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Title: Observations on Sentinels and Guides in Victorian London by RyuuzaKochou
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes, The Sentinel
Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Categories: AU, Angst, Crossover/Fusion, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic (80,000+)
Warnings: drug use and violence, mostly.

Author on LJ: ryuuzakochou
Author Website: n/a

Author’s Summary: A Victorian era AU where Sentinels and Guides are members of everyday society. Starring Sentinel!Holmes and Guide!Watson.

Review:
Sentinel Sherlock Holmes has finally found his Guide. Unfortunately, where Holmes and Watson are involved, things are never quite that simple.

This is one of those fics that I wish never ended and I don’t say that lightly. Brilliantly clever, it’s more of a fusion than a crossover, with the author taking the general idea of Sentinels and Guides, and weaving it into something uniquely its own. Even with the familiar backdrop of London and Baker Street, I still found myself wanting to know more about this world and its characters, fascinated by the differences and thrilled with the invariables.

This includes Sentinel Holmes and Guide Watson, whose relationship is, quite literally, put in jeopardy from the moment the story begins to (almost) the very end. This, might I add, only adds to the sheer satisfaction the ending brings, even if the ending leaves you wanting to read it all over again. All in all, if you’re a fan of Holmes or just want to see what a Sentinel Holmes would look like, I definitely recommend giving this one a try.

Observations on Sentinels and Guides in Victorian London

Comments

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jenna_marianne
Jan. 13th, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
I really loved this one! I read it as a WIP on holmeswatson09 and it was so hard to wait for the ~monthly updates, especially when there were cliffhangers.
fredericks
Jan. 13th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
Seconding the awesomeness of this story. Thanks for the rec, I'm totally re-reading this today. :)
ficreader1
Jan. 13th, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
Awesome rec! I started this story this morning over breakfast and have been counting down the hours at work so I can get back to it this evening.
rabidsamfan
Jan. 14th, 2012 02:18 am (UTC)
Oh, gosh yes. In fact, now that you've recced it, I'm going to have to go and reread it! (again!)
ladyclio16
Jan. 14th, 2012 06:58 am (UTC)
I read this fic not long ago and loved it. I agree it is a wonderful fusion of the two fandoms. Now I'm going to have to go reread it.
kai_8787
Jan. 15th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
This fic is awesome. So rich and detailed it sucked me right in, and made me finish it in one sitting. I don't have the first clue about the fandom, but you know what? It didn't matter. Such a wonderful read
springwoof
Jan. 15th, 2012 07:22 am (UTC)
excellent rec! Thank you. I would never have found this fic on my own and I adored it!
gallicka
Jan. 15th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
unf I really like this story! It was a fantastic read and I'm glad you finally rec it. <3

We need more Sherlock recs. ♥
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