The Last Battle has been fought, and Harry Potter has won. The price, however, has been high. Nearly every person Harry cared for is dead, maimed, or otherwise injured. The magical culture of Bri...
(#) whatareyouevensaying 2006-06-03 09:23:26 AMEww...her breasts? I could've gone without that mental image, but you've definitely established her insanity. I liked Snape's perspective, especially how often he was mistaken about where specific ideas came from. You're doing an excellent job with this story, I only hope the next update comes soon.
Author's responseWell, she needs her hands, you know. As for the image, if you've seen the list of up=coming chapters I've posted on Schnoogle, now you know why the next chapter is called what it is.
- Yuck. That is all I can say about Bellatrix' proposed sacrifice. It is completely in character for the commonest fan view of her - virtually in love with Voldemort and a serious BDSM addict. However, I still say "Yuck".
That aside, there are a few issues to be resolved - What is Percy's role? Has he fallen to the dark, or was he approached by an authority figure who was, unknown to him, a Death Eater?
Much remains to be seen.
BenRG's Rating: 7/10
Author's responseIf the sequence wasn't clear, sorry if I skipped too much.
Voldie got a contact from the days of Grindelwald to get the three things he needs (bone, blood, Bella).
It would be fairly open knowledge that Harry would be at the Burrow at some point during the Christmas Holiday.
The contact put the Imperius on Percy and then waited. He then had Percy interfere with the twin's prank, resulting in Harry getting bloody.
(#) sailorchick321 2006-06-03 12:00:56 PMso who put percy under the imperius? and who is this evil warlock that voldimort keeps going to?
Author's responseWell, Rowling has said (book 2 wasn't it?) that Volde went and studied Dark Arts abroad and underwent various Dark ceremonies. Well, here is one of those he worked with. His name will be mentioned in a later chapter
As the chapter indicated, Voldemort's contact from Grindelwald's people collected the ingrediants, so he had Percy put under the Imperius.
- Heh. One of the characteristics of many Dr. T stories, you often have neither Harry nor Voldemort (or Dumbledore) alone at the top of the magic world. Voldemort needing assistance to get a body is a nice little slant on things; most other stories have him doing things entirely on his own.
Probably about time for the bad guy(s) to put one over our heroes; Riddle got away two chapters ago, and now he's imperiused Percy to get some of Harry's blood. Plus the oversight on not vacating all the Riddle graves.
Snape continues to bemuse me. An obsessed Snape, irrational in his subconscious undirected hatred of Harry is one thing. This one knows, intellectually, that he hates Harry, and why; you'd think he would have enough brainpower to reason his way around it. I don't have any sympathy for him at all, the man's an idiot, ruled by his baser emotions. Bah!
Nice picture of how things are improving at Hogwarts, viz the students' integration.
Bellatrix at the cauldron, ready to slice off her ..... ugh. That's an image I didn't need.
Enjoying the story!
Author's responseI just can't visualize one person that far ahead of a curve. And if Volemort was (say) that powerful, why he wouldn't have had less problems shaking up the entire world, magical & muggle. And yes, Voldemort needed a win.
Of course, Harry thinks 'outside the box' in this story