The Hog’s Head

Hogs HeadSummary: After the defeat of Voldemort, Harry and Ginny rekindle their relationship; quickly discovering that their relationship seems to be going very easily. Ginny goes back to Hogwarts for her last year, while Harry decides that he would like to run the Hog’s Head in Hogsmeade, just to be closer to her. However, running a business isn’t as easy as Harry believes and as Death Eater related vandalism begins to disrupt his life, Harry starts to wonder if he will ever be just normal. As not only Harry, but also Ginny is targeted, Harry finds himself entering the Auror program just to solve the mystery of who is behind the mysterious happenings in Hogsmeade.

Status: Good

Opinion: This story was well laid out with multiple suspense filled moments that made it seem like a mystery novel. The relationship between Harry and Ginny seemed rushed at first, but as the story progressed and the stressors changed, so too did the strength of the relationship. Their high level of connectiveness was also explain rather nicely in the end as well. The idea of Harry running away from anything regarding academics or the Auror program was a good one that lead to a lot of discussions.

Length: 386.745 words

Pairings: Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom/OC

Warnings: mild mentions of torture

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4215900/chapters/9530346

Life Agendas

Part 2 of 3 part seriesA-1033BK

Summary: After Harry and Draco find out that they are not only soul mates and Ukatae, but are also Emperors of the Ukatae realm, they must handle taking over the wizarding and the Ukatae realm with as little dissent as possible. They discover that one of their close friends is a goddess and seems content with causing as much romantic chaos, babies, and Ukatae as possible. When virtually everyone close to Harry and Draco have been changed to Ukatae, they decide that it is time to take over the Ukatae realm and stop the violence there. It is during this time that the struggle between master and slave comes to life with unusual results.

Status: Good

Opinion: While the first fanfiction in this series was horribly laid out, this one allowed the readers to immerse themselves into the story. Having the background from the first fanfiction helped with the reading of the second immensely. The character relationships were developed slowly and carefully instead of suddenly and the story progressed at a nice speed. Though the story is long, there are enough mini-climaxes to make the story interesting and it culminates in the final battle very well. The transition in the third story left it so you want to read on further to see what happens to certain characters, but wraps up the rest of the storyline nicely. The reader could stop at this story if they wanted to. That being said, a lot of the interactions seemed out of character even in the current storyline.

Length: 661.990 words

Pairings: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter, Severus Snape/Hermione Granger, Lucius Malfoy/Sirius Black, Ginny Weasley/Blaise Zabini, Pansy Parkinson/Charlie Weasley, Tom Riddle/Luna Lovegood, Dudley Dursley/Neville Longbottom, OC/OC

Warnings: Creature Fic, Dark Harry/Hermione, very gory, ritualistic

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/540774/chapters/961232

 

DAYDverse: Sluagh

9706a6c86f8dcf551c4da48cd6acba10As the second fan fiction in my filter blog, I am going to progress to the next logical choice: the sequel to Dumbledore’s Army: The Year of Darkness.

Summary: Sluagh is set in the future, roughly 5 years after the Battle of Hogwarts.  Neville has become an Auror temporarily until the next training class comes through and ready to be in the field.  There is someone named the “Sluagh” in Ireland who is killing other people for unknown reasons. They have good reason to believe that it is one of the “lieutenants” from Dumbledore’s Army.  Neville feels that it is his job to take care of his Army and finds himself in a world that he knows nothing about.

Status: Good

Opinion: The tale starts out very well, with a lot of interaction between Neville and the muggle world (namely Irish), however it does take a strange (even for the Harry Potter universe) turn into the severe supernatural, including inter dimensional travel and demons. The story doesn’t quite end the way that you expect it to either. While not as good as the first story in the Trilogy (third fan fiction still to be finished), it is still well-written, descriptive, and the characters stay consistent throughout (i.e. no out of character interactions). It still made me cry to say the least, but it almost feels like the second part of the story could be another fan fiction.

Length: Novel length with 28 chapters and 210,934 words.

Pairings: Neville/Hannah Abbott, Harry/Ginny, Susan Bones/Seamus Finnigan

Warnings: Similar to the first fan fiction, this is bloody, gory, a little scary (horror-wise) near the end, and has quite a lot of death.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/753566/chapters/1407536

Dumbledore’s Army: The Year of Darkness

Neville-Longbottom-neville-longbottom-22817808-600-449Summary: The first fanfiction that I would recommend would be called “Dumbledore’s Army: The Year of Darkness.” This is basically a tale of Neville’s transformation from lowest in class to general of the army in the Battle of Hogwarts. The author wrote the world more detailed and emotional than even J.K. Rowling. If you like her writing, you would love Thanfiction’s rendition of Neville’s 7th year. It really is a fantastic mix of bravery, growing up fast, loyalty, and love in the face of fire.

Status: Fantastic

Length: 25 chapters that are similar to Rowling’s length if not longer. This is a true novel length. Words: 247,715.

Pairings: Neville/Hannah Abbott, Susan Bones/Ernie McMillian

Warnings: Not for the faint of heart. Lots of blood, death, torture. Imagine the 7th Harry Potter book with the death toll being quadrupled.

Link:    http://archiveofourown.org/works/753521

For all of those people who wanted to know what happened back at Hogwarts.