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Title: The Dragon Rises
Author: footloose
Fandom: Merlin/Harry Potter
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Leon/Morgana, Gwen/Lancelot
Rating:  Mature
Warnings: magical slavery, mind control
Genre: AU, medival, magic, adventure, romance,
Word Count:  123723

Summary:

If Into the Badlands met The Once and Future King, this is the story that would be told:

Merlin has three strikes against him: he’s one of the last surviving members of the grove of Ironwood, he’s renowned as the dread sorcerer Emrys, and there’s a large reward hanging over his head like Damocles’ sword. After decades of running, there’s nowhere left to go. His dream of peace — Ironwood’s dream — seems impossible to achieve until he meets the young son of a thane whose greatest secret is a traitorous desire for more than the tyranny that runs rampant throughout the Kingdoms of Albion.

It was disaster that brought the world to this. It’s war that will cleanse it of its sins. But it is prophecy that heralds the day when the guardian of the realm can wear his mantle once again, and when the King of Kings will rise to take the throne that is rightly his.

Why You Should Read This: 

Footloose is one of my favourite fan fiction writer. Their world building is always top notch; as you read it you  become immediately involved with lots of details and thought out journeys. Merlin and Arthur are the same but not the same and it is exciting to see that their essense unchanged but evolving through this post-apocalypical world. Full of magic, tattoos and choices.