Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.
James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.
The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.
Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.
This is a Marauder tale.
This is a story of what made them special.
This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.
OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.
Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.
I'm truly, really, most sincerely looking forward to the next chapters of the story. I think that the characterization and your understanding of the Marauders are the best among other MNFF authors.
I especially like your interception on James' character and the dilemma that he was facing (always being the one doing the pining). Allow me to say this, but I don't quite think that Remus would let his guard down on his being a werewolf and I don't think that he would open up his mind merely because of the Dumbledore's words (sorry, but this is rather like a review on the overall story)
Anyway, I think that the story had won a most well-deserved prize and I reeeeaaallly look forward for new stories on the marauders and updates on this one (I'm checking daily!)
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I wouldn't check daily, as I'm rather busy, but if you add me to favourites then you should get an email when I update. I hope to have a new chapter up at the end of September, but I'm currently trying to finish some other things.
Regarding Remus, I would respectfully disagree because I think teenage Remus at Hogwarts and still safe with his friends around him, is VERY different from the man who first appears in POA having been battered by the deaths of his friends and the imprisonment of another.
As far as Marauder stories go, I have a few more, but another author you will love is Gmariam, who writes beautiful and funny James/Lily stories.
Thanks again and I will try to update soon. ~Carole~