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So Comes a Reckoning, by Tessa Rae 
3rd-Dec-2005 10:20 pm
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Title: So Comes a Reckoning
Author: Tessa Rae
Public: NC-17
Genre: Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort, Angst, Drama, Novel

Summary: While dealing with the sharp edge of their relationship (or lack of), Duncan and Methos have to face assassins sent by the Collective. They pretend to act to prevent the Gathering but who are they really and what is their real purpose?


Review:

Settings ==> It is rare to see a story which really takes and uses all elements of Highlander Universe with such mastermind. Moreover it really presents itself in continuity with the TV Series. As such, it stands very coherently and consistently, every piece fits with a lot of sense in the overall puzzle; to tell more will certainly spoil the fun of discovering the story for the first time so I will just say that it is really well-set.

Characters ==> Contrary to what it can seem when starting to read the fic, it isn't only focused on Methos' character but really on Methos and Duncan. I even tend to think the few escapades to a couple of secondary characters' perspective are a wrong initiative, it kind of downgrades the effort put into rendering, so very well by the way, the reality of our heroes through their link and relationship. Anyway their characterization is nearly perfect, it is indeed fanon even if it doesn't contradict what we know of the canon which is what a good fic should manage to do. The secondary characters however are a bit shoddy, incompletely characterized, though it doesn't affect the unreeling of the plot. To finish, I have to talk about the original characters. Altogether, they are really original and consistent. Though while some are more detailed than they should be, others are too easily left unexplored, unexplained. If I had to be petty (which I am naturally am), I would say the depiction of the characters in the whole lacks of coherency and balance.

Plot ==> It is really well-thought out and well-managed. The action is set on a rather large period of time, about a year. It is highly non-linear and I'm repeating myself but every piece fits with a lot of sense in the overall puzzle. The staging of the action in parallel with the staging of the evolution in D/M relationship are a pure pleasure to enjoy. The fic holds expected issues but also a lot of surprises and occurences that move the story in other directions. There is really an abundance of great ideas, a real creative imagination, and a strong talent to build stories.

Style ==> The writing is without doubt mastered, balanced, easy but moderately sustained which is the proof of experience in the matter. There is really no flaw but we could reproach for a certain conformity to a norm too easily reached, comformity which sets a pace maybe too expected and monotonous.

Interest ==> Goes as the saying "In for a penny, in for a pound" but in a good way. We start with something rather common in D/M fic, Methos' frustration towards Duncan's disregard/unconcern reserving a really appealing angsty first passage... and it continues with an epic story all over Europe with conspiracy, mysticism and magic, involving lots of characters with a lot of issues at stake.

In conclusion ==> It's a really big, large, solid piece of work we have here. Without hesitation, totally incontrovertible... at least for every D/M fans who respect themselves as such ^^. Anyway it's really interesting, captivating and a pleasure to read... and it is very long and tasty.

05/02/2012: It seems that once again the author has removed her fics from public access. She had put every mature material on archiveofourown.org but in restricted access (you need to be a member and the waiting list to register is like forever). Long ago, I asked and was authorised by Tess Rae to avail her story by mail only. I'm now again acting on this franchise and offer this service for whomever leaves me an email adress in the comments of this post. >>

Comments 
4th-Dec-2005 09:15 am (UTC)
oh my I read it pretty please!!!!

lorein1325@gmail.com

*hugs*

I love anything that Tessa Rae writes...
4th-Dec-2005 09:17 am (UTC)
er..it's suppose to be "may"..sorry..just came home from work...^_^;
8th-Dec-2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
Oh my yes!

meglambert @ direcway.com
9th-Dec-2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
Sent.
9th-Dec-2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
I'd love to read it, but am a total newbie and have no idea where to look.
9th-Dec-2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
You just need to leave me your email address in your next comment and I will send it to you. It is as simple as that.
9th-Dec-2005 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks hun. My addy is Dark_angel_mcuk@yahoo.co.uk
9th-Dec-2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
Sent.
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15th-Dec-2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
Sent.
29th-Jan-2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
Could you email it to me, please?
asfael @ hotmail.com
29th-Jan-2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Sent.
6th-Feb-2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love her fic--if you wouldn't mind sending this, I'm at ribby AT agliodbs Dot Com.

Thanks!

~Kris
6th-Feb-2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
Sent.
10th-Feb-2006 09:31 am (UTC) - Love this story

I read this story a long time ago and would love to read it again. My email is: corijea at yahoo dot com

thanks,
10th-Feb-2006 02:58 pm (UTC) - Re: Love this story
Sent.
13th-Feb-2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
Hm. Just wondering, since you seem to be in contact with Tessa Rae - do you know where I could find her What If series ? I've heard a lot about it and seen it recced several times but I've never found it on the internet.
13th-Feb-2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
All fics by Tessa Rae have been removed from public access, so it's not surprising you didn't find it on the Internet.

That said, truth is Tessa Rae is easily accessible and very nice ^^.
My advice either try and contact her and take the opportunity to compliment her ;)(I can't give you her email but you'll find it on OnlyDuncanMethos yahoo group or you can check her lj here ts5000), or either try and contact pat_t, the person who embodies Highlander (Slash) Fandom on lj (or maybe just Methos/PW Fandom... lol).
Sorry not to be more helpful but I can't say more.

PS: I feel I need to state that I have no ties with neither Tessa nor Pat even if it could appear I have special strings. In fact it's just me being a more or less well-informed lurker.
PPS: I should add the What If series to the List, shouldn't I? And make it 'available' here... that is a thought lol
18th-Feb-2006 08:22 am (UTC)
Would you mind sending me this fic?
Email: julianatia @ yahoo.de
Thank you!
18th-Feb-2006 08:50 am (UTC)
Sent.
6th-Mar-2006 02:35 am (UTC)
I'd like to read this. Send it to MadameReisha@yahoo.com.
6th-Mar-2006 08:51 am (UTC)
Sent.
13th-Mar-2006 07:50 am (UTC)
This sounds fascinating. May I?

ixchel55@yahoo.com
13th-Mar-2006 01:22 pm (UTC)
Sent.
30th-Jul-2006 02:43 am (UTC) - fic
Anonymous
hi, do you still send this fic out? i'd like to read it too! methosmadrid@yahoo.ca thanks!
31st-Aug-2006 11:52 am (UTC) - Re: fic
Sent.
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31st-Aug-2006 11:50 am (UTC)
Sent.
30th-Oct-2006 08:20 pm (UTC) - would like to read this story
Anonymous
my email is petesm@email.uophx.edu
30th-Oct-2006 09:13 pm (UTC) - Re: would like to read this story
Sent.
8th-Nov-2006 05:49 am (UTC)
If you wouldn't mind sending it my email is moony_paddy_69@yahoo.com.au
thankyou
8th-Nov-2006 08:58 am (UTC)
Sent
29th-Nov-2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
If you don't mind... I'd love to read that story, too.
Email: vorinde AT web DOT de

Thanks so much
30th-Nov-2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
Sent.
11th-Jan-2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
I'd like to read this, too, please.

crabapplered AT hotmail DOT com

thanks~
12th-Jan-2007 07:03 am (UTC)
Sent.
16th-Jan-2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
I'd love to read this if it's still available. email: panthecat@aim.com thanks.
18th-Jan-2007 06:27 am (UTC)
Sent.
22nd-Feb-2007 07:26 am (UTC)
I hope you don't mind if I request a copy as well! I would love to have a copy please! As well as any other Tessa Rae fics you may have, regardless of fandom. My email is kimarrone@ yahoo.com.

Thanks--much appreciated.
28th-Mar-2007 07:53 am (UTC)
Sorry, it was sent some time ago already.
11th-Mar-2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
Hi, if the story is still available, I would love to read it too! My email is jd_ep@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you! :)
12th-Mar-2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Sent.
5th-Apr-2007 05:03 am (UTC)
Can you send me a copy, Please!!

Thanks In Adv!!!!

My add is atgb252525@yahoo.com

5th-Apr-2007 05:32 am (UTC)
Anonymous
Sent.
23rd-May-2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Hi, could you send me a copy of the story please (if it's not too late)!
And would you mind sending me a copy of the 'What if' series too if you have it?

My email is caro_star@hotmail.fr

Thanks in advance!
24th-May-2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Sent.
8th-Aug-2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Could you send me the story too, is it's still available?

My email is delia.miriam@clix.pt

Thanks
9th-Aug-2007 05:35 am (UTC)
Sent.
20th-Aug-2007 08:13 pm (UTC) - So Comes a Reckoning
Hi - I know that this is a bit of a long shot as your message has been out there a while now, but I would very much appreciate if you could send me the story.
21st-Aug-2007 05:53 pm (UTC) - Re: So Comes a Reckoning
I need your email address in order to send it to you.
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