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SG-1 Fic Rec!

First, a small warning. These two SG-1 novels go AU shortly before the episode "Meridian," but do involve storylines that would spoil a lot of stuff revealed in season six (and later, I think, from comments I've heard online). Doesn't make it hard to follow, but if one is planning to watch later seasons, one might want to think about this.

These two novels, by Judith Proctor (aka watervole), are:

Price to Pay

and

Truth and Consequences

Here's the author's own summary of Price to Pay: When four-year-old Sunlight on Water came through the Stargate looking for her father, Jack O'Neil's problems were just beginning. Explaining how he came to have a daughter was only the start, dealing with her symbiote was a total headache, and as for the letter that she brought with her...

When I read that, I thought it might be the sort of story I would prefer to avoid. However, the further into it I got, the more involved and intelligent the plot and the treatment of the characters (especially O'Neill, and Maybourne) got, and the more wrapped up in the story I became.

I don't want to spoil too much, but there is some lovely Tok'ra stuff, character angst that is *earned* by the plot (which is how it should be, imho), tangled webs of personal feelings vs. military orders, and something that I've never seen a fic author get away with this cleanly before: take someone as cheerfully amoral as Maybourne through such a wringer that when he turns around and reaches out for God, it's not only stunning, but I actually completely believed it. Not the only stunning moment in these fics, not by a long shot, but maybe the one that surprised me most.

Anyway, if you like SG-1 and are interested in reading a solidly plotted, character-accurate, detailed sort of AU...this is what you want to be reading.

What are you waiting for?
Tags: fic rec, stargate sg-1, watervole
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