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Invasion and Inscrutability by redletters
  • Recommended by pistachioinfernal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When the Raven King was six or seven, he was left in a small dark house in Faerie for about a year.
  • Tags: Rated teen an up, described as 'deliriously creepy'.

John Childermass's Last Employer by prodigy

  • Recommended by pistachioinfernal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: To the city of York, in the year of our Lord 1780, there came a young man who had fallen upon hard times.
  • Tags: While it's described as slash, it's very ambiguous, so rated general audiences.

The Blest Surprize by afrai

  • Recommended by pistachioinfernal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Of her experiences in Faerie Arabella Strange said little even to her dearest friends: but not because there was little to say. (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell book canon; crossover with Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series.)
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The King's Man by novembersmith

  • Recommended by pistachioinfernal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which John Childermass realizes the difference between myth and reality.
  • Comments: Or as one reader put it 'Post-canon story in which John Childermass discovers that the Raven King “really was damned annoying.” Because of course, he would be.'

The Shadow on the King's Roads by Quasar

  • Recommended by pistachioinfernal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The arrival of the Misses Enderwhild in London caused a great stir in Society, for they were to be chaperoned by Mrs Arabella Strange.

A Necklace of Broken Promises and Regrets by Kaesa

  • Recommended by pistachioinfernal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: While traveling in Faerie, Strange and Norrell encounter Henry Lascelles. He is half-conscious, ill, and murderous, and he has made a powerful enemy.
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  • Comments: If you thought Lascelles got off too easily in the books and wondered what Strange and Norrell did after they were trapped in the pillar of night, this is an excellent fic that explores just that.

Introduction to the Caribbean Books of Magic, Second Edition by Jennifer Oksana

  • Recommended by pistachioinfernal
  • Status: Complete
  • Seconded by rockgecko.
  • Synopsis: When the premiere admiral and the most notorious captain of the piratical age write books on the subject, English Magic must pay attention, must it not?

The Bearing of a Scholar by neveralarch

  • Recommended by pistachioinfernal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "A man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a gray one." —Dr. Samuel Johnson. Or: A very important fic about Childermass fighting with Drawlight and Lascelles over what waistcoat Mr. Norrell should wear to the ball.
  • Comments: Oh god help me, this is the funniest, most ridiculous, wonderfully written, perfectly in character fic. Childermass vs. Drawlight and Lascelles over something so very very trivial. It is perfection.


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