Penname: Thessalyrose [Contact]
Real name: Tara Broadway
Member Since: 06/23/2009
Membership status: Member

An adult Harry Potter fan, I write as a hobby and do graphic design/desktop publishing in my day job. My novel-length fiction has been in the works for a ridiculously long time, but I promise it'll be worth the wait.

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Instead of peace and harmony, Voldemort's fall has created a world of uncertainty and chaos. The Death Eaters are dwindling, waging a hopeless battle without the Dark Lord to lead them. The Order is scattered and unalert. From the shadows, a new group of wizards is emerging. Without any apparent purpose, they are fighting a silent war, unknown to the public. When Ginny learns of their existence, she finds herself involuntarily pulled into their hidden world.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery
Warnings: Mild Violence
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents Series: Through the Veil
Word count: 299748; Read Count: 41493; Completed: Yes

Updated: 06/01/2006; Published: 08/30/2005
Reviewer: Thessalyrose (Signed)

::chortle:: I love this chapter. Hilarious. If I were Ginny, though, I think I'd have left when Harrington started insinuating things about her relationship with Harry. Grr!

I'm enjoying this story. ::goes on to read next chapter::

Chapter 2: An Uncomfortable Position
Reviewer: Thessalyrose (Signed)

The plot thickens! I love this story so far. Your writing style is good enough to be professional, and I enjoy your minor characters as much as your major ones.

Chapter 4: Bitterness and Betrayal
Reviewer: Thessalyrose (Signed)

Argh, this is such an engrossing mystery! Can't ... stop ... reading ... !

Chapter 5: Calculated Risks

The summer after fifth year, Severus Snape realises that he has to decide between Lily and his Dark companions and pursuits. Now all he has to do is get used to life at Hogwarts with no friends, get over his fascination with the Dark Arts, survive the Marauders, and convince Lily to acknowledge that he's alive.

Easier said than done.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Character Death, Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 52131; Read Count: 6868; Completed: No

Updated: 08/21/2009; Published: 02/26/2009
Reviewer: Thessalyrose (Signed)

No reviews? Holy cow. This story must not have been here long.

This is thoroughly enjoyable. It's hard to write a story with so much internal monologue and so little external action, but you've nevertheless done a great job of it. I can't help wondering how you're going to get Severus back into the Death Eaters in time to meet up with canon events, but I'm sure you'll manage it and it'll be heartbreaking. 

Author's Response: Thanks so much-- I am really glad you're enjoying it. :) It's actually AU-- JKR made a comment about how Lily might have actually gone out with him if he hadn't been attracted to such loathsome people and acts, and (being a bit skeptical that this would actually happen-- I think a LOT of changes on both of their parts would have to occur), I went with the premise of Severus having a change of heart a lot younger-- before James and Lily became an item-- and since then I've just kind of seen where the story has taken me. :) I'll post the next chapter soon-- thanks for reminding me. Real life is getting in the way.

Chapter 7: Chapter 7- Quite the Slytherin

It’s not impossible for a Slytherin to marry a Gryffindor. They just might not agree on how to decorate the house.

A very fluffy AU one-shot about what might have happened if Lily Evans had wound up with Severus Snape.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction, Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff, General
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 3010; Read Count: 364; Completed: Yes

Updated: 02/28/2009; Published: 02/28/2009
Reviewer: Thessalyrose (Signed)

This fic made me laugh out loud.

“STUPID (whack) -- BLOODY (whack) -- THING (whack)"

Bwa hahahahaha!!

Author's Response: I wrote this when I was writing chapter 2 of the chaptered fic about these two-- which basically boils down to "Severus is so deeply depressed that he can't even get out of bed." So this was the potential light at the end of the tunnel-- and a lot of fun to write. :) The hard part was figuring out how to write him as being happy and yet still himself.

Chapter 1: The Knick Knack

Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. Canon-compliant.

The war is over, and all is well, they say, but the wounds remain unhealed. Bitterness divides the Houses of Hogwarts. Can the first children born since the war's end begin a new era, or will the enmities of their parents be their permanent legacy?

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: Original Character, Other Canon Character; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction, Post-Canon
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, General
Warnings: Book Seven Spoilers
Chapters: 32 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 198457; Read Count: 21845; Completed: Yes

Updated: 05/27/2009; Published: 03/21/2009
Reviewer: Thessalyrose (Signed)

I LOVE this fanfiction. It's definitely one of the best I've read. Will there be a sequel?

Chapter 1: Platform Nine and Three-Quarters