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I am a huge Harry Potter fan and appreciate the numerous talented people who put their time and effort into writing the wonderful fan fiction stories. I just submitted my first fanfic, "Harry Potter and the Reflection of Darkness". Please read and review if you have the time.
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Summary: 6th year (Pre-HBP) Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny are happy to be staying at Hogwarts over Christmas. However they are forced into hiding when Harry's deadly enemy comes after him. Secrets are shared, the past is retold and a foe is fought.

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 18914 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/11/05 Updated: 08/30/05


Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 08/31/05 Title: Chapter 7: Between Your Heart and Mine

I really enjoyed this chaper, especially the end. Harry's plan to make up with Ginny was beautiful and the song was perfect. Can you tell me what the song is from - or did you write the lyrics? I only have one thing to point out - the sentence “Ron!” Hermione said impatiently. “Why, in Merlin’s name, are you stood there gawking?” is worded oddly. I think you probably meant to write "standing" instead of "stood". It's quite a minor flaw, but I wanted to point it out to you. Excellent chappie otherwise!

Author's Response: Thanks Czarina for your helpful reviews as always. We'll have to decide whether to change it. The song is from Notting Hill (great film) sung by Ronan Keating and we are really pleased how the ending turned out.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 03/19/05 Title: Chapter 3: Moonlight revelations and memories relived

Wow! This was a superb chapter! I loved the story of the ring and the photograph and I think you protrayed Harry's emotions so well. The part with Ron and Hermione was also well done and very frightening. I can't wait until you post again!

Author's Response: lol thanks! yeah the ring and the photo was a good idea...all Rowans idea of course! she comes up with all the best ones! we getting near the end of the story, but keep reading and reviewing!!!!!!

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 03/17/05 Title: Chapter 1: Forced into hiding

I think you have a promising start here, but I thought it seemed to jump forward too fast in parts. I think if you flesh things out a bit it won't seem quite so rushed.

Author's Response: Thank you soo much for your reveiw we REALLY appriciate it! sorry it seemed rushed but, it started out as us planning it to be a one-shot then we decided it needed a bit of background- and it sort of went on from there. I know sometimes it goes from one side of the wall to the other quite fast, but well that was kinda what we were going for, we wanted to show that they were happening at the same time, and well, we figured the events would probably happen quite fast. In another fan fic we are writting we spent 2 months writting and then realised we had only written up to the first few days back of term- apparently we go from one extreme to another! lol please keep reading- we write for own enjoyment but when we get lots or reads and reveiws it makes it even more worth while!

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 04/30/05 Title: Chapter 4: Blood spilt this night

Wow - I get to review first. This was an action filled chaper. My favorite was the incantation - it was really imaginative. Nice cliffy at the end and I certainly hope you update soon.

Author's Response: Hi, sorry it took so long people! We are so glad you enjoyed it. It was fun to write an actionpacked chapter

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 08/29/05 Title: Chapter 6: Home is Where the Heart is

Excellent chapter! I really like your colorful writing style - everything is very vivid and the detail is perfect, very rich, but not overdone. The retrospective about James and Lily was interesting and gave a little more weight to their part of the story.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 08/29/05 Title: Chapter 6: Home is Where the Heart is

Excellent chapter! I really like your colorful writing style - everything is very vivid and the detail is perfect, very rich, but not overdone. The retrospective about James and Lily was interesting and gave a little more weight to their part of the story.

Author's Response: Thankyou for your review, it was very constructive and much appreciated.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 03/17/05 Title: Chapter 2: This wall that stands between us

I liked the concept of getting each couple alone together so their stories could develop. I don't think I would have gone so far as to have Hermione's wand break however - I think eventually we may find that the three separate cores in the trios wands make for something very powerful. Just a thought. I'll keep an eye out for your next chapter.

Author's Response: great idea about the wands, but 1. don't they say the magic is in the witch/ wizard not the wand otherwise they wouldn't be able to preform wandless magic, and 2. Rons wand broke in his second year so if it is the original wand cores that is the issue then rons wouldn't work that way would it? I totally see what you are getting at and I too think that the trio's magic all together will be a key thing when they finally defeat voldemort, but I do think it will be more to do with the magic, not the wands. Having hermione's wand break was quite imporant because it left them much more defence-less, and led to a R/H fight- which was quite important in itself. anyway, thank you soo much for your review we appriciate everyone and keep reading!!!

 

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Categories: Orphan Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 0 Chapters: 0 Completed: No
Published:
12/31/69 Updated: 12/31/69


Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 06/10/05 Title: None

I love being the first to review and the first to say that I was so glad to see that you had updated. I think you covered everyone's emotions quite well, particularly Ginny and Harry. I still find it odd to read "Dad" rather than "Mr. Weasley", but overall I think the story is quite good. I hope you update again soon.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 02/19/05 Title: None

Good story idea - I look forward to your next chapter.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 03/18/05 Title: None

I was so glad to see that you finally updated! This was a good chapter and the cliffhanger at the end has me quite intrigued. I just hope Ginny didn't end up marrying someone else in the meantime. Watch out for the difference between words like "your" and "you're". How did the people in the Muggle hospital know his name was Harry Potter?

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 04/03/05 Title: None

This was a good chapter, but it was quite a surprise to have Hermione married to Seamus of all people and Ron with some new girl. I don't want to criticize too much, but I can't get my head around this. I know you owe your friend one, but it's just not working for me. Anyway, your writing is very good and I think you protray Harry's confusion very well. I can't wait until you post again. For now, I'll go and drown my sorrow over Ron and Hermione not being together (*sniff, sniff*) in a vial of Forgetfulness Potion.

 

Harry Loves Ginny by kjpzak
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 43]

Summary: Ginny's been waiting years to tell Harry she loves him. When it slips out unplanned, Harry has to figure out if he should push her away or pull her closer. A continuation of The Deal

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3968 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/17/05 Updated: 02/17/05


Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 04/22/05 Title: Chapter 1: None

That was SO good! Harry was certainly true to form and I loved your descriptive of "Potter Pink". I'll keep an eye out for part 3 - the sweeter the better. I adore H/G fluff.

Author's Response: Thank you! I'll get the third one posted here asap - get your toothbrush ready!

 

Summary: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, a blond Weasley. It's Harry's sixth year. Voldemort is back, yet strangely quiet. A second prophecy. This is my version of what happens next. The whole book is written, along with all of year seven. I will post as fast as I can get the chapters past the moderators.

Story is now complete. Look for the sequel, I will be posting the first chapter tonight 6-2-05, and it usually takes 4-5 days for the mods to approve it. The title of the sequel is, Harry Potter and the Unlocked Mind.

Categories: Various Pairings Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 147324 Chapters: 21 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/25/05 Updated: 05/28/05


Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 06/03/05 Title: Chapter 6: The First Friday

I have many things to say about this chapter and all of them are good. I think it's brilliant that you gave Ron a real role in the battle against Voldemort. I think so many people dismiss him as either comic relief or as having a supporting role only because so much of the focus is on Harry. The second prophecy really illustrated the point that Harry does not stand alone. Voldemort, although he has followers, does not have the support of friends like Harry does and I think that power should not be underestimated. Sometimes friends strengthen us more than blood relatives. I am curious about the line in the prophecy that reads that Ron's heart will waver once, but when I read it I just assumed that it was referring to the issue between he and Harry in book 4 after the champions are selected to compete in the tournament. I know one should never assume, but anyway that's how I interpreted it. In closing, I have to say that I think you captured Dumbledore quite well.

Author's Response: By then end of book 5, I was tired of the focus on Harry. Giving others a greater role in the story, is half the reason I wrote this. Your guess about Ron's heart wavering is correct. I won't give to much away to you, but you should be able to tell that each part of the prophecy is not going to be revealed untill a significant part of it has already been preformed by the person it refers to. I like writing Dumbledore, and really find him kind of easy to do. Dobby is easy, Hagrid and Krum, they suck.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 06/22/05 Title: Chapter 17: My Life for Yours

Thanks for clearing that up. I went back over the story again and now I get it. It was quite late when I read it and I think it was just fatigue that led to my confusion, not how it was written. Nice job.

Author's Response: Your welcome.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 07/07/05 Title: Chapter 20: Debt of Blood

I am in awe of the battle scene. It was very real and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to say, do you think Harry will ever learn to let Dumbledore know what he's planning to do before he does it? I think it would simplify things greatly! Anyway, I did notice that the Cruciatus spell is misspelled a few times, but otherwise the chapter was great.

Author's Response: I'll let you in on a secret. Dumbledore knew Harry and his friends had left. Beyond that, all I'll say is you need to read my sequel, Unlocked Mind. You will see what I mean about Dumbledore knowing Harry had left. Chapter 8 explains it specifically. I'll check into the spelling errors.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 06/04/05 Title: Chapter 7: The First Meeting

I loved the whole idea of the DA in OOTP, so I was glad to see it continue here. It was clever to have Fred, George and Hagrid join. I have to say that initially I didn't think that revealing the prophecies was a good idea, but I liked the way you had the characters keep the most important parts out. I now think that it is wise for them to share not only the prophecies, but the details of what happened at the Ministry as well. One thing I think caused problems for Harry after GOF was that no one in the school had an accurate picture of what has transpired and so a lot of people didn't really trust him. I think his honesty here really touched people and I really liked the fact that he's admitting that his tendency to act before thinking has caused major tragedies. One mistake I have to point out - it's "apparate", not "apperate". I'm really enjoying this fanfic and I was glad to see that you are posting the sequel.

Author's Response: The DA has to continue in my opinion. It is a child who will defeat Voldemort, and it will be children who stand next to him while he does it. Sharing the prophecies, I did it as a way to show trust, and to show that some information will still be withheld. That is the nature of war. Dumbledore is doing it with the second prophecy until the tiem is right. Harry and Ron are doing the same thing. When it is time for the others to know more, then they will. I just had to bring Fred and George back to the school in some way. They are too much fun to leave them doing nothing but running a joke shop. Glad you like the story, and I hope you like the sequel.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 07/07/05 Title: Chapter 21: Marked by the Dark Lord

This was a good conclusion to a very good story. I have say that I really liked how you had both Harry and Ginny seem to be at the archway as they were unconscious and it showed that the decision to live or die was really up to them. I laughed at Voldemort shouting his name after Dumbledore Disapparates - "My name is Lord Voldemort!"...too funny!!! I have what may be an odd question though - who was the blood traitor? I am assuming it's Ginny, but it wasn't really clear for me.

Author's Response: I'm sorry I didn't make it more clear. Yes, Ginny is the Blood Traitor. I'm glad you liked the story, and I hope you like the sequel just as much.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 06/11/05 Title: Chapter 11: Carrying Forward

I really enjoyed the trickery with Snape's wand, but I found one thing with the conversation right before Malfoy's cauldron blew us that was confusing. What is Harry referring to when he says "How are you going to prove it’s dead?” Did he mean Snape's wand? Also, I found it odd that Harry would say that Ginny had a lot of Slytherin. Although I know it wasn't meant to be an insult, with the group's extreme dislike of members of that house, I would imagine that Ron would take it that way. I loved the part with the group in the pool, as well as Lupin's talk with Harry. I believe that the woman Lupin loved was Lily and he had to watch his best friend win her love in a similar way that Harry had to watch Ron win Hermione's.

Author's Response: Yes, he was refering to Snape's wand in regards to asking, "How are you going to prove its dead?"

I have addressed the Slytherin comment many times in my reviews. Even Ginny, has admitied this.

I think you are correct about Lupin loving Lily. I get that impression from canon. However, we will never know in my story because he is not going to tell us. So, it is up to JKR. I think there may have been quite a few people who loved Lily though. James, Lupin, Snape?, any others by chance?

Thanks for the review.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 06/13/05 Title: Chapter 14: Christmas Surprise

I recognized the elements from the wedding ceremony immediately - Ashwinder is awesome! This was a very good chapter. I liked the wedding ceremony coming out of nowhere. Ginny sometimes acts a little too violent for me, but in all honesty I have to say I hope she gives her best to Bridgette. I like that Percy coming back was met with a lot of raw emotion because after what he did, I think it makes sense that he has to prove to his family that he truly is sorry. He's been such a prat for so long I find it hard to believe he'd really changed, but I think you are definitely showing that he has bad feelings about what he did.

Author's Response: Ashwinder, is a really good writer.

Poor Bridgette, she shows a little intrest in Harry and everyone wants her to fall off a cliff. She is going to get an up close and personal encounter with Ginny though. Though it may not exactly be to your liking.

Percy has a lot to atone for. This is just the begining of his redemption. Though for the purposes of this story, you will pretty much have to imagine it for yourself, as I did not do much more than this.

 
Reviewer: Czarina Signed
Date: 06/15/05 Title: Chapter 15: Bridgette

I think this was one of your best chapters so far. I like that you really emphasized what Ginny felt after being possessed by Tom and how it changed her. I even have to admit that I like Bridgette a lot better too. I'm not at the point where I trust her quite yet and I still want to see Harry and Ginny end up together, but the story itself is so well written it doesn't matter.

Author's Response: Thank you. This is one of my favorite chapters in the whole book. I'm glad Bridgette is growing on you. Honestly, you have nothing to fear from her, as far as being on the good or the bad side.

 
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