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16th-Oct-2013 10:53 am Due South/Temeraire
Title: Partners In Exile by Luzula (G)
Pairing: None
Length: 20,168 words
Author on LJ: [personal profile] luzula
Author Website: Author's fic on AO3
Why this must be read:

(I'm sneaking this in for Crossover Day because it's still the 15th somewhere. *smiles disarmingly*)

I admit the premise of this story was my idea, and when Luzula expressed an interest in it I badgeredencouraged her to write it. Many of us, I'm sure, are already fans of Luzula's writing, her beautiful descriptions of environs, and the lovely way she balances Fraser's surface reticence and his emotional intensity beneath.

Luzula has done a great job of merging the two canons, with Dief as a half Arctic dragon who was Bob Fraser's partner by choice. He teams up with Benton to find Bob's killers, and they are aided and hindered along the way by dragons and humans. It's filled with delightful characters and loads of heart, as the two of them find a way to work with each other.

Partners In Exile
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16th-Feb-2012 12:25 am Carrying Dangerous Goods by novembersmith (NC-17)
Pairing: Brad Colbert/Ray Person, Brad Colbert/OFC, Ray Person/John Granby, Ray Person/OMC
Length: ~46000
Author on LJ: [ profile] novembersmith
Author Website: [ profile] novembersmith, AO3
Why this must be read:

It's the 15th - Crack Van Collision Day! From hereon in, we're going to be heading into AU territory. We're going to kick off with one of the best crossovers this fandom has - with Naomi Novik's Temeraire series.

A brief explanation of the Temeraire universe: the premise is that humanity has always co-existed with an intelligent species of dragons, who form strong bonds with individuals, their captains, and were an instrumental part of the British military during the Napoleonic Wars. There are some spoilers for Black Powder War, the third book in the series, in this fic. You don't have to know the universe - the fic is remarkably self-explanatory - but I'd be very surprised if you don't come out wanting to read the series.

The premise of this fic is that Brad and Ray grew up together as young aviators, aboard a dragon called Laetificat (yes, Temeraire fans should recognise her). Naturally, there is also a dragon - but I'm not going to spoil the surprise there! The characterisation of both the Generation Kill and Temeraire characters is fantastic: the GK boys are quite noticably themselves - despite being shoved into 19th Century Britain.The language is that of the 19th Century, but sufficiently well-handled to be easily accessible (a trait from the Temeraire series), but the voices still sound like the guys we know from Generation Kill. The entire ensemble is there, too; Nate, Rudy, Pappy, Poke, Walt, and the whole gang all make appearances of varying importance; Lawrence, Temeraire, Granby, Roland, and a whole host of other characters (both human and dragon) from the Temeraire universe are there too. They're all fantastically well-characterised, and everything is seamlessly integrated.

Another thing: the porn is fantastic. You may have already guessed this from my earlier [ profile] novembersmith rec.

Also: I wanted a smaller excerpt, but further on would spoil things and this section really can't be broken up without taking away at least a little of its charm.

Excerpt... )

Carrying Dangerous Goods
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15th-May-2008 11:44 am JEEVES & WOOSTER/TEMERAIRE/SAKI (G)
Title: Reginald on Draconic Emancipation by afrai
Pairing: none
Length: 2393 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] bravecows
Author Website:
Why this must be read:

It's a triple crossover with the world of Naomi Novik's Temeraire series and Saki's Reginald stories. Which makes it, quite possibly, the most awesome thing ever. I just...I have no words.

No, wait, I do. )

So where are Bertie and Jeeves in all this? Well, read it and find out.

Reginald on Draconic Emancipation
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