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Review:nott theodore says:
I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get round to reviewing these chapters, but this is the first real opportunity I've had! There's so much interesting stuff in this chapter...

I love the detail and thought you put into each chapter of this story. Everything is made so much more believable and interesting with the effort you obviously put into writing this. Even little things like the basic magical theory behind the existence of Diagon Alley are really interesting, because they offer answers to questions that HP readers have probably had at some point.

Another aspect I love of this story is the way you're sort of reintroducing us all to the world of magic. I think it's so easy for us to forget how wonderful the things that all the characters can do are, because we get so immersed in reading the world that it seems normal to us. Carla kind of helps to show that all of this is really amazing. I can't imagine James possibly trying to describe The Burrow to her, and how astounded she must have been when she saw all the magical things there.

The scenes with all the Weasleys are some of my favourite scenes in this story. They're just so fun to read and I love how close they are as a family and the way that they all interact; each of them has their own definite character that they seem to remain true to throughout. The increased understanding between James and Harry is great as well - it really shows how well parents know their children, even if the children don't think they do.

So, James enjoys teaching kids and inspiring them to become Quidditch players? Hmm, that's interesting. Is he going to take the post at Hogwarts, I wonder? But then he wouldn't be able to play for the Falcons - is there a way he could be a part time teacher and play Quidditch professionally?

Sian :)

Author's Response: This chapter was a fun one to write, if I remember rightly. I've actually found that having a Muggle character has forced me to think about the magical world from a more non-magical point of view, if that makes sense ... we're all so used to the world of Harry Potter now that we don't think twice about it, but now I'm thinking about things from Carlotta's stance I'm having to think of the basic magical stuff like how Diagon Alley fits, and how crazy the Burrow actually is. It's fun. :)

I struggled at first with developing all of the Weasley cousins. I've always known how I envisage them all, and that's obviously how I portray them here, but there are so many of them that it's hard to demonstrate each individual character without cramming the story full of them! But the scenes with all of them present are really fun to write, because I love every one of them. Even if I do have to make a list of every person in the room to make sure I don't forget someone.

I'm making absolutely no comment on James' future I'm afraid, you'll just have to see how things pan out! :) Thanks for reviewing!


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