The Lantean Legacy

Title: The Lantean Legacy
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Series Summary: The expedition marks two years without help from Earth and by a stroke of luck finds a full ZPM. Installing that ZPM in their sleeping city has lasting consequences for the entire expedition.

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Book 1

Title:  No Enemy Within
Author: Keira Marcos
Beta(s): Chris King, Ladyholder, & Djaddict
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis

Pairings: McKay/Sheppard (many secondary pairings)
Genre: Alternate Universe, Romance, Action Adventure
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 66,900
Warnings: graphic sex, secondary character death and violence
Summary: John and Rodney face changes in their friendship, Earth”s abandonment of the expedition, and find themselves altered for life when they accept a gift from Atlantis.

Book 2

Title: In the Silence
Author: Keira Marcos
Betas: Ladyholder, Chris King, & Jilly James
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard (many secondary pairings)
Genre: Alternate Universe, Romance, Action Adventure
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 58,118
Warnings: Graphic sex, explicit language, off-screen death of people you don’t know, Jack O’Neill is a real smart ass.
Summary: Earth makes contact and the SGC is forced to reap the consequences of Landry’s decisions regarding the Atlantis expedition.

John Sheppard
(actor: Joe Flanigan)

Dr. Rodney McKay
(actor: David Hewlett)

Dr. Elizabeth Weir
(actress: Jessica Steen)

Dr. Daniel Jackson
(actor: Michael Shanks)

Vala Mal Doran
(actress: Claudia Black)

Teyla Emmagen
(actress: Rachel Luttrell)

Dean Bates
(actor: Dean Marshall)

Evan Lorne
(actor: Kavan Smith)

Chase Harris
(actor: Chris Pine)

Anne Teldy
(actress: Christina Cox)

Nathan O”Neill
(actor: Chace Crawford)

Benjamin Bates
(actor: Josh Hartnett)

Dr. Radek Zelenka
(actor: David Nykl)

Dr. Miko Zelenka
(actress: Nanako Matsushima)

Marcus Stackhouse
(actor: Boyan Vukelic)

Jason Markham
(actor: Joseph May)

Ronon Dex
(actor: Jason Momoa)

Tyre Daos
(actor: Mark Dacascos)

Major General Jack O’Neill
(actor: Richard Dean Anderson)

Colonel Samantha Carter
(actress: Amanda Tapping)

Lt. Colonel Mitchell
(actor: Ben Browder)

Dr. Patrick Sheppard
(actor: Viggo Mortensen)

Commander David Sheppard (actor: Dylan Neal)

Dr. Matthew Sheppard
(actor: Jensen Ackles)

Dr. Jeanie McKay
(actress: Kate Hewlett)

Jonas Quinn
(actor: Corin Nemec)


(actor: Jared Padalecki)

The Atlantis Collective, designation Primitus Civitas
(actress: Natalie Portman)

(actor: Shemar Moore)

(actress: Jolene Blalock)

(actress: Zoe Saldana)


181 Responses to The Lantean Legacy

  1. ladyholder says:



    You impress me every. Single. Time.

    Nice job.


  2. Chris King says:

    That’s gorgeous.

    *doing the geriatric fangirl chairdance of glee*

  3. Dharte says:

    WOW… i want an avatar ^^
    Really Keira, your work is amazing and i can’t stop reading…

  4. Phlebas says:

    Oh Yeah 🙂

  5. Jen T says:

    Woohoo! Absolutely looking forward to the new series…it sounds so exciting! 🙂 I’m a total fan of everything you write so I know it will not disappoint (like you ever could!).

    Out of curiosity sake…I see that Dr. J (my fav SG1 character) and Ms. Mal Doran are pictured right below everyone’s favorite couple…does that mean they will have some prominent ‘screen’ time as well in this series?

    • Keira Marcos says:

      Not so much in the first book though Daniel has a pivotal role in the end of it. In book 2 things will be a little more focused on individual plot lines. The first book had a lot of world building and plot arc building in it. You get a little bit of everything.

  6. Desertpoet says:

    This looks like its going to be AMAZING. I can’t wait!
    Also Zoe Saldana is seriously hot

  7. Metheglyn says:

    This looks like it’s going to be fun. The Avatars especially look rather intriguing. Hope to see this story up soon! 🙂

  8. welfycat says:

    Oh, wow. This looks fabulous already (as usual)! *drools*
    Noticed that John’s family (your incarnation of them) aren’t listed on the cast page, but I think (I may be misremembering) that you’ve said elsewhere that they will be somewhere in here as well (or at least mentioned). I do hope we get to see them, as they are pretty much my favorite OC’s ever (that said, I love all your OC’s (and parenthetical expressions, apparently)) and all the personalities you give to the characters that we see in the show but don’t know much about. And super excited to see Vala and Daniel, as they are two of my favorite SG characters ever (after John, Rodney and Jack).

    TL;DR. Super excited. Yay.

  9. helengloucester says:

    OMG you’ve got Teyla & Bates together. LOL. And mini-Jack, sorry Nathan, is making an appearance. I’m bouncing in my seat in anticipation. I’m just do darned excited.
    Blessings on you milady Keira.

  10. Hummmmm love you ! And seriously i love my covert art even if I gave you an hard times with my mistakes, I was not in shape last week lol

    So, i made the stuff like you wanted, email checking (two emails in fact) when you can.

  11. Indus says:

    To quote my favorite Scooby- Jeepers! Can’t wait to see what this is about. And more Chris Pine pretty!

  12. christella says:

    this looks freaking incredible,
    the way you described it had me interested,but this makes me giddy
    i cannot wait,your original fans are going to love you for it but i think this will make you many new ones.

  13. Lyn says:

    You are such a tease! You have no IDEA how excited I am to see another story come from you! I’ve probably checked back every day since I found out about this to see if it’s posted. It sounds fantastic and I cannot wait!

  14. Casey says:

    OMG, i can’t wait for this story, i hope that you post soon.

  15. Yaoi no Kokoro/Nayalion says:

    A story with avatars and McShep????? WOW, can´t wait to read it. Am I seeing it right, that you´ve paired Lorne with Chris? (Yippie yeah, joining the dance of the others). And double-yeah for casting the cute Josh for the role of Bates brother (?, son would be weird).

    Just one small typo: Jared´s last name is Padalecki (with an e), maybe you´d like to change it….which gives me one question…where is our beloved Matt Sheppard, his “brother”? Hope they will arrive in book 2 when Atlantis finally reconnects with Earth.

    • Keira Marcos says:

      I’ve corrected that typo three times only to forget to save changes on the page every single time. SIGH.

      As to the other– I’m not answering any questions regarding future character appearances or plot elements because I don’t want to risk spoiling it for some people who want to be surprised.

      I will say that Book 2 will be a story exclusively about Pegasus which will make sense after you’ve read book 1.

  16. Qzee says:

    I so want to read this. *offers a spencer reid of his own to Atlas* I look forward to seeing this.

  17. Annia says:

    Thank God August is almost here!

  18. Fidelia says:

    God, I just saw this page and now I really REALLY want to read that fic of yours!

    Fortunately I’ve seen, that it’s already in beta, so I hope that I haven’t to wait to long *cheer for the betas*

  19. Yinka Wills says:

    Another SGA series! With Avatars! WhooHooo!!!!
    you are MADE OF WIN! 🙂

    Just let us, your devoted (or as the critic said, *rabid*) fangirls know what we can do to support you.

    P.S BTW, are you still accepting fics celebrating your amazing 1million words milestone?

    PPS Just saw ‘Inception’. If you ever saw it, and got inspired to write fic about it?… Worlds. Would. Collide.

  20. Sheri says:

    Can’t wait to read. I just love your work.

  21. Tempest says:

    OMG! I started screaming with glee as son as I pulled up this page. I cannot wait for this new series. I am SO excited!

    I noticed that Mini-Jack is finally making an appearance in one of your fics and I cannot wait to see what you have in store for him and for everyone else.

    Good luck!

  22. MOrgan says:

    Happy Dance! Looking forwards to Chapter 1. And for once seeing the speed of July passing is too slow.

  23. Cleo says:

    Okay…this is just. No words can describe the anticipation this has created in me for this new series. and I wholeheartedly concur in wanting an avatar especially Jared and Shemar. *sighs*

  24. tamster says:

    Snoopy happy dance! 🙂

  25. Maria says:

    Oh My I can’t wait for the new series to start….you the are reason my family thinks I need to get out more…. but why listen to them when the is McShep love to indulge in!

    Can’t wait for the update

  26. delerium95 says:

    That has to be the prettiest group of people I have ever seen. I’m so excited about this.

  27. debbie says:

    i am so excited, goin away 4 2 weeks so hopin when get back will have updated.keep up the good work.x

  28. Shanna says:

    Just had to throw in a *squeeee* about Dr. Miko Zelenka.

    And get in line to read this one, when you have it ready for us :).

  29. Erin says:

    Avatars? I am familiar with the term for computer use. But is this more like the movie, Avatar? I have never seen that movie. Do I need to before i read the fic?
    BTW, I like the book cover.
    Also, I really like the photo you chose to post of David Nkyl. He has very kissable lips, I think.

  30. Annia says:

    Hmmm, does the fact that it says ‘book one’ instead of ‘chapter one’ mean that the update is going to be longer than usual?

  31. Dennie says:

    Can you go through withdrawal before you read something? *runs back to WMHB to look for mini-jack*

  32. M-chan says:

    *whee* Just spotted this… I can’t wait, it looks like it should be brilliant, I am totally intrigued by the Avatars. I guess I’m going to have to re-up my stalking of your site 😉
    I love that you give us a cast btw I don’t think I’ve ever told you that. Also I love that your OC’s fit so perfectly into their universes 😀

  33. Dana says:

    Ooh~! Looking forward to this! And getting a full ‘book’ at once! ^^ And on the ereader it will go~~

  34. Rachel says:

    ooohhh i am so excited for a new series! i always look forward to your fics, and a new verse to explore is wonderful. 😀

  35. Becca says:

    This already seems promising. I really can’t wait until you publish a fic for this. I am dancing in my seat.

  36. Kay says:

    I’d call you a cocktease, but I don’t have a cock. *Pouts* So I’ll just pretend that I’m not obsessed and won’t cancel any and all plans, ignore all writing and editing deadlines, and abandon my family when you do post it … tomorrow?

  37. Anesidora says:

    omg hpppy happy happy XD
    Can’t wait to read this im sitting here squealing lol
    muchas gracias!

  38. Alwaysand says:

    Is it weird to feel like I’m 5 and counting down till Christmas? Thanks for letting me shake the box under the tree by putting up this page and all these pictures. And is it just me or does the cast seem significantly younger than you normally portray them?

  39. epona34 says:

    I’m already amazed by this page. I just can’t wait to read this fic.
    Thanks for sharing all those little details. It makes waiting so much sweeter…

  40. Romyra says:

    Your casting of Natalie Portman just gave me mad goosebumps!!!!
    I am definitely gonna keep an eye out for Book one of this new series.

  41. Keisha says:

    I can’t wait for this to start and intrigued by the avatars.

  42. LadyLilith says:

    Nathan O’Neill, Benjamin Bates, Dr. Miko Zelenka…
    NOW I’m really curious!!!!!! ^^
    and pictures next to each other mean a pairing, right??!? I can’t wait to read how you get Teyla and Bates together. ^^
    SOOOOOO looking forward to this!!!!!! ^^


    • LadyLilith says:

      oh, and by the way, fanarts, I built you a shrine, right next to my keira shrine *lights a candle for each shrine everyday and bows* ;D
      I absolutley love and adore your pics!!!!!!^^


      • It’s adorable ! It’s an honor to participate with my little talent.
        I’m so thrill about this fic, we’re going to have a great times, it’s exciting.
        Can’t wait to sned a lot of email to keira with a tons of arts.

  43. Hanna says:

    Your fics are so awesome. I keep coming back to read them and they never get old. I can’t wait to read this. Please publish soon. I’m going back to school soon and I won’t have as much time to read it.

  44. Cyprian says:

    I always love teasers, or trailers. Very much like the sweet, slow build up of anticipation as one draws nearer the front of the line.

    I noticed John has no rank. This intrigues me; quite a bit 🙂

    • Annia says:

      None of the military men have their ranks, so I don’t think you stumbled on an important plot device…

      • Keira Marcos says:

        Well, it’s a minor plot point in that the ranks are subject to change drastically in the first book so I didn’t put any down. I’ll update the cast page when I’m ready to post Book 2.

        • Cyprian says:

          I figured as much. I did note after posting that it was not only John, but all of the women and men of the Atlantis Expedition who’ve no military rank, while O’Neil and Carter do… I inferred this might be a spoiler type plot device that would be revealed upon reading, nothing major, just a bone to chew on. Hence, intrigue.
          Now, as much as I do enjoy your stories – honestly, if you updated anymore frequently I’d probably never get anything done 🙂 – I’m really just a 1/4 ass’d spoiler hound so I didn’t think the post needed to be edited because it did convey my main point: Keenness!
          Speaking of update frequency, I’m thrilled when I can manage one or three stories in a timely manner, never mind how long it takes to get a screenplay done. How you manage to get out updates for as many stories as you juggle, as often as you do is quite honestly applaud-able.

  45. kcjade says:

    i can’t wait till this is up. will it be up soon?

  46. Au says:

    *.* The shiny is distracting me, lol. I very much look forward to book one’s posting :}. Especially that little note about 65K o.o, I hope I’m not busy that day xD.

    That aside, i really like the new background and header :]. Tis very pretty :D.

  47. Beth says:

    Oh I think I’m going to like this. Looking forward to the first installment.

    And btw, love the new look.

  48. Melissa says:

    *Looks around hopeful* It’s August… Is it up yet?

    *Looks around some more* Oooh! Pretty background!

    Made. Of. Awesome! That’s what Keira is made of!

  49. Stormraven says:

    Hi Keira,

    Man, every time I come to your page, there’s something new going on. I’m pumped to see that you have a new series coming out this month.

    Not to be a bummer, but I really need an excellent dose of your fics. This summer has not been nice to me (dad passed away after a year’s battle with cancer).

    So, I’m patiently waiting for your wonderful storytelling masterpieces to be published.


  50. Kira says:


    It’s here!!

    Well, my day after my meeting with new colleagues is ALL booked up!!

  51. Magda says:

    “So the city itself was speaking to me. The organic metal… entity?” John questioned, his tone careful and soft. “She is sentient?”
    “He is sentient,” Ally corrected. “He is called Theseus.”

    You just have the best ideas for plots ever! I love you! And the idea of Ally is just… I’m lost for words…

    I’ll continue reading now – the excitement of “what’s on the next page” is overwhelming. Thank god I don’t have anything to do at the moment :)) thank you so very much for the update – this story really raises my spirits and that must be great for my baby 🙂 (I’m pregnant)

  52. Natty says:

    I knew it was going to be fantastic but it’s better than anything i could have dream of.

  53. tamster says:

    Just got up and there’s an early b-day present for me! My whole day of studying is postponed – I have priorities, ya know.

    Anything I can get you? Coffee? Coffee? A gorgeous guy or three, tied up and waiting?

  54. justalurkr says:

    (goggles) You posted ten chapters of an all new SGA universe AND I HAVE TO GO TO WORK? I am so taking a half day.

  55. LaShandrya says:

    YAY!! I get to glutton myself on fic. Best day off in a long time.

  56. Lydia says:

    So excited I almost peed my pants. I am always a compulsive checker of your site, but this last week has been ridiculous. I was so happy about the new series and I wanted to be one of the first to read it. And you uploaded on my day off. Such an awesome author deserves everything good in life.

  57. BD says:

    Absolutely Awesome! Thank you! I will need some time to absorb it all before I can come up with anything else. WW.

  58. Gretchen says:

    The one day I actually have tons of time related things to do! I am going to die from the anticipation. I can’t believe I actually was able to pull myself away from the first chapter to get going. Thank you so much for what looks to be another wonderful world of McShepp goodness.

  59. TM says:

    It was over far too soon! Can’t wait to read more!

  60. hab318princess says:

    It may take me some time to read it all, but I’m looking forward to the journey!

  61. Felix says:

    You are a goddess, a goddess of amazing vivid worlds and enthralling words and as much dirty smutty boy love as a girl could want and I worship at your altar.

    Also I have a slightly rabid crush on Zoe Saldana so I was a bit giddy to see that you had cast her in this.

  62. Nissle says:

    Thank you so much for posting this today!! It is the beginning of my work week, and as I work 3rd shift sitting at a desk all night, this will keep me nicely entertained. Most likely for the rest of the week, because reading it just once will NOT be enough.
    *runs off to read*

  63. DHawk says:

    *suppress girly squeel at the sight of so many new reading things as she is at work and should not be reading but DAMN well going to now!* YAY!*dances* ….*reads*

  64. ramkat says:

    Brilliant. SO looking forward to reading this. It looks fabulous:-) Thank you so much for sharing your talent so generously.

  65. Lerah says:

    Dear Gods Keira, this is amazing! Wow! I love the world building, I love Atlantis (both Ally and Theseus)!

    And God do I ever HATE Landry! I really hope Jack and Samantha do horrible things to him – or that someone makes him pay.

    You totally made my day posting this. I love that the city loves Chase because he’s a decendant of her mother’s brother. I can’t wait to see more of Atlantis’ children.

    Oh, and poor Teyla. To be so disrespected and pushed aside by her own people is terrible. I’m so glad Jinto decided to stay with her.

    And Lorne is adorable! Really, he is made of awesome and the best 2IC ever.

    Also, I love Bates in this. He is a badass protecting the city.

    Oh, and Daniel/Vala for the win! It was so touching when Daniel realized how much he’d hurt her and how much she really loved him. He totally doesn’t deserve her awesome space pirateness – but I’m glad he is greatful for her and loves her too.

    Wow, sorry for being such a gushing fan girl but this series is fantastic.

    Thank you for taking so many hours to write and post it. I know you write for yourself because it makes you happy – but it makes me happy that you are willing to share!

  66. djaddict says:

    I am so glad you kept Jessica for Elizabeth Weir!

  67. Jadzia says:

    You? Are so freaking talented I just want to weep in awe. Thanks for posting this. I had a sort of crappy day, and this makes it ALL better 🙂

  68. Barb H says:

    It is just so unbelievably perfect. I cannot believe you have created another unique world. And the whole avatar principle is just too cool. Cannot hardly wait for more. Now I have another reason to haunt your site (like I needed another reason) Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing with us. Barb

  69. Lightning says:

    I know I’ve never posted anything to ever tell you how great your stories are, but after all the lovely new stuff you gave yesterday, I just had to tell you that they are awesome. Also, I wanted you to know you have fans all over the world, including Ghana (it’s in Africa, in case you were wondering).
    Keep on writing and we will keep on reading.
    Thanks so much for making our days better with your stories!!!

  70. WilhelminaJJ says:

    You are awesome. I downloaded all chapters to my ebook yesterday, started reading it and could not stop till I finished. Fortunately I have 2 days of my holiday left. Another great story. How do you do it?

  71. Rignach says:

    wow, you are amazing. That is a fantastic storie and it goes in a direction that I have wanted to read forever. It was fun and easy to read even for people which first language ist not english. Loved that Atlantis and Crew gave the IAO and Earth the st**finger. Thank you very much for sharing your fantasie with us all.

  72. Freya Flere says:


    You never cease to amaze me – I’ve only read two chapters, and your creativity is amazing. And the cast list alone has me intrigued as to where this storyline will take us. And all those chapters posted at once are just in time – I’m home recovering from an operation this week and next, so I know what I’ll be doing for my distractions. Thanks so much for yet another incredible escape from reality!

  73. spaci says:

    Ummmm…. don’t know if this is overstepping any bounds here, but would you care for the Mobipocket ebook of this story? It was so good that I knew I had to have it in my permanent list immediately. I don’t have the other formats done up, but if you wanted I could do the PDF, and text files as well.

  74. Neverwill says:

    Amazing new series. I had just finished rereading the “What Might Have Been” series and was excited to see more new SGA fic. I love the concept of Theseus, Ally and their children. Your Miko had a backbone and an amusingly sharp tongue at times. It was sad that rather than learn reality, the Athosians chose to cling to their false ‘religion’ and leave the safe harbor Atlantis could have provided.

    I can’t wait to see if Jack, Sam, Cameron, and other favorites still back on Earth will get to eventually join them (Thor could always bring them). I also wonder if Ronon will run across the Lanteans soon too.

    What’s the rough ETA for your next posting, and for which series? (I’m torn between this and WMHB.)

  75. Alexa says:

    You are just made of awesome! I think you can’t possible get any better..or come up with a cooler plot and you do it.

  76. misha j says:

    i was wondering if you’ve decided on who to cast as ares avatar? and will he be appearing in the 2nd or the 3rd book?

  77. Niamh says:

    Love this. I’ve re-read this three times now. Amazing world building (again!) and loved the avatars. A big thank you to you and your amazing beta readers!

  78. Jase says:

    Brilliant. I am a dead solid fan of the way your write.

  79. Melissa Francis says:

    This fic is absolutely brilliant. I read it start to finish in one go as I could not stop reading it. I love the idea of an atlantis cut off from everyone, one in which they are forging their own society. I also love the sentinent Atlantis and the idea of a truly living ship, ive seen a few fics that had atlantis have some form of intelligence but not really alive as such and i love how you have done this. I love this whole fic and really hope there is more to come. Is there a sequal to this magnificent story. I hope to see more from you soon so keep up the great work.

  80. gail19 says:

    Thank you for continuing to provide the casting pages – they are so much fun – as well as delicious.

    This picture of John shows off the more serious side. Nice change of pace.

    The people who typically wear glasses aren’t in these pictures. Is that because of the gene therapy?

  81. Tove says:

    I am stunned! AGAIN!!!!
    Just looooooove your imagination!!!!
    You SO rock!!!

  82. Cynthia says:

    As always you have written something beautiful and lasting. This is a very fitting new addition to the series you already have ongoing. Once again, must thank you so much for sharing your worlds with the rest of us. We are the fortunate ones.

  83. Ellie Angel says:

    wow i’ve just finished reading this and i’m in tears now, the ending was so moving and felt so right. i cant wait for the next installment

    thank you

    ellie xx

  84. Yaoi no Kokoro says:

    I totally love this new story. What a great setting. Like Theseus and his children way more than Ally, though, she´s too cocky…. and I like Jared *sorry, but the casting is soooo your fault :)*

    I adore your Evan and his loyalty, think there should have been more of him in the series.
    -> Did you know he plays a role in the Sentinel serie as Quinn, the bank robber in “True crime”. Just watched it (because of your Awakening-story, would love a sequel and the awards were so well-deserved) and thought: Hey, I know this guy! So cute and hasn´t changed much in 10 years^-^

    Printed it out before the vacation but got seasick, so I just read it at home in the last few days. Can´t wait till March/April, I want more… and I hope they got lost of Landry, he´s a pain in the ass and a soldier killer (at least in your story).

    Thought there was definitely way less sex described than in “ties that bind” – can we pretty please have more?? I know it results in more work and words next to the heavy storytelling….*makingpuppyeyes*

  85. Shaz says:

    Well have reread it again and still love it but you WIP page says the next part won’t be until next year.

    Had one reaction the second time through I’ve not mentioned before, Ally has contact with Earth’s Electronic Internet through her Outpost and all the communication satelites she can access, she just took millions from Landry and she has a book list from Miko and to buy digital versions and other types of downloads all she would need is a working credit card for that money she has tucked aways somewhere have you thought of all the free email accounts out there and other digital services she could easily get access to that way not to mention she probably has the ability to hack the satelite TV stations for new stuff not on the net yet for entertainment, they have pretty much corrupted Alley and Theseus by the sound of it just look at he way Ally is enjoying dress up, the Ancients were boring by comparison Earth’s media is very visual when you think about it and the range, everything from work related, casual to high fashion and she not only has her own image to dress but she is probably looking forward to making some of the clothing she is seeing for her new people so colourful and varied and as Miko is having a baby can you imagine her going through baby catalogues on line working out just what to make for her.


    • Keira Marcos says:

      Yes there was actually a scene that I cut out of the fic where she was threatening to not download the next season of Dr. Who when Rodney got snarky with her but she doesn’t need the money. Nothing online is safe from her.

  86. General O'Neil says:

    Hmm Good job, now consider yourself under direct orders to publish the second book ASAP! Is that understood!


  87. Sarah says:

    I have fallen in love with your writing. It’s so beautiful – i’ve read nearly all your fics, but i’ve just finished book 1 of the Lantean Legacy and i’m nearly in tears by the sheer emotion in it. I can feel what they’re feeling, and i want to join in! I love my home and my country, but i think if i were in their position i would do the same. The same three words were circling in my head the whole time i was reading – a realistic utopia. It’s a utopia because Theseus ensures that there is no bigotry or crime or anything, but they are still in a precarious position re: the wraith, etc. I literally cannot wait for the sequel to this and all your other fics – my shift to SGA fandom is entirely down to you and your version ofthe BDSM verse, so thank you!! I owe you!!

  88. BD says:

    I never want to rush a writer, if they feel pressured it can stop the muses or at best it can produce a lesser quality story, so I am (mostly) paitently waiting for the two big novels and any smaller stories or updates. I was wondering though if there was any idea on the word counts for the novels? Thank you for the wonderful stories, I re-read them rediculusly often. WW.

  89. Bonita says:

    What an utterly fantastic piece you have written! I can’t wait for the next book – – well, actually I can because I have no choice but I will definitely be back and watching for it. Thanks so much for writing it.

  90. Atymer says:

    This is awesome. This is awesome. This is awesome. I love Atlantis. I enjoy this universe you have created and how the characters are changing with each day they survive the war zone they live in.

  91. ladyholder says:

    I’m rereading this for the 100th time it feels like. And I still love it.

    Thank you for sharing it with me.


    P.S. Get online so we can talk again! I am missing you!

  92. Kate fish says:

    I really enjoy all your work. I have read this story and the other stargate stories many times over. I hope your doing well and can’t wait to hear more fantastic stories with our favorite atlantis crew.

  93. Seadragonlady says:

    Just read this yet again. Hoping your foot is better & your Muse is full of New Year cheer. Wanted to let you know that I for one am waiting for the next novel and that it is fine when ever you get to it. PS though I like to steamy stuff your storytelling is more than good enough to carry the day imho,
    Happy 2011

  94. Jess says:

    I see the term “book one”, THANK GOD! A rec sent me right to the first chapter, and I read all of the first book at once and then I was disappointed that there wasn’t more, now I just wish I didn’t have to wait! Very good story, I love the personality of Atlantis, good job!

  95. Cherinee says:

    I recently found a photo of a Pi Necklace on the internet. I couldn’t resist thinking that Rodney McKay and Spock would so dig a Pi necklace. LOL

  96. michelle says:

    Loved book one, cant wait for the next books to come out

  97. Rob says:

    Amazing story. Can not wait for the second book to see what happens to them.

  98. Okta says:

    Love you~
    I really love your SGA stories… XD

  99. Terri says:

    Loved this story. I am sure looking forward to the next book. I really love all of your story.

  100. Crystal says:

    Great fanfictions!! Espically the stargate ones with Mcshep!!

    When are you updating Ties that Bind and your Lantean Legacy series?

  101. Phillip says:

    I love your stories, But Dr. Elizabeth Weir to me is played by Torri Higginson

    • Keira Marcos says:

      Actually the first Elizabeth Weir was not played by Torri Higginson and I chose not to use her casting because I don’t like the actress at all and if I used her– she’d be evil!Weir. I used the original actress who played the part on SG1.

  102. How long until you post more? Cos I really want to read more as it’s one of the best stories that I’ve read for ages.

  103. Graybastian says:

    Damn, woman! Please tell me there’s going to be a Book 2! I would happily burn out a ZPM if naked Theseus would come visit me.

  104. MelMel says:

    God. Wow, brilliant.
    It was engulfing, just like your other stories. I swear, I just started reading and it swallowed me whole, the ending gave me chills (the really really good chills)
    Please say there will be another boook soon? I think I’ll go into withdrawl if there isn’t.
    On that note, if you could just get, like, super inspired and write a lot in the future, that would be agreeable aswell ;P

    Anyways, really well done, if you ever get the urge to publish a book, don’t hesitate to put it out there.

  105. Vigdis says:

    Wow! This is such an amazing premise. You continually leave me in awe. I am really looking forward to the next book. 🙂

  106. Serenity HarknessSerenity Harkness says:

    OMG I LOVE YOU!…..Like the story…and can I just say I love your choice of Atlas so much simply because he plays Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds and is really hot. Of course now I’ll go into more withdrawal if I don’t read your works on a regular basis….snap…why must you be so goood?! *starts sobbing*

  107. ctauclairctauclair says:

    Hello, just curious, I know you have a lot on your plate and your write fantastically, are you going to continue this one the Lantean Legacy? It is a wonderful series – they all are – you do great work.

  108. BlueMoon says:

    I love the bit in chapter 2 where Ally’s like “unleash the dogs of war” very emotive. You know, this story sounds like an alternate dimension version of the Whipping Boy (by skinscript) from BigBang a couple of years ago. Maybe Ascension is one of their children or Theseus’ brother? Just a thought. As always great writing and I can’t wait for more.

    • Keira MarcosKeira Marcos says:

      I don’t read gen fic so I haven’t read Whipping Boy. What’s it about? I mean, I read the summary on the author’s site but it doesn’t give a lot of details.

      • BlueMoon says:

        Rodney, Lorne and lorne’s team get kidnapped by an evil race and they end up on another ancient city-ship build for war, not exploration, called Accession. They turn up at atlantis and then try and return to free the city, accidentally taking John with them. They all get out ok and accessions AI ends up promising to help defeat the Wraith. I just brought it up because the ancient city-ship sounds like Ally, but more warlike and I wondered if you’d considered adding another city to the plot line. Also, do you plan to continue the story? It really good and I’ve been really enjoying reading it.

        • Keira MarcosKeira Marcos says:

          There is a second city in the series — one of their children is technically city sized but not quite as large as Atlantis.

          I have books 3 and 4 basically written. I’m on the fence about book 2 and its place in the series. There is a year gap between book 1 and book 3 which is why I thought I needed a book 2 but maybe I don’t. I’m still thinking about it.

          • BlueMoon says:

            I’m really excited that you have not shelved this story and I don’t want to pressure you in continue this, but I will wait with baited breath for the next instalment! x

  109. jmm1997 says:

    I am trying to read all of your series very slowly (which is almost physically impossible since they are so good), because I do not know when you will add to each story. Hoping and wishing it is sooner rather than later. I read exclusively only Stargate Atlantis and was excited when you said you had 2 books written, but was stuck on Book 2. Hopefully you can work that out and give us fans of yours the continuation of this great story. Thanks for your writing — it truly is great!!!

  110. jmm1997 says:

    I’m sure it is wonderful, I’m just not into the Harry Potter series unfortunately.

  111. jmm1997 says:

    This should let you know how much I enjoyed the first 4 series for Stargate. I have been battling cancer and was just in the hospital for several days after another couple of surgeries and was reading The Ties That Bind and What Might Have Been and it was such a great distraction and I was so engrossed I really didn’t notice much pain and wasn’t in a horrible mood. So thank you for that it was I real gift for me.

  112. iolana92 says:

    Thank you for writing such an enthralling story and sharing it.

  113. eilidhdawn71 says:

    Looking forward to book two and more awesomeness

  114. curious-b13 says:

    Was this fic taken off the site, or has the format changed since I was last online? I’ve been having trouble accessing it to read it….

  115. blossom85 says:

    What a great Story love it are going to write book 2 soon? because I just cant wait.

    • Keira MarcosKeira Marcos says:

      I actually have four other books written. They just currently … suck.

      • veritas882 says:

        Pretty sure that’s not possible. 😛

        Even if you don’t think it’s your best work (and hats always possible), anything you write and choose to share with your adoring fans is a gift. Plus, we’re apparently ravenous beasts who enjoy the particular flavor your stories carry. 😉

        Anyway, I just re-read this and I would absolutely love to read more in this verse. Even a self-proclaimed sub-par effort from you is better than 99% of he drivel out there. I can’t find anything good to read, so I’m back to re-read your posted works. I always find something new that makes me love them even more.

        My only complaint is that I always want more from you (see: ravenous beast) and eventually I run out. I am in awe at your talent and ability to write so prolifically. It is so much harder than simply reading for the enjoyment of it. Thank you so much for posting your fanfics. They’re amazing and you put so much into them. I really appreciate it. (I may stop fangirling eventually, at least in text).

        Thank you! Looking forward to your next story, whatever it is, and appreciative of all the effort you expend to give us this fantastic world-building and characters that come to life. You have me adoring ships that I never would have expected.

  116. kiki_l says:

    Thank you so much for approving my registration. After reading the recommendation for this on, I was very excited to read it and dove right in as soon as I got access. And then stayed up way too late. 🙂

    What an excellent story with some really intriguing concepts. I absolutely love how you’ve portrayed the city. And I’m intrigued by them all breaking off entirely from earth. I’d love to read more in this universe.

    For now though it looks like I have at least several weeks worth of reading to catch up on all of the other things you’ve written. I just need to decide where to start. Thanks again for your generosity in sharing all of this with us.

  117. HikariMoon1996 says:

    Thanks for approving my application for your site. I read several of your Stargate stories a few years ago when anyone could read them and enjoyed all of them. Espically your Sentinal Stargate AU and The Lantean Legacy!!! Hope you continue and post new work on both soon!!

  118. iamqueenkk says:

    I’m devouring my way through your site, my only squick is BDSM, so you’re probably seeing a lot of comments.

    I love your fics, my favourite type of story is where something changes and we see the rest of canon change – and you EXCELL at that!

    Also I’ll add a little squee for my happy reread of your Star Trek fic!

  119. pixyblade says:

    Again you have done a awesome job. Keep up you are a great writer.

  120. Pyrate NyrePyrate Nyre says:

    I started reading “In the Silence” and decided to come back here and re-read this one then go one so it will be more like a continuous story of their life. I love it best when you keep the story line going on and we get to discover new parts of their life, thoughts and feelings. Please keep on.

  121. MaeMae says:

    I just read “In the Silence” and didn’t even realize it was a second part. I’m going to go read what I know is going to be more amazing-ness. Also I love your current RT story! It’s really interesting.

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