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Review #1, by red_headed_juliet A Phoenix in the Sky.

23rd June 2014:
Hey! Here for the swap.

I love missing moments, and I think you've done a great job of keeping everyone in cannon. I don't have the courage to try and write the trio, so it's nice to read something from Hermione's perspective.

I think you did a great job, starting with her describing Hogwarts, then going back to making her decision, talking to Harry and her parents (which was refreshing. I think this is the first time I've seen a fic including her parents, though I am in the middle of writing a piece from her mother's POV while in Australia.) I'm glad they like Ron.

I think you bring up a very good point, relating Voldemort to muggle dictators and the idea that you can't lock yourself away after bad things happen, especially if it's out of fear.

The entire message throughout the piece was strong, delivered tastefully, and it was well balanced with description, inner thought, dialogue, and exposition.

I like the idea of her tutoring after she returned, and McGonogall checking up on all the students.

It was a very well written piece I'm glad I got the opportunity to read.

Thanks for the swap! Until next time!

Author's Response: Thank you SO much for the review. I don't write the trio much myself, except as like parents in the next generation era or stuff, but this was originally a gift fic for a friend who likes Hermione.

And yes, I wanted to include Hermione's parents, because they are very much overlooked in canon and it does appear she has a relationship with them.

That idea about a piece about her mother in Australia sounds REALLY interesting. I must read that.

Actually, one thing I realised while writing this was how the wizarding wars and the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland run pretty much parallel. I've always compared the whole Sirius Black situation, but peace came to both less than a month apart and the first wizarding war must have started around 1970, which is only just after the beginning of the modern Troubles in 1968.

Thanks for the review and glad you liked the story.


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Review #2, by Missy_Janelle A Phoenix in the Sky.

2nd May 2014:
Hi, here for our review swap!

This was so wonderful! It was very cannon, and you wrote all the characters accurately. This was entirely believable. Actually, are you sure you're not JK Rowling in disguise?;) This was great, honestly. I'm very impressed.

Sorry this is so short. I can't write long reviews:)

Good job!

-Janelle

Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review. Don't worry about its being short. I'm just incapable of being anything but long-winded. I COULD blame it on my nationality, except even here, I've a reputation for talking rather a lot.

And wow, that's quite a compliment - a comparison with J.K. Rowling. Wouldn't it be hilarious if she did post fanfiction under a username?

Glad you liked the story and thanks so much for offering the swap.


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Review #3, by magnifique11 A Phoenix in the Sky.

7th April 2014:
I really loved this! It felt so accurate and wonderful and true the characters and the books. It was honestly such an enjoyable read and it almost felt like coming home, coming back to the books, you know? Excellent job portraying the characters, especially Hermione. :)

Author's Response: Thank you so much for this review.

I write a lot about OCs and minor characters, so I'm not used to having to keep characters "in character" so much, as a lot of the people I write about don't have as much depth to their character in the books. So I'm glad to know she seems in-character, especially since I was trying to balance the fact she's clearly a very strong character in canon with the fact that what happened to her was truly horrific and is bound to have some degree of psychological effects.

Glad you enjoyed it.


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