DOOM!!

Mar. 18th, 2015 10:15 pm
yakalskovich: The Nazgul and I in nun costumes at Kaltenberg posing with a bloke dressed as Jack Sparrow (Jack Sparrow makes nuns happy!)
I found a Silmarillion fanfic by accident that it infinitely brilliant -- an apocalyptic thriller about Elves in modern times! It pitches the two most Doomed families of Tolkien's canon against each other -- at least so far, perhaps they learn to cooperate eventually. Amrod and Túrin managed at least one sensible conversation already, at this point.

At The End of All Things (44054 words) by lintamande
Chapters: 16/?
Fandom: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Túrin Turambar, Niënor Níniel, Urwen Lalaith, Morwen Eledhwen, Húrin Thalion, Celegorm, Fëanor, Maedhros, Maglor, Curufin, Caranthir, Amrod, Amras
Additional Tags: Elves in modern Earth, Political Thriller, apocalyptic fantasy, Suicide Attempt, dagor dagorath
Summary:

A drilling rig off the coast of Norway breaks down under mysterious circumstances. A petroleum engineer in North Dakota gets called off a major discovery because there's trouble back at home. It's the Dagor Dagorath, as apocalyptic fiction set in modern Earth starring the reborn Children of Húrin, and anything else I say would be a pretty major spoiler.

My additional blurb for this is slightly spoilerish the way blurb for for-pay books usually is )
yakalskovich: (Nebra Sk Disc)
A few days ago, Yuletide recs rolled by on my Flist, and I went and read 'Springtime Will Kill You'.

It's one of the most brilliant things I've ever read on AO3, second only to 'Eidolon', and unlike that, it could be printed/published professionally as it is.

Because, Greek Myth as a classic hardboiled noir detective story? It's just another version of a story that's been countless operas, plays, movies etc., a perfectly legitimate permutation.

Incredibly amazing idea, amazingly written. Brief as the scene was, the thing with Eurydice at the end almost made me sniffle on the tram.

If you have Greek myth pups in Milliway? Go read! If not? Go read anyway, because it's just that lovely.

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