Date: 07 Jul 2006 11:48 am Title: Chapter 1
The first time I read this story, I was swamped with Daniel's alienation and hopelessness. This time I see the people around him, fighting to keep him with them. Like I said before, this author can write grim -- but she writes hope pretty well, too. We're always worrying at the crux of Daniel's humility and intelligence, what we suspect he might have felt as a foster child, especially a very bright kid, and the need for emotional intimacy with family and friends. I need to go-see if the author has written more stories about this precise configuration of Jack and Daniel. Questions remain: Does Maj. Davis redeem the NID? Is Simmons really dismissed? Did the Secret Servicemen wear BDUs offworld with the President and First Lady? I liked that the other teams seem to be modeled on the intimate bonds of SG1, necessary for offworld safety and getting 'em home alive. I want the mossback soldiers for whom the mission is more important than the team to be what comes into the SGC but changes in order to work offworld successfully.
And I hear there's a writer whose pen name is "the grrl," which is strangely like someone calling herself "person." I mean *this* writer writes good, not that other one, who may also write well.
Date: 07 Jun 2006 11:05 pm Title: Chapter 1
My goodness, the grrl can write grim. Ultimately hopeful, and POTUS is a Trekkie at heart. Cool story.
Author's Response: Hi, Ann! Did you mean this review to go 'the grrl'? She's a Stargate author too. Or was this meant for me? Sorry to sound so dumb. :)