18 December 2011 @ 12:29 am
Saturday Night Recs - AU all the way, baby!  
I've been enjoying the Xmen FC fandom for a while now, and realized that I should probably start listing some of the stuff I've been reading (and some of the artwork as I have already)


♥ A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by Etharei
Charles, a miner from a poor village in the countryside, saves the life of Erik Lehnsherr, scion of a successful business family and the richest man on Eisen. Charles is a telepath and somewhat anxious about it, while Erik abstains from relationships because the lights flicker and doors open and electronics vibrate when he gets too excited.

Also features a long-suffering sister, a foul-mouthed bodyguard, and a best friend with a heart that is definitely not gold.

In which there are princes, spaceships, long journeys, and old secrets uncovered. (An AU sci-fi fairytale)

Because I'm such a sucker for romance, for stupid boys (it's one of those stories where you want to take one guy and hit the other with, for being so bloody oblivious) and I love sci-fi from the bottom of my heart.

@ AO3

♥ How To Be Co-Ruler Of Your Own Country Without Really Trying (series - 2 parts) by luchia
Summery of part 1 - Three kinds of learning
Erik intends to recruit Raven's supposedly amazing, all-powerful older brother. Instead, he finds himself dealing with Charles Xavier, a weak, tweed-addled professor who seems to think powers don't matter nearly as much as personality. Erik's misconceptions are blown apart when Raven goes missing.

Summary of part 2 - The Stuff National Anthems Are Made Of
Charles and Erik, unintentional co-rulers of the newly-formed Independent Sanctuary of Genosha, have a multi-national navy surrounding their island. Charles takes on the UN, leaving Erik to take on fatherhood and a brand new kind of responsibility, and together, they take on the first true enemy of Genosha.

Because both parts of the series made me snort coffee, snigger, go 'awwwww' and then start all over again with the snorting. And if a story can make me snort on purpose - then it's a keeper.

@ AO3 (series link)


⋄ Have you ever looked at a tiger? (mystique) by Cylin

Because I love the glint to her eyes and because I'm blown away by the dynamics and the details of the blue scales

@ LJ

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