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Favorite of the Stargate books?

A reader asks, "Which is your favorite of your Stargate books?"

Oh, tough question! I love them all!

I love the politics in Homecoming, getting to write my DC. I'm particularly proud of Woolsey's sections.

I love John captured by the Wraith in The Furies and Teyla's rescue of him. I love all of Steelflower's bits. I love Eva and Ronon and Laura in the ice caves. I love Guide telling Teyla his story.

I loved writing the backstory in Death Game. And I adore the Radek and Ronon show!

I love Osprey's story in Secrets, and the scene between John and Ronon on the cliffs. And I love the scene between Woolsey and Jack when Woolsey says that he's handing this to Jack because he's the guy who didn't nuke Abydos.

I love the final showdown with Queen Death in The Inheritors. I love Rodney's sacrifice.

But most of all I love the desert trek in The Lost. I think that's my favorite -- John, Teyla and Carson in the desert, from the beginning of that sequence to waking Avenger. John's low, and his beginning of the climb up. That's my favorite part of my Stargate books.


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Jun. 14th, 2013 11:46 am (UTC)
I love Ember too! Those scenes are all Melissa's. She's the big Ember fan, so she called dibs on him. I wrote about a third of Guide, but Ember is all her!
Jun. 13th, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
I also loved that angsty, tender, and a little bit humorous sequence of scenes in the desert. They revealed so much about John's past and his current fears and expectations. The supportive, no-nonsense, yet kind way Teyla interacted with him exemplified the true depths of their friendship. This laid the groundwork for their wonderful romantic relationship through the Legacy books. One of the great things about their relationship was how they were able to balance the love and worry they had for each other with their commitment to do their part in fighting the Wraith and taking care of all their responsibilities to their people.
Jun. 14th, 2013 11:48 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you loved it too. That really is my favorite part. And I'm always a sucker for the balance of love and duty, for love between people who respect one another enough to let go and trust, rather than start the "I won't allow you to go into danger" thing that seems to crop up so often. Both John and Jack in the Legacy series deal with it. Neither Teyla nor Sam are going to stay safe, or stay where they can keep an eye on them, and they've just got to deal with that.
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