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Joined 08-11-12, id: 4192786, Profile Updated: 05-05-15
Author has written 12 stories for Mass Effect, Elder Scroll series, and Dragon Age.

Husband, father, freethinker, skeptic, philosophical theist, hawkish liberal, pragmatist, absolutist of liberty, educator, bureaucrat, white-hat hacker, amateur historian, freelance writer, would-be novelist, dabbler in digital art, Freemason, occasional bingo caller.

I've written, co-authored, or edited about twenty books for the tabletop role-playing-game industry (although I've been out of that business since about 2006). I have also written an original novel but it just isn't working to my satisfaction . . . I can't see a mainstream publisher buying it and it probably wouldn't do well if I self-published it. I have ideas for several more novels, but if I can't get the first one going there's no point in agonizing over the rest. I need to work on some of my literary skills.

Hence, fan-fiction.

In particular, I've been obsessing over the Mass Effect computer games and their associated franchise, so that's where I've been concentrating my efforts. I really need to be getting my original fiction unstuck and out where people can see it, but for now I'm having a lot of fun, learning a few new facets of the novelist's craft, and building an audience for my prose.


Current Status (as of 5 May 2015): I have an opportunity to break into a market for original fiction, if I can produce a novella-length piece of work by the end of this month. That means I'm likely to be a bit slow to update for the next few weeks - we'll have to see how quickly I can make progress on the story I have in mind. I'm not abandoning any of the stories I have in progress, but the opportunity to actually sell some original work has to take precedence. See you shortly.


The Memoirs Series

This is my main continuity: three complete novels and five short stories at present, with more planned.

The Memoirs series retells the Mass Effect story - but most of the story is told from the point of view of Liara T'Soni, writing about her experiences from a time centuries after the end of the Reaper War. Liara as a mature asari matron is looking back on her youthful adventures with the famous Commander Shepard, remembering their triumphs, their tragedies, and their love affair.

So far the following stories are in the series, in chronological order:

Memoirs itself details the events of the war against Saren Arterius and the geth. Liara meets Shepard, fights at his side, helps him to discover the truth about the Reapers, and eventually helps him defeat Saren and Sovereign. Along the way she discovers romantic love for the first time in her life, beginning her doomed affair with the human hero. She also lays the groundwork for her eventual transformation from obscure, reclusive scientist into one of the galaxy's great powers. Complete.

Memoirs: The Illium Years picks up a few days after the destruction of the first Normandy and the loss of Commander Shepard. For two years Liara works independently, building up her position as a powerful information broker. Then the Collectors begin a campaign against the civilized galaxy on behalf of their Reaper masters, and Liara pits everything she has against them . . . aided by the sudden return of Commander Shepard. Complete.

Memoirs: The Reaper War begins a few weeks before the Reapers attack Earth. Liara and Shepard are two of the most dangerous people in the galaxy, finally together as a married couple and as comrades-in-arms. Yet they are up against the most devastating threat in all galactic history: the Reapers themselves. The war that follows will test them both to their absolute limits, and they may find that victory carries a cost too painful to bear. Complete.

The Spectre and the Doorman is a short story set during the Reaper War. Ash Williams is stuck on the Citadel after being injured on Mars at the beginning of the war. She's been made the second human Spectre, and that's great, but sitting on the light-duty list is boring. Until she decides to take a chance on a friend who might turn out to be more than that. A piece of fluff written mostly for a forum contest. Complete.

Broken Things is a short story, set about four years after the end of the Reaper War, during the chaotic period of immediate recovery. Liara and Miranda are called to an isolated house in the Thessian wilderness, and what they learn there changes them both. Complete.

The Silk Revolution will probably end up novella or short-novel length. Over a decade after the Reaper War, Miranda Lawson comes to Thessia to help Liara and her friends deal with an outbreak of civil unrest in the Republic of Armali. Along the way, Miranda and Liara become rather more than mere friends and colleagues. In progress.

Confessions is a short story, set forty years after the end of the Reaper War, during the period of galactic reconstruction. Liara visits her father Aethyta for the last time, but finds that the dying Matriarch has one last confession to make and one last piece of good advice to offer before she departs. Complete.

Encounter in Darkness is a short story, set about seventy years after the end of the Reaper War, after the foundation of a new galactic polity to replace the old Citadel Alliance and its Council. While traveling from Illium back to Thessia, Liara meets a very unexpected admirer and spends a rather tense hour in his company. Complete.

All the Western Stars is a novel set four hundred years after the end of the Reaper War. Liara had an illustrious career in diplomacy and politics, but now she is long since retired. Then a new threat arises to disturb the galaxy's peace, and she finds herself called on to fight once more. But what role will the Reapers - and the long-departed Shepard - have to play in this new conflict? In progress.

The Queen of Close Calls is a set of five Alternature Universe drabbles, based on events in the main Memoirs continuity. The format is "four things that didn't happen to Liara T'Soni, and one that did." Liara has had a lot of close calls in her career, apparently, and if some of them happen differently, the resulting universes turn out to be very dark indeed. Written for a forum contest. Complete.

This series started almost as an experiment, but over time I've evolved several objectives for it:

1) Fulfill the promise of Liara's character. I think Liara is a very engaging and interesting personality, fully capable of standing as the protagonist of her own story. Even in the games, it's clear that she's a very important figure - Commander Shepard may be the protagonist, but he can't win without Liara's support. Yet what we see of her in the games is often rather two-dimensional. I can understand why. That's Commander Shepard's story, Liara is just one supporting character among many, and the player may well choose a different character to receive the focus of Shepard's attention. In a literary form, though, we can give Liara a bit more of her due.

2) Give Shepard and Liara a happy ending. In the games, any romantic relationship between Shepard and Liara is pretty much doomed to a tragic ending. Most conclusions of Mass Effect 3 leave them (apparently) permanently separated. Like many fans of the game, that left me badly dissatisfied - so by the Goddess, in my series they're going to get the resolution they deserve. Which is not to say, of course, that it's going to be easy for them to get there, or that it will happen in a way most of us might expact. Those little blue children will have to wait for the fourth novel in the series.

3) Add a bit more science and "big ideas" content to the Mass Effect universe. I'm a "hard science fiction" author at heart, and while Mass Effect is actually much better than most computer games about taking science and world-building seriously, there's always room for improvement. Science fiction is a literature of ideas, and I'm much happier when the characters in an SF story are dealing with big ideas and their consequences.

The Memoirs series is currently in the process of being cross-posted to other sites as well, including (for now) An Archive of Our Own and DeviantArt. I'm also starting to dabble in fan-art, and have posted a number of images of varying quality to DeviantArt, inspired by my fiction. Feel free to check out my work there under the account name Sharrukin-of-Akkad.

A few words about from-the-game assumptions:

My Shepard is a Colonist and War Hero, who behaves as a Paragon the vast majority of the time (although there are a few exceptions). As far as physical appearance is concerned, he's the default male based on Mark Vanderloo.

I am not assuming any of the three (or four) canonical endings for Mass Effect 3. To be brutally honest, despite my general respect and praise for the Bioware writing teams, I am not at all impressed with the writing that went into the canonical endings (although I will admit the Extended Cut DLC did improve things quite a bit). As you read any of the Memoirs stories that occur after the end of the Reaper War, please don't assume that the Red, Blue, or Green Space Magic occurred exactly as they did in the game. After the Battle of Earth this continuity perforce goes off in its own direction. Presumably the conclusion of Memoirs: The Reaper War makes most of this clear - yes, Control with a generous helping of Synthesis in the mix, but all of it rewritten to make more dramatic and scientific sense. At least to me.

In general, I like to stick close to canon - writing these stories from a point of view other than Shepard's is usually enough to give me a fresh perspective. However, if I see ways to improve on the canon plot, or if the canon plot just flat-out doesn't make any sense, I will get out the red pen and start rewriting.

I should point out that I don't regard any of this work as transcending the canon plotlines from the games, except in a very limited sense. Writing for a computer game is a completely different art form than writing literary fiction, even if it's more or less the same story in both cases. The game form imposes a lot of constraints on the writer, and can make it very difficult to produce a complex plot that is well explained and makes sense every step of the way. In the novel form we can do better because it's easier to construct and support a coherent plot. As I play with the elements Bioware's writers created for us, I cannot but acknowledge my profound debt to their work.


Mirror

This piece of Dragon Age fiction started out as a one-chapter short story, but as soon as I got into that one chapter I realized there was a whole novella, or even a short novel, hiding behind it. It's primarily the love story of a male Human Mage Warden and Morrigan, the Witch of the Wilds. It's written in third person, with the viewpoint usually alternating between the two lead characters, demonstrating how similar the two of them are and how they change one another in the course of the Fifth Blight. Still in progress.


The Smith's Tale

This story is set in the Elder Scrolls universe, and represents an effort to try out some new writing techniques - short vignettes, scraps of dialogue, action scenes, vivid description, all written in third person rather than the first-person form I normally use. Just stretching my authorial muscles a little. This story appears to be complete at novella length for now, although I may come back to Tamriel at some point.


Reviews Policy

Generally I appreciate reviews no matter the source, and I'll accept reviews even if they're negative or show only a superficial reading of the story. However, I do prefer that reviews be signed, so that I can see who they're actually from and possibly respond with a PM. I reserve the right to delete unsigned reviews. If you want to guarantee that your review gets posted, sign in and post it under your account.


Shout-Outs

First off, I must acknowledge my debt to alliedforces74, as one of the few other authors working on a major piece of fiction with a Male Shepard-Liara pairing. Her novel-in-progress, Legacy, is a strong and capably written look at Shepard, using the same "memoirs" premise that I'm applying for Liara. Very highly recommended. She's also one of my more faithful readers and reviewers, and I very much appreciate her support. Not to mention that she has graciously permitted me to borrow a few background details for my take on Shepard's character!

There's also the talented Russian artist who goes by the username of Sp1ash on DeviantArt. His fan-art piece, "The Broker," fits my image of Liara during the events of Memoirs: The Illium Years almost perfectly. I got his permission to incorporate it into the cover image for the novel, but you should go and appreciate the original piece in all its glory.

Likewise, the Ukrainian artist LuckyFK has been cranking out a lot of superb paintings on Mass Effect themes, and (with his permission) I've used his piece "Sunset" for the cover of All the Western Stars. Go and check out the rest of his very extensive, very nicely done gallery.

I've accumulated a number of very supportive readers and reviewers over the past few years - possibly too many for me to acknowledge all at once. Particular thanks go to Bhoddisatva, CyanB, DarthCruciare, Desert Sunrise, DracolDuran79, DrLucienSanchez, eriskbo, FasterGhost, hochrami, Janizary, jay8008, Lokken.8, MizDirected, Phygmalion, Quathis, theherocomplex, w00tl00ps, and Ygrain33. All of them have devoted many hours to reading my stories, often contributing useful critique or story ideas along the way. They, and all the many others who have taken the time to read, review, and follow my work, have my gratitude and respect.


Last updated 5 May 2015.

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Moments In Time, Moments In Space by Ygrain33 reviews
Jack and Shepard romance throughout ME3, giving them more space than the game did. A sequel to On the Other Side. Rated mainly for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 23,764 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 4/27 - Published: 5/1/2014 - Jack, Shepard (M)
Changeling by Dandy in the Aspic reviews
When all is lost, how do you go on? When the galaxy is falling apart, when duty and reason come between love and comfort, when the world is painted in greys, how can you find your way back? Project Changeling has the power to destroy them forever. This is the story of Shepard and Kaidan finding hope and home again. ME2, ME3, DLC, AU. Action/drama/romance/family. Image: iron-han.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 50 - Words: 276,436 - Reviews: 512 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 238 - Updated: 4/22 - Published: 9/4/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
That Which Was Lost by Dr. Jekyl reviews
Benezia T'Soni survived the events of Noveria, but spent the entire war in stasis. Revived in the wake of the Reaper's defeat, she now has to adapt to a galaxy where her homeworld is in ruins, her former bondmate is her unhappy minder and her daughter is an angry stranger. Benezia/Aethyta, FemShep/Liara.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 87,124 - Reviews: 275 - Favs: 347 - Follows: 487 - Updated: 4/4 - Published: 8/26/2012 - [Benezia, Aethyta] Liara T'Soni
Ghost, Ghost, I Know You Live Within Me by theherocomplex reviews
For Shepard and Garrus, death is just another technicality.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 42 - Words: 191,243 - Reviews: 385 - Favs: 320 - Follows: 386 - Updated: 2/20 - Published: 6/10/2013 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] Miranda L.
Legacy by alliedforces74 reviews
With the Reaper war over and galactic civilization reestablished, the man himself John Shepard tells his story. Will span all 3 games, cover Mindoir, military training, Elysium and eventually, Liara. Action, adventure, drama, romance and much more contained within. Please review. Update: Nothing is as it seems on Feros.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 98,756 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 5/11/2014 - Published: 10/17/2012 - Shepard (M), Liara T'Soni
Interstitium by AssaultSloth reviews
Flashbacks, interstitial scenes, and backdoor dealings. A companion to ME2 focusing on characters and worlds, big and small.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 33 - Words: 535,038 - Reviews: 884 - Favs: 851 - Follows: 668 - Updated: 4/30/2014 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Shepard (M), Garrus V., Miranda L., Tali'Zorah - Complete
On the Other Side by Ygrain33 reviews
The years when Connor Shepard wasn't exactly a book officer seemed long gone, until he found himself resurrected into another life by Cerberus, and on top of it, falling for the most improbable woman: a crazy biotic with a criminal record more extensive than her tattoos. Jack-Shepard romance, from both PoVs. A series of drabbles, hopefully chronological. Rated for Jackisms.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 54 - Words: 21,524 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 4/13/2014 - Published: 7/28/2013 - Jack, Shepard (M) - Complete
Multitude by ChronicallyinFlaming reviews
Written for mass effect kink. For once, rather Shepard being on the receiving end of all the romantic attention from strangers, Liara finds herself being hit on by a multitude of people. Thus Shepard has to make clear to everybody that Liara is hers, and that nobody touches her girl.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,830 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/31/2014 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard (F) - Complete
Like Ice by Reyairia reviews
Despite his bitterness, his rudeness towards her, his near uselessness, she has loved him, cared for him, given his life new meaning. It is so illogical, so beyond his comprehension, so challenging to everything he has ever believed in, but Liara has always been that, hasn't she? Collection of drabbles and oneshots. Not in chronological order.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 18,601 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 3/2/2014 - Published: 9/21/2012 - [Javik, Liara T'Soni]
Control That Which You Cannot Destroy by jay8008 reviews
Cerberus' goal was simple in concept: resurrect Shepard to be precisely the same. They failed. Pushing forward, the result was a powerful, untested cybernetic soldier who doubts his own humanity. Now, he will need to lean on his new crew of unknowns, old friends, a past love, and a new one even more fragile than he. [Many thanks to my fellow authors 'JacksAreWild' and 'Bebus']
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 226,627 - Reviews: 520 - Favs: 295 - Follows: 298 - Updated: 2/25/2014 - Published: 4/20/2012 - Liara T'Soni, Jack, Shepard (M)
Binary Star by Bazylia de Grean reviews
"But that's what we are: a soldier and her commanding officer. We had a war to win, there was no time for friendship." "There might be now." / Winning was the easy part, all right; what comes after that is much harder. There is a galaxy to rebuild, but first Shepard has to pick up the pieces and pull herself together again. Post-ME3.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 61,842 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 12/19/2012 - Published: 7/26/2012 - [Shepard (F), Admiral Hackett] OC, Miranda L. - Complete
Ghost by cellostargalactica reviews
"If she looks at him out of the corner of her eye, she doesn't recognize him. He's a bone-thin, harrowed survivor who has taken her bright, loving son's place. He's a ghost, drifting from room to room, leaving a chill behind. She's afraid to leave him alone, for fear that he'll disappear." Vignettes on grief from an outside perspective. Post ME1.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,292 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/16/2012 - Kaidan A. - Complete
An Argument, A Separation by ChronicallyinFlaming reviews
Jane Shepard and Liara have an argument. One of them accuses the other of lying about something. Their argument grows too heated causing one to just storm out of the room, leaving the other to scream at the closed door before sinking to the floor in tears. Now they both had to deal with the consequences of the war and what's its done to them, apart. Complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 29,716 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 11/29/2012 - Published: 11/23/2012 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard (F) - Complete
Lose Yourself by alliedforces74 reviews
Thessia has fallen, and Shepard needs to comfort the one who means the most to him. One shot. My take on what I would have liked to see.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,230 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/10/2012 - Shepard (M), Liara T'Soni
Only Skin by quondam reviews
On the final assault of the Cronos Station, Shepard discovers what she always feared the most: that she wasn't just a reconstruction, but a clone of the original Commander Shepard. She and those close to her must come to their own terms with what this revelation means to them. This story is a mix of FShepard/Kaidan and FShepard/Garrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 51,198 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 10/6/2012 - Published: 9/3/2012 - Shepard (F) - Complete
The Last Stand of Kaidan Alenko by DSaint reviews
When you are responsible for the lives of others, you make choices no one else wants to make. Commander John Sheperd made his choice. The many, over the one. Staff Lieutenant Kaidan Alenko made his, as well. The many, over himself. Today is the day Kaidan Alenko dies.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,022 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/11/2012 - Kaidan A. - Complete
An Unusual Legacy by Dr. Jekyl reviews
Benezia worries, sometimes, that there is nothing of her former bondmate in their daughter. Every now and then, though, Liara proves her wrong.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,416 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/17/2012 - Benezia, Liara T'Soni
A Good Night by themarshal reviews
The crew of the SSV Normandy has its first night of shore leave in weeks. Alice Shepard struggles to reconcile her role as Commander with her feelings about her crew.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 37,769 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 199 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 5/13/2011 - Published: 1/15/2011 - [Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni] - Complete
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Mirror reviews
Witch of the Wilds and Circle mage, it was a strange chance that they should even meet, much less become heroes and partners of legend together. Yet long before they met, Morrigan and the Warden already had more in common than either of them might have expected. A short collection of scenes from the time of the Fifth Blight.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 48,692 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 5/5 - Published: 12/7/2014 - [Morrigan, Amell]
All the Western Stars reviews
Centuries after the end of the Reaper War, Liara T'Soni has long since retired into the quiet of private life. Yet when new threats rise to threaten the galaxy's long peace, she is forced to fight once more. Can she and a new generation of allies win yet another desperate war? What role will the Reapers - and the long-departed Shepard - have to play? Part of the Memoirs continuity.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 150,568 - Reviews: 476 - Favs: 171 - Follows: 201 - Updated: 4/20 - Published: 5/17/2014 - [Liara T'Soni, Shepard (M)]
Broken Things reviews
A few years after the Reaper War is over, Liara and Miranda are called to an isolated house deep in the Thessian wilderness. What they learn there will change them both forever. Part of the Memoirs continuity.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,262 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 4/5 - Published: 7/7/2013 - Liara T'Soni, Miranda L. - Complete
The Silk Revolution reviews
The Reaper War exposed deep contradictions in asari society, but in the aftermath, the fight to survive delayed any resolution. Now, over a decade later, a former Cerberus operative and a renegade asari maiden must find a way to stand for justice amid the fires of revolution. Adventure, drama, science fiction, and a surprising romance. Part of the Memoirs continuity.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,070 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 4/4 - Published: 3/16 - [Miranda L., Liara T'Soni]
Memoirs: The Reaper War reviews
Finally the Shadow Broker and the galaxy's champion have found their way back together. Now they face the greatest challenge in history: the return of the Reapers. To defeat this foe, Liara and Shepard will have to work miracles . . . but in the end, they may find the cost too great to bear.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 254,115 - Reviews: 731 - Favs: 258 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 2/6 - Published: 8/10/2013 - [Liara T'Soni, Shepard (M)] - Complete
The Smith's Tale reviews
When Ivar Ragnarsson came home to Skyrim, all he wanted was to find a quiet corner of the world and make an honest living. This is the story of how an ordinary smith discovered he was anything but ordinary . . . and how he fought, feasted, and loved his way across the land and into a most unexpected destiny. The first portion of Skyrim, as told in 1000-word vignettes.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 41,289 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 182 - Follows: 183 - Updated: 12/17/2014 - Published: 12/3/2013 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Lydia, Rayya - Complete
Memoirs: The Illium Years reviews
After Shepard is killed, Liara is left alone. She knows the galaxy is in danger, but what can one former archaeologist do against the threat of the Reapers? Maybe nothing, but Shepard's lover has learned not to give up too easily. Science fiction, adventure, intrigue, and a dash of romance.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 250,559 - Reviews: 733 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 10/4/2014 - Published: 12/8/2012 - [Liara T'Soni, Shepard (M)] - Complete
The Queen of Close Calls reviews
Four things that didn't happen to Liara T'Soni, and one that did. A collection of five AU drabbles, loosely connected to the Memoirs continuity. Written for the September 2014 contest on Aria's Afterlife. Title inspired by w00tl00ps, with thanks.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,140 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 9/7/2014 - Published: 9/2/2014 - [Liara T'Soni, Shepard (M)] - Complete
The Spectre and the Doorman reviews
Ash might have become a Spectre, but she was still sitting on the sidelines of the biggest war in history. Still, she found that life on the Citadel as one of the Council's leading aides had its compensations. Written for the July 2014 contest on Aria's Afterlife. Technically part of the Memoirs continuity, although Liara does not appear. Mildly explicit.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,703 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/19/2014 - [Ashley W., A. Bailey] - Complete
Memoirs reviews
Centuries after the end of the Reaper War, a respected asari scientist and political leader tells the story of her youthful adventures with the legendary Shepard. Fighting to save the galaxy is one thing, but figuring out human motivations can be much harder. Science fiction, action-adventure, and a romance on slow burn.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 165,179 - Reviews: 478 - Favs: 325 - Follows: 187 - Updated: 1/12/2014 - Published: 8/14/2012 - [Liara T'Soni, Shepard (M)] - Complete
Encounter in Darkness reviews
Decades after the Reaper War, Liara is traveling aboard a passenger liner when she meets someone very unusual. Is this a simple encounter with an unexpected admirer, or is something more sinister going on? Part of the Memoirs continuity.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,784 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 10 - Published: 11/15/2013 - Liara T'Soni - Complete
Confessions reviews
Years after the Reaper War is over, Liara goes to visit her father for what may be the last time, but Aethyta has one more piece of good advice to offer, and one last thing to lift from her conscience. Part of the Memoirs continuity.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,082 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 15 - Published: 4/30/2013 - Liara T'Soni, Aethyta - Complete