For all that time, I believed Santino Hassell aka Sonny existed. However, in early it came to light that he does not exist as his own human being. The two. In the Company of Shadows, original slash fiction by Sonny & Ais, with imperfect characters searching for their humanity in a post-war setting. In the Company of Shadows is a four-part original slash series written collaboratively by Sonny and Ais. Currently a work in progress, the.

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In the Company of Shadows is a four-part original slash series written collaboratively wvenfall Sonny and Ais. Currently a work in progressthe authors began the saga in mid and are now in the final stages of completion as of August Having completed books one, two, and three, the authors are now wrapping up the forth and final book of the series with plans to finish sonmy the end of Years after the bombs of WWIII have changed the physical and political landscape, the Agency ruthlessly works behind the scenes to take down rebel groups that threaten the current government.

Their goals justify all means. Hsin Liu Vega Sin is their most efficient and deadly assassin ever. However, he evenfa,l to go off on unauthorized killing sprees and somehow his assigned partners all end up dead under suspicious circumstances. That is why the Agency has had him locked up in a box on the fourth floor aus years.

But now osnny think it is time to put the psychopath back in the field. With a new partner. Boyd’s mother, a high ranking Agency official, volunteers her teenage son for the position. Boyd is not afraid of death. In fact, his life has been such an endless cycle of apathy and despair that he’d welcome it. Can these two broken men form an efficient partnership?

Can they learn to trust anyone, let alone each other?

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Sin doesn’t give a fuck about the Agency, sojny the androgynous boy who holds the remote to the shock collar that is supposed to control him. On the other hand, Boyd is strangely unafraid of the man everyone calls ‘monster’ and Sin seems reluctant to let his keeper get himself killed on any missions. The story, written from a perspective changing between main characters Boyd and Sin, has been widely reviewed.

This review summarizes the story by addressing its many themes:. Since In the Company of Shadows was first published infans have been increasingly vocal about how easily they get sucked into the ICoS world. Even reviewers who have noted that the series would benefit from paring down in some places have admitted to finding the plot, characters, and world as compelling and the books impossible to put down.

There is a consistent thread in reviews stating that the quality of the writing continues to improve over time, and that each book has been better than the last.


Afterimage (In the Company of Shadows, #2) by Ais

Sonny and Ais have a well-documented procedure for their collaboration, both on their website and Tumblr. They discuss with readers the intricacies of world-building and their methods for co-writing and are often up-front with the challenges such a large project can entail. With the unique challenge of working between two people, the authors have also discussed their collaboration tools and the evolution of their process:. World building is a subject often discussed between the authors and fans, especially on their Tumblr.

The richness and vastness of the world built by Sonny and Ais has left open an opportunity for many spin-offs and short-stories. Written in the same universe, readers have access to stories about non-main characters and other points in time in the same universe. The Side Story Archive on the authors’ site contains many shorter pieces of fiction that fill in their expansive world.

There is also an Other Stories Sohny located on the forum where longer-form pieces are kept for readers to enjoy. Longer-form fiction includes Proof Vega and After Midnightboth written by Sonny individually, to pair into the ‘ In the Company of Shadows universe.

Since inception, In the Company of Shadows has continuously encouraged fans to review, discuss, and create works based on the post-war world setting of the books. The variety of reviews, questions, discussions, and art can be found on the forum of the authors’ website, Penumbra.

Discussion about the chapters, guesses on osnny mysteries, and even fan requests are all as on the Penumbra forum.

There are specific sub-forums for each book, each keeping a lively discussion of what was expected, what came to fruition, and what blind-sided readers as they plot their way through the series.

Sonny and Ais often participate in the talks, creating a unique author-reader experience to further round-out the fictional world they have created.

A multitude of fanworks, both art and fiction, can be found on the Penumbra forum as well. Shared with the authors, the fanworks sub-forum has a variety of styles and points of discussion within each fan-creation.

Since the beginning of the story inthe number of fanworks has reached well into the hundreds — each adding a reader’s unique twist in the universe created by the authors.

In the Company of Shadows Author s: Sonny and Ais Date s: June – ongoing WIP Length: Original Slash External Links: In the Company of Shadows Click here for related articles on Fanlore. In the Company of Shadows is a series about two people who are thrown together as partners in a secret agency; their mission is to disband rebels who have propagated in a post-war future, but they have to deal with everything that comes with an unlikely partnership as well.

One is a psychopath, called a murderer and monster and generally deemed subhuman by nearly everyone who knows of him; the other is an introvert, cold and emotionless and so lost in thoughts that he would agree that he can be called a monster of inhumanity.


But what makes a person human; is it humanity, compassion, or is it simply the ability to reason? Can a monster be human, and general humanity breed monsters? While they learn about each other, they learn about themselves; where their loyalty and morality lies, and how learning to trust another person can be incredibly difficult, bittersweet, and rewarding all at the same time. Have I said anywhere that I loved this book?

I loved this book. It was better written, better edited, better formulated and better developed than all the ones that have come before. The characters had a depth and resonance to them that was incredibly compelling. I can’t talk it up enough, with the usual disclaimer that you will need to go into spring training to start the series.

Well worth it to get to here. While the main couple takes center stage, like they should, they have a supporting cast of characters who are unbelievably 3D and distinct. The World Building is very well done, not going into ridiculous info dumps, but providing a very clear setting none the less. This story is brilliant. There are no words whatsoever that I can say to convey how absolutely outstanding this whole saga is.

The world in In The Company of Shadows is entirely different from the world which we live in. In that universe, the cold war never ended and unlike in the real world where we managed to escape the various brushes with WWIIIthe characters in this world were not so lucky. They suffered through nuclear war and survived.

The simplest answer to that is we roleplay the story out. Each of us sinny main characters we are in control of and there are peripheral characters we share or split between us.

When the scene focuses on a character one of us is in charge of, that person will write the majority of that scene until it gets to a place where our characters interact again. At that point, we control our own characters, writing narration and dialogue for them, and share the narration for general scenes. We started RPing using AIM which is why the original version of Evenfall was so odd in many placesand then eventually moved to Google Documents, which is a far better way to collaborate.

It utilizes folders, comment functions, editing history, and more. Retrieved from ” https: Fanworks Original Qis s s. Navigation sony Personal tools Qis account Log in. Views Read View source View history. This page was last modified on 25 Septemberat Content is available under Fanlore: In the Company of Shadows. Click here for related articles on Fanlore.