Post S5 speculative canon to the end of S4 Gwen and Arthur have been married for several years, Merlin s magic has been revealed and Arthur has now reached a kind of cold peace with it Then a delegation arrives from a kingdom based on magic, and suddenly Destiny is starkly and ruthlessly to the fore The question is should can it be avoided Words 124351url http Post S5 speculative canon to the end of S4 Gwen and Arthur have been married for several years, Merlin s magic has been revealed and Arthur has now reached a kind of cold peace with it Then a delegation arrives from a kingdom based on magic, and suddenly Destiny is starkly and ruthlessly to the fore The question is should can it be avoided Words 124351url archiveofourown works 4822
Probably the best-written Merlin fan story out there. A complex and sophisticated tale. The writer is exceptionally talented and made an obvious commitment early on to pull no punches, to show these characters as flawed and human and imperfect. (For those who can't handle that, who prefer their heroes untouchable and beyond reproach, best steer clear.) It's set in a hypothetical sixth season (without Arthur's death having taken place)and after Arthur has learned of Merlin's magic (which takes pl [...]
I consider this the pinnacle of any Merlin fics I read so far. The reasons?1. Kilgarrah2. Gaius and His Ever-Eternally Wise Subliminal Words3. The Uber-Hot Intensity of Arthur PendragonBut those reasons pale in comparison to how the writer made the complicated (understatement of the year) dynamics between Merlin, Arthur, Gwen and Gwaine and how it was all finally resolved, with the helpful insight or two from Gaius and Kilgarrah, easier to swallow and provide the reader satisfaction in the end. [...]
Well written, I'll admit to that. Funny moments. Characterisations mostly good. Canon.But.Still.The pace is very slow, dragging really. The best way to describe the plot, IMO, would be:"Merlin's internal and external whiny, self-indulgent and often downright childish and defiant musings and behaviour."Believe me, there are many, many musings that couldn't get more boring if one tried.I'm sure I could'come up with one for Arthur's possessive, competitive and stubborn behaviour as well. But really [...]
2.5-3 StarsRheged is an interesting fanfiction that, despite it being M/M, still feels very much like the Camelot we all know and love. However, I find the greatest flaw in the story being the main character: Merlin. The story is pretty much the circular thoughts of Merlin in his stubborn and self denial in the circumstances that surrounds him. He was just a very unlikeable character. I think what I disliked most was his blatant denials and lies he would tell others to make it seem like somethin [...]
Me gustó bastante, aunque le hubiese dado tres yoyas a los dos en alguna ocasión.
Brilliant but not easy.Heartbreaking but soul lifting.Beautiful but so very flawed.Whoa. I am not sure what to think. Part of me is disturbed but the other part of me is overjoyed.This is not my typical read. There is a formula I like in my fanfiction. Honestly, there is a formula I like in my romance and this did not follow it at all.I couldn’t put it down.I believed it and in it. I hated how it played out but needed it to work regardless.It’s Destiny after all.Such an engaging retelling of [...]
So after reading 100s of merthur fanfics, I think this is the very best canon piece. It is very well written, a delisous length and is a highly believable emotional transition for Arthur from hetero to bi. He struggles with it, he chews on the idea and then jumps in with both feet. It really felt true to his character. This is a fabulous and very hot story that I have read several times. Love it!
Kerfuffle's review sums this fic up really well for me. It's one of my all-time, favourite Merthur fics. It was absolutely outstanding. It reminded me a lot of (fanfic writer) Leonidaslion's darker Wincest fics, including in terms of the phenomenal writing quality, the dubcon elements & the way it sucker punches you in the feels all the way through. I would've liked a timestamp though b/c there was no way in hades that (view spoiler)[that arrangement was going to last IMO, especially not fro [...]