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Review #1, by Amarilla Grey The End

3rd July 2017:
This was amazing!!! I read it all in one go. I love how you managed to humanize the Slytherins, even those who are Death Eaters or want to be Death Eaters. I have rarely ever seen such a measured, balanced approach. I've also always wondered about Andromeda's decision to leave her family and whether never speaking to one's friends & family again is truly worth it--that's pretty much glossed over in the books but you did a beautiful job here of capturing that agony. Can't wait to read the sequel!

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Review #2, by Amarilla Grey The Prank

3rd July 2017:
Oh my gosh, I've been reading this story through nonstop and I had to pause to comment on this chapter. I've been so curious what the prank was going to be, and you did not disappoint! When the bloody baron came by with the "i can see you" line i finally lost it and started laughing into my pillow (it is very late here...) Anyway you did such a great job with this story, can't wait to read the rest.

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Review #3, by Bellatrixisfred The End

31st March 2016:
I really enjoyed this story. But Ill be honest I would have prefered a canon compliant slightly more heartbreaking ending. According to canon Astoria marries Draco and I would like if this fic explored that, that rather than escaping with Terry their differences separate them but he ultimately changes her enough she grows to be a less prejudiced woman. Bittersweet but satisfying.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! :) Have you had a chance to check out the sequel yet? It's called "The Serpent Rises" and is on my page - it might make you feel more hopeful for a canon compliant ending, but no promises. Either way, the story is far from over with this novel. :) thanks again!

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Review #4, by protego_totalum The Association of Slytherin Students

31st January 2016:
I'm really enjoying this story so far! You are a really talented writer. All your characters are really interesting too. Great job!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! :)

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Review #5, by dreamgazer220 The End

1st October 2015:
Wow, what an amazing story! Your writing is so beautiful, and you did such a great job capturing the life of a Slytherin girl at Hogwarts. I loved Tor's character development throughout the story, and the way you weaved canon details into her memories (like the TriWizard Tournament) to make her more believable as a character. I also loved her love story with Terry, and how she starts still having a crush on Theo and then falling head-first into a relationship that's doomed from the start.

Before I catch myself with rambling about how much I loved this story, great job! I can definitely see why it won Most Addicting Story for the Dobby Awards last year, definitely well deserved. I can't wait to get onto reading the sequel!

Author's Response: Hi! I'm so pleased that you like the story, thank you for all your lovely lovely comments. I'm glad you like Tor and find her believable, writing her development throughout the story has been such a challenge but so exciting for me as a writer.

You are so kind! Thank you so much for this! :D

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Review #6, by knightghost26068 The End

24th August 2015:
Really good story. I love Astoria, I love how she grow through this story and seeing hogwarts in Harry's 7th year (which he didn't go to LOL) through someone elses eyes. I love Tor and Terry's story and I love Pixi too Thanks for a great read.

Author's Response: Hello!! :D I'm so glad you're liking the story and Tor's journey!! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing, you're awesome!! :)

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Review #7, by dumbledore_wannabe The Slytherins Unleashed

16th August 2015:
Really loving this story. But, I feel a little worse for Tor with each chapter, knowing who she will end up with! I've got an inner sense of desperation on her behalf...

Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!! :D I feel bad for Tor too, knowing what we know, but I promise there are a lot more twists on the way. :P Thanks again! ♥

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Review #8, by dreamgazer220 The Bat Bogey Hex

15th August 2015:
Another great chapter! You write Tor so well; I love the flashbacks that show a tougher side to her, but you don't forget to add things that make her seem like a fourteen year old girl. Her crush on Terry is adorable, and Goyle is a git (both of them). Keep up the great work!!

Author's Response: Hello! :D Thank you, I'm so glad you like the story!! The characters have all been so much fun to write, and it's amazing to get such lovely feedback! ♥

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Review #9, by Pie The Slytherins Unleashed

11th August 2015:
This story is killing me.

Author's Response: Haha, thanks for reading and reviewing!! :)

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Review #10, by dreamgazer220 The Association of Slytherin Students

11th August 2015:
So four chapters in and I figured it was time for a review! I wanted to let you know how good this is- I started reading it this weekend, and I was hooked by chapter 1. I haven't read fanfiction in a long time, but this story jumped out at me on the homepage. I love seeing another side to the Slytherins, and you're doing a great job keeping true to characters and also shedding some light into their lives. I know this story is complete, but keep up the good work anyway!

Author's Response: Hello!! :D Thank you so much for the reviews, and I'm so pleased you like the story!! All your kind words mean so much to me, and I'm glad you're reading it and getting immersed in the characters. You're awesome!! :D

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Review #11, by EnigmaticEyes16 The Fragments

1st August 2015:
I was so worried about Terry! I'm glad he's okay and was safe and sound with his own family New Year's Eve. I wonder though if Pyxis recognized the Ravenclaw or if he suspects anything from seeing Tor's bogart.

And poor Theo! I'm glad he couldn't do it. Couldn't torture that poor girl. I wonder who she was. And I wonder what Voldemort's decision will be about whether or not to let Theo into his ranks. I hope not. But I also hope nothing bad happens to him because he failed.

Great chapter! It was definitely an emotional ride, this one.


Author's Response: Hey Nix!! :D I'm sorry for taking so long to get to the responses for your lovely reviews, but I really appreciate all of your feedback!! :)

I'm glad you were worried about Terry (that makes me sound evil, but it means I handled the suspense right, hehe). I think that Pyxis is very observant and by this point he is getting suspicious of Tor's behaviour.

Theo is just at the cusp of becoming a Death Eater - as is Daphne - and these are such tricky scenes to write because it really shows how fearful and brainwashed they have to be.

Thank you so much!! ♥

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Review #12, by EnigmaticEyes16 The Ball at Malfoy Manor

28th July 2015:
Hi. I know it's been a while since I last reviewed. I just recently started reading this story again and it's getting quite interesting. Clearly, Pyxis was right when he said these balls were shams for raids and recruiting new Death Eaters as that seems to be exactly what is happening with Theo. And it makes me so sad but I suppose it was inviteable as he is of age and friends with Malfoy. I do wonder who the Dark Lord has him casting the Cruciatus Curse on though.

And Terry's locked up in a cell in the basement!? How did that happen!? I'm so scared of what's going to happen to him. And what will happen to Astoria and Pyxis? Surely someone must have heard her scream. What happens if the Death Eaters come to investigate? I'm so curious! I will definitely be reading on!


Author's Response: Hello!! :D You're awesome for reviewing this story, I really appreciate it!! I imagine the Death Eater society, especially as it gets on its feet again, to be very elaborate and ceremonial to convince the participants that what they're doing is noble and righteous, while the dirty work goes on behind the scenes. Which makes it all the more frightening in a way.

Well of course you know the answers to these, but I'm glad you were asking them at the time of reading, that's so exciting for me as an author to hear the speculations.

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!! :D

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Review #13, by Penelope Inkwell Prologue

22nd July 2015:
Oh my gracious, WHAT a prologue!

I am absolutely sucked in, dying to figure out what is going on.

I love how you really characterize the Slytherin/Pureblood dilemma. It's easy for Harry and the others to think of the Death Eaters as monsters--and in many ways they are. But for all the kids in Slytherin House, all those who didn't choose to fight or who went along with things they might have been uneasy about, those were their parents and uncles and childhood friends. They had seen those people be kind and gentle. It was impossible to think of them as evil. You do a wonderful job in showing that human side, and how difficult it must be to straddle those worlds, since it seems clear our heroine has some blood traitor sympathies.

I'm dying to know who they are, and what he needed to close his mind to hide. This is a very well-written prologue. Tense, full of questions, leaves me wanting more. Excellent!


Author's Response: Hi Penny, thank you so much for this! :D

I'm glad that you're intrigued by this prologue. It's the first thing I EVER wrote for HPFF and will always have that special place in my heart. It's so interesting to really jump into the Slytherins and what their own personal tragedies and dilemmas were at this period in time.

Thank you so much! :D

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Review #14, by Niki The End

22nd July 2015:
I couldn't put this down! Love it! It's written really well and kept me hooked through out can't wait to read the sequel!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! :D :)

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Review #15, by Issielikespie12 Prologue

20th July 2015:
I really like it so far. Great Story!

Author's Response: Thank you! :D

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Review #16, by Meredith The End

19th July 2015:
So wonderful and cannot wait for the sequel! Your weaving of canon into the story was brilliant and I am very curious if you plan on staying with DH epilogue canon. Either way, can't wait.

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Meredith! :) I really appreciate you reading and reviewing!

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Review #17, by Meredith The Fall of the Ministry

19th July 2015:
I feel like I need to leave a review (or 50) as this story has been amazing. You have written all of the characters so well, making them so multifaceted that we still care about all of them even though they have some questionable morals. I'm looking ahead and I'm really really hoping that you're planning on finishing this series. :)

Author's Response: YOU are amazing! Thank you so much for this review, and for following this story. I promise that I intend to finish it... though at this rate, it might not be anytime soon. :P Thank you! :D

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Review #18, by W The Prank

11th July 2015:
Loved this. Thank you for creating such a wonderful story. It's an interesting view behind slytherin eyes.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you're liking the story! ♥

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Review #19, by TheEmeraldSnake143 The Visitor

3rd July 2015:
Hey I have no clue if you even read comments on your old stories anymore. But I thought I'd share with you how much I enjoy your writing style (even if it is morbid). I know that there is still so much of this story left to read, but I am already trying to put together how I think it will end. Also I love how you chose an unconventional character to write from. It's unique and I adore it.- M

Author's Response: Hello! :) I definitely read and appreciate all reviews and comments. Thank you so much for your kind words! It means so much to hear that people are enjoying this story. You're awesome! ♥

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Review #20, by LittleMissAutumn The End

9th May 2015:

Author's Response: Hey!!! :D I'm so excited that you liked the story, even though it's too bad about your homework! :P Thank you so much (and he is a hoot, haha LOVE the pun!). ♥

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Review #21, by Ash The End

8th May 2015:
I can't believe I reached The End! Seriously so happy when I found this story, it's the only really thought-out Pureblood Culture fanfic I've found so far. Your writing has developed greatly throughout this series and I'm jumping right in to book two! Thank you!

Author's Response: Hello!! :) Thanks so much, it's awesome to hear that you liked the story and the representation of the purebloods. I love writing Tor's story and getting amazing reviews like this just makes me so happy!!

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Review #22, by ginny robles The Horror

23rd April 2015:
i love this its such good riting

Author's Response: Thank you so much!!! :D :D

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Review #23, by marauder5 The Guests

9th April 2015:
I really loved getting more of an insight to Tor's home life. Obviously it's different now, because of everything going on with Voldemort, but you can really see how that environment has shaped her. I can instantly feel her becoming more like Astoria and less like Tor, if that makes sense.

You really manage to convey a lot of emotions in me as a reader with your writing. I mean, in the HP books, the Death Eaters breaking out of Azkaban seemed like a disaster for me. But with the way you have made me love Pyxis and Theo, I can't help but feel thrilled for them, because they get to have their dad back! It's really quite paradoxical, the way I feel about it... But well done on your part. This whole story really makes the reader think of the other side in a whole different light.

It's also so fascinating to hear these characters paint the Aurors out to be the bad guys. I'm sure Moody would have never intentionally hurt a child, but whether it's true or not that he's the one to blame for their deaths, I'm sure that's how the Death Eaters and people on their side would make it sound.

Things just keep getting worse, aren't they? Now Yaxley has control over Thicknesse and I suppose they'll control the rest of the Ministry too any day now. It's all so perfectly written and built up, and I just fall more and more in love with this story for each chapter. You have such a beautiful talent and I really hope you're as proud of this story as you should be x

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Review #24, by marauder5 The Goodbye

8th April 2015:
Possible futures beyond reach... Yes, Dumbledore's death really means a shift in Tor's future. Knowing all the things that are going to change in the Wizarding World in the very near future, reading of Tor's final moments at Hogwarts this term is even sadder to me. I mean, Terry most likely won't return, since he's a Muggleborn. Is this the last they will see of each other in a REALLY long time? It makes me sad to think that maybe the next time she sees him, will be in Malfoy Manor, the bit from the epilogue.

So it was Pyxis who put the dead snake in their bed! Like Tor, I found that I wasn't really angry about it. I'd rather he did it than someone else, because he would do it out of concern, not to threaten her. After all, he has kept her secret so far. And I just loved Pyxis that much more when he (sort of) made up with Taurus. That was so sweet. i've felt so bad for Taurus this whole time and I keep thinking that (maybe apart from Terry and his friends who really are purely good) (and Ginny) (and maybe Taurus) Pyxis is the best friend Tor has. And now he's established that even more for me.

But wait! Did her father catch her staring at Terry? Will he realize what's going on now? As much as he may love his daughter I'm absolutely terrified of what he might do to her if he actually catches on to them. Maybe, somehow, she will be able to convince him it's not true, though. I really hope so.

Again, this was another great chapter! I know I'm reading it way later than when you posted it but that's amazing that it had been a year since you posted the first chapter! I loved the story already in the beginning and it has only kept getting better. I for one am very excited for the progression into Deathly Hallows territory. I can't wait to hear about what will go on over summer, and the new school year with the Carrows. I'm very excited to read more.

Oh and if I haven't mentioned it in this review yet, thank you so much for being such an incredible writer and for sharing your beautiful story x

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Review #25, by marauder5 The Dark

8th April 2015:
Reading Tor's conversation with Theo just got me thinking about how much has changed since the start of this story. It's just getting so much darker (fits well with the chapter title!) and it's also getting more and more interesting. As things get more and more serious outside the school, the same things happen in Tor's life and you've portrayed that perfectly, not just in that conversation but in the overall tone of the story in the recent chapters.

And then, of course, you balance it out perfectly by having Griz Goyle trip and show her granny pants. Perfect!

I absolutely loved the little antidote of Flitwick having to let in a group of students who were forced to sleep in the corridor. JKR is an expert at making up little stories like that and this one would have fit right in one of her books. Brilliant!!

Honestly, I marvel over and over at how beautiful your writing is at times. Those paragraphs starting with "And I wish the story could end there." were just so well written, and I definitely felt what Tor was feeling right then. Wouldn't it have been wonderful if Dumbledore would have been around to help here? It all might have worked out for her and Terry.

It was so interesting to see experience the night Dumbledore's dies from a different perspective. It must have been hell, sitting down in that common room and not knowing what was going on, which must have been what that night was like for most students at Hogwarts. Of course, in Tor's and many of the Slytherin's case, they know the Death Eaters up there fighting. It was perfectly written and I have to tell you again how amazed I am by your writing each time I read a chapter. Your descriptions are absolutely perfect and I'm SO happy that I found this story and I can't thank you enough for writing it. You're amazing x

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