Harry Potter obsessed. Love good canon fan fiction. Live in the US.
"James Sirius Potter, it is the judgment of the Wizengamot that you have been found guilty. You knowingly, in possession of sound mind and body, used the Cruciatus Curse and the Killing Curse in the intentional torture and murder of one Gregory Goyle the Third."
James Potter was going to Azkaban for the rest of his natural life, and his whole family was in shambles. His wife and child have fled the country, his sister was missing, and his parents were a wreck. However, James knew that he had larger problems: his guilt was coming more and more in question.
Though he knew that James was withholding information about the circumstances of the murder of which he had been found guilty, Harry had secrets of his own; however, even he could not handle this torrent of trouble alone. Can Harry trust his darkest confidences to anyone? Even family?
How will the Potter clan stop the downward spiral into pain and disaster, and can they recover what they've lost?
This fic was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Next-Generation Story.
I love this story! This is spell binding (no pun intended). Seriously, this is a great story, can't wait for each chapter to come out.
I really appreciate the praise. I had not expected my first fic to be so well-received. There is a ton more of story to come, and I hope the rest of it meets with your expectations. This book is kind of my baby in a way, born from one sentence repeating in my head. Stay tuned!
I really like how you capture the characters. Like you have access to Jo's secret notes or something! Do you have some more stories elsewhere - loved Shell Cottage, would love to read more of your stories - good fanfic is so hard to find!
Author's Response: Oh, how kind you are! I'm so glad you liked this one, too. I am actually working on several things, but nothing is ready for submission yet. I don't know if you participate in the forum, but I do have a drabble thread in The Three Broomsticks... only three so far, but I'm just getting started. Thanks again!
Merry Christmas to me - a new Hermione/Snape story from Subversa.
crying at work while I am reading this - absolutely one of the best fanfics I have ever read. And you got Harry perfect. Merry Christmas!
wow! Pleased as punch that you liked it so much (although, I do hope you didn't cry TOO much)!
I've often wondered if Harry finally bit the bullet & started to call Molly 'Mum'. This was just the way I imagined the inevitable event may have occured. She has certainly been a wonderful mother figure to him ever since they first met - she's the kind of mother most people would love to have (especially is she could do magic too...).
And what a beautiful compliment, to say it was among the best you've read. I am truly, truly flattered and hope I can live up to such high esteem with future fics.
Thanks very much for R & R-ing and a very merry Christmas to you and yours!
Kara's Aunty :)
Great story - I love Remus and Tonks.
very funny! loved it!
Author's Response: Thank you! It was fun to write - especially when the phrase 'Athenian thighs' popped into my mind. ~Carole~
sweet story. love how you wrote Neville and Ginny and the Yule Ball. well, actually, love the whole story. you have a really good handle on the canon relationships - love to read all your work
Author's Response: The canon relationships are the ones which fascinate me. Every time I reread the books I seem to spot some new nuance. Thanks. -N-
write more soon! great story - very well written - and in canon - what more could a person ask for! excellent characterization too. can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the next-gen
Author's Response: OOOH, thanks for reviewing! That makes me very, very happy. I definitely will write more soon, once my teachers let up on their incessant barrage of homework. I'm glad you appreciate the canon--I spent a long time with my books and the Lexicon trying to make sure it was all perfect. :)
You are fast becoming one of my favorite fanfic authors. Lovely story. And anyone who has had ever had a baby knows of that surprise love the first time you hold them - how can you instantly love someone so much? You not only captured that, you capture all the HP characters so well - this is how I see Ginny and Harry. Please keep writing! Love to see where you take my favorite books - and you do it in canon, the icing on the cake!
Author's Response: Thank you. It is a bizarre time; frightening, distressing, wonderful and surprising for the father, and rather more painful and exhausting for the mother. -N-
What a wonderful story! Beautifully written - how you capture the essense of the characters!
Author's Response: Thank you! That's high praise :)
Oh absolutely - you must do the other characters too - especially Harry, Ginny and Ron. This was a beautiful piece of writing.
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I'm glad you liked it!
Oh my goodness - I am sitting here at work crying - what a beautiful story.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it, even if it made you cry :)
Nominated in the 2010 Quicksilver Quill Awards for Best Canon Romance.
Wow. Intense. Great story. Great characterization - you really get Ron and Hermione. Write more!
Author's Response: Thanks! I quite enjoyed writing them together so I probably will write more of them. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
I like it - great beginning - good characters - can't wait to read more
Love it! Really like Lions of Griffyndor too. Always wanted to know how James and Lily got together. Very well written, too.
Author's Response: Thank you ... of course I have a different version in mind for Lions, so keep reading that too. ~Carole~
Ginny is one of my favorite characters too. You did an excellent job capturing Ginny. And you also captured alot of Harry talking about Ginny. Can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: Thanks! I feel like these little scenes are all supposed to be about Ginny (or Hermione, in that story) but they show a bit about the men that are narrating. I'm glad you liked this and more are soon to come ;)
Sunshine spilled down onto the small grassy spot through a window in the tall trees. She stood a couple of yards back, staring at eleven letters cut into rock. It was beautiful, and yet, to Hermione’s eyes, nowhere near a worthy enough tribute for a life so full of rambunctious joy.
What a sweet story. I had never thought of Hermione's pov when it came to losing Fred. You did a wonderful job - well written, in canon, beautifully descriptiive. I may have to put you on my list of authors not to read at work - I ended up teary over this one! Debbie
Author's Response: Haha... don't mean to get you into trouble at work. I really hadn't thought of Hermione's experience either, to be honest. I just knew I wanted to use the "grief" prompt, and that I wanted to do something unusual. This is what came of it. Thanks for the encouraging words... I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
ooooh. I like it very much!
Author's Response: Why thank you! ;)
wow - that was great! I have felt that same melancholy at family gatherings - how well you articulated it and with my favorite characters too!
Ron leaves. Ron returns. Ron saves me from Malfoy Manor. Ron and I descend together into the Chamber of Secrets. And, finally, Ron Weasley comes to understand S.P.E.W.
You've heard Harry's side of those stories -- but don't you want to hear my side?
Hermione's Point of View. Based on events in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
EDIT: This story, which was written almost a year ago, is undergoing a sort of Spring Cleaning. In other words, I am revising and resubmitting the chapters to take care of the things that now make me cringe. Rereads and new Reviews are welcome!
Wow! I love how you are telling this from Hermione's POV. It is like you are her! Can't wait for more
Author's Response: Thank you! Thank you for your reveiws, thank you for reading my story, thank you! Like most people, I adore it when people tell me they like my work. =)