mysticalchild_isis: (dr who five)
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This is my last rec for the week- just wanted to say thank you to the Calufrax mods, my fellow reccer [ profile] wendymr, and to everyone who commented on the recs and the stories. It's been a blast!

Story: 'Twixt Earth and Paradise
Author: Patrice
Rated: All-Ages
Word count: 45,336
Author’s summary: The Doctor is curious about a new settlement on a small, remote planet. However, an inquisitive mind is not always a good thing.
Characters/Pairings: Five, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, OCs
Warnings: None

And for my final rec, I offer a fantastic Fifth Doctor multi-chapter adventure story. Excellent writing and impeccable characterization make up a story that easily could have been an episode. Beyond being an excellent mystery story (with an occasional tinge of creepiness), the fic also contains some wonderful individual moments with each of the characters.
settiai: (Fifth Doctor -- seldomspeaking)
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Story: Balm of Gilead
Author: Patrice
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 37,496
Author's Summary: Still coping with the events surrounding "Enlightenment," the Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough stumble into the American South, circa 1850. While trying to help some newfound friends, Turlough makes a startling discovery about himself.
Characters/Pairings: Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, Fifth Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: Patrice is one of my favorite authors when it comes to the Fifth Doctor's era, and it was really hard to choose just one of her stories to rec. I finally decided on this one, though, for a variety of reasons. In it, she takes a difficult place and time period - the Deep South, sometime prior to the American Civil War - and throws the Doctor and his companions into a situation that that can't be "fixed" simply by a snap of the fingers. While there's an alien presence, many of the issues dealth with - most noticeably the issue of slavery - is because of humans, not aliens.

One of the things I adore about this story is that it gives us a deeper look at the Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough than is usually presented. By showing their reactions to the situation, each of them unique to the character's personality, it reveals quite a bit about who they really are inside. Add a delightfully complex plot to that, not to mention the story's length, and you're in for a terrific read.

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Story: Tinged with Red
Author: Patrice
Rating: not given at Teaspoon, but at it's Teen.
Author's summary: The Doctor's plan to involve his companions in an interesting project leads them all into a perilous situation that will prove to be a test of each one's personal strengths.
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan
Warnings: none

Recced because: I love Fifth Doctor adventure fics, and Patrice has written several excellent ones. All are well worth reading, but I settled on this particular one because it has especially good characterization of Adric. While exploring a seemingly peaceful planet, Adric quickly manages to become separated from the others and finds himself in a dangerous situation. Of course, Doctor, Nyssa, and Tegan don't fare very much better during their search for him, so all four have their problems. The alien world is interesting and the resolution is believable, making this story a highly satisfying read.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017