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Hamster. Gentleman adventurer. ([personal profile] benedict) wrote in [community profile] yuletide2017-09-13 06:02 pm

Praise! Your! Fandoms! Get others interested!

Hey, everyone! It's Praise Your Fandom time!

Get people into your canon! Tell them what's awesome about it!

Tell them where to find it!

Tell them ALL ABOUT IT!

Please use this format:

<b>Fandom/Canon Name:</b>
<b>What's awesome about it:</b>
<b>Where to find:</b>

Thank you and have a great yuletide!

(ALSO: Please feel free to ask for specific recs too! Like post a thread going 'hey I'm looking for canons with bisexual leads' or something!)
devilc: Jupiter in her wedding tiara with the word "imagine" (Default)

[personal profile] devilc 2017-09-14 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
Fandom: The Barrow
What's awesome about it:
If anybody remembers the Artesia comics of the early 2000s, this is a novel set in that world, which tells the story of Artesia's older brother, Stjepan Blackheart.

This is a dark (but not grim-dark crapsack world) and tropey fantasy novel where --

1) Our gay POC POV character lives. (He can get it up and perform for a woman, but all of his erotic thoughts are about men.)

2) Our gender non-conforming POV character lives.

3) A woman gets an epic revenge. EPIC.

4) The kind of guy who's usually the hero of a fantasy novel dies horribly by the end.

5) There's an awesome & prominent transwoman secondary character who wields a great deal of power and authority.

6) There is a lot of swinging dick. (Did I mention bi/gay POV character?)

7) Fuck or die ... in a grave. (Did I mention it's tropey? Kinky, too.)

8) There's a 300 page set up for a joke. ("That book is forbidden, Master ...")

9) And ... the quest for the magical missing sword goes completely off the rails in the best way possible.

ETA: There is incest in the book and it's presented as a troubling thing.

Where to find:
Official Website

The Barrow at Amazon

Blackguards Anthology at Amazon (contains a short story where the transwoman character shows up for a great scene.)

A post at my journal where I talk about my love for said transwoman, and quote an excerpt from the story in Blackguards.
Edited 2017-09-14 01:34 (UTC)
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[personal profile] aunt_zelda 2017-09-15 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
This sounds amazing and I've added it to my Goodreads list. Not sure if I'll get to it in time for Yuletide signups, but perhaps for treat writing!

Do I need to read the comics before the book?
devilc: Jupiter in her wedding tiara with the word "imagine" (Default)

[personal profile] devilc 2017-09-17 05:56 am (UTC)(link)
No, not really, as they're only tangentally connected and are set after the book.
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[personal profile] aunt_zelda 2017-09-17 06:42 am (UTC)(link)
Good to know! Thanks!
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[personal profile] kerithwyn 2017-09-20 03:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Love Artesia and didn't know about this. Thanks for the heads up, adding to never-ending list!
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[personal profile] burning_nightingale 2017-09-23 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm a few pages into this and I'm really enjoying it, thanks for the rec!!