I'm assuming most of you Merlin folk have read Check and Mate. If you haven't, go read it now. Written in the style of Patrick O'Brian, Claudia has developed a lush world where Merlin is a Navy man and Arthur, Lord Pendragon, is enamoured of him. I think most of you know that I love period pieces and this one delivers in all the best ways. It's smoking hot, full of gorgeous angst and there is such beautiful yearning. I loved every single moment of this read and am embarrassed I haven't commented on it yet.
Even more amazing, Claudia wrote me a continuation of it here.This is just a wee comment fic but it packs a punch and has put a huge grin on my face. Then lucky lolafeist got a comment fic, filled with delicious angst as well.
Seriously, I can't express how lovely this 'verse is. If you haven't read it, do check it out. Thanks, Claudia, this has been a real treat and I can only hope there's more in this 'verse one day. <3