Aug. 13th, 2014

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Sometimes when I have time, I search AO3 for new to me writers. It's mostly a bust. Good writers usually get picked up on and there are recommendations all over, but a few slip under my radar, and finding them is such a treasure.

If you are in the mood for a novel, and not scared by AU, this is an amazing work by a writer who I suspect will be turning pro soon. Stiles centric, incredibly interesting OCs, and set in the world of horseracing.

We Poured Mud Through Their Veins (158034 words) by ThisDominionIsMine
Chapters: 33/33
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Vernon Boyd/Erica Reyes, Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, Allison Argent/Isaac Lahey/Scott McCall, Isaac Lahey/Lydia Martin (past), Isaac Lahey/Scott McCall, Allison Argent/Isaac Lahey, Allison Argent/Scott McCall
Characters: Stiles Stilinski, Scott McCall, Melissa McCall, Sheriff Stilinski, Derek Hale, Laura Hale, Mama Stilinski, Victoria Argent, Chris Argent, Gerard Argent, Vernon Boyd, Erica Reyes, Isaac Lahey, Alan Deaton, Allison Argent, Lydia Martin
Additional Tags: sassiness, Fluff, Canonical Character Death, Alternate Universe - Human, Alternate Universe - Horseracing, lots of horses, horses as legitimate characters, Angst, Hale fire feels, Slow Build, Polyamory, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Baggage, Bromance, Drug Use, Original Character(s), Horse Racing, Psychological Trauma, Resolved Sexual Tension, Caretaking, Workplace Relationship, animal injury, Animal Death, Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, Past Abuse
Series: Part 1 of Mud 'verse

Stiles is five-going-on-six years old when his mother buys a pony. He's twenty-two when he takes a job offer as a groom in a racing barn (because anything is better than driving forklifts in a warehouse) and full-on faceplants into a world that he's spent his entire life sneaking glorified glimpses of. It's not clean, and it isn't pretty by any stretch of imagination, but somewhere in there he gets a vague notion of what it is that make this the sport of kings.


Another amazing novel, with magical Stiles, and a much more realistic look at how trauma in the show might mess someone up. Also has pretty awesome OCs. Warning for unsympathetic Allison. Canon divergent after 3A. There is a short story that starts the series, followed by this:

These Accidents of Faith and Nature (214399 words) by TheHatterTheory
Chapters: 17/17
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, stiles stilinski/emotional trauma, derek hale/manpain
Characters: Stiles Stilinski, Derek Hale, Scott McCall, Lydia Martin, Sheriff Stilinski, Alan Deaton, Original Characters
Additional Tags: medication abuse, mentions of self harm (not described), Angst, black hole inducing wangst, Slow Build, growing up can suck, Post-Season 3A, mention of minor relationships, Loss of Virginity, sterek, Emissary!Stiles, beta!derek, Galdr, Original Character(s), Nightmares, Underage Drinking, Guns, body dump, Body Modification, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Manipulation, Emotional Baggage, Confrontation, Stilinski Family Feels, Sexist Language, mama stilinski references, Magical Artifacts, emissary structure and politics, Pack Politics, Pack Dynamics, Slow Burn, Ritual Cutting, Blood Magic, Magical Stiles Stilinski, everyone is held accountable (eventually), no one gets out unscathed, jossed by 3B, Norwegian Mythology & Folklore
Series: Part 2 of Hagalaz

Sometimes you have to tear everything down before you can start building something worthwhile. OR;
Stiles keeps showing up. Derek keeps letting him in.(And sometimes refuses to let him leave.)

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