Summary: Auror-in-training Kingsley Shacklebolt is learning to blend in with the crowd in downtown London. There, he meets a small, lost girl, and learns how much impact a simple act of kindness can really have.
Nice!! Sad to think that this couldn't happen any more in today's PC world . . .
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!!!
PoA era: Severus Snape takes a thoughtful stroll down Diagon Alley at the start of the Christmas holidays, but it soon turns into a quite a harrowing ordeal for our favourite Potions Master... UK English. Contains some dark humour. You have been warned!
Characters: Severus Snape, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Molly Weasley, Percy Weasley and (very) minor OC's.
Very funny story! But armagod679 is right, he couldn't have known, or he'd have told Dumbldore - and D. definitely didn't know, he says so at the end of PoA!
Summary: Rose Weasley didn't mean to be different. She didn't intend to stand out in her family. She didn't expect to be Sorted... into Slytherin.
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!
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours.
Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2011 and
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
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-
Summary: Several years after the final battle, Dudley Dursley is struggling to come to terms with his past and the things he has done wrong. His life is turned upside down when he meets a charming young witch and is drawn into a path that leads him back into his cousin's world.
great story, can't wait for the next instalment!
Summary: A story about Ginny's school days, and the relationship between a mother and her daughter.
Author's Response: That won't be e problem, but I can't say when. -N-
Summary: The story of Ron and Hermione through a series of missing moments. Who said love was simple?
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 :)
Summary: Andromeda Black is not a girl who is reckless. Risks are for the foolhardy, and she is too clever for that. But she hasn't factored Ted Tonks' persistence into the equation of her life.
And Ted wants to teach her how to fly ...
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for Round 2 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Minor Characters. I chose the Music prompt.
The song that Andromeda listens to in this story is River by Joni Mitchell. It is beautiful.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I am not Joni Mitchell. I am someone who admires both artists greatly.
Ta lotsly to the lovely Natalie (hestiajones) who beta'd this and is a truly fabulous friend.
Author's Response: Thank you. ~Carole~
Samuel Radley is a wizard born without magic. Coming from a family with generations of witches and wizards, his brother Adrian has never really understood why Samuel has been left without, especially when there are others, with no magical blood at all, who somehow find themselves able to do magic. As he enters his fourth year at Hogwarts, it seems that the Ministry are finally starting to do something about this imbalance and Adrian couldn't be happier. All around him however, there is resistance to the new laws, and suddenly Adrian finds himself an outsider in his class and abandoned by his friends, when all he's ever done is love his family.
This is coolh5000 of Slytherin writing in the Great Hall chaptered challenge, for the Phoenix Rising prompt.
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
Summary: As the Summer Holidays approach, it is time for Sports Day at James Potter's school.
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.
Summary: As Harry and Ginny eagerly await the birth of their first child and their new lives as parents, Harry discovers that before he can move forward, he must take a journey into his past and revisit what has never been put to rest. He learns the truth of the poetic line "The child is father to the man."
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.
Summary: It was a dangerous game she was playing; Dorcas Meadowes knew it, but the exhilaration of it all was a tantalizing addiction.
This is eternalangel of Ravenclaw wriitng for the Valentine Cotillion.
Author's Response: Thank you.
Summary: When Charity Burbage became the Muggle Studies professor, she was looking for a new life, safe in the enclave of Hogwarts.
She certainly wasn't looking for love.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Second Great Hall Cotillion.
Thank you, Natalie, (hestiajones) for an on the hoof beta job.
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~
Summary: It's the longest start but the end's not too far away... It took Ron and Hermione years to finally get together but after just eighteen months everything is starting to crumble around them.
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 :)
Love it!!! Please update soon!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Summary: Hermione is pregnant, Ron is an idiot...
Thanks for the first laughs of the day, can't wait to read the new chapters of "Hunters and Prey" and "Strangers" !!
Author's Response: Thanks. Weren't you even slightly worried? -N-
Summary: Molly wants to throw a party, but Arthur doesn't feel like celebrating.
This is a lovely story, so sad, but still with a bit of hope, Arthur is one of my favourite characters and I think you characterised him very well. I had never read any of your fics before, but I will now! Keep up the good work!