Fandom: Batman Begins
Pairing: Bane/Barsad/Bruce Wayne/John Blake/Talia Al Ghul
Categories: AU, Action/Adventure, Angst, Dark, Romance,
Length: Super!Epic (150k)
Warnings:Serial Killer AU, Gore, PTSD
Author on LJ: menirva
Summary:Serial Killer AU
There's a serial killer lose in Gotham City. Since when is that news? There have always been no end to killings in Gotham. John Blake has made a hobby out of trying to gather all of the information on them that he can while he's still working his way through the police academy. Everyone needs a hobby, right?
Unfortunately John is a little too smart for his own good at times.
Review: This is an interesting take on the Serial Killer AU trope. The main character arc, isn't about the serial killer (Or rather the family of serial killers), but instead about John Blake's coming to a place where he can accept his new family's issues.
Menirva is one of my favortie author's because she does an amazing job, writing from mulitple viewpoints, and using this writing style to give a larger view of the world, than any one character could give themselves.
This is particularly obvious in this story, because each of the different family members has a different reason, and view of killing, and why it is necessary. Also Bane and 'Tommy' are split personalities, both of whom get their time in the spotlight, and have different opinions and motivations.
This is a nice, fast paced read, that you can enjoy even if you're not familiar with the Batman Begins fandom, though you might miss a few of the easter egg call backs, though not the one about Bruce Wayne's weapon of choice being a Baseball Bat