Reviewer: minervassister
Date: 02/12/11 12:47
Chapter: Snakeslayer

Another great chapter, you can't see the joins, it could be part of DH.
Lovely to have a whole chapter about Neville.
Still think about him in his bunny slippers in Book 1. Great to see how he has grown.
Liked the references to earlier chapters.
Always a good day when the name Northumbrian appears.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review and the kind words. Neville (and Ron, I believe) did a lot of growing up in DH. Neville is one of my favourite characters and he deserves a lot more love. -N-

Reviewer: iwishicouldwrite
Date: 02/12/11 11:29
Chapter: Snakeslayer

Best chapter yet in my opinion! I loved how you portrayed Neville, and i thought it was great that this chapter included so many of the others (Draco/Ginny replay...yes!) awesome chapter and looking forward to the next!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. This version of the Draco/Ginny incident has more information regarding the slap. Next: Broken Flint. -N-

Reviewer: One Lily
Date: 02/12/11 10:17
Chapter: Snakeslayer

i cant wait for the next one !!!!!!

Author's Response: Thanks, I hope that the wait won't be so long. -N-

Reviewer: hpgploversforever
Date: 02/12/11 10:12
Chapter: Snakeslayer

Awww Nev. So brave in the heat of the fight. Nev never gets enough credit. Another great chapter in this story. Can't wait for the next or what not.

Author's Response: Thank you, You're right, Neville never get's enough credit. The Battle is alnost over, and the next chapters focus on people considerably less brave and noble than Neville. -N-

Reviewer: nevilleherosnape
Date: 02/12/11 6:39
Chapter: Snakeslayer

Brilliant!

Author's Response: Thank you. -N-

Reviewer: Granny Longbottom
Date: 02/06/11 17:40
Chapter: Son of the Air

it's time for a new chapter!

Author's Response: It is, it’s late, sorry. -N-

Reviewer: One Lily
Date: 01/30/11 20:03
Chapter: Son of the Air

Amazing!!!! No one ever thinks of buck beak!!!! i cant wait for more!

Author's Response: There will be either three, four, or five, more chapters, as the battle is now drawing to a close. -N-

Reviewer: One Lily
Date: 01/30/11 19:33
Chapter: Bad Faith

this is so well written i am crying and laughing at the same time!!!!

Author's Response: It’s because of Draco, isn't it? He’s always good for a laugh. -N-

Reviewer: One Lily
Date: 01/30/11 18:41
Chapter: Abbott Ails

h my gosh, every chapter is amazing!

Author's Response: Thank you. -N-

Reviewer: One Lily
Date: 01/30/11 18:29
Chapter: Good Bones

this is really good. I have the chills from reading that last part.

Author's Response: Thank you. i must right more about Susan. -N-

Reviewer: One Lily
Date: 01/30/11 16:27
Chapter: The Confession of Augusta Longbottom

It made me cry!!!!
soooo good!!!!!!!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. -N-

Reviewer: One Lily
Date: 01/30/11 16:21
Chapter: Great to be Back

its great. i love seeing luna portrayed by someone who can actually write!!!

Author's Response: Thanks for the compliment. Luna is fun (but difficult) to write. -N-

Reviewer: lovelybones19
Date: 01/26/11 3:43
Chapter: Son of the Air

I loved reading all the Chapters so far...

But i was wondering if you ever planned on doing a Hermione chapter i think it would be amazing to get her point of view of things...

:D

Author's Response:
Thanks

In the early stages of planning I considered a “What happened in the Chamber of Secrets?” chapter, featuring Ron and Hermione (probably from Ron’s point of view). I didn’t write it and at the time I made a deliberate decision not to write directly about Harry, Ron and Hermione. They appear in various chapters at key moments (Ernie’s reaction to the Dementor attack, Ron’s punch from Draco’s perspective, etc.) but I did not intend to write directly about their battle.

The story is now approaching the final moments of the battle. Harry’s “death” is covered in the next chapter Snakeslayer which, like this chapter, deals with the end of the battle. My original plan was for the following chapter (Broken Flint) to be the last, but I’ve had ideas for two or three more. I had not planned a Hermione chapter and I have no intention of writing one, but I won’t say that I won’t (never say never)! But it’s very unlikely that I’ll write a Hermione Chapter. Short review, long reply, sorry – you’ve got me thinking.
-N-

Reviewer: Granny Longbottom
Date: 01/25/11 15:38
Chapter: Son of the Air

Written from a very refreshing point of view. More, please!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. It will be some time before I attempt another second person pov story, sorry. But the next chapter won’t be long. -N-

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. It will be some time before I attempt another second person pov story, sorry. But the next chapter won’t be long. -N-

Reviewer: charmaine23
Date: 01/22/11 12:14
Chapter: Son of the Air

You are an amazing author. I love the perspective you wrote this in, it feels like i was really there. It was a different way to write this story and you made it work like all your other stories. Can't waitt for the next one!

Author's Response: I have always wanted to try a second person point of view. I think that it worked for this particular chapter, but I don’t think that it would work for everything. -N-

Reviewer: decdraft
Date: 01/19/11 10:14
Chapter: Son of the Air

Excellent! I know revenge is wrong - but - this was excellent - loved that Buckbeak killed McNair. And loved, as always, your characterization. I really felt like I was listening to Buckbeak. Debbie

Author's Response: Thank you. I had a lot of fun with the language in this one, particularly coming up with names. I hope that Sharp-Metal-Man got his comeuppance in the best Grimm tradition. -N-

Reviewer: nevilleherosnape
Date: 01/19/11 8:34
Chapter: Son of the Air

Cool!

Author's Response: Thanks. -N-

Reviewer: iwishicouldwrite
Date: 01/19/11 6:45
Chapter: Son of the Air

that was a really interesting chapter, what a unique perspective to write from! Your descriptions wee great, is there going to be another chapter?

Author's Response: I have two more chapters completed. I shouldn’t need to tell you who the hero of “Snakeslayer” is. The other “Broken Flint” features several Slytherins. -N-

Reviewer: minervassister
Date: 01/19/11 6:10
Chapter: Son of the Air

Another great chapter.
It just sounded so right.
Very apt names, especially liked Furry-face.
Don't want this story to end, it is so good.

Author's Response: Thank you. This chapter is my most experimental, in both subject and perspective. There are two more chapters completed, and two more in draft, but I’m not happy with either of them. -N-

Reviewer: Sapphire at Dawn
Date: 01/16/11 11:55
Chapter: Voldemort Doesn't Play Quidditch

My great-grandfather was one of the Accrington Pals that didn’t come home, and I think for you to dedicate this to them is incredibly touching. This chapter is my favourite so far because it’s so moving and so much more realistic in a way than the other because it draws parallels with real life. The way it’s told as well, I thought was fantastic. There’s real emotion in Oliver’s words, and I loved the details you brought to this to make Voldemort’s regime even more terrible; the old lady arrested at eighty-seven, the retirement that only lasted hours, and the Beater with the wooden leg. Despite this being a magical setting, things like this I can really see happening in a non-magical situation (though obviously without the Quidditch...), and for me, it made it all the more poignant and all the more real. Plus, I loved the reference to Bill Shankley. Fantastic job.

Author's Response:
I shared a flat with a guy who also had a great-grandfather in the pals. The original idea behind this story came from my curiosity as to why Oliver was at the battle. He wasn’t DA, he left the year before they were formed. Using Quidditch to draw him into the battle seemed obvious, but until I remembered my idea for “The Lee Jordan Show” I wasn’t sure how to write this.

As I’m sure you’ve realised, many of these tales are experiments. Some are more successful than others, but this is one of my own favourites (I probably shouldn’t have favourites).

If you’re going to steal a sporting quote, it has to be Shankley (or Brian Clough), unless you want the madness that is “King” Kevin 'We managed to wrong a few rights' Keegan.
-N-

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