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A sixth-year fic begun pre-HBP, this fic begins where Order of the Phoenix left off. As Harry lies in his bed in Privet Drive, guilt-ridden and devastated, Voldemort finds an "easy in" to the young wizard's mind. How will Harry withstand the attacks, and as his role in the war becomes clearer and more vital, will he rely on the strength of his friends as he seeks a way to vanquish the Dark Lord forever?



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody, Albus Dumbledore, Arabella Figg, Arthur Weasley, Bellatrix Lestrange nee Black, Bill Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Dudley Dursley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Lucius Malfoy, Luna Lovegood, Minerva McGonagall, Molly Weasley, Mundungus 'Dung' Fletcher, Narcissa Malfoy nee Black, Neville Longbottom, Nymphadora Tonks, Percy Weasley, Peter Pettigrew, Remus Lupin, Ron Weasley, Rubeus Hagrid, Severus Snape; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 40 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 215676; Read Count: 44896; Completed: Yes

Updated: 04/25/2011; Published: 02/13/2011
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/05/2011
Good backstory development, good character development. Just too bloody short :)

Author's Response:

Not all of us can manage 10K words/chapter.  :) That's for the better fanficcers.




Chapter 5: Chapter 5: Off the Radar
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/05/2011
Another emotional chapter; and well done. The character development here is distinct and well done.

Author's Response:

Thanks




Chapter 4: Chapter 4: In Excellent Care
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/08/2011
For some reason Harry feeling regret at leaving his guardian reminds me of a line from a book, along the lines of "...he could have killed him, but pity stayed his hand... It's a pity I've run out of bullets, Frito thought." The work in question was Bored of the Rings by the Harvard Lampoon.

On a serious note, a good chapter, showing no lost love bewteen Harry & friends and Draco.

Author's Response: No lost love, indeed. I don't have much patience with fics that suddenly cast the lot of them as best friends.



Chapter 14: Chapter 14: The Journey Home
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/08/2011
Certainly a change of pace and tone, though I doubt Draco would have picked "nicest" to describe his robes. I was struck on this reading just how much this had in common with a real life fraternity initiation. Ah, miss those pledgi.

Author's Response:

That was kind of the idea.  :)




Chapter 15: Chapter 15: Draco's Choice
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/06/2011
This fic has some of the most detailed and vivid development of the Lupin character I cab recall. Bravo.

Author's Response:

I'm glad you enjoy it.  I like Lupin. 




Chapter 10: Chapter 10: Occlumency Again
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/06/2011
A good, happy interlude, but ending with a cliffhanger... one of the reasons I waited a bit to start re-reading :)

Author's Response:

Don't worry, cts, I'll likely have it all posted before you get to the end.  :)  Only five chapters left!




Chapter 1: Chapter 1: In the Night
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/06/2011
A good bridge chapter. Now onwards for action.

Author's Response:

Well, I think this one may have ended up on the wrong chapter...this one certainly isn't a bridge!




Chapter 12: Chapter 12: Under Siege
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/06/2011
Thought it was Albus who played for the other team. Lupin seems to be competing with Molly for mother of the year.

Author's Response:

Lupin is simply trying to protect something that he can't imagine losing. 




Chapter 13: Chapter 13: O.W.L.s
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
04/07/2011
A good chapter, but reckon rather than guess is more in the UK idiom.

Author's Response:

You're right...I tend to use them interchangeably, but I'll take a look!




Chapter 14: Chapter 14: The Journey Home
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Eleven-year-old Ginevra Weasley is having a hard time of it during her first year at Hogwarts.  On the one hand, Harry Potter seemed barely to know she existed.  On the other, queer things were happening to her and around her.  As she struggles to understand the unfolding events, she turns to the one friend she knows she can trust...the memory of a boy named Tom Riddle.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: Ginny Weasley, Tom Marvolo Riddle/Lord Voldemort; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Dark Fiction, Songfic
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Dark Fiction
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2599; Read Count: 756; Completed: Yes

Updated: 03/13/2011; Published: 03/13/2011
Reviewer: cts (Signed)
03/13/2011
A prime example of why this author is one of the best in fan fiction today. Novel length, short, drabble - she writes it all, and does so with superb story telling and characterization. This short is a prime example of her ability to breath life into a character and give it depth and feeling. Good one, MM... er, Writerlady.

Author's Response:

Thanks, cts.  Always nice to hear from an old reader and friend.  This one is one of my favorite one-shots, so I'm glad you enjoyed the repost.




Chapter 1: Music of the Night