Link: Times Like These Author: ariel2me Rated: Fiction T Chapters: 34 Words: 56,211 Updated: Dec 29, 2014 Published: Sep, 2012 Status: Ongoing Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire Summary: AU where Robert Baratheon died, Rhaegar Targaryen did not kidnap or run away with Lyanna Stark, and Lyanna Stark married Stannis Baratheon. This story is refreshing, finally a Lyanna who isn't generic or an author's avatar. The writing is solid, pretty good most of the times, if confusing at times. The updatingrate is a mystery, the author is a serial write and abandon after a few chapters, but keeps coming back to this one. The plot is interesting and it refuses to become a fluff fic, with the author never forgettin the political consequences of what he does to the story. The real jewel of this story are how he portrays the characters, Stannis and Lyanna are very well written and talentedly explored as people. Minor characters like Aerys and Rickard that got little to no time in canon shine here, being fully formed characters and pretty unique. A 4.5/5. After rereading I think it deserves a .5 for the sheer talent in making Stannis so utterly relatable and Lyanna is great. And Renly is cute. Edit: Thank you very much.