|astridv (astridv) wrote,|
@ 2009-12-15 12:55 am UTC
|Entry tags:||fic_recs:jennifer_keller, fic_recs:sga, ladies_in_fiction|
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Santa
Jennifer/Rodney; PG-13; Characters: John, Jennifer, Rodney; action/adventure, h/c, drama; post S5; 33,000 words
Summary: John is dealing with his teammates' love lives just like any other emotional issue: by ignoring the situation and hoping it goes away. But when a mission gone wrong traps John, Rodney and Jennifer a thousand feet beneath New Lantea's ocean -- injured and out of touch with Atlantis, with the clock running down and a mysterious enemy in pursuit -- they're either going to have to work out their differences ... or die trying.
why rec'd: I loved this story! Aside from the *extremely* creepy, scary action-adventure plot, I find the way it deals with the shifting character dynamics and the development in John and Rodney's friendship believable and emotionally satisfying. And I love how the relationship between Jennifer and Rodney is portrayed.
After reading the first few pages I realized that I'd been waiting for just this: a story that acknowledges and untangles the changes in the characters and their relationships... and I'm so happy this story found a writer who treats all the characters respectfully. Superb writing style and character voices on top of that. This is a real treat.