Ultima Ratio

Teen_RiddleSummary: When Hermione gains allegiance of the Elder Wand in 1998 during a rather gruesome fight, she attempts to break the Unbreakable Wand. This throws her back in time to the 1943, where she meet Tom Riddle while he is still at Hogwarts in his sixth year. As she attempts to gain knowledge of how to get back into her own timeline without effecting the future too much, she ends up in a battle of wits and power with the future Lord Voldemort himself and Grindlewald as well. When Tom takes a liking to Hermione despite his dark nature, she has to decide whether she overcome her past to possibly change the future.

Status: Good

Opinion: This story had a lot of very good points and a lot of good battle action scenes that made sense and actually made it seem like the fights were a challenge. The magical theory that is explored in the story is plausible and fascinating. Hermione’s thought process on this one is very complex and the reader can tell that she is very conflicted. At the same time, there were some points that it seems like the characters weren’t changing all that much. The relationship was hard to understand because it didn’t seem to progress much further than selfish reasons and neither character (Tom or Hermione) seemed to understand their own feelings either, which made their thought processes hard to follow. There was also a distinct need for proofreading and fact checking in this storyline as well; there were a lot of errors in major canon spelling that threw me off throughout the storyline.

Length: 737.648 words

Pairings: Tom Riddle/Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger

Warnings: Child Abuse, Abusive relationship, mild gore, dark, time travel

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/420124/chapters/700131

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