Reading Reviews for Vulpes Arcanum
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Review #1, by Lululuna New Friends

30th December 2013:
Hello! :) I'm here for Day 4 of the 12 Days of Reviewing Challenge on the forums.

I really like this as a first chapter! I don't think I've ever read a story set in this era and with a character who is a little older than the next generation. It's interesting to see what kind of impact the war and the battle of Hogwarts would have on people who were kids at the time, and I liked how they respected Bittersworth more because he had, and of course admired Ron and Harry for it. I think the era after the war and before the next generation is really original in how there might still be conflicts going on and business for the Aurors to attend to.

Vince and Ben seem like wonderful characters as well. I really liked Vince being an Animagus and how that was given a lot of attention: I liked how the other Aurors were impressed by that and how it gave him an edge in the department, as by the sounds of things being an Animagus was quite unusual and difficult. I imagine being a fox would be quite useful for spying and other things as well!

Even more, I loved the story of why he decided to become an Animagus and the tie-in to canon with Bellatrix killing the fox. I remember reading that and thinking how sad and unfair that moment was for the poor fox, so putting that into the story was really original and interesting! :) I liked the other nods to canon, such as with Neville leaving to become a teacher at Hogwarts and how much that would have meant to him.

The bromance between Ben and Vince seems great as well and I'm excited to see more of them: they both seem so earnest and likeable. I think the dynamics of the Auror department and what it would have been like being a new Auror have so much room for creativity so I'm looking forward to see how you run with that. :)

Good job, this was a great first chapter! :D

Author's Response: Thank you for your review and feedback!
I got really excited by this idea and I have a lot of it planned out, but I have not exactly had much time for writing recently. I also wanted to get an idea of how much response it would get.
Keep reading :)

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Review #2, by Slaidback New Friends

29th June 2013:
Nice start. I like the outsider perspective on the post-hogwarts period. The story is good. I have a slight problem in which you added a author's note in the middle of your story. It breaks up the flow of the story, you didn't need to add the disclaimer in the middle of the story, the story did it for you. Keep writing.

Author's Response: I know, but it was the only way I could get it validated. I really wanted to be sure so that I didn't get in trouble with anyone... but thanks! I have the first half of the plot all laid out, but I don't have it written just yet. My computer broke down, so until I get it fixed I'm not going to be able to add new chapters.
Thanks so much for reviewing!

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