Three years. 450 recs. Thanks, guys. :)Rec Category:
Daniel Jackson, gen, drama, episode related, AU, Jack and Daniel friendship, Teal'c and Daniel friendship, team, angst, series, Skaara, Sha'uriWarnings:
noneAuthor on LJ: night_spear1287Author's Website: List of StoriesLink: BrotherhoodWhy This Must Be Read:
Have you ever had a series of novels that you wanted to make
people sit down and read? Daniel of Abydos
gave us a 14-year-old Daniel who was raised on Abydos and came to Earth when his parents (who opened the Stargate in '82) were killed and his "brother and sister," Skaara and Sha'uri, are taken by Apophis. What follows is a long, lovingly detailed, intricate, fascinating AU, where a teenaged Daniel tries to find his way on Earth... and maybe, just maybe, become part of the SGC - and, when he's old enough, a member of SG-1.
opens, Daniel is already 16 and has been agitating to join an SG team for over two years. There's a lot of reluctance, both from Jack and Hammond, at the idea putting a teenager at risk - Daniel's previous scheduled trips through the Gate have either been directly to Abydos or to thoroughly vetted safe planets. Can Daniel convince them to let him be part of SG-1?
The friendships between Jack and Daniel, and Teal'c and Daniel, will amaze and delight you. Robert Rothman comes to brilliant, vibrant life. Hammond is awesome beyond belief. The AU versions of Seth
, of Legacy
, of The Devil You Know
, of Pretense
mixed with FIAD
- they are all beautifully realized, realistically different, and with honest repercussions. Crystal Skull
twists fantastically, as Jack
(who is more protective of this younger Daniel) ends up getting zapped instead. And trust me when I say that Nightspear's version of Shades of Grey
will absolutely break your heart.
This AU series is one of my all-time favorites. Even if (like me) you don't like kidfic, run
to read this. And if you do enjoy a younger Daniel... well, what are you waiting for? :)( snippet of fic... )