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05 December 2006 @ 11:44 am
Okay people, seriously.  
Go read this and leave feedback, it's a ficlet by a wonderful writer (smhwpf) who is sometimes a bit shy about putting his work out there but who just puts me in absolute awe every time I have the pleasure of reading anything he's written.

The story is Tales of the First: The Desert and is the follow on from Tales of the First: The Calling but - here's the thing, you don't have to have read The Calling to appreciate The Desert, but once you've read the later ficlet you will want to read the prelude. Sam has a gift with language which makes the tone of this work utterly unique. It is deliberately archaic in its language (and as Sam's beta reader on this I'm sure he won't mind me saying that it's not as easy as the finished product makes it seem!) and as a result reads like a page from history.

Tales of the First is set in the Slayerverse but rather than focusing on any of the characters we've come to know from the shows, Sam takes the opportunity to explore the lore, the roots of that universe. The First Slayer.

What are you waiting for? Shoo. Go. Read.
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lmzjewel on December 5th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion Mara. I went over and read the story and I really enjoyed it.

LMZ
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: buffy behind you - mewhiskyinmind on December 5th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it - Sam is an incredible writer but he tends to be passed over by a lot of people in this fandom.
smhwpf on December 5th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks Sho!

And if that's part a prod for me to get on with the next bits, it's working! Will have a bash at rewriting teh first part of TotF: The City tonight, and hopefully send you something.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: willow/xander//embrace (pack) - mewhiskyinmind on December 5th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
Yay!

*claps hands together*

My ev0l plan is working!