Summary: The Marauders have left school behind them just as war has fallen across the Wizarding World at last--quiet and invisible, but war nonetheless. And on the front lines is this small group of young Hogwarts graduates who have moved from pranking battles to something far more serious.
In this third and final installment to the James and Lily story begun in “Trickster” and “Stars Apart,” the Marauders join their friends in the Order as a part of what feels more and more like a fight they have no chance of winning. In the middle of it all, love grows and friendships break, trust forms and wavers, and warriors who are barely more than children must learn not only how to fight but what they are fighting for.
Let me just say that this whole series is my favorite James/Lily story. So many that I've read seemed too rushed or unrealistic. But yours makes sense, and is written wonderfully. You have a real grasp on each character and this is expressed through the dialouge as well as narration. I can't wait for the next update! I do however, have just one question regarding Dorcas Medows's age. I think that she's a member of the "older' Order group, but I'm not completely sure. If you could just clear that up, it would be great! Happy writing!
Author's Response: thanks!! the next chapter was put in queue a couple of days ago, so it should be up soon :) dorcas is one of those characters in the hp books who was mentioned super briefly and never really elaborated on, so there's some freedom with her...for the purposes of this story, though, she's kind of in between. she wasn't in school with any of the marauder-era guys, so she's about ten years older than they are, but she's not as old as dumbledore/mcgonnagal/moody etc
Summary: Harry Potter's life began in strife -- alone and unloved in a closet. But the fire inside him never burnt out, and it guided his path through trial and tribulation in the years to come. First an orphan, then a hero, and finally a saviour.
I really like this poem. It takes you through basically his whole life in just three stanzas, yet I didn't feel like anything was missing. Paring it down to three simple adjectives really gave a strong sense of the feeling. The beginning of each stanza is really clever as well :)
I'm glad you liked it. Poetry isn't my strongest suit, so when I manage to try a theme and it works, it feels really nice to know that what I meant to portray is what was perceived. :)
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