Way 2 go, Sparx: 21+ reviews fo a chapter that hasn't even been validated yet. Now "that" is impressive, by any reckoning !!!!! P.S. Hurry up, please, Validators !!
Excellent, Sarakiel, never lost the faith with your story ... always kept checking to see if you'd make a (welcome) return one day! I've read hundreds of fan-fic's on here but this remains one of my very favourites and the fact that you're back and gonna keep it going brought a great big smile to my face. Cool cliff-hanger, by the way; you really have all the elements set up for some cracking chapters ... I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for updates, now !!!
Loving this story !!! One of the very best on the site; it's good to see someone building on JKR's masterpiece but not being afraid to create their own exciting and intruiging mythos. Please don't keep us all waiting for your next installment !!!
Still really enjoying this story, Sarakiel. Wish more authors on here had the confidence the realise that you can include a bit of humour and still keep the storyline dark and intruiging. Laughed out loud at the thought of the queen abdicating for King Ronald Weasley ... Long Live The King !!!
Awwwww ... been reading this fic avidly since I first chanced upon the prequel. Really enjoyed the ride, Black Iris; it's been a great story: dark, deep and wonderful, and did I say dark ; ) Like many, many others, I skipped ahead and read the ending long ago on fan-fic but I still wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed it all. Keep up the great writing; you def have a talent !
Seriously, Black Iris, you just get better and better. What a brilliant strike against Voldie!!! You really know how to raise the bar as you build up your narrative. That said, I'm not gonna be easily forgiving you for leaving me hanging like this: not fair !!!
Your use of use of speech, to develop characterisation and further the narrative, has just got better and better as this intruigingly dark tale progresses. Keep up the fine work; your fans will be impatiently waiting for the next installment ...
WOW !!! Fantasic, Black iris. You really do keep outdoing yourself. Just when I think you must be running short of new dark plot twists, you come up with something new, sinister and enthralling. As always, keep up the good work; I soooo wanna see where you take this next.
Brilliant again, Black Iris; this story is so compellingly dark, but through it all you've kept Harry's character recognisable to all us HP fans. Hope you're enjoying writing it as much as we are all enjoying reading it !!!
Your hard work is appreciated, Black Iris: really feels like this excellent story is accellerating now. I, for one, can't wait to see where this is leading and how the "showdown" will play out; I'm gonna be impatiently awaiting your next update !!!
Your use of speech, to develop characterisation and further the narrative, has just got better and better as this intruigingly dark tale progresses. Keep up the fine work; your fans will be impatiently waiting for the next installment ...
Intruiging, again, Black Iris! I really want to see what's going to happen when Harry and Dumbledore meet once more ...
My take on how events may pan out in book seven. Spoilers from all previous HP books.
The events of the previous year have brought home to Harry the realization of what has to be done, and the knowledge that it must be done alone. Now as he sets off on his final quest, making new acquaintances along the way, he must bring all his knowledge and skill to bear in his effort to destroy Lord Voldemort. But will it be enough, or is there something that he has missed which might prove to be his undoing?
Nice to see you making a return with this fic ! Had read it months ago but really thought you'd abandoned it. It's really good writing: intruiging, well-plotted and absorbing; keep up the good work and I think you'll soon have people back reading again ...
Author's Response: Don\'t worry I have no intention of abandoning it. Just had to take time off for some other stuff. But I\'m back now and hope to update regularly. Enjoy the story and do let me know how you like the way it develops.
I usually check out the featured fic's but I don't usually get drawn into any of them as I have with this one; it's absorbing stuff, Jordan! You have created a realistically layered character in Tabby Potter - we, as your readers, feel the vulnerability and sheer awkwardness of being the age that she is, but at the same time you've embued her with a certain feistiness and strength of personailty that make her, believably, the daughter of Harry and Ginny. Love the whole 'vampire' element you've introduced into the storyline with Nikki; hope this becomes integral to the plot, or - at the very least - makes for a substantial sub-plot. There are some nice little mysteries bubbling through, already; I know I'm quite intrigued to ascertain the identity of Decimus' mother, although I'm certainly theorising! Anyhow, I've really enjoyed your story thus far; I will be keeping my eyes peeled for updates; look forward to reading and reviewing again in the near future!
Author's Response: Well, thank you! I\'m glad you\'re enjoying it so much and can relate to Tabby so well. The vampire thing will play an important part later on in the story, yes.
Great story Khrys; I've really followed this one keenly. Just wanted to congratulate you on such an original ending. It's a really innovative idea and brought far more resolution that most authors manage! Definately follow this up; I'm sure all your fans want more of the same from you !!!
Author's Response: Innovative? Really?!? That\'s super. I thought everyone would throw rotten food at me, since it was set in the afterlife! Now that I have the painting done (and hours worth of removing paint from my hands and hair) I shall be able to finish up my Charlie and Cordi stories so that I might start on the sequel. One thing at a time, and Charlie and Cordi have been waiting for a long while to, uh, get together.
Just read your story, so far, Phoenix 86, and wanted so say how much I am enjoying it ! It's great so find an author, on here, who is willing to really develop some mystery and intrigue in their stories. Also, I'm really enjoying all the subplots - Ron's "assignment" has really got me wondering !!! Anyhow, keep up the good work; I'll be impatiently awaiting your next update ; )
Author's Response: that\'s pretty much the reaction was hoping for about Ron. thanks for the review.
Bloody Hell: brought a tear to my eye did that last chapter !!! I'm pretty well read, by anyones' standards, and I've got to say that this final part of your fic is beautifully written. Read 100's of the fic's on this site and your rendering of the emotions in this story leave everyone else far, far behind; really is in a different league, this story. Please, please keep writing: the ability to make your readers emote, as you have done here, is all too rare !!!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. You know, I keep getting told I\'m great at writing emotionally. Funny thing is that it\'s not that hard, really. I feel the emotions as I write them, and it\'s just a matter of putting what I feel on paper. The downside to that is that it\'s incredibly hard for me to write something sorrowful when I\'m really happy. But anyway, I do intend to keep writing. If you truly enjoyed this story, I do so encourage you to read the two prelude stories, Right Here, and One Good Day, the side story, Everybody Does it, and the sequel, Epilogues Part II: The Eighth Year. Hopefully those fics continue to meet your standards. Thank you.
Fabulous ! One of the best battle scenes I've ever read on here, nuw; I think only JKR's DD Vs LV battle has impressed me more. Your interpretation of Aberforth truly kicks arse, by the way. Sorry I've been lazy in reviewing this fic; I think it's quickly being recognised as one of the best, on here, for a very long time. Keep up the great work - you have a "lot" of loyal fans eagerly awaiting your updates ...
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I really enjoy writing this, and it means a lot to know so many people enjoy reading it as well.
Excellent story, nuw; one of the best fic's on here for ages. Thought I'd better review, at last, and noticed previous reviewer's comments. I believe the scene they are referring to is at the lake where Harry's sectumsempra and incarcerous hexes hit several of the inferi at once. Anyhows ... great story, really enjoying every chapter (& well done for updating so quickly!) - keep up the good work !!!
Author's Response: Thank you for the review and for answering my question. I\'d honestly forgotten about that part, and I\'m probably going to have to take it into account at some point. Although I guess I did earlier in the story without even realizing it. Back when Ginny got captured by the Death Eaters, Harry hit several Aurors with one Impediment Jinx so he could go interrogate one of the Death Eaters and find out where they had taken her. I hadn\'t realized that was canon when I wrote it, but apparently it is! Thanks again!
"Harry?" she began, and felt his head nod at the back of her head. "Do you think it'll always be this hard between us?"
I gave the dirtiest lol at that line ... Well done ! Really hard ... er ... "difficult" to write a scene like that and you have managed it admirably !
Author's Response: God I was so worried about that line. Bot bits really where we\'re forced to take an indirect look at um how excited harry is, and I really almost didn\'t put them in, but I had to. Glad you enjoyed it.