November 29: Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey and many others. As I said before, a very mixed bag but I think I’ve become more accustomed to fanfic in two and a half years because I could appreciate almost all the stories. Still no patience for the military one, though.
Also, lots of ordinary not-under-canon-author’s-auspices fanfic, because I’m reading a book I find hard to finish (but want to finish, if only to say things about it; it’s not actually bad but it has Issues). Some highlights:
Mae Owen yn hoffi pannas pinc (Owen likes pink parsnips) by Silky_Octopus. Yuletide 2021 story in the Duolingo Welsh Course fandom. It doesn’t end well for Owen (but somewhat better for the red dragon).
to translate a passion, to divide a sorrow by nnozomi. Another Yuletide 2021 story — goodness, didn’t I do a recommendations post? No, I didn’t (looked it up and I did promise but apparently didn’t get round to it). Anyway, this is Harriet Vane writing Shrewsbury College its very own murder mystery. Delightfully meta, and very Harriet.
In Every Life a Place of Peace by resolute. Yet another Yuletide 2021 story. Saint of Steel (White Rat) universe, a wonderful neurodivergent protagonist, an equally wonderful woman paladin, cameo appearance by Zale.