errr UPDATE!!! i want to read a story where sirius survives, so finish it!!(and make harry good again...please!)
well i just finished it and it's a bit hard to review 42 chapters in one go. but anyway. here goes. wow. really...i'm speechless and that doesn't happen very often. i've been glued to the screen. i LOVE this story!!!! i'm soooo happy to read a story in which sirius is still alive and it doesn't seem like a steaming pile of....mud. most fanfics in which sirius 'mysteriously' re-appears from behind the veil are really contrived and the plot has no logic to follow, it's just like 'hey, i'm back, yay!!' and then they never finish it cos they run out of ideas. but you write really well. i love your characterisation of, well, everyone!!! no-one was really OoC, and the plot worked really well, and although at times it got a little confusing, it was always clear that it would be explained, the reader wasn't just always going WTF?!? you held all the different plot details together really well, so that it all came out really clearly written and focused with an actual sense of direction. i loved the way sirius and harry came closer, since i think that was the tragedy of OotP, the amount of undeveloped and unexplored affection and depth that their relationship didn't have time to develop due to his unfortunate demise. overall there are so many great things i could say about the story. but you really are a great writer, you succesfully maintained the pace, interest and plot momentum throughout 42 chapters (and there's more to come, yay!!), whereas most of the really long fanfics really drag and meander and lack cohesion in the plot. and it's usually offputting that there are so many chapters cos it's not well-constructed. but your story avoided all those pitfalls. as well as being really original. great idea and you really carried it through the whole story. anyway, i digress, 100 million billion/10. love your story, love you, please update!!!!
Author's Response: wow...i really don't know what to say. Only thank you. Thank you SO MUCH! I love hearing that people enjoy my story, but to hear the details about how they enjoy it are even better. I realy hope i continue to live up to the standards you gave me :D and I hope you'll keep reading as I attempt to finally finish this fanfic tht's occupied almost a whole year of my life :D
great story! really enjoying it so far, and i like the way harry intereacts with jame s and lily. although the whole 'knowing that they die, yet hot telling them thing' is driving me insane. especially peter pettigrew, i wish harry could hex him soooo badly. anyway, i REALLY hope that you continue with the story and update soon, cos if you don't i'll never know what happens!!! noooooo!!!
wow, loved that story, it so totally kicked ass. i'm even more in love with sirius now, i felt like i was melting along with emily when you described him....aaahhhh sweet sirius, oh how i love you...but i'm glad you put remus and emily together. that was right and nice and all fuzzy butterflies sort of thing. i really enjoyed that and a sequel would be so awesome. i'd like to see how emily gets on next year, although i feel bad for her that she'll only get 1 year in hogwarts. and good characterisation with her uncle. a very very repugnant character. oh yeah and last thing, the irish will never give up!!!
oohhhhhh very good, i liked the way he found out. but he's going to get all angry and scary now. and i bet there's gonna be some big rows now between ginny and harry. poor ginny. i feel sorry for what's gonna come now. but i want to read it soon, so update as soon as you can!!!!
evil cliffie!!!! update, update!! this is a great story really exciting and i'm intrigued as to how they will win the battle (assuming they win...). although i'm a h/g and h/r shipper, but just update update update!!!!
soooooooooo funny, i swear i've been sitting here laughing like a maniac at all the toilet bits esp. the ron 'helping' her go. i could just imagine harry's face. precious. truly great. seriously one of the truly funny humour fanfics. slightly confused as to whether or not it actually happened, but i hope your next chapter will make that clear but first you need to UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!! but seriously like 20/10. amazingingly funny.
what?!?!?noooo!!!! you can't leave it there! that's such an evil cliffhanger. he can't be dead. no. you've just written it in a misleading way. why??????why is everyone is determined to kill my favourite characters??? she must know the truth, DD isn't evil!!(nor is he dead!)
i'm really confused...am i stupid? but i like all the imagery, very scary. but just confusing, but i'm sure it'll become clear. i'm intrigued though so update soon!!!
Author's Response: lol no you're not stupid! Confused? Good! You're supposed to be! Intrigued? Good!!! You're supposed to be! This is only part one after all.......
great chapter, i want to know what ginny saw!!!!!! harry should have taken it though, after all he's the main one in the final battle and it would have helped if he could've seen how it happened. but anyway...update asap!!!! 10/10
Author's Response: take a number, everyone wants to know what ginny saw, lol...update as soon as it's approved...i can't make the mod's move any faster than they can, lol...thanks for the review=)
great, truly great!!!! i love the whole thing, esp. the indiana jones bit, "we have room, drop down beside us mr. jones quickly!!!" (not word for word i know...) but i LOVE it!!! you have to do space mountain next, go on!!! please!!!
yay!!! we have lift-off!! finally. ahhhh i feel all fuzzy inside. a very well written chapter. you didn't go overboard on the romance. a perfect balance. not too much schmaltz and not too little. 10/10
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I didn't want to make it all smutty or anything, that would've ruined it really glad you liked it, thanks for the great review!
loved your story, good to see harry get more powerful. BUT is there a sequel? if not go on, write one please!!! i would love to see how harry would use all this elemental magic stuff in the real world. and people's reactions to harry creating random spheres of fire. 10/10. just waiting for that sequel now....:)
strange conccept for the story, but i like it! the whole ginny/harry thing is so tragic though! all i can say is update soon!!!
Author's Response: \"Strange concept\" ~ I must agree ;) The thing is... no one tried to talk me out of it, LOL! Thanks for reviewing. I should have the next chapter up within a week. (unless my beta\'s decide major rewrites are necessary ;))
glued to the screen! that was a great chapter, really exciting. update asap please!!!!
Author's Response: Lol! Chapter 18 is in the queue and I'm so pleased you like it!
it's going great, i'm really enjoying this story, although it would be nice if there could be be some sort of truce, understanding, respect between snape and harry. it looked like snape was being nice(ish) and he was being more human, but harry's still hanging onto the hatred. well that's what i would like to see develop, but it's your story and you're doing a great job. like the romance it's there in the story, but it doesn't overshadow the action and excitement, you got the balance just right, you're steering clear of the trashy indulgent romantic descriptions which is good, just needs a smidgen more description, literally just a sentence or two, not paragraphs (that way lies trashy romance novels lol!). although please don't do the 'pushing away to protect' thing so overused! great job, keep trucking and update soon please!!!
Author's Response: Ooh, long review. Yay! Anyway, I'll get to the point...
I don't want to say too much about Harry and Snape as that is the main focus for the end of the story. The end has been written for quite a while now so it's just a case of editing and then updating chappies.
Thanks for your suggestions on romance though - I've added a bit more romance in the next chapter but more action's coming very, very soon! I think I told someone else as well but the whole 'push-away-cos-of-protecting-Ginny' thing is NOT going to happen. *Shuddering* If I read one more fic where that happens...
I'm waffling, sorry. Thanks for the review and chapter 12 is coming soon!
i LOVE this story, each chapter just gets better and better. that was the best action sequence i've readin the past 2 chapters. sooo good. and so glad that finally snape and harry respect each other. 15/10!!!!
Author's Response: *Huge grin on face* Thanks soooooo much! I've had these last few chapters written for ages now so I'm really happy you liked it!
evil cliffhangers, dammit everyone always leaves it on a cliffhanger! grrrrr. great chapter, good to see snape on his kness in oclumency instead of harry:) update soon!!!!
Author's Response: Chapter 14 was submitted this morning and it's called 'Accusations'. I'm glad you liked the chapter and there are plenty more *evil* cliffhangers coming, and certainly more in the sequel to this story (ie: my book 7)!
ohhh please let sirius be alive.. please!!! i've wanted to read a story for ages in which sirius is alive so please keep writing and update soon!!! keep up the good work!
yay!! finally an update. i like the way ron and hermione are going with him. i just want to see sirius! please let sirius be alive!!! (i know he's dead in the real thing but this is pure escapism for me!) so good chapter, and keep going, and please update soon!