Oh my goodness, WHAT a story!
I stumbled upon this, quite by accident, and I'm so very glad I did. It's just so beautifully written, so well thought out, so full of well-developed characters, so deliciously good, so different, so original, so sad, so so so...argh!! I absolutely adore it.
One day, when I can string a sentence together, I will leave a better review. Until then, I leave you this incoherent declaration of love for your story.
I'm pretty chuffed with this review, actually... Delighted you enjoyed it, thank you!
Did you seriously just casually execute Seamus Finnigan right after giving us hope with a ceasefire? Seriously? That's just evil.
On another level, though, once I got over that massive punch to the gut (I adore Seamus), it actually did make sense to me. Seamus always had a temper, and he was very close to a lot of people who either we know died or it seems likely that they died. I can see him breaking under that and in the midst of war.
I like that Draco is sad about it, too - and that Hermione has either hardened to the point that she isn't or is just unwilling to show that to the enemy. Draco has always held the cards - as she says, he's been fighting for the right to kill Muggles at will and she's been fighting for the right to not be murdered - and it's a lot easier for him to open up to her in some ways than it would be for her to open up to him. But once he cracks the door open, she's willing to at least peer through it, which is the Hermione through and through.
This is so, so good. You got amazing lines, and their character development is just so believable. I can't wait to read on.
Ughhhhh this is so good, omg.
You're taking on such difficult and complex topics - I didn't think that it could get more extreme than the utter destruction of civilization and a descent into complete anarchy, but I stand corrected! Having to unite two groups who absolutely despise each other to avoid destruction is even tougher - and, intentional or not, it's pretty poignant given the state of the world today.
I love your depiction of Draco. His noticing Hermione feels natural and not a big deal on the face of it, but you've written it in such a way that there's definite subtext and interest on his part - even though I doubt Draco is aware of that himself!
Ahhh this is so good, omg. Amazing job.
Hi! I came across this and thought I'd stop by with a review. :)
I love war-torn!Draco stories to a ridiculous degree. I think that he's an amazing character and I'm always so fascinated by different authors' takes on him, and this is one of the better ones I've seen so far. The crushing guilt and shame is perfect, and I love the idea of his punishment essentially being stripped of all magic.
The way you describe the war is absolutely chilling - and absolutely realistic. I love the clear descent into chaos and madness, and it fits perfectly with the idea of Greyback in charge. Voldemort was evil, but he was authoritarian - you never got the sense in the books that Greyback cared about anything but his own immediate gratification, and you've carried that to its logical conclusion brilliantly.
Adding this to my favorites, and I can wait to see more of it! Keep up the good work!
I'm delighted you liked it so far - this story is admittedly somewhat depressing, but I love exploring the dystopian possibilites of canon. Draco has so many angles as a character to explore that I can't seem to stop writing about him.