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  • justwanderingneverlost
  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Found in Archive of Our Own
  • Comments: A prolific author who writes smut, feels, fluff, angst and feels and feels all in one, with works set in the modern world and good ole Westeros. Stories are (so far) mostly rated M, do not read if you are opposed to smut and feels. Their stories have Broken People Healing, and Very Nice Speeches. Love their take on the characters, and how they stick to pre-S8 canon portrayal of the characters.( Have a few works written with ashleyfanfic, a fellow Jonerys-supporter.

  • Frostbite Panda
  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Found in Archive of Our Own
  • Comments: A prolific author, highly recommended, their stories are not only well-written, but also dialogue-heavy, they excel at writing dialogue really, and their descriptions are very much well done. There are feels and fluff and angst and you will not get bored with them.

  • ashleyfanfic
  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Found in Archive of Our Own
  • Comments: . A prolific author in the fandom, supporter of Jon/Dany, writes works in both the modern era and good old dangerous Westeros, note that the author's stories are mostly targeted to the more mature audience. They wrote quite a lot of stories in the fandom, and their character development and portrayal is well-done. Have a few works written with justwanderingneverlost.

  • elizaham8957
  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Found in Archive of Our Own
  • Comments: A prolific author in the fandom, their stories comes recommended, and there is very little smut (so far), and more of description, feels and angst. And heavy delving into the characters' thought process. They wrote a canon-divergence of S8 after Missandei and Rhaegal's death, a three-parts series where Dany chose to look for the House with the Red Door and Lemon Trees and gave up on being Queen to look for a home. Pairing is Jon/Dany.

  • Writegirl
  • Comments: Recommend by The Deviant Lord
  • Found in Archive of Our Own
  • Comments: A rising author in the Game of Thrones fandom. Her writings include the ongoing story, Scholar’s Mate, a rewrite of seasons 7 and 8 of the HBO series Game of Thrones. The author is able to seamlessly combine elements of the show and the book. The author also uses knowledge of the aSoIaF universe to help introduce and or explain the absence of important characters that were omitted by the series. She is a definite must read.

  • Longclaw-1-6
  • Longclaw-1-6
  • Recommended by Naru Hina Fan
  • Found in Archive of Our Own and Fan Fiction Dot Net
  • Comments: An excellent author his main pairing is Jon/Daenerys but he does develop other couples. He has the ability to make unlikeable people from canon and make them sympathetic (except for Robert Baratheon). I thoroughly recommend his works. He frequently mentions how much he dislikes Season 8 and the writers who wrote it.

    General Fics 

And the Giant Awoke by RemoWilliams

  • Recommended by Caellach Tiger Eye
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2019
  • Synopsis: "What if Tyrion actually did fight The Mountain by himself?" An Alternate Universe story which diverges from Episode 4x07, where before Oberyn can offer to Champion for Tyrion in his Trial-By-Combat, the Imp instead ponders seriously on his jape to Bronn about vanquishing the Mountain on his own. This leads to him developing an ingenious idea which enables him to kill Gregor Clegane, proving - in the eyes of the Gods - his innocence regarding Joffrey's murder; of course, Tyrion is still disillusioned by his family now, and so he arranges to leave for Braavos under his own terms and build a new life there... And that is when things get interesting.
  • Comments:: This story is set firmly in the universe of the Tv Series, as things stood near the end of Season 4, but diverges in more ways than just For Want of a Nail afterwards (the story was started when Season 4 was wrapping up its initial airing). Nonetheless, the author seems well-acquainted with content from the books and so the narrative is enriched by further elements, becoming its own story in due time. Tyrion's developing his own power-base on his own terms is genuinely inspirational, and he becomes a major player in Essossi politics and beyond; not only does he take Arya into his Braavosi household, but when his presence affects things in Westeros it becomes even more unpredictable to see where the story is going. Tywin being alive for a longer period of time makes for its own interesting ripple effects separate from Tyrion's influence, so the narrative quickly goes Off the Rails in a glorious, even emotionally satisfying, fashion before too long.

Blood on the Trident by The Banner Holder

  • Recommended by Foosdoohrah
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: The heir to Riverrun was a drunk, a whore-monger, a dilettante...Until one day, everything changed. A modern ASOIF fan lands up inside the heir to the Riverlands, Edmure Tully. Inspired from the Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court...
  • Comments: Similar to a Connecticut Yankee in King Robert's Court but the author has put meticulous detail into World building and Trade on the Narrow Sea and how an SI's actions can affect people hundreds of miles away. Also, a very gritty, realistic trait on the common modern-person-in-Westeros fic.

Game of Stacks by Comma Splice

  • Recommended by Electroninja
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dr. Ned Stark, Professor of History at Crownlands University is asked by his old friend, College President Robert Baratheon, to become the new director of the school library. His new job causes dramatic changes to his family's life. Meanwhile, Tywin Lannister, CEO of Casterly Rock Enterprises deals with his disappointing children and finds a potential apprentice in his new intern, Arya Stark.
  • Comments: An odd combination of a High School A.U. and Period Fic, Game of Stacks is both Game of Thrones in a modern world educational system as well as the implied future of Westeros. The characterization is spot on, with wonderful little changes thrown into each character to modernize them to the setting.

How to ruin a Kingdom by Lost Carcosa

  • Recommended by allfictions
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A Continuation fic (and simultaneously a Hate Fic), which examines what might happen to the Seven Kingdoms as a result of the political shake ups, deliberate or not, Season 8 left Westeros in. Started as a Crack Fic before bloating into an actual story.
  • Comments: Definitely not for everyone, as it was written by the author's own admission out of spite for the final season of the show, as well as some of the earlier seasons that the author considers started the Seasonal Rot. If you liked the final season or the show in general, it is not for you. However, if you disliked it, this might be to your speed. It strips characters of Plot Armor and make the plot conform to its previous logic of actions having consequences, something many argue was missing in later seasons. And when it's not poking fun at the show, it actually sets up interesting scenarios for Westeros post-Long Night.
  • Has its own trope page.

Kingdoms at War by deathwalker

  • Recommended by Wilahelm 02
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: An alternate universe where Ned, Arya, and Sansa are helped out of Kingslanding the day before his execution by mysterious forces. As word of the escape spreads the various houses begin to change how they wage the war and the alliances they forge. Robb is able to get past the Twins without a marriage pact leaving him open to a marriage alliance with Margaery Tyrell. Will the union of the wolf and the rose be enough to bring down the lion and what new enemies wait in the wings ready to bring fire and blood to the seven kingdoms
  • Has its own page: Kingdoms at War

The Merchant Prince Of Pentos by Lord_Kragan

  • Recommended by Rowboat Gorillaman
  • Status: Dead; last updated Ocotber 2016
  • "Synopsis": A story revolving around Viserys remaining in Pentos, under the tutelage of Illyrio.
  • Comments: it's an interesting story, studying a type of plot not too common. It's certainly not a mary sue, specially considering how things are turning out as of chapter 8.
  • Has its own trope page: [1]

The North Remembers by Silverblood

  • Recommended by Eegah
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A continuation of the story from where A Dance with Dragons left off.

Promise by SimplyLucia

  • Recommended by K410ren
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ned Stark's POV on Robert's Rebellion, from his last days in the Eyrie to his return to Winterfell: how war shook his certainties, changed his vision of life and made him lie to keep a promise.
  • Comments:: This story doesn't diverge too much from A Song of Ice and Fire or Game of Thrones, with the exception of including a 12-year-old Sandor "The Hound" Clegane as part of the Lannister forces. It's fairly realistic in Ned's POV with his growing disillusionment with Robert's attitude toward battle and women and his guilt over his involvement in the Knight of the Laughing Tree.

Purple Days by baurus

  • Recommended by Six Ways To Sunday, Materioptikon
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Prince Joffrey Baratheon dies to the Strangler on his wedding day. In his final moments, he falls into endless agony as his vision melts into purple waves. He wakes up back at his apartments in the Red Keep, shortly before the Royal Family makes for Winterfell. Certain that this can only be divine will, he lives his life again, making sure to punish those he considers responsible ... and dies again. And again, he returns to the same point. Over and over and over.
  • Comments: Excellent timeloop fic that has plenty of character growth for Joffrey (with several false high points even!), epic overarching plot, tons of worldbuiding, and doorstopper length (600k+ as of the moment this rec is posted). While Joffrey is slowly ground into dust and then remolded into decent human being that still has some flaws (and not an unstoppable terminator as in some other timeloops) he gets many non-repetitive adventures in and outside of Westeros. And when truth of timeloop purpose is revealed... well, let's say word "epic" in relation to this plot is pretty justified. Another point for this fic is writing - it's very good and keeps you engaged for all it's many, many arcs.

Under Blue Heaven by The Banner Holder

  • Recommended by Foosdoohrah
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Send us your ambassadors: and thus we shall judge whether you wish to be at peace with us or at war...if you make war on us, the Everlasting God, who makes easy what was difficult and makes near what was far, knows that we know what our power is. For if there is one Sun above green Earth, then there must be one Khan under blue Heaven.
  • Comments: The Mongols fight the Dothraki. An incredibly well-written, well-researched fic about how the Mongols fight and defeat Khal Drogo's Khalasar.
    • Both the fanfic and the user page listed from appear to have vanished from the net.

Valar Botis (All Men Must Endure) by sanva

  • Recommended by Alyssa Macki
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2019
  • Pairings: Catelyn Stark/Ned Stark, Past-Jon Snow/Ygritte, Oberyn Martell/Ellaria Sand
  • Synopsis: “But you, Lord Snow, you’ll be fighting their battles forever.” Ser Alliser Thorne. Every time he died his last in that life he awoke again in another at the exact moment of Ghost's birth.
  • Comments: Oh My Gosh, this fic! A very interesting variation of Peggy Sue where Jon is constantly being reborn into a new life, each slightly different than the last. This fic starts with his latest death, and his subsequent awakening in his twelve-year-old body as Arya is telling him the direwolf pups are being born to their mother, who came to Winterfell after being injured in her shoulder by a boar. Jon takes this omen of fortune and goes running with it, leading to several changes in the Stark household and beyond. Mostly Jon's POV, with "interludes" of Ned, Cat, Jon Arryn, Robb, and others.
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Dreams of Fire and Light bySaintEpithet

  • Recommended by Spacefish
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Beric Dondarrion's many deaths and Thoros of Myr's crisis of faith. A canon compliant one-shot going through the effects of Beric's death on both himself and Thoros.
  • Comments: A look at how Thoros's bringing Beric back to life affects both men emotionally and spiritually. This fic is very thoughtful and looks into Beric's emotions every resurrection. The author's other work is also heavily focused on Beric and Thoros before and during events of the show.

Epilogue: After the Wheel by u/kayester

  • Recommended by Mondegreen
  • Status: Complete
  • Comments: This is a fanmade epilogue to the series posted on r/Game Of Thrones, describing everything that might've happened in the years after the series. It adds a lot more closure to the ending offered by the show, while still sticking with the show's overall tone. If the reddit Gold and upvotes are anything to go by, this is probably in a lot of fans' headcanons now. Definitely worth a read.
    • A couple of other users offered their own pieces of content in the comments: u/aryasneedle42 detailed what Sansa's life after the series might've been like as Queen of the North, while u/cronnyberg suggests that Arya may have indeed found land West of Westeros.

So What Now? by Doxa1

  • Recommended by Skagit
  • Status: Ongoing, regularly updated
  • Synopsis: This is a post 8x06 fictional work that explores certain loose ends that weren't tied. Daenerys is brought back to life. She's a mother. Jon is on the other side of the continent. Back where they both started. It's a slow burn story, but it won't crawl (I promise).
  • This story has a really interesting premise and does a great job remedying most of the issues that people had with the last season.

[2] by [3]

  • Recommended by Eoin
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Jon Snow had made a life for himself beyond The Wall, after he was banished for Queenslaying. A happy life. A life he had always wanted.And then, one day, he woke up in Winterfell, twenty years ago.What began as a dream turns into a nightmare as he discovers that something is not content with 'merely' the Long Night being averted, and no matter how many times he falls chasing an unknowable, impossible quest, it refuses to let him stay dead. Once, he followed a woman who dreamed of Breaking the Wheel. Now, the Wheel will Break him.

    Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence/Modern Setting 

As the name implies, for fanfics that diverges from canon, are in an alternate universe, or stories that are set in the modern-day, or anything in-between. For Modern fics, Please put R+L =/= J if Jon is not a Targaryen, and R+L = J if he is. For non-Modern fics, and non-Canon Divergence Alternate Universe but really Alternate Universe (I don't know the trope for that), put R+L =/= J if Jon is not a Targaryen, and leave it alone if he is. Because honestly, there will be no end of that tag.

Home by RollTodd

  • Recommended by roseredhoofbeats
  • Status: Hiatus (author's note that fic will updated post-Christmas)
  • Rating: Mature
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen
  • Synopsis: With the threat of the Dead looming over the realm, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen travel northward to fight for their home, their people, and each other. This story begins after Episode 7 of Season 7 and explores the possibilities for Season 8. It takes place in the world of the show, but contains descriptive and historical elements from the books as well. Told from multiple characters' perspectives but focusing on Jon and Daenerys. If you're looking for a different take on Season 8, you may enjoy this!

Winter Came (with Fire and Blood) by frombluetored

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Complete
  • Rating: M (for graphic description of violence, and hints of sex)
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen
  • Synopsis: “I couldn’t love him back. Not the way he wanted. Not the way I love you.”

Her heart is as powerful and frantic as Drogon’s wings when he takes flight. She thinks the fear might consume her whole.

“Is that all right?” she asks softly. She nearly trembles.

And for a moment, the world is warm, small, safe. Jon has her in his arms, his body pouring into hers, his lips on her lips, his love a vast fire— and Dany, the Unburnt. She lets him burn her alive, delighting in the heat of his palms, the burn of his beard against her skin.

When it stops— when he pulls back— it’s sharper than ice.

  • Comments: This fic is canon up to S 08 E 5, in which Boat Baby is a thing, and Daenerys and Jon stay true to their characters, in fact, this is where most characters stay true to their personalities instead of devolving into some caricature of themselves for the sake of drama in S8, and gives them an excellent reason for why things devolved as it is. This author knows the characters very well, and wrote them in a way that is so true to what the shows (before S8) presented them as, that it makes me feel like this is a better ending for the season.

How We Heal by justwanderingneverlost

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Complete
  • Rating: M
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark/Gendry Waters, Grey Worm/Missandei, Gilly (A So Ia F)/Samwell Tarly
  • Synopsis: What was intended to be some love-filled Jonerys drabbles, but has turned into a full blown S8 canon adventure complete with romance, dragons, drama, angst, politics, prophecies, and the Battle for the Dawn. Fluff, smut, and all the feels still included.
  • Comments: Canon up to S7 final episode, this story deconstruct the characters, and make them stay true to the character development they had throughout the last seven seasons.

A Storm in the North by Loeka

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: M (for mentions of rape and past abuse, violence, the usual)
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen
  • Synopsis: Jon wonders how Sansa will react when he tells her he saw the Pirate Queen and her Dragons.
  • Or, what if Daenerys wasn't interested in the Iron Throne?
  • Comments: In which canon will be ignored with extreme prejudice (as quoted from the author), where Dragons have Personalities of their own, as Viserion, Rhaegal and Drogon and not Drogon and his merry brothers, Unburnt Dany with the ability to never get cold, the Dragons likes to Compete via Aerial Spars and as Circus Performers and are Sore Losers and Ungraceful Winners. Highly recommended, note that Chapter 33 is highly controversial, but is later explained, very reasonably in the next.

Dragons in Winter by RhiaWriter

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: M
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen
  • Synopsis: Desperate for more knowledge about her dragons, Daenerys Targaryen flies to the Wall to meet the one man who may have answers. There she meets Jon Snow, the 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Surrounded by enemies, Lord Commander Snow struggles to defend the Wall and save the Night’s Watch from itself. Will the Lord Commander and the Dragon Queen be able to set aside family history and work together to unite Westeros against the ultimate enemy?
  • Comments: In which Drogon, instead of dropping Daenerys off in the Great Grass Sea, chose to take a trip to the Wall - and canon is dashed kingdom to come.

The House with the Red Door by LenoreFrost

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: M (mentions of child abuse, domestic abuse, violence, rape and incest, fluff and smut)
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen, Gilly (A So Ia F)/Samwell Tarly, Robb Stark/Margaery Tyrell
  • Synopsis: Daenerys Targaryen came home to Winterfell to start over again after her husband's sudden death. She has three loving, but rambunctious pitbulls and she runs The House with the Red Door, a shelter for abused women, and she tells herself that that's enough, that it has to be enough. But when she runs into Jon Snow, who has also come home after several years in the military for a job on Winterfell's police squad with his K-9 Ghost, she starts to want more from life again.
  • Comments: Modern setting, where Viserys is still a douche, Daenerys runs a shelter, Jon is a cop, and their background are still tragic. Jon is a foster kid, and Catelyn Stark is a Good Mother to him. R + L =/= J

Ozymandian by Frostbite Panda

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: M (for incest, past mentions of the main characters lives)
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen
  • Synopsis: She should have been more prudent, instead of falling into him like a spell. She should have handled this thing like the fatal tangle of thorns it was, instead of drinking the air from his lungs like the sweetest Arbor gold. She should have picked it up about the edges, holding it at arm’s length until she could find a safe enough place to rest it upon the earth and walk away forever.
  • Comments: Quote from the Author: (Chapters 1-5 are a collection of Missing Scenes from Season 7. Chapter 6 is when we begin our own journey into possibilities for Season 8). Angst. A hell lot of angst. But also fluff. Lots of dialogue. And Feelings. Do not read if you are emotionally constipated and is happy being so. Because. Feelings. With a Capital Letter F.

Thumbprint Scarby Frostbite Panda

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: M
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen, Robb Stark/Margaery Tyrell, Arya Stark/Gendry Waters
  • Synopsis: For so long, she had only dreamed about getting away, never of what that place might be. It wasn't until it had started to become a reality, to solidify under her hands, that she started to paint details into the visions of her sanctuary in earnest.
  • Comments: Quote from the Author: Modern AU. Dany finds some semblance of a home in the tiny town of Winterfell, Montana. Slow (Medium) Burn. Ranches. Horses. Broken People finding each other. Healing.

Tourniquet by justwanderingneverlost

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: T (so far), possibly will hit M in the future
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen
  • Synopsis: Daenerys Targaryen is a lost soul, her life filled with unimaginable loss and she's tired of fighting. Hanging at the end of her rope when bullets start flying, will she choose death or the hope she sees in a stranger's eyes? Jon Snow didn't know grabbing a coffee would turn his life upside down. He didn't plan on making any life-altering decisions when he walked through the doors either. But that's exactly what he has to do. When death is staring you down from the barrel of a gun, do you save yourself, or a woman you just met? Their paths now stitched together by one traumatic night, Jon and Dany must pick up the broken pieces. Can they do it together, or will Dany's demons be too much for them both?
  • Comments: Modern setting, with ample drama, talks of PTSD, Survivor's Guilt and personal demons, two broken beans in the form of Jon and Daenerys, and a possible ship in Robb Stark/Margaery Tyrell and Arya Stark/Gendry Waters. R+L =/= J

where the wild things are by elizaham8957

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Complete
  • Rating: T (so far)
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen
  • Synopsis: Daenerys Targaryen has fought tooth and nail to get to the high-ranking position she has at Tyrell Outdoor Recreational Equipment, Inc, doing everything within her power to help the planet along the way.

Jon has a dog with over two million Instagram followers, despite the fact that he can't figure out how to work the app to save his life.

When sales drop enough to threaten Tyrell's environment-saving programs, Daenerys is determined to find influencers that can turn the tides for her company.

And she has her eye on Jon. Or, well— technically, Ghost.

  • Comments: Modern Setting. Emotional Baggage for Jon. And Workaholic Tendencies for Daenerys (as tagged by the author). R+L =/= J

The Dragons Deep and Dark by justwanderingneverlost and ashleyfanfic

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: M
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen
  • Synopsis: Jon is stuck dealing with the aftermath of an unforeseen ally coming to aid them at the Battle of the Bastards. Politics and suspicion cloud the North, but that won't keep the Dragon Queen or The White Wolf from what they want.
  • Comments: Canon Divergence, in which Daenerys was one of the allies assisting Jon in the Battle of the Bastards, arriving in Westeros as an ally and not a conqueror. Well, she's still a conqueror, but at the same time, also an ally.

I Am A Man On Fire, You A Violent Desire by ashleyfanfic

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: M
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen, Talisa Maegyr/Robb Stark, Grey Worm/Missandei, Daenerys Targaryen/Daario Naharis (past)
  • Synopsis: “I am not a foreign whore out to rule the men of this world with my beauty,” she snapped at her Hand, turning to look at him, and tilted her head. “I want them to respect me because I am what’s best for the people. That is not a difficult concept to grasp.” She took a deep and calming breath, mulling over what Tyrion had said. “But...what you’re saying does have some merit. If I could convince him that I’m a good queen, a good ruler who cares for my people, without him being distracted by my beauty, then that could only help to sway his brother, right?”
  • Comments: Canon Divergence, where Robb Stark is still King in the North, and Jon Snow became a hostage-slash-King Consort of the Dragon Queen, oh, and there's still the impending Long Night to look forward to.

Dangerous Womanby ashleyfanfic

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: M (so much)
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark/Gendry Waters, Robb Stark/Margaery Tyrell, Podrick Payne/Sansa Stark, Tormund Giantsbane/Brienne of Tarth, Catelyn Stark/Ned Stark
  • Synopsis: Jon Snow is an indie guitarist of the band "The Night's Watch". Daenerys Targaryen is THE Pop Princess. Meeting at a music festival leads to new avenues.
  • Comments: Modern setting, with a lot less doom and terror, more fluff (and smut for the more mature audience). R+L =/= J Legends of Winter's Peak]] by justwanderingneverlost and ashleyfanfic

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Hiatus
  • Rating: M (for violence, mentions of abuse, death, violence, and violence, and lots of smut)
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark/Gendry Waters, Robb Stark/Margaery Tyrell
  • Synopsis: Down on their luck, the Starks of Winter's Peak run a bootlegging business in the Appalachian mountains to keep their family afloat. Complications soon arise from unexpected visitors as old and new loves come into their lives and the town of Winterfell is forever changed as legends are born.
  • Comments: Modern setting. Ranchers and farmers, mafias (though they don't appear that quickly), Dany Storm, the new 'marm' of the schoolhouse, Jon Snow, bootlegger and war hero, Margaery Tyrell,whose marital status is a spoiler, Robb Stark, fellow bootlegger and war hero, so on and so forth. Note that its after a war (which war remains a spoiler), so there will be certain time-period perspectives of lives and the roles of men and women in said particular period. R+L =/= J

An Empire of Fire and Ice by Longclaw_1_6

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Complete
  • Rating: M (for violence, mentions of abuse, death, violence, and violence, and lots of smut)
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark/Gendry Waters, Robb Stark/Margaery Tyrell, Podrick Payne/Sansa Stark, Grey Worm/Missandei, Bronn/Tyene Sand
  • Synopsis: A simple twist of fate. When impending famine threatens one of the northern houses, Ned Stark's honor and duty compels him to wade right in the middle of it. Taking Jon with him, the two journey to Pentos, where their paths cross with a young Daenerys Targaryen. Sparks fly and destiny is fulfilled, an entire story of Ice and Fire rewritten. Jonx Dany starting in Season 1.
  • Comments: Love the war chapters, the fighting and battles are drawn-out (description and chapter-wise) and highly detailed, the personalities are well-done, and though there are times where it might turn out to be somewhat self-indulgent, it's still a good story and I would recommend it for readers who adores such fics.

Love Again by wolfmaid

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Complete
  • Rating: M
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen, Robb Stark/Margaery Tyrell, Grey Worm/Missandei
  • Synopsis: After a devastating accident, Jon and Daenerys must pick up the pieces of their lives and learn to love again.
  • Comments: Modern setting, amnesiac Daenerys and her broody but handsome fiancee, a child social worker, Jon Snow. R+L =/= J

I Hear The Bells [ringing joyless and triumphant] by SarahRoseSerena

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: M
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen (eventually), Grey Worm/Missandei, Oberyn Martell/Ellaria Sand
  • Synopsis: What if you could do it all again? Pass through the looking glass darkly, all your gravest sins unraveling, and learn to light the darkness in your soul. What if the Mother of Dragons could learn to resist the siren song of fire and blood? What if she could find balance between the dragon and the woman? And what of the pack? Is there no middle ground to be met from a dragon among wolves, but the right path to be forged of a lone wolf finding home with dragons?

Everyone dies. And then they live again. Yet can the bells ever be unrung?

After the hell they all found themselves in, Dany returns to the crux of her crossroads and makes a different decision. Back to Essos, back to liberation, back to the ones who truly loved her. She learns to plant trees. She learns to build families and trust friends. She learns to love, widely, freely, safely. She heals. She hopes. And she continues the fight against all those that seek to conquer her and her coveted children.

Eventually, she even finds a new path forward with her soulmate, raising a stronger foundation out of the ashes of their ruined love.

  • Comments: Time-Travel, where Dany never set foot in Westeros, remembers everything about her past-life, where Drogon set the entire world on fire after Dany's death and Bran redid the timestream - and oops Dany remembered more than she should. Lots of Angst, lots and lots of angst, but more of Dany believing in herself and becoming the Empress of Essos and better known as the Kingmaker to the Westerosi (a lie, since she make more Queens than Kings).

House Proud by laiqualaurelote

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: T - so far
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen
  • Synopsis: "Winter is coming," said Jon Snow. "We need to think about fixing the heating. Oh, and the bill for the Internet’s here. It’s your turn, I got last month’s."

"Christ, you don’t have to go on," said Tyrion. "A Lannister always pays his debts."

  • Comments: Modern setting in university/college. Two words. Comedy Gold. In which the author makes the characters repeat their House words in the most mundane way possible, makes a story out of it, and came across comedy gold. This reader could not stop laughing. R+L =/= J

Shadows by KiyaSama

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Complete
  • Rating: M (for mentions of past rape and incest, angst and smut)
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow/Others, Gendry/Arya - Relationship
  • Synopsis: Under Cersei Lannister’s wings, Jon Snow has become one of the highest paid male escorts in The Night’s Watch; rival only to her brother, Jaime Lannister. Now able to provide a stable life for himself and his sister, Arya, Jon has the world at his fingertips. However, the tables are turned when he is given a client who refuses to speak or be seen. Who is she? And how is he to break down the walls to fulfill her desires without losing himself?
  • Comments: Modern setting based in Westeros, honestly the synopsis explains everything. R+L =/= J

Eye of the Stormby KiyaSama

  • Recommended by Asphaleios-III
  • Status: Complete
  • Rating: M (for mentions of past rape and incest, angst and smut)
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen, Missandei (A So Ia F)/Daenerys Targaryen (non-romantic, and before Jon makes an appearance), Grey Worm/Missandei, Sam/Gilly - Relationship, Jon/Ros, Cersei Lannister/Jaime Lannister, Oberyn Martell/Ellaria Sand
  • Synopsis: Her silence is unnerving, yet Jon Snow realizes the mysterious tenant in Apt 1803, just might be his ticket to getting out of the cesspool that is King's Landing....
...if she doesn't kill him first.

However, to help her gain control of the Seven Kingdoms, he finds himself drawn into a world of sin, decadence, and inevitable danger where falling in love is never an option and all is never as it seems.

  • Comments: Modern Westeros, where Daenerys is still seeking to regain the Seven Kingdoms. R+L = J

A Ballad of the Dragon and She Wolf by Weirwood_Bonsai

  • Recommended by Skagit
  • Status: Ongoing, updated multiple times a week
  • Rating: Explicit (strong language in almost every chapter, gory battle scenes, VERY explicit sex)
  • Pairings: Jon Snow / Daenerys Targaryen, Sam / Gilly, Yara Greyjoy / Ellaria Sand, Missandei / Grey Worm, Tormund / Maege Mormont (in a flashback)
  • Synospis: The Wall has fallen and the Army of Dead has invaded the North. Jon Snow must unite the realms of Men against the Night King. His tomboy sister Arya and glamorous lover Daenerys form an unlikely bond that will alter the course of history. Meanwhile in the South, Queen Cersei is contintuing on her reign of terror and has employed the Known World's greatest mercenary company to defend her interests (don't worry, they have elephants). Jon, Arya, Daenerys, and their allies must defeat the Night King and Mad Queen by any means necessary. In this alternate Game of Thrones the timeline diverges from the final season and deviates increasingly as the story goes on.
  • Comments: This fic does a really good job with the Jonerys ship, they have great chemistry. Another intersting thing is while it takes place mostly within the show's continuity (everything up to season 7 happned), there are lots of books elements like characters taken out of the show and a ton of obscure lore.

    Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the characters.
Austenland by Imagine A Great Adventure
  • Recommended by VanillaOrchid95
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Brienne of Tarth/Jaime Lannister, Sansa Stark/Podrick Payne
  • Synopsis: Sansa Stark is rich, bored, and desperate for her own Mr. Darcy - an almost disastrous combination that leads her to buy a trip to Austenland - the resort where you get to practically live as if it was 1814 and find your own Austen happily ever after! When she finally gets her much poorer (and about twice as Austen obsessed) friend Brienne Tarth to agree to go with her, they both find that the land of Jane Austen is not exactly what they expect.
  • Comments: This fic is an absolute delight. The author does a fantastic job of keeping everyone in character and somehow stops this story from being so completely cheesy. There is a lot of humor and a lot of nice friendship moments between Sansa and Brienne.

The Covering Sky by Rellie

  • Recommended by Dell Max
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Jaime Lannister/Brienne of Tarth
  • Synopsis: Alternate Universe from episode 3x07 in which Brienne becomes the reluctant guest of the Lannisters
  • Comments: Enjoyable fic which despite some rather ridiculous situations keeps everyone thoroughly in character (One of the best Lord Tywins I've read in fanfic), what the Jaime/Brienne fans probably wish season 4 would be like.

Empathy & Apathy by FortinbrasFTW

Frozen Fire by rainonmonday

  • Recommended by qazwsx
  • Status: Dead; last updated November 2017
  • Pairings: Daenerys Targaryen and Robb Stark
  • Synopsis: Eddard Stark offered her a deal. Safe return to the Seven Kingdoms but in exchange she would need to marry his son, to keep her under watch instead of killing her like Robert wanted. She accepted because she believed she could work on her plans from within. She could turn the Young Wolf in her ally. But she wasn't expecting Robb Stark not to be like the men she knew.

I Fear No Fate (For You Are My Fate, My Sweet) by lit_chick08

  • Recommended by cywscross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Myrcella Baratheon always knew she would be married to a man for a political alliance. What she did not know was that she was going to be left in the North at 8-years-old to one day become the wife of Robb Stark and just how much it would change her life.
  • Pairings: Myrcella Baratheon/Robb Stark, Joffrey Baratheon/Margaery Tyrell, Gendry/Arya Stark, Catelyn Stark/Ned Stark, Bran Stark/Meera Reed, Robb Stark/Jeyne Westerling, Cersei Lannister/Jaime Lannister, Jon Snow/Daenerys Targaryen
  • Tags: Sexual Abuse, Sibling Incest, Alternate Universe Fic

The Joinery by arbitrarily

  • Recommended by Lacey
    • Seconded by Zysek. The characterizations are spot on, especially Cersei's, and the narrative flow is perfectly measured. Pure unbridled brilliance.
  • Pairings: Ned Stark and Cersei Lannister
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In this alternate universe story, Ned takes the throne instead of Robert and marries Cersei.

Lady Stark, by Jpena

  • Recommended By: Roku Alhazared
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Instead of marrying Robert Baratheon and becoming Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, Cersei Lannister marries Eddard Stark and becomes the Lady of Winterfell.
  • Pairings: Ned Stark and Cersei Lannister
  • Rating: M (sex scenes, violence)
  • Comments: An interesting take on Cersei's life had she and Catelyn Tully traded places, with Cersei becoming the Lady of Winterfell. Has its own trope page here.

they tumble down by thimbleful

  • Recommended by Angelofthe Morning
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Jon Snow/Sansa Stark, Arya Stark/Gendry Waters, Jaime Lannister/Brienne of Tarth (hinted)
  • Synopsis: When Sansa suggests it's time for her and Jon to marry, she means they should make marriage alliances with the other Northern houses. Jon, though, assumes she means they should marry each other. A post s7 story where Jon and Sansa struggle to navigate their new political landscape while suppressing their feelings for one another, Arya does everything in her power to protect her pack, and Bran and Sam try to figure out how to kill the Night King.

Out of Spiritus Mundi by Marketchippie

  • Recommended by wolfpuppy.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Cersei/Jamie, Stannis/Melisandre, Renly/Loras, though they are not the entire focus.
  • Synopsis: A Western Gothic AU using tarot cards as section breaks. Messianism and legacy and the beginning of what'll someday be a tall tale in the chronicle of Baratheon, WV. It starts with three brothers this time, and the cards are already on the table, waiting to be read.
  • Comments: This fix is amazing, both as an AU and its own story. It needs to be read.

Phoenix by MK3A2

  • Recommended By: Silver Wizard
  • Pairings: Stannis Baratheon/Original Character
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: After Stannis' defeat at the Battle of the Blackwater, a mysterious woman from Yi Ti, named Lo Jun, shows up on Dragonstone, claiming to be a historian. Despite his initial misgivings towards her, Stannis has no idea how much of an impact she will come to have on his life.
  • Comments: Brilliantly written. Lo Jun makes for a fascinating and believable OC, serving as an unstoppable force to the immovable object that is Stannis. And Stannis himself is kept in-character throughout the story, while also undergoing some vital character development. Very highly recommended.

A Time For Wolves by Samwell Stark

  • Recommended By: Silver Wizard
  • Pairings: Robb Stark/Margaery Tyrell, also Jon Stark/Arianne Martell, Sansa Stark/Willas Tyrell, Arya Stark/Gendry Baratheon
  • Status: Part 1 complete, Part 2 dormant (last updated May 2019).
  • Synopsis: In a world where Robb Stark parleyed with Renly Baratheon instead of his mother. He meets a beautiful flower of Highgarden and is met with a series of events that drastically changes his destiny from what it was meant to be. Robb Stark is a more avid player of the Game of Thrones, thanks in a large part to Margaery Tyrell's influence.

The Young Stag by Kornerbrandon

  • Recommended by Termin8r
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Arya Stark/Steffon Baratheon (OC)
  • Rating: M
  • Synopsis: Steffon Baratheon, true born son of Robert and Cersei Baratheon, is the odd child out. His black hair and blue eyes mark him out among his siblings. Upon arriving at Winterfell, Steffon is shocked to learn he has become betrothed to the feisty, yet intriguing, Arya Stark. As the Seven Kingdoms spiral into chaos, Steffon is forced to become a leader.
  • Comments: A fanfic following a legitimate son of Robert Baratheon and Cersei. Steffon is a very intriguing and likable protagonist with a good balance of strengths and weaknesses. The romance between him and Arya is also very engaging, and the story combines elements from the tv show, the books, and the Telltale video game.

A Bloom in Winter by MaryEvH and Anne-Lilian

  • Recommended by: Silver Wizard
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Margaery Tyrell/Jon Snow
  • Synopsis: King Joffrey Baratheon has been poisoned at his own wedding. Fearing that her granddaughter will be framed, Lady Olenna sends her far north, to Bear Island. Margaery ends up forced to make her way to the Wall in order to survive, but that cold place has its own dangers.

For Fear Tonight Is All by Silberias

  • Recommended by: Angel Black
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Tyrion knew, as he gazed up at the dark skinned Martell man that this was perhaps his only chance to spirit Sansa out of King's Landing and away from his father's greedy fingers. Tywin Lannister would have married the girl himself if he felt he could have gotten away with it, and so Tyrion knew his own marriage was no protection to Ned Stark's daughter whatsoever. "Invite her, demand her, steal her—whatever you choose, Prince Oberyn, choose it soon. Else my lady wife shall break into more pieces than the stars." In which Prince Oberyn wins his battle with the mountain and then marries Sansa Stark, Sansa goes to live in Dorne with her new husband who turns out to be the best one yet.
  • Pairing(s): Oberyn Martell/Sansa Stark
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail, Shipping
  • Comments: It's a long fic, so far there's been 98 chapters and it's not finished yet, still it is absoluteley worth it; even though it's a shipping fic, the romance element doesn't become the centerpiece of the fic, it cares deeply about the plot. It's fasinating and really digs into the alternative storyline it created just by changing a little thing.

Rose Fangs and Wolf Thorns by[4]

  • Recommended by: CC Bastian
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "'Valar morgulis,' they say," Margaery murmured. "But we are not men, my Sansa. And we are survivors." Margaery marries Joffrey, and becomes Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Sansa remains.
  • Pairing(s): Sansa Stark/Margaery Tyrell, Joffrey Baratheon/Margaery Tyrell

My Father's Son by Longclaw 1-6

  • Recommended by: Naru Hina Fan
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Elia Martell/Lyanna Stark/Rhaegar Targaryen
  • Synopsis: Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen is living a lie. Lying to the world about his father's fitness to rule. Lying to his family over his desires. Lying to himself of what he truly wants. But as his father descends into the ever increasing grip of madness, Rhaegar is looped into a scheme. Forced to marry the daughter of Lord Stark of Winterfell. A Nightmare soon becomes a dream as Lyanna Stark comes into his life, not only bringing love and warmth to the once brooding Prince, but breathing new life into his strained relationship with his wife Princess Elia Martell. Becoming the three heads of the dragon as told by prophecy. But such happiness is fleeting, and soon the Prince will be forced to confront the lies he has told himself from the very beginning.
For both Lyanna and Elia fans.

    Crossover Fics 
Stories that combine elements of more than one established series.

The Black Prince by cxjenious.

  • Recommended by Meimay, Ragnar The Semi Green
  • Status: Dormant (last updated in January 2019)
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter.
  • Synopsis: He remembers being Harry Potter. He dreams of it. He dreams of the Great Other too, a beast borne of ice and death with eyes red as blood and an army of cold dead things. He is the second son of the king, a spare, but his fortunes change when secrets rather left in the dark come to light, and Westeros is torn asunder by treachery and ambition. Winter is coming, but magic is might.
  • Comments: The best crossover of Harry Potter/Game of Thrones you can find on Great characterizations, good writing (sometimes there are still some misspelling but nothing too major) and a great potential, this fic is a must read.
  • Has a Trope page.

''Fury and Flame

  • Recommended by EmperorMax2019
  • Crossover With: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Stannis/Azula
  • Synopsis: The 'Butcher of Shipbreaker Bay' arrived in the dead of night, during the war of the Usurper. Lifting the siege of Storm's End, and sinking the Redwyne fleet, were her first actions in this brave new world. For Azula Baratheon, they would not be the last. She played, the Game of Thrones, to win...
  • Comments: Putting Princess Azula in the middle of the cutthroat scheming and politics of King's Landing is an idea that works so well it's amazing that more fics haven't been written with this premise. The author bounces back and forth across the timeline between Azula's arrival at the tail end of Robert's rebellion and the main timeline of the novels. Azula's presence causes drastic changes in the way events in Westeros unfold, and it is beautiful to see.

A Game of Thrones: The House of Wayne by Occams Chainsaw 15

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Batman
  • Synopsis: While the lords of Westoros battle for the crown, the last living member of the House of Wayne wages his own war in the shadows. Told from the perspectives of characters as it is in the books. Current characters are: Bruce, Alfred, Gordon, Dick, Selina, Harvey Dent, and the Joker.
  • Comments: One of the best crossovers I ever read, the author perfectly fuse the Batman mythos in the Game of Thrones world.

Game of Touhou[5] by Duwee Davis II and Festasim

  • Recommended by RN 452, Feng Lengshun
  • Status: Complete.
  • Crossover with: Touhou
  • Synopsis: The Touhou cast as one has never seen them before. Honor and justice, peace and prosperity, freedom and glory, chaos and strife, and a mere reunion with a lost sister... all these ambitions and more lie in the land of Noros. However, the only way to make these ambitions reality is to play the Game. The Game of Deceit, Treachery, and most of all, the Game of Thrones.
    • Also available in comic format, first page here. It also has extensive side-material, detailing the traits of all factions, a map of the continent, among others.
    • An amazing story, with a high amount of tension that makes you want to just keep reading it and hope it update fast. Fortunately, it does. Although there are certain canon characters that are deliberately made to be different, it has used all of them very nicely. Though there are OCs, all of them are interesting, which is quite an achievement. Very much recommendable. — Feng Lengshun

Hadrian Lannister Lion of the Rock by Sage 1988

  • Recommended by Troper/mangamanic
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Reborn as the eldest son of Tywin Lannister, Hadrian must shoulder the responsibilities of being heir to Casterly Rock and play the game of thrones. As war takes hold will he rise to win the game or will he be crushed by the factions all around him. Rated M to be safe.
    • Not exactly a high quality story. Hadrian is a first degree Marty Stu who is always successful in any task he goes for, with few to none setbacks in any of his plans. Rhaegar (who apparently was one of Hadrian's best friends) is leather-pantsed to a ridiculous degree, with him and Lyanna being in true love with each other and Elia fully in on the plan to get the Prince Who Was Promised, while Robert gets the Ron the Death Eater treatment. Even though it is repeatedly indicated that Jon has the Stark looks, Hadrian barely requires a few seconds before realising he is Rhaegar's son, and only needs a short conversation with Ned to convince him to join a conspiracy to put Jon on the Iron Throne. Oh, and Catelyn Stark undergoes another Ron the Death Eater process, turning her into a hateful, shrieking bitch that actually is more similar to Cersei Lannister than her canon self.

Joffrey from Game of Thrones replaced with Octavian from Rome by Hotpoint

  • Recommended by Mr Terrorist, tpyrene
  • Crossover with Rome
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "Basically it's a tale of what the mind of the mildly sociopathic boy genius Octavian from HBO's Rome gets up to in the body of the violently psychopathic boy imbecile Joffrey from HBO's Game of Thrones."
  • Comments: An interesting fanfic where Octavian from HBO's Rome ends up in the body of Joffrey before the first season. As a result of this, the new Joffrey (who fans nickname as [JOctavian]) is much nicer and smarter than the original Joffrey, which earns him the support and respect of the Starks who not only approve of his engagement with Sansa but also since the order to assassinate Bran never happened due to the original Joffrey's actions, the animosity between the Starks and Lannisters never happened which leads to both families to work together to help Joffrey rule Westeros.

Hear Me Roar: The Lannisters in the War of the Ring by willywalkerstrikesagain

  • Recommended By: Silver Wizard, Read-Dead-Redeemer
  • Status: Dead; last updated September 2016
  • Crossover with: The Lord of the Rings
  • Pairings: Cerenna Lannister/Éomer, maybe Cersei/Faramir and possibly Jaime/Éowyn
  • Synopsis: A magical event brings the Westerlands and it's rulers House Lannister to Middle-earth just before the War of the Ring. Will the Lannisters find what little good is in their hearts or will they be corrupted into darkness and doom the world of men?
  • Comments: Possibly the best GOT/LOTR crossover story I've ever read. A must read for any fan of both franchises. Has its own trope page here.

The House of Elendil by EricDal

  • Recommended by MrTerrorist, Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: The Lord of the Rings
  • Synopsis: Across the Sunset Sea, they come. Nine ships and three lords and one white tree. Elendil the Tall and his people have come out of the fall of Numenor to the shores of Westeros, and now they join the Game of Thrones. They must win or die.
  • Comments: A unique crossover between Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings.

Of Kings, Draugr, and Dragons by DoctorEagle

  • Recommended by Manga Manic
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: The Elder Scrolls
  • Synopsis: The Dragonborn, Mjoll, and an assassin from the Dark Brotherhood travel to Westeros after learning that Paarthurnax senses two forces at work. Not only is a large army of ice draugr approaching, but new dragon life has also emerged. The adventurers must enter a foreign land to find out what is happening, stop the draugr, and find the dragons before they become wild and dangerous.

Red Rose of Winterfell by Warmachine375

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with RWBY
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "In the outskirts of Winterfell, a young woman wearing red of cloak and carrying a scythe leaving a trail of roses in the winter that is coming soon.."
  • Comments: This is an older, experienced Ruby Rose who has lost her naivete but not her heroism who lands in Westeros and starts changing up the Game of Thrones.

The River is everywhere. by SecondStarOnTheLeft

  • Recommended by aoifemoran
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with Garth Nix's Old Kingdom trilogy.
  • Pairings: Catelyn Stark/Ned Stark, Lyanna Stark/Rhaegar Targaryen, Elia Martell/Rhaegar Targaryen
  • Synopsis: An Old Kingdom AU that follows Sansa as she tries to figure out her place in the world of Wallmakers, Abhorsens and Free Magic.
  • Comments: For those unfamiliar with the Old Kingdom setting of the story, the author provides a guide, so no former knowledge is necessary. For those who have read Nix's series, the fic stems logically from Nix's canon, with mentions of his original characters. It is well-written, though not regularly updated - the last wait was a few months long, but worth it.

Son of the Seven Kingdoms (Son Of The Seven Kingdoms) by RantingRyuu728

  • Recommended by Manga Manic
  • Status: Dormant (last updated January 2017)
  • Crossover with: The Elder Scrolls
  • Synopsis: William Baratheon is the second son of Robert and Cersei. How will the only legitimate child of the king affect the game of thrones? Will he have the strength to protect the home he's come to love? OC x Arya, Crossover with Elder Scrolls.

A Song of Metal and Marvels by Mr Chaos

  • Book One:A Man of Iron. Book Two:A Crack of Thunder
  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: A Man of Iron: Complete. A Crack of Thunder: Complete.
  • Crossover with: Iron Man for book one. Marvel Universe for all other books.
  • Synopsis: Antony 'Tony' Stark is the arrogant cousin of Ned Stark whose made his fortune crafting fine weapons for the lords of Westeros. Tony leads a joyful life, doing what he pleases and leaving the politics of the realm to others. But when a violent attack nearly ends his life, Tony decides to take action and creates a hero for the people to rally around... a knight known as Iron Man.
  • Note: Other Marvel characters appear in later chapters, starting with Wolverine as a Dothraki bodyguard.
  • Comment: Less crossover and more fusion fic, the story imagines a world where Westeros is filled with familiar Marvel characters and how this would alter the story. Those thinking it will simply be a retelling of Game of Thrones are in for a surprise when events begin to quickly diverge, including Tony legitimizing Jon Snow and making him his heir while Tyrion takes Sam as his squire, thus eliminating the Wall plot for much of the first book, Arya apparently being scouted by the Brotherhood of Mutants, and the Mountain suffering two defeats at Iron Man's hand. The author has promised that by Book 2, entitled A Crack of Thunder that events will be radically different with a much altered War of the Five Kings.

A Spartan in Westeros by Agailius

  • Recommended by Mr Terrorist Waltz Burg Nacht
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: Game of Thrones/Halo
  • Synopsis: When the Forward Unto Dawn lands in the North, it sets the stage for untold repercussions which will ripple throughout the whole of Westeroes. With civil war threatening to tear the land apart, and an entirely more dire threat arising beyond the Wall, John and Cortana take it upon themselves to again protect the whole of mankind-from both humanity's demons... and those beyond.
  • Comments: Ever wonder what would happen if Master Chief and Cortana were in the world of Game of Thrones? Then look no further than with this excellent fanfic where the Chief and Cortana interact with the citizens of Westeros.

A Throne Nobody Wants (A Throne Nobody Wants) by Vahn

  • Recommened by ramber
  • Status: Dead; last updated January 2017
  • Crossover with: Fate/stay night
  • Synopsis: A humorous take on what happen if FSN Mordred, Shirou and Arturia ends up in Westeros after their deaths at certain points in their lives. Featuring a Gender Bent Shirou and Arturia.
  • Comments: "What happens when a different person is appointed in one of the major roles. Crack."
    • Although the author still has some spelling mistakes the overall plot is dynamic. Mordred doesn't let being a girl faze him, he's the Warrior Queen and antihero. while Arthuria or Arthur is Noble Exiled Prince empathize on NOBLE. But my favourite was definitely Shirou, who although more flawed and weak between the two still keeps his core of heroism. Although currently he's more Goddess of the Hearth, I get the feeling there more in store for him. winks ;D

The White Wolf of Westeros by DrakeCross

  • Recommended By: Queszcarza_Algazy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: The Witcher
  • Has its own trope page:The White Wolf of Westeros
  • Synopsis: The Wild Hunt is defeated and Ciri steps beyond to face the source of the White Frost. However something goes wrong and Geralt risks himself as he follows her, ending up in the land of Westeros. Dealing with new intrigue and politics, he will have to decide who he can trust while trying to save his adopted daughter...along with the lives of both worlds!

The Imperial Invasion of Westeros by Darth Lego Master

  • Recommended by: Silver Wizard
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2018
  • Crossover with: Star Wars
  • Synopsis: Winter is coming... And it doesn't come from beyond the Wall, but from beyond the stars. The Galactic Empire has come for Westeros and its people: will they bend the knee or rise up to resist these new players?

The Dragon Has Three Heads by Lunasmeow

  • Recommended By: Duesal Bladesinger
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Lovecraft
  • Synopsis: The Dragon Has Three Heads is a roleplaying quest where the players play as House Targaryen in an age of awakening magic. In a changing world, the goal is to claim dominion and push back the darkness of the encroaching horrors. All legends are real, and that's not a good thing.
    • The quest is hard but fair. Stupidity is punished ruthlessly, but quick thinking can lead to great rewards.

A Song of Fire and Rightousness by Lord Maximus

  • Recommended by Zim Fan 89
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Samurai Jack
  • Synopsis: For centuries the Black Forest has been a growing threat to the North and the people of Winterfell. In an effort to destroy the evil Ned Stark journeys to the centers with an arrow containing a poison that will hopefully destroy the evil. Little does Ned Stark know, his actions will forever alter the events of the world and the Game of Thrones.

A Song of Ice and Fire Through Time by Arch Psion

  • Recommended by Zim Fan 89
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2018
  • Crossover with: Samurai Jack
  • Synopsis: The song has been changed, corrupted, reshaped. A great evil chokes the past, present and future of Westeros, but a new symphony will be sung to bring it to an end, one that shall reach across eons. Rating may change in future.

Westeros: Shadow Beyond the Wall by ArchPsion

  • Recommended by Zim Fan 89
  • Crossover with: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The blood of kings holds a great power within. The Others know this. They did not know just what power Jon Snow's held when it was spilt by his own brothers, accomplishing through blind idiocy what was attempted long ago. Winter is coming, carrying death with it.

Dragons Destiny by Vaelerys Targaryen

  • Recommended by: Naru Hina Fan
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Daenerys Targaryen/Jon Snow
  • Crossover with: The Elder Scrolls
  • Synopsis: Fed up with the fighting & bloodshed, Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen decide to abdicate their claims & leave Westeros to live their lives together in peace. They travel to a new land, filled with new people, & unfortunately, new conflicts & enemies. While in this new land, they discover a new truth about themselves, as they realize their true destiny beyond being rulers.

Game of Thrones and the Heroes of Old by ranma71016

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Robert's Court by AJNolte

  • Recommended by Milarqui
  • Status: Cancelled. Being rebooted by 0100010; Discussion thread here, story thread here.
  • Pairings: Mike!Edmure Tully/Carolyn!Myranda Royce, Ned/Catelyn, Brynden Tully/Roslyn Frey, Jon Snow/Mya Stone, Arya/Gendry?, Bran/Myrcella
  • Synopsis: an American engineer called Michael Killian awakes after a night drinking binge in the body (and mind) of Edmure Tully, heir to Riverrun. Using his extensive engineering (and scientific) knowledge, Mike begins to work in making life for the people of Westeros easier, by bringing new innovations like better agricultural equipment or the printing press. He soon discovers the existence of a second American, Carolyn Johnson, a nurse who has become Myranda Royce and has started to build up her own trade ventures and her modern medicine knowledge to become one of the most important women in the Seven Kingdoms. Between the two of them, they begin to work on helping the Seven Kingdoms modernize for whatever may happen in the future, but they do not know that the future may happen much sooner than they expected...
    • While there are parts of the premise that are somewhat tough to believe - how fast Mike introduces firearms to his army, for example - it is quite the interesting work. If anything, the worst thing that this can be accused of is that updates were not chronologically organized, and Retcons were applied to fit readers' suggestions or other ideas. Still, it is well worth the time to read.

Sean Bean Saves Westeros by High Plains Drifter

  • Stories:
  • Recommended by Milarqui, Pyre Vulpimorph, chankljp, tpyrene
  • Status: Ongoing; "Book 1" and "Book 2" complete, "Book 3" ongoing.
  • Pairings: Sean/Catelyn, Robb/Roslin Frey, possibly Arya/Olyvar Frey.
  • Synopsis: after the last day of filming Ned Stark's scenes for Game of Thrones, Sean Bean receives a present: an armor to "protect" him in his next job. He goes on a drinking binge to say goodbye to the other people he has met at filming, and when he wakes up the next day, he does so in White Harbor the same day Ned Stark is killed. Sean Bean must then act in the role of his life as the real Ned Stark, not only to bring Ned Stark's family back together, but also to bring peace to Westeros before the Others appear and the Long Winter begins.
    • It is probably one of the most interesting ideas to ever be written in the field of A Song of Ice and Fire's ISOT stories. The fact that Sean must use his wits, what he has learned in a lifetime of acting and every bit of knowledge he remembers from the books (passing it off as things the Old Gods have told him) only adds to the awesomeness of the story. His actions also change many things, preventing problems that happened in the books and TV series from ever taking place - such as marrying Robb as soon as possible. His inner monologues about how different things are to when he did them in the series are also quite hilarious, such as when he mentally compares every person in Westeros to their actor or actress equivalents.
    • Also contains one of the most morbidly hilarious deaths Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish could ever suffer: stabbed by Sandor Clegane, who pisses into his mouth as he dies, just before he can escape King's Landing with Sansa.

Event Horizon - Book I: Autumn's Frontier by django

  • Event Horizon: Storm of Magic trope page.
  • Recommended by: mangamanic, Mei-may.
  • Status: Complete. Edited versions are posted on and AO3 by the author.
    • Prologue can be found here
  • 2154: a mega-corporation makes the discovery of the ages when they find three perfectly habitable planets in the Epsilon Eridani System. As it turns out, all three are already inhabited ... and by humans no less! Book 1 follows the adventures of The Company on just one of these three worlds - a world of swords and sorcery, of thrills and chills, of Ice and Fire ...
  • Comments; The first part of what will 'at least' be a trilogy, Django has said future installments will cross over more with 'Lord Of The Rings' and 'Warhammer Fantasy'.
    • Word of God says it is based on a mix of both the book and the show universes, along with a few other changes for the sake of the story
    • A very interesting story with a good plot and several important themes. In particular, it explores the morality of the actions of every faction (particularly those of the Earth humans towards the Westerosi, whom they regard as primitive and are consequently treated and regarded like colonial subjects). It also explores the many, many instances of Values Dissonance between a medieval society and a 22nd century spacefaring modern society, as well the sharp divide among the Westerosi caused by the arrival of a more advanced civilization between those who wish to modernize and those who wish to remain as they are, with compelling arguments on both sides. Overall, very well written and thought provoking.


King's Blood, by just a little rain

  • Recommended By: Silver Wizard
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lady Melisandre thought she knew how the story would play out, she thought she knew the mind of her god and the minds of men, but there was one thing she did not know… how much a father could love his daughter.
  • Comments: An alternate take on the ending of S5 E9, "Dance of the Dragons". Short but powerful.

Who Are You Really, by Cmyatt01

  • Recommended By: Naru Hina Fan
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Daenerys Targaryen/Jon Snow
  • Synopsis: It was supposed to be a simple school project for their seven-year-old daughter, Lyarra. All they had to do was make a simple family tree and write a paragraph about where her ancestors hailed from. They should have kept it simple. Instead, they took it as an opportunity to learn something about Jon they never knew. When they got results, so many things made perfect sense.
  • Comments: A interesting modern era story that is angsty and humorous at times. Dany and Jon both take the Ancestry DNA test to help their daughter with her school project. They get the surprise of their lives.

His Father's Eyes, by the-defenestration-of-smaug

  • Recommended By: Naru Hina Fan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if Jon resembled his father instead of his mother? This is a oneshot about what might have happened during King Robert's visit to Winterfell if Jon had looked like a Targaryen.
  • Comments: An interesting story where Jon looks like his father Rhaegar just in time for Robert's progress. Ned is questioned why Jon looks like a Targaryen, he seems able to handle the questioning well enough.



Game Of Throne 1995 Style by hunterlsanders

  • Synopsis: The author creates a fanvid about how the show would have looked like if it had aired in the 1990s, and the commentators write imaginary plots.
  • Recommended by: Lorialet

The Tale of the Three Baratheon Brothers by moonyandfox

  • Recommended by: Silver Wizard
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Synopsis: An interesting video about the three Baratheon brothers, done in the style of The Tale of the Three Brothers from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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