Pairing: John/Elizabeth, Laura/Carson, Kate/Lorne and many more
Fic Title: Renaissance
Author: melyanna, angelqueen04 and miera_c
Genre: Romance, drama, AU
WIP?: It's an ongoing series
Why This Must Be Read:
This is a superb series that capably manages a massive amount of characters and plotlines, and paints a wonderful picture of the history and politics of the alternate universe it is based in. It's one of those AUs that doesn't really have much resemblance to the canon at all, and generally I dislike that, but with such good writing I can easily forgive it.
In this AU, Elizabeth is the young, newly crowned monarch of the nation of Atalan, and she falls in love with John, a visitor who was exiled from his own land. Romance, drama, assassination attempts, pirates, court intrigues, wars, and all kinds of other themes play a part in this massive AU. Many characters from both Stargate shows appear, and some of the rare pairings featured are wonderful. It is well-written, engrossing, and constantly being added to.
A highly recommended series... without a doubt, my favourite Stargate Atlantis fanfiction.