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Title: Excultus
Author: Mottlemoth
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes
Relationship(s): Greg Lestrade/Mycroft Holmes
Rating: Explicit
Genre: AU,  Sci-Fi, Murder, Police Drama, Supernatural, Futuristic
Word Count: 315433
Warnings: Murder, Violence

Summary:

23rd-century London is a divided city. Two hundred years of genetic tampering has fractured humanity into subspecies, not all of whom are willing to get along. The capital’s crime-ridden streets are now home to some fairly fantastic variants of human – some of them more dangerous than others.

For DI Greg Lestrade, Cross-Human Relations at Scotland Yard, it’s all just part of the day job.

But when a horrifying discovery forces him to seek the help of Mycroft Holmes, Head of Criminal Psychology, Greg might just be tested past his limits. Mycroft is unpleasant, unforgiving, and famously impossible to please.

But if Greg needs anyone right now, it’s a vampire expert.

With dangerous forces fast on their tail, Greg and Mycroft must work together to avert the vampire threat – before it’s too late.

Why You Should Read This:

The world building alone is so detailed and thoroughly thought out that it ensnares you from the beginning. The 23rd century is recognisable in certain ways but I have a soft spot for Lestrade and Mycroft Holmes – they are from different backgrounds, in fact, different perspectives on nearly everything but they have shared sense of duty and justice. Mottlemoth has taken the time to flesh out both characters, unveiling when needed another facet of their personality. I also enjoyed the murder story that has many twisted turns as well as suspense. It is a long read but so worth it. Find a time to sit and enjoy.