Jun. 2nd, 2013

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I thought we could collect our The Eagle fanworks recs in one place, ie, here. Comment below with your recs and I will incorporate them into the body of this post. Don't worry too much about reccing doubles, I'll sort that out when I'm adding them here.

I stopped writing "marcus/esca" on all of them - that is the pairing unless otherwise stated.


Down on his Knees by lallyloo: marcus/esca modern glory hole AU! It's super hot, JUST READ IT DON'T ASK QUESTIONS. SO HOT. SO. HOT.

Time Yet For A Hundred Indecisions (The CEO AU) by linaerys : marcus/esca tech company AU! Esca is a brilliant computer programmer, marcus is a struggling CEO, they get themselves all ensnared in some business, it's amazing, read it.

Chosen Man by Sineala: marcus/esca, slightly-AU fic in which Esca serves in a legion commanded by Marcus. Really great internal Marcus voice, clearly written by someone who knows their stuff when it comes to the Romans.

Until all the songs are sung by Carmathen, of which there exist an absolutely lovely podfic by Inkjunket: post-movie, the farm fails, Esca and Marcus go to Hibernia to stay with Esca's kin and it's AMAZINNNNG. (ETA:  Marcus and Esca travel north again to seek out Esca's relatives. Contains Marcus pretending to be British, the pair posing as foster brothers (!), original characters, tattoos, body paint, and fanart. There's sex fairly early on, but then romantic complications and insecurities...! Which is satisfying. Enjoy.)

A Clear View of the Sea by Heychasm (aka Jintian): a movie/bookverse Esca/Marcus/Cottia story, in which Esca and Marcus go on their own to build the farm (and fuck) and things get complicated when Marcus goes back to get married to Cottia & bring her back. Misunderstandings! Angst! OT3! Beautiful language! Sweet domesticity! \o/

Widdershins by Beederiffic, sadly in 17 different parts on LJ but SO GOOD. A 1950s boarding school AU set in Scotland, where Esca is a local boy turned history master (with a mysterious past) and Marcus is the Italian vet recruited as the Latin master that everyone hates on principle (because of the war) but Esca finds himself irresistibly attracted to. Secret tryst! Prejudice! Scorching repressed sex! Angst! Happy ending! \o/

Free Rein by Citruses: modern academic AU where Marcus and Esca solve their dislike for each other through the medium of IM convos, department emails and joint papers on sex in Roman times. Delightful!

Anywhere On This Road , by Sineala, a retelling of the entire film only with the characters' innermost thoughts included. Addresses Esca's hatred of Romans, the problematicness (not a word?) of sex between master and slave, and the long, long journey to trust. (And love! ♥)

Where do you do your research, Wikipedia? by Carmathen: marcus/esca  I really like this very meta one (including the super meta follow ups, where they're in a reenactment society.

First Kiss by awarrington: marcus/esca, the one where kissing is a thing that only Romans do.

The Days Beyond by misspamela: marcus/esca love story 

Post Cenam by Sineala: a marcus/esca fic entirely in latin (there is a translation available!)

Ringed With Silver by Carmarthen : In which Marcus and Esca bond over their quasi-historical body piercings; Marcus pines a lot, gets hit in the face, and develops hypothermia; and Esca takes advantage of Saturnalia. A kinkmeme fill that somehow grew a plot. (Podfic by sophinisba also available.)

I wrote your name for all to see by Sinaela: marcus/esca, in which Marcus wants to be humilated <3 <3 <3

Hetaeriae Eaeque Brevi Fient by Sinaela - Marcus and Esca go undercover as gay at an orgy. 

Snug by PJVilar: modern AU, Marcus is into wearing panties, Esca's pretty into Marcus wearing panties.

Terra Sigillata by songbird: Esca is the potter's son. Marcus breaks a lot of pottery. These facts are not unrelated.

***The following 7 recs all have podfics available here. The recs are:

Man Friday by [profile] pouxin is just HILARIOUS. Sadly only posted unlocked on the kink meme but the author will give you access if you want to read it in one piece on her LJ. It mixes Marcus & Esca with RPF characters from the movie in a modern college roommates!AU, where Esca sleeps with a new guy every day and Marcus is VERY VERY ANNOYED without quite realizing why, UNTIL HE DOES. (Rated R). 

Eleven Hipsters Playing by Mistresscurvy is another modern AU, where Esca is a hipster musician in Brooklyn and Marcus can't stop going to his gigs. Short, sweet and to the point! Very satisfying. (Explicit). 

Patience by Helenish is a scorching PWP with amazing character dynamics explored through dirty talk. I do love a good story about Marcus' Roman Sexual Hangups and this one works perfectly. (Explicit). 

Finally, two beautiful OT3 stories, which are variations on Marcus/Cottia/Esca working out their misunderstandings to become a happy poly family:

Warmed Out of the Grey Ash by Carmarthen, in which Marcus is very bad at communicating what he wants to both Esca and Cottia (rated Teen).

A Sufficient Love by Isis, in which Esca keeps joking that he'll leave once Cottia has her baby and then doesn't understand why Marcus is pulling away from him, until Cottia nudges them together. It's more beautiful that I'm making it sound right now, with a very soothing, poetic style that I love in fics from this verse. (Explicit). 

** End of special podficced rec section

Related Recs Lists and General Endorsements in the fandom:

All of greedy_dancer's Eagle bookmarks are here

The People hereby give a general endorsement of ALL the fic by Sineala


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