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Lestrange Days by ancientgirl
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 354]

Summary: Sequel to "The Long Wait." It's been thirteen years. The kids are in school, Severus and Hermione are teaching, and all is good, or so they believe.

Categories: Hermione/Snape Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 43450 Chapters: 27 Completed: Yes
12/19/04 Updated: 05/13/05

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 02/12/07 Title: Chapter 27: Chapter 27

I do not know if anybody reads reviews on 2 year old stories. I have read all Ancientgirls stuff and her Osiris and Crookshanks are my favourite chacters. Long may they cause trouble!

Author's Response: They read them if they still get alerts. Thank you for taking the time to review this. I\'m happy that you enjoyed Osiris and Crookshanks. I haven\'t revisted them in a long time. I really don\'t post on here anymore though. I think The Severus Doll was the last story I posted here. I post mainly on The Petulant Poetess. If you are a big fan of fanfiction you should try that site. There are a lot of wonderful authors there.


The Severed Souls by Magical Maeve
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 274]

Summary: Summary : The sequel to Daughter of Light. Maeve has a very bad end to her honeymoon as things come to light about Severus that astound her. Why is her husband so keen to keep Draco Malfoy alive at all costs and can she really get over her loathing of Narcissa Malfoy to work together to save both Severus and Draco from the fate that Voldemort would like to inflict on them? Why is Harry so furtive and will Neville save the day when Maeve’s necklace is returned to her by her father. Oh, and our favourite bad-boy Auror is back!

There has been rather a long break in the writing of the story due to work commitments, but I'm back on the case and hoping to get it finished - if there's anyone left still reading!! :-)

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 261335 Chapters: 39 Completed: No
07/23/05 Updated: 06/22/11

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 06/14/11 Title: Chapter 38: A New Appointment

I last read this story when it was stalled at chapter 35. I just checked up on a whim and find you are writing again. Wonderful. Keep up the good work.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review - it's very encouraging that someone is still reading after such a long gap. I'm quite determined to finish this story - the end is so long overdue.

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 03/25/12 Title: Chapter 1: The Darkest Night

Hello world! What terrible things have happened to make you stop updating this story???? Give us a clue..

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 06/28/11 Title: Chapter 39: A Journey North

Good update. Thanks for the excellent read.

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 05/25/10 Title: Chapter 36: Twist

Why is this story dead? It and its predecessor where brilliant and I have waited ages to see if it will ever be updated. I am in deep despair!


After the Die is Cast by Mudblood428
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 596]

Summary: Since the tragedy at the Astronomy Tower, Harry has become an even more formidable wizard, but a shocking revelation may mean the difference between life and death for The Boy Who Lived. It is the final stage of Harry's quest to destroy Lord Voldemort - can he save the Wizarding World and those he loves from the treachery of the Dark Lord... and also save himself? [Action takes place in media res towards the end of Harry's Seventh Year at Hogwarts (Post-HBP).]

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 72692 Chapters: 14 Completed: Yes
08/28/05 Updated: 01/07/07

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 04/14/09 Title: Chapter 14: Epilogue

That was a totally awe inspiring piece of writing. Action, relationships, plot,happiness, sadness. Brilliant!


Arachneís Curse by Ravensgryff
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 25]

Summary: HBP Spoilers! Set immediately after the end of HBP, Severus Snape begins to explain exactly whose side he's on and what the stakes are in the coming battle. What is the curse of Arachne and how did it lead him to this point? Obsession, betrayal and a quest for redemption are all part of this historical account of Snape's life since coming to Hogwarts.

Thanks so much to my outstanding Betas: Orlaith, CCCC and Bobin221!

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 21255 Chapters: 6 Completed: No
09/19/05 Updated: 11/26/05

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 01/27/07 Title: Chapter 6: Saved

I come back to this story every night to see the next chapter, so get on with it before I die of old age! (61 next birthday and a grandfather)


Summary: Past Featured Story

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?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 57733 Chapters: 12 Completed: No
01/09/06 Updated: 10/30/08

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 02/14/07 Title: Chapter 9: Explanations at the dead of night

This is a really excellent story with a good plot, nail biting development and a minimum of fluff. Cannot wait for the next chapter.

Author's Response: Glad you like it. Hope the rest of the story lives up to your expectations. I should have the next chapter up shortly.


Summary: A man from Interpol comes to question Harry Potter as part of a murder investigation. How will Harry react? And how will this affect his search for Lord Voldemortís Horcruxes? Plus, the question we all want answered: What will happen with Ginny?

This story picks up immediately after HBP, and is very slightly AU. But hey, arenít they all?

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 177505 Chapters: 37 Completed: Yes
05/18/06 Updated: 10/05/07

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 10/11/07 Title: Chapter 37: Chapter 37: Answers

I have followed this story after reading your excellent Stolen Past/Past Reclaimed and you write with a great original story line.

I hope you can now concentrate on `Almost Me Again`, even though I know Harry`s son is going to come round.

Author's Response: Thanks very much. I\'m really glad you\'ve enjoyed my stories.


Summary: This is an alternate version of Book Seven. Harry reluctantly returns to Hogwarts to train with a new DADA teacher, one appointed in specifically for Harry in Dumbledore's will. As the rest of the Wizard World reacts to Dumbledore's defeat, Harry develops the skills he needs to fulfill the Prophecy--including mastery of the Kedavra curse.

Mysteries are explored along the way, particularly the "missing 24 hours" from 1981--the span of time between Hagrid taking Baby Harry from the ruins of Godric's Hollow on Halloween Night, and his arrival to hand off Baby Harry on Privet Drive the following night. The Veil Room in the Department of Mysteries is also revisited. A traitor is uncovered, and Dumbledore's wisdom comes into question. And even when all goes as planned, things are not all they seem.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Student/Teacher Romance

Word count: 330304 Chapters: 52 Completed: Yes
06/14/06 Updated: 11/17/08

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 12/15/08 Title: Chapter 52: 49: The Man Who Lived

Brilliant story telling. Fabulous, original characterisations. Good stuff

Author's Response: Cool! Thanks for reading!


Safe Haven by NikkiSue
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 65]

Summary: After a conflicting life as the son of a famous and feared Death Eater, Draco Malfoy has turned spy for the Order. After things go awry, his emergency portkey transports him to his Safe House which turns out to be quite the surprise! New bonds are formed and romance is in bloom. This all goes to show that war indeed brings out the best in people ó and the worst.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 35039 Chapters: 21 Completed: No
08/27/06 Updated: 06/26/10

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 05/02/09 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15 - Just Act Normal . . .

I was enjoying this and then it ended in nowhere. I hate stories that do this.

Author's Response: Well, it's not over, hehe. It's still a WIP, I just haven't had time to review. Sorry it threw you off. :-)


Summary: At some point there had to have been a choice.

The logical place to begin a story is at the point of the first decision. But what if there were no decisions? What if, at every point, there was only one possible act? What if the story simply cannot be told?

Completed (though not posted) entirely pre-DH.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Book 7 Disregarded, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 59812 Chapters: 27 Completed: Yes
11/15/06 Updated: 08/01/07

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 10/24/08 Title: Chapter 27: Epilogue

Being a sad old cannon H.P. fan, I do not particularly like odd pairings. However, this was a brilliant bit of writting and the ending was glorious.

Author's Response: Aw! I love odd pairings. There's so much potential in a relationship when you accept that very few people get it right the first time (or second, or tenth...) and try to see whether they can make it work or not. Anyway, I'm glad you liked this. I was certain that I wasn't going to like DH's treatment of Severus and tried to dream up an alternate ending for him before it came out. Here it is. Thanks for the review!


A Past Reclaimed by nuw255
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 1455]

Summary: Sequel to A Stolen Past. Please read that story first, as this one really wonít make sense if you donít.

Harry Potter has rejoined the Wizarding world after a year-long absence, but still has no memory of his time at Hogwarts. Will he ever get his memory back? Will he be able to pass his classes without it? And most importantly, will he ever be able to defeat Lord Voldemort? Read on as the last of the mysteries introduced in A Stolen Past are finally revealed.

This is a story of friendship and mystery, with a healthy dose of H/G thrown in for good measure.

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 129677 Chapters: 35 Completed: Yes
11/15/06 Updated: 03/17/07

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 02/11/07 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22: Visitors

Keep it coming!

Author's Response: Will do!


Almost Me Again by nuw255
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 443]

Summary: Harry Potter disappears immediately after defeating Lord Voldemort, and the circumstances all point to him being dead. But when has Harry ever been known to just roll over and die? Join Harry on a journey of self-discovery to find the family he never knew he had.

Post-Hogwarts H/G

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 58359 Chapters: 14 Completed: No
04/07/07 Updated: 10/31/07

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 08/02/07 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 9: Explanations

I know it is all going to come out right at the end , but I would still like to read it before my eyesight fails.

Author's Response: Ooooh! I\'m guessing that\'s a subtle hint asking me to update. :-) Honestly, I really want to continue this story, and I will just as soon as I finish the next chapter of my other story. I don\'t have much writing time right now, so I\'m kind of having to switch off back and forth which story I\'m working on. But I will get to it ASAP.


That Terrifying Momentum by Caleb Nova
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 24]

Summary: The darkest summer reveals the strangest light. An AU sixth year with canon pairings.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 183071 Chapters: 24 Completed: No
05/02/07 Updated: 07/21/15

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 04/28/13 Title: Chapter 16: The Most Final Equality

I have read this before. What I want to know is why so few readers leave a review on this site? Is it because the stories have been published elsewhere?

Author's Response: Maybe they've seen it before, I don't know. This was actually one of the first sites I started posting on but I abandoned it years ago. I've decided to catch up now since I'm putting together a revised edition of the story.


For Bitter or for Worse by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 1016]


All is not well.

George uses work and Firewhisky to cope with Fred's death until a drink with a friend leads to something that dulls pain better than alcohol. Emotionally torn by grief, he struggles to allow Alicia into his life...and then comes baby....

*Winner of the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Dark/Angsty Story*

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 112887 Chapters: 40 Completed: Yes
08/01/07 Updated: 07/12/08

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 09/17/08 Title: Chapter 40: Baby Love

This is not my usual my HP fanfiction sort of reading, but once I started the first chapter I could not stop. Well written - good story.

Author's Response:

I heart you for reading a story that isn't your usual reading!

I have to confess, though, that every time I see your pen name, I have this knee jerk, oh-my-heck-it's-DAD! reaction and have to remind myself (in Bill Murray from Groundhog Day fashion) that you're a dad, not the dad, LOL.


Summary: In the aftermath of the Battle of Hogwarts, the survivors must move on to rebuild the wizarding world. However, a new threat is rising, putting at risk the tentative gains made by Harry and his friends.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mental Disorders, Violence

Word count: 48889 Chapters: 12 Completed: No
08/09/07 Updated: 09/21/08

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 01/22/09 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12--The Missing Chapter

Ths is a good story. Waiting too long for updates is worse than undergoing the crutiatus curse!!

Are you a death-eater?

Author's Response: ::Pulls down the sleeve over his left arm:: Why, no, I'm not a Death Eater. How absurd! Actually, work on this story has been delayed due to the completion and current editing of my recent novel, my strenuous day job, and a family that, for some reasons, wants to see me every so often. However, I have been dabbling with the next chapter a bit and will hopefully not make you wait too much longer before I have something else added to the queue. I'm in between projects right now and hope to use that time to advance the continuing tales of Harry and company a bit further. Thanks for reading and commenting!

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 07/29/09 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12--The Missing Chapter

I keep coming back to this story but no updates. I assume it is dead, which is a shame but I am going to delete it from my bookmarks. Sad.

Author's Response: No, the story is not dead. It has simply been on hiatus while I deal with such things as my third novel, cancer, and the death of my mother. So please hang around a bit and I'll continue on as soon as I'm able. Feel free to check my LiveJournal (Perpetrating Hooptedoodle) or my Twitter ( for any news on the story. I have been thinking about it a lot lately and, usually, writing follows closely behind such thinking.


Vincit Qui Se Vincit by Celestine de Karamel
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 38]

Summary: When war brings grief, loss, and a world to rebuild, who can speak of a winning and a losing side? Eight young wizards deal with love, jobs and family ties, and, amidst the hardships, try to make a better future for themselves. H/G, R/Hr and other pairings.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 21303 Chapters: 9 Completed: No
08/31/07 Updated: 02/20/08

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 10/27/07 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

This story is growing on me. Interesting plot.

Author's Response: Thanks! The plot is going to thicken (naturally) so I hope you\'ll keep enjoying the story :)


Summary: The Dursleys have left Privet Drive and are in hiding with Hestia Jones and Dedalus Diggle. Hestia and Mr. Dursley are constantly fighting, Petunia is avoiding the wizards at all costs, and Dedalus is trying to make them all the best of friends. Meanwhile, Dudley discovers he has an interest in Harry's world, but his parents are less than pleased when they find out.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 46735 Chapters: 17 Completed: No
09/27/07 Updated: 06/18/11

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 01/29/10 Title: Chapter 10: Answers

This is such a creative work, full of almost real people. I keep checking for a new chapter with no luck.Do we have to guess who the third wizard was to get Daedalus locked out?

Author's Response: I guess you'll just have to keep reading to find out! The next chapter's in the queue so it should be up soon!

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