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25 June 2016 @ 01:05 am
Dragon Age, 4 recs, 4 rare pairings  
Fandom: Dragon Age
Pairing: Merrill/Varric Tethras
Title: Deflowering Daisy
Author: Shadowfire_RavenPheonix
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3338174/chapters/7300610
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 32,570/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 167 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Merrill's friends are all shacking up with each other and with Maiden's Eve approaching, she just wants to know what all the fuss is about sex! The only person she knows who could teach her is Varric. This is fun and ohhhh man is there a lot of smut. And for anyone who's ever experienced and remembers that anxiety about being a virgin, the feelings very definitely hit close to home.


Pairing: Josephine Montilyet/Blackwall, also background Cassandra Pentaghast/Male Trevelyan and Iron Bull/Dorian Pavus
Title: Brief, Brilliant Miracles series
Author: DinosaurTheology
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/242140
Rating/Warning(s): rated G-M
Word Count/WIP?: 112,448/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 168 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: The Josephine/Blackwall romance is so sweet but it's so hard to find fic for them where they're the main focus of the story and not just a background pairing. So imagine my delight when I found a multi-part series with hundreds of thousands of words that devotes the majority of its screentime to them and fleshes out their characters, families and romance. This author is doing the Lord's work.


Pairing: Inquisitor/Abelas, past Inquisitor/Solas
Title: The Long Pursuit
Author: tinyfierce
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4032418/chapters/9067387
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 34,096/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 169 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: The Inquisitor and Abelas keep running into each other in the Fade at night when they sleep, both trying to track a wolf who stalks the Fade. Abelas teaches the Inquisitor how to track, as well as teaching her more about her Elven heritage. In turn, the Inquisitor convinces him to join her people at Skyhold, and Abelas learns how to make connections again, both platonic, romantic, and something far more carnal. This is a super obscure pairing, but the best authors can make even the most unusual pairings work and that is absolutely the case here. I love how the author brings Abelas to life. His interactions with the rest of the ensemble are a delight and the way his relationship with the Inquisitor gradually deepens is lovely and feels natural, without discounting the recent dissolution of her relationship with Solas.


Pairing: Hawke/Rylen
Title: Oasis in the Desert
Author: RedHawkeRevolver
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5562535/chapters/12829042
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 10,367/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 170 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Hawke spends a few weeks stuck at Griffon Wing while in the Western Approach, and gets to know and fall in love with Rylen. Again, the author does a great job with fleshing out a minor character and crafting a believable romance for an unusual pairing.


Mods, I need ALL THE PAIRING TAGS. Merrill/Varric Tethras, Josephine Montilyet/Blackwall, Inquisitor/Abelas, and Hawke/Rylen.
 
 
 
blithersblithers on June 25th, 2016 08:28 pm (UTC)
You've got it. Tags added!