Spiced Wine

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Name: Spiced Wine
Type: slasher, fan writer, reccer
Fandoms: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
URL: Spiced Wine's homepage; Livejournal; Dreamwidth; Faerie ~ A Tolkien Fanfiction Archive; AO3, Deviant Art, Youtube
Artwork of a Silmaril for Spiced Wine's homepage.
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Spiced Wine writes fanfiction for Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Most of her stories take place in her Dark Prince universe, which spans the entire scope of Tolkien's work - from the creation of Arda to events far past the War of the Ring. At this time, (June 2013) the word count of the series exceeds 1,999,000.

All works are rated NC17 (Adult) and deal heavily with incestuous M/M relationships. Original characters interact with canon characters. The author claims that this, combined with themes of incest and slash, makes Dark Prince anathema to canon purists. On the other hand, the stories themselves draw on all of Tolkien's work, even more obscure parts of the Histories of Middle-earth, and Spiced Wine's OC's quickly became fan favorites who inspired fan fiction of their own.

After asking several authors their thoughts, she recorded podcasts reading out their emails on the subject of women in Tolkien Fanfiction, and slash in Tolkien Fanfiction.[1]

Spiced Wine also keeps an organic list of fanfiction recommendations for the Tolkien fandom.[2] This list is subject to updating.

Spiced Wine has taken part in the SWG's Back to Middle-earth Month challenge in the years 2010 and 2011; she also nominated and reviewed for the now defunct MEFAs 2008 to 2011.

Notable Fanworks


  1. Previous links to these podcast pages have been removed as the website has been hacked and the pages are not stored in the WayBack Machine. A more general style podcast about LOTR fanfiction is archived here with one 16 minute podcast still available.
  2. an earlier version is archived here.