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The Steak Series by Keiko Kirin (NC-17)

Title: The Steak Series
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Categories: Romance, Action/Adventure, Drama
Length: Super Epic (140,000+)
Warnings: There's a touch of 'het' in later chapters ("Steak and Motility") due to a mission. Nothing explicit is described.

Author on LJ: keiko_kirin
Website: the keikotorium

Summary: When Jack and Daniel are trapped on a planet, they realize a few things about their friendship and this leads to dinner. Which leads to another dinner...and another...

Review:
Don't allow yourself to be fooled by the name of this series; it's an absolute classic in fandom and rightfully so. Keiko Kirin does an amazing job of taking what could have been a ridiculous cliché and turning it into a journey of discovery between two otherwise completely straight men. Which is, I think we can agree, hard to do even at the best of times.

Every single story in the series is riveting and plot driven, reading more like an episode than a fan fiction only with the added benefit of, well, benefits (if you know what I mean). The characterization in the series is likewise impeccable, not just for the two main characters but for the entire team, and doesn't stray too far afield as the series progresses. In the long run, however, the thing that makes this series standout from the crowd for me is the fact that the intimate relationship between Jack and Daniel is never forced or rushed. They never fall into each others arms and into bed and try to figure it out afterward. No, they move forward in stops and starts, realistically trying a build a relationship that will last and not fall apart when the going gets rough for them.

I honestly can't recommend this series enough, even to those of you who are a little leery of reading this after my warning or the 'silliness' of the name. It's worth the time spent and absolutely wonderful for Jack/Daniel fans, new and old.

Steak Series

Comments

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amothea
Jun. 12th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
I second this recommendation. The Steak Series is one of my all time favorite most read series in SG-1. :)
scarletfbl
Jun. 20th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
I just read it and I absolutely loved it. Thanks for the rec. :D
slyprentice
Jun. 20th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

Edited at 2010-06-20 09:48 pm (UTC)
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