Penname: EnigmaDecoder [Contact]
Real name: Chad
Member Since: 06/28/2006
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A thousand-year-old oath stands to be fulfilled. The war between Good and Evil has been raging on for a millennium. It has a chance to end, but has the hero of the side of good lost the will to live…? Harry Potter returns to the Dursleys' care for the summer, but he finds the loss of Sirius hard to bear. He blames himself for his death. Voldemort doesn’t let him rest though, and soon Harry is flung back into his world. The war escalates, and more people die or join Voldemort. The fear of the Dark Lord reaches beyond the wizarding world and into the Muggle one. Both worlds will collide, as Harry will have to make the ultimate choice between what is right and what is easy. For in this war, some things are more important than life or death…



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Mild Language, Mild Violence, Strong Language, Strong Violence
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 72904; Read Count: 6553; Completed: No

Updated: 08/27/2005; Published: 08/20/2005
Reviewer: EnigmaDecoder (Signed)
10/26/2006
Hey Joe.  I was happy to find your story here.  I am a big fan of your work and a member of your Yahoo group who is waiting oh so patiently for you to finish up on Soul.  I suppose that's enough gushing out of me for today.  While I know that this site tends to have a low review rate, even for a work as wonderful as yours *guess I wasn't quite done gushing*, I hope that you will continue to post your story here as I know that there are many who will enjoy it.  Thanks for sharing this wonderful epic with us by the way. 


Chapter 7: Chapter 6

What if there was more to the 'power he knows not' than Harry or the Headmaster knew? What if Harry's whole life was a test? Would the Wizarding World pass? What are the consequences of betrayal and neglect?



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Dark Fiction, Strong Language, Strong Violence
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 11439; Read Count: 132; Completed: Yes

Updated: 10/18/2005; Published: 10/18/2005
Reviewer: EnigmaDecoder (Signed)
10/20/2006

One thing that I really enjoy about fanfiction is when an author takes the characters that we all know and makes them dance in a way that they normally wouldn't.  I enjoyed the way that you did so here. 

While there were a few minor typos, it was nothing major at all.  The biggest disappointment for me was that this was just a one-shot.   I would love to see you turn this idea into a chaptered story, as I think it could be marvelous (nudge,nudge)

Thanks for sharing this with us.




Chapter 1: One
Reviewer: EnigmaDecoder (Signed)
10/21/2006

I thought that your name sounded familiar.  You wrote "Flames of Betrayal" didn't you.  It was a favorite of mine for quite a while and then it just up and vanished from fanfiction.net.  If you have your story up elsewhere I'd love to know where so I could reread it.




Chapter 1: One
The now Headmistress McGonagall forces Harry Potter to stay for his last year at Hogwarts. Thousands of miles away, a young woman, born in England but raised in America opens her letter. This woman is thrust into the strange and wonderful as she attends her first year at Hogwarts. But her year is cut short when a former Professor steals her away to be married to her betrothed so that his line may live on. But there are other desires at work in this strange plot, and Harry must stop this plan from coming to fruition. Other wise, all will have been in vain.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fluff, Mystery
Warnings: Character Death, Dark Fiction, Mild Language, Sexual Situations, Strong Violence
Chapters: 27 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 92377; Read Count: 3412; Completed: No

Updated: 11/08/2007; Published: 02/09/2006
Reviewer: EnigmaDecoder (Signed)
10/28/2006
Very nice first chapter.  I'll admit to having a bit of a thing for HP/OC lately, so this has peaked my interest.  I hope that is the direction this is heading or I'll be embarrased.  well off to chapter 2.


Chapter 1: The Singing Sensation of Azkaban
Reviewer: EnigmaDecoder (Signed)
10/28/2006
Very nice as well.  A few times it seemed to me that you were overly flowery with your analogies.  It was nothing major, but it made it feel like you were trying too hard.  Your description of Hera was very alluring, and I think I am beginning to get a crush on her.  good job.

Author's Response: I was always a stickler of making the reader feel like they're in the room with my characters. And thanks about Hera, she is a bit quirky though. lol



Chapter 2: The Dinner Guest
Newt Scamander welcomes a new apprentice -- Lavender Brown.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Humor
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1924; Read Count: 424; Completed: Yes

Updated: 03/15/2006; Published: 03/15/2006
Reviewer: EnigmaDecoder (Signed)
10/28/2006

Very nice.  I'm starting to like oneshots centered on the lesser HP characters more and more.  Thanks for taking your time to write for us.




Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Managing Mischief by Menya [Young Teens]
starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Just how did Fred and George figure out the password to the map?

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Humor
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Mild Language
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 6691; Read Count: 614; Completed: Yes

Updated: 04/16/2006; Published: 04/15/2006
Reviewer: EnigmaDecoder (Signed)
10/28/2006
Wonderful!  Great interactions and you really captured Fred and George very well.  Thanks for writing..


Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Bathroom Magic by Unickuta [Young Teens]
starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 17]

Our favorite red-head needs to go to the bathroom at King's Cross Station, right before the Hogwarts Express leaves. Hilarity ensues as Ron discovers motion-sensor toilets, sinks, and hand-dryers!

 A snippet of Ron/Hermione at the end!



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Humor
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1190; Read Count: 503; Completed: Yes

Updated: 07/19/2006; Published: 07/18/2006
Reviewer: EnigmaDecoder (Signed)
10/22/2006
Very cute.  I still can't help but to play with the motion sensors whenever I see them in bathrooms.  Obviously, I am very easily entertained.


Chapter 1: Bathroom Magic
Home by malko050987 [Young Teens]
starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]

The war is over, his battles have been fought, and he has to go home. But first, there is one last thing he wants to do.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 4094; Read Count: 480; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/15/2006; Published: 08/15/2006
Reviewer: EnigmaDecoder (Signed)
10/28/2006
Wonderful!  I normally don't go in for post HBP fics, but this was marvelous, and I could easily see it as an epilogue to JKR's 7th book.  well done.


Chapter 1: Home
The Perfect Rain by MayItBe [Mid Teens]
[Reviews - 5]

We all know what happens to James and Lily in the end, but what about the beginning? Starting in the end of their seventh year, up until that fateful Halloween night. Follow James and Lily, along with the rest of the marauder’s battling N.E.W.T.’s, jobs, tests, and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Some mild swearing, and there will be a very mild scene of a sexual nature later on.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fluff, General
Warnings: Mild Language
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 7193; Read Count: 3074; Completed: No

Updated: 04/18/2008; Published: 09/01/2006
Reviewer: EnigmaDecoder (Signed)
10/18/2006

Hello,

Just read your first chapter. While I don't normally read Marauder era fics, I decided to make an exception.  What do you know, I found this very enjoyable.  Very nice use of a cliffhanger by the way.

Just a couple of minor things that I noticed. You might want to rethink the use of (with an explanation in it).  If you need to get some information across to the reader, explain it through your narrative. 

Also, you might want to find another way to indicate a character's internal monologue.  Using quotes around both spoken and thought confused me a few times, and I had to reread several passages to figure out what was happening.  I find that italics work well for this.  Here is an example.

"My bathroom," Greg said as he pointed down the hall, "is around the corner, Stacy."  Please tell me I flushed the toilet, Greg  thought as Stacy headed to his bathroom. 

Like I said earlier, you have a very good start here, and its a very enjoyable read.  Well, I'm off to read your next chapter now. 

Thanks for sharing this with us and keep writing.. 

 

 

  




Chapter 1: Magic