[identity profile] lady-with-cats.livejournal.com
All of these recs could be under multiple days, but I've tried to match each one to a paticular day.

Day 04 - A fic that demonstrates how a pairing with little canon romantic chemistry/interaction can totally work.

Fandom Category: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Pairing: Myrcella Baratheon/Robb Stark, Arya Stark/Edric Dayne, Margaery Tyrell/Renly Baratheon, Loras Tyrell/Renly Baratheon, Sansa Stark/Willas Tyrell [many more, including some that are spoilery at the link]
Fic Title: Acts of Treason
Author: SecondStarOnTheLeft
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): Mature, character death, sex, spoilers for the novels
Genre: AU, romance/adventure, war
WIP?: No.

Summary: A rebellion in ten acts, beginning and ending in Winterfell. Or, How Myrcella proved herself a Baratheon, regardless of her blood.

Why This Must Be Read: The premise of this fic is that Myrcella is betrothed to Robb Stark at the beginning of the first novel, and how this spirals out and changes things. But I think the biggest leap is giving Mrycella her spot in the limelight. We don't know terribly much about her in the canon, and she has maybe one chance to meet Rob. But she is the daughter of Cersei and Robert (in name at least), and it really shows in this fic. The author gives her a hugely stubborn will, and a great deal of perception. This could just as easily have been the "epic" fic rec, but what really sells this story is the way the romance between Mrycella and Robb is strung out from puppy love to true partnership. I do warn you, that like the books, some things will utterly break your heart. But it's so, so worth it.

Also I picked it for this catagory because of the sheer number of ships for characters that haven't even canonically met.

four more pre-canon/AU recs )

Mods: Could I request Elia Martell/Rhaeger Targaryen, Lyanna Stark/Rhaeger Targaryen, Sansa Stark/Willas Tyrell, Ashara Dayne/Ned Stark and Daenerys Targaryen/Jon Snow? The rest are fairly minor one-off ships.
[identity profile] sugangel7.livejournal.com

I apologize that I have been so terrible at staggering these fics. :/ I have them all compiled, and will be sure to get them all out this last week of August. 

Fandom Category: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
Pairing: Brienne of Tarth/Jamie Lannister
Fic Title: lions for lambs
Author: honey_wheeler
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/260669
Rating/Warning(s): M; explicit sex; spoilers through A Storm of Swords
Genre: Romance, Smut
WIP?: No

Special Rec: 11/21

Why This Must Be Read: This is an absolutely brilliant and thoughtful characterization of Jaime and the way he sees Brienne.  Love and lust, affection and desire all mix together perfectly in this fic.

There is no yielding here, no soft surrender. She loves like she fights: fiercely, deliberately, whole-heartedly. She shares none of Cersei’s womanly affectations, none of her prettiness. Brienne grunts where Cersei would have moaned, hisses where Cersei would have sighed.

[identity profile] funkyinfishnet.livejournal.com
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.
[identity profile] mslane19.livejournal.com

Fandom Category: ASOIAF/Game of Thrones
Pairing: Dacey Mormont/Robb Stark
Fic Title: you impressed upon my shapeless hunger 
Author: Hesperia
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/399660/chapters/657878
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit
Genre: Alternate Universe-Canon
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: This fic looks at the idea of it being Dacey instead of Jeyne who comforts Robb at the Craig. Dacey is very well written, strong and independent but struggling with her love for Robb and her desire to keep him safe. Only two chapters so far but I am hooked.


Fandom Category: ASOIAF/Game of Thrones
Pairing: Dacey Mormont/Robb Stark
Fic Title: Here We Stand
Author: lit_chick08
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/407210
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: Alternate Universe
WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read: This fic is all about the awesomness of the Mormont women. Dacey is so incredible in this fic. If this fic doesn't make them your OTP, nothing will.

[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
Pairing: Gendry/Arya Stark, Arya Stark/Edric Dayne, Gendry/Sansa Stark
Fic Title: No Featherbed for Me
Author: lit_chick08
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/317779
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: Epic.
WIP?: Yes. 10/12 complete, but don't let that stop you from reading.

Why This Must Be Read: I love one shots and whatnot, but nothing makes me fall in love like long, plotty fics with excellent characterization. Ugh, my heart. All the love for this fic. Spanning decades and across the entire GoT 'verse, this story is really flipping good, perfectly capturing the universe in which this show exists. From politics to backstabbing to screwed up and flawed characters to shady ones to just, yes. Everything. It's not often I read a fic that actually tugs at many emotions for me, but this one had me loving Arya and then wanting to ring her neck because of some of the decisions she made, and all of it stayed true to character. (And literally like every GoT character appeared in this, omg.)

The author did a spectacular job with this.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Pairing: Joanna Lannister/Tywin Lannister
Fic Title: Even to the Edge of Doom
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lilith_morgana
Link: http://lilith-morgana.livejournal.com/310080.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; character death, knowledge of future incest between other characters
Genre: pre-series, character death
WIP?: nope
(13/20)

Why This Must Be Read: You never really see Joanna Tywin in the book and odds are the same will go for the show but the presence of, especially when talking about Tywin is so incredibly felt. She's describe Tywin's most trusted advisor and the only person who had or has had any measure of influence over him. It's even stated that after her death "the best part of him died with her". This fic is an incredibly written tale of their partnership and it's very easy to imagine it occurred just like this.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Game of Thrones
Pairing: Cersei Lannister/Ned Stark
Fic Title: The Joinery
Author: [livejournal.com profile] falseeeyelashes
Link: http://falseeeyelashes.livejournal.com/320721.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, violence, canon incest, war
Genre: alternate universe, fantasy, drama
WIP?: nope
(2/20)

Why This Must Be Read: One of the best Game of Thones fics I've read, and the best fic for this ship which is definitely a minor and almost a crackship, but the way it's presented here is so real to the world. Centered on the premise that Ned Stark takes the Iron Thone that day in King's Landing the tale spins out from there and a world is built. But it's not a magically better world. Told from Cersei point of view we see how this new marriage with this Northerner affects her and how despite herself she grows to care for her husband and King in ways she didn't even want to. This AU is perfect. It takes all the familiar aspects of the show and books and skews them just enough that everything is familiar, but the players motivations have changed every so slightly.

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