Fanfic Recs / The Chronicles of Narnia

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These are recommendations made by tropers for The Chronicles of Narnia fanfics, 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.


Authors and Websites

Crimson White
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • This author writes mainly character-driven oneshots.

Lirenel

Sentimental Star
  • Recommended by: Brytte Myst
  • This author tends to focus in deep (and very well-written) platonic (read: only sibling-like, no incest nor slash) relationships between the Pevensie siblings, and even though her Narnia-related fics still ongoing are mostly dead, there are several which are complete, and even the dead ones are so good they deserve to be read.

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.

And Indeed There Will Be Time by yuletide_archivist
  • Recommended by: Kizor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Time isn't the same here, in the real Narnia.
  • Comments: The anti-Went Forth Unconquered. Short, sappy, repetitive, disgustingly sweet. Recommended.

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.

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.

Chanson de Geste by LVDB
  • Recommended by: Cryptic Mirror, 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

Conception by Francienyc
  • Recommended by: Gwen Stacy Wannabe
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Helen Pevensie muses about the circumstances that brought her children into the world.

England under the White Witch by Theodora Goss
  • 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.

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

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: For Want of a Nail

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.

Letting Go by Lirenel
  • Recommended by: Brytte Myst
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What happens when the High King does not take his brother's hand as the magic starts pulling them? What happens when the Just King returns to Narnia...alone?
  • Notes: Has a sequel, Under A Swift Sunrise, also complete.
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail

Live By the Currents, Follow the Sun by RuanChunXian
  • Recommended by: millernumber1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Susan, the sea and all the ups and downs of a life lived twice.
  • Comments: 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 Fic, Original Flavour

National Service by burntcopper
  • Recommended by: Terrie
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis:
  • Comments: 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.

Oxfordshire, 1942 by rthstewart
  • Recommended by: Ketos
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 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.
  • Notes: This is the first installment of The Stone Gryphon, which also includes its sequels The Queen Susan In Tashbaan (complete) and Apostolic Way (dormant), as well as the side stories Rat And Sword Go To War (complete) and The Star Husband (dormant).

The Problem of Susan by Neil Gaiman
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Something of a meta-twist on the concept of Canon Defilement, riffing off of Susan's exile from Narnia: her embrace of adolescence means that, retroactively, she experienced the original adventure as a Darker and Edgier pagan allegory.

The Queen's Return by honorh
  • Recommended by: Uinen, 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.
  • Comments: A moving fic which provides a less, well, horrific response to Neil Gaiman's The Problem of Susan.
  • Tags: Continuation Fic, Original Flavour

The Sea and the Siblings by Capegio
  • Reccomended by: Haystackthegreat, 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.

The Sun on My Face by LMSharp
  • Recommended by: K the Cloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The story of The Horse and His Boy is remarkably one-sided. There was another pair running to Narnia, two others that helped to save Archenland. This is how Aravis Tarkheena left home, became a traitor, and found herself.

To Be Just by Caleon

Trial By Fire by Sara Wolfe
  • Recommended by: Brytte Myst
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: What if Edmund had been the first to enter Narnia?
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail

Went Forth Unconquered by Gisho
  • Recommended by: Roach Patrol, Stardizzy, Nornagest
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the death of her siblings in The Last Battle, Susan Pevensie decides enough is enough already, and takes her fate into her own hands.
  • Tags: Fix Fic

The Winter Prince by Angel Baby1
  • Recommended by: Brytte Myst
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On his first trip to Narnia, a lost Edmund is saved by a Wolf and taken to the Witchís castle, where he becomes the Winter Prince, one of her greatest servants. Much later, his siblings arrive. But is Edís betrayal as complete as it seems?
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

And Ye Shall Receive by whydoyouneedtoknow
  • Recommended by: Ranmouri
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 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."
  • Pairing: Susan/Caspian

Being Reasonable by Esyla
  • Recommended by: Halinmnok
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Susan/Caspian

Dynasty by Noxnoctisanima
  • Recommended by: Brytte Myst
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One change, a Y to an X, makes every difference in a world they come to rule.
  • Pairing: Fem!Edmund/Peter
  • Tags: Gender Flip, Brother-Sister Incest

The Fledgling Year by Schmo and Sushi
  • Recommended by: Solar East
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Takes place approximately five to six years after The Horse and His Boy. Corís 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.
  • Pairing: Cor/Aravis
  • Comments: Itís 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 Iíve ever seen, going well beyond the usual Slap-Slap-Kiss Love Epiphany oneshots this pairing usually attracts and into the realm of serious World Building and Character Development.

Ice wall by HitTheRoad
  • Recommended by: Coraline94
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Lucy just wants to break the wall that was built between her and her brother.
  • Pairing: Edmund/Lucy
  • 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.
  • Tags: Brother-Sister Incest

Kings Love by Mel Blue 1
  • Recommended by: possesedangel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A slashy version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
  • Pairing: Caspian/Edmund
  • Notes: This is the second installment in the Kings series, which also includes its prequel, Kings Comfort, its sequel, Kings Parted, and a companion story, Kings Prince, all of which are complete.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Tags: Slash Fic

Skies of Couple-Color by brown_betty
  • Recommended by: Roach Patrol
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Peter/Male!OC
  • Tags: Slash Fic, Interspecies Romance

Some things remain the same by grim_lupine
  • Recommended by: Brytte Myst
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Collection of Narnia genderswap three-sentence fics, mostly of the girl!Edmund variety. Most fics are Peter/girl!Edmund, but there's gen in there too.
  • Pairing: Fem!Edmund/Peter
  • Comments: This contains some of the few-and best-Fem!Edmund Alternate History fics I've been able to find.
  • Tags: Gender Flip, Brother-Sister Incest

Across the Worlds by Star Dragon Fire
  • Recommended by: K the Cloud
  • Crossover with: ?
  • 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 Diggoryís rings and travel the worlds to save all that she loves.
  • Pairing: Susan/Caspian
  • Comments: Itís a bit confusing at first, but after a bit you settle in and enjoy it. Iím also not quite sure this is a crossover, but it does not stay in Narnia, but rather, explores the other worlds in-between.

Alfred the Great by Grav
  • Recommended by: Caysha
  • Crossover with: Batman
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Like an Onion Inside Out by Spiralleds
  • Recommended by: Goodwrench
  • Crossover with: Doctor Who
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sometimes endings are just the beginning.
  • Tags: Character Death


Alternative Title(s): Narnia

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