Caveats: I stopped reading just about when the Butchur/Fallen thing started wrapping up. Just fell off my radar. My opinion: Iztiak's and Nemrut's combined. As others have said, it meanders. When I was reading it, many instances of "Is this going somewhere? No? Just more talking and more waiting? " It seemed to be perpetually stuck in the "Call to Adventure" phase of a Hero's Journey. And the crossover power, ugh. Lavanya Six has a point in that a lot of fics have Taylor get power, and then ramp up so hard and fast that it's figuratively airborne. But this? I feel like this "Slow burn" is burning so slowly that the stove is off to follow that metaphor. It felt as if I could find and replace every reference to Supreme Commander and give the reason of her power as "Nanomachines" and it would not change the story at all. I'd give it a solid 3 out of 5. That all said, Maybe there's a good jumping back in point as Lavanya pointed out in the end.