[Organized by Book Title, then Story Title. Alphabetical. Last Updated 19 January 2009]
[Starred Fics Especially Recommended]
First, not really a Rec, but collected for the Fun of It:untitled heyer erotica
[My Lord Robert aka My Lord Rule]/My Lady Annabel aka Horatia]
Author: Rosanne GoodwinsThe Convenient Marriage
[Het. Explicit. Pornographic, in fact. BDSM]
It's good. And original. Sadly, what is good, isn't original, and what's original isn't...well, you get the idea. The author claims to have copied Heyer's “style of writing” but of course, she's copied most of her phrasing as well. I especially love the part where the archivist compliments the prose. I'm sure Miss Heyer would appreciate it. Anyway. It's lifted directly from The Convenient Marriage
, if Rule were into spanking, caning and otherwise correcting Horatia. There are a few odd anachronisms in the * ahem * new material.
The List:His Favorite Cousin
[Slash. Het. OFC. Dubcon.]
I'm a sucker for rare pairings, and this one does not disappoint. Jack/Hugh is not a pairing I'd ever thought of before, but this fic convinces you beautifully, highlighting Jack's viciousness and hotness, and Hugh's inability to withstand either very nicely. I know what I'll be thinking of next time I re-read Cotillion
*A Gentleman of Taste
[Freddy/Kitty + Cousins]
[Het. Not Explicit.]
Five trials that the Honourable Frederick Standen endured with sang-froid and savoir-faire, or would have if he'd spoken a word of French. Romantic, lovely, clever and great fun.
[Slash. Not Explicit.]
Kissing cousins, indeed. But which ones? Hilarious peacemaking between Kitty and Jack, by way of rumours ferried by Meg, and some "not in the petticoat line" brokering by Freddy. Charmingly rendered and deeply entertaining.
*What Maketh the Man
[Het. Not Explicit]
Charmingly written, complete with note-perfect voices, Freddy, gallant and bemused and oddly on-the-spot as ever; Jack, perfectly sardonic, and yet allowing himself to be rescued, and Kitty who is extravagant in all things, including kindness.The Prodigals
[Vidal/Mary + relations and a highwayman]
Author: pollymelDevil's Cub
[Het. Not Explicit.]
Sadly you can't shoot family members the way you can highwaymen. Vidal and Mary try to cope. Some great moments and phrases in this one.A Blind Eye
Author: joylee56The Foundling
[Slash. Het. Poly. Not Very Explicit.]
A sweet solution to the perennial Foundling pairing dilemma. Gilly's a lucky man.
*Both Native and Stranger
Author: ToftyThe Foundling
This story is truly delightful, in spite of or perhaps because of its melancholy. Lovely language as well.
Author: vissyThe Foundling
Simply spectacular, this story takes a surprisingly rare tack - giving the Duke of Sale mourning weeds. Luckily he's got a pair of [delightful!] hell born brats, Francis the footman, a family who loves him, and of course, Cousin Gideon. I just loved this; the detail is stunning, and the writing absolutely lovely. This one's another of the best to come out of this fandom, I think.
[Gilly/Gideon, Gilly/Harriet mentioned]
Author: mireille719The Foundling
[Slash. Not Explicit]
This story is one of the best Heyer fics I've read. I really love it. Why are all good Foundling stories so sad? It's not like it's a sad book!
*Bachelors of Some Renown
Author: damned_colonialFriday's Child
I heart this story! Heyer's rakish, men-about-town “confirmed bachelors” just beg to be slashed, and this little vignette seizes on the theme and gives us a metafic that manages to stay wonderfully in character.Much Ado
[Book pairings + Ferdy/Gil]
Author: twistedchickFriday's Child
[Slash. Non Explicit.]
Very sweet. And I like the Shakespeare stuff.The Return of the Grand Sophy
Author: joylee56The Grand Sophy
A nice romp, Sophy style.The Unmasking
Author: moth2ficThe Masqueraders
This is one of Heyer's cross-dressing books – and I confess I wondered if it even needed ficcing, considering the fantastically gender-queer original text. After reading this delightful little story – I think you too will agree that it definitely does!
*Prick of the Sword
Author: twistedchickThe Masqueraders
[Slash. Het. Threesome. Incest. Explicit]
Wow!! twistedchick really delivers on the promises made and hinted at in the original text. Beautifully written. Very hot. Highly recommended.Bitter Remembrance
[Francis Cheviot / Louis de Castres]
Author: redsnake05The Reluctant Widow
Another rare pairing, but one I always wanted to see after (finally) locating the novel. Wish it were longer, but so nice to see it done!Adeste Fidelis, Satanas
Author: ionescribensThese Old Shades
Another lovely Avon/Davenant through the years before Leonie.
[Justin/Leonie, Justin/Hugh mentioned]
Author: ionescribensThese Old Shades & Devil's Cub
[Het. Slash. Non-Explicit]
I just...really love this little vignette. Voices captured perfectly, and just somehow right. I wish it had been longer too!!!
Author: flourishThese Old Shades
[Het. Genderqueer. Not Explicit.]
This is delightfully and subversively queer under the mask of straightness -- much like the novel itself. Non-linear, thoughtful, and really smart, with a varying Leon/Leonie pov. The Devil's Choice
[Justin/Hugh, Justin/Leonie mentioned]
Author: fajrdrakoThese Old Shades
[Slash. Explicit. BDSM mentioned]
While I adore slash pairings in Heyer, I find myself really unable to read ones that don't acknowledge the romantic pairing featured in the novel. When they acknowledge and honor it, whilst adding new dimensions and complications – I swoon in delight. This author's uncompromising look at his grace, the Duke of Avon really sold this story to me. It's also really hot.Rome
[Justin/Hugh, Justin/Leonie mentioned]
Author: ishafelThese Old Shades
[Slash. Not Very Explicit.]
This doesn't read much like Heyer, but I like it anyway, especially for the last paragraph.
*The Wages of Vice
Author: Jat SapphireThese Old Shades & Devil's Cub
Beautifully researched, and just beautifully done. If you read Heyer fic, you've probably already read this one.
Author: grondficThe Unknown Ajax
A rare pairing, and quite delightful.
Author: S.J.Kasabi aka sjkasabiVenetia
A very nice look at Aubrey through the years - his crotchets & sulks, his brilliant yet oblivious mind, and slow unfolding into the person he was meant to be. Aubrey is one of my favorite characters in the Heyer oeuvre and I'm very fond of this story.