WhooHoo! I knew i was going to be happy, i could sense it in the air! I love the really touching way Ginny took his hand up the stairs. The Ron and Hermione romance can be so much fun! I've just realised that's my up to your last chapter and i'm feeling a little bit sad, i've really enjoyed reading it and i cannot wait for your next chapter, update ASAP!
Author's Response: The next chappie's coming soon, Special thanks to my super mod whose done this story! (Chelsea) And H/G will be back soon...
The fighting between Harry and Snape was spectacular, just when i think that i've got the Potion master pegged he goes and does something different! It was nice that Ginny brought Harry out of his temper, i'm rather a big H/G shipper, will i have cause to be very happy in the future chapters?
Author's Response: There are more twists coming up so stay tuned!
I'm intrigued, Harry's blacking out all over the place and Snape is Voldie's most loyal Death Eater? with friends like that who needs enemies! Great chapter it was nice to see Lupin again, i'm really starting to appreciate him as a character. *10*
Author's Response: Snape is Volemorts most loyal Death Eater. Well, Voldemort thinks he is anyway. Lupin will feature a little more but he's not a major part of the story.
You did it again! If you keep all this edge-of-your-seat stuff up i'm going to be left with no fingernails. You've got my brain working overtime to try and make sure i pick up all the little clues you're dropping. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: *Laughing* Sorry! I didn't mean for this story to leave you without nails!!! I have left some clues along the way, some more important than others, so good luck with guessing where this story's going...
That was just chocful of suspense wasn't it, very well written. I'm glad that Harry has finally grown up enough to tell someone older when something like this happens!
Author's Response: I'm so happy you thought that I created the tension ok! And as for Harry growing up, he is 16 now so I thought he should start to be a bit more sensible. Actually, i've just realised that Harry's the same age as me in theis fic... I can't believe I hadn't noticed before, lol! :)
Again i liked quite a few things... McGonagall nearly putting her hand on Harry's shoulder and Kingsley's teaching. I think that most of all i liked the way you've softened Snape a little, it's a nice touch. I love the use of latin, i think it gives it that touch of realism, JKR uses it in the books and your use of it really creates that connection with the real thing. A well deserved *10*
Author's Response: Wow, that's a heck of a compliment! I wasn't originally intending to use Latin but I couldn't invent any decent spell names so I used Latin instead!
Ok so there were so many things i liked about that chapter...the fear powder - ingenious...the sorting hat song - the best one that i have read here thus far...Dumbledore's mention of the skiving snackbox - the headmaster at his devious best... Kingsley as DADA teacher - that could be really good and then there was the little teaser at the end, very interesting indeed! *10*
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm really glad you're enjoying it so far!
Another good chapter. I agree with death_of_a_thestral's comments about both the Harrry/Snape conflict and the romance. I liked Snape and Harry sparring silently during the potions class, but I thought the Snape outburst during Harry's detention was a bit strong. I would like to think that even in the magical world that professors have the maturity and professionalism to not lash out at students as Snape did. But of course, the Snape-Harry conflict/relationship is more bitter than other professor/student relationships and outbursts are bound to happen . And I like a little romance that contributes to the story without being the focus of the story. Keep up the good writing. I hope your planning to do a lot of writing on your summer break cause I'm looking forward to reading it.
Author's Response: Snape cursing Harry - yeah, it was strong but then Snape is not exactly 'friendly' with Harry is he? And Harry had said Voldemort's name and called Snape a Death Eater which isn't exactly the best thing to say to someone if you want to get on with them...
A sequel is coming and I have written most of the rest of book 6. I've also got some ideas for my book 7 and I'm on summer holidays at the moment, well, study leave which is nearly the same :) I'm glad you like the romance as I was debating whether to include it or not but I'm pleased I did now. Thanks for reading and I really hope you'll enjoy the next few chapters!
Great Chapter! All the presents were so thoughtful and it's great that the Weasley's can finally relax when it comes to money. I'm really enjoying your story so far, stay tuned because i'll have finished reading and reviewing before the day is out!
Author's Response: Lol, you've gotta read fast! They're 11 chapters so far and 12 is going to be submitted in the next hour or so!
it's going great, i'm really enjoying this story, although it would be nice if there could be be some sort of truce, understanding, respect between snape and harry. it looked like snape was being nice(ish) and he was being more human, but harry's still hanging onto the hatred. well that's what i would like to see develop, but it's your story and you're doing a great job. like the romance it's there in the story, but it doesn't overshadow the action and excitement, you got the balance just right, you're steering clear of the trashy indulgent romantic descriptions which is good, just needs a smidgen more description, literally just a sentence or two, not paragraphs (that way lies trashy romance novels lol!). although please don't do the 'pushing away to protect' thing so overused! great job, keep trucking and update soon please!!!
Author's Response: Ooh, long review. Yay! Anyway, I'll get to the point...
I don't want to say too much about Harry and Snape as that is the main focus for the end of the story. The end has been written for quite a while now so it's just a case of editing and then updating chappies.
Thanks for your suggestions on romance though - I've added a bit more romance in the next chapter but more action's coming very, very soon! I think I told someone else as well but the whole 'push-away-cos-of-protecting-Ginny' thing is NOT going to happen. *Shuddering* If I read one more fic where that happens...
I'm waffling, sorry. Thanks for the review and chapter 12 is coming soon!
Another very good chapter, again i liked Dumbledore. I really enjoyed the way you described him in the front room, it was very detailed.
Author's Response: I'm so pleased you like it! I've tried to be descriptive where I can. Thanks for reviewing :)
That was very mean to leave us hanging like that, but it was an excellent chapter. I particularly liked the things that Dumbledore said to Lucius, good work!
Author's Response: Hee hee, more cliffhangers coming up!
Oooh! That was a really good start, i liked it a lot. I'm going to read chapter two right now...
Author's Response: Thanks! I wanted to kick off with a bang, lol.
Oh my god, this is fantastic! You gotta keep writing! Come on, I need to know what happens, mate!!
Author's Response: *Laughing* I'm so glad you like it! you've made my day! Chapter 12 is coming soon, it'll be added by the end of today so I hope the wait won't be too long!
Thank you!!! I'm a H/G shipper, as you probably know, and this chapter is great! I'd like to know more about their kiss, but i'll wait for the next chapter. A little bit of advice: If after some time, we discover the reason for Ginny's distancing from Harry, and they get back together, don't do the push-you-away-to-protect-you thing. And i's like them to get together and live happily ever after, but it's out of my hands. Anyway, great chaper, and don't worry, you got the romance part just fine. A little more description of the feelings involved with the kiss wouldn't hurt, though. Can't wait to read your next chapter. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it :) I was fully expecting someone to send me a curse by email if I didn't include romance, lol!
The next chapter will show the reason for Ginny's distance from Harry. The pushing-you-away-to-protect-you thing isn't going to feature with H/G because I think that the story line has got a little bit overused. Thanks for the advice on description and I'll do my best to include it in the next chapter. I didn't want to go too far overboard with description as I wasn't too sure how much detail I should include. Thanks again for the review and I hope the romance becomes a little more descriptive in the next chapters! ~Stormy x
Okay, this is a dark chapter. Very dark. It pained me to see Harry and Co go through that. Oh well, i just hope there is a happy ending. Or at least that Voldemort doesn't win. *om my knees, begging you not to kill Harry*
Author's Response: I promise you Harry's not going to die in this story because there is a sequel coming! As for the happy ending... I hope it's as happy as the real books. There is (obviously) going to be more dark chapters but I hope the lighter moments will balance it out :)
Yo L! (sorry, having a Chav slang dort of moment) I've just started reading your fic and I love it! It's really cool, and since i have used up all of my writing energy in exams i have absolutely no commenting power...but I will....I will come back and read the rest tommorow or wed and make good comments with constructive critism, if i can find anything to constructively critisise that it! Lol! xxxxxxxx Lex xxxxxxx Ur doing a great job. How long r u planning this to be? Is there a sequel and everything? Dun dun dun. Now i really will shut up. (and revise, my mum is nagging sooo much) Sorry this is such a useless review. But i shall add to faves....that is a mark of how much i like it! Lol.
Author's Response: I'm so glad you like it! I'm planning on it to be around twenty chapters and yes, there is a sequel coming! Good luck with the revision - I had 2 exams today and my Biology one was about making cheese! Quite how that relates to Biology though is beyond me...lol! Looking forward toyour reviews tomorrow and good luck with the revision - you know you want to do it! ~L xxx
Awesome chapter. This is good stuff. I like the Snape - Harry conflict, the way L.V. is taunting Harry, and the snake/message at the end. I'm looking forward to the next chapter.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm so glad you're enjoying it and fingers crossed chappie 11 will be up soon!
Great chapter, this story's coming along well. I liked the bit where Harry and Snape were silently conversing in the Potions class.
Author's Response: i'm glad you're enjoying it so far! Thanks for reviewing :)
I think that was one of your darkest chapters yet. It was very good, but you don't want to get much darker than that or it'll start to get a bit cheesy. Anyways good chapter!
Author's Response: Yes, it is the darkest chapter so far and there will be more to come. It is the only chapter in the whole story I considered putting an 'R' rating for and the other chapters, coming later, are dark too but hopefully not cheesy! Thanks for reviewing and I'm glad you liked it!