Summary: Voldemort's defeat comes at a price. Written for the HPGWFicafest Live Journal challenge. H/G. One shot. Post OOP.
Well first let me say that after reading this story, I will be reading more of your writing. I chose this fic because I tend to gravitate towards dark/angsty fics, and this one did not disapoint. I found there was so much emotion in this fic, but it always suited the mood. I found the beginning to be hopeful, almost happy. In fact, I thought he was telling his daughter a bedtime story. The backstory was well done. Just as a sidenote, I think its interesting that everyone seems to write the last battle in the same manner, and it always seems to happen at Hogwarts. I like your resolution to the battle-very well thought out. You used the emotion factor in an interestin manner. The end made me cry. It was very emotionally charged. The narrative followed an interesting path, alternating between fairy tale and brutal reality. Anyways, I think I've rambled enough. Very well done!
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Only read the first chapter and i'm hooked, keep writing please!
Author's Response: Thanks!!!
Summary: Harry's sixth year; the burden of the prophecy, the grief over the loss of Sirius, the wizarding war, blossoming romances, the new Quidditch Captain, Weasley family drama - and that's just part of it.
i love this story. Is it still going to have 70 chapters? I love the twists at the end!
Why?!? Why Ginny? How could you be so cruel? (Notice I don't care about Katie, because she ain't dead) But Ginny? I'm crying right now, so I hope you're happy. Excellent chapter by the way, please keep updating!! 10/10, like always.
I love this story, and this chapter was so sweet! Please keep updating and I'll keep reading. ;)
You do this everytime, but I keep coming back, so...just keep writing!!! And don't kill ron PLEASE!!!
Love your story, you update so often! I can't wait to find out whats going to happen. Keep writing for sure!
This is an awesome story!!! please keep updating!!
Summary: The final war is brought to Hogwarts, as the might of Lord Voldemort increases and his strength has knocked on Hogwarts door. Will this be the end of Hogwarts? Or even Harry Potter? As the End comes near, who will be the one to really finish it all off?
THIS STORY IS COMPLETED!
Please, please, PLEASE keep updating. I love your writng style and i can't get enough of this story.
Author's Response: I am still writing the next chapter! AHH! The pressure of getting it all finished! :) Thanks for the review.
Ok, you need to finish this story now, because can't wait any longer
Author's Response: :) Patience is a virtue. I am still working on the last chapter, so we'll see.
There are tears right now. I loved this story. You could write professionally, and I'm not just saying that. Your stroy really was captivating. Keep writng fan fic and I'll keep readng. ;)
Author's Response: I cried too! (hee hee) I am so happy you loved it, and I have not yet stopped writing fanfictions. I am working on a very angsty one that will be a bit like this, only in the Marauder times. Keep an eye out for that if you enjoyed this. As for the writing professionally part - thank you so much! That was a great compliment.
Summary: Harry is struggling to come to terms with the events of his fifth year. Can he learn to depend on those he considers family and become what he needs to be in order to survive?
Wow! I'm not sure how I feel about Diana Trent yet...I thought at the beginning that she would be cool and understanding with Harry, but I can't think of a more insenstitive thing to do than to set an assignment like that one. It just seems so callous. Is this all because she and Harry had a bit of a row on the first day? I dunno, she does seems to rub me the wrong the way, but I assume thats what you're going for. Anyways keep up the excellent work, I'm loving the excitement and the romance ;).
Author's Response: It was rather insensitive, wasn't it? Still, it's so much a part of their history, I'd be surprised if it wasn't covered in some way.
That chapter was loaded with some much awesomeness (is that even a word?) that i don't even know where to begin...Harry finally asked Ginny out, woo hoo!! but the fight, the fight was excellent. I really think that Snape in your hands is even more revolting, and evil, if thats possible. And Remus finally put Snape in his place, although the part of me who normally acts highly irrational kind of wishes it was Dumbledore ;). Excellent work, once again!
Author's Response: I so wanted Remus to get to do that to Snape. I enjoyed writing that scene.
Whoa, what was up with Lupin there? Is he hiding something? I've always loved Lupin but always felt there was more to him and I don't just mean the fact that he's a werewolf. Oh I can't wait to keep reading. You're doing an excellent job.
Author's Response: I simply don't believe that Lupin will step right into Sirius's role like most of fandom. Lupin is very reserved and seems to have as much trouble with open emotions as Harry does. Their relationship will grow, but be different and never as close.
I hope you enjoy making people (mainly me) cry because this is the second chapter in a row, during which i have sobbed at least once. Another amazing job, and the cliffhanger at the end was excellent. Oh no, not the Dursleys!! They are no going to be pleased. Keep it up, another perfect ten!
Author's Response: Giggle. Sorry, I don't enjoy it, but I'm glad my writing is good enough to cause it, lol.
......I don't even think I can come up with words after that...first with the Dursleys and now the attack, and I can't bear it if Remus is dead, please don't let him be dead...but if he is, make sure that Harry gets his revenge on Wormtail, as that rat doesn't deserve life. And I thought I'd mention that I think naming Hermione's dad Herman was very clever, but those are the astute, subtle things that you do so well, that makes your story so good. As for the whole James chaser/seeker, keep him as a chaser, thats what JKR says and she is the boss. Plus the movies have lots of innaccuracies, anyways. Another perfect 10.
Author's Response: I'm so pleased you caught that (Herman). You're the only one to mention it. Thanks!
I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but wow! I really can't get enough of this story. Have you ever thought of writing professionally? Because I'm sure alot of people would agree that you're definitely up to it.
Author's Response: Wow, thanks. I've thought about it, but I need that original idea that I like as much as this one! Don't we all, though?
Don't worry about the OWL system, none of us really know how it works and won't until July, right? I like your system though, and the bit about honoury distinction is an excellent idea. Great chapter, too bad Harry isn't going to be Quidditch captain though. ;)
Author's Response: Thanks, yep, come on July and debunk it all, lol. I wouldn't mind seeing Harry as Quidditch captain, he certainly needs a boost, but I still think it will be Ron.
Wow! Realyl excellent first chapter, you've really captured Harry's grieving. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanks, glad you liked it.
I love what you've done with Ginny. She's always been one of my favourites but I never thought she was used enough. That's why OotP was so good because Ginny had a larger role. Anyways keep up the good work, I can't stop reading!
Author's Response: Ginny is one of my favorites, too. I hope we see a lot more of her in HBP.