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Mongoose Lover

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.

Land Before Time: The Mysterious World by Threehorn

  • Recommended by Dialga
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A boy from England (circa 2097) gets caught up in an evil plot and ends up being teleported into the past. He meets the Gang (Only characters from the sequels appear). Together they must defeat this menace.
  • Comments: In one sentence: post-apocalyptic science fiction meets Land Before Time

Land Before Time: The Order of Leaf and Claw by AnthroLover

  • Recommended by dstar95
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2018
  • Synopsis: A world were sharpteeth and leaf eaters can live together in peace, side by side, as friends. This is a beautiful dream, and there are many who would like to live in a world like that, and make the world be this Paradise. However, there are some who don't like this dream, and who wish to stop it from ever happening. The ones who defend this dream, now must fight for it to come true.
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  • Comments: This is the fanfic where Fairy Tail meets The Land Before Time, as it has supernatural elements and magic in this story. Be warmed, as it has mild blood violenece here.

Battle of the Sacred Essences by Thunderblade

  • Recommended by Enterprise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A strange creature has invaded the Great Valley that claims to be from the future with a disturbing past. Littlefoot is intrigued by it but he is have some bizarre dreams of his own.
  • Comments: Battle of the Sacred Essences is a 428-page long fanfic that is quite simply one of the greatest crossovers out there. Its sequel was also quickly becoming a hit, but has unfortunately become a dead fic since (last update was in 2013).

Out of the Shadows by Dark Hououmon

  • Recommended by Dialga X
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When the mind of a single individual is corrupted by a twisted fiend, a series of bizarre events unfold that no one could stop.
  • Comments: A note of caution, this story is rated R for a reason. It's intensely violent and very bloody. Oh yeah, it takes place in a Crapsack World.
    • Seconded by Rejected One 123. This is certainly not a fanfic for those who are not mature enough for such content. That being said, Dark Hououmon incorporates excellent description in order to make the reader feel like that they are 'watching' the story play out before their eyes. Despite having some elements that certain LBT purists may find unappealing (such as magic, spiritualism, and a hint of slash) the story is not bogged down by such concepts. Rather, those concepts serve the overall plot and feel of the story quite well. This is certainly a must-read for anyone who is interested in LBT fanfictions.

Time of Great Need by karkovice.

  • Recommended by Ironic Mouse
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set many years after the movies' settings, Little Foot and the gang have grown up. Grandpa Longneck has long since passed on, leaving Little Foot, or Lesik as he's called now, in charge of the Great Valley. The story kicks off with a now grown-up Chomper returning to the valley. Upon reuniting with his old friends, he explains that the Sharptooth lands are being ravaged by a devastating sickness. Little Foot and the gang resolve to help their old friend and depart for the Sharptooth lands.
  • Sequels
  • Tags: Expanded Universe, Interspecies Romance, Darker and Edgier
  • Pairings: Little Foot/Allie, Petrie/Ducky, Cera/OC, Chomper/OC, OC/OC
  • Comments: By this point, the whole Fantastic Racism in the franchise has been done to death, but karkovice somehow manages to make it feel fresh and new again. Much of the series focuses on Little Foot as he tries to be a fair leader in a changing world. In the first story, the dinosaurs of the Great Valley (and the readers as well) learn that the Sharpteeth are not a bunch of mindless, Chaotic Evil creatures. They have a culture, feelings, and families, just like the Leaf Eaters, and a lot of drama comes from the long held prejudices against Sharpteeth that permeate the valley. In the second, Cera develops PTSD, after the ordeal in the Sharpteeth lands, and must rely on her friends to help her cope. In the third, Ducky and Petrie become mates (followed by Cera's young cousin and Chomper's son in the fourth), and they must deal with the prejudice and hatred that follow. Occasionally, karkovice will launch into Purple Prose, but overall, the stories are well-written, and the characters are well-developed.
  • The above linka are all the "revised" versions. The original versions have disappeared.

The Land Before Time: the Return of Sharptooth by Red Eyes Black Dragon Master

  • Recommended by The Dark Trex
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin, the Sharptooth from the first movie comes back to get his revenge on Littlefoot and the gang for almost killing him. Doc takes Littlefoot to train him to fight, and Sharptooth takes Chomper in pursuit while teaching him how to be a vicious killer. Features character death and backstory. And Sharptooth happens to be the same one Doc fought as the Lone Dinosaur in the old legends.

A Sharptooth's Heart by Sora WTK

  • Recommended by Bluedramon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When a deadly instinct is manifested inside the body of a once carefree dinosaur of unknown origin, a velociraptor, blinded by anger, will stop at nothing to get revenge...
  • Comments: One of the best "Not all sharpteeth are bad" fanfics. This fanfic has its own page: A Sharptooth's Heart

A Sharptooth's Heart II by Sora WTK

  • Recommended by Bluedramon
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: One year after his previous adventure, Rex finds himself involved in a war for the fate of the Great Valley. And being part of the fight will answer Rex's question of who he really is and more...
  • Comments: The sequel to A Sharptooth's Heart, it continues one year after the end of the original.

Quest for the Energy Stones by Chronicler of the Great Valley

  • Recommended by nightelf37
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A crossover with BIONICLE. The villages of Mata Nui are brought to the Great Valley by an unknown force. When Makuta follows, it's up to the gang and their new friend Takua to find the Energy Stones to save the valley.

Quest for the Mask of Life by Chronicler of the Great Valley

  • Recommended by nightelf37
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Sequel to Quest for the Energy Stones. When Littlefoot and his friends end up in the Matoran universe, they find themselves caught in the middle as old and new friends must fight many new threats to save their universe.

Twilight Valley by Zarrelion

  • Recommended by Weirdowithcoffee
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A mysterious sharptooth seeks the mythical Stone of Cold Fire for his own evil desires. When that stone plunges into the Great Valley, he amasses his forces to seize it. Can Littlefoot and his friends stop him from plunging their home into total war?

The Land Before Time: The Times of Change by theblazinggecko

  • Recommended by Dino Mario Zilla
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis:This one's not a fanfic, but rather a webcomic made by a fan, that explores what will happen to the main characters when they become adults and how it will impact them emotionally.
  • Comments:Of many future fanworks in the fandom, this one truly stands out as a well-thought and done story that could totally work as a movie!!! It has a very Darker and Edgier and mature tone that is quite enjoyable and makes it very interesting.It doesn't have many chapters as of now but is quickly becoming a sensation.

Land Before Time Retold by Avatar Emerald

  • Recommended by Nintendoman 01
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A series of fics that adapt the film series, but with a twist: a human girl named Aylene ends up in the dinosaur world, and befriends Littlefoot and co., joining them on their adventures. Now has a tropes page.
  • Comments: Very well written. The addition of a Token Human to the gang makes this quite an interesting read.

The Seven Hunters by The Amazing Rhombus

  • Recommended by Dark Hououmon, OwlsCantRead
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A fateful wish causes horrific changes to our favorite seven dinosaurs. What will they do when they are forced to leave all they know behind and live an alien lifestyle in the mysterious beyond? What will they do when the hunted become the hunters? Follow Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie, Spike, Chomper, and Ruby in this dark story of death, revenge, redemption, and hope. Has a tropes page.
  • Comments: One of the best Land Before Time fanfics out there. The author takes the concept of the gang turning into sharpteeth and really fleshes it out. Minor characters such as the Rainbow Faces and Ruby's parents get plenty of attention and development. Redclaw is reworked into a serious villain whose presence would strike fear on a similiar level as the original Sharptooth, and his second-in-command, the sociopathic Calin, is even worse. The author's knowledge of biology, anatomy, psychology, and zoology help make the gang's transformation that much more believable. This is a well-written story that deserves to be read.

The Time Of The Great Growing by AllegroGiocoso

  • Recommended by: Thomasfan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Now teenagers, Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie and Spike find themselves on a new adventure in which they have to face deadly opponents, protect lives, and experience forbidden feelings that neither they nor anyone else imagined they would ever have.
  • Pairing(s): Little Foot/Cera, onesided Little Foot/Ali, Ducky/Pertie, Chomper/Ruby, Shorty/Ali, Spike/OC.
  • Comments: This person knows each of the characters inside and out. Even though this is rated T, it wasn't too dark for my taste. Anyone who wants a more Lighter and Softer fanfiction (at least compared to the one above) without going into Tastes Like Diabetes territory and people who like Interspecies Romance stories should give this a read. The OCs don't feel out of place either, and it tackles Chomper's 'growing up' problem in a way I feel would work if the Land Before Time franchise went in this direction. Overall, this is a fantastic story!

To Tread Upon Fields Afar by Nimbus01

  • Recommended by Spiritstrike
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2018
  • Synopsis: Brother and sister Fyn and Zaura, two Amargasaurs living near the Big Water journey into the Mysterious Beyond following an age-old trail left by their father- a trail that supposedly leads to the mythical Great Valley, where dinosaurs once lived in harmony. Their trek takes them through the very heart of the Beyond, where forces beyond their understanding have been at work for years. Together with Sol the lone Longclaw, left to fend for himself at an early age, and Rear the dishonored Fast Biter clinging onto the last shred of her honor, they must unravel the dark secrets plaguing the Beyond, and work to finish what their father started when he ventured to the Great Valley so many years ago.
  • Comments: An almost very underrated story that focuses on a pair of Amargasaurus siblings (also known as sailnecks), a naive Suchomimus (longclaw), and a dishonoured Utahraptor (fast biter) as they journey across the Mysterious Beyond to the mythical Great Valley to finish what the siblings' father started so long ago. The characters are very well thought of and the way how Rear explains to a confused Sol on sharptooth beliefs and death that makes you rethink that death is not always the end. With every chapter that's posted up, I always find myself enjoying it even more. It gives you the feeling of Darker and Edgier the more the story goes on and the further the journey goes on. Character growth is really good as well and I find myself connecting with them as they go through the perils of the Mysteious Beyond. I definitely recommend it.

Is It Right? by DiddyKF1

  • Recommended by: Maniago
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Immediately after discovering the Great Valley, Littlefoot ponders just how right or wrong it might have been to become friends with those that are "different."
  • Comments: Set right after the first movie, it follows the gang of five as they reveal to their parents that they formed friendships with dinosaurs of a different kind, and wish to keep it that way. Special mention for Cera standing up to her dad, as well as apologizing to Littlefoot for insulting the latter's mom, and Littlefoot being forced to question his late mother's remark that all Dinosaurs stick to their own kind.

The Lannd Before Time: CR's version by ChipmunkRaccoonOz

  • Recommended by: Tito Mosquito
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A retelling of the first movie.
  • Comments: It's a very good read, it also include elements and characters from the other movies and the TV series.

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