A quick round-up of exchange stories I received over the summer. I do recommend all of these stories and hope you'll click through to give these deserving authors the hit and a kudos. :-)
Not Prime TimeLike a Rock
- An alternate universe story about Grant Ward fitting into the team on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It's set in the early seasons, prior to the reveal that Ward was HYDRA, and deals with him questioning his own loyalties. I enjoyed this, because it's a sweet version of events that would have changed some major things in the series.fic_corner Sweetening the Loaves
- I hoped very much for a book-verse Little House on the Prairie
story, and this more than delivered. A sweet, introspective look at Caroline Ingalls, just as the family has begun to settle in De Smet. I really loved the author's take on Caroline and Charles' marriage, and her voices are all spot on. Highly recommend, especially as there is so little in this fandom.rarepairfest Time and Again
- A crossover between The Chronicles of Narnia
and The Lord of the Rings
. Young Boromir ends up in Narnia and meets the Pevensies, and over time he and Susan fall in love - but they are never together for very long, and there's a lot of angst and adventure in their path. It's a really lovely story and I just love the idea of Susan and Boromir together, especially the way this author makes it happen.genex Room to Grow
- Harry Potter
is a fandom where the gen possibilities are endless; this one knocks it out of the park. Neville, Ginny, and Luna, learning to deal with what happened to them at Hogwarts while Harry was off hunting horcruxes. It's set post-series, but pre-epilogue. I can't convey in words how much I love the way this author wrote Neville, in particular. He's perfect. This story is definitely worth a read.crossovering And Bide the Danger
by Anonymous - A Narnia/Harry Potter
crossover, answering the idea of Susan Pevensie existing in the wizarding world, and having an encounter with Amelia Bones. The author set this during Amelia's Magical Law Enforcement training, and there is a wonderfully on-target guest appearance, and some incredible world-building to root the reader in the Harry Potter
'verse. I loved all my stories this summer, but this one made me feel spoiled. It's very sophisticated writing and I applaud the author for working to fully bring to life both universes so seamlessly.