Author at Wolfpup's Den http://www.skeeter63.org/wolfpupsden/.
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 25th May 2001 (8)
This is the second Sentinel-Too story of this author, hence the "2" in the title. The first one was a little missing scene, this one is an epilogue. This gives us a good dose of Jim-angst. I also like the idea which explains why Blair was so chipper in S2p2 when he really shouldn't have been. I like it.
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 25th May 2001 (10)
Tags: Novelette, Crossover, Adventure
Characters: Blair Sandburg, Jim Ellison
How do you have a death story without having a death story? By making it a crossover with Seven Days! All of the angst and none of the death! Well, not finally, anyway. I've never actually seen Seven Days, but I already knew that the premise of it is that they go back in time seven days to avert disasters. I like reading crossovers if I'm familiar with at least one of the universes involved, and the Seven Days characters were basically guest-characters in a TS story, without too much stuff I couldn't follow.
The opening was very dramatic and full of angst. There's also good Jim and Blair banter and interaction. The whole Blair apologizing to Jim, and Jim has no idea why was just delightful, and then the later bit where they're discussing possible motivations about the invitation to the island (most notably the "car batteries" bit). The only real problem is that we're left with "the end for now" at the end! Gah! I hate being left hanging!
Addendum: nominated for favourite crossover story in the 2001 Cascade Times Awards.
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 23rd February 2003 (2)
Of course, one can tell from the (fun) title what the focus of this story is, but it was still an interesting twist on a fannish cliche, even when you knew what was coming.
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 25th May 2001 (9)
This is kinda a one-joke short, but I do like the idea that these poor American guys can't hold their (Aussie) beer. Gives me a sense of nationalistic pride, it does. (evil grin) Even though I can't stand beer.
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 28th August 2001 (8)
The ending of this story intrigued me, but what happened along the way just didn't work for me; specifically, the identity of the villain. Without spoilage, all I can say is that it's a long way (too long, for me) to take a dislikable character and turn them into a psycho. I just couldn't believe it. If it had been anyone else, perhaps...