Nov. 29th, 2005



Fandom: NCIS
Series: Myths and Revelations
Author: Nix  ([info]crimsonquills)
Genre: AU, Slash, First Time, Angst, some Crossover, Humor, PWP, Drama, Established Relationship
Pairing/Characters:  Gibbs/DiNozzo
Rating:  PG through NC17  (each fic rated individually)
Warnings:  Guilty Secret - here there be Centaurs
Spoilers:  I don't think so.

Notes: Before I write anything else, I have to state a disclaimer, here:  the reason this is listed as a Guilty Secret has nothing to do with the quality of the writing, or the ingenuity of the author.  Nothing whatsoever.  It all has to do with the fact that I'm about to rec a series of fic about Centaurs.  Centaurs, dammit.  I had no intention to read this series in the first place, but I liked Nix' other work, and I just kept hearing about them, and one day, I just cracked.  I decided to read just one, just so I knew what it was all about.  Well, that wasn't enough.  So I read another.  And another.   And here I am.  Rec'ing a series about Centaurs.

First off, I had never really thought about the habits of Centaur.  It just wasn't something I ever comtemplated.  But, it makes perfect sense that every creature, human or otherwise, is to some extent, ruled by their nature.  So the nature of a Centaur is in some ways dictated by the fact of his equine ancestry.   That means that every herd is ruled by a Head Stallion, which by his very nature is aggressive, dominant, and always in charge.  Sound like someone you know?  Oh, yes.  We are indeed talking about Gibbs.

And if you know me well, at one point in the last paragraph you probably said, "Oh, so that's why Dusty is so into this."  And you would be right.  The operative word in the last paragraph?  Dominant.  Heh.  You know me too well.  And watching Tony deal with the Dominant/submissive issues that come along with a relationship with Gibbs is fascinating in and of itself.  But that's not all there is to these fic.  There's much more to it than that.

The search of a man for a place in this world to call his own; the search of someone, while being forced to hide his very nature from the rest of the world, to find a people to belong to and which belong to him:  these things are universal.  The fact that they happen to a mythological creature in a present day world not known for it's acceptance of the unusual, let alone the inexplicable, just adds to the difficulties he has to face.  And finding someone to share this burden with?  Not easy under the best of circumstances.  In a Law Enforcement agency affiliated with the  Military?   You might as well forget about it. 

The stories here range from the simple familiarity of a conversation between lovers, to PWP's, to complicated plots involving cases and family trauma on both sides, to dealing with fellow Stallions and aggressive humans.  They're always entertaining and well written, and I've yet to be disappointed by one.  Nix is actually borrowing the Universe these stories are based in from the Horses of Different Colors series by James Walkswithwind ([info]zortified) and [info]wolfling.   However, you don't need to have read that Series before starting Myths and Revelations; Nix has made them all self-explanatory. That series is actually a Huston Knights AU, but I have to admit, having never seen the show, I wasn't all that interested in the fic.  But don't worry, there'll be more about this Universe at a later point.  Heh heh heh heh...

Just so you know, Parts 1 & 2 are dependant on each other. They're both fairly short, though, so that's no real problem. All the rest of the Series can be read separately. I suggest you read them in order, thought; I think they're more enjoyable that way. Nix is currently writing story # 9 in the series, and I'm awaiting it anxiously, but I decided to go ahead and post this, since the link I'm giving you here should link-up to the new one when it's added to the NCIS Fanfic Archive.  Enjoy them, I know I do!

Excerpt:  From Part #3: Visited and Voiced

Gibbs, however, was not gone. )

I rate this series:  Pretty Damn Good


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