An interesting variation on a standard theme. Harry's early emancipation brings a welcome twist. I liked how you handled the obligatory shopping spree. Thank you for not having him pay the equivalent of sixty or seventy thousand dollars on a few suits and a handfull of other clothing. It never ceases to amaze me when a writer converts Galleons to Pounds, and then throws it all out by having him buy things at about three thousand percent more than they should cost.
OK, That said, The attack in Diagon Alley is well done and shows a level of both ferocity and physical fitness in the DE's that is normally not seen. I have placed this on my alerts list, and eagerly await the next page. Alorkin