I'm in my 50's and I have read all 5 Harry Potter books (anxiously awaiting Number 6), and seen all the films several times. I also LOVE to read (JKR, Anne Rice, Tolkien, Robin Cook, Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Tom Clancy, just to name a few). I like computer role-playing games of the AD&D genre where I like to play the role of a magic-user.
Summary: Harry, heavy with the summer's grief and his future's burden, begins his final year at Hogwarts. He will hide something from his two best friends, but he isn't the only one keeping secrets; there's a mysterious organization on the rise, and Hogwarts is under fire from the public. The truth about the past will be revealed, while secrets of the present are hidden, and Harry must struggle to find his own sense of morality, all while knowing that his destiny is to kill. SEQUEL to Harry's Sixth Year. This story is PRE-HBP
Summary: An Irish witch languishes in the darkness of her family home, confined by her father and circumstances. What will it take to bring her out of this exile? The chance to return to Hogwarts? The opportunity to participate in the fight against Voldemort and his Death Eaters? Or will it be Severus Snape, a man she did not expect to see again in her lifetime?
This is canon compliant to OoTP but written pre-HBP.
Reviews and constructive criticism are most welcome, and thanks go to Ashwinder who kindly beta read the chapters for me. :-)
Summary: It's Harry Potter’s sixth school year and the world is under the impending menace of Lord Voldemort and his pitiless Death Eaters. A new teacher arrives to Hogwarts. Will it be another candidate for the DADA post? New friendships and love affairs sprang up under Albus Dumbledore’s benevolent gaze. A private Yule Ball. More bloody writing on the wall and a Muggle-born involved. Snape’s life is in great danger. The Second War begins. Who will be the winner?
Summary: Harry's back at Pivet Drive. Everything is different. Aunt Petunia reveals a secret that makes things bareable. Harry also has a dream that could change everything is well. Can Harry make it through even more?
Summary: A sixth year fic that explores what might happen if Harry moves past the angst and starts to put his life together and has a few things break his way for a change.
Summary: Voldemort attacks the Potters, James and Lily try to protect their beloved baby boy. Then suddenly they're in a house they do not know. Harry isn't with them and they don't know what happened. Where are they? And who are the redhead children running down the stairs? Why have they been sent?
The story is placed in the future, years after Voldemort's death, but danger is still lurking.
Features Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione.
Joint winner in the genfic category of the Multifaceted Fanfiction Awards
Summary: This story starts during the summer between Harry's fifth and sixth year. It follows his journey from the skinny, guilt-ridden Boy Who Lived to the Man Who Would Defeat Voldemort. Some H/G and R/Hr romance. Chapter 50 is up!!!! STORY COMPLETE!!! Written pre-HBP. This story no longer follows cannon.
Summary: Harry Potter and Tom Riddle are strangely alike. And yet their choices are so different - what made the difference? A story that explores the possibility of Tom Riddle's soul within Harry and a journey behind the Veil to find Sirius. AU as of HPB, contains no spoilers.
Main Characters: HP, TR, AD, Sirius, Ollivander, Alphard Black, Aberforth Dumbledore, Voldemort.
Summary: Hermione's quest for a quiet place to read leads to the discovery of a remarkable portrait. The girl in the picture meant so much to so many. She is remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother, but what was she like at sixteen? And how will her reappearance affect the wizarding world?
Summary: Sequel to "The Long Wait." It's been thirteen years. The kids are in school, Severus and Hermione are teaching, and all is good, or so they believe.
Summary: Story follows Band of Gypsies. Something happens to Dumbledore and Harry is called on to help. Caught up in the dark mysteries of Knockturn Alley he finds himself captured along with Snape, held in the grasp of Voldemort's right-hand man; someone neither ever thought of meeting. Follows cannon, no slash. Written for general audiences.
Summary: Summer is over, is Harry ready to face the school year and his Potions Professor? This is the sequel to 'The Summer before 6th Year'.
Summary: Harry is struggling to come to terms with the events of his fifth year. Can he learn to depend on those he considers family and become what he needs to be in order to survive?
Summary: This is Ronald Weasley's last year at Hogwarts and has recieved everything he once saw in the Mirror of Erised. He's become Head Boy, holds the Quidditch Cup, and actually looks good. But there's someone missing in the Mirror.