Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth dying]] and [[SaveScumming resetting the chapter]] for here:

These are recommendations made by {{Troper}}s for {{Fan Fic}}s, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. ''No-name recommendations will be '''{{zapped}}'''.'' Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexually explicit or [[BetterThanCanon non-canon]] territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, {{Shipping}} is SeriousBusiness.



!Authors and Websites

''[[ I Challenge My Fate!]]''
* Recommended by Godlizard, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Synopsis'': As the name suggests, this writing blog focuses on ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', mostly doing whatever readers request them to write (which so far consists largely of shipping fics of varying pairings and [[DownerEnding happiness]] and a few non-shipping explorations of canon).
* ''Comments'': They take requests, but they're currently closed so they can catch up on their prompts. Posts relatively short (1000-3000 words) one-shots, but pays close attention to canon and is a very careful editor. Generally has at least a few new fics a week, hiatuses notwithstanding, and doesn't write anything explicit or that makes characters act OOC. ''Family'' (see below) is definitely their most popular fic.

'Mark of the Asphondel ([[ Fanfiction account]] and [[ AO3 account]])
* Recommended by Fireminer
* ''Synopsis'': An unique author who specializes in writing Akenia and Judgral stories, especially Judgral.
* ''Comments'': You won't find a story that isn't unique and enjoyable from thí author. Herr fics explore the never-seen-sides of the characters through strange situations: From [[ Azel waking up from his sleep to find the continent has been liberated by Celice and his friends]], to [[ Lachesis's daily struggle during her peirod in Exile with Finn, Nanna and Leif]]. These are stories that are to be read and remembered.

!General Fics
''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[ A Day in the Life]]'' by [[ smileplease91]]
* Recommended by 017Bluefield
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Drabbles of Fire Emblem Awakening characters. Relationships, family, friends- perhaps even those whom we wished had supports but did not. Requests are temporarily off since I need to catch up on the ones I have now. I'm so sorry! (as of October 8th, 2015)
* ''Comments'': Reading disparate scenes in the ''FEA'' universe has never been this much fun. smileplease91 writes the happy and sad moments that probably should be in ''Fire Emblem Awakening''. There's already almost 300 chapters' worth of drabbles and content, with various scenarios, [=AUs=], and story arcs. Maybe you'll get some laughs with a crazy Chrom and his "new best friend" in the "New Robin" arc. Maybe you'll cry when [[spoiler:Henry pulls a crazy stunt on Robin--and keeps her alive through her sacrifice in an unexpected way]]. Maybe you'll enjoy the concert where they play "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane (disclosure: I made the request for that one). All in all, at this point, you're bound to find something in smileplease91's ''A Day in the Life'' that'll tickle your fancy. I'd hold off on giving her requests right now, however--she's practically drowning in them! ''That's'' how popular this fanfic is!

''FanFic/FireEmblemAwakeningInvisibleTies'' by [[ metallover]]
* Recommended by Prometheus117, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When Robin wakes up in the middle of a field with no memory of his past nothing could prepare him for the adventure that awaits. Alongside the Prince of the kingdom of Ylisse Chrom and his faithful band of Shepherds, Robin rises from a humble tactician to one of the saviours of an entire world.
* ''Comments'': Despite the fact this story is listed as an adaption of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', it manages to flesh out the characters in a way that, while still keeping in canon with the story, manages to make them more human and believable, showing off what might have been only implied in-game. Robin, for example, develops his own interesting, quirky personality that makes him both funny and yet understandable and natural to the audience. OCs, while present, do not take away from the main characters, but rather flesh out the plot and make it even more enjoyable. The result is potentially the greatest adaption of a Fire Emblem game that has come out in recent years.
** Pardon the dissenting opinion, but I disagree. The fic is well-written, in theory, and it definitely has some strong elements (some of the original characters definitely deepen the world created), but... it didn't grip me. I dislike over-prosaicness in a narrative, and the author indulges in it. He also makes rather weak (and grossly unnecessary) changes to the plot which have ruinous effects upon characters - for instance, in the "Premonition", he has [[spoiler:Robin ''willingly'' let Validar claim him right after Chrom's death, despite the canonical implications that he was ''completely possessed''.]] Or that he'll adjust details to suit himself rather than work with what he has - like suggesting that [[KnightTemplar the previous Exalt]] started his crusade due to his wife's death, when Chrom explicitly states in the game that he's been at it for ''years'' (on that note, bonus demerit points for not even ''trying'' to research stuff he doesn't know, which leads to Gangrel being retconned into being of royal blood rather than a nihilistic former-street-rat). I liked how ''Wraith of the Lorca'' (below) adapted FE7; I am disappointed by how this one does FE13 and consider it overrated, beating ''many'' more worthy fics to this Rec list just because it stood out more than them...
** I'm going to have to agree with the above reviewer. The author adds in too many unnecessary things (such as a LoveTriangle between Lucina, Say'ri and Robin that does very little for the narrative), turns Robin into a borderline Shonen protagonist, including a harem of girls who want him, frequent power-ups and an EnemyWithin SuperpoweredEvilSide, and has a tendency to make the plot drag by introducing other plot arcs mid-way through. And like the above reviewer said, he changes the characters to suit him and doesn't do his research, to the detriment of the characters involved. I definitely wouldn't call it "the greatest adaption of a Fire Emblem game", or even an adaption at all--it reads more like, well, a fanfiction, and I don't think it lives up to its reputation.

''[[ The (Cruel) Mother's Gift and other Tales Through Time]]'' by [[ Dane-Namor]]
* Recommended by Tropers/SEESWildCard, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Sypnosis'': A series of tales dealing with different possibilities throughout FE:A. Heavy focus on second-gen characters and parent-child relationships.
* ''Comments'': The chapters will either leave you laughing, cheering, crying, and anywhere in between. The author seems fond of putting his characters through hell and having others drag them back out. Well written character interaction. '''WARNING:''' Heavy angst in some parts.
** There's a lot of variety in individual stories. Better yet, each chapter is usually self-contained; the author will take an idea and run with it to a satisfying conclusion, no matter how long the chapter ends up being. The grammar is sometimes weak in early chapters, but improves later on. There's a lot of interesting ideas, so give it a read!

''[[ De-cruited]]'' by [[ thewhitepatch]]
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After [[spoiler:the defeat of Grima]], Robin has been tasked with firing the different Shepherds. Join him as he lets each of them down as easily as he can.
* ''Comments'': Robin is a jerk and has no compunctions about breaking the fourth wall. It could use a quick spell-check, but if you don't mind that it's pretty enjoyable.

''[[ Unconventional Tactics]]'' by [[ WeEatBabies]]
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Incomplete (no recent updates)
* ''Synopsis'': Because the title "Avatar" is extremely misleading and Robin doesn't do a damned thing the same way we'd really want to. A series of one-shots.
* ''Comments'': Short and hilarious, featuring an OOC Robin. The sheer face-palming he inspires in his comrades will bring a smile to your face. The title may be misleading; this isn't a satire of FE mechanics, barring the first chapter.

''[[ Grimaspawn, Timelost Psychotics and Lesser Irritants]]'' by [[ MorayInTheWreck]]
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Sypnosis'': Standalone stories of Morgan, Morgan, Lucina, and the rest of Fire Emblem Awakening's cast, with a focus on the second generation.
* ''Comments'': A story with a similar setup to [[ The Cruel Mother's Gift]]. Characters are mostly on-point. Individual stories can have abrupt and jarring twists (ex. Robin is dancing one second and finds himself in an imagined hell the next second), but they're usually interesting.

''[[ Family]]'' by [[ I Challenge My Fate!]]
* Recommended by Godlizard, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Awakening. Lucina ventures into the ruins of Ylisstol and finds an old oil painting of the parents she never knew, which reveals some things she probably would have rather not discovered.
* ''Comments'': A short but sad one-shot that focuses on familial love and the ramifications of the Avatar being Lucina's mother. Easily the most popular fic that this author has written.
** My favourite premise for Lucina's backstory, and it's done well to boot.

''[[ Cycle]]'' by ''[[ RoseWarden]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Ongoing. Now with [[Fanfic/{{Cycle}} its own page]] on Tv Tropes.
* ''Synopsis'': Robin is a young woman who bakes cakes during the day, sleeps at night, and drinks on weekends. She does not wage wars, fight demons, or solve dating issues. Yet, somehow by divine mistake, she's found herself doing just that. Clearly, someone has her confused with another Robin... (Rated M for violence, language, and mature themes).
* ''Comments'': A pseudo-self-insert in which canon has been skewed. Most alterations to the story feel pretty organic, and the world builds itself up well, if slowly. Robin feels very much like someone from our world trying to do the best she can. She screws up, gets lucky breaks, and is generally fun to observe.

''Fanfic/{{Asleep}}'' by Gone2GroundEX
* Recommended by Strunk64
* ''Synopsis'': A Fire Emblem fan finds himself sucked into the world of Awakening. In Lunatic Mode.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': Well written, updates fairly quickly, keeps the cast in-character. Manages to create an actually likeable Self-Insert, and has enough surprises to keep you guessing. Contains some shipping, but it doesn't override the plot.
** It starts off following somewhat of Awakening's plot, but will most likely make a clean split from the original storyline with the introduction of the Divine Pantheon. Don't expect it to follow even anything resembling Awakening's plotline after the Plegia Arc ends.
** There's cool ideas, and the author is clever enough to add a way of offsetting the self-insert advantage of foreknowledge. However, I couldn't keep track of the new characters and the scope of the story in later chapters.

''FanFic/DaydreamsAndNightmares'' by lambentLodestar
* Recommended by Hollownerox
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': It's a weird sensation to fall asleep in California one day and wake up in Ylisse at the same time. Apparently my name is now Shanzira, and I'm trying not to die here. Came pretty close already. I need to brush up on my knowledge of this game; it's been two years since it came out, and being in college and all, I've had my hands full, what with animating. Robin, don't let me die!
* ''Comments'': Another surprisingly well written self-insert fic. This one goes in the "dreamer" direction with the main character shifting between dimensions whenever her respective body goes to sleep. Lots of comedy, and interesting additions to the plot that will keep the reader's attention; mainly having to do with a group hunting the "dreamers".

''[[ Hey Father Which One's Mother?]]'' by [=KageYami=]
* Recommended by Tropers/MrTerrorist
* ''Synopsis'': When Lucina introduced herself, she revealed another strange fact to her father. Not only she doesn't know who her mother is but she also has eleven younger siblings. "T-Twelve kids?"
* ''Comments'': A hilarious harem, family and adventure AU fanfic where Chrom learns much to his horror from Lucina that in the future, he married '''eleven''' of his female companions and had children with them! Watch as he and his future wives meet their future children as hilarity ensues!

''[[ Fire Emblem Awakening: Reign of the Mad King]]'' by [[ AstralMiracle]]
* Recommended by: Tron80
* ''Status:'' Complete. It has two completed sequels ([[ Rise of the Conqueror]]and [[ Road of the Recusant]]) and a collection of short side-stories ([[ Another Side, Another Story]])
* ''Synopsis:'' An exalt, haunted by her father's legacy, seeks to bring peace to the world. A king, blind with hatred, would bring war upon his own people in the wake of his vengeance. A noble prince, desperate to protect his family, faces any challenge with his head held high, no matter the odds. In the chaos that follows, Robin the tactician must find his own path, even without his memories. Retelling of Fire Emblem Awakening.
* ''Pairing(s):'' Robin/Cordelia, Chrom/Sumia
* ''Tags:'' Adventure, Friendship, Family

''[[ Of Fell and Exalted Blood]]'' by ''[[ aradian_nights]]''
* Recommended by: Phisych
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When Morgan betrays his friends and country to do Grima's bidding, nobody so much as flinches in his favor. But the moment his sister Lucina succumbs to her fell blooded nature, the world splits in two, and Owain must take up the Falchion in her place.
* ''Comments'': A beautifully written and utterly horrifying story in what it does to the characters in it. Set in a dark, alternate universe where Morgan and Lucina submit to Grima. Buckle up for the angst train kids, this might hurt.
* ''Pairing(s):'' Nah/M!Morgan, Owain/Inigo, Severa/Lucina
* ''Tags:'' Angst, Adventure, Non-Canon


''[[ For the Living]]'' by [[ Fireminer]]
* Recommended by ZeroXSEED
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Even if the blood of the Dragon flows in your veins, you can not escape death. Even if you give your loved ones as much love as possible, they will still grief when you are gone... This is the story how his comrades and family mourned for Corrin, the Prince of Two Kingdoms and King of One.
* ''Pairings:'' Corrin/Azura, Shigure/Soleil
* ''Comments'': You'll have to read this story from start to end to truly make sense of it, since the rosy writing and the fact that it's a part of a bigger, unpublished story make the short extremely abstruse. Other than that, the writing is quite impeccable.

''[[ Queen of Sorrow]]'' by [[ Lord Syntax]]
* Recommended by Asgar, [=EnragedBullfrog=], Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A DarkerAndEdgier AU story focussing on Elincia. After Ike and his company do not manage to arrive in time, having to sacrifice Lucia becomes Elincia's first step down a long, dark and cruel road to protect her kingdom at all costs, occasionally reminiscent of [[CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia]]. Quite a few character deaths and surprises. [[Fanfic/QueenOfSorrow Now with its very own trope page!]]
* ''Comments'': Dark, but in believable levels. Comes over quite realistic in general. Now complete.
** Seconded. Though it's quite dark and angsty, it's kept to believable levels as said, and the writing itself is quite good, as well as it being a fairly interesting concept to begin with.
*** I hate to be the dissenter but if you enjoy Fire Emblem this fic is not for you. It is utterly depressing and I get the comparison to Lelouch but even he pales in comparison to the true amount of evil that is Elincia. If you like villain protagonists, have no issues with a crapsack world, and want to see the most evil character to ever appear before this troper look no further than "Elincia"
*** Seriously? You think this Elincia is the most evil character ever? Then you clearly haven't played Radiant Dawn, because I can name at least four people in that game alone who are a lot more evil than her... ''and they all appear in this story''.
*** Ultimately, this story is an excellent example of the phrase "the road to hell is paved with good intentions," and UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans comes into play at the end. So if that's not your thing, don't read it. But if it is your thing, then you should read the crap out of it.
** A darkly enthralling and unique piece of work. You won't find many fics with the both the same atmosphere and excellent execution in the FE fandom.

''[[ Big Brother Shigure]]'' by [[ Nate-kun]]
* Recommended by Fireminer, Tropers/{{Karxrida}}, Apocrypha
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': In which Shigure must deal with the woes and occasional good times that come with having a cute little sister.
* ''Pairings:'' Corrin/Azura
* ''Comments'':
** A wonderful family fic that highlights the memorable moments between Shigure and Kana. Guarantee a smile after you've read it.
** This fic is like the definition of cute. While comedy isn't the main focus, you'll probably still be grinning from reading it. It's just that heartwarming. -Karxrida
** Thirded. Moments of comedy and heartwarming blend perfectly into an adorable sibling relationship, and despite not making an appearance (yet) their parents still have a background presence that lends itself to the familial feel. Those leery of WIP have nothing to fear here, since each chapter is a "snapshot" moment from an overlying universe that wraps itself up. You'll either be chuckling or cooing when you're done.

''[[ Ike Versus the Fourth Wall]]'' by [[ Jen Moczo]]
* Recommended by Tropers/RBomber, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Join Ike's and his Greil Mercenaries struggle in bringing back Crimea to its rightful ruler, as they struggle... [[SaveScumming and struggle...]] [[ThatOneBoss and struggle...]] [[GuideDangIt and struggle...]] [[OverlyLongGag and struggle...]] and-[[HopelessBossFight F*** YOU BLACK KNI-]][[AnticlimaxBoss Eh, what?]] [[LuckBasedMission WHAAAAT???]]
* ''Comments'': I don't even play the games, but I ended up laughing reading it! A good written crack (yeah, I know, sounds like an oxymoron, but it's right) that pokes fun at elements of VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius (Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn), especially in characters' interaction, especially Ike. The author also writes some other stories (also humor) like [[ Diary of a Wimpy Kid]] that focuses on Pelleas, and so on.
** YMMV. There's a lot of Micaiah-bashing, and being a Micaiah fan that is a tad upsetting. In addition, there is at least implied Ike/Soren, and being someone who is sickened by the ship, it was difficult to read it without being distracted. If you are a humor lover, rabid Micaiah hater, and Ike/Soren shipper, this is your thing. If you aren't, then you'd best move on.
** Excellent satire. Read the first chapter at a minimum to see if the style is right for you. You won't be disappointed.

''FanFic/SpellbindingRadiance'' by Foxwolf Jackson
* Recommended by {{Draco}}, Gato
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': A young man from earth gets sucked into the world of Fire Emblem. He experiences life, romance, and hardships along the way.
* ''Comments'': This is one of the best first-person fics in the fandom I've seen in a while. John, the self-insert, is not a Gary Stu, but rather a confused young man who ponders his place in the FE world. Also, cameos from other FE games come in as part of the Greil Mercenaries. A truly, awesome fic filled with [[ShoutOut references]] that you must read.
** Still recommended, but YMMV. While the attention paid to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters is great, the protagonist skirts dangerously close to being a Stu at times, ParodyRetcon notwithstanding: everyone's attracted to him, he can do magic nobody else can, he solves everyone's personal problems with his infinite wisdom etc... At times it seems to morph into a rant by the author about his (real) life, and the constant references get really annoying. It's down to the reader whether this detracts from the story or not.

''[[ Feral]]'' by Velkyn Karma
* Recommended by Kishou
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Path of Radiance. Lethe gets abducted and forced into the Feral transformation process. Can Ike, Mordecai, and the others save her before it's too late? (Before Serenes Forest)
* ''Comments'': A very interesting 'what-if' story in which explores a side-plot of Feral Laguz. The suspense raises up when you see the evil(OC) scientist turn Lethe beastly and the Greil Mercenaries waste no time to go and find their teammate through waves of enemies. A great story that truly shows Nakama bonds and development with the main characters (Ike, Soren, Lethe, Mordecai, Zihark, ect.), and would have fit PERFECTLY in the actual game, even if it can be only be called Filler. Highly recommended.

''[[ Grains of Light]]'' by Mark of the Asphodel
* Recommended by RangerJackWalker
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Finn combs the sands of the Yied Desert for answers. He might be avoiding some questions.
* ''Comments'': After Leif unites Thracia and the crusaders have dealt with Prince Julius and the Loptyr sect, Finn wanders through the Yied Desert as he searches for closure. A depressing fic that is part of larger series detailing the lives of Finn, Leif, Raquesis and Nanna before the events of the second generation as well as after.

''[[ Fourteen Days]]'' by ''[[ Onionbreath002]]''
* Recommended by Fireminer
* ''Status'': Incomplete (no recent updates)
* ''Synopsis'': The tactician gets absolutely sick of infighting among the army, so she takes the entire group to a secluded mountain retreat. Chaos ensues.
* ''Comments'': A good break to all the serious fics. A great story to kill your time.
** Be warned: there's a lot of OCs, and many of the standard cast are OOC. OK if you're just killing time.

''[[ Famed Genius]]'' by [[ R Amythest]]
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Mark the prodigious 13-year-old tactician has never lost a soldier in battle. Herein lies his secret.
* ''Comments'': A beautiful piece of work with an interesting premise. Not Stu.

''[[ Vertigo]]'' by trimurti
* Recommended by {{Sara}}, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A heart-wrenching Fiora fic dealing with her SurvivorsGuilt.
* ''Comments'': Ouch...
** Fiora is both pitiable and inspirational. This is an accurate depiction of her character.

''[[ To The Winds, Sing]]'' by Nisei
* Recommended by {{Sara}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': For Seisen no Keifu fans, ''To The Winds, Sing'' by Nisei; a beautiful post-game Edain-centric fic.
* ''Comments'': Not enough people write post-second gen stuff.

''[[ The Diary of Kelly]]'' by Fimbulvetr
* Recommended by {{Sara}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': For parody lovers, ''The Diary of Kelly'' by Fimbulvetr is parody pastiche fic of all the badly-written Tatcician MarySue and diary fics in the Fire Emblem fandom.
* ''Comments'': I died laughing. Repeatedly.

''[[ Person's Unknown]]'' (sic) by [=IceBlade28=]
* Recommended by {{SpiriTsunami}}
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': DarkerAndEdgier telling of much of ''Blazing Blade'', focuses heavily on Lyn and the Pegasus sisters, and on a [[strike:[[VillainSue Villain Stu]]]] [[strike:AntiHero Stu]] mysterious person of highly dubious morality who would be highly Stuish if he weren't so damn likable. Also features a more traditionally Sueish tactician. [[spoiler:Who dies. [[BackFromTheDead At least once]].]]
* ''Comments'': Be prepared to have your {{mind screw}}ed with. There will be death, repeatedly (not to mention one character is ''saved'' by having an arm amputated). X was the inspiration for me to launch [[ this YKTTW.]] Also, utilizes many of the fandom's [[ShipToShipCombat favorite]] [[LoveTriangle triangles]] (More victorious pairing first in each triangle: Priscilla/Erk/Serra, Lucius/Serra/Erk, Guy/Priscilla/Erk, Raven/Rebecca/Wil followed by Sain/Rebecca/Raven...Priscilla/Guy/[[ShrinkingViolet Florina]]?...and, yes, [[ChivalrousPervert Sain]] actually apparently wins, greatly delighting this shipper.) For laughs, read the summaries of the previous chapter. The further I get into rereading this (yes, I recommended it despite not having read it in quite some time; mostly DeadFic), the more I want to do a full-on Trope Listing. ([[spoiler:Serra]] gets a GreenRocks-type MacGuffin! But later, [[spoiler:she]] dies! [[AlasPoorScrappy And it's actually heartbreaking!]])
** Here's one trope: [[ViewerGenderConfusion Reader Gender Confusion]]. Since MostFanficWritersAreGirls, and the author's real name is [[GenderBlenderName kind of gender-neutral]], it's not until a remark in the author's notes at the start of Chapter 12 about not understanding girls' feelings that we realize the author is male. Having a female [[MarySue tactician]] didn't help.
** DeadFic. On October 9, 2010, more than three years after the previous update, the author stated that he had moved on from fanfiction as a writer and from ''FireEmblem'' as a person, and posted an epilogue quickly giving closure to everything... and [[WhatCouldHaveBeen revealing that there were so many other subplots planned]], some involving characters that hadn't even appeared yet.

''[[ Hammer of Terrascars]]'' by Servant of GOD
* Recommended by Juanaxu
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': a novelization of ''Rekka no Ken'' focusing not only on the storyline of the game, but also on the backstory of the OC tactician.
* ''Comments'': A well written fic with a interesting take on the tactician, as well as some really good battle scenes.
** {{Raxis}}: YMMV. The author tries to trim the fat off the proverbial meat of the storyline, but ends up taking huge gouges out of the plot along with it, filling them up with the aforementioned OC tactician's past. At least a few characters take minor levels in jerkass (Lyn in particular is ''much'' more snappish and prone to anger), and said OC tactician is a GodModeSue who'd make a fool of bloody [[CodeGeass Lelouch]] in a strategic battle, and is {{Badass}} in actual fighting to boot. Finally, [[spoiler:several characters are unceremoniously and pointlessly killed off at the end.]]
** {{TheAstronomicon}} Being fair here, the author cut out the turn-based axe-versus-swords of FE and replaced it with realistic-ish tactics applied to an actual medieval world, the [[spoiler:pointless and unceremonious event at the end was called a Rearguard]].

''[[ Wraith of the Lorca: Legend of Lyndis]]'' by SoloWing
* Recommended by Calahad, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A retelling of Fire Emblem 7: Rekka no Ken's Lyndis route. With the author taking several small liberties with the plot that adds an interesting twist to a story done to death.
* ''Comments'': A retelling with interesting character interaction.

''[[ Origin of The Prince of Light]]'' by [[ Scuttlest]]
* ''Recommended by'': Delfage
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': "All tales have their beginnings, all legacies have their roots. This is one such story, the origin of Marth, the Prince of Light. [=FE11=]/Shadow Dragon."
* ''Comments'': While the fic has plenty of holes, the author can't write fight scenes too well, women get much too emotional, and there's way too much talking and comic book-style writing, the fic is still an excellent take on the events of [=FE11=] with plenty of characterization, an excellent relief from all the ''Awakening'' run fics taking over the franchise. Just watch out for the SpotlightStealingSquad in the Wolfguard.

''[[ Dancing Shoes]]'' by [[ Lemurian-Girl]]
* ''Recommended by'': Qwertys Human
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': "Alone and abandoned, with no money and a little brother to care for, Tethys would have never survived, had she not seen that one dancer on the street corner. oneshot"
* ''Comments'': A lovely look at Tethys and Ewan's childhood. Tethys needs more love.

''[[ A Garden of Our Own]]'' by Shimizu Hitomi
* Recomended by: PataHikari
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Sacred Stones. Three stories that connect to a single theme.
* ''Comments:'' A story focused on love without really being a shipping story. A TearJerker at times.

!Shipping Fics
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''[[ Be Careful What You Say]]'' by [[ Mr-Watch]]
* Recommended by Fireminer
* ''Pairings'': Avatar/Robin and Olivia
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Full detail of the relationship between the Tactician and the Dancer, from meeting to marriage.
* ''Comments'': The single best Robin/Olivia story. Well detailed, with a good pacing.

''[[ Potentia Amoris]]'' by Lux Aureus
* Recommended by {{Tropers/gone2ground}}
* ''Pairings'': Avatar/Cordelia
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Synopsis: Gangrel lies defeated, but the war for Ylisse has just begun. This story, focusing on the gaps in the story left by the missions of Fire Emblem: Awakening, sheds light on the male Avatar's personal life over the second half of the game.
* Comments: The writer has stated he dislikes requited love, so currently Cordelia is still in love with Chrom while the Avatar (Named Pyrrhus) is trying to get over a crush he has on her. Unfortunately, circumstances force him to interact with her. The writing is of excellent quality, with almost no mistakes. The only real issue I have with the fic as a whole is its pacing, although that's more of a personal preference than anything else. Check it out, even if you dislike the pairing.

''[[ Of Wyverns and Men]]'' by Komina12345
* Recommended by Hollownerox
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Cherche
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': The war with Plegia is over. Though he intended never to become too attached to one of the Shepherds for fear of losing a loved one, everything changes when he meets a certain wyvern rider. Of course, this never comes without a fair share a laughter and pain at the expense of everyone's favorite tactician.
* Known for being the only Robin and Cherche fic on the website for a long time, this story is a well written take on their relationship. The author has taken a lot of time fleshing out Robin's backstory (linked him with Celice's linage from Fire Emblem 4), and giving their own creative take on the Awakening characters.

''[[ A Feather On The Wind]]'' by [[ Woofemus]]
* Recommended by Snowthefirst
* ''Pairings'': Sumia/Cordelia
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: Sumia and Cordelia, from the past to the future, and the things in between.
* Comments: A three chapter story that, as the summary states, covers the main couple and their relationship as it evolves from friendship to love over the years. A fantastic yuri story that not only keeps everyone in character, but does a fantastic job of demonstrating how love can blossom from friendship, and shows good backstory such as how the two met and became friends. It has a good compact version of the main game's canon, and has some nods to game's mechanics.

''[[ No Matter What The Future Holds]]'' by [[ GhostPanda1314]]
* Recommended by: Skybrigadier
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Lucina
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Synopsis: A Princess fighting for her future. A Tactician with no past. Together, they find the one thing both longed for more than anything: happiness.
* Comments: An absolutely fantastic collection of fluffy vignettes all about the main couple as they develop their relationship, both within the context of the main story and afterwards- and despite some rough spots, generally keeps Lucina in character and makes Robin into a plausible love interest. Also features a hilariously written [=Papa Wolf=] Chrom and a shipper Morgan. A warning though: Some of the chapters can seriously tug at someone's heart.

''[[ golden threads tie us]]'' by [[ magicasen]]
* Recommended by: QwertysHuman
* ''Pairings'': Severa/Lucina, Chrom/Sumia and Cordelia/MRobin in the background
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: How the bonds in Severa's life are broken, then rebuilt again. Takes place in the Future Past timeline.
* Comments: An emotionally intense story (as the Future Past tends to be) Severa deals with guilt over her sister Morgan's disappearance and realizing her feelings towards Lucina. I recommend this for everyone who ships Lucina/Severa.

''[[ Chisel]]'' by [[ JumperthreeDS]]
* Recommended by: Pegashush
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Lucina, Chrom/Sumia and others in the background
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': A story of a young princess and tactician, whose destinies unknowingly intertwine on their way to carve out a fate of their own. A special retelling of Fire Emblem: Awakening. The story begins at the beginning of the Valm portion of the game, with 'Marth's' arrival.
* ''Comments'': Interesting take on Robin/Lucina, the first few chapters are [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness a bit rocky]] as the author attempts to establish Robin's personality and his relationships with the other characters, but [[SlowPacedBeginning it gets better by the time they reach Valm proper]]. Add onto that some interesting changes, such as [[ShipperOnDeck Sumia and most of the first gen females]] actively trying to get Lucina and Robin together and having [[spoiler: Morgan]] show up at the Mila Tree alongside Tiki with [[spoiler: Lucina's outfit and only having memories of Lucina instead of Robin.]]

''[[ Letters for Cordy]]'' by [[ drunkdragon]]
* Recommended by [=OldBen=]
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Cordelia, Chrom/Sumia in the background
* ''Status'': Completed
* ''Synopsis'': It had been a year since Robin disappeared from the world and Morgan decided that enough was enough. It was time to see where the key led to.
* ''Comments'': Starting with Morgan opening a drawer with love letters her father was sending, it evolves into a two stories at once - one describing how Robin and Cordelia slowly fell in love, and the second showing her, her daughters, and to some extent, all the Shepherds dealing with the loss of their tactician. A sweet, touching fic with some minor deviations from canon(which I don't mind) and slightly anti-climactic ending(which I DO mind). As a shipper for these two, I might be biased, but I think it's a story worth reading.

''[[ Pursuit]]'' by [[ musicribbons]]
* Recommended by [=JackTheHammer=]
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Chrom, Robin/Lon'qu
* ''Status'': In Progress
* ''Synopsis'': Robin Grima is the daughter of Plegian President Validar Grima, currently living in Ylisse and practicing as a [[TheMedic trauma surgeon]]. [[{{Workaholic}} Chrom Exalt]] works for the Ylisstol Police Department, which is investigating the creeping effects of [[TheSyndicate the Grima Syndicate]] and its expanding influence into Ylisse. Then one day [[MeetCute they meet]], and [[ItMakesSenseInContext Robin hijacks Chrom's police bicycle to get to work.]] HilarityEnsues, along with a [[DatingCatwoman budding romance]] between said ByTheBookCop and MafiaPrincess in the shadow of a foreboding mob war that may shake the city to its very foundation.
* ''Comments'': When the author says "slow burn", she means it. But boy does the result really pay off. Characterization is excellent, with a take on Priam that you're definitely not going to find anywhere else, and the story manages to capture a very realistic feel of modern-day relationships and all the uncertainty that follows with unanswered texts, nosy friends, and drunken shenanigans. Chrom & Robin are probably the most [[{{Adorkable}} adorkably]] awkward pair yet still somehow manage to smolder with unresolved sexual tension between them, all taking place against the backdrop of a dark and explosive setting involving dangerous secrets and a brewing gang war. And as if all that wasn't enough, Robin also has to come to terms with what she feels for [[BodyguardCrush her stoic protector Lon'qu]] and just [[ConflictingLoyalty how loyal she will be to her family and its evil activities.]]

''[[ Shadows Under the Oak Tree]]'' by trimurti
* Recommended by {{Sara}}, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Pairings'': Canas/his wife
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': ''Rekka no Ken'', a long but very interesting take on Canas's backstory and relationship with his wife.
* ''Comments'': This was oddly cute. :3
** A long read, but beautiful characterization.

''[[ A Kitten for Leila]]'' by Kitten Kisses
* Recommended by {{Sara}}
* ''Pairings'': Matthew/Leila
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A rare well-done AU about Christmas and kittens.
* ''Comments'': It's always nice to see happier fics for this pairing, they have enough angst surrounding them in canon.

''[[ Painting Portraits]]'' by Link015
* Recommended by {{Sara}}
* ''Pairings'': Forde/Eirika
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': This is a lovely oneshot about a much-forgotten ''Sacred Stones'' pairing, Forde/Eirika.
* ''Comments'': This pairing needs more love, period.
** CaellachTigerEye: My one major gripe with this story is that Eirika at times behaves too much like Tana than like herself - ie: she's too giggly and ditzy, as opposed to her serious demeanour. Much as I appreciate girls being relaxed, Eirika really lacks the refined, regal yet level-eyed demeanour which is integral to her character. That aside, if you can substitute the giggles with more smiling, it's quite an enjoyable read.

''[[ Mountain Sage and Desert Tiger]]'' by [=CrossoverQueen=]
* Recommended by Leradny
* ''Pairings'': Gerik/Saleh
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': A series of oneshots revolving around Saleh and Gerik (in ''Sacred Stones'') throughout the length of the game.
* ''Comments'': While it verges into spirituality more than actual romance, the author has clearly thought up her own fictional religions instead of renaming existing ones--most notably regarding Jehanna, whose belief system was fleshed out from ''a single sentence'' in one of the earlier chapters of the fic. The fic in general is very well-written, with the interaction in every chapter sounding more and more believable as the author grows into her style. ''Sacred Stones'' needs more love, and so do Saleh and Gerik.

''[[ Crossroads of the Heart]]'' by Lzn64
* Recommended by Sycu
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Pairings'': Rath/Lyn/Hector/Florina-just to clarify, this is as in a love triangle/rectangle-with some Eliwood/Ninian, Fiora/Kent, Serra/Sain, and others
* ''Synopsis'': Takes place after the game. Lyn's tying up some loose ends in her life, and needs to make some tough choices.
* ''Comments'': A very well written fic, all the characters are believable. At times, heartwarming and touching, at other times, very angsty. Highly recommended; I loved the character dynamics. Unfortunately, the fic seems to be dead, so there won't be any definite ending. Despite this, it's definitely worth the read.

''[[ Perhaps It's What I've Become, Perhaps Not]]'' by Sir-Shademan
* Recommended by Sydin, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Pairings'': Boyd/Mist, One-sided Rolf/Mist
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A monologue by Rolf. Rolf talks at "Mist" about his feelings for her, his resentment towards her relationship with his brother, and the burdens of being a soldier.
* ''Comments'': A surprisingly dark take on the Rolf/Mist/Boyd love triangle. It shows what psychological effects war would have on a boy Rolf's age, and how he might be forced to cope. Very sad, but very good.
** Short and powerful, kinda like a well-trained Rolf.

''[[ The Shapes We Pray To]]'' by quickand2thepointless
* Recommended by bakafia
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': The main ones are between Ike, Soren, Aimee, Elincia, Jorge and Geoffrey. [[spoiler:Ike/Soren, Jorge/Aimee, Geoffrey/Elincia]]
* Synopsis: Soren, Elincia, and Aimee are each desperately lost and on the verge of giving up hope, and all three try to turn to Ike for the love they are missing in their lives. Mostly Soren centric, spans throughout PoR and RD.
* Comments: A good in-depth characterization study with steady story pace and no bashing whatsoever. Quite a gem to read.

''[[ No Longer Alone]]'' by [[ Pureauthor]]
* Recommended by: Fox Bluereaver
* ''Pairings'': Mainly Franz/Amelia, although there are others stated or implied, such as Joshua/Natasha and Colm/Neimi.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A young knight of Renais... A lonely girl from Grado... this is their story. A retelling of FE: The Sacred Stones from the perspective of Amelia and Franz.
* ''Comments'': The story stays very faithful to the game (following Ephraim's route). It makes heavy use of the support conversations not only between Franz and Amelia themselves, but also with the other characters, exploring their personalities more in-depth and making a lot of character development. It does have quite a few grammar and spelling mistakes, but it's overall a very well-written story, highly recommended if you enjoyed playing The Sacred Stones.

[[ REKKA NO BADASS]] by "sadal suud"
* Recommended by Trialman
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Eliwood/Lyn
* ''Synopsis'': In which Eliwood is a total badass.
* ''Comments'': This story is what can basically be called the Fire Emblem version of FanFic/ThirtyHs. The insane descriptions are absolutely brilliant, and bring some of this best laughs in Fire Emblem fanfiction. The way the story describes these insane metaphors in such a sophisticated manner makes the whole thing even more worth the read, and adds even more hilarity [[spoiler: when the sophistication gets thrown out the window at the end.]] The short length of the story is also great for those after a quick read.

!Crossover Fics
''Stories which crossover with other characters or works.''

''[[ Dragonslayer]]'' by [[ nivlac]]
* Recommended by Doomkiller10
* ''Status:'' Ongoing
* ''Synopsis:'' Crossover with ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. He's missing an eye, a hand, and he has a sword thats larger than his new traveling companions. All he can remember, is his name. Guts. Slowly however, his memory was returning, bit by bit. When all the pieces of the puzzle fit, what would happen? Until then, he would stay with these "Shepards."
* ''Comments:'' Probably one of the very few good Berserk fanfics I've read, and there isn't many to begin with. Guts is kept fairly well in character and is as awesome as he usually is. A very interesting concept, and one that should definitely be checked out if you enjoy both franchises.

''[[ Emblems Forged in Fire]]'' by Lord Trent Blackmore
* Recommended by: Tron80
* ''Status:'' Ongoing
* ''Synopsis:'' Crossover with ''Literature/{{Worm}}''. Taylor vanishes during the locker prank. When she reappears one week later, she comes accompanied by her future daughter and she's spent five years fighting the Awakening wars as a member of the Shepherds.
* ''Pairing(s):'' Taylor/Robin, Chrom/Sumia
* ''Tags:'' Action/Adventure.


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''[[ Legacy of the Forgotten]]'', by Gryphon
* Recommended by: Tron80
* ''Status:'' Ongoing
* ''Synopsis:'' Crossover with Evangelion, setting the Eva characters in a FE-inspired setting and borrowing some of the mechanics, the classes, and the Fire Emblem. For fifteen years the Empire has been in war with the nation island of Yamato. Asuka, Imperial warrior, is sailing towards Yamato when a storm strikes the invading fleet and she gets stranded in Yamato. She gets rescued and taken in by Shinji Ikari, Lord of Akuro, and very soon she gets tangled up in a conflict that is more complex than she previously imagined.
* ''Pairings:'' Shinji/Asuka, Hikari/Touji
* ''Tags:'' Adventure/Fantasy, Comedy, Romance