Set Fire to This Card House
|Title:||Set Fire to This Card House|
|Date(s):||28 February 2011 - 30 April 2011|
|Genre:||slash fanfiction, spyfic, AU|
|External Links:||Set Fire to This Card House (AO3)|
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Summary: "AU. In which you’ll find agents, hotel beds of varying sizes and sensible rules that still deserve to be broken."
Recs and Reviews
Why we love it: This is an epically long AU from perennial favorite author. The premise is intriguing with compelling characterizations. The plot is tight and the writing flawless. If you are looking for a really good long AU read this is definitely it.
I love a good AU and this is a great, long, AU. Steve is a spy "who does things differently" and Danny is his handler. Chin is their boss and Kono is the receptionist who is more than meets the eye. The story follows Steve and Danny as they travel the world on missions, stay in hotels, break rules and fall in love. Keeping characters in character is often tricky in an AU, but Zarah does it right. Danny still rants and Steve is still crazy and together they still have an intense chemistry. The author warns for graphic depictions of violence, but I don't think it's anything you wouldn't see on the show. Settle in with a nice cup of tea for this novella. It's one hell of a great read.