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11 December 2016 @ 09:26 pm
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Fic rec: Promises, by an anonymous author. Also on AO3 here.

This was written for me as part of the holmestice fic exchange. It's set in the verse of the 2013 Russian TV adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, and it's that rare thing: a really well written, gripping, long, gen casefic.

I love it because it's got so many of the elements I love in fic and mentioned in my sign-up, and which the author was kind enough to include :) But it's also a damn good fic in its own right, and I highly recommend it.

If you're not at all familiar with the TV series it's based on, you might find some aspects of it a bit odd, but they're really not -- that's just how things are in this verse! And it's still definitely worth reading even if you're not familiar with the verse.
Franklesscfrankles on December 11th, 2016 08:34 pm (UTC)
D'you know, I've just a couple of minutes ago finished commenting on this fic ^^ It is an excellent piece of work ^_^
Garonnegaronne on December 11th, 2016 08:58 pm (UTC)
It is, isn't it? I hope people won't be put off reading it just because it's gen in an obscure verse. It makes me wish I had tumblr or twitter or whatever, to post a rec there about it, as I often see people do nowadays on those sites. (Gosh, I sound like I still live in the Stone Age, but anyway, you know what I mean...)
the small hobbit: Holmes Watson deerstalkerthesmallhobbit on December 11th, 2016 08:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's a really good story - there's a lot of thought gone into it.
Garonnegaronne on December 11th, 2016 09:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, precisely my thought!
ringlatringlat on December 12th, 2016 03:47 pm (UTC)
ohhhh i LOVE the russian holmes!! will definitely check it out.
Garonnegaronne on December 13th, 2016 09:28 pm (UTC)
Enjoy! :)
okapi1895okapi1895 on December 19th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
I finished it a couple of days ago and think it's as good as any novella on the shelf in the mystery section of the bookstore I went to last week. Really top-shelf. Like a film or TV script. I have a passing familiarity with the new Russian 'verse (mostly for the Watson, whom I like and the boxing), but I don't see that as a hindrance, even if you were completely new to it.