulmate. It makes for great tension without loosing the warm and fuzzie feeling of the story.

Sing When the Dawn is Dark Series


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