Penname: MP brennan [Contact]
Real name: Brennan
Member Since: 03/04/13
Membership status: Member

Biography:

I started writing LotR fic in 2008, had a burst of productivity in early 2009, and then had to take a long break while I survived college and got into grad school.  As of 2013, I'm cautiously beginning to write again.  My fics are mostly Aragorn-centric and focus on the years before the War of the Ring.  They are cross-posted on FFN, Stories of Arda, and my livejournal.

Live Journal: http://http://brennanspeaks.livejournal.com/.livejournal.com
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Shadows Lengthen Ere Close of Day by MP brennan

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Not everyone was ready to follow the heir of Isildur to certain doom.  On the road to the Black Gates, a common soldier wrestles with fear and struggles to decide where his loyalties lie.  Written for the October Teitho Challenge "Smile."

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Angst, Drama
Places: Gondor: Ithilien, Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3541    |    Read Count: 229
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/05/13    |    Published: 12/05/13
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Little Disasters by MP brennan

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Aragorn's attempt to impress Arwen goes awry.  Halbarad enjoys the result a little too much.  A gift fic for Cairistiona featuring quite unnatural shades of pink.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Friendship, Humor
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1575    |    Read Count: 956
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/13/13    |    Published: 11/13/13
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Fire in the Sky by MP brennan

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The Rangers enjoy Bilbo's party, though only from a distance.  Written for the September, 2013 Teitho Challenge "Magic."

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Drama, Fluff
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2915    |    Read Count: 983
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/13/13    |    Published: 11/13/13
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Hunting Alone by MP brennan

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The age-old story of a wolf, a man, and a mountain.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Drama, Gapfiller
Places: Lothlórien, Rivendell/Imladris, Eregion/Hollin, The Misty Mountains
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4329    |    Read Count: 972
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/16/13    |    Published: 09/16/13
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The More Things Change by MP brennan

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Aragorn has no idea how he ended up on this flooded hillside with a splitting headache.  He tries to put on a brave face for the concerned young man tending him . . . but it would be so much easier if he could remember who this man is.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Beregond, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3607    |    Read Count: 293
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/16/13    |    Published: 09/16/13
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The Cruelest Kindness by MP brennan

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When he captures a young raider, Aragorn's concepts of duty and mercy are put to the test.  Written for the May, 2013 Teitho Challenge "Capture."

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character
Genres: Angst, Drama
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 6910    |    Read Count: 322
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/13    |    Published: 08/02/13
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A Scion of Eärendil’s House by MP brennan

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Elladan and Elrohir think it's time their foster brother saw more of the world.  Elrond distrusts their motives--and his own.

 

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Family, General
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3144    |    Read Count: 772
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/13    |    Published: 08/02/13
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A Thousand Lutes by MP brennan

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In the aftermath of the War of the Ring, a captured Haradri encounters a healer who is more than he appears.  A timestamp to "Ransom" featuring Ayman.

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character
Genres: Drama, General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: A Stranger on the Sands
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 8331    |    Read Count: 206
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/13    |    Published: 08/02/13
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The Sound of Laughter by MP brennan

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In Rivendell, Estel's life is nearly idyllic.  But, the world outside remains dark.  When he encounters a wounded and traumatized child, Estel learns the meaning of loss, but also the meaning of healing.

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Childhood, Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 12411    |    Read Count: 1096
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/18/13    |    Published: 06/15/13
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The Wizard and the Goatherd by MP brennan

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Chance drove Aragorn to Harad, but desperation drove Gandalf to follow him.  A fortuitous meeting on the edge of the Haradwaith.  A timestamp to "Ransom."

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Female Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Angst
Places: Harad
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: A Stranger on the Sands
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3381    |    Read Count: 666
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/10/13    |    Published: 06/10/13
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Strangers by MP brennan

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For better or for worse, Aragorn left his mark on Harad.  A sequel to "Ransom," though it's not necessary to read that story first.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Haradrim, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Places: Harad, Umbar
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: A Stranger on the Sands
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 21900    |    Read Count: 419
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/09/13    |    Published: 05/18/13
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The Ragged Edge of Legend by MP brennan

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Sauron has fallen, but as he waits for Gandalf's return, Aragorn isn't ready to celebrate.  Written for the April 2013 Teitho Challenge "Smells."

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Rohirrim: Éomer
Genres: Angst, Drama, Gapfiller
Places: Mordor: the Black Gate/Morannon
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1609    |    Read Count: 233
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/16/13    |    Published: 05/16/13
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To Save or to Salvage by MP brennan

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Azzam is determined to save Aragorn--by any means necessary.  A timestamp to my fic, "Ransom."

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Harad
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: A Stranger on the Sands
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 8434    |    Read Count: 238
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/07/13    |    Published: 05/07/13
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Ransom by MP brennan

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As the son of a poor family of Harad, Hakim thought he knew what to expect out of life.  But, when a stranger stumbles onto his land after escaping the Mountains of Shadow, he and his family see their lives upended.

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Haradrim, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Hurt/Comfort, Novel
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Harad
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: A Stranger on the Sands
Chapters: 12    |    Word count: 54643    |    Read Count: 1023
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/01/13    |    Published: 03/24/13
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Talismans by MP brennan

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Five years after the battle at Osgiliath, Faramir broods over a promise his brother made.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale)
Places: Gondor: Osgiliath
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3711    |    Read Count: 324
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/10/13    |    Published: 04/10/13
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Heritage and Horsehair by MP brennan

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A young Chieftain contemplates his place among his people.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character
Genres: Family, Vignette
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1257    |    Read Count: 1130
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/08/13    |    Published: 04/08/13
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And the Darkness Did Not Overcome It by MP brennan

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Estel has a nightmare.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Childhood, Family
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1512    |    Read Count: 716
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/05/13    |    Published: 04/05/13
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Treasures in Old Socks by MP brennan

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Aragorn loses an important part of his heritage, and Gandalf helps him find it.  Written for the January 2013 Teitho Challenge "Jewels."

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: General
Places: Bree
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5430    |    Read Count: 925
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/30/13    |    Published: 03/30/13
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The Quiet War by MP brennan

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In the wake of his first battle with the Rangers, Aragorn must wage another kind of war.  Set T.A. 2952.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Ivorwen, Original Male Character
Genres: General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4059    |    Read Count: 219
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/23/13    |    Published: 03/23/13
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While Hope Lasts by MP brennan

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With Arathorn slain, Gilraen thought she had nothing left to lose.  She was wrong.  A tale in five parts, this was nominated for the 2009 MEFAs where it took first place in the category "Genres:  Adventure."

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Arathorn, Northern Dúnedain: Dírhael, Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen, Northern Dúnedain: Ivorwen, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Epic, Novel
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 26812    |    Read Count: 456
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/21/13    |    Published: 03/21/13
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Hands of a Warrior by MP brennan

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"War is the province of Men."  The experience of an original character during the Battle of Helm's Deep.  A two-shot, originally published in 2009, it was nominated for the 2009 MEFAs, where it placed third in the category "Times:  Ring War."

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Categories: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Rohirrim, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Rohan: Helm's Deep
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 5439    |    Read Count: 1800
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/19/13    |    Published: 03/19/13
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By Names Unknown by MP brennan

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A chance ambush brings back troubling memories.  Set T.A. 2956.

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2414    |    Read Count: 1945
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/16/13    |    Published: 03/16/13
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Children of Eorl by MP brennan

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A vignette on the strangest thing about Edoras.  A tale of Thorongil.

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Rohirrim: Thengel, Rohirrim: Théoden
Genres: Childhood, General, Vignette
Places: Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1134    |    Read Count: 1328
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/14/13    |    Published: 03/14/13
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Sea Foam, Star Shine by MP brennan

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All his life, Elrond has been left behind.  As the Third Age draws to a close, at last it's his time to go.  Written for the January 2009 Teitho Challenge "Leavetaking."

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elwing, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Half-Elven: Eärendil the Mariner, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Númenórean: Elros
Genres: Character study, Drama, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale)
Places: None
Times: 1-First Age: late, 2-Second Age: early, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, Multi-age
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2159    |    Read Count: 428
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/11/13    |    Published: 03/11/13
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The Silver Queen by MP brennan

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Estel asks a question that Elrohir doesn't want to answer.  Written for the December 2008 Teitho Challenge "Once Upon a Time."

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celebrian, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: General
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3073    |    Read Count: 331
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/09/13    |    Published: 03/09/13
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