The Madness of Angels by ayalesca

Title: The Madness of Angels
Author: ayalesca
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Pairing(s): Sherlock/John
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Violence, torture
Genre: Romance, AU, Magic Realism, Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 87457

Summary: Urban fantasy AU. In which John Watson is a war sorcerer recently invalided home from Afghanistan. In London he meets Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most irritating urban sorcerer and only consulting detective. There, John finds himself and Sherlock suddenly under attack by a mysterious and malevolent power—and drawn into a mystery that may tear London apart. A fusion with the Matthew Swift series by Kate Griffin, but no prior knowledge is needed.

Why You Should Read This: I have no prior knowledge of the Kate Griffin books so I don’t know if the story stay true to the book world but this author is amazing at world building! Love, love her dialogue between Sherlock and John and she keeps the essence of their character while adding her own touch in the AU. Mycroft is still my favourite so very happy to see him here. However, best of all is the ending – twists and turns but so satisfying!


  1. REALLY enjoyed this one. Thanks for reccing it.

  2. I am very sorry to report that this story does not appear to be on AO3 anymore. Don’t know why. Hopefully that situation will change because this is a great story.

  3. I would also like to read this story, but could not find it on AO3. Does anyone know a current link to the story?

  4. Found someone who saved it as a PDF here so if you are interested then yo should go here –

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