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Title: In the Company of Shadows/Evenfall

Author: Sonny & Ais

Status: WIP

Rating: M

Link: Sonny & Ais AFF page, ICOS Website

Summary: A series about two people who are thrown together as partners in a secret agency; their mission is to disband rebels who have propagated in a post-war future, but they have to deal with everything that comes with an unlikely partnership as well. Miscommunication, periods of distance, fleeting smiles and learning to trust someone when a person can't even trust himself, these are what they struggle with while still trying to do their jobs. One is a psychopath, called a murderer and monster and generally deemed subhuman by nearly everyone who knows of him; the other is an introvert, cold and emotionless and so lost in thoughts that he would agree that he can be called a monster of inhumanity. But what makes a person human; is it humanity, compassion, or is it simply the ability to reason? Can a monster be human, and general humanity breed monsters? While they learn about each other, they learn about themselves; where their loyalty and morality lies, and how learning to trust another person can be incredibly difficult, bittersweet, and rewarding all at the same time. Join Hsin Liu Vega (aka "Sin") and Boyd Beaulieu as they struggle to find where they fit in a world slowly recovering from war.

(Not my own summary, taken from here, a slash fic rec site)

This story is brilliant. There are no words whatsoever that I can say to convey how absolutely outstanding this whole saga is. The world in In The Company of Shadows is entirely different from the world which we live in. In that universe, the cold war never ended and unlike in the real world (where we managed to escape the various brushes with WWIII), the characters in this world were not so lucky. They suffered through nuclear war and survived.

Book One: Evenfall, Book Two: After Image, and the Interludes (need to read to understand Book 3) are posted. Book Three: Fade is on the works, and Book Four is planned.


After reading these three, check out Sonny's side fic After Midnight.

Summary: In a post-apocalyptic future, Gordon Frost can't get a break. He lives on the fringes of society, doing what usually illegal things he can do to get by. But taking life one day at a time takes on a whole new meaning when he meets a deadly stranger.


It has a lot of promise. Lots of nods to the main story ICOS storyline. I find a strange thrill finding random connections to main story. Plus I am liking main character Gordon, a flawed individual. Not all protagonist need be perfect. :P

Am (im)patiently waiting for updates :P


After Midnight FP, After Midnight AFF


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