The Sentinels of Atlantis

Title: The Sentinels of Atlantis
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Stargate: SGA & SG1 (Sentinel Fusion)
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard, etc etc
Summary: Sentinel John Sheppard thought he’d spend his life unbonded and then he met Dr. Rodney McKay. The mission to Atlantis is their mutual path and they will gather the strongest, brightest, and best for the mission that will take them to another galaxy.
Warnings: Violence, explicit sex, adult language
Rating: NC-17

Cover Art By: fanarts_series

While the main focus of this series is the slash pairing of Sheppard/McKay there are secondary het and a femslash pairings. The pairings that appear in the series: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Cameron Mitchell/Vala Mal Doran, Jennifer Keller/Evan Lorne, Matthew Sheppard/Chase Harris, Elizabeth Weir/Simon Wallace, Teyla Emmagen/Ronon Dex, Sam Carter/Daniel Jackson, Laura Cadman/Aidan Ford, Stackhouse/Markham, Bates/Simmons, Radek Zelenka/David Parrish, Anne Teldy/Allison Porter, Jack O”Neill/Patrick Sheppard

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This series is being posted in EPISODES.

Episode: 01
The Gathering 
(34,998 words)
Sentinel John Sheppard thought he’d spend his life unbonded and then he met Dr. Rodney McKay. The mission to Atlantis is their mutual path and they will gather the strongest, brightest, and best for the mission that will take them to another galaxy.

Episode:  02
The Chair (4,771 words)
The Expedition comes to Atlantis with the hopes of finding the past and understanding their origins. The city control Chair wakes a part of Radek Zelenka that should have lain dormant and the consequences ripple throughout the entire expedition.

Episode:  03
The Guardian (5,155 words)
Sheppard and McKay travel to Athos and meet their Guardian and his consort in an effort to create a relationship between the people of Athos and the expedition. While there they discover a threat like no other they”ve ever known.

Episode:  04
The Shield (5,401 words)
Rodney finds a personal shield and his Sentinel suffers when the shield malfunctions.

Episode:  05
The Enemy (9,336 words)
On a routine mission, they encounter the Wraith for the first time with potentially devastating results.

Episode: 06
The Culling (10,000 words)
The Athosians dial Atlantis in desperation—their Guardian has been culled and they need sanctuary.

Episode:  07
The Alliance (10,454 words)
Teyla and Ronon foster a relationship between the Lanteans and the Genii but not everyone agrees with the agreement the two peoples reach.

Episode: 08
The Trade (5,600 words)
The Genii try to double cross the Lanteans and the Marines learn the hard way that Radek Zelenka needs protection from no one.

Episode: 09
The Return (13,000 words)
Ronon allows the Lanteans to travel to his homeworld but the sight of his devastated world hurts more than he expected. John learns that he has three latent Sentinels on the mission and must determine how best to deal with the likelihood that their circumstances alone might bring them online.

Episode: 10
The Legacy (8,500 words)
John has to tell the latent Sentinels on the city of their Satedian genetic legacy.

Episode: 11
The Runner
(13,000 words)
Jennifer is separated from her Sentinel and taken hostage during a mission by a Runner. What she finds surprises the hell out of her.

Episode: 12
The Guide (12,500 words)
The city forces Tyre to come to terms with his needs and the temptation he’s been resisting. Meanwhile, John and Rodney are off world with Cameron and Vala to investigate an abandoned world with an Ancient lab and find something disturbing.

Episode: 13
The Sentinel
(7,600 words)
Bates comes online during a hostage situation off-world, Tyre and Peter take some time to themselves on the mainland, and John has an unexpected visitor.

Episode: 14
The Aftermath (7,100 words)
The life of a soldier is defined by discipline, shaped by duty, and immortalized in acts of courage in the face of the most dangerous situations.” (Read the companion piece to this story: Breaking Point)

Episode: 15
The Tempest (9,000 words)
The Expedition dials Earth and sends them the bad news. John and Rodney take some time on the mainland to reconnect. Patrick Sheppard sticks his nose in SGC business and Jack O’Neill meets Alpha Sentinel Prime James Ellison. (Read the companion piece to this story: The Matter of Female Sentinels)

Episode: 16
The Catalyst
(16,200 words)
Jack O’Neill struggles with coming online so late in his life while John comes to grips with the guilt he’s been repressing concerning his estrangement from his father and brothers.

Episode: 17
The Queen
(12,700 words)
The expedition finds a geothermal drilling platform on Lantea during the final leg of their planetary search that Rodney insists be investigated for potential use for the city and they wake a hibernating wraith Queen. On Earth, David Sheppard moves to Denver so that his son will be close to his father and Jack O’Neill.

Episode: 18
The Spirit (9,685 words)
John takes the Sentinels off-world for training and Rodney explores the depth of his bond with his Sentinel when they are forced to stay apart. On Earth, Jack and Andy meet up with something entirely unexpected on the streets of Colorado Springs.

Episode: 19
The Choice (11,400 words)
Chase Harris has his first off-planet mission and suffers for it. Meanwhile, Matthew Sheppard has to make a choice about his status at the SGC and in the Navy. Jack O’Neill realizes something important about Charlie and goes to visit his ex-wife.

Episode: 20
The Search (Estimated 50,703)
John is drawn to explore an off-world facility but Rodney is concerned by the impact the facility has on his Sentinel. Blair Sandburg and James Ellison take Jack O”Neill and Patrick Sheppard into the jungles of South America on a journey to the Temple of the Sentinels. Matt Sheppard and Chase Harris hitch a ride on a submarine to the Ross Sea in search of what appears to be another Ancient outpost. Sam and Daniel sneak into Egypt to search for a hidden tomb. David and Andy take a trip to Great Britain where they meet up with Carson Beckett. Anne Teldy and Allison Porter step through the gate to a planet on the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy and finds something rather unexpected.

Casting for the Sentinels of Atlantis

John Sheppard

Colonel John Sheppard
(actor: Joe Flanigan)

Rodney McKay

Dr. Rodney McKay
(actor: David Hewlett)

Lt. Colonel Mitchell
(actor: Ben Browder)

Vala Mitchell
(actress: Claudia Black)

Ronon Dex
(actor: Jason Momoa)

Teyla Emmagen
(actress: Rachel Luttrell)

Major Evan Lorne
(actor: Kavan Smith)

Dr. Jennifer Keller
(actress: Jewel Staite)

Dr. Elizabeth Weir
(actress: Jessica Steen)

Dr. Simon Wallace
(actor: JR Bourne)

Dr. Radek Zelenka
(actor: David Nykl)

Dr. David Parrish
(actor: Jonathan Young)

Lt. Laura Cadman
(actress: Jaime Ray Newman)

Lt. Aidan Ford
(actor: Rainbow Sun Francks)

Sergeant Marcus Stackhouse
(actor: Boyan Vukelic)

Sergeant Jason Markham
(actor: Joseph May)

Sentinel Tyre Daos
(actor: Mark Dacascos)

Dr. Peter Grodin
(actor: Craig Veroni)

Sergeant Dean Bates
(actor: Dean Marshall)

Dr. Graham Simmons
(actor: Tobias Mehler)

Captain Chase Harris
(actor: Chris Pine)

Commander Matthew Sheppard
(actor: Jensen Ackles)

Major Anne Teldy
(actress: Christina Cox)

Dr. Allison Porter
(actress: Nicole de Boer)

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

Dr. Patrick Sheppard
(actor: Viggo Mortensen)

Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter
(actress: Amanda Tapping)

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Dr. Daniel Jackson
(actor: Michael Shanks)

Sentinel Marius
(actor: Ryan Reynolds)

Bastien (James McAvoy)

Bastien
(Actor: James McAvoy)

tylerhoechlin-declanfrost2

Declan Frost
(Tyler Hoechlin)

Sean Taylor Actor: Orlando Bloom

Sean Taylor
(actor: Orlando Bloom)

Author’s Notes

While this is a Sentinel/ Stargate: Atlantis crossover – I’ve played fast and lose with pretty much everything from the way a Sentinel/Guide pairing works to the events leading up the Atlantis mission, character ages, etc. Basically, anything was fair game as I created this world. This is definitely AU. RE: Cast pictures — I cast the original Elizabeth Weir and I cast a different actor to play Simon Wallace. I figured if TPTB could cast Carter’s dead Tollan boyfriend that I could cast Carter’s dead Tokra boyfriend instead. Just sayin’. Besides JR Bourne is uber sexy.

242 Responses to The Sentinels of Atlantis

  1. Seliki says:

    Need more stories and I am a stalker…kinda…from a long distance…and online because I hate hiding under bushes and trees. There are bugs ya know. Anyhoo just waiting for more.

  2. cat_otter says:

    Woot! I was linked to this via a mediacon group–how did I miss it? I’ve been gobbling up your “What Might Have Been” fics as fast as you post them, then going back to nibble them possessively while awaiting the next. Now I find there’s a juicy Sentinel crossover to enjoy!! ::licks lips with anticipation:: Mmmmm, nom nom nom…. Thank you!

  3. reen212000 says:

    I absolutely cannot wait for more in this series! Crossovers make me leery, but this one hooked me right away. The immediate attraction that went deeper than just physical was palpable. Mmm. Yes. More please! I hope!

  4. Anoneemouse says:

    LOVE this crossover idea, how you are execute it, and would love to see more.

  5. mybubbysbub says:

    oh wow, the cover art is amazing! when will we be seeing more stories for the series to go with the amazing cover art? *puppy eyes* me just loves it so much!
    oh, and i pulled up google and popped in ‘Ronon is from Sadeta’ before, hoping to bring up a good fan profile or something to find some details, and the first thing that came up in the google search? chapter three of bleeding love at keira’s world! you top the list! cool, huh?

  6. Janet says:

    I just re-read the story and I can’t wait to see another part. How do they feel in Atlantis? How does having Sentinels on the away parties change the series events? I love how John and Rodney interact with the other Sentinels? Please write more.

    Thanks

  7. Elizabet says:

    I too have re-read the story and I just can’t wait when the other part of the story comes. I just love the crossing between the Stargate series and the Sentinel. I’m just wondering, will Ronon be a Sentinel? Because in Stargate: Atlantis, he says that he is “Specialist” Ronon Dex, could that mean specialist means sentinel in Sateda?!

  8. Shadow says:

    I love what you’ve done with this series. The Sentinel has always been one of my favorite fandoms and I love seeing a crossover into the SGA world. And John and Rodney’s relationship is great. I can’t wait to read more.

  9. dragonfly126 says:

    I love this fic! This is a great series and I can’t wait to read more!

  10. Chali says:

    So I just reread this story and… I STILL LOVE IT!!! (yes, I’m one of those people who’s not so very good – read: terrible – at commenting, but this time I thougth it impossible not to)

    I just adore this series! And the part towards the end with the marines, armed to the teeth, appear in the gate room ten minutes after John ‘projects’ that they’ve found Vala was brilliant!

    Well, I’ll stop rambling now… Great work! And happy new year, by the way!

  11. Jamie says:

    This is the best Sentinel/SGA fusion that I have ever read and i have read quite a few. i sure hope u write more in this universe. I am a huge fan of your writing it is great and your characters development is exceptional. Keep the stories coming. 🙂

  12. Diversam says:

    Rodney and John what a stellar Sentinel pair. And your secondary combinations WOW! Any story that contains Vala, Lorne, and Daniel rules.

  13. azmari says:

    This is my fave sentinel/sga story. I’ve reread it several times and I love it more. Can’t wait for more in this ‘verse.

  14. Janessa says:

    Okay, I have to admit that I’ve never seen anything from the sentinel series, but I’ve looked up enough info on line to basically figure out what’s going on if there’s ever a crossover fic that I come across…I also have to admit that this is my FAVE sentinel/SGA fic EVER! I love your style of writing. You’ve got me hooked on this and I can’t wait for more..well I COULD I’m just going to be impatient about it and then squeal like a little school girl whenever you finally post more. ^_^ It’ll be entertaining for my son at the very least.

    So really basically I’m saying Thank-you for being made of awesomeness!

  15. Shaz says:

    Just finished this again as I had insomenia as I wanted a fresh comarrision to The Awakinging uni and after rereading I would definately say they hare differnt universes sort of half way between Canon SGA and Sentinels of Altantis.

    In this one Sentinels seem to the a creation of the Ancients and all Sentinel and Guides have the Gene and interact with the Chair.

    As Awakening is clsoer to Canon it is entirely possble the Sentinel genes have nothing to do with the Ancient Gene, thise with the ATA are decended from the Ancients who came back but they woudd alsi by default be descended from humans so it is very possible in the Awakening Universe for a person to have both the ATA and the Sentinel or Guide Genes the ATA fom their Alteran ancestors and the Sentinel/Gude from their human ancestors this of cause mean in te Awakening Stargate universe you would have ATA by itself, Sentinel/Guide by themself and the convergence the Seninel or Guide with the ATA, the ATA could be the trigger for the evolution of the sixt sense to the next stage after all the Alteran were close to Assenion when they came back to Earth they already had many of the sensory gifts just from their advance evolution during the plague era in the milky way as shown by the woman they found in the Ice the intraction fo the two different genetic evolutions would be unexpected as it would be the combination first an second evlution gentics into something new a hybrid strain that could possbly be stronger than both parents then add Carson ATA therapy tp the Pure Human strand and god knows what the result would be possibly a synthic thirds strand that could breed true thile the natral hybrids

    Well have fun contemplatiing my off the wall theories hopefor more stories of any sort soon
    shaz

  16. jstreader says:

    Hi…just a thought. Do you think you could write a sort-of side story about how Mitchell and Vala met? I think it might be pretty neat. 🙂

  17. moonjean2009 says:

    I can’t wait to read it. I absolutely loved that series.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your writings,
    Sammie

  18. marli says:

    sound very good, i can’t wait for read you.
    Thanks to share your world again ma chère.

  19. Kat says:

    Will it be up-date Wednesday morning, afternoon, or night?

  20. chrisking2005 says:

    Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    *sheepish grin*

    Okay, I promise to behave.

    *drools over the massive teaser that is your update*

    *counts the hours until Wednesday*

  21. DiverSam says:

    Oh wow. What a wonderful present. You constantly amaze me with your writing> I plan on a relaxing day of reading tomorrow.

  22. djaddict says:

    Whoo Hoo!!!!!

    I am sooooo excited to see that you will be writing more in this series. I enjoyed the first one and to find out there are a lot more planned… well that’s just great news.

  23. Lee says:

    Looks everyone was rereading the 1st part in prep for Wed’s update!! That’s all I’ve done at work today. Still a great story and my expectations are high but I know you can (and will) exceed them.

  24. Sivrbld747 says:

    OMG, laughs delightedly, just reading the summaries is enough to get me all intrigued, and excited. I love your creative mix of these two series, and am looking forward to these stories. I have always thought the Sentinel was a great crossover vehicle with almost most any other fandom. You have taken that theory to the next level, and created something new and wonderful. Bounces excitedly, and waits patiently. Thank you. -SB

  25. Laura says:

    Loved the latest addition to the series and I am very interested in the episodes that you have summaries listed for. Can’t wait to see more of your fascinating stories.

  26. mad1zel says:

    more please again wow awesome

  27. moonfall says:

    I think I love you! OMG! *bouncing in anticipation* at those awesome angsty, h/c’y teasers!

  28. Levi says:

    I just want to say thank you so much for all the effort and time you put into writing these fanfictions. I love the Sentinels of Atlantis series. I love how it feels like I’m watching the tv show because you post one like every week and you have the previews for the next ones already up. Just wanted to say thank you so much again for the Sentinels of Atlantis and the What Might Have Been series. You are totally made of win.

  29. hewlettluver says:

    i just love your stories you seem to have brought all your characters to life and not just in this series i really envy that talent you’ve got just fantastic can’t wait for the next chapter

  30. hewlettluver says:

    I love this series in fact I love all your stories you seem to to be able to bring all your characters to life main and secondary its a enviable talent I can;t wait for the next chapter to see how John & Rodney deal with the wraith keep up the good work

  31. claire says:

    Thanks for another intriguing chapter. Can’t wait for more.

    Will there be more episodes than the ones already listed? Yeah, I’m just greedy like that, sorry. :0)

  32. entish-fan says:

    I just want to say WOW, I love this series! I am in awe with how you write so many characters with so much depth! John and Rodney are always my very favorite paring, but I so love the interactions between the other Sentinel and Guide pairs too!

    All I can say is THANK YOU for sharing your talent. 🙂

  33. Paula says:

    I just have to say that I love this story, and the rest of your writing too, especially “What Might Have Been.” You do a superb job of making the characters come alive, especially the original ones, and giving them each a “voice” that is real. Thanks for sharing and keep it coming!!!

  34. Levi says:

    I was watching episodes of The Sentinel on Syfy(I really hate that they had to dumb down the spelling)yesterday and I was shocked to see some Atlantis cast. Major Kawolsky and Major Lorne playing villains. I laughed so much. Just thought I’d share.

  35. Levi says:

    I love that you added more stories. I’ve always had a soft spot for Zelenka and I’m really glad that you have a story summary that makes him even more awesome.

  36. Chris King says:

    Okay, I really do understand all about the dateline…

    I’ve been living on the other side of the planet for a decade. I can read the world clock like a champ, and yeah, I really do get the fact that Oz is pretty much the Land of Tomorrow.

    This does not, however, prevent me from wistfully hitting the ‘refresh’ button – just in case – on Update Wednesdays, even if it’s just barely sun up on *my* Wednesday… ’cause you know you’re Just That Good.

    And I’m thoroughly and shamelessly addicted to Keira!fic.

  37. Teresa says:

    I love your fic. I wanted to take a moment to tell you how wonderful it is. I was heartbroken for you when your hard drive crashed. *tear* I, like many others I am sure, are waiting patiently for your next installment. Please know that reading your stories has given me hours and hours of pleasure. I have re-read most of it. I am guessing that it may be a while until the next update because of the crash.

    Oh and I can’t tell you how excited I am that you are posting something in the “Coming Home” world. I am really super excited to read that, as I love all of Xanthe’s stuff.

  38. Rosie says:

    Yummy Yummy Yummy. I’m loving this fic!
    Oh and… lol, running out of September!!!

  39. Stormraven says:

    Darn, December can’t come soon enough. But with the holiday seasons going into full swing soon, the time will pass by fast and December will be staring us in the face before we know it. Your fics are worth the wait and eagerly looking forward to chapter 8.

  40. chrisking2005 says:

    Oh, hurray!

    There’s an update date!

    *blinks*

    *blithers*

    *scampers off to re-read*

  41. Tawariel says:

    This story was recommended on SG1 to Cascade and I love it so far. Even though I promised myself I would never read a WIP again. 🙂

    Great Work, thanks for sharing.
    Tawariel

    • Keira Marcos says:

      Well it’s not really a WIP– it’s a series of short stories and novellas. LOL. So– ya know.

      • AmyCat =^.^= says:

        “This story was recommended on SG1 to Cascade and I love it so far. Even though I promised myself I would never read a WIP again. :-)”

        Same here… but here I am, happily following “Sentinels of Atlantis” and “What Might Have Been”. Twist my arm, make me re-read the series every time you post a new episode…

  42. Dawn says:

    Is it December yet?!! ^_~ I adore this series. Been a huge fan of the Sentinel, so it was really easy to fall in love w/ those same dynamics portrayed in the SGA Universe. Looking forward to the next episode. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful works of ficton! Cheers.

  43. Tawariel says:

    Can I second the post above me? 😉

    8 more days to go until December…

  44. Ilona says:

    O Keira, i’m so hooked on your stories! I love John and Rodney together like that. Love all the others too. Can’t wait for December. Not so long anymore…

  45. Diva0789(Michelle) says:

    woot woot…december!

  46. chrisking2005 says:

    *proceeds to engage in the Official Geriatric Fangirl Chairdance of Anticipatory Glee*

    Yay! It’s December! And all I want for Christmas is another part in ‘Ties That Bind’ and ‘Sentinels of Atlantis’!

    *waves my pom poms*

    WMHB is my first love, and I’ll wait (sort of) patiently (or at least I’ll make an effort to *appear* patient) until you hatch Ring of Fire.

    Yes, your fic is worth the wait!

    *goes back to doing a slightly more genteel version of the December celebratory jig*

  47. meikitsune says:

    Holy smokes! I found something you’ve written that I haven’t read (I don’t think I have, but it’s too early in the morning for me to know for sure)

    This is a problem! *reads <3*

  48. Amanda says:

    thank you for the major amounts of eye candy in the character list and all the great fic you’ve been posting the last year.

  49. iadorespike says:

    Love the pictures…but if I’m reading this right then Elizabeth is (of will be?) a Sentinel?! Oh wow! She’s going to freak!

    But. No Laura & Aiden pics. *is sad*

    Thanks so much!!

  50. rellan says:

    I look at this page and just go RAWR!

  51. yummie the cast.

    I love JR Bourne, with his white, so white teeths lol.

    It’s a very lovely cast, gorgeous and sexy, make envy to see a movie with them.

  52. AJ says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
    OH MY GOD!!!

    YOU ARE SO MADE OF AWESOME!

    I didn’t think you’d update again so soon… I am (as I’m sure you’ve noticed, flippin bouncing off the walls!) THANK YOU!
    I’m going to go read now.
    @floats away on happy fan girl glee@

  53. purrfus says:

    Love the pictures. And your choice of J. R. Bourne for Simon Wallace. Sanford never really clicked for me, and certainly doesn’t deserve the Elizabeth you’ve created.

  54. ribbon_purple says:

    I love when you put these pic pages together. :o)

  55. the adding is gorgeous, seriously this pairing is hot and feral, honey skin and lovely eyes.

    thanks for make us dream.

  56. MG says:

    I just read the latest story and had to check for pictures to see who you added. You made my day when I saw Who you chose to be Tyre. Marc is a fav of mine and I watch anything with him in it. I love all your stories and this was just icing on the cake. Can’t wait to read more.

  57. K-lee says:

    OK, I am trying to figure this out.
    Major Anne Teldy and Dr. Allison Porter are listed as a sentinal and guide pair on this page and I can’t remember reading about them in this series. Seeing as the expedition has already left earth, they can’t be part of the initial group. Teldy can’t be one of the three sentinals that Keller identified because they are Weir, Bates, and Stachhouse. In The Runner, Rodney mentioned needing Daniel to figure out Sateda. Does that mean that the Daetelus (or other ship) will bring Daniel and Sam out along with more people that will include Teldy and Porter?
    I am really enjoying this as well as all of your other writing. Thank-you.

  58. RavynOwl says:

    Is there any chance of Matt Sheppard joining the story? He’s a very enjoyable character, and JA is very drool worthy! *checks chin*

  59. Meredith says:

    When are you posting the next episode? I’ve been re-reading like mad just to keep myself occupied while we wait.

  60. Irina says:

    I slowly made my way again through the entire series and now I have a question. If Sentinels and Guides are originally from Sateda, what about Vala’s world? I remember Rodney telling John she was the first Guide they found outside Earth. But later Vala tells Parish that on her world, Guides choose their Sentinels, as opposed to what happen on Earth, so she’s not unique. Can you give me some backround about Vala’s world, if possible, please?

    • Keira Marcos says:

      The Ancients brought them back to Earth and from there they spread out over the Milky Way Galaxy but Goa’uld oppression kept the Sentinel/Guide genes latent on many worlds. Vala was the first Guide they found but she wasn’t the last– through her they were able to connect with an entire underworld of Sentinel/Guide pairs in the Milky Way but I never really discussed that in the story because it didn’t further the plot of the Atlantis angle.

      • AJ says:

        That is a really interesting possibility, but couldn’t we assume that the Tok’ra would have, at least peripherally, heard about this underground in some way? And if they had, wouldn’t Sam have already known about them? Or was running into Vala more of an accumulation of what they knew was out there?
        (I swear I’m not a deranged fan needing every little thing laid out, but I liked that idea and it twisted in my head a bit.)

        • Keira Marcos says:

          Well in this AU Sam was never a Tok’ra host and Vala was never a host either. Though I haven’t mentioned it so far– the Goa’uld/Tok’ra can’t use Sentinels or Guides as hosts. It’s one reason they worked so hard to never come to the attention of the Goa’uld. Also, in this AU– they found Vala very early on, Cameron Mitchell has been with the Stargate program in the mountain since before the Anubis attack because he’s a Sentinel.

          In canon– they don’t actually meet Vala until after the Atlantis expedition is in Pegasus (she takes Daniel hostage when he’s on his way to Atlantis with George Hammond on the Prometheus).

          As I said when I first started this particular series– it’s AU in a great many ways and I played with timelines, character ages and everything else I could think of without shame. 😉

          • BillieBog says:

            Can’t wait for an update to any of your fics. Love them. Just an idea, I just watched “The Shrine”. It is a great episode and I kept seeing the characters with the background and relationships in this AU and in “Ties that Bind”. I usually don’t make plot suggestions, but this was such a great episode and would fit so well with your stories.

            Hope things are going well and am waiting impatiently for whatever comes next.

            BB

      • Irina says:

        Thanks. Maybe someday if you’ll write SG1 fics – this is a yummy plot. I can still hope you’ll find somewhere Chris’ dilatation time field, right?

  61. Annika says:

    I’ve just been re-reading your “sentinels of Atlantis” series, and as all the times before it has been captivating. I enjoy your story-telling. For curiosity’s sake: in the “Legacy” you offer a conversation between Mitchell and Bates on the topic of the latency of his sentinel gifts. Everytime you call Bates by his first name “Dean” I flash onto “Supernatural” and one of my most favorite characters “Dean Winchester”. And I had the sudden thought: what if the brothers Winchester were Sentinel and Guide, and what if they somehow found their way into your ‘verse? Please: Yes?
    Thank you for writing so many wonderful stories.

    • Keira Marcos says:

      Since in this universe — Sentinel/Guides must have a sexual bond to have a truly healthy relationship– I couldn’t add a pairing like this. I don’t read or write incest. It just really pretty aweful to me.

      • Giggles149 says:

        yeah, I second that. It makes it very difficult to really read much in the Numb3rs or Supernatural fandom, because quite a few people don’t even warn about that sort of thing.

      • justalurkr says:

        Given the genetic component for Sentinels and Guides you’ve built into the story and the number of Sentinels and Guides you have coming from families of same, it actually makes sense that there would be as strong a non-sexual bond between siblings as there is a sexual bond between unrelated pairs. The Ancients would have been canny enough to build a eugenic bar into the Sentinel/Guide gene suite that allowed for bonded sibling pairs.

        Translation: I don’t like Wincest either, but can totally see the Winchester brothers as a non-sexually bonded pair of Sentinel/Guide hunters. 😀

        • Keira Marcos says:

          It still squicks me– I really can’t see siblings being bonded as Sentinel/Guide.

          • justalurkr says:

            Understandable and understood.

            This is a really amazing AU you’ve got going. I just read all 12 parts in the last 36 hours and am completely blown away. I’m going to assume Jim and Blair are *not* read in on the Stargate program, or Jim would have to tie Blair to a bedpost to keep him from exercising his considerable curiosity about how Sentinels interact with extraterrestrial territories. The description early on as Blair as the Alpha Guide of North America tickled me silly. 🙂

  62. Annika says:

    Sorry. That story idea doesn’t let go. Just to spin it a bit further: the Winchester brothers are sentinel and guide to each other. What if Dean came online as a guide really early to take care of his younger brother; but nobody knows or realizes or cares. Their father ignoring that possibility in his quest to avenge the death of his wife. Because they are travelling so much they escape government testing and -notice. They grow up pretty much as we know, except when Sam’s sentinel gifts start to emerge when he’s eighteen. That might be why he is always arguing with his father… The brothers are suddenly confronted with this situation and now have to somehow deal. For a reason I can’t imagine they are within the group sent to Atlantis by Earth – and their unique knowledge becomes necessary.
    Perhaps this idea grabs you and you’ve got to write it?

  63. samsas says:

    Good Morning,

    Your story was recommended on a yahoo group I belong to called Imaginings. Are you thinking of crossing this stories to other shows?

    If so may I recommend BTVS as I can see Xander Harris being an unfound Guide. As he seems to always be there to help guide Buffy, Willow, Angel and Faith on the right path no matter the price that has to be paid or the way they treat him.

  64. Dharte says:

    I love this story… I enjoy your story-telling…. i hope the next chapter is comming soon…

  65. Nati_A says:

    I hope they find a group of Satedan kids somewhere (maybe with a Protector/Keeper of sorts.). Like hiddin with Keras and company or something. I would love to see John with a bunch of online kids running around. Would be nice Pride conflict if the kids came with their own Alpha Prime. I can see him being so clueless with kids underfoot, but trying so hard.

    I’m lovin this series. Hope you’re feelung well and have many more episides planned.

    Posted from my iPhone

  66. I’m making my first art for sentinel right now, i’m excited to play with them !!!

    I have a resquest, if someones have some pics of Tobias Mehler, can you sent its to me, thanks.

  67. Keira, check your email, you have the first art posted !

  68. Keira, luv, i’m going to post again.

  69. Keira it’s me again, i’m going to check a thing for my art and posted in the hour.

  70. Sanna says:

    *Comes out of lurking*

    To think that I have been following this series for almost two years, and never commented even once. *headslaps self*

    I just want to say that I love your stories, and especially the Sentinels of Atlantis. I always look forward to the next part of the series, and I seriously think that this is one of the best AU/crossover stories I’ve ever read. And even though I’ve never even watched The Sentinel, I love how you’ve adopted the sentinel/guide theme and put your own twist to it, making it your own in a way.

    I also think it’s obvious of how much thought you put in your stories. I love how detailed they are – it really gives them depth, and I love your take on the canon characters.

    Please, never let this series come to an end.

  71. Melissa says:

    Hey Keira! Got a question for ya. I wanna do some art of some of your other couples but can’t find any good pics of Jonathan Young….. Or any at all really. Can you point me in the right direction please?

  72. DhAWK says:

    ya know…. i really can’t see rodney as a wolf… (note… i’ve reread this story so many times now it hurts) ….i mean i kinda think more like a… a…. oh! a lion maybe? Because you could have the feline self dependant sorta thing, coupled with the need of having a pride to boss around. And the stocky build of a lion fits…. i dunno… i just kinda liked getting away from the original pirt animals. but then again, i nit pick! haha.

  73. samsas says:

    Great update, I have been hooked on this series since it was first recommended to me. I hope to see more posted soon!

  74. Keira honey, check your email box, surprise, surprise….

  75. hab318princess says:

    I had to wikipedia The Sentinel… and got utterly hooked on this… wonderful, love the various relationships

  76. sati says:

    Oh my!

    I have read all your stand alones, ties that bind and sentinels of atlantis… THIS WEEKEND! From yesterday morning to now. and in that time, i slept for 8 hours and left the house for 5 hours or so.

    So, yeah, hooked. Oh please tell me there will be more! Your characterizations are effin’ awesome and the characters and worlds you’ve created are so real and well developed.

    Thank you.

  77. Becca says:

    I’ve never seen anything Sentinel related. Have read a few fics that were based on it but this was the best. I really do love it. Now I wait patiently for updates on Ties that Bind, Sentinels of Atlantis, and Tangled Destinies…and anything else you post.

  78. Keira, dear, have you received the new art ? even if it’s not for now to post.

  79. omry says:

    just a Q I just thought of. John said that a Sentinel Can’t respond sexually to anyone other his Guide. Ronon said he had a wife after he bonded with his Guide. how?

  80. justalurkr says:

    My best recollection of the “sexual response” q&a is that it concerned whether Guides could respond to others and that Vala indicated (in general) yes, but it wasn’t good for the Sentinel and (in particular) she found the idea distasteful.

    I assumed that Satedan Sentinels required to take a mate in order to propagate their kind just lay back and thought of their Guides, and that John was disinclined to respond sexually to anyone but Rodney. It never crossed my mind that you’d removed the potential for an Alex Barnes clusterbomb in this universe by making Sentinels not respond that way to each other, but I find I like the idea quite a lot.

  81. dkvj says:

    Absolutely wonderful. I have loved this fic for a while (two years?) and have eagerly awaited every updated. Is it truly ended? While I sincerely hope not, if it is I will just have to wait for whatever you will do next. I love your writing which, while not following canon or characterization, is completely fantastic. You are so creative and talented–thank you for sharing that with us!

    • Keira Marcos says:

      There is a novel length follow up to the series in the works but I do consider this series finished.

      Forgive the original answer– I was speaking of another series. Yes, I have a LOT planned for this series and it is not done. (blush)

      • iadorespike says:

        Oh? I thought that this was going to be ongoing in episodes and seasons. As in, this set of episodes are part of the first season and then it would continue in the second season. Was I mistaken, then?

        *sigh*

      • Billie says:

        I saw the original comment in my e-mail late, late last night and panicked. Had the world changed??

        So glad to see it was a typo–cannot wait for the next chapter.

        As I have said many, many times, love your work.

        Billie

  82. Valerie says:

    I am in the process of rereading this series for the third time. It is absolutely fabulous!
    I look forward to more updates. After I finish here I’m off to reread WMHB for the fourth time!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift!

  83. EmruasCat says:

    So from your hints in “The Tempest,” Patrick Shephard and Jack O’Neill will be paired together. Can we see pics under the character listing? Do you see the same actor for Patrick as you do in What Might Have Been? Also, can we see pics of Jim ‘n’ Blair, just cuz you were awesome and included them in this fic? I know you have some posted under “The Awakening,” but I’m personally selfish and wanna see more 😉

  84. Cassie says:

    You know, I have to blame my sister for this. She’s the one that got me into this. I started reading everything on your site, but so far I’ve just focused on the big things. I could say I hate you, but that would be a lie, because I definitely don’t.

    So, this isn’t over, right? Because if you left me hanging on Patty/Jackie, I’m going to kill you. No-sorry. I have a problem with threatening really good authors. It just goes to show you how good you are. *cheeky grin*

    I have to say that this is my favorite. I don’t know why, but it must be because of the crossover-ish thing this is. It can’t help that I didn’t rest until I finished this. Not even for bathroom breaks. *winces* Was that a little too much? Gosh, I’m so insensitive.

    Anyway, um, I like Chuck. But I’ve got a question. Is he like sensitive or was it just the Wraith that caused him to be all weird-like?

    Also, did the gene really skip Patty like they all think? No, I shouldn’t ask that. No author I know is willing to part with plot line thingies. By the way, I did not just say thingies.

    A little brain-dead from reading something so awesome it blown my mind,
    Cassie

  85. *Squeeee!!*

    Ryan Reynolds and James McAvoy are just delicious, i’ve always had an affinity for them so you casting them in your series is just spectacular! And pairing Matt with Chase Harris AKA Chris Pine… *drools* Yeah, that’s just yummyness all around!

    Can’t wait until the next part and hope you had a good 4th of July. 🙂

  86. Janet says:

    I love the new pictures. Thank you for putting them up.

    My question is about Sentinel and Guide reproduction. Since most of the pairs are same sex, does the Council have a surogate program to keep the genes in the population? Especially the very strong ones, or are they trusting in siblings providing the next generation of Sentinels and Guides like David having Andy?

    • Keira Marcos says:

      Most families that produce Sentinels and Guides also produce those (like David) who carry the genes to pass them along to children. There are no official programs but John and Rodney both will be encouraged to have children eventually through artificial means.

  87. Seriously…
    Matt and Chase … Thinking of them together… can i have an orgasm or at least some valium to calm myself.
    And the cast of Marius and Bastien is gorgeous.
    Well done.

  88. Chris King says:

    Chase Harris and Matthew Sheppard?

    I think that much pretty in one bed would probably break my brain… but only in the very best way.

    You already know how I feel about O’Neill and Patrick Sheppard. I adore your Patricks, and once again you make me believe in a pairing I never would have imagined.

    *flails happily*

  89. Alwaysand says:

    The new pictures are beautiful. My problem is that I have an incredibly hard time trying to get past Jensen Ackles mouth. And his eyes do me in. So while I did look at the new pictures and enjoyed them, my scrollbar kept sliding right back up to gaze in happiness.

  90. weebeanie says:

    Patrick and Jack!

    Chase and Matthew!

    There are no words for how much I love this series and these pairings.

    I need to go back and stare at pics again now…

  91. Erin says:

    Have anyone in mind for Andy?

  92. Indus says:

    Hmm, I have a question- are you planning to bring mini me (Jack’s clone) into the picture, and if so will you use Michael Welch?

    By the way, just wanted to express my love for this series. I hope you haven’t read my other comments as criticism- they really were meant as a compliment in that your story brought me so into your world that I was debating John alongside Elizabeth as if it were all real… I do love your writing and your story-telling, and I’m so glad you share it!

    • Keira Marcos says:

      I won’t use Michael Welch– as a grown up he’s not a great fit for character anymore. I have cast Jack’s clone in Lantean Legacy (my new series) and I used Chace Crawford.

      As for his appearance in this series–I don’t like to answer “plot” questions about on-going series.

      PS- I don’t post comments that insult me. LOL. 😉

      • Indus says:

        Chace Crawford… interesting. Can’t wait to read that. I love to have a face to OCs, it makes both the angsty and the naughty bits so much clearer.

        As for the plot question- I totally understand!

        One last question- I went back and re-read your series, and I’m sort of wondering about David. You have John’s father and Matt up there, but no David, even though I’m guessing you’re going to use the same actor who actually played him in SGA and who you’ve used in other series. Is that because the only people you really have in there are Sentinels (Teal’c isn’t there either) and Guides? Or do you have someone else in mind for him?

        Also i went back and re-read but because of finals I’m sort of skimming so if I missed this please feel free to just tell me to go back and read- I don’t think I’ve read anything about Andy’s mother. Something I read made me think she was dead, so I suppose I’m referring more to her genes. John’s early and strong activation seems tied in part to his genealogy so Andy’s might be too. Was Andy’s mother a guide or sentinel?

  93. serinianfire says:

    This series is SO AWESOME! I’ve read The Gathering dozens of times and each time I love it more. It was only recently while I was browsing your other works that I realized that you had all of these additional episodes within the Sentinel/Guide crossover universe. I was positively thrilled! They are just as fun and quirky as the first story in the series and I love each and every one of them! You are an amazing writer and I am very happy to have opportunity to read your work! I will be anxiously waiting to see what happens next to these wonderful characters!

    Keep up the great writing!

  94. Meredith says:

    Hey Keira, I know I haven’t commented in a while but I’ve been cut off from the Internet for the past 3 weeks and have just recently read your three latest posts (I squeed through all three, fucking AMAZING job by the way), and now I’m re-readings Sentinels of Atlantis. I have a question, I should have asked this when you had the q&a session for SoA but I forgot: How old are all the characters? I know Rodney is the 32 (and I assume John is around that age), Keller is 25 (I think), and that Patrick and Jack are in their 50s, but beyond that I have no clue. Could you clarify that for me please?

  95. Andy says:

    I really love your fics. I love that even your OCs in the background are fully fleshed out people. I know you don’t want ideas for further along in one of your series but how about a suggestion for another series?

    I would love to read an Stargate story about how differently things would have gone if a Sentinel and Guide pair had been part of SG-1.

  96. Shengyang Vang says:

    HOLY MOTHER OF POPCORN.

    I had fallen and fallen hard. Like a falling rock into a thousand miles abyss. When I first discover episode 1, I was like “eh? What’s the harm?” Oh boy, how naive was I. The first sentence hook and drag me fast like I was in a five mile horse race before I was even sure it was something I like to be aware of. Then baits kept popping up EVERYWHERE. NO matter where it was, I couldn’t stop myself from seeing it. More addicting than drugs, I tell you. Then episode 1 ended and then there was part 2. Then part three. Then part four and so on and my story goes on. But then guess what, my too excited brain decided that I had too much fun and shut down my thought process and conscious and I didn’t get to finish. Soon after, I was bombed with work like Germany did to England. But that was over after years of torture and here I happen to be strolling before a seductress push me into a alcove and and made me insane with lust. Lust to discover just what is going on. After a mad hour of going through the abyss once more, I found myself here at the end of this light and I was like, “WHATS? THAT’S IT?” and so I just had to do something about it and well, here I am, doing something about it.

    I love everyone. Even the villains because without them, then what is this whole plot is about? There would be no drama and without that, who is ever going to be lured at all. I don’t care much about the original story behind all this because it just too much work. And because I love this one much more. MUCH MUCH MORE. More than I can ever say. Anyway, every sentinels and guides has earn a deep hole in my heart. Let’s not forget even the mundanes. I just positively adore them.

    I dare not question a thing about anything because that would just ruin my fun. I mean, if some major players are missing, just assume that somehow they don’t exist as of now or that they will soon be coming to play. By questioning things and seeking answer, the joy and wonder of discovering these kind of thing wouldn’t exist and where would we be then. On a stupid plain and that is just inexcusable, so as of now, I will bask in my knowledge, or lack of, anything and just let things flow as it might. You can’t stop a raging river while a storm is happening. Sure you can dam in but that take times and well, time. plus determination because hello, a storm is still going on and that guaranteed rain and flashes and flood and mud and all the uckys.

    Anyway, now that I had completely wonder off what I was originally saying, I just have to say some more things like this. “Fantastic job. Keep it going. If you start something else, then YAY! Love the work. Love the art. Love every f*@#$$% thing that has happen so far. But most of all, I crave the sex. And the humor. And the angst too, if I was to be honest. Maybe the love, not cross that maybe and put a definitely there. Just everything is perfect in its own imperfection way.” I don’t make sense at all, do I?

  97. Lyn says:

    I really want to read this because I have this love affair going on with your work, but I know NOTHING about Sentinel. Is it needed for me to know, or is it explained what everything is?

    • Keira Marcos says:

      I want to say that I’ve written an AU where everything is explained to you. A lot of my readers have read both this series and my Sentinel fic without ever watching a single episode of The Sentinel.

      What I would say is that you need to know this: Sentinels (most) have 5 advanced senses and they need a Guide (in this AU) to remain healthy and productive while they use those senses. Feel free to ask questions if you get lost along the way. I’m happy to answer them.

  98. Heidi says:

    I hope you post your cast picture of David on here soon… I’ll admit to wanting a hint at who his guide will be based on your casting.

  99. Keira, you try to kill my brain, because, NOW i search the guide of David in your whole verses, make me crazy. I try to read your mind but the atlantic is a block minding.
    Miko…..A Declan, a scot doc with blue eyes……So much possibity. Crazy i say….

  100. Mi says:

    I’ve have a question, if you don’t mind, concerning distances. I hope it makes sense, because I have problems conveying my thoughts in English.

    You said in “The Gathering” that the distance of 50 million light years is a save bet of separating John and Rodney. Granted Parrish said to John that it was 50 million light years and he’s a botanist so … ya know 🙂 (I believe it would have taken 10 ZPMs to travel that distance just FYI because the travel from earth to Atlantis needed a at least a half charged ZPM and they had to overcome a distance of 3.3 million light years) So it would be theoretically impossible for Rodney and John to be physically separated by 50 million light years.

    Anyway in “The Queen” you made us believe that David was coming on-line for Miko over the actual distance of 3.3 million light years.

    Let’s just ignore the fact that the diameter of the Milky Way is only 100.000 light years and the distance between the Pegasus Galaxy is indeed over 3.3 million light years (my sister is a astrophysicist I blame here for knowing this) Also I believe that the Stargate network only works within it’s planed Galaxy or between certain Stargates connecting different Galaxies. (I could be wrong, with tptb you’ll never know for sure)

    Is it because of the psyonic stones that connects Atlantis and earth or are Miko and David really that powerful to overcome the distance? If the stones have no play in this that would make them theoretically more powerful that either John or Rodney.

    I don’t want to criticize you or demand that you correct it, as I said my sister is an astrophysicist and she is totally to blame for my tic with distances in science fiction. In the end it doesn’t really matter I’m just curious if the psionic stones have a special play in this or not. I love John and Rodney and would never question they awesome prowess. ^_^

    • Keira Marcos says:

      As Bastien explained in THE QUEEN when Rodney asked — the only limits a Guide has with his Sentinel are the ones they create with their own perceptions. It has absolutely nothing to do with distance as it relates to space and everything to do with the psionic plane in this ‘verse. The Sentinels and Guides on Earth are really in the dark about their own abilities and their past as a species.

      From The Queen:

      “I imagine it wanted to badly. The thing is that Sentinels and Guides are rich sources of psionic energy but because we use it—it can’t be taken from us.” Bastien frowned and glanced away from them. “The psionic plane is everywhere and it is everything. It doesn’t run through the hyperplane like a thin ribbon in the wind. It’s like an ocean—a never ending ocean and the universe itself is immersed in that ocean.”

      McKay’s mouth dropped open briefly but he snapped it close with an audible clicking of teeth. “What does that mean when it comes to our bonds?”

      “The only limits you have with your Sentinel are the ones you set yourself,” Bastien said evenly. “There is no time, no distance, no beginning and no end when it comes to the psionic plane. The past, the present, and the future are blended together so seamlessly that the knowledge of the known universe is spread out in front of me—endless and at times incomprehensible.”

      • Mi says:

        Ah I see thank you! I was just confused by the little error with the Milky Way.

        So even the low level Sentinels and Guides would be able to use the psionic plane? I can’t image that being rated a level 2 is good for your self esteem and would limit them in the beginning to develop they gifts.

        • Keira Marcos says:

          The power of the brain, right? Self-enforced limitations get us all in the end.

          • Mi says:

            Exactly! Would it be possible to train your gifts? Or are they predetermined at birth by they genes? It would be cool if a level 2 Sentinel would make it to a level 4 by training.

            • Keira Marcos says:

              The US did the ranking system based on their abilities to “control” and use their gifts so they could determine how best to use the Sentinels and Guides in their population. They are the only government on the planet to do that. I would say that the actual level of a Sentinel/Guide’s ability to use their gifts would fluctuate throughout their life time AND it changes after bonding.

  101. Atymer says:

    The Sentinel universe meshes so well with Atlantis. This is just wonderful to read. There is never a dull moment. The characters actually change before your eyes. I look forward to the new possibilities this AU offers. LOL It’s awesome.;D

  102. Sirc says:

    I love this series! I hope you have the inspiration for more, ‘coz I’d be demanding for more if it wasn’t rude… 😛

  103. Stella Kowalsky says:

    OMG! Sqeeeeee! This is the bestest, wonderfullist, amazingly, fantastically brilliant series ever! I can NOT wait for the next update of this story and your many others, especially Lantean Legacy, Ties that Bind and Tangled Destinies’ -That was the one that got me hooked, I just goggled Star Trek 2009 slash and you popped right up in the number one slot – and I was wondering if you would ever try something like the Sentinels of Atlantis but for Star Trek? Original or 2009 maybe?

  104. Sarah-Jane Scott says:

    WOW I stumbled across this fic via Google images of all places and have in the course of just over 15-ish hours read it from start to finish (baring bathroom and toast breaks). I is the most awesome story ever I have never even heard of the whole ‘sentinels’ thing till now either so bit of a cherry pop there to though it has intrigued me enough to track down the original show and watch a few episodes!
    This story is so EPIC and fricken amazing in scope I am captured by every character you pair (for some reason even though there really the briefest so far the whole Jack/Sheppard thing is my fav hehe. and as I am soo new and yet horribly addicted to your work I was wondering when there would be more ( puppy eyes ) … please be sooooon !!
    Once more WOW!
    Sarah.

    • Billie says:

      Sarah, if you haven’t read Sentinel stories, here are 2 sites you might start with:

      http://www.susans-stories.co.uk/ I just love Susan’s GDP stories and a lot of the other fiction at this site.

      Also,

      http://www.852prospect.org/archive/ The adult archive of Sentinel fic. I have spent hours and hours at the this site.

      You just hit a hot button for me. I love Kiera’s work and she is my favorite new author, but TS is what I started reading and will always hold a special place in my heart.

      Enjoy yourself.
      Billie

  105. rileylove says:

    Great!! Hope you update soon!!

  106. Keira, email checking at your leisure.

  107. seadragonlady says:

    I have just read this wonderful series through again. A real treat as always. Your worlds are so so complex and involved and I do like the fact that you don’t centre it all on the sexual side of things (though that is good too!) the intimacy, feelings & love just work beautifully along with real and interesting plots. Once again than you for all your hard work.

  108. Toni says:

    Okay, wow. Just.. wow. I discovered this series today, and pretty much abandoned everything to read the entire thing all the way through. Will there be any more? I LOVE this hints you’ve given about more pairs and where things in the universe will go. It’s just so well written, and such a beautifully done universe!

  109. Tammy says:

    I am a huge fan of your “Sentinels of Atlantis” series! It is absolutely fantastic and knowing that you are in the process of writing the next episode is terrific! Happy writing!!! I can’t wait to read it!

  110. Tara says:

    oooh! I can’t wait to read this! Especially since I LOVE your ‘Awakening’ series; which is marvelous! 😀

    The only thing I feel sad about is the lack of Jack O’Neil and Daniel Jackson pairing. 🙁

  111. Tina says:

    Hi,
    First I would like to inform you that I am from Germany, so my English is not very good. Sorry.
    Then I would like to tell you that I am a huge fan of your story “The Sentinels of Atlantis”. I love it. Great Work! Even if I do not understand everything.
    Can you tell me more about what exactly “zone out” and the “bonding” is? What does it mean? How does it work?
    I also write a story and some aspects of this “bonding” and “zone outs” I like very much. So I would need more information. I want to write something similar. But not about Sentinels, or something like that.

    That would be very nice of you and I thank you

    Many Greetings
    Tina

    • Keira Marcos says:

      A zone out is when a Sentinel focuses on using one sense and forsaking all others to the point where the only stimulus he has in that one sense. For instance, if he focuses on something with a great deal of detail and loses himself in the detail.

      Bonding, within this series, is a spiritual and mental link between a Sentinel and Guide that is supplemented by their individual links to the psionic plane.

  112. Tina says:

    Many many thanks for the explanation. I hope there is soon to read more from you. I love “The Sentinels of Atlantis.”

  113. Shahar says:

    Hi Kiera,

    I am a huge fan of your story “the Sentinels of Atlantis”.
    I wanted to ask you if you allow me, your story “The Sentinels of Atlantis” to translate into German.
    My english is not quite as good, but so far I have understood everything I read. I would like to use to improve my language skills passing and I am really a huge fan of your story.
    The rights would of course be with you and I would give a link to your website and make it clear that you’d allow me.
    What do you say?
    Greetings from Germany
    Shahar

  114. Shahar says:

    So, just to be sure … that’s a yes?

  115. cynthia says:

    I am rereading this series for the… Well I have lost count. I love this and all of your other Atlantis work. Just a question. Is John a stronger Sentinel than Ellison?

  116. Meggs says:

    I have read everything you’ve posted, and I’m SO IMPRESSED, I really am. I adore your series, and I can’t wait to read more of each and every one!
    Thank you so much for posting such unbelievable stories, and keep up the fantastic work!
    cheers!

  117. Aayesha.R says:

    I have a background tab open to your website and have rotated through your stories pretty much continually for months. “The Sentinels of Atlantis” is one of my favorites, and each time I reread it, I hope for another chapter. I’m fascinated by the variety of expression of the Sentinel/Guide relationships as you write them, and the way the all characters seem to come alive as I read. I’ve also read a lot of TS/SG:1 and TS:SGA crossovers and a few fusions, and the world building you’ve done in this one outstrips anything else I know. Thank you for the entertainment which hasn’t grown old after repeated readings, and I hope you have plans for more.

  118. Haru Maru says:

    I ‘m in love, “The Sentinels of Atlantis” is fantastic, the job that you obtained with these stories are fabulous, the relationships that you created are incredible, this croossover like the best that I have read, it is so amazing that I would like that you write more,,,xD

    Also I’m pending of your other works and I get excited reading them… O.O…though I can’t wait to read “The Sacrifice” Seriously, I die to read it ….xP….

    PSD: Seriously I hope that you write more of The Sentinels of Atlantis something like second season,,,,whynot? When you finish this…. xD…

    THANKS for writin and Sharing >//<

  119. Ziggie says:

    I have a question: in ‘The Legacy,’ there is some speculation about whether or not Chuck is a sensitive mundane; that wasn’t really answered. I am also confused about how there can be sensitive *mundanes.* It is mentioned that Chuck came from a family of Guides. But I don’t understand how he can be sensitive if the gene “skipped him entirely.” And how did Chuck even get two miles from the city center without the notice of anybody, Sentinel or mundane, in the first place?

    Another question: I don’t remember all that well, but I think in each of your stories everybody is a different age; how old is everybody in tSoA?

    I have more questions, but they’ve runaway from me. I’m in the process of rereading, and have all these questions coming to me. Of course, the questions about Chuck and sensitive mundanes came to me about three or four chapters before it actually happens. It’s funny how that happens . . .

    Dr. McKay would hate the disorganization of my mind. Heck, ‘I’ hate it.

    Thanks and great job (which is an understated comment),
    Ziggie

    • Keira Marcos says:

      “sensitive” mundane comes back to people with advanced intuition and the like. It’s just a thought and unexplored in the series because it’s not important to the plot at all. The same idea is mentioned in my other sentinel story The Awakening.

      I didn’t give them ages in this series because I have a difficult time keep tracking of it otherwise and some jackass always comes along and checks my math which makes me pissy so to avoid it– no ages. Ages are meaningless in Keira land.

  120. justalurkr says:

    With all Keller is learning about what I’ve started referring to inside my own head as the “Satedan Gene” and the “Ancient Asshole Designer Gene,” it made perfect sense to me that the genetic suite that results in Sentinel or Guide traits is a sprawling mess of mutually mutated chromosomes that the AADG creators wouldn’t even recognize at this point. I am reminded of a suite of real world genes that working correctly, confer greater resistance to malaria and working incorrectly, result in Sickle Cell Anemia. And those are natural genes. In your story, some people get one, the other or in John’s case, both versions, and it would be surprising if there weren’t some interesting side consequences in terms of partially or incorrectly activated genes.

    I could just be mooshing up realities, though; you tend to do very interesting but slightly different things with heredity across your stories.

  121. Rae says:

    I read the whole thing and loved it.
    I was wondering if you knew of any other Zelenka/Parrish fic. I really enjoy that pairing.

  122. SybleSyble says:

    I was re-reading this series -again- and I have a question – or two – about Andy and John.

    1) Will Andy be more powerful than John when he grows up?

    2) Andy has S/G pairs around him (watching out for him). Did John have this too? I got the impression that he didn’t, or at least he didn’t know about it.

    Thanks again for creating this wonderful series. I really love it.

    • Keira MarcosKeira Marcos says:

      Andy is in many ways a MIRROR of John’s character. His gifts are on par with John’s and no, the Sentinel/Guides on Earth do not know that they are watched over by ascended pairs. It’s part of their culture and mythology that has been lost to time due to the manipulations of the Ancients.

  123. lilith1820lilith1820 says:

    I love your storys.

    do you plan to upload the chapters as ebooks?

  124. sspinnr says:

    This is a fantastic story. I will squee with joy when all the plot points are finally wrapped up – Who is behind the spirit wolf visiting Andy? Will Matt come on line as powerful a Guide as his dad for Chase? Communication between John and his dad while sitting in the chair-way cool, and how will it be used? Declassification of SGA – will it be leaked or intentional? How will we see David and Miko pairing resolved? Jack and Patrick loading up the Daedalus with All The Good Stuff. (step-Daddy-Sentinel – a good one!)

    Just too many questions and why I only got about 3 hours of sleep last night. Had to finish, and then still some more plots to resolve.

    Thanks for another riveting story.

  125. brenda says:

    Dear Keira,

    I just have to get this of my chest:
    Every time you shorting Sentinels of Atlantis as SOA, I rotflmao!
    Why you ask?
    Because SOA in Dutch means Sexually Transmitted Disease 🙂 !!
    I soooo want to have this one ;p
    With love,

    Brenda

  126. amkaveamkave says:

    Have just finished reading all of the SOA stories including the rough bits of your 2012 nano. I can see the some of the story threads clearly and some not so clearly. Andy’s guide is the one with Bastian on the astral plane, right? The boy they rescued from his uncle and are teaching?

    …Also pretty sure David’s guide is Miko (although willing to be wrong… because having them so far apart kinda hurts). I love Sean – that his is a kick-ass conservator – I hope he gets an equally kick-ass Sentinel. Anne and Allison are also awesome. I hope Matt and Chase and Sean and Allison do make a family unit eventually.

    I LOVE the Sheppard family (and all extended bits and pieces of their prides). Thank you, I’ve enjoyed this very very much thus far!

    • Keira MarcosKeira Marcos says:

      Some of the threads are meant to be transparent while others not so much so you’re on the right track as far as that goes. Since I’ve plotted out 5 seasons for this — I do have a master plan. But discussing it now would be spoilery. So, ya know. Glad you’re enjoying it though!

  127. SidSid says:

    So happy to have new Keira stuff to read. Great Xmas present. Thank you. Off to read the full series (again)

  128. iubeoiubar says:

    This is amazing! I love where you went with this. I’m a big fan of the ballsiness of characters in your fic. Keep up the good work!

  129. nokashikiarinokashikiari says:

    I think ur awesome and I want more……..seriously. Awesome.

  130. lillyjk says:

    Just finished rereading this series for the third time since November. I <3 it so much. Thanks so much for writing such an awesome story.

  131. HelengloucesterHelengloucester says:

    I just want you to know that I love you A LOT for writing this series in particular and for everything else you’ve written too. I really have enjoyed series one and the anticipation that there are 4 more series to come makes me all tingly.
    You make me happy!
    Hugs, Hxx

  132. Sheridanjawilsn says:

    I LOVE this series! I really hope you are writting more because this is absolutely the best SGA/Sentinel crossover I have ever read and I really, really, really want to see what other amazing plot twists and character interactions you have in store for us!

  133. Vigdis says:

    Great season! I am so looking forward to the next one.

    Why did only the latent Sentinels come online? Was it because there are already so many online Guides? Won’t ALL the Guides be needed if the Wraith come?

    It’s so cool that Andy’s Guide sends him his Wolf to help keep him balanced. And that sweet little boy, so worried about hurting the feelings of the little Guides… Aww… I kept expecting his Guide to tumble out of the astral plane to claim or otherwise protect him during the trip to the UK.

    I look forward to seeing how Miko’s citizenship situation is resolved. If David were to visit Atlantis and bond with her there, would that fix things or would the Japanese government try to interfere – not that the Sentinel/Guide Council would stand for it, of course… And I DO hope that Miko is David’s Guide. She’s such a sweetheart and he deserves her.

    Okay… I’m done rambling… For now.

  134. BlueMoon says:

    Thank you so much for making an eBook of this! Read it cover to cover, now, any chance of seeing more from this series, you have me intrigued,
    BM

  135. DeepSpaceNinersDeepSpaceNiners says:

    Requesting permission to write a remix of this ‘verse ma’m. I’m a huge fan and I have a lot of ideas for it. And I like writing remixes. I promise I won’t pull a JJ Abroms.

  136. Sheilafire says:

    Hi Keira,
    I’m new to this site, but I think the storyline for Sentinels of Atlantis is one of the best stories on the net. Please consider adding to the story. I would love to see where you can go with this story.

  137. twilightice says:

    This is an amazing story just like all of your other stories. I don’t mean to be a bother but I was wondering if there is a list somewhere that tells what order you update your stories in so that I can reread them before your next update. Thank you for all that you do.

    • Keira MarcosKeira Marcos says:

      No, I don’t give even estimated dates anymore — people got stupid on me. Real stupid. I can’t deal with that kind of stress 😉

      • twilightice says:

        Ok, Just thought I would ask thank you for replying so promptly, You should not have to deal with that kind of stress that is why it is called an estimate, some people need vocab. lessons. 🙂
        As always you and your stories rock!!

  138. mysticalwarrior says:

    hi this is the first time I have posted on your site I have to say that all of your works is just great I have read all of your m/my stories at least 5 or more times especially the Atlantis stories they are really great I hope that you will continue them in the future you are one of the best writers out there please keep up the great work I realized this is a hobby and real life gets in the way please continue when you get the time to keep up the great work

  139. BlacksoniaBlacksonia says:

    Moreeeee!!!!!! Please!!!! More!!! You can’t just leave it there… what about David and Miko?!!! Will Sheppard Industries bring Japan and it’s disgusting policy about Guides down? I mean, really down? When will Andy find his Guide? Don’t answer me… write it… Pretty please with anything you like on top.

  140. crow says:

    Hi Keira! Please tell me your gonna do more in this story!
    I am dying to see earth and atlantis get back in flesh to flesh contact. to see john able to finally meet his nephew and be able to touch his family. to see andy meet his guide, see Rodney and john have a family like our ascended s/g pair said. i’d like to see matt come on-line and soo very much more….

    please more…
    crow

  141. dragonsrose4 says:

    omg I just spent 3 days ignoring just about everything just to finish this story. You left me at a cliffy!!! Why??? This is agony. It’s just as bad a Tangled Destinies. I feel like I should buy ice cream to get over the emotional pain. Can’t wait until you start posting the next part to your saga. While I wait, I’ll go re-read you other stories again. and again.

    thanks for the great story!

    Rose

  142. Flame Alchemyst says:

    Jesus Christ. Just read Sentinels of Atlantis. It was absolutely perfect. Your worldbuilding is incredible, the way you weave your ideas together was amazing. I can’t wait for more.

  143. animeartistjoanimeartistjo says:

    this is, to date, one my favorite sentinel au and still the very best in terms of characterization and plot development. i am absolutely in awe of your ability to write sucha tight, cohesive story arc with such an enormous cast and do it so well that i love every single protagonist. as a child of asian immigrants, i especially adored your bit with miko and am so very, very happy that it’s well foreshadowed who her sentinel will be. your ocs are still some of the best i’ve read: i love them just as much as the original characters, if not a little more in the cases of ian wilkes and the entire goddamn beautiful shepperd clan. XD

    i hope that someday, season two will begin. that last paregraph opened up so much epic potential!

    i’m actually rereading this and just couldn’t believe i didn’t leaVe a comment the first time around. Thanks so much for making it an ebook! makes reading it much easier on mobile, since i don’t have to wait for the browser to load every episode.

  144. Pyrate NyrePyrate Nyre says:

    As with all your stories I loved this one. It did cover all my favorite characters and a few new one in the Sentinel/Guide frame. I plan to exhaust all of your stories and then to read them again and again.

    Is there a way to pre-order you new book?

  145. Pyrate NyrePyrate Nyre says:

    Thanks looking forward to it.

  146. MayaStormbornMayaStormborn says:

    I waited two days for access to your works and as promised it was SO worth the wait! Human Nature was brilliant as were all the other one-shots, and Sentinels was just amazing!

    I noticed a comment above that you said you had a five-season plan for this ‘verse, but it was from 2012, is it something you’re still working on or has it done as my stories have and refused to be written?

    No matter the answer your work is stunning and I will always happily reread everything here, for now I’m off to explore your Potter works…..

  147. Ninjakel says:

    I love this series, came back to read through it again and it looks like the first one isn’t available. Will this be going back up? Ps I love all your series, especially the Snargate and sentinel fics.

  148. kiki_l says:

    Wow! Absolutely loved this. So many great characters. Thank you.

  149. Tuilion says:

    Your writing is so amazing. I’m so happy I found this website, oh my gosh!

  150. willow5552001willow5552001 says:

    Is Declan Sean’s Sentinel? Since they are together in Ties that Bind and What Might have Been I guess they’ll end up together. Of all your stories I think this is my favorite, but I love most of them, I’m just not into Star Treck, although the new movies rock.

  151. tmtrx says:

    I just finished season 1 and have read several of your other Sentinel-themed stories (still working my way through everything) and have to tell you how impressed I am at your Sentinel worldbuilding. Truly outstanding. Sentinel was my first fic fandom and it is such a treat to find new (long!) fic written so well. I am so glad I found my way here via Jilly’s site. Thank you so much for sharing your writing.

  152. sentinel guidesentinel guide says:

    I love how you twist everything in canon back on itself. Good people are evil. Evil people are good. Good people get what should rightfully be theirs. Evil people get theirs, too. And it feels good! They (John and Rodney) go to Atlantis. Or they don’t go. Or one goes. It doesn’t matter because your stories explain it all and it all works. Wow. Excellent work Ms. Keira.

  153. iamqueenkk says:

    You are amazing. I love this. I’m making my way through your site and reading everything. Most recently it was the war mages trilogy and basilisk.

    To give you an idea of your power over me normally I don’t read mcshep because McKay kinda annoys me, you write him in such a way that I actually enjoy his character.

    Thank you so much.

  154. Pyrate NyrePyrate Nyre says:

    Let me tell you will not find better stories than here. You get a cast list along each story. The stories have great depth and continuity. Enjoy your reading.

  155. coloradospace says:

    OMG! I discovered your Sheppards through If Found, Please Return from Jilly James on Rough Trade and I HAD to take a peak at the whole family. I completely fell in love with them. I first read What Might Have Been and what was posted of its sequel Ring of Fire. I then followed with The Sentinels of Atlantis series and you have me hooked completely, although I have to admit it took a bit of time to adjust to Matt not being with Cameron Mitchell and all your other pairings.

    Sebastien and Andy are awsome kids and I can’t wait to see what you have cooked up for them! I hope you will update both series soon (this year?) but can and will wait if necessary 🙂

    Mainly, and more importantly, thank you for sharing your great verses and creating the whole Sheppard clan, with Mattie (love him!) and the kids.

     

  156. eazysangel says:

    So I just reread the series because I believe I heard you say on one of the shows that you are working on the next season of this and I wanted to be caught up.

    I forgot just how much I freaking love this story. And chase telling John off in the last episode.. oh man, I can’t believe I forgot that shit.

    But anyways, wonderful as ever.

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