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    Mid-Season-One Zuko is held ransom by Chief Hakoda. Ozai's replies to the Water Tribe's demands are A+ Parenting. Hakoda is… deeply concerned, for this son that isn't his, and who might be safer among enemies than with his own father.

    Podfic and translations in Italian, German, and Spanish now available! See chapter one author notes for links.

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    02 Jul 2020

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    One of my top 3 Avatar fics. This is the perfect balance between angst and heartwarming loveliness. I love Zuko-centric fics, especially ones where Zuko finds love and acceptance in unlikely places and this is a particularly fantastic concept. All the OCs are amazing and I love every interpersonal dynamic.

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    “I’m so proud of you, my nephew.” Uncle cups Zuko’s face in his lined hand. The gesture is so tender, his palm so warm, that Zuko has to take a fortifying breath against the sudden swell of emotion in his chest.

    “I want to be a good leader, Uncle,” Zuko says. “I want to look after my people.”

    “You will,” Uncle says. “You are, nephew.”

     

    In a new era of peace, Zuko works to be a very different Fire Lord than his forefathers. Based on this tumblr post.

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    05 Dec 2019

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    I love how this fic is set out, I love how Zuko's gentleness and generosity and need to be better, to be good, gradually unfolds.
    The dance scene is amazing and one which I picture so vividly in my head, and remember often.

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    Dragon's fire is not so easily extinguished; when Zuko rediscovers a lost firebending technique, shifting flames can shift the world...

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    05 Dec 2019

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    One of the best things I've ever read in my life. The world-building is amazing, the amount of backstory put in is a joy to watch unravel. The sheer number of original characters you love and care about are astounding, and every character is so unique and well-formed. I could write a paragraph about half of them and it would still be too long. I could write about how much I love Zuko alone and it would still be too long.
    It's 700,000+ words and it isn't enough, and every time I finish it I don't know what to do with myself. This is a world you could inhabit forever.

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    Emrys and the Once and Future King have been prophesized to become partners in bringing Albion to fruition for hundreds of years. For that to happen, Arthur will have to finally discover and accept Merlin’s magic. But how does a Prince, who has been raised to believe that all magic is evil, overcome his own prejudices to accept a sorcerer as a full partner? That isn’t a moment, it’s a journey.

    Non-slash, this story attempts to follow the flavor and tone of series 1-3 faithfully and begins at the end of series 3.

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    05 Dec 2019

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    I love this series so much. I was never satisfied with the ending of Merlin, but this makes up for it.

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    Of all the names Bella Baggins ever held over the course of her long life, of those given to her by the various noble peoples of Middle-earth, or the ones she herself took up for one reason or another, most being altogether too bold for any self-respecting hobbit to claim, her first and favorite was Bright Eyes.

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    05 Dec 2019

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    This is such a wonderful story. Sometimes stories have good plot or dialogue or characterisation, but it's so wonderful when they have all three. One of my absolute favourite Hobbit fics.