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Review:WitnesstoitAll says:
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I picked this story from your page because I've not read many Horace Slughorn stories, and please let me tell you. I adored this. The contrast between Horace's actions and his thoughts was brilliantly laid out. He spends the entire one shot trying desperately to convince the reader that he is not a brave man, yet each of his actions screamed to the contrary. He rallied the troops to the battle from Hogsmeade. He stepped into battle with Voldemort to aid Minerva. Such a beautiful message to the readers.

Besides all the message/imagery stuff, this was stylistically beautiful piece of writing. The flow of it was almost stream of conciousness as I imagined it must have been in Horace's mind. It must have been terrible for him, to have spent his entire life measuring his own success by the success of others, and see them fighting as death eaters.

gah. I was incredibly effected by this fic, and that in my mind is the making of a fabulous one shot.

Well done!
Melissa

Author's Response: I'm so glad that you reviewed this! I've never read a Horace Slughorn piece myself and I'm really glad that you liked this.

I really enjoyed writing Horace Slughorn because to me he never seemed like a particularly brave man and yet he fought in the Battle of Hogwarts- duelled Voldemort, to be specific.

I'm so glad that you liked the style of writing- I was trying to have it be a stream of consciouness, so I'm glad that it gave off that sense. One of my first thoughts while Horace was fighting the Death Eaters was that he had taught many of them. More to the point, he had mentored them and had expected them to become great. Instead they had become Death Eaters.

I'm so glad that you enjoyed this story and thanks so much for choosing to review this one-shot!


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