a good effort, quite enjoyable. ThanksAuthor's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing! Will be back soon to finish the rest, I promise. Report Review
This is a review for the whole book, sorry. This is awesome! The style of this book is just like Rowling's.
You must have had to read the HP books so many times. I always wanted to meet James and Lily in a book. The portrait was the best. The style of them even is great, just like them! Amazing feat seeing that they were never really introduced in the books. Really, GREAT job. I'm gonna read the Knights of Mordred and the other one Pre Hogwarts.Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed it so much! That's a massive compliment you gave me there, thank you very much, although I'll admit I have read the books many, many times haha. I'm glad people like the portrait, it's an idea I've read in another story (I forget which) and decided I'd quite like to develop it myself.
Thanks for reviewing, hope you enjoy the other stories too! Report Review
What a great story, it had everything, love, adventure, danger, bad guys, good guys, quidditch, everything. It had the cliff hangers from chapter to chapter and the one liners. You captured each of the people those that we already know and the ones we got to know and each with their own distinct personality.
I look forward to reading your next story, and thanks again for writing this one.
RiverAuthor's Response: Really glad you liked it so much, and your review means a lot. Hope you enjoy my next story as much as you did this one :) Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Hey, I just found your story and started reading it! It seems quite an interesting point of view, although I should at this point express my views on this chapter: While I like the way you string words together, cause it certainly shows you're an accomplished writer, I really believe Gridelwald escaped a little bit too easily. If he had been capable of using wandless magic for all those years he could have escaped sooner, or was he afraid of Dumbledore when he was alive? Perhaps that would be the smoothest explanation though it is not hinted in the chapter. Anyway, the story has gripped me already and I'll continue reading it ASAP.
(by the way if you go to my author's page you'll find but a single story with two chapters that haven't been updated since May. All I can say is that I had a rough year, but I intend to continue the story in 2013 (I have the first 10 chapters hand written, waiting for my lazy self to type them up.)
Cheers!Author's Response: I always had it in my head that Grindelwald gained the use of wandless magic because he knew that if Voldemort came while he was still stuck in Nuremgard, he'd die, so he had to escape. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
Thanks for the compliments, and the review in general, and I'll be sure to check out your story :) Report Review
i can see antony hopkins as gellert grindelewaldAuthor's Response: Totally, he'd be perfect haha. Just the right amount of madness. Report Review
Its really good so far :)Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoy it :) Report Review
There are absolutely NO mountains in northern Germany! It's flat as a pancake.Author's Response: That's because you're a muggle-they're magically protected see?
I kid, it's a mess up haha. I'll move Nuremgard at some point. Report Review
I've been planning on reading this for awhile. i'm already in love with it. You write so well. I'm really excited to how this story is going to pan out, i could actually see this as a proper story Jk rowling herself could write about and the plot seems quite definite and straight forward so far, seriously can't wait to read more
- onetreehill1Author's Response: I'm glad you like it, and thanks for the compliment, although I won't ever pretend I'm as good as JK it's nice to hear all the same.
I hope you enjoy the story! Report Review
Wow! even fluffier :P I thought we were in a for a Pride and Prejudice style double wedding there for a moment!
Also thanks so much for the acknowledgement at the end, as an author myself I know how nice it can be to get reviews, and I hope that I in some way contributed to helping you get the story out. Whilst not perfect, I really enjoyed your characterisation throughout, the way you wrote battle scenes and did the relationships between HP/GW and RW/HG. Your OCs were well thought out, especially Robards and you general plot stood up to the length of the piece which made it all the more satisfying.
One of the true pleasures for me on this site is sifting through stories and mostly finding fairly poor, badly spelt and thoughtout tales but then every once and a while coming across a real gem and this has been that! I really look forward to reading your next stories, I am sure you will not disappoint.
Congratulations on a superb story and, more importantly,
Thank YouAuthor's Response: Ah no! I don't think Hermione or Ginny would settle for sharing their special day (although Ron and Harry would've probably welcomed the idea)
I had to acknowledge you, you've been a fantastic reviewer for so long now!
I don't think I ever could be perfect-JK is perfect, and I don't think I could ever be that good if I live to be a thousand.
Robards has to be my favorite OC to write-he's just fantastic, lovely depth to the character too.
I hope you like the next story, thanks for being so faithful! Report Review
Nothing like a bit of fluff to end on!Author's Response: Nothing at all, not that Fluff is my favorite to write, but sometimes it's necessary :') Report Review
Really liked the chapter, though maybe it could have been a little longer, more of the fight with Grindelwald? Otherwise it was excellent as always!Author's Response: Honestly? I wanted to make it longer, but I genuinely ran out of things for them to do to one another haha. I'm glad you liked it! Report Review
Continuing our previous conversation, I acknowledge your points and here is my counter-argument for each point.
I know that dumbledore theory of love is important but that only worked against voldemort because he never understood or felt love-who says grindlewald didn't?
Being able to fight off 100s of dementors may mean that harry is quite powerfull however that does not help when you're fighting against an experienced dueller who is faster than you (like grindlewald).
As you said he got knocked about by snape in the astronomy tower. Snape was very powerfull but dumbeldore was more powerfull and grindlewald was as powerfull as dumbledore so grindlewald should have been able to 'knock about' harry just like snape.
If you notice-harry rarely comes into contact with death eaters in book 7 and when he does he is either assisted by ron and hermione, or he escapes (apparates) or he is captured (malfoy manor). He didn't fight his way out of malfoy manor rather escaped with HELP of dobby.
When harry is doing his OWL's the examiner says he tested dumbledore as a teenager and dumbledore 'did things with a wand I never knew were even possible'. Harry never created any spells as a teenager. So grindlewald who was as powerful as dumbledore probably could-therefore he was more powerful.
Just want to end of with saying that I actually loved the rest of the story and appreciate all the time you must of put into it. I'm not trying to be ungratefull just want to express my difficulties with that chapter.
Sorry again if I'm upsetting you in any way.
Thanks a lot and really really looking forward to your next story.
PS: Quick question: Is the next story a continuation or about the marauders (I'll be happy with either).
Many thanks againAuthor's Response: I think we should agree to disagree, mainly because I'm very tired and don't have the energy to reply to each of your points.
I'm glad you enjoyed the story though, and criticism is always good, you learn ways to improve, so your comments didn't upset me :)
In answer to your question, I think they're gonna run side by side, I'll just update each one according to which ever is further along. Report Review
Look mate-as much as I love harry potter (which incidently is a lot; I know the books back to front), harry potter himself is NOT a powerfull wizard, he only managed to defeat voldemort because he was the master of the elder wand and it COULDN'T kill him-had he been using the elder wand voldemort would have beaten him in the duel-its only because it belonged to him and couldn't kill him, did he manage to defeat voldemort. Therefore, grindlewald who was as powerfull as dumbledore couldn't have been defeated by harry even though harry had the elder wand (grindlewald had it and dumbledore managed to defeat him). Therefore I conclude that grindlewalds death was in my eyes RUBBISH-he should have been killed by around 4 aurors duelling with him. That said I think that the rest of your story was actually very good so I don't know why you made such an error. :(Author's Response: I also know the books back to front, and I'd say he's actually fairly powerful! Let's look at the facts.
He was the only DA member not to get injured in the department of mysteries, fought off hundreds of dementors at 13, managed to win the triwizard tournament (albeit with help) at 14, didn't get hurt in the astronmoy tower fight until he got smacked about by Snape, managed to stay alive all through book 7 with all that shit, from the sky battle through to the Battle of Hogwarts. Then he became an Auror and after that, the youngest Auror office head in history.
Not a powerful wizard? He was very powerful. But I see your point, maybe not as powerful as Grindelwald-however, I did explain that strange power he gets now Voldemort's gone when he needs to protect someone he loves-in Godric's Hollow and Australia. Here, he's protecting everyone, literally; he knows Grindelwald will hunt down everyone who helped him, so he has to win. That and the Elder Wand levelled the playing field I think, it was an even fight after that. Report Review
Best chapter of all! I look forward to reading the next chapters, as well as the sequel! Excellent job!Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it!
I hope to see you reviewing all the way ;) Report Review
Hi, I've been reading your story for a while now and I've just caught up to the current chapter. I really like how your plot sticks to canon and really the pace and excitement of the story. I think you nailed Harry and Ron's relationship perfectly, especially how they act without hermione to help them. It feels like its building for a really big finish and i can't wait.
One thing I noticed though is that the only reason grindelwald is after Harry is because he is the master of the elder wand. Yet every time they have faced one another Harry wasn't using it. Shouldn't Grindelwald be wondering why Harry isn't using it and where it might be if Harry isn't carrying it with him.
Overall, I really think the story is awesome and I can't wait for the big finish.Author's Response: Harry and Ron's relationship is my favorite part to write, it's great. And without Hermione, we all know they're a bit hopeless at heart.
I did think about that, but I decided it would be a bit pointless to go into great detail, it doesn't really affect the story. Plus, I imagine if you're dueling to the death, the last thing on your mind is probably the other guys wand, even in this situation haha.
Really appreciate the review, glad to hear our thoughts. Report Review
Brilliant chapter! Everything seems to be building to a big finale. Can't waitAuthor's Response: I won't lie to you, it's pretty big. I hope you enjoy it! Should be up in a few days Report Review
Please continue! I'm a huge fan!Author's Response: I don't plan on stopping for a good while yet, don't worry! Report Review
I thnk you're story is absolutely brilliant so far-check every day to see if you've updated it! Please do do do write a $arauders story however try and portray the characters as j.k.rowling did.(Perhaps discuss the teen years of the marauders, the fighting they did in the order, james and lily marriage and thrice defying voldemort and end of with their death-sirius cornering peter-why sirius really laughed). And if possible I think you should write a parrallel story (either in the same story or in another) about snape's life (start with first year at hogwarts,him becoming a death eater, turning spy FOR dumbledore,all the bits of story that happens in between the REAL books that j.k hints to but doesn't write eg:snapes thoughts on quirrell,lupinn, HARRY). Thanks so so so so so much again for the great story!Author's Response: Thanks for the comments, I appreciate it so much. I update as quick as I can.
I have started a marauders story (couldn't resist hahaha) but it's in the very very early stages. I'm quite tempted with the Snape thing too, so much of his life was left just hinted at. I might do that too! Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Really enjoyed catching up with the story. Can't wait to see how it endsAuthor's Response: I hope you'll enjoy the end, it won't be long now! Report Review
Very exciting chapter, can't wait for the next oneAuthor's Response: Glad you enjoyed it :D Report Review
Sorry, been really busy so have fallen behind. Great chapter once againAuthor's Response: You don't have to explain, I've been up to my eyeballs in work. It's just I've done this instead (which is silly) haha. Thanks for reviewing again! Report Review
I cant wait for the next chapter! I just hope it isn't the end!!Author's Response: You'll just have to wait and see ;) Thanks for reviewing again! Report Review
this is amazing!!! please write more chapters! :DAuthor's Response: No fear for that, don't worry! :) More to come very soon. Report Review
WOW! How many more chapters will there be after this?Author's Response: Ah, that could spoil the next chapter ;) I'm saying nothing, thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Lovely little chapter, good bit of a break from all the darkness.Author's Response: Thanks, I thought it was needed since from here on in, it's pretty dark up until the end. Report Review
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