lord of the rings fan fiction

recommendations by allaire mikháil

date: 34 Sep 2015



Lord of the Rings ambushed me out of nowhere. I've been a gamer since 1995; I'm well-versed in "MERP", the MiddleEarth Role Playing game. I've read the books far too many times, and I was determined to hate the movies, for how could they adequately represent J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastic universe? Then I watched "The Fellowship of the Ring", already delighted that Sean Bean would be in it, and fell for Peter Jackson's world. Hard. Boromir, who had always been a secondary character in the books, suddenly became one of the movies' shining heroes; three-dimensional, tormented and yet so real by Sean Bean's mere presence on the screen. With Aragorn, it was the same - the stern, distant paragon of kingly virtues from the books turned into a ragged ranger with matted hair and honest-to-God emotions written on his face. How could I not love them? How could I not start scouring the internet for stories about them?



The main pairing on this page is
Aragorn / Boromir.

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Stories



Alex Quine
e-mail: makar.quine@tiscali.co.uk Website: fic index @ livejournal
Aragorn/Boromir fic (tagged @ livejournal)
livejournal: ljalex_quine
Title: Cold Pressing (Pathway One) Story Length: ~ 1.261 KB
[1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10A], [10B], [11A], [11B], [11C], [11D], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19], [20], [21], [22], [23A], [23B], [23C], [23D], [23E], [23F], [24A], [24B], [24C], [25A], [25B], [26A], [26B], [26C], [26D], [26E], [27], [28], [29], [30A], [30B], [31A], [31B], [31C], [31D], [31E], [31F], [31G], [31H], [31I], [32], [33A], [33B], [33C], [33D], [34A], [34B], [34C], [34D], [34E], [34F], [35], [36], [37A], [37B], [38], [39], [40], [41], [42], [43A], [43B], [44A], [44B], [44C], [44D], [45A], [45B], [45C] (series index) offsite
Series: Cold Pressing AU Rating: NC-17
Category: Action/Adventure, AU, Fix-It, Hurt/Comfort Warnings: adult themes, MPreg, violence
Pairing: Aragorn / Boromir Time Frame: Post-"The Return of the King"
Genres: Slash Recommended: 11 Dec 2012
Summary: Boromir returns, seven years late and a scarred man.
Review: Unbelievable as it is, yes, I am actually recommending an MPreg story! Perhaps because the focus is not on how Arin came to be, but on a new Gondor finally at peace that, at least as much as its King, is blessed to have her most beloved son return to her. This is a calm, vast, uplifting AU setting, full of endless possibilities and a tangible thread of love running through it. Arwen is accepting, Aragorn's wound is healed, and Boromir blossoms under the big and small things that make up his returned birthright. This is certainly the best post-Ring-War/fix-it A/B slash story I've ever read, and the chapter listing above is far from complete as I've only included the most essential fics that make up the frame of this AU - hopefully in something approximating the right order.

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Carolyn Golledge (aka majorbee) & Eleanor Tremayne
e-mail: carolyn.golledge@bigpond.com Website: This Is Some Rescue ::: Home of the Corellian Embassy
Title: Rapid Peril [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19], [20], [21], [22], [23], [24], [25], [26], [27] (author page @ ff.net) offsite Story Length: ~ 881 KB
Series: Sequel to "Dithen" Rating: PG-13
Category: Action/Adventure, AU, Fix-It, Hurt/Comfort Warnings: character death, violence
Pairing: Boromir & OFC Time Frame: "The Fellowship" to "The Return of the King"
Genres: gen Recommended: 25 Apr 2011
Summary: An attack by Orcs at the rapids of Sarn Gebir leaves Frodo and a wounded Boromir trapped in the middle of the river. The Ring takes its chance. Can Boromir resist? And if he does, how it will it alter events at Amon Hen and further?
Review: Carolyn Gollege, also the author of the novel (and fanzine) "Boromir's Journey Home", has, with this, gifted us with another long, Boromir-centric story well-worth reading. Especially the beginning is outstanding in depicting a novel, AU set of extreme circumstances in which Boromir is once again tempted by the Ring, yet manages to resist heroically. I'd recommend this story more whole-heartedly if it didn't, in its later chapters, grant too much screen-time to the co-author's original characters who, despite initially enriching the story, end up taking away too much focus from the main tale.

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Cinzia
e-mail: ressala@tin.it Archived at: Cinzia @ Rugbytackling
Cinzia @ Of Elves and Men
livejournal: ljcinzia, ljchestnut_grove
Title: A Fairy Tale of Gondor offsite Story Length: ~ 11 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: Slash & Het Warnings: threesome
Pairing: Aragorn / Boromir / Arwen Time Frame: Post-"The Return of the King"
Genres: AU, Fix-It Recommended: 25 Apr 2011
Summary: If only the King asked for it himself.
Review: I tend not to believe in threesomes, but clad in the poetic language of this fairy tale-styled fic, for once it actually works. Arwen gave up so much when choosing a mortal life, and so the reward she asks for is hers by right, a bargain that only brings happiness. Superbly written, dreamlike, and full of joy.

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cruisedirector (aka Your Cruise Director)
e-mail: none Archived at: cruisedirector @ AO3
livejournal: ljcruisedirector, dwcruisedirector
Title: Fragments of Truth offsite Story Length: ~ 5 KB
Series: none Rating: PG
Category: gen Warnings: none
Pairing: none Time Frame: Post-"The Return of the King"
Genres: Character Study, Drama Recommended: 06 Apr 2006
Summary: What Aragorn does and doesn't tell Arwen when he sees her again.
Title: Rewriting History offsite Story Length: ~ 9 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: Slash Warnings: character death
Pairing: Aragorn / Boromir Time Frame: "The Fellowship of the Ring"
Genres: AU, Drama, Fix-It Recommended: 06 Apr 2006
Summary: Aragorn thinks about what might have been.
Review: cruisedirector is perhaps the most prolific author of A/B fan fiction on the internet. She has the characters down pat, she knows how to paint a picture of their emotions in just a few sentences, and she adheres to canon most of the time no matter how painful it is. I just wish she were inclined to write longer stories! Nonetheless, all her fiction is worth checking out, with these two stories just its best examples.

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Kirby Crow
e-mail: kirbycrow@hotmail.com Website: Kirby Crow
livejournal: ljkirby_crow
Title: Like a River offsite Story Length: ~ 13 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: Slash Warnings: character death
Pairing: Aragorn / Boromir Time Frame: "The Fellowship of the Ring"
Genres: AU, Death Story, Drama Recommended: 06 Apr 2006
Summary: What if events at Parth Galen had worked out differently?
Review: No, this is not a story fit to help one get over the final scene in the first movie, although somehow strangely it is. Kirby Crow turns events upside down, and the result is oh so bittersweet. The slash is only hinted at, but the story says more by saying less than many longer stories I know. Impressive and original.

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Lizzie
e-mail: fangirl_lizzie@livejournal.com Archived at: Lizzie @ Rugbytackling
livejournal: ljthedevilchicken
Title: The Return of the King offsite Story Length: ~ 20 KB
Series: Part 4 of Five Things that never happened to Boromir of Gondor offsite Rating: PG
Category: Slash Warnings: character death
Pairing: Aragorn / Boromir Time Frame: "The Return of the King"
Genres: AU, Character Study, Death Story, Drama Recommended: 06 Apr 2006
Summary: Boromir didn't die at Amon Hen. Nor did he die at Helm's Deep. Aragorn, on the other hand...
Review: The whole series is perfectly balanced on the edge of mourning. Nothing is ever easy, and nothing is without a price. While I felt the impact of each individual story deeply, this version is the most melancholy one with a look into a possible future that is so very believable, and a characterization I admire.

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Osheen Nevoy (aka Alex F. Service)
e-mail: swlg4@yahoo.com Website: The Star Wars Literary Guild
livejournal: ljpodaros
Title: Boromir's Return [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19], [20], [21], [22], [23], [24], [25], [26], [27], [28], [29] (author page @ ff.net) offsite Story Length: ~ 2.761 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: gen Warnings: none
Pairing: none Time Frame: "The Fellowship of the Ring" to "The Return of the King"
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU, Character Study, Friendship Recommended: 10 Jul 2011
Summary: Boromir awakens from his death and finds himself in an unexpected situation.
Review: Osheen Nevoy's grasp of Tolkien's universe - and especially Gondor - is unparalleled. Reading this novel is like finding a lost work of J. R. R. Tolkien himself. She concentrates on Boromir, and by necessity the other characters are often reduced to cameo appearances. As a Boromir fan, you don't miss them, though, especially since she makes Minas Tirith come alive with her words. This story is truly about Boromir's White City, and it is as beautiful as the picture he painted of her that night in Lothlórien.

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P. R. Zed
e-mail: przed@rogers.com Website: Zed's Place
livejournal: ljprzed przed @ AO3
Title: Running offsite Story Length: ~ 3 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Aragorn / Boromir Time Frame: "The Two Towers"
Genres: Character Study, Drama Recommended: 06 Apr 2006
Summary: Aragorn has no time to grieve.
Review: If Aragorn and Boromir had indeed been lovers, what would have been going through Aragorn's mind during that grueling chase through Rohan on the trails of Merry and Pippin's kidnappers? P. R. Zed shows us the circling thoughts, the impotent pain and fury, with just a few well-placed paragraphs. Painful, but apt and well-written.

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plasticChevy
e-mail: claireab@pacbell.net Website: Chevy's Fanfic
Title: Where Dreams Take You [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8] (author page @ ff.net) offsite Story Length: ~ 201 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: gen Warnings: none
Pairing: none Time Frame: Pre-"The Fellowship of the Ringp"
Genres: Action/Adventure, Character Study Recommended: 06 Apr 2006
Summary: Boromir travels from Gondor to Rivendell, looking for the answers to a riddle that could save his people.
Title: The Captain and the King [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8],
[9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19] (author page @ ff.net) offsite
Story Length: ~ 1.041 KB
Series: Prequel to "The Steward's Tale" Rating: R
Category: gen Warnings: violence
Pairing: none Time Frame: "The Fellowship of the Ring" to "The Return of the King"
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, Character Study, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 06 Apr 2006
Summary: Saruman believes Isildur's Heir is carrying the Ring, so he sends his orcs to capture the Men of the Fellowship. Aragorn and Boromir are taken prisoner at Parth Galen.
Title: The Steward's Tale [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15] (author page @ ff.net) offsite Story Length: ~ 1.034 KB
Series: Sequel to "The Captain and the King" Rating: R
Category: gen Warnings: adult themes, violence
Pairing: none Time Frame: Post-"The Return of the King"
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, Character Study, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, WIP Recommended: 23 Jun 2009
Summary: Aragorn leaves Gondor in his Steward's care while he travels west, and Boromir falls into a new kind of darkness from which he must rescue himself without the help of his king.
Review: plasticChevy has stolen my heart, and oh, how I don't miss it! Her stories are of the rarest kind - the ones you can read countless times and still never grow tired of. They're not only focused on Boromir, but also on his deep friendship with Aragorn. No, they are not slash, but as long as I get to read something like this, I don't need slash. Boromir. Aragorn. Gondor. A whole new universe of "what-if", and a so much brighter world. Simply amazing.

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Links


fan fiction
  • FellowShip
  • designed & maintained by ned&leny, is the only LotR fanfic archive on the internet that is solely for A/B slash.
  • rugbytackling :: All Sean/Viggo - All the Time...
  • is an FPS and RPS archive for slash fiction involving the actors Sean Bean and Viggo Mortensen, and the various characters they've portrayed. The corresponding lj community is ljrugbytackle @ livejournal. The mailing list, [rugbytackle] @ Yahoo! groups, is no longer active.
  • The Library of Moria: Lord of the Rings Slash and RPS Fanfiction Archive
  • used to be the fandom's biggest slash fiction archive for FPS and RPS sorted by pairing, although the
  • Henneth Annûn Story Archive
  • seems to be more popular these days. It has gen, het and slash fiction, all characters (books and movies), all eras.
  • Boromir: A Hero's Journey
  • maintained by Nadja Lee has the biggest fan fiction archive for Boromir related stories on the internet, as well as image galleries for Boromir and other LotR characters.
  • The Lord of the Rings Fanfiction Community
  • This site is for all book and movie verse Tolkien stories as well as real person fics, crossovers and other movies featuring one or more members of the cast.
  • Arandur mine
  • Fiction by Sasjah Miller.
  • ljsons_of_gondor @ livejournal
  • is mainly for the posting of slash, although het and gen fic is allowed as well, and open to both FPF and RPF about the "Sons of Gondor" characters in the book and movie verse.

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