June 3rd, 2012

dreaming

Beautiful Is The Mother by mrstater (Teen)

Fandom Category: A Song Of Fire And Ice / Game of Thrones
Pairing: Sansa Stark/Tyrion Lannister
Fic Title: Beautiful Is The Mother
Author: mrstater
Link: Here
Rating: T
Genre: Fantasy, Childbirth, Marriage, Future Fic
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: It's a great character study of Sansa, as after giving birth to Tyrion's children, she reassesses their marriage and begins to see things differently. I love how their relationship is portrayed here. There's a great sweetness to it but Tyrion is still very much Tyrion and Sansa proves to be bold and strong and there's wonderful underlying heat to their relationship which I love. They're a great match for each other. This fic really solidified for me my love for this pairing and left me with a big smile on my face. It's completely believable and I love it.
Elegance with a sword

Inuyasha, 2 recs, various

Fandom Category: Inuyasha
Pairings: Higurashi Kagome/Inuyasha (main), Sango/Miroku (side), and Rin/Sesshomaru (side)
Fic Title: The Phoenix Blade: Time Lapse
Author: Fenikkusuken
Link: www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php?id=99650&cid=336081&submit=View
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, graphic sex, graphic violence
Genre: Adventure, Romance
WIP?: No. Complete monster at 86 chapters, 1,182,069 words
Setting: AU of the Naraku story arc
Special Rec: 3/28

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is an AU with a slightly older Kagome, who also has military training. It's interesting to see what that changes, and what it doesn't. The author has expanded the social aspects of canon, particularly between Inuyasha and his brother. The greatest changes are in the modern world, amusingly enough! This fic is less about fighting and more about characterization. Indeed, watching all the relationships develop and change between the characters is wonderful. Also, it has some amazing sex scenes. I never found them repetitive, and considering how many there are, that's really something. ^^ (For those who might be wondering, Rin is old enough before her and Sesshomaru's relationship turns romantic.)

Fandom Category: Inuyasha
Pairing: Rin/Sesshomaru
Fic Title: Snowbound
Author: Fenikkusuken
Link: www.fanfiction.net/s/2760066/1/ or www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php/114245/389099#fic_c
Rating/Warning(s): R, None
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No, one-shot at 21,650 words
Setting: 1996 with reincarnated!Rin
Special Rec: 4/28

Why This Must Be Read: This gripping fic is filled with beautiful winter imagery, and it's written in an informal, introspective first-person style that quickly sucks you in. Story-wise, Rin decides to spend some time alone by house-sitting a mansion on a private island...only she isn't alone. She's sharing the island with a mysterious and rather vicious white dog. I am quite pleased with how Fenikkusuken has written this fic, as the style and subject could easily be boring or outright maudlin. She handles it all with grace to give readers a lovely story!

(Mods, can I get a tag for Sango/Miroku? TIA!)