Summary: With the death of Albus Dumbledore came the passing of the most powerful symbol against the Dark Lord Voldemort. Now the Death Eaters are more active than ever, the Wizarding World is in mourning, the Order of the Phoenix has to regroup, and Harry Potter has to follow the path set before him. But Harry will get more help than he bargained for, will have more responsibilities than expected, and will find a spell that nobody knows how to work.
That was a good chapter. You may have to wait before you start getting more reviews because people will have to reread the story to realize what has happen before. But it was a good chapter and continued the story well. I can't wait to read the end.
Author's Response: thanks for the compliment. and yeah i realize that i won't be getting a lot of reviews seeing as i'm taking so long. my goal right now is to get it in.
Summary: Harry Potter was presumed killed in the Final Battle years ago, and those he left behind moved on, slowly picking up the pieces of the lives that had been shattered by the Second War. However, over a decade after the defeat of evil, a young boy is captured by a desperate man in the search of revenge. Auror Ginny Weasley is assigned to find and rescue Alex Ryerson from the cluches of evil and runs into his muggle father, whose emerald eyes are heartbreakingly familiar.
It seems that secrets cannot stay safe forever...
part ten in queue as of sept. 29th!
[post-hogwarts, Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione]
This is truely a well written and well thought out story. I have really enjoyed reading your view point of this story. I can't wait to find out what happens next. And I look forward to the reactions of Harry's friends when they find out the truth. I exspecially can't wait to see what Harry does to Draco Malfoy. Just the anticipation alone is nerve racking. Please continue to update this story on a regular basis. I look forward to reading more of your work.
Summary: Harry is steadfast in his decision to break up with Ginny Weasley, hoping that she will be kept safe from Voldemort's clutches, but unforeseen circumstances will push them back together sooner than anyone could have anticipated. Harry finally acknowledges his true feelings for her before setting out on the hunt for the Horcruxes, but unfortunately the subsequent war with Tom Riddle and his followers would end up lasting longer than anyone could’ve expected. Can Harry and Ginny’s love stand the test of time? And how far will Harry go to make sure they are given the chance to find that out?
That was extremely well written. It flowed with the rest of the story and was long enough to make up some of the wait time. I have been extremely impressed with this story and am glad to hear that you plan on finishing it. I look forward to reading the rest. And I wish you luck in all your future indevers.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I was hoping the long hiatus wouldn't affect things too badly. I'm glad to know it seemed to work well. Thanks for reading and for the review!
Summary: Harry Potter disappears immediately after defeating Lord Voldemort, and the circumstances all point to him being dead. But when has Harry ever been known to just roll over and die? Join Harry on a journey of self-discovery to find the family he never knew he had.
I know that I have reviewed once before asking for some type of an update. But now that I have read this story again I have to admite that this is actually a great place to end the story. It closes out rather well showing that Harry and Ginny are trying to get back together. It also shows that Lily is willing to step in to help rectify the estrangement between Harry and Brian. The only thing that is not really addressed to what becomes of Harry's attempt to become a Master of the Wand. Though you have to have alittle lee-way for the readers imagination. Overall a great story with a very possible ending already on file though I would not say no to another Update.
Great Story I can't wait to read what Happen next. I hope that you did not abandon it. I really enjoy your writing style.
Summary: Dobby gave his life to save Harry and his friends. Harry grieved for Dobby and buried him, but death was not the end for Dobby. Follow this selfless house-elf on his next great adventure.
Originally submitted to the Autumn Challenge’s The Next Great Adventure prompt.
Well written. Dobby has always been one of my favorite characters. I am so glad that someone lead him to the happiness that he so richly deserves.
Summary: After fighting the biggest battle of his life, Harry Potter finds himself in new, uncharted territory. Beginning a week after the final battle at Hogwarts, Harry finds himself with many choices before him. He spent the summer trying to sort out his future with Ginny and the Ministry, but now must find a way to balance both. Ginny has left for Hogwarts to complete her final year, with Hermione, and Harry is starting work as a full-fledged Auror. They both must find a way to make their long-distance relationship work. Ginny hopes to find peace at school and Harry hopes to build his life around the expectation that Ginny will be with him forever. Despite all of this, there is more to the work that Harry is doing with the Ministry then he realises. Will Gaunt prove trustworthy in these new endeavours? Will Ginny and Hermione have a horror-free year at Hogwarts?
That was a very good chapter. I perticularly liked the part where Molly was giving Ginny "The Talk." Especially since nobody seemed to want to listen to what Ginny had to say. I do sort of feel sorry for Harry for the next time they see him though.
Author's Response: yeah, it might be a little rough on him, but I think he was already feeling out of place as it was. Thanks for commenting!
That was a great Chapter. Though one major error just screamed out at me. The Fact that Ginny has never rode in a muggle cab. Maybe you were implying that she has never been alone with Harry in one. But she has indeed rode in one. I know for sure that they rode to Kingscross in a taxi in book 4. But other than that. It was a really good store. I can't wait for the rest.
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it :) Are you sure? I honestly don't recall that at all - where is that in GoF?
I just looked the taxi bit up for you it is in Chapter Eleven "Aboard the Hogwarts Express" page 162 American version. But as I said it was a good chapter all in all. I look forward to reading more.
Author's Response: it's interesting that dozens of people have previously read this chapter and not one person commented on that. Thanks for pointing it out. I don't know that I won't make similar mistakes in the future.
Summary: My take on the first of those 'nineteen years' between the 36th chapter of DH and the epilogue.
Warnings: contains an unusually-shaped ring, a nosy neighbour, a rude shop assistant, shaving mishaps, thoughtful gestures, threatening goblins, and, unexplained appearances of Romantic!Ron and Romantic!Harry. You have been warned.
Rating is for *mild* innuendo and *mostly* innocent interactions but I wouldn't let my 9 year old read it.
This is a great story and a very enjoyable read I can't wait to finish the story. I look forward to more.
Author's Response: Thanks very much. I'm almost done the next chapter. cj
Thanks for the update. I have enjoyed reading this story. I do hope that you continue with Malfoy's leasons. I think it would be most interesting to see how they would interact without a third party to run interference.
Author's Response: You're very welcome. I am so pleased you are enjoying my story. Yeah, um, about the lessons. I hadn't planned on writing any more about them. The thing is - the only thing I had to say about the two of them, I have already said - the line I wanted Harry to say to Malfoy was the "and I saw how much you hated it" one. Unless I get a brainwave, I don't have any ideas for more. But you never know ... cj
Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. Canon-compliant. Nominated for a 2008 QSQ for best Post-Hogwarts story.
The war is over, and all is well, they say, but the wounds remain unhealed. Bitterness divides the Houses of Hogwarts. Can the first children born since the war's end begin a new era, or will the enmities of their parents be their permanent legacy?
I have truely enjoyed reading your work and have to say that the ending you choose closed out the story well. I hope that they have an easier year for now on. I look forward to reading any more that you may decide to write. I wish you all the luck you can get for all of your future endeavors.
Summary: With McGonagall firmly entrenched as Hogwarts’ new headmistress, Harry is enticed to return for his seventh year under unique conditions. Aided by Ron and Hermione, he embarks upon a Horcrux search-and-destroy mission using the school as the base of operations. Recognizing that saving the wizarding world from the ultimate evil is a rather daunting task for a seventeen-year old wizard, the Order of the Phoenix steps in to assist Harry on his journey. It soon becomes clear, however, that not everyone has the same lesson plan in mind for our hero. As the headmistress attempts to lay a clever trap to reveal hidden agendas, Voldemort waits in ambush at the one site that Harry is sure to visit.
But before Harry can face his nemesis, he must face down the inner demons that plague his own life and truly grow into adulthood. His activities are punctuated with school pranks, Quidditch, parties, and the requisite amount of rule-breaking that readers have come to expect from the trio.
I have enjoyed reading your story and I think that it has been really well done. Though I would make a suggestion. The story had a great flow from chapter one to chapter 72. But when you included the Epilouge it had a jarring effect that negated the rest of the story. I would suggest that you include a prolouge that has the image of Harry coming into a room and sitting down at a desk to begin his tale. Then I believe that you could tie in this chapter much more smoothly. Otherwise people will ask "When did Remus, Tonks, and Fred die? It was not part of your story."
Author's Response: I suppose it all comes down to whether you like a thought provoking twist at the end of a tale or not. Obviously, I do. I confess that I forgot to add a note about DH,/i> spoilers in my author's prenote before the sequel which would help considerably. (I have since correct this thanks to your insightful words.) You'll be pleased that the sequel starts and ends in much the same way you suggested. Sometimes we are on the same wavelength, it appears.
I have been pleasantly surprised by this story. I have see in the most recent several times now and have avoided it for no other reason than it just did not appeal to me. I now realize the mistake that I have made. And I do sincerely appologize. This is very well written though I do have one suggestion. There have been several instance where the story breaks off for several weeks at a time. I understand the restains put on a story such as this but I felt like I was missing something important that happen during the break. Either that or I was missing a chapter or two.
Author's Response: Went back and reviewed everything and there are definitely not any chapters that I accidentally skipped when uploading. Your comment gave me a few panicked moments though. Please tell me where you think the gaps are too glaring as perhaps I need to go back and fiddle with my transitional passages. As far as the break between Harry and Ginny’s confrontation at the Burrow and Harry’s return to Hogwarts, I purposely skipped those events as Harry will retell them a little later in several flashbacks. I also opted out of doing a Christmas dinner/gift exchange at the Burrow as it had already been done in so many of the previous books. After all, no guests are invited this year and Harry had already whinged enough about not being allowed to do any shopping of his own. Am very pleased to hear you gave my story a chance after all. Hope you’ll continued to be entranced as events continue to unfold.
Summary: It’s a new year and the Sorting Hat has been much very bored. Now it’s time to show off what a year’s worth of free time will do as the Sorting Ceremony is about to begin!
Second Place Winner of the Summer Challenges: Extra Credit
Excellent Job. This is by far one of the best sorting hat verses that I have read. Keep up the good work.
Author's Response: Well thank you! I think it\'s the first time I\'ve ever attempted to write a Sorting Hat song, so I\'m glad that it ended up well. I really appreciate your review. Thank you again! ~GG
Summary: James would do anything to get inside Lily’s head. Lily would do anything to get away from James. Lily was brewing a banned potion. James went to find her. Lily made a mistake and the potion exploded. James got his wish, but is it much more than he bargained for?
After a year the Epilouge is now up! Come read for a bit of fun!!
Runner up QSQ - Best Chaptered Canon Romance
Reason for Nomination:
This is the most unique take on how James and Lily really got to know each other. The story is hilarious and keeps you laughing throughout, but it never lets you forget the serious stuff. Plus, she somehow manages to end each chapter with a nice cliffhanger.
I have truely enjoyed your writing. I look forward to the next Chapter. I can't wait to see the reaction of Moony, Padfoot, and Wormtail, to that last line. That should be interesting.
Author's Response: Hehe, I did have fun writing that section. I'll post it as soon as possible. Thanks for your review :)
Summary: True love does not end at death do us part, but lasts forever. Harry and Ginny have had a lifetime together, but what happens beyond then? Follow their last day together on earth.
Take my hand and lead me to salvation. Take my love, for love is everlasting. And remember, the truth that once was spoken, to love another person is to see the face of God. -Les Misérables
I am Merlin_Helz from the Beta boards.
This story has been given a facelift! Why not give it another read?
That was really touching. And very well writen. I believe that true love such as Harry's and Ginny's would have never ended and just continued on to the next world and They would have most deffently have been greated with open and loving arms of those that have pasted before them.
Author's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Its always nice to know when someone finds what you have written touching. True love shouldn't end with "death do us part" and friends will welcome each other beyond death.
Summary: It's Albus Potter's first year at Hogwarts. He makes friends, pulls pranks, and discovers the truth behind his father's horrible past.
But Albus Potter's first year of school is not to be completely peaceful. No, he, like his father, must rise to conquer a new enemy amongst his peers, and keep the peace in the wizarding world that his father worked so hard to bring.
you have to be very careful about how you incorporate the original work. and when you do make sure you give the credit where it is due. the remainder of the chapter was really good. but as others said make sure you can develop your characters beyond that of their fathers and the oringal story or else it will seem like you are just repeating what was already done. I really look forward to reading how you develop as a writer. And I look forward to getting lost in a good story.
NOT An Essay On The Life And Achievements Of Harry Potter by Goodbye_Earl
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 18]
Lily Luna Potter is given History of Magic homework to write about the life and achievements of one Harry Potter, and (being the abnormal weirdo that she is) she decides to write it in verse. Sadly, Lily is labouring under the delusion that she is a talented poet, even though her rhyming is almost as good as her mother’s (as exhibited in CoS)…
Well this is what she wrote! Professor Binns won’t know what’s hit him...
A millon billion trillion Thank Yous to lunirina, who saved this from the horrific state it was in!
That was great. I loved the way you incorporated the plots from all seven years. But you also with held things that Harry would not want everybody to know about. Showing that Lily had questioned her father. I look forward to reading more of your work. And to see what else you can come up with.
Author's Response: Thanks, I'm currently writing a story about Lily and her various chums, so check it out when it's up!
The kitchen at the Burrow has six occupants, Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, Molly and Arthur. The youngsters look nervous. Arthur suspects that they are up to something. What is going on inside…
The Mind of Arthur Weasley
A great little look into the interworkings of a father's mind. I liked the way you incorperated all the little tells that people don't really know that they have but others can see.
Author's Response: Thank you. After seven kids (including Fred and George) arthur must be clever and subtle, or be driven crazy, -N-