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Halfway to Infinity by Eponine

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: He with the power to defeat the Dark Lord does not. Harry Potter is dead. Fifty years later, both Muggle and magical worlds belong to darkness. All serve Lord Voldemort. But even in the grimmest of times, idealists are born. Without a prophesy to direct them, a rebellion will rise. Follow Lottie Rowe as she finds her way into the center of the rebellion and the heart of the war.

Winner of the 2011 Best Chaptered Alternate Universe QuickSilver Quill Award!
Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 12/09/10 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Colm is being suspicious again, which is annoying. I really like his relationship with Lottie and I don't want him to turn out to be evil... but it's looking like he is. Only maybe it's just that he's working with Snape, who isn't evil... I don't know. But I want Colm to be anti-Voldemort, and on the right side if not a very nice person. Lottie doesn't deserve a Death Eater boyfriend

Author's Response: Aww, I agree. Lottie doesn't need another woe to add to her dramatic life. Colm is a pretty complicated character, but he does really, deeply care for Lottie.

Thanks for the review!


Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 01/06/11 Title: Chapter 64: Chapter Sixty-Three: The Death Eater’s Task

... I don't know what to say.

In many ways, I think I just want this story to end soon, although I have a nasty feeling that whatever happens Lottie isn't going to get any kind of happily-ever-after: she's too scarred for that.

It's brilliantly written, very convincing and very horrible.

Author's Response: Sorry about that. I know it's pretty rough (I remember cringing while writing it) but it's true to the story.

The story is ending somewhat soon. We've got up until chapter 76 (and then an epilogue) to sort everything out. I won't say any more about the ending though--you'll have to see that when it comes!

Thanks for the review!


Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 11/01/10 Title: Chapter 50: Chapter Forty-Nine: The Sorting Hat’s Help

So Anthea is more like Hermione than I thought... interesting. Lottie's house was obvious, and I'm glad you did it: we can all learn that there are good and bad sides to lots of personality traits - and hopefully Lottie will learn that too. Did Harry manage to destroy the locket in this story, or not?

Author's Response: Hahah thanks--her house has always been obvious to me too.

Harry didn't destroy the locket in this world; he didn't even find it. The characters at the moment have no idea where it is.

Thanks for the review!


Dursleys, Meet The Wizarding World by Ghoul In Pajamas

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
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.
Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 03/24/10 Title: Chapter 1: Septum Aperio

I'm looking forward to seeing the attack on St Mungo's, but what Dudley thinks he's going to do I've no idea...

I've really enjoyed reading this story, but it is American and it would be easier to enjoy more if you didn't. In Britain, cots are for babies: I think you mean a camp bed for Dudley and Dean. Augusta would probably be addressed as Mrs Longbottom, given her age and because Neville's grandfather is definitely mentioned so chances are she's married. Also, don't use the word candy, apart from for candy floss which is the pink sticky stuff sold at funfairs. Dudley and the Weasleys would say sweets. And while it is possible the wizarding world is different, for Muggles hospitals are paid for by the NHS and most people don't have or need medical insurance.

Author's Response: I'm glad that you're enjoying it.  I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to say after that.  It would be easier to enjoy more if I didn't what?  Be an American?  I try to catch whatever I can, but it's not going to be perfect and where I was raised isn't something I can change now.

''OBLIVIATE!'' by Tim the Enchanter

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: "That was no hurricane," said Fudge miserably.

"Excuse me!" barked the Prime Minister, now positively stamping up and down. "Trees uprooted, roofs ripped off, lampposts bent, horrible injuries-"

"It was the Death Eaters," said Fudge. "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named's followers. And... and we suspect giant involvement."

- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter One: The Other Minister

Sergeant Archer Price lives a rather humdrum existence at his Army base in Somerset, in the West Country. However, all of that changes when he and his unit are summoned to respond to a very strange and violent… hurricane?

But freak hurricanes are only the beginning of Archer’s problems, for soon his life gets very complicated…

Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 04/25/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter I: ''Obliviate!''

I now want to know what happens next - it's very exciting.
The only thing that seems very unrealistic in the muggle world is that Michael/Archer sleeps throughout the plane flight home - as Sydney to London takes about 22 hours including a stop at Singapore or Bangkok, this seems very unlikely!

Author's Response:

Thank you for reviewing my story! I honestly had no idea how long a plane trip from Sydney to London was, so thank you for telling me. Aside from my ignorance, I was also too lazy to describe the flight in detail, since it was just easier to say that he fell asleep and woke up in London. Ah well. I guess I better change that then…


Anyway, I’m glad that you like this story. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish writing Chapter Five, but I am currently trying to do too many things at the same time! It’ll be finished eventually though.


Tim the Enchanter


Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 04/25/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter I: ''Obliviate!''

I now want to know what happens next - it's very exciting.
The only thing that seems very unrealistic in the muggle world is that Michael/Archer sleeps throughout the plane flight home - as Sydney to London takes about 22 hours including a stop at Singapore or Bangkok, this seems very unlikely!

Author's Response:

Spiffing! Double post!


Tim the Enchanter


Für Das Größere Wohl by Tim the Enchanter

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Dieter Heydrich is a model German boy. He has perfect Aryan complexion, is an exemplary member of the Hitler Youth, and is fanatically loyal to his beloved Führer.

But on his eleventh birthday, Dieter discovers a hidden magical world led by an extraordinary wizard named Gellert Grindelwald…

Nominated for QSQ 2009, Best History/Mystery.
WINNER of QSQ 2009, Best Male Original Character.

Note: As you might have guessed, Für Das Größere Wohl is German, meaning: “For the Greater Good.” Yes, this story is from the perspective of the bad guys.
Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 09/04/09 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter XII: Meldungen

A very appropriate time to read this chapter!

Dieter continues to be his usual annoying self - and I'm starting to like Ernst, who at least has a bit more of a consience. I suppose in some ways that's mean to Dieter who's had all this forced into him for years, but still!

I'm intrigued by Grindlewald's lastest speech, and wondering what's going to happen next. Dieter will hardly be pleased that his new world has just declared war on his old one.

I'd like to say again how much I like the way you have portrayed Grindelwald - he is very real.

Author's Response:

Thanks for reading and reviewing the story, witch1561. I’m glad you’re starting to like Ernst, and are annoyed by Dieter. I am too, but I think that’s why I like him - he’s a fun character to write, being so close-minded.

Grindelwald isn’t quite in the position to wage all-out war against the Muggle world (yet), but knowing him, he’ll be up to something. Also, I’ll admit that it is pretty fun writing Grindelwald’s speeches, so I’m glad you like the way I’ve portrayed him.

~ Tim the Enchanter

Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 08/20/09 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter XI: Angriff ist Verteidigung

I have just caught up reading this story and want to say how much I'm enjoying it: all of your characters seem very real.

I like the way you have portrayed Grindlewald and his policies, and not just copying Voldemort. In many ways it seems more sensible, especially if he is trying to control a large proportion of the population, as he would remove so many potential supporters like that.

Dieter is realistic and annoying. You have done a very good job of portraying a boy brought up to believe in Nazi ideology, and the relationship between him and Karkaroff is one I'm looking forward to reading more about.

I can't think of anything else to say except how much I've enjoyed this and I hope there'll be a new chapter soon.

Author's Response:

Thank you very much for reading, relishing, and reviewing (alliteration!) this story. Also, thank you for your comments. I'm trying to avoid the 2D screaming Nazi cliche, so I'm glad you think Dieter and the others have depth.

Concerning Grindelwald, it does annoy me when many fanfictions portray him as a carbon copy of Voldemort, but just German and having hair. To be a wizarding parallel to Adolf Hitler, I came to the conclusion that Grindelwald could not be a rabid pure-blood supremacist, at least in public. The secret to Hitler's success was that he was POPULAR, and his message appealed to every German who wasn't Jewish, a communist, a homosexual, etc. Thus, I don't think Grindelwald would be so stupid (like Voldemort) to only base his support on a small and DWINDLING portion of the wizarding population!

Lastly, as for Dieter and Karkaroff, their feud is pretty much the major plot point for this portion of the story. Anywya, I hope I'll get the next chapter out quickly too, but school starts up again for me soon. I won't have as much time to write, but I will try to update as often as I can. Thanks again for reading!

~ Tim the Enchanter

Stained With Blood by Hermione_Rocks

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: "The death of a human is never solely for one reason. We are all dying for various reasons, even we who are still presently alive. It is a build up of reasons, accumulating over time and eventually becoming too many, that kill us, not any one thing."

Over a decade after he vowed to never go back to Hogwarts, Salazar Slytherin returns to the school he helped to found. He had intended to only say a brief good-bye to his deceased friend, but his visit becomes prolonged as he becomes ensnared with solving how she died in the first place . . .

I am Hermione_Rocks of Slytherin, and this is my entry for the seventh round of the Gauntlet.

Note: the warnings of Character Death and Strong Profanity are just to be safe.
Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 02/14/10 Title: Chapter 1: Intents

I have really enjoyed this story: all the characters are more real - and I agree that no-one can die of a broken heart, however much they might want to.

Just one small point: while using 'thou' does make it feel more medieval, you need to use it properly. 'Thou art', not 'thou is', and also I think 'thou hast', but I'm not so sure about that. It was annoying in an otherwise lovely story.

Author's Response: Thanks very much for your kind review! I had far more fun writing this story than I originally thought I would. =D And you're absolutely write about the dialect -- I wasn't at all used to writing medieval dialogue, and wanted to strike a balance between realism and readability. ;D

Our Little Secret by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story

It was like a wizard tale. The clever Slytherin helps a hag who later repays the debt. Except that Rose Weasley wasn't a hag, and Scorpius didn't expect to call in the favour.

*Winner of the 2010 Next Generation QSQ award*

Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 05/22/09 Title: Chapter 15: Chat

I don't have time to write a long review, but I would just like to say I have been reading and really enjoying this. The great advantage of next generation stories is that the characters have much more opportunity to do different things, and all of those described here fit very well with what we know about them. Scorpius and Rose in particular I think are really well written, but also Albus and Lily I've enjoyed reading about and I can't wait to see the visit to the Potter house.

Where did you get the idea for the Wizard's Handshake? It makes the story really interesting... :)

Author's Response:

You pack a lot of wonderful things into a "short" review! :D Thank you for liking the secondary characters as well as the leads. That made my day.

Back before HBP I wrote a Draco/Ginny story in which Draco gives Arthur a Wizard's Handshake. I needed a way to show good intentions/build trust without being as drastic a consequence as an Unbreakable Vow. Since people have done business deals on a handshake, why not make it turn the phrase "my word is my bond" literal? ^_^

Neville Longbottom and the Order of the Phoenix by Sonorus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

"It feels as if the whole world is falling apart," said Neville, "and I'm falling right along with it."

In the fifth instalment of the Neville Longbottom saga, Voldemort is back, but nobody wants to know. Facing pressure from all sides, and feeling alone and abandoned, the Boy-Who-Lived confronts the depths of despair and the darkest corners of his soul.

With a direct link to evil plaguing his mind and the cruel Dolores Umbridge determined to break him, can Neville find the hope and strength to carry on? And will he be prepared to embrace his destiny? The darkness falls in Year Five...

A note on the warnings: there's nothing there you won't find in the canon novel.

Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 03/14/10 Title: Chapter 5: Black and White

I like this chapter: it really has a different feel to just repeating what happens in the books: that must be difficult to do. This has all the characters behaving in ways you'd expect, but with their different history.

I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to Harry in this book: up until now, he's (with a couple of exceptions) been very much a copy of James and Sirius when they were at school, which I think is right given he's been brought up be Sirius, but presumably as OotP is Neville's 'growing up' book, this will be Harry's and we'll start to see him in a more familiar way.

I'm really looking forward to seeing where you'll take this story.

Author's Response: Oddly, the chapters in which I deviate from canon a lot are sometimes easier to write, as I've been thinking about them and planning them a lot more, I suppose. I certainly wrote this chapter quicker than either of the next two. I suppose in one way OOTP will be Harry's growing up story as he really takes a stand in this fic and grows into a leadership role, but in terms of true maturity, you might have to wait until HBP, when he's no longer spending all his time with Fred and George! Arguably, I don't think even the canon Harry really became mature until HBP. You should see plenty of Harry in this fic, but I need him for the story to be Siriusish for a little bit longer!

Lavender, blue - A Gryffindor true by Equinox Chick

Rated: Professors • Past Featured Story
Summary: When Lavender Brown returns to Hogwarts for her seventh year, she knows things will be hard. Professor Dumbledore’s death has scared everybody, and with her Muggle-born mother in hiding, she makes a promise to her father to stay safe.

But to stay safe she must ignore her instincts and turn her back on her friends.

This is a Lavender Brown/Blaise Zabini story, but also concerns that last year at Hogwarts when the Trio were a'hunting Horcruxes.

Thank you to Laura (bookofsecrets) and Terri (mudbloodproud) for beta'ing the first chapter, Alyssa (Harry4lif) for the second and Emma (Amortentia x) for taking over the reins. And Natalie for the last chapter.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I doubt that surprises anyone.

This story won the 2010 QSQ for Best Chaptered Non-Canon Romance. Thank you to everyone who nominated, appreciated and judged.

ATTENTION: Because of prissy glitch on the archive, stories with a rating about 3rd-5th cannot be read. I have lowered the rating to enable access, but the content remains the same. This is a PROFESSORS rated fic. Read at your own discretion - the sexual situations warning is there for a reason.
Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 05/25/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Promises to keep

This has been a lovely story, so I must say I agree with you about not wanting it finished!

After all the excitement of the last chapter, this is much calmer... but I think it's how it has to be. I don't think anything could be as dramatic as the last chapter and still end nicely!

I'm glad they don't decide to get married immediately or anything - this is a beautiful ending in many ways as they're having a go at re-creating what should have happened if not for the Carrows and the battle. I hope eventually they do end up getting married and one day there will be another baby who survives.

Sorry if that wasn't very coherent. Thank you for writing such an excellent story.

Author's Response: Thank you for the lovely compliments. It's odd though, would they have got together without the Carrows and that awful final year? I'm not so sure. Blaise may have made a move because he fancied her, but he's so reserve. Hmmm, he needed the impetus of Crabbe's attack to talk to her. I'm not sure they'll get married, but ... well ... you never know. Thanks again for the review ~Carole~

What's Done is Done by Kerichi

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •


Plan A: Convince Father to respect Scorpius' decisions.

Plan B: Risk scrambling Lucius' brain with a Memory Charm.

Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 07/21/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Sticking Place

I love the way both Draco and Astoria come to life in both this story and Our Little Secret. They are a good follow on from Draco and his family's behaviour in the books, and fascinating characters now in their own right. Draco is intelligent, and has seen the way forward long ago, as his father hasn't.

Author's Response: The fact that Draco married someone unknown made me think he learned a hard lesson from the war and what his family did and suffered for power and chose to take a different path...with a girl very different from Pansy, thankfully! Lucius has adjusted his goals but he's too firmly set in his ways to ever change. His family loves him anyway...and he's darn lucky they do!

Grave Days by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Front page: THE DAILY PROPHET 4 May 1998


Editors Note: At the request of the Ministry for Magic this Official Statement issued by the Office of the Minister is produced full and unedited.


This official statement has been compiled with the assistance and co-operation of Mr Harry Potter.

“Lord Voldemort” was, in fact a man named Tom M. Riddle, son of a witch, Merope Gaunt and a Muggle, Tom Riddle Senior. The Ministry has decided that in all future official publications Riddle will be referred to by his given name.

There has already been much speculation and wild rumour regarding the events at Hogwarts School. The Ministry can confirm that Tom M. Riddle was killed at dawn on the morning of Saturday, 2 May. Riddle was disarmed by Harry Potter while in the act of firing a killing curse at Mr Potter. The curse killed Riddle rather than its intended target.

Continued on page 4


Despite the Official Ministry Statement (published above) we are no closer to receiving an answer to the question on the lips of every witch and wizard in the country. Where is Harry Potter?

It appears that Mr Potter left Hogwarts School early yesterday morning, apparently in the company of his close associates Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. An attractive young Ministry clerk, who did not wish to be named, told The Prophet “He’s at the Ministry, having an important meeting with the Minister. My friends and I saw him. He asked us out to the pub, but we had to turn him down.” This statement is at odds with a report from the Portkey Office that Mr Potter has fled the country, travelling to Australia with his companions.

Continued on page 2

The days after the battle were days of grief and mourning. Grave Days.
Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 04/23/10 Title: Chapter 1: Sepulchral Mist

After re-reading this story in its entirety, I think I need to review it and say how much I like it.

Despite what some others have said, I think the Harry/Ginny relationship has been well written. In HPB they behave in a similar way, but all the other things that are happening at the same time makes people forget about it. I also like your portrayal of Ron and Hermione, and some of the other relationships that we know aren't going to work out: because people, especially after a war like this, do end up going out with people they then split up with.

The only criticism I have is that too many of the original members of the DA survive and there don't seem to be any new members mentioned. I understand you don't want to introduce unnecessary extras, but Neville mentions writing signs that the DA is 'still recruiting' and a lot of original members won't be at Hogwarts (as you explore with Colin's photos and things, which I think is excellent). But the battle itself must be mainly original DA members as I can't see huge numbers of younger students sneaking back like Colin, though maybe one or two others did, and FIFTY PEOPLE DIE FIGHTING VOLDEMORT. I just don't think it's possible all of the DA apart from Colin survived.

Other than that, I think it's a fantastic story and I'm really looking forward to reading the sequel.

Author's Response:
Thanks for the review. I’m glad that you like the story.

The Harry/Ginny relationship is at the heart of this story (and most of my other stuff, too). I’m glad that you like it. I don’t think that I made them overly affectionate, especially not after what they’ve been through. I found Ron and Hermione more difficult to write (though I hope that I’m improving there, too). I made a conscious decision not to have Angelina and George (or Neville and Hannah) get together immediately for the reasons you give.

I know that Neville did recruit others, but I made a decided not to include any “new” DA members at Colin’s funeral because Colin wasn’t at school that year. I gave the deaths a lot of thought.

The “Free DA” outside school, consisted of: Hannah (who’d already missed most of her sixth year); Justin, Colin and Dennis (Muggle-borns and in hiding), and; Katie, Cho, Angelina, Lee, Alicia, Fred and George (and Katies friend Leanne who was their mole inside the ministry). Part of their story is explored in “Fred and George’s Busy Day”. “F&G” also provides the opportunity for me to kill off a couple of adult OC’s who respond to the ‘We’re fighting’ call.

The remaining original members (apart from Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dean) were still at school, which makes them all at least half-bloods.

As for the student deaths I reasoned that we know four (arguably five, with Snape) of the dead: Lupin, Tonks, and two DA members, Fred and Colin. We also saw Lavender Brown’s feebly twitching body. I’m of the opinion that had any other known DA member died, JKR would have told us (after all, Colin wasn’t one of the more important characters). So, while it’s possible that other students (including some of Neville’s recruits) died, I decided not to arbitrarily kill any other “known” DA member. I have plans for Lavender (that may be obvious from her appearance at Colin’s funeral. As for the other fatalities, they are teachers, Aurors, Law Officers and parents who arrived when the call came out.

The Vindication Of James Potter by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story

"James Sirius Potter, it is the judgment of the Wizengamot that you have been found guilty. You knowingly, in possession of sound mind and body, used the Cruciatus Curse and the Killing Curse in the intentional torture and murder of one Gregory Goyle the Third."

James Potter was going to Azkaban for the rest of his natural life, and his whole family was in shambles. His wife and child have fled the country, his sister was missing, and his parents were a wreck. However, James knew that he had larger problems: his guilt was coming more and more in question.

Though he knew that James was withholding information about the circumstances of the murder of which he had been found guilty, Harry had secrets of his own; however, even he could not handle this torrent of trouble alone. Can Harry trust his darkest confidences to anyone? Even family? 

How will the Potter clan stop the downward spiral into pain and disaster, and can they recover what they've lost?


This fic was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Next-Generation Story.

Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 12/11/09 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 8

So how much does Harry know? And where does Goyle Sr come into it?

I can't wait to learn more about what happens: I suppose guessing what had happened to Lily, at least approximately, wasn't too hard, but the fascinating bit is seeing how all of the characters deal with it. I suppose the advantage of next gen stories is that they can all develop their own personalities. Keep writing - I want to know what happens next!

Also, do Rose and Scorpius have one child or two? Sometimes it seemed to say Aries was their first child, but then an older sister was mentioned... but possibly I'm just not concentrating properly.

Author's Response:

The next chapter (10) will outline how much Harry does and does not know, and as outlined in Chapters 4-6, Goyle Sr is the one who kidnapped Lily because she killed his son. He is a major character in subsequent chapters, so keep an eye on him.

As for Rose/Scorpius, they have one girl child, Jane, who you will meet in Chapter 12, IIRC, and the newborn Aries.

Keep reading, because the action has barely started in the story. :D


Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 01/25/10 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Please don't let Harry and Ginny split up... I think in many ways they're acting in character - but wouldn't they both want to be there for their daughter, together? Surely they'd get over this, and not get all cross with each other about what's happened. It's sort of annoying, because it looked like we were all set for sorting it out and having a (mostly) happy ending, and now they've decided to have a fight...

I still really want to know what happens...

Author's Response:

Well, one of the things we often learn in life is that there aren't always happy ending, and things are seldom fair. If anyone can tell you that, it would definitely be Harry - he's, in my opinion, one of the least truly understood characters, despite being the most noticeable. Even Ginny herself idealized him for much of the time that she knew him in the books, but does one truly change their first impression.?

We are nearing the end of the book, and there are still a lot of things set to occur, so I hope you stick it out to the end. :-)

Soldiers by dominiqueweasley

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: "There are many stories between the lines." - Jo Rowling, about the Black Family Tree.

Cedrella's goal all her life has been to be the perfect Black. She has impeccable manners, commands respect, is always composed, and has never had a friend in her life. But Cedrella has a secret that is about to get a lot more complicated…

Septimus is the youngest of seven Weasley brothers. His dearest wish for his seventh year at Hogwarts is to meet the mystery girl he once saw dancing in the Owlery in the dead of night…

This story is a romance, but it is also a story about family, owls, and what it feels like to know you are worth something.
Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 12/19/10 Title: Chapter 15: Only Wish I Could Forget

I have just caught up with all of your story so far, and I would like to say first that I have enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to reading more. I particularly like your description of the relationship between Cedrella and Septimus before it's discovered: they make no secret of the fact that they are attracted to each other which other writers often get confused about for similar situations. I also like the descriptions of Charis and Calliope who are very believable.

The one criticism at the moment is that Cedrella is being too much of a wimp. I know Slytherins are not known for their bravery, but at the moment it feels like the only reason she's in Slytherin is because you've read that comment by Slughorn about how he got the whole set except for Sirius. If I was sorting Cedrella, she'd be in Ravenclaw, or possibly Hufflepuff - although of course we know she's eventually going to ditch her family for the Weasleys. She doesn't seem to have any ambition - Charis does, she wants to marry well and have a brilliant social life as Mrs Malfoy. Cedrella has never really wanted that - she keeps trying to put it off - but she equally doesn't seem to have strong ambitions to forge a brilliant career for herself, knowledge is prized for its own sake. I suppose the problem with this comment is that it isn't really possible to put her in Ravenclaw now, so I think she needs to discover some ambition for herself.

Apart from that, I find this a very interesting and enjoyable story. I hope there are more updates soon.


Alexandra Quick and the Deathly Regiment by Inverarity

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story

Alexandra Quick returns to Charmbridge Academy for eighth grade, angry and in denial. Unwilling to accept the events of the previous year, she is determined to fix what went wrong, no matter what the cost. When her obsession leads her to a fateful choice, it is not only her own life that hangs in the balance, for she will uncover the secret of the Deathly Regiment!

 This is the third book in the Alexandra Quick series.

Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 04/30/10 Title: Chapter 1: The WODAMND Act

Alex is an idiot. Someone needs to teach her that sometimes 'impossible' really does mean 'impossible' and things aren't just going to be different for her.

I really hope she can sort herself out soon....

One thing I'm slightly puzzled by is that Alex keeps getting prevented from taking the courses she wants to. I know this is a punishment and they wouldn't if she did misbehave, but surely they can't keep doing that? What happens when she can't do more courses on magizoology because she hasn't done the early ones?

Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 03/15/10 Title: Chapter 5: The Girl Who Came Back

Alexandra's going to do something really stupid, isn't she.... why does she have to be so dumb? Well, I know that, I suppose....

I look forward to reading more.

Second Chance by WeasleyMom

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Everything was beautiful, and Hannah felt calmer than she had all day; she felt all of the unsettled thoughts beginning to find their places in her frazzled mind.

This story won second place in the second round of the Character Clinic Triathalon: minor characters ~~~ prompt: wedding day

This story was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award in the category Best Canon Romance.
Reviewer: witch1561 Signed
Date: 05/08/10 Title: Chapter 1: Second Chance

I really really like this story: Neville and Hannah are similar and yet different and more grown up - they won't ever forget the losses of the war, but now they can hope for a happier future. I think this was very well written and captured all the thoughts and feelings beautifully. Thank you for writing it.

Author's Response: I think big occasions like this make most people sort of melancholy and nostalgic. I couldn't imagine their wedding day coming and going without them both considering the losses that have piled up between them. Thanks so much.