Story Recommendations

Here are a few of my favourite stories. I admit I'm very hard to plese and have not included many otherwise excellent stories because of  not sticking to the ethics Tolkien embraces, use of modern slang, or canon errors. Also, I have concentrated mostly on Aragorn and Farmir friendship stories,whereas there are many wonderful writers who concentrate on different characters.

I intend to keep adding more stories to this list.

Everyone will naturally have different favourites, but I am certain anyone who loves my stories will love these.

The Falcon and the Star - Raksha the Demon

It is March 15, 3019. After the longest week in his life, Aragorn is called by Gandalf on an errand of mercy. One weary warrior meets another in the Houses of Healing and other, farther places; and their lives will never be the same. Most of the story (but not all) from Aragorn's POV. Some dialogue unavoidably quoted and paraphrased from Return of the King. Bookverse.

First Place, 2006 MEFA Awards, Times: The Great Years: Gondor

The Taming of the Badger -Pentangle

Everyone loves Aragorn....don't they?

An entry for the Teitho "Original Character" contest. (Second place)

Castle - Timmy 2222

Angered by the death of Denethor Lady Saborian, a wealthy lady from Gondor, takes action to change the course of history. The King shall lose his reign.

Conversion - Pentangle

King Elessar. OC. NOT romance. Not everyone in Gondor is a king, steward's son, or mighty captain.

In the hands of the Enemy - Meckinock

When Aragorn is waylaid by bandits while racing to answer an urgent summons from Gandalf, he gains an unexpected ally whose loyalties are suspect. With Gandalf and Halbarad in pursuit, can Aragorn discern friend from foe and escape the hands of the Enemy before he is forced to reveal the secret of the Shire?

Arwen's Heart - Bodkin

What was Arwen doing as Estel grew up in Imladris? Did she - or her family - have any suspicions about what would happen? How did she deal with her fate?

Getting away from it all - Bodkin

The King Returned, his Queen, the Steward and the Steward's Lady. On a day out.

Bare feet and Beer - Gwynnyd

Faramir is happy. Eowyn loves him. He's doing a good job as Steward. Things can't get better, can they? Written for the HASA Happy Faramir challenge, with many thanks to Tanaqui, who not only goaded me into writing it, but forced me to make it better.

2005 MEFA Awards 1st Place (Post-Ring War - Gondor)

Flame of the West - Altariel

In the Houses of Healing, a steward and a king.

Withered Tree  - Altariel

A penny for the Old Guy... An AU set in Minas Tirith.

Journey's End - Altariel

Inns, beer, folk songs, and Rangers.

Blossoms - The Girl in a Red Jacket

Just a few moments in two long lives.

The Healer and the Warrior - Madeleine

A meeting at the Houses of Healing in the aftermath of the great battles between a Horselord and a young woman.

For love of the Lord of the White Tree - Legolass

The greatest of kings can be overwhelmed by the weight of responsibility. The greatest of friendships can be threatened by an unexpected challenge emerging from the shadows of the past. And Aragorn and Leoglas face both. *Winner of MC Award for Story of the Year.*

Hearts in Stone - Raksha the Demon

When the love story ends, and the beloved is lain to rest, how does the lover face a more lonely world? Faramir wrestles with grief in this Fourth Age story. (Written in honor of Linda Hoyland's recent birthday)

Beneath the Surface by Canafinwe

On a bitterly cold night in Bree, Aragorn reflects upon one of his many secrets.

Looking for Boromir - Valante

On the Wings of the Storm by Lialathuveril

The year before the Ring War, Princess Lothiriel of Dol Amroth is sent to Rohan by her father to seek shelter from the storm brewing in Mordor. There she meets Éomer, Third Marshal of the Riddermark.
Unfortunately they do not hit it first.

Black Eyes by Lialathuveril

King Éomer of Rohan and Princess Lothiriel of Dol Amroth – surely the perfect political alliance, but what if the lady is not willing and decides to use unconventional means to get out of this arrangement?

Aspects of Aragorn by Inzilbeth

This is Aragorn's story, told in forty-two individual tales, which span from the day of his naming to the penning of 'The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen'. Each chapter explores a different aspect of his life and, collectively, they draw together all the known facts at our disposal into one strictly canon-based saga.

Splintered Reflection by MP Brennan

A series of reflections, in vignette form, from the lives of Aragorn and Denethor.

Seeing Stars by Raksha the Demon

Faramir celebrates the birth of his heir with new friends, old memories, ancient history, and a bit too much to drink. thanks to betas LadyBranwyn and Lindahoyland, and to Tanaqui as Dunedain Inebriation Consultant . First Place, MEFA 2008.

Light on the Way - Larner

On the deaths of the King Elessar and the Lady Arwen, and finding the Presence.

At Hope's Edge - Cairistriona

It is October, T.A. 3000, and the Dúnedain continue to dwindle, a scattered remnant held together by hope in their Chieftain. But what happens when the Chieftain’s own hope starts to falter? An exploration of tragedy, grief, injury and illness and its effects on "the most hardy of living Men". Complete. 1st Place winner, 2009 MEFA. Rated for violence, angst, and OC character death. Except for a handful of OC’s, the characters belong to Prof. Tolkien.

The Bitter and the Sweet  - Cairistiona

A meeting of Kings beyond the Dark Sea.

A Star in Midwinter - Cairistiona

A young man's journey to belonging. A Mettarë story of the Dúnedain.

The Oliphant's Tale - Lady Branwyn

What happened to the oliphaunts who fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields?

Beruthiel's Kittens  - Lady Branwyn

During the Siege of Minas Tirith, the healers are not the only ones tending to the wounded. OCs and unconscious Faramir.

The More Things Change  by MP brennan

Aragorn has no idea how he ended up on this flooded hillside with a splitting headache. He tries to put on a brave face for the concerned young man tending him, but it would be so much easier if he could remember who this man is. A birthday fic for Lindahoyland

Ransom  by MP brennan

As the son of a poor family in Harad, Hakim thought he knew what to expect out of life. But, when a stranger stumbles onto his land after escaping the Mountains of Shadow, he and his family see their lives upended.

The Cruelest Kindness  by MP brennan

When he captures a young raider, Aragorn's concepts of duty and mercy are put to the test. Written for the May Teitho Challenge "Capture." A tale of Thorongil

The Refuge from the Storm by Larner

Ever Ever on by Dreamflower

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men


Faramir has spent his life in the shadow of great men. As a child, he found his heroes in stories. As he grows up, he seeks them in the world outside his window. But when future generations tell their tales of the past, what heroes do they find?

Hearth and Home
A lovely Aragorn and Faramir story.

Title: Orcs At School By Virtuella

Words: 2,093
Genre(s): General/Humor
Rating: Rated: K+
Summary: Because little orcs need to learn, too.



Links to other excellent stories by these authors can be found on their profile pages where their stories are archived.

I also highly recommend the the stories of




The best sites  to find good Tolkien inspired stories, which are canon friendly are

Stories of Arda

Many Paths to Tread

Naice a Nilme


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