OK. Here is the correct translation. (Lucky I just happened to have a little Latin home work today.) It is Duplus dicio. Keep up the good work!
I just started reading this, and so far I think it's great. Really great. I love it. Just to let you know, though. English-Latin translators are not always right. I had the word "amicus" for a vocab word last year in Latin I. It means friend. I'll pull out my Latin II book real quick and tell you what the correct translation would be... just a sec.
I really like your idea. Its great! Really original...i know i wouldn't be able to come up with something like that!
I loved the story! I hope you write a sequel very soon!
Excellent story. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Keep up the good work, I look forward to the sequel.
Author's Response: Thanks so much, I'm truly glad you enjoyed it! The sequel is already going and has 8 chapters up. It's called Harry Potter and the Year of the Dragon.
You definately have to write the sequel!! Draco and Ginny? AFTER THIS??? You must be mad :) (only kidding) please please please carry on this story. I love what you've got going here. ok, must read on now.. final chapter... whats going to happen???
Author's Response: Hey Roxy, I am writing the sequel! There are 8 chapters of it up so far. Hope you'll check it out if you enjoyed this one.
Wonderfully woven tale! I loved it!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I had fun weaving it!
I'm 2 chapters in and quite enjoying this piece. I think some of the dialog has me thrown off a bit, but overall a great read. I love the sketchbook and especially the inscription in it.
Author's Response: Glad you liked the sketchbook, sorry if some of the dialogue threw you off. This was the very first chapters of my very first fanfic, and I believe my writing has improved.
EEE! fantastic, fantastic, fantastic! i have tears in my eyes from the ending! hopefully i can be one of the first to review the finished sequel!!!
Author's Response: WOW! Tears? I'm truly complimented! I don't know how many chapters the sequel will have, I have 7 written so far. I think it may be just as long or longer than this one. Hope you'll read it!
This is my fave fic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Thank you SO much! That's such a terrific thing to hear!!
Oh, that was so good! You do a wonderful job with romance--and suspense, humor and mystery as well. Bravo!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Coming from such a talented writer, I take your compliments very seriously!
I liked the gentle quietness of this chapter. It's sad because Ginny is still comatose, but there's a special, loving quality to Harry. I do keep wondering why Ron and Hermione have to find the cure; aren't there any adult healers available? (Not in the Potterverse, I know...) I also think Molly would probably have moved into Hogwarts by this point, but who'd want Mum when Harry's so singlemindedly devoted?
Author's Response: Yes, there are adult Healers working on Ginny's case, but they haven't found a cure yet. And Hermione absolutely shines when it comes to doing research! She's determined to find that cure and save her friend. And of course Ron is helping since it's his baby sister. Molly is ther frequently, I just don't mention it everytime she's there.
Everyone's staying nicely in character, plus you've given us the "modest" Loreena and we've gotten Milius back (yay!). I'm thinking Harry needs a break and a good rest, but doesn't he always?
Author's Response: You noticed how "modest" Loreena was huh? :)
The most powerful chapter yet. I could feel the struggle Harry was going through, and kept thinking yes, no, yes, no... But it's not good for a hero to kill in anger; that would make him a seriously dark character unable to defeat Voldemort. Perhaps that's why Voldemort sent Bellatrix?
Author's Response: Yes, Voldemort would never do his own dirty work. He considers himself too important. He has plenty of minions to do things for him. I couldn't have Harry kill Bella. He didn't kill Peter, so why would he kill her?
Yes! Can't wait for the Harry/Bella showdown. I wondered if Ginny would be so nervous, but then remembered she had not been in on all the adventures the Trio experienced. Took her a little time, but she found center nicely. As someone else said, I'm glad you pointed out that Ginny isn't dead--gah, that would have been too painful. Exciting chapter.
Author's Response: Yes, I think maybe Ginny is a bit nervous in this chapter, but she recovers nicely by letting her bravery shine and sacrificing definite protection (her half of the amulet) to give Harry double power.
Many funny bits in this. I especially liked the red, hairy "pillow" and Ginny's purple hair (not sure Snape would do glamor potions in class, though). The idea of McGonagall pre-testing students for Animagus potential was very creative, as were the animals they could become. I'm very curious to see what's in store for the Quartette in the caves.
Author's Response: Well, the purple hair has become quite popular. It may not be exactly a type of spell that Snape would do in his class, but after all, this is fanfiction :) Glad you liked the Animagus bit. It will probably come more into play in the sequel.
Wow, interesting chapter. Felt sorry for Neville, of course, but it was funny to think of Draco looking after him (sort of). Bella the runespoor is a wild card--no way to anticipate exactly what she's going to do. Must read on.
Author's Response: Yes, Bella is up to no good. And poor Neville, everything always happens to him!
I know other reviewers have said it, but the combination of romance and mystery is terrific. I adore exploring the caves as the chapters progress and discovering all the creative things you've stocked them with.
Author's Response: Thanks so much Laudomia. BTW, don't think I've abandoned your stories! My hubbie is on vacation for a few more days, so I don't get as much computer time. I WILL get them done!
Marvelous how well the girls' plotting worked. Guess the guys just needed a little encouragement. Very nice to have Harry and Ginny together at last. The rather chilling scene with Voldemort and Bellatrix added just the right touch of tension.
Author's Response: When don't guys need a push in the right direction?? :) There's plenty more of Bella to come!
What a satisfying chapter! Ron giving Harry a serious nudge, Malfoy punched out and the fabulous Breakthrough Moment! Sigh. Love it, love it--but what's beyond that blinking arch?
Author's Response: MWAHAHAHA!! You'll just have to keep reading to find out!!!