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Reviewed by Kathryn A on 31st August 2005 (1)
The summary says "Methos takes a young Severus Snape under his wing." Thanks to the rec by vpatrician at http://community.livejournal.com/crossoverfic/ that I found this story (and hence this author).
This crossover has lots of goodness, not least all the things it doesn't do. It doesn't make anyone immortal. It doesn't make anyone a wizard. And, halelujah, Methos doesn't go and tell his life story, or even his real name. I love the Methos in this; enigmatic, mythic, and completely pragmatic.
Methos knew himself to be the oldest living person on Earth as well as a character in many of the worlds religions. He tried to tell himself and others that he was just a guy, but he knew that he was also a symbol.
I wasn't so happy with the characterisation of Dumbledore, he felt a bit off, but maybe that's just because this Dumbledore is necessarily (due to the plot) less all-knowing than the one we know from Harry's point of view.
Definitely worth reading if you like Methos and/or Snape.
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 21st May 2009 (19)
Tags: Short Story, Crossover
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Methos
Summary: Daniel Jackson remembers some advice his old college roommate, Adam, once gave him.
The idea that Daniel Jackson and Adam Pierson were college roommates is not a new one at all, but the strength of this story is in the telling; layers of characterisation and images, things that stick in the mind.
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 16th September 2010 (9)
Tags: Novelette, AU, Angst, Spy
Characters: Hermione Granger, Tom Riddle
Summary: Some successes are only measured in how long you last before falling. Hermione writes a letter and begins a relationship.
This is fascinating. So very well put together: you can see Hermione going into this mad scheme with her eyes open, knowing it is mad, but doing it anyway; sad and terrible, mad and seductive, and at the end, a chill down one's spine.
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 31st August 2005 (2)
Tags: Short Story
"Shoot first, ask questions later" is frequently a bad plan. That summary was enough to get me to start reading, and I shall reveal no more to you, gentle reader, except to say that I loved the irony of this; or should I say, poetic justice?
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 29th August 2005 (1)
Tags: Short Story
Summary: If only Harry Potter can defeat Voldemort, what do the Scoobies do when they find him first?
This is a piece of pure fun, with perfectly babbly Willow and a rather bemused collection of people at Hogwarts.
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 21st May 2009 (20)
Summary: Methos was just spending a year as a highschool teacher; Jake O'Neil was just trying to be someone other than Jack O'Neill; neither are simple individuals.
I came across this first when it was still unfinished, so while I noted the premise as intriguing, I didn't read more than the first chapter. Then I went away and forgot about it. So I was very pleased to stumble across it again and find that it was finished.
I love this story; it started off well, and kept on getting better and better.
Jake O'Neil is caught between what he was and what he will be; adrift and alone, because what was his home does not belong to him any longer, and he has not yet made a new home for himself. Then there's Methos, observant and intrigued, who observes and deduces too much. I love the friendship that develops between them; how Methos is cunning and manipulative, but also someone who misses comradeship; how Jake is not stupid or immature, how he reads Methos better than anyone else.
There's also lots of little things to like here: how this reminds us that Teal'c is from an alien culture; interesting stuff about quickenings; Daniel Jackson being a smart cookie.