Mentor (Sentinel zine)

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Zine
Title: Mentor
Publisher: Requiem Publications
Editor:
Author(s): Grey
Cover Artist(s): Lilac
Illustrator(s): Lilac
Date(s): Nov 1999 - Jan 2000 as netfic, 2003 as zine
Medium: print, online
Size:
Genre:
Fandom: The Sentinel
Language: English
External Links: Book One, Book Two, Book Three on Grey's page
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cover by Lilac

Mentor is a 277-page slash novel by Grey. The art is by Lilac.

It was first published in three "books" online from November 1999 to January 2000, then in 2003 republished as a zine.

Summaries

From the distributor: "During a murder investigation, Jim begins to suspect Blair has suffered abuse as a minor, possibly at the hands of his ‘mentor.’ They must learn to deal with their world spiraling tight around them, while Blair struggles through recovery."

From a 2007 eBay seller: "Jim & Blair are in the middle of what seems to be a thoroughly fine relationship when Eli Stoddard, Blair's 1st mentor, dies. Blair closes down, and it takes all of Ellison's detective skills to get to the gist of Blair's horrifying 1st months at Rainier. Cover by & interior photo manipulation art by Lilac. The younger Eli Stoddard is pictured as the currently aged Chris Mel, rather more like his Oz personality than his Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit."

Reactions and Reviews

I have to admit that I didn't really enjoy this story. It was very disturbing to me for some reason. I even skipped the second book. I think that it might have been because Blair was just so stubborn about being vulnerable, if that makes sense. Anyway, I put the 3rd book on my favorites list because of two simple lines. #1- "Ever heard of freedom of the press?" #2 "Ever heard of getting bitch slapped?" I swear, it's 5:14 in the morning right now (5/13/07) and I still laughed my head off. I haven't had a laugh like that in a while[1]

References

  1. Ximeria’s Lair