Fanfic Recs / The Chronicles of Narnia

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fan Fics, 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. Nobody would back up the rec. 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 non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

Status guide:

  • Complete: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Ongoing: The fic is being updated on a regular basisnote , or has received an update after a significant absence.
  • Dormant: The fic has not been updated in a fairly long time (several months to a year or more) but the author has not pronounced it dead.
  • Dead: The fic has not been updated in several years, or the author has specifically said that it will not be updated.

Note: Fics listed as Dormant or Dead will be changed to Ongoing if/when they receive updates. If you see a rec with a blank status, and you're familiar with the fanfic, please add the correct status.

Authors, and Websites

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.

Heaven is unconcerned with the lost - so C.S. Lewis said
  • Recommended by Peryton
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A very, very dark deconstruction of the susanfics
  • Tags: Dark Fic, character death, implied slash.

Bound By What You Are, by Claira
  • Recommended by Roach Patrol
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A solid, thoughtful story of the Pevensies in Narnia. Susan wants to prepare for war, but Peter is less than convinced.

Went Forth Unconquered, by Gisho on Livejournal
  • Recommended by Roach Patrol, Stardizzy (after reading thanks to Roach Patrol's reccomedation.), and Nornagest
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Fix Fic of the highest caliber for Susan Pevensie, who, after the death of her siblings in The Last Battle, decides enough is enough already, and takes her fate into her own hands.

The Sea and the Siblings, by Capegio on
  • Reccomended by Haystackthegreat and Zephyr7.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Four years into the Golden Age, rumors circulate that the Witch's army is assembling again. The Pevensies go to investigate together."

Conception, by Francienyc on
  • Reccomended by Gwen Stacy Wannabe.
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: "Helen Pevensie muses about the circumstances that brought her children into the world."

King of Finchley by Elexandros
  • Recommended by Caysha
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Here, he may be just a boy. But to him, he'll always be his brother, his King.

Chanson de Geste by LVDB
  • Recommended by Cryptic Mirror and Ozythehaystack.
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Edmund, now 17 and King of Narnia is haunted by the ghost of Jadis and is forced to play a series of games for his soul. The trouble is neither of them are sure exactly what the stakes are, or which part of the game is the one that matters.
  • Tags:Dark Fic

Keeping the Faith by Sentimental Star
  • Recommended by boomslangvenom
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if Lucy had decided to go across the gorge when she saw Aslan, regardless of whether her siblings came with her? At least she won't be alone…and it is not just Aslan who joins her…
  • Tags: (AU, Book and Moviebased)

Black Dwarfs, Blue River, by elecktrum
  • Recommended by timeywimey
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Relating the story of King Edmund's first diplomatic success, how he learned a craft, and why his older brother is known throughout the Black Dwarf clan as Nancy.

The Queen's Return, by honorh
  • Recommended by Uinen, seconded by millernumber1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Once a King or Queen in Narnia, always a King or Queen in Narnia. Anxious to fit in, Susan Pevensie suppresses her memories of Narnia as she grows older, even after the train crash that leaves her alone in the world. Then a Christmas present and a dream bring renewed meaning to her shattered life. A moving fic which provides a less, well, horrific response to Neil Gaiman's "The Problem of Susan".
  • Pairing: Susan/OC
  • Tags: Continuation, Original Flavour

Live By the Currents, Follow the Sun, by Ruan Chun Xian
  • Recommended by millernumber1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Susan, the sea and all the ups and downs of a life lived twice." Another (of course) Susan post-Last Battle fic, very much in the same vein as "The Queen's Return," but vividly, gorgeously its own piece.
  • Tags: Continuation, Original Flavour

And Indeed There Will Be Time, by Signe
  • Recommended by Kizor
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: The anti-Went Forth Unconquered. Short, sappy, repetitive, disgustingly sweet. Recommended.

The Sun On My Face by LMSharp
  • Recommended by K the Cloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A story about Aravis, the noble girl who left her home country to escape marriage, and found so much more.
  • Paring : Aravis& Shasta/Cor

Oxfordshire, 1942, by rthstewart
  • Recommended by Ketos
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: (from FFN) In the summer of the Dawn Treader, Aslan tries to get Peter's attention. But, it's all Greek to Peter as he studies with Professor Kirke and meets unusual people who seem vaguely familiar. Part 1 of The Stone Gryphon series.
  • Tags: AU, Book-based, Original Flavour, Spare Oom.

National Service, by burntcopper
  • Recommended by Terrie
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: An ongoing series, but each story is complete and there are no cliffhangers. Movie-canon. The series offers an amazing look at what it would mean to have the memories of feudal warrior-kings and -queens, but inside a young body in mid-20th Century England.

England under the White Witch, by Theodora Goss, published by Clarkesworld Magazine.
  • Recommended by Odon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An Alternate History England that has been conquered by the White Witch, though no other Narnia characters appear. A short but haunting view of what our world would be like under her reign.

To Be Just” by Caleon
  • Recommended by K the Cloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Edmund grows into the role of king. First book in Blades of Narnia

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Skies of Couple-Color, by Brown-Betty
  • Recommended by Roach Patrol
  • Status:
  • Pairing(s): Peter/Male OC
  • Synopsis: A sweet, meandering fic about Peter growing into his role as High King of Narnia, and his developing friendship with Oreius, the chief centaur.
  • Tags: Cross species slash

Being Reasonable, By Esyla
  • Recommended by Halinmnok
  • Status:
  • Pairing(s): Susan/Caspian
  • Synopsis: Back in England Susan grows up being reasonable rather than silly. But the course of history has already shifted and the Pevensie children are doomed to their train wreck. Aslan grants Susan a second chance at the life she never had in Narnia.

And Ye Shall Receive, by whydoyouneedtoknow
  • Recommended by Ranmouri
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Susan/Caspian
  • Synopsis: Oneshot, another way of answering "The Problem of Susan". Or, in the author's words: "[a]n attempt to reconcile movie canon with book canon, and also to clear up a few distressing aspects of the latter." Highly recommended.

Ice Wall, by Hit The Road
  • Recommended by Coraline94
  • Status: In progress
  • Pairings: Edmund/Lucy
  • Synopsis: Lucy just wants to break the wall that was built between her and her brother. Ed/Lu. Movie version. No flames.
  • Comments: Even for the people who can't usually stand this kind of fiction, this will draw anyone right in. This tale does not only make the couple plausible, but downright probable. Granted a topic like incest is easy to butcher and sounds forced, especially in a fandom like Chronicles Of Narnia, but this story flows naturally and flawlessly. It's a dark, captivating story and the characters and emotions are portrayed wonderfully.

Kings Love by Mel Blue 1
  • Recommended by: possesedangel
  • Status: Complete, part of ongoing series
  • Pairings: Caspian/Edmund
  • Synopsis: Bookverse. A slashy version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. This is hands down the best Edmund/Caspian fic I've read, as it delves in detail into the emotions and convictions of the characters, emphasizing their difficulty to communicate. It is very in-character, and the author isn't afraid to show their internal conflicts rather than injecting external angst. The emphasis on age difference may not appeal to all. Long.

The Fledgling Year, by Schmo and Sushi
  • Recommended by: Solar East
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Cor/Aravis (official), Corin/OC (beta)
  • Synopsis: Takes place approximately five to six years after The Horse and His Boy. Cor’s mission is to explore Archenland (in disguise) and learn about his people. Aravis's mission is to find him a suitable bride. Their only obstacles? Each other. And, of course, the occasional rogue dragon. Political intrigue, adventure, and hilarity ensue.
  • Comments: It’s quite long (56 chapters/170,000+ words at the time of this rec) and wracked with oft-fluffy sexual tension, of both the belligerent and unresolved kind. The external drama caused by political intrigue and mysterious characters is well-balanced with the internal conflict of the shipping. By far the most well-thought-out fic for this pairing I’ve ever seen, going well beyond the usual Slap-Slap-Kiss Love Epiphany oneshots this pairing usually attracts and into the realm of serious worldbuilding and Character Development.
  • Also has its own wiki page.

Like an Onion Inside Out by Spiralleds
  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Status: Complete
  • Fandoms: Narnia, Doctor Who
  • Warnings: Major Character Death
  • Synopsis: Sometimes endings are just the beginning.

Alfred the Great by Grav
  • Recommended by Caysha
  • Status: Complete
  • Fandoms: Narnia, Batman
  • Synopsis: When he was a boy, he dreamed of paved streets and electric lights. When he was a young man he dreamed of bats and vengeance. And when he was an old man, he dreamed of apple trees and lions. Batman crossover.

Across the Worlds by Star Dragon Fire
  • Recommended by K the Cloud
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Susan misses the call in book five; a call that goes wrong and takes Narina and its heroes in a backlash. Due to her lack of faith earlier, Susan is capable of performing a task she shares with three others. She must take Diggory’s rings and travel the worlds to save all that she loves.
  • Paring : Susan/ Caspian
  • Comments: It’s a bit confusing at first, but after a bit you settle in and enjoy it. I’m also not quite sure this is a crossover, but it does not stay in Narnia, but rather, explores the other worlds in- between.

Alternative Title(s): Narnia