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Review #1, by AlexFan The Hint of A Curse

2nd November 2013:
I don't think I've ever heard Snape speak good of someone before in my life. You can imagine how shocked I was to hear that he was actually complimenting Elsie on her experience. I would've expected him to say that she was unfit in some way because he was bitter that he didn't get the job.

I loved this as a proper beginning though, it was light and a little bit funny and made the reader smile as they read. I know I definitely cracked up at the very end when Snape choked on his drink.

It took me a good few minutes to calm down and write this review. The picture that it conjured up in my head was just really humorous. Brilliant job on the chapter!

Author's Response: Thank you! I've never thought of Snape as an inherently bad person. He appreciates talent and he definitely has a dark sense of humor, he's just very blunt and acerbic and uses that as a defense mechanism. Often, authors paint him as very mean and vindictive, which is fine, but I wanted to give an alternative to that and try to look at WHY he is that way.
Thank you for your comment! I hope you enjoy the rest!


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Review #2, by AlexFan Dragons In Bolton

2nd November 2013:
Okay, I'll admit, I was a bit weary coming into this, I usually am when I have to read a story that I usually wouldn't read out of pleasure. I can safely say though that I had nothing to worry about.

It's only the beginning but you've already gotten my attention and sucked me into the story. I felt like I was reading something written by J. K. Rowling herself, which is a great compliment in my opinion.

I loved the description that you had in this, usually, I'm aware of description when I usually read fanfiction. This was one of those very few fanfiction where I didn't even notice that it was actually description, it just felt like it was part of the setting, I felt like I was in the story myself.

But anyway, this definitely deserves more reviews and I hope I can leave one on all of the chapters.

Author's Response: Thank you very much! A great compliment indeed! I'm so glad you like it so far and I appreciate your comments. I hope you continue to enjoy the story!

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Review #3, by Haronione Chalk Dust On the Hourglass

22nd October 2013:
Ah, so this is set the year before Harry starts Hogwarts? I have to say I have not read any stories set during this time (or any time between Harry going to the Dursley's and him starting Hogwarts) so I am very interested to see where you are taking this plot :)

So, considering Elsie says (or thinks) that this is only the second time she has seen Snape I'm guessing they definitely don't have a history as I was wondering in the last chapter! But now I wonder whether some kind of relationship will be forged between them (romantic or not). It appears Elsie is a bit older than I presumed since she knows Molly and Arthur - I was imagining her to have been at school around the same time the Marauders and Snape were.

Ooh, is the note from Severus? Or Sybil? They are the only two I can think if right now. I'm going to have to read on now to find out who it is and why they want to meet her!!

Haronione ♥

Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing! I'm so glad that you are enjoying it. There is definitely more of Elsie's backstory to come so I hope you keep reading!

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Review #4, by rozen_maiden The Hint of A Curse

22nd October 2013:
I'm so surprised this doesn't have more reviews! Your writing is truly amazing, full of description that has just drawn me in and kept me enthralled these two chapters. Elsie is a real strong character, and you've kept a certain mystery about her - in a way that makes me feel like I have met her. Piece by piece she is unraveling, and I'm interested to see where you are going to take her story. Once I have the time to, I will definitely keep reading on. In the meantime, awesome job :) Your plot has a real potential.

Author's Response: I'm so glad you're enjoying it, thank you!

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Review #5, by Haronione The Hint of A Curse

22nd October 2013:
I really liked the opening paragraph. After finding out virtually nothing about Elsie in the first chapter (which wasn't a bad thing - it added to the mystery and intrigue) it was great to find out a bit more about her while still leaving some mystery around her. I am now even more eager to read on to find out why she has been living as little more than a vagrant and why Dumbledore thinks she will be able to teach the students more than any of the others teachers could - she must have been through quite a few ordeals for Dumbledore to think that!

I think you got the attitudes of the teachers spot on here; all of them disputing Dumbledore's thoughts about needing to prepare the students for what's out there; Trelawny worrying about the curse but everyone else laughing it off etc I enjoyed this little glimpse at how staff meetings may have been like at Hogwarts :)

Ha, I loved Dumbledore's vague advice about teaching, very Dumbledore like. I could really see him being like that. But it didn't really help poor Elsie though!! No wonder Elsie felt unprepared! I look forward to seeing how she gets on with her classes :)

I'm wondering whether Elsie and Severus knew each other before she got the teaching position and whether there is any history between them - I guess I will find out as I read on ;)

This was another great chapter and I shall definitely be reading on!

Haronione ♥

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Review #6, by Haronione Dragons In Bolton

22nd October 2013:
This was a strong first chapter and I really enjoyed reading it :)

The descriptions in this were great and you really set the scene well. I am intrigued by this first chapter and I'm left wanting to read on to find out who the two hooded characters are - I'm guessing Dumbledore is the man who entered unnoticed. As for the woman - I'm interested to find out who she is, where she has been and why she has come back!

Great first chapter, I look forward to reading more :)

Haronione ♥

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