This is my favorite fanfic out of all those I've read in the past... two months or so? And believe me, in a surge of HP-nostalgia, I've read a bunch of them (mostly Next Gen and Founders stuff).
I like how this story, as almost all Next Generation things I've seen, doesn't just do cheesy romance stuff between the predefined couples (Rose/Scorpius and Teddy/Victoire). Those are entertaining, but I haven't seen a plot like yours.
The divide in the magical world I find entirely believable. The Statute of Secrecy would provoke such strong feelings, and I can see the reasons for support, too: Muggleborns and other people who aren't close-minded purebloods seeing the appeal of the Muggle world. I suppose, though, that announcing the plan to lift the Statute would cause a diplomatic fallout between Britain and other nations' magical folks, since all of the UK could never keep magic a secret.
I like how you stayed within the rules that JK Rowling set for the wizarding world. No Apparating in and out of Hogwarts, port keys and Floo as loopholes, curses that appeared in the books, etc. The spells you invented (like the one that prevents Finite Incantatem from being effective) also seem possible to me.
The thing I liked most about your staying true to the books is the explanation Rose gives on Confringo, Reducto, Incendio, etc. I keep confusing myself over whether Reducto blasts something out of the way or makes it explode.
I am so sad you killed Ron! But I don't blame you, you haven't killed half as many characters that were dear to me as Jo did...
Anyway, sorry for the very long review (OH I didn't comment on your writing! I'm not a very good judge of that, not only because English is my second language (I'm German), but you made no annoying grammar mistakes - and my grammar, even in English, is very good. Your writing is fluent, and, well, like I said, I'm no good judge, but I like it.)
Wow, another paragraph, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading Dragons Awakening and what a great fan fiction I think it is. I joined hppf just to tell you that, feel honored! *grins*
I will now look at your other stories and read ALL of them. Have a good day!
Author's Response: Oh wow! What an amazing review!
I am really glad you found the idea original and that it stuck to canon. While fanfiction's all about pushing the boundaries of canon, I do believe it should fit into established canon where possible, and especially with Next Gen I like to keep things as a realistic follow-on from the books.
You joined just to leave this review? I do feel honoured! Thank you so much, that's high praise indeed! I hope you enjoy the rest of my work, and I hope to hear from you again! :)