Title: Stars Fade Author: totallybursar Rating: M Genre: Adventure/Fantasy Status: WIP Fandom: Mass Effect (post ME3)/Dragon Age 2 Pairings: Listed as FemShep/F!Hawke, but is actually Spoiler F!Hawke/Varric with no real pairing for Shepard as yet. Summary: Shepard knows that destroying the Reapers will kill her. Except she's never been good at dying. The explosion of dark energy from the Crucible thrusts Shepard into a totally different universe. Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8123345/1/Stars-Fade The story is quite good, with a Shepard that is likeable and interesting. Her presence doesn't screw with the 'mechanics' of the Dragon Age universe overly much, as she is working with limited resources in regards to her tech. Characterisation of Hawke and her companions is done extremely well, and is rather humorous all the way through. Isabella's 'friend fics' are particularly amusing. Hints of an overarching plot aren't exactly thick on the ground, but have been beginning to show through in the last several chapters. Previously, things have just focused on Shepard's adaption to Thedas and the plot of DA2. Personally, I'd give this a five out of five.