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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?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 188805 Chapters: 37 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/09/05 Updated: 03/16/05


Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 09/27/09 Title: Chapter 30: Preparations

"Sometimes, you act like you think we’re going to be abducted right out of the castle or something."

Ha, ha, Ron certainly knows how to predict the future.

 
Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 09/27/09 Title: Chapter 32: Abduction

Oh, no, Harry and Ron have been kidnapped! Remember Ron saying" Sometimes, you act like you think we’re going to be abducted right out of the castle or something"? Well, it turned out true.

 

Harry Potter and the Darkest Hour by Stormy
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 358]

Summary: Harry is entering his 6th year at Hogwarts. NEWT classes, Quidditch and a new DADA teacher all add up to a seemingly normal year. But what is Voldemort up to now? Where are his Death Eaters? Tortures and killings have started, but how much of it is all just a decoy in the great scheme of things? This time, Harry must leave the comfort of his friends and face his darkest fear.


Featured story April, May and June 2006 and nominated for the Quill Awards!

The final chapter is now up! The sequel has been submitted! Please R/R!


Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 56770 Chapters: 20 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/05/05 Updated: 06/28/05


Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 04/20/08 Title: Chapter 1: Floo Powder

didn't you have a sequel called Harry Potter and the Flame of Obtius? I can't find it! What happened to it?

 
Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 04/26/08 Title: Chapter 1: Floo Powder

wasn't there a sequel to this story called Harry Potter and the Flame of Obitus? I cannot seem to find it anywhere, not even on your account. What happened to it? Did it get deleted? Or are you revising it and resubmitting it soon? I don't know, but I would really like some answers, Stormy!

 

The Seventh Horcrux by Melindaleo
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 1198]

Summary: The hunt for the Horcruxes begins. Harry has to decide who to trust as he moves closer to fulfilling his destiny. Will he be able to find and destroy all the Horcruxes? And at what price? Will he be able to find the strength within himself – the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not – in order to succeed in vanquishing Voldemort? And…can he do it and still get the girl? Join Harry and his faithful friends on their quest to finally defeat a Dark Lord.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 303697 Chapters: 37 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/17/06 Updated: 11/11/06


Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 04/12/08 Title: Chapter 19: Dolores's Decrees

you mention in this story that the goblin-made tiara is a replica of Ravenclaw's diadem, which turned out to be the horcrux in DH. Were you aware of this after book 7 came out?

 
Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 04/12/08 Title: Chapter 25: Treaty

can you tell me what ESB references you used in this chapter? I don't think I caught on to them (it has been a long time since I saw ESB).

Also, having Remus and Tonks die does follow canon. Eery how a lot of things you are writing in your story turned out to be canon by Book 7.

 
Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 04/13/08 Title: Chapter 37: Epilogue

my, what a way to end the story. With a headline that Vernon and Petunia had been murdered in their home. I bet it was Dudley who did it, wasn't it? Probably had enough of them. Still a little creepy though.

 

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.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 151830 Chapters: 37 Completed: No
Published:
05/06/06 Updated: 02/28/09


Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 03/28/08 Title: Chapter 13: Watching Kartley

I think I may have read this story before-Because every time Geoffery Baxer's name is mentioned, I get a bad feeling about him. Don't give away anything to me alright, Phoenix 86?

 
Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 03/28/08 Title: Chapter 32: Preparation

when will you have chapter 33?

Author's Response: already in. don\'t know about it being accepted though

 
Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 03/28/08 Title: Chapter 27: Betrayals

I am confused. When the Incarcerous spell is cast, is there a rope that binds the mouth like a cloth gag? Also, are the arms held on either side of the body, or are they behind a person's back?

Author's Response: that...is a very good question. i can\'t recall everytime i used it in the story, but i\'ve used it to only just tie up the arms on either side, and sometimes cover up the mouth as well--mainly when i don\'t want the tied up person to speak. i can\'t think of examples from the books at the top of my head.

 
Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 04/17/08 Title: Chapter 33: Change in Plans

ron was a mole to infiltrate the death eaters? Never saw that coming? But what were the clues in the story? What did I miss? Was that the mysterious mission Ron was assigned to?

Author's Response: ron only showed up as a death eater once in the story, and i only gave VERY subtle hint as to his true indentity, him saying that you can only be a traitor if you were on that side in the first place (chapters 4 and 27). i\'m gonna explain more later on.

 
Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 03/27/08 Title: Chapter 3: A Month's Wait

so, Ron and Hermione lie to Vernon about studying in france-only to later find out that because Hogwarts is closed, they would have to go to France for their final year (which they don't do anyway). Interesting foreshadow.

Author's Response: o_O i did that? i didn\'t catch that at all

 

Summary: This is an alternate version of Book Seven. Harry reluctantly returns to Hogwarts to train with a new DADA teacher, one appointed in specifically for Harry in Dumbledore's will. As the rest of the Wizard World reacts to Dumbledore's defeat, Harry develops the skills he needs to fulfill the Prophecy--including mastery of the Kedavra curse.

Mysteries are explored along the way, particularly the "missing 24 hours" from 1981--the span of time between Hagrid taking Baby Harry from the ruins of Godric's Hollow on Halloween Night, and his arrival to hand off Baby Harry on Privet Drive the following night. The Veil Room in the Department of Mysteries is also revisited. A traitor is uncovered, and Dumbledore's wisdom comes into question. And even when all goes as planned, things are not all they seem.



Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Student/Teacher Romance

Word count: 330304 Chapters: 52 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/14/06 Updated: 11/17/08


Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 05/08/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: The Calm

how many chapters to you plan on writing? I had read this story but I lost track. I'm going to wait until the story is completed so I can start over. It is a much better feeling knowing that the story has an end.

Even though I haven't read it in a long time (not even the most recent chapter) I love this story BTW, just to let you know.

Author's Response: The story is 49 chapters. All the rest are finished and have been for some time. I just had to get through the middle. Glad you like it!

 

The WPP by FullofLife
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: At a time when much of the wizarding world is celebrating its triumph over evil, a select few are grieving, mourning and hoping beyond hope that the one they have to thank for their victory is still alive. As impossible as it seems, Harry James Potter is missing. While Rufus Scrimgeour begins renovating the world he rules over, Hermione Granger sets out with a new Muggle friend to delve into the mysteries of a secret organization and to discover what really happened to Harry Potter.

Meanwhile, two revered war heroes face the unthinkable: the fact that the world they know and love is coming to an end, and they must help it on its way. Sent by the Minister for Magic to a world like no other, they must overcome their personal problems and fears and learn to be the best of the best.

And as if that isn’t enough happening in the world already, a new evil is rising, a new power coming to light. To survive the wizarding world will not only have to fight a Dark Lord – they must also battle the corruption and evil in their own government.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 5046 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
09/14/06 Updated: 07/13/07


Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 03/30/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: He's Still Alive

are you going to submit the next chapter soon? It's been too long.

Author's Response: Ha! A new reviewer! *cackles evilly* I\'m terribly sorry about the long (too long) gaps between updates, and this story has NOT been abandoned. It\'s my baby, for Pete\'s sake! But I have exams in April and May and right now, I\'m not writing often. :( I swear, come summer, we\'ll see a lot more done.

 

When Darkness Did Surround Us by MagEd
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 764]

Summary: 2007 QSQ Awards Runner-up for Best Post-Hogwarts

Petunia Dursley is enjoying dinner with her family when someone starts pounding on the door. Ready to tell them off for being so rude and refusing to leave when they didn't answer at first, Petunia opens the door to have a baby shoved into her arms and told she is his only family. Years after the great Harry Potter defeated Voldemort, Death Eaters have risen to power and taken over Hogsmeade, Hogwarts, and even the Ministry of Magic. Their marriages announced invalid, their children in danger and their lives hanging by a thread, the heroes of the war with Voldemort must once again take a stand against evil.

H/G and R/Hr

(pre-Deathly Hallows)

*Completed*

*Quote from The Epilogue*

Suddenly Harry was kissing her as if he couldn’t resist the temptation. There was a kind of frenzy to the kiss at first, a kind of desperate need, but it melted into something soft and sweet and gentle, a promise of a future when kisses would never be limited. When they broke apart he rested his forehead on hers, sprinkling a few affectionate butterfly kisses across her face. “I love you,” he murmured.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 115228 Chapters: 23 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/08/06 Updated: 06/10/09


Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 04/20/08 Title: Chapter 1: The Man and The Baby

what's the progress on chapter 16? I want to read it. And how did I miss the update? It had been five months and I completely missed it! Now that Harry and Ginny are reunited, will things improve? Why am I asking this? I'll have to wait until more chapters are posted.

Author's Response: I think a lot of people missed it because I don\'t think it was ever posted in the Most Recent section! As for Harry and Ginny . . . you\'ll have to wait and see! More good things are going to happen in Chapter 16, but I can\'t keep everything fluffy for very long, it\'s just not my style. . . . I have started the next chapter, but honestly, even if I finished it tomorrow, it will probably be weeks before it gets posted, because all my other stories need to be updated first, and with the queue moving so slowly lately. . . . Thanks for the review!

 

Summary: Sixteen years after the conclusion of the second part of the Epilogues trilogy, the wizarding world finds itself again at the mercy of a new menace. Can England's top Aurors vanquish this new foe before time runs out?

UPDATE: With cool new links to supplemental material!

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 170122 Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/31/07 Updated: 05/15/08


Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 04/29/08 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 20: The Master

What a Great Story you have written. Interesting how you made Ron the lead character rather than Harry. Also the twist with Adam-never saw that one coming. How many chapters are left and when will you post the next one?

BTW, I did read the other Epilogues stories and spin-offs prior to reading this story, but that was a long time ago, so I was a little rusty on some details, particularly the Rathbone brothers and Simon. I wanted to read this story immediately after the second Epilogues, but the Professors rating prevented me from accessing it (I wasn't registered at the time).

Other than that, keep up the good work to conclude your Epilogues trilogy.

Author's Response: Well, thank you very much, I truly appreciate it. As for making Ron the lead character, that was all according to plan. When I sat down to write the Epilogues trilogy, I knew each of the three stories would come from a different point of view. I think writing from Harry\'s point of view all the time would eventually get stale, and besides, here are some other characters that are really interesting and have some serious depth to excavate, and so that\'s where I really wanted to go with this. As for the next chapter, well, I hope to put it in queue no later than friday night, but when I get home I\'m really going to knuckle down and try and get it finished tonight so that I can start working on the following chapter on Friday. But, while you wait, why not stop by my blog: adayinthemindof.wordpress.com and see some of the things that I have coming down the pike. I don\'t expect this story to go beyond the month of May, and once I\'m done here, I\'m leaving fanfic completely, but hope that everyone will join me as I embark on my own personal writing. For everyone else reading these responses, you might as well get used to me plugging my blog as often as I can. Anyway, thank you so much, and I hope to hear from you at the next one!

 
Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 05/10/08 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 22: Aftermath

my god, when will Rogan ever die? Is this leading to a spin-off of this story? I thought this story was going to be the end of the Epilogues trilogy. When will you write that epilogue, and will it be a closure? It is really unsettling.

Author's Response: Okay, here\'s the deal that I hope answer your questions. The Epilogues were always intended to be a prelude to a longer series of stories. From beginning to end, they were only ever intended to set the stage for what I would see as a broader story arc that begins three years after the Nightshades story ends. For various reasons, however, I have chosen not to write those stories. Now, this would lead one to believe that the next logical course of action is for me to either alter the ending of this story to reflect a more final conclusion, or to at least do a quick summation in the epilogue to the Nightshades. I have chosen against this, though, because if I did that, it wouldn\'t be the same story Now, the epilogue is already written, I merely need to revise it and post it which I will have done by the end of this week. No, it doesn\'t provide much closure, for the reason I stated above, but I do not intend to leave you guys in the lurch. From the moment I realized I would not be writing anymore fanfiction after finishing this story, I also committed myself to writing a series of essays on my blog so that you guys can get some closure. I intend to start working on those this Friday, though you should know that I will only post certain essays that don\'t act as spoilers until after the new chapter is produced. When I have them all written, I will provide links to them in an author\'s note update later on. So, no, this is really it, there are going to be tons of loose ends left loose, but I will tie them up outside the narrative at my blog at adayinthemindof.wordpress.com Thanks for the review!

 
Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 05/15/08 Title: Chapter 24: Epilogue: Three Years Later

That's all? No more Stories? Then I guess the fight between Rogan and the descendents of Potter, Weasley, and Longbottom children will continue, just like the fight between good and evil. It will never truly end.

Author's Response: Yes, it\'s over, but not quite. As I said, I will explain what continues on after on my blog, but in a way, I think you have the crux of the matter, it\'s a repeating cycle, and I think maybe that\'s probably the final theme, not that good and evil are always at odds, but that humanity is constantly challenged, and that there really isn\'t ever a happily ever after, but instead a happily after for right now. That and eventually we do have to pass life on, and make room for the next generation, just as generations before us had to make way for us, and the generation that follows will have to make room for their children. So join me on my blog as I start writing out some essays, and I hope to see ya over there. But thank you so much for joining me for this.

 

The Pursuit by MagEd
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 375]

Summary: Harry and Ginny are happily married with a baby on the way. When they manipulate Ron and Hermione into both meeting them for lunch, the last thing anyone expected was for Harry and Ginny to be kidnapped.

Suddenly Ron and Hermione are left with nothing more than a note and the realization it’s up to them to follow the clues and rescue the couple they both love and adore. If only the clues weren't nonsense. If only they knew who could possibly have taken Harry and Ginny. If only they didn’t hate each other. If only they hadn’t once loved each other.

Life just got a whole lot more complicated for Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

*Completed*

"Harry was right: there was no such thing as understanding girls, no matter how old a bloke got."

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 50131 Chapters: 9 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/16/07 Updated: 11/16/08


Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 06/11/08 Title: Chapter 6: The Tunnel

There is a detail I can't seem to remember-has Ron ever met Bernard in person? Because that's who I think kidnapped Harry and Ginny and who appears and says "Me" at the end of this chapter. Also, emphasizing the word "him" seems to me like a dead giveaway to pointing out Bernard. You probably won't confirm or deny anything at this point, until the next chapter comes, but I could right. It actually happened to me once, when I predicted the death of a character in another story, The Next Bend. It's kinda of eery how sometimes I predict things right. It could happen again with this story!

When I first read this, I almost thought it was Malfoy, but I realized that would be a really cliche guess, since Malfoy isn't even mentioned in this story.

How's progress on chapter 7 and when will you submit it? I think that in order to speed up the updating, you could write the next two or three chapters at once, and then submit them one at a time in succession from each other. I read two stories, Great Expectations, and Alexandra Quick and the Thorn Circle, which had their chapters posted on an almost daily basis!

Some questions do haunt me-what happened to the baby? Was it forcedly removed from Ginny's womb and is it alive or dead? And what happened to Harry? Is he dead or alive? Who had done these terrible unknown things to Ginny and Harry? I know you're not gonna answer me, until chapter 7 comes in. At least we know at this point, the kidnapping was definitely not faked, not after what kind of hell Ginny has been through. Now the story's really cooking!

So you're also obsessed with kidnapping stories? A kin after my own heart!

Author's Response: Yes, Ron met Bernard in person earlier in the story. That\'s an interesting theory you have as to why it\'s Bernard -- you\'ll find out if you\'re right soon enough! As for your updating theory -- I started out Uncle Fred Calls Him Dick (another of my stories) that way. I wrote the first three chapters and then posted them one after another. And sometimes when I get really into a section of a story, I\'ll write fifteen, twenty thousand words and then split it into three or four chapters. However, at this point, if I waited and just wrote all the ending of the Pursuit and then started posted -- it would probably take longer (I want the ending to be perfect, perfectionist that I am!) Chapter seven isn\'t too far off, hopefully. Thanks for the great review!

 
Reviewer: harrietamidala Signed
Date: 06/11/08 Title: Chapter 6: The Tunnel

I bet that the little who bled tears of blood and turned into a flood of blood is probably representing the baby Hermione miscarried (because the girl keeps shouting "Daddy!" to Ron).

Author's Response: That sounds about right. . . .

 
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