Hey thanks - I'll be trying these out. It's hard to find great 3rd person narration.
I'd really recommend Perseus (similar themes I think)... I've been trying to find more from the guy ever since I was in university. Later chapters of JSS get a bit 'out-there' with a few too many characters, but the scenarios never fail to impress.http://www.gaydemon.com/stories/authors/mv/