Fanfic Wednesday: “Not in This Land Alone” 


Not In This Land Alone by torakowalski

Word Count: 36,408
Pairing(s): Merlin/Arthur Pendragon, Merlin/Will, Gwen/Lancelot
Rating: T

Author’s Summary

Modern AU. When Merlin Emrys gets a summer job at Buckingham Palace, he doesn’t expect to even meet King Arthur, let alone become involved in protecting him from a plot to overthrow the monarchy.

My Thoughts

I read this one a while ago, but it’s stuck with me because it’s an exceptionally well-done modern AU. For Merthur fics, modern AUs are probably my favourite fics, mostly because I’m always intrigued to see how a writer takes the characters and adapts them to modern society.

I particularly enjoy how these two idiots dance around each other and pretend to annoy each other, when really, you can see the heart-eyes shining between them. Friggin cosmic love, I tell you.

Read if you’re a Merthur fan.

-The Collectress

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5 thoughts

      1. I love Modern AUs as well (362 Merlin Modern AU bookmarks at AO3 isn’t obsessive, right?) and the classics “Easy There” and “Drastically Redefining Protocol” are why I was pulled into this fandom. I recently read and enjoyed pendragons_dragonlord’s emotional “There’s a space reserved for you (but I’ve filled it up with all my stuff and I’m drowning in it – if you could pull me out, I’d very much appreciate it)” and skyreid’s “mama said do what you want, say prayers at night ” and supercalvin’s “The Wall of Arthur.” You could flip through my bookmarked Recs. I usually write why I like what I’ve bookmarked.

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