FYI Before you go paperback. I spotted a few typos in the preceeding chapters.
Author's Response: Yeah, one of the reasons it's taking so long to paginate is that I'm also proofreading it--typos, grammar, AND story continuity. I think/hope the final copy will be 99.99% correct--100% is too much to hope for.
wow. quick response. just make sure that next chaters up just as quick. lol
Author's Response: *snerk* Well, no guarantees there. I like to give people some time to read them...
wilfred owen wrote that fabulous poem. but, to be honest, your stories better. a great chapter for a great book. thnaks for writing it!!!
Author's Response: Awww... thanks! More to come...
Tura doesn't surprise me near as much as the Dumbledore thing did. But as in real life, believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. I'll wait to make a judgement. Still a great ending.
okay... you know what to do! get the next part up pronto!
Author's Response: *giggle* Let me give people a couple days to read it...
Interesting take on the horcrux thing. I was wondering why they weren't destroyed immediately. The writer had a plan for them. Can't wait to read about their destruction. Nice idea regarding the bonding of Fawkes. For me, there was not near enough punishment for Bellatrix. No where near enough. But that must mean she'll pop up somewhere else. Nice connective chapter.
I may have forgotten to comment on the wonderful way the writer did away with the portrait of Mrs Black. Loved it.
Not trying to write your story but isn't it time for Sirius to either discover a love child that he fathered or find someone he fancies? Just hoping....LOL
Thank you for offering your readers a chance to get a copy of Heirs. However, except for reading on Mugglenet, I audio all my books. It' s easier to concentrate that way.
Author's Response: LMAO--re, Sirius... Not on THIS archive, sadly. But I do have some "bonus chapters" elsewhere (and several in my head) that kinda touch on this topic...rn
as for the line dulce et decorum est pro patria mori, it was originally written by horace but later in a poem by wilfred owen
Author's Response: Very thourough! You're the first one to identify both sources.
Perfect chapter, perfect content, perfect ending. No offense meant to anyone but this is how the 7th book should have been and as long as you don't end it with.....19 years later, this is a smash. Smooches.
Author's Response: LOL, well, that was the ideal. It's not perfect, but I thought it came closer than DH...rnrnFunny you should mention...I wrote the last chapter for this well over a year ago, and it does have a bit of "Where they are now," but I think it has a totally different feel from Rowling's...you'll see soon enough, it's Chapter 49...
Sorry. The part about Dumbeldore, not even plausible to me. But of course I may need to read on for something more to come out. The writer totally redeemed himself with the Tura/Harry/Neville portion. And that biddy Umbridge, a stroke of genius. I am loving this Harry character. I am loving this author.
Author's Response: ! Well, it worked for me, obviously. Write me an email--I'm curious why you don't see Dumbles as being capable of this. BTW, I'm a "she," not a "he." Hee hee hee!
OH wow!! This is good. What a cliffie. Haary and Voldie, down to knives not wands, who would have thunk it!
Author's Response: Me, I guess! :-)
Let's hear it for the Vampires. Rock On! Ondossi is going up a few notches in my book. Didn't really want to touch on Harry punching a woman but, sometimes sh^t happens. Perfect, Ron is showing some leadership capabilities. I knew he had it in him. I am loving this story so much. This writer makes everything so visual. This writer is prefecting a character (Harry) who at first blush seemed to good to be true. Harry's character iin this story is the way he should have been from jump street. In the original stories he was a weak whiner but as I read thi story I know how the original stories should have read. A stronger, more rounded boy/man.
Don't know where this Tura/Harry thing is going but I'll definitely find out.
Forgot to mention that Viktor and Hermione are a great couple. Bravo. The writer was so smooth the way he had Ron adapt to the pairing. I hope Ron goes for Luna and it works out. Luna and Neville are other characters that I like a lot. You're doing so great it is time to bring Neville up to snuff. ( I know that I am reading and reviewing long after the story has been written. But I can hope, can't I? As they say, BRILLIANT!!!!!
Author's Response: Wow, cool! I'm glad you're enjoying it so. I just couldn't handle the whole Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione thing--come on, NOBODY marries their middle school sweetheart--especially if you have a 150-year+ life expectancy. Herm/Viktor is already cutting it pretty close.rnrnNeville has a few moments yet in the story, but it's gotta be about HP, right? I wish there was room to cover them all, they're all such neat characters to fill in.
Very enjoyable chapter!! Exciting for sure, Cannot wait for the next one :-)
Author's Response: Glad to hear it!
Excellent chapter. Loved the ending. I love Sirius and Lupin to death. Felt that the chapter started out loose (no offense please) but ended up so very cool. I like your style (perhaps I already wrote that). Can't spend too much time reviewing this wonderful story. I have to get back to reading.
Author's Response: No offense taken. I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with it when I started. I suppose a lot of the stuff about the Tube, and the twins' shop and stuff could all go. Have to see what the prevailing opinions are, though--some people seem to like it.
Excellent question. How did Wormtail pull the wool over everyone's eyes for over a year? I'm sure you'll tell us. A little OOC for Harry to be thought of as cool when all we ever read was how he looked like a jerk in Dudley's hand-me-downs. I like your version better but it doesn't fit the Dursley picture. Great chapter. I love the way you flesh everything out.
Author's Response: I think Muggles would think Harry looked pretty lame, but to Draco's relatively untrained eye, he probably thought Harry looked like Kurt Cobain or a rap star, or something.
Wilfred Owen- Dulce et Decorum Est that was the poem. I read it last semester, in my English class. Amazing poem, and poet
Author's Response: Wow, ok, you're the 2nd person to say that. I thought it was Keats. Sheesh.
Great chapter. Really interesting take on Draco guarding the horcrux. The test to see if he would help a stranded women was nice. Fascinating the way Maura's floo works. The same but different (if you catch my meaning). Very nice. I like Ondossi a lot better now that she isn't throwing all that slang around.
Author's Response: I envisioned the Pac. Islander's "floo" as a different sort of mode of transport entirely. Particularly in the equatorial islands, it didn't seem like there would be a lot of chimneys around (at least until fairly recently). They'd need a way to get around that didn't involve fireplaces. Opening up a hole through the earth seemed logical...
Wonderful chapter!! Very exciting and I am certainly looking forward to reading the next chapter :-)
Author's Response: Thanks! Well, it's just up...
Great chapter. Thank you so much for bringing Sirius back. I have the feeling there may be something sticky about Sirius' return. Petunia was a shocker. Must she have a little magic in her to have found Hogwarts again? No matter. Great scene and wonderful chapter. Thank you.
Author's Response: I don't think she needs to be magical--she says she went there with her family, so I don't think she'd be fooled by the magical disguises around it. And you're right, there is something amiss with Sirius, but you'll find out soon enough.
Magnificent. Please don't let this be Harry still in the Dept of Mysteries dreaming. I want Sirius back for good. Wonderful chapter.
Author's Response: LOL, no, nothing like that. I like Sirius, too.
OMG. Please don't be playing around. Please let this really be Sirius.
Author's Response: *laughs* Read on!