Summary: It is the 57th annual Hunger Games, and Merlin Emrys stands at the Reaping ceremony with Guinevere Smith at his side, unable to hear the roar of the crowd over the ringing in his own ears. Because Merlin is about to face his best friend and twenty-two strangers in a fight to the death, where there can only be one victor.
In a twisted game where death seems the only certainty, Merlin will find himself tested in ways no one could have ever predicted - and may even find himself fighting for more than just his own life as he enters into an unlikely alliance with the Career tribute poised to win it all.
Merlin/Arthur AU, set in the Hunger Games universe.
I’m a huge fan of The Hunger Games and so when I saw this I immediately wanted to read it! But as most of us know, a lot of people die in THG and I didn’t know if I could handle so much character death, but I took a chance and I’m so glad I did! This was was absolutely amazing!
While it is set in THG world, its actually like 20 years before the events in THG and the author has gone to great lengths to create such a memorable and fascinating arena instead of just going with a forest or whatever and I was literally on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading!
Oh and of course lets not forget about the merthur! I don’t want to give anything away, but I loved how their relationship progressed and how they kept saving each other and just everything!. And I don’t want to spoil the ending, so please read this! Its really quite brilliant! Highly recommended! :D
Title: There Are No Gays In Football
Word Count: 212k
Summary: When a deeply-closeted Arthur Pendragon finally earns a spot in Camelot’s first XI, he’s dead set on breaking records, not one of sport’s last taboos. But life, like football, is a funny old game, and sometimes the only way up is out. Especially once he realises he’s arse over tit for the new physio.
A queer Arthurian tale of courage, love, and football.
I’m sure everyone has heard of or read this fic already, but if you haven’t WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR????
This fic was absolutely AMAZING! Not ashamed to say that I completely devoured it. I had actually been putting off on reading this for a while now because of how long it is, but I finally sat down and I started reading around 1PM yesterday and finished around 5AM! I just couldn’t stop reading! I’m a huge fan of football AUs and this is easily one of the best I’ve read!
I loved how Arthur wouldn’t give up on Merlin and then how they wouldn’t give up on each other :) And of course I loved the other players (knights!!) especially GWAINE! Gwaine was fabulous. But most of all, I loved the LOVE! :)
Please read this if you haven’t done so already! Highly recommended!
Title: Gulf of Years
Summary: When they are attacked returning to Camelot with Balinor, the Dragonlord is injured rather than killed - and everything Arthur knew or believed is turned on its head.
This was simply amazing! Exactly how I would have hoped things would have occurred if Balinor had not died. I really enjoyed this :)
Summary: (my own) Bradley has trouble with Colin’s accent.
Pining boys! And misunderstandings abound! Lovely fic :)
Title: The Space Between
Summary: Arthur isn’t claustrophobic. He just doesn’t like small spaces with Merlin in them.
Arthur is hopelessly in love, Merlin is too close, and everyone is oblivious.
Pining Arthur is my favorite Arthur! And this fic had an absolutely lovely pining Arthur :) Loved it!
Title: The Sun Hasn’t Died
Pairing: Elena/Mithian, background Merlin/Arthur
Summary: You have to figure out how to survive somehow, after the world ends. Elena does it by stealing horses and roaming, at least until she finds the village of Camelot and its residents, especially its librarian.
lady_ragnell is one of my favorite authors, and everything she writes is incredibly lovely. I really enjoyed this fic!
Title: All The Dead Are Here
Summary: There’s not much outside Arthur’s purview — eventually, all creatures fall to the Reaper’s scythe. It’s never personal. It’s just his job.
That was true until Arthur ran into the only death he’s ever regretted reaping — Merlin, who is inexplicably alive and well.
But that’s not all. There are monsters that exist outside of life and death, and they’re spreading like vermin in the city of London. The balance is in jeopardy, and Merlin may be the only one who can help him restore order in the chaos.
This was such a good fic! An original fic idea, and done so well! Basically Arthur is a Reaper, and Merlin is someone he had one night with and fell in love with in 1944, who Arthur thought he had killed, but as it turns out Merlin didn’t die. Then seventy years later they find each other again. :) It was all very lovely, but of course this being a horror fic there were some gruesome parts too. But all in all, highly recommended! :)
Title: The Hands of Fate
Summary: Merlin’s breath caught as he finally laid eyes on Arthur facing off against Mordred. He didn’t even give himself time to think, suddenly he was no longer on the top of cliff, but standing between Arthur and the prophecy that had haunted Merlin’s dreams for months.
This is an alternate version of 5x13 in which there is a happy ending. And I just absolutely loved it! It made me cry from sadness and joy! Just a really fantastic fic. Highly recommended! :)
Title: In Dreams
Summary: King Arthur is dead, and Merlin is forced to live on in solitude. But at night, Merlin dreams. And his dreams might not be as one-sided as he thinks. (A post-finale fix-it.)
This was really really lovely. The one thing I’ve always hated about reincarnation fics where Merlin is immortal, is the thought of Merlin having to wait by himself for thousands of years for Arthur to return. This fic is not like that. It is just so much better. Highly recommended! :)
Word Count: 17,879
Summary: In which Merlin is an adorable nerd and Arthur becomes a bit of an internet stalker. And everyone is on tumblr.