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Tales of the Battle by Northumbrian
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 274]

Summary:
Over fifty people died at the Battle of Hogwarts. There are dozens of stories of loss, betrayal, heroism and sacrifice. These are some of those stories.

Nominated for: Best General (Chaptered) story – Quicksilver Quills 2011


Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 49415 Chapters: 25 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/28/10 Updated: 03/31/11


Reviewer: Velda Quix Signed
Date: 07/13/13 Title: Chapter 14: Bad Faith

Haha, everyone gets to thump Draco!! The coup de gras goes to Ginny however, as always...

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. This is a fairly grim collection of stories, and I wanted to lighten the load. People have accused me of Draco bashing. I have no idea why. ;-D -N-

 
Reviewer: Velda Quix Signed
Date: 07/13/13 Title: Chapter 23: Ouroboros

Wow, clever story! I have a new opinion of Narcissa now...

Author's Response: Thank you. I really enjoyed writing this chapter. -N-

 

A Muggle's Address by Alice in Potterland
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Past Featured StoryDudley Dursley makes a speech to honor the world's most famous wizard.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 1558 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/19/13 Updated: 03/30/13


Reviewer: Velda Quix Signed
Date: 07/06/13 Title: Chapter 1: A Muggle's Address

Aaaauw!! I just love the idea of Dudley actually working things out with Harry afterwards - I love the idea of him having a wizard son in the end, that was just brilliant.
Since the mutter "I don't think you're a waste of space" in book 7, I started to think perhaps, just maybe there was more to Big D than met the eye -- and I loved reading your story, it was a brilliant take on that, and beautiful without being too soppy.
That said, still - tears. But that's a good thing. :)

 

Flame Red by 1000timesingoldenink
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: In which five children listen (more or less) to a bedtime story.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3358 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/04/13 Updated: 05/08/13


Reviewer: Velda Quix Signed
Date: 07/06/13 Title: Chapter 1: red and gold

This was just so sweet and even reminded me a bit of the Beadle the Bard stories.
I thought the dwarf names were genius, and the way the story was told was very powerful - now I feel like taking a nap! Yawn!
The kids' accents were very sweet for me, it contributed to the essence of the story - I'm left with this image of softness, loving & childhood innocence.
The children in the story also aren't all named, and I think that was a good move - letting the fans spot who's who from the Epilogue.
The fairytale approach, the narrative, the blending of HP with the fairytale elements - everything was done masterfully, and I loved it.

Author's Response: Thank you! This was a cotton candy sort of fic, wasn't it? Sweet, innocent, and fluffy...though you wouldn't want to make a (literary) diet of it.

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