Broken Wings


 

Title: Broken Wings

 

Author: T. M. Alexander

 

Published:

 

Page Count: 179

 

Format: Full Size

 

Cover/Art: Cover and interior art by KOZ
 

Available From:  Agent With Style


Price:  $26.00 (US) * $30.00 (Mex/Can) * $32.00 (overseas)
 

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(Nominated for the 1999 STIFfie for Best Sentinel "/" Novel)

In the episode "Remembrance," we learn that Jim repressed the memory of finding his football coach's body in the woods near his home. What else has he repressed? An alternatingly heartbreaking and heartwarming novel by Tami Marie, herself a survivor, is a must read for any Sentinel fan.

When a murdered child is found two weeks before Christmas, it doesn't look like Happy Holidays for Ellison and Sandburg. As they struggle to unearth clues about the killer, a second victim appears -- another child, it's broken body abandoned in a cemetery. A young woman claiming to be in touch with "angels" offers help in the case but only Blair can help Jim to deal with a dark, personal demon.
 

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Um. The slash slut is hanging her head in shame because she read this a long time ago, but will have to re-read it to do a proper review. But hey! We're in luck, 'cause Angie has volunteered her insight! Thanks once again, Angie! I'm gonna have to send you some chocolate covered Blair éclairs with Jimmie sprinkles.
 

Angie's Rec:

Broken Wings (slash version) by T.M. Alexander

I was rather disappointed in this one. I mainly read slash, and I bought the slash version of this, thinking there was going to be a complicated relationship between the two. There was only one sex scene in the novel. Now don't get me wrong. I don't think for a minute that it has to have sex in it in order for it to be slash, but it wasn't just that. There was nothing in the relationship that made them seem like anything other than best friends, except for those two pages of sex. The rest of the time, they could have been brothers. If I had bought the gen version of it, I have a sneaking suspicion that it would look exactly like the slash version, with those two pages taken out. Also, if I had bought the gen version, I would have been thrilled with it.

This was a well-plotted, sensitive story, that obviously had good psychological backing in the way Jim's repressed memories surfaced during the working of a child-killer case. If I hadn't been anticipating the relationship angle in it, I would have been totally 100% impressed with it.

My recommendation for this, would be to buy the gen version of the story, unless you're a devoted slasher. And even if you are a devoted slasher, I'd buy it anyway, otherwise, you'll be missing a really good story.

 

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