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My stories are about Aragorn (strictly bookverse, but not always canon). I'm an old-time Tolkien fan from the 1960s. My canon blasphemies primarily have to do with religion; I prefer to see the Elves as more magical and less holy--more like the ancient Irish people of the sidhe, or Tuatha De Danaan.

Other fantasy-adventure writers and stories I like: Ursula Le Guin, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series, Orson Scott Card's Alvin Maker series, T.H. White's "Once and Future King," Eddings' The Worm Ouroboros, Joy Chant, Evangeline Walton's Mabinogion, Robin Hobb, George R. R. Martin.

I also read Anthony Trollope, Jane Austen, Toni Morrison, Shakespeare and J. G. Farrell (among many others), as well as a good amount of history and politcs. Latest recommendations: John Barry's "The Rising Tide: The Mississippi Flood of 1927" and "A Crack in the Edge of the World" by Simon Winchester, about the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

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The Sword of Elendil by Gandalfs apprentice [5 Reviews]
NEW: Harvest Festival: Aragorn hears a disturbing story.
Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: Aragorn | Genres: Action, Drama | Language: English | Rating: T | Warnings: None | Chapters: 13 | Published: 04/14/06 | Updated: 04/28/07 | Words: 28857 | Completed: No | Read: 19986

Fugitive by Gandalfs apprentice [2 Reviews]
Princess Gilraen runs away.
Category: Fourth Age - Post LOTR | Series: Series Characters: | Genres: Drama | Language: English | Rating: K+ | Warnings: None | Chapters: 1 | Published: 07/30/06 | Updated: 07/30/06 | Words: 1227 | Completed: Yes | Read: 796

King's Man by Gandalfs apprentice [1 Reviews]
Aragorn and Halbarad before the Paths of the Dead.
Category: Third Age - War of the Ring | Series: Series Characters: | Genres: Drama | Language: English | Rating: K+ | Warnings: Character Death | Chapters: 1 | Published: 07/23/06 | Updated: 07/23/06 | Words: 1129 | Completed: Yes | Read: 692

Theme and Variations by Gandalfs apprentice [1 Reviews]
Tolkien meets Jane Austen. Marriage is on everyone's mind in Minas Tirith after the war. Told from Faramir's point of view as he adjusts to his new life and gets to know the king. Written for the Steward and the King Challenge at HASA.
Category: Third Age - War of the Ring | Series: Series Characters: | Genres: Humour | Language: English | Rating: K | Warnings: None | Chapters: 1 | Published: 12/02/05 | Updated: 12/02/05 | Words: 9084 | Completed: Yes | Read: 964

Gandalf’s No Good, Rotten, Really Bad Day by Gandalfs apprentice [5 Reviews]
A few things go wrong at the Prancing Pony, and Gandalf has to explain to Manwe just how it all came about. Originally written for the Bookverse Improbabilities Challenge at HASA.
Category: Third Age - War of the Ring | Series: Series Characters: | Genres: Humour | Language: English | Rating: K+ | Warnings: Character Death | Chapters: 1 | Published: 09/14/05 | Updated: 09/14/05 | Words: 1080 | Completed: Yes | Read: 901

The Summons by Gandalfs apprentice [2 Reviews]
Three vignettes from the journey of the Fellowship: Aragorn discusses the Denethor situation with Gandalf, and Boromir makes a discovery about a hero from Gondor's past. REVISED
Category: Third Age - War of the Ring | Series: Series Characters: | Genres: Drama | Language: English | Rating: K | Warnings: None | Chapters: 1 | Published: 09/05/05 | Updated: 09/05/05 | Words: 2547 | Completed: Yes | Read: 815

Contrapunto by Gandalfs apprentice [2 Reviews]
Captain Thorongil brings out Denethor's worst side, but the captain has mixed feelings about the Steward's heir.
Category: Third Age - Pre LOTR | Series: Series Characters: | Genres: Drama | Language: English | Rating: K+ | Warnings: None | Chapters: 1 | Published: 07/22/05 | Updated: 07/22/05 | Words: 7020 | Completed: Yes | Read: 996