Nice!! Sad to think that this couldn't happen any more in today's PC world . . .
Potatoes weren't known in medieval Scotland and neither were anacondas . . . but apart from that, this is a great story, I'd often wondered about that squid, I hope there will be more about it - maybe a story about how it came to be immortal?
Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. Canon-compliant. Nominated for a 2008 QSQ for best Post-Hogwarts story.
The war is over, and all is well, they say, but the wounds remain unhealed. Bitterness divides the Houses of Hogwarts. Can the first children born since the war's end begin a new era, or will the enmities of their parents be their permanent legacy?
This was the first story I read when I discovered MNFF about a year ago, and when it popped up on FEATURED, I decided to reread it. It's even better the second time!!!
I really like this story - although I've never met any real-life 11-year-olds able to have discussions on this level, but maybe magical children are more mature at that age than muggle ones! But very well-written, the conversations are very life-like and convincing and I am looking forward to the next chapter, should be good!
Great chapter, this story is getting more and more exciting! Only please PLEASE (and I am sure I am speaking for all the other 68262 followers of this story as well when I say this) don't keep us waiting another three or four months, or whatever it was, for the next chapter!!!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
It has been a lot more than three or four months, and I'm sorry for the delay. There won't be such a long wait for the next chapter. IIt won't be long before this story overtakes Grave Days as my most read.-N-
Love it!! Can't wait to see how it all turns out. You really do this whole wizards-interacting-with-muggles stuff awfully well!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. Next, Jacqui visits Drakeshaugh again, and after that there will be an interlude in the Auror Office with Harry. -N-
great story, can't wait for the next instalment!
Author's Response: That won't be e problem, but I can't say when. -N-
That was really good! You know how one always wishes the books were twice as long and gave more details about all the characters - this felt like going back to a story one had already read and suddenly discovering all this extra stuff that one had somehow missed before. You got all the details right and neither Ron nor Hermione ever said or did anything out of character. Great job!!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing! Yes, definitely - that's how I ended up writing this thing! I'm really glad that you thought this did all that stuff. Thank you so much again for reviewing :)
Author's Response: Thank you. ~Carole~
This sounds promising, an excellent idea for a story!! Looking forward to the next chapters!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! The second chapter is up now and hopefully I'll have the third in the next few days. ~coolh5000
I really, really like this story, it is one of the most original here on MNFF and very well written! I also like that it fits so seamlessly into what we know about the year that would have been Harry's seventh, and the glimpses of characters one knows from the books. It's really like discovering some more of JKR's story. I'd kind of given up on it, though, because there were no updates for so long - but that last chapter is brilliant and now I can't wait to see what happens next. It would be nice to hear a bit more about how Samuel does at his Muggle school, too. Anyway, do update soon!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! I promise I have written 3500 of the next chapter already and I can't imagine it being much longer. My poor beta is up to her eyeballs in stress at the moment so it may be a few days until I post an update but I promise it will come! And once that chapter is done, I only have a few more to go.
I have thought about writing a spin-off about Samuel at Muggle school, but I have several other spin-offs I want to write from this story already - I think the first will probably be about Gemma and a bit more of her back story. I'm prioritising finishing this before I get too involved in those however.
Thanks again for the review :) ~Hannah
This is great!! I can't wait for the scene when Annie finally finds out what James is! Are you really going to update this story every Friday??
Author's Response: Thanks, I reckon that the big reveal will be about chapter 13. I'm alternating between this, Strangers at Drakeshaugh, ans MIT: Strange Place. I intend to update one of them every week, but that's a very fast update schedule for me.
Lovely story, it's great hearing about what happened to Harry before the stories start and it's a bit like a new chapter of "Strangers at Drakeshaugh" ... my favourite story on MNFF!!!
Author's Response: Thank you. I have several stories about the Potters at Drakeshaugh piling up in my head. I hope to at least get one more done before the end of the year. (it may be called A Very Drakeshaugh Christmas, or it may be called Annie Charlton and the Very Big Santa – I haven’t decided). -N-
A story of the origins of Hogwarts. 11 chapters.
It is the tenth century. Across the island of Britain great changes are taking place and history is being made. But its wizarding community is mired in division and violence, with little hope of an end. Everywhere, the future seems uncertain.
And amid this, in a glen in the Highlands, a young pregnant woman buries her husband and makes a vow that will change history forever.
Her name is Rowena. They call her the Raven's Claw.
This is great fun to read, especially the historical bits (nice to find out where JK Rowling got her idea for the "Wizengamot"!!) I don't know that much about early English history (not being English) so I am finding this very interesting. I hope you will be updating soon - I'm looking forward to when they finally get down to founding Hogwarts!
Author's Response: Yeah, seeing as the setting is a thousand years ago, the origins of the word Wizengamot was an obvious thing to bring up. It's nice when these details come together. The founding of Hogwarts is the culmination of the story, this is the tale of how they got there.
Interesting subject. Is this really your first story? If it is, congratulations, it's interesting and easy to read and I'm looking forward to the rest of it - hopefully we won't have to wait too long!
Author's Response: It's my first attempt at writing fiction, and I'm finding it quite different from non-fiction or historical drama. I'm thankful to have found this site, which gives so much help from beta readers, moderators, and the reading public, not to mention the tutorial materials. Thanks for saying it's easy to read; I don't think I could write in a more convoluted style, but it is fascinating to see the many different styles that the authors have, and to try to learn from them.
Wow - this is getting really exciting!! Can't wait for the solution to the mystery. Please don't keep us waiting too long!
Author's Response: Sorry, I stopped writing because I wanted to finish something else, but I'm starting the next chapter now and hope this will all be finished by September. Thank you for the review ~Carole~
Author's Response: Thank you.
Very promising first chapter! Hope you upodate soon! Also it shows that even Muggles can profit from Muggle Studies - I'd never heard that proverb before . . . ;-)
Author's Response: I hope to update next week. I heard that proverb a few years ago in a TV programme called Foyles War and it's stuck with me ever since. I was waiting for a story to use it in. Thank you for reading and reviewing. ~Carole~
I'm really looking forward to this fic, I hope you update soon! I really loved Seven Simple Years and this looks like more of the same, so - keep up the good work!!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing! It's already all written so it shouldn't take too long to update. Just got to do a bit of editing. I'm glad you liked SSY! This will be pretty different but hopefully you'll still enjoy it :)