Title: Scream Against the Storm Author: Perfidious_Albion Length: 92,406 words, 21/? chapters Status: WiP Updated: 12/05/19 Linker: https://archiveofourown.org/works/18771316 Summary: "When I was a boy, I dreamt that I could fly. When I awoke, I couldn't... or so the maester said. But what if he lied?" -- Euron Greyjoy, A Feast for Crows A three-eyed crow appears in your dreams. It tells you wild tales of a great icy threat from the far north, and promises you some strange power--to be a 'greenseer'--to thwart them. You must. "Fly or die". Because winter is coming. In our world, that crow flew to Bran Stark and, perhaps, to Euron Greyjoy. What if it flew to someone else? "Sacrifice... is never easy. Or it is no true sacrifice." The story of Stannis Crow's Eye begins. --- @Halt suggested I read this a while back, and I'm very glad I took him up on the suggestion. This is the best depiction of magic in ASOIAF, hands down. It goes full blood-maegi Stannis. Influenced by the Three Eyed Raven, he learns how to see through the eyes of beasts and conjure wilder magic still. But this isn't Harry Potter. Magic is a sword without a hilt, and that axiom follows through in a beautiful way. Stannis makes hard, pragmatic, choices. There are sacrifices in this fic, and they have weight behind them. It's something I've never seen handled so deftly in ASOIAF fanfiction where so many authors stint on the magic because they can't handle writing it properly. It's a little different from the character-driven politics of most fics in this fandom, so don't go in expecting schemes and intrigues. This is a bit different, but worth a look. I was especially impressed by the mistakes that Stannis makes. Although he's perhaps the most magically powerful man in the setting, he still fucks up. Hard. I won't go into too much detail for the sake of spoilers, but he manages to screw himself in the most delightful way, thinking all the time that he's setting himself up for success. 4.5/5, rounded up.