Title: Skitter Studies Author: The Laurent Rating: T. Probably. It's on SV, so it isn't rated. Genre: Action Status: WiP Fandom: Worm / Dresden Files Pairings: N/A Summary: None provided for Book One. Book Two in the spoiler: Spoiler Taylor Hebert, Wizard-in-Training, is the girl who has everything. A loving father, a car as soon as she turns sixteen, an internship with a P.I, a handsome new love interest, a magical talking book, a best friend whose safety is under threat, an implaceable dragon-powered enemy, a looming deadline (emphasis on the dead), a series of baffling heists that she must solve or else, and dozens of people she doesn't even know trying to kill her. Link: SV A pretty massive crossover, Skitter Studies follows Taylor Hebert, Wizard-in-training, as she tries to solve the mystery behind the murder of an executive in a local business. Along the way, she'll discover all sorts of interesting things about the local practising population. So, first off, this is a fusion in the like of The Last Avatar. Taylor basically takes the place of Harry Dresden (she has a spirit of knowledge, Bobbie, and the remnants of her mother's workroom). The Wards are local kids with minor talents (as are the Undersiders), Colin Wallis is the local Warden (and has a girlfriend in Canada. She's probably real), and the Dallon/Pelhams are long term strong wizards local to the area. Scions not around, so no Endbringers. Brockton Bay is still going strong, Emma met Sophia, but didn't go batshit, and there's not anything said (so far) about Cauldron. That said, it's also quite likely that Dresden isn't around (Ragged Angel are based out of BB, so he'd be pretty different). It's a nice blending - there's enough familiar characters that it isn't an OC fest, but it's not just another SI in Chicago Dresden story. The mystery being solved is interesting, and not just a rip-off of canon either. The characterization works quite nicely too - we've seen Hana (MM), Robin (Velocity), and the Detectives Ryder (Assault and Battery) as cops, with Piggot in charge of the Special Investigations Division. They seem to mostly act in-line with the better fanon, so it's not too bad. There's some trouble with spelling/grammar. Nothing major, but a few times I needed to re-read to understand. The ending of book one got a bit choppy, but it's still one of the better DF fics I've read. 4/5 from me.