Review for Harry Potter and the Distaff Side

Harry Potter and the Distaff Side

(#) Terdwilicker 2008-06-21

Hmm. Where to go from here? Just how dark is the Dark Lady Riddle? And how much of this story is actually about gender bias? A major portion of it has been how men treat women as sex objects to toy with and dump, only from the reverse perspective which is trickier to write and a bit clever too.

Additionally, Luna remains herself, which implies all sorts of things. One possibility is that a seer is actually a multidimensional being, a minor god, like the Fae. Luna is herself in all versions of reality. She's either somewhat helpless in the face of existence OR she's way more powerful than she lets on. The ministry 6 events in book 5 suggests the latter. Other than being punched out by Lucious, she held her own with Harry, Ginny, and Neville, who are all magically powerful equals of Voldemort (two due to the prophecy, Ginny due to the possession and expansion of her core in book 2). That Luna is as powerful as these enhanced wizards and witch implies a lot. It also implies she's playing crazy, as fanon often suggests. So, is Luna the next Dark Lady, and Harry's gf after Riddle falls?