Dawn Cunningham

"In the Line of Fire" (Sentinel/Highlander)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 18th December 2000 (1)

It's rather confusing to have more than one Dawn C. around in a fandom, and since I'd seen Dawn Cunningham's stuff before in Highlander fandom, I must admit when I first joined TS fandom, I was wondering if the two of them were the same person, since they both referred to themselves as Dawn C. But they aren't the same person at all! One is Cunningham, the other is (name-suppressed-at-author's-request).

I don't know how well the other Dawn knows Highlander, but Dawn Cunningham has demonstrated in this story, with various little touches and references, that she knows both universes well. I liked the little connections that she kept making, like wondering if a missing body was stolen by an identical twin like Tommy Juno. The characterisation isn't particularly deep, but it's fine. I have a bit of a niggle with a plot event, where Jim overhears something and is alarmed over it, when I would have thought he would have been able to tell from the person's tone of voice that it wasn't a panic situation. Also, I think Jim was a little too easily convinced by Blair about the existance of Immortals. But the banter between Jim and Blair is fun, particularly at the very end.

"Missing Evidence" (Sentinel/Highlander)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 18th December 2000 (3)

It is unusual for someone to write a series of crossovers, and then write another crossover crossing exactly the same universes, and not have them set in the same series, but that is what this author has done. So there I was, expecting a sequel to the previous stories, and it turns out it wasn't. C'est la vie. No reason why the author couldn't do that.

The point of this story was to frustrate Jim with missing dead bodies (which was fun), and once that had gone as far as it could, the story wound up pretty quickly. I liked the way that Richie was playing the innocent in front of the cops, the sort of thing that would make you want to beat up the bad guy, but since the reader knows (well, if they are a HL fan they know) that Richie isn't a bad guy, it's simply fun. Kinda like how Connor was treating the cops in the original movie. It's sort of a one-joke story, but it's enjoyable on that level.

"A Sense of Immortality" (Sentinel/Highlander)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 18th December 2000 (2)

This story is a sequel to "In The Line of Fire". This one opened well, with a little bit of a mystery about Blair (though I must admit I'm a bit surprised that Blair would have that much self-control...) It seemed a bit rushed to introduce a character and then do such drastic things to her. The plot seemed a bit contrived. But there were these fun little bits sprinkled around, like the reaction to Amanda.

It would be nice to have a sequel.

Farscape Series

(1) "The Farscape Project" (Farscape/Highlander)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 28th February 2002 (2)

I take my hat off to the author for managing to get Richie into the Farscape universe without contravening Farscape canon (well, it would have to contravene Highlander canon, since a dead Richie can't go anywhere...) Some bits were a bit info-dump-ish and not necessarily needed to make sense of the story, alas. (I really wish I hadn't read certain spoiler-ridden paragraphs, because Australia, despite Farscape being filmed here, is behind the rest of the world just as much as if the darned show were a completely US production -- that is, we're always a season behind). But, anyway, this served as a decent introduction to it all, let's hope that the series continues well; it could be very interesting.

(2) "Hope" (Farscape/Highlander/Stargate)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 28th February 2002 (3)

This is the second in the series, and it too is a well-constructed bridge, weaving the pieces together to set up the situation just the way the author wants it to be. Some parts are a bit glossed over, but forgivable. One is left in anticipation of more... as if we're waiting for the real story to start in the next part.