After Harry's first year, Vernon Dursley tried to hit Harry, but missed, and so Harry was locked away for the summer. What if Vernon hadn't missed?
- This is already intriguing. I take it that Jason is either a vampire elder or one of the Horcruxed immortals introduced in Companions of the White Warlock, a colleague of Theseus'. Either way, now that we've all had a chance to get the foul taste of that Epicac out of our mouths, this time it looks like the good doctor of multiverse histories will lecture on the collisions of agendas and their consequences somewhat more clearly than in past efforts. I'm ready to follow along and learn.
Author's responseReal life is very busy right now, so I hope to be able to put up a chapter every two weeks or so, hopefully more quickly later. I haven't noticed any AU stories starting between Years 1&2, so thought I'd try it (I really can't think of anything I'd want to write from where canon left us). Yes, the basic idea of Jason and Brotherhood come from 'White Warlock'.
- Nice start, and nice to read another new story from you. I was wondering just last week if we'd heard the last of you, following your rebuttal to DH. Quite a few authors seem to have left the fandom, or paused in their output.
As always the idea of Hermione standing by her best friend - as per the vow mentioned at the end of this chapter - is a powerful one that attracts me greatly. Minerva too, hey?
I couldn't understand at all Vernon's thought processes in abandoning Harry in his own house? Seemed crazy. I'm glad Moody spelled it out for me.
Setting this with Harry so young is interesting, and I like the idea of some childlike innocence being put into the mix. I just hope you don't have Harry mature too quickly until he is a clone of how you have portrayed him in most of your other stories. If Jason does train him for six months subjective time, making him wise to the ways of the world, then there's likely to be a big difference between him and Ron/Hermione (even though they all grew up a bit with their adventure at the end of first year). It'll be interesting to see how you handle the first reunion of the Trio.
Author's responseHarry will wind up training for about a year, making him just over 13. Hermione will be 13 a few weeks later. As for Ron . . . I haven't forgiven him for running out on Harry and Hermione.
- Now -that- is a most interesting start to a story. It will be interesting to see just exactly who "Jason & Co." are (I can resist asking if they got fleeced at one time). It's going to be very interesting to see how things go at such time as Harry returns to Britain and Hogwarts; I suspect much will have changed on both sides. I'll admit, I'm sad to see Hedwig killed, I rather like her, but this does leaves open the option for an interesting new familiar or familiars.
I can understand Vernon's thought processes, and I dearly hope he gets all that's due him. If the time magics of this isle are strong enough, I would hope he makes it back in time to testify against the Dursleys.
Finally, this reader is quite glad and relieved that you've not quite fandom and fanfiction; I rather enjoy your work.
- An interesting idea. As you said in an earlier response, I don't remember seeing very many AU stories that begin between first and second year...except for ones where Harry goes back in time to do it all over again.
I look forward to seeing this updated, even if it is irregularly. I have read all of your stories, and have enjoyed them all. Personally, I find that your more-historically based backgrounds for the wizarding world are much better developed (and less full of plot holes) than that of Ms. Rowling.
Can't wait to see where this one is going, though...let's see...Greek...Jason...all we need is some Golden Fleece, and we're all set to go.
Keep up the excellent work.