Board the train once again as a new group of students comes to Hogwarts! Our hero, Liam Wren, will be sorted and introduced to some new friends. He'll also tangle with a rival. Liam has some well-developed magical abilities, but school magic is something altogether different, and not all of it comes easy for him. Then, he will be troubled by strange dreams, and the haunting words, "Wizard, where are the egg theives?"
Originally published on HPFF, this edition is completely revised and updated for its new home.
Introduction to our hero, Liam Wren, and his family. Liam receives a mysterious pamphlet.
A man from Ministry visits Liam and his family. Liam learns about a magical great-uncle, and he receives an inheritance, including a wand.
Annie's brother Charlie visits. Liam shows off his wizard money, and hears about Uncle Barney and Charlie's former fiancee, Alice. Later, Liam's father Sean arrives with a surprise suggestion.
Liam and his family visit Diagon Alley and meet Hermione Granger. Liam meets Mike Bendrix, another First Year, and the two become fast friends.
Liam practices with Hexwood's wand, and investigates his potion kit. At King's Cross Station, he meets Lara, a pretty girl who doesn't seem to like him.
Liam meets Philip Harkenborough, who will become a good friend, and clashes with his new rival, Cyrus Kane. We see the Dragon Wand for the first time.
Liam and friends make their way to the Great Hall for sorting. On the way, they meet Hagrid, Grawp, and Professor Gregor, Head of Slytherin.
I heavily revised this chapter from its original version on HPFF. The new version contains accurate descriptions of the Hufflepuff common room, courtesy of Pottermore.
Liam has a strange dream, that is the start of something very important. Later, he has a confrontation with his Potion Master, in a scene reminiscent of, and yet quite different from, the familiar scene in Philosopher's Stone.
Liam finds that magic at school is still school. He also learns that a certain girl likes him, another one hates him, and he decides that a third is mental.
Liam goes up to the Owlry to send a letter. He happens upon lonely, homesick Sadie, and tries his best to comfort her.
Liam gets into his first fight. He earns detention from Professor Gregor. Gregor worries about Liam handling the Dragon Wand.
Liam has a strange, scary dream about a dragon, and begins a haphazard investigation.
Liam and friends begin their investigation of Madagascan Dragons. A group of Slytherins scold Cyrus. Umberto Calais makes an important connection.
Liam becomes increasingly frustrated with his wand, and attempts a transfiguration without it. Later, he challenges Lucida Guishar to a duel.
During a rainy Hogsmeade weekend, Liam and his friends meet up with Paul and the Gryffindors for a game of Capture the Hat. First meeting between Liam and Gillian. These next two chapters are amongst my favourites.
Liam and Gillian battle Paul and his team in a rousing game of Capture the Hat. Plus: Liam overhears something that Lara did not want him to know.
Liam gets a new Potion partner, and learns something he didn't know. Your loyal writer attempts some blank verse.
Sadie asks to study with Liam. He teaches her History of Magic, and she drills him on Formal Magic. Your loyal writer makes creative use of The Silmarilion.
Most all of my books have a Christmas chapter. My manuscript Every Time You Speak (currently unfinished), takes place almost entirely at Christmastime. This is the first of four Christmas-themed chapters for Dragon Wand.
Liam attends a mandatory meeting for Muggleborns. On the train ride home, someone falls asleep.
Liam spends some time at home with his family, and writes Holiday greetings to his friends.
Morwena Felwich attends a Christmas Eve party at the exclusive Emerald Club. Vanessa Ables is awkardly friendly. Umberto Calais lays a trap for Cyrus Kane.
Morwena's coven attack Sadie, but are thwarted by brave Gryffindors. Liam and Lara have a spat. Stacy mediates.
Morwena gets scolded by her prefect and by Umberto. Liam tangles once again with Cyrus Kane. He is betrayed, and earns detention.
Liam serves detention with Gregor, and gets a lecture from the Bloody Baron!
Liam has a particularly vivid dream about the red dragon. At Philip's urging, he turns to Sadie for help.
Sadie takes the lead into the investigation of Liam's dragon dreams. She makes some crucial discoveries.
Liam, Sadie and Philip continue to gather information as they try to solve the mystery of Liam's dragon dreams.
Liam and Sadie ask Umberto about the maker of the Dragon Wand. Professor Gregor learns of the investigation and begins monitoring it.
Liam and Sadie observe Cyrus and the Dragon Wand, and they have a revelation. Someone gets detention, and someone else narrowly avoids a bat booger shower.
Professor Gregor questions wandmaker Lars Stilgrevsen about the Dragon Wand.
A recap of the 2006 Quidditch season. Your loyal writer revisits his old neighborhood. The chapter ends on a cliffhanger.
What danger lurkes in the Eaves of the Forest? Read on!
Liam and Lara spend the night in the Hospital Wing. Friends come to visit. In the morning, Liam uncovers a problem.
Liam and Cyrus both have a miserable day at school. Ends with a summons to McGonagall's office.
This is the full story behind the Dragon Wand, of which the Dragon Dreams have only been brief clips.
Liam speaks to a friend of the Guishar family, Frank Pemberton, as they prepare for the legal battle for the Dragon Wand.
The legal battle for the Dragon Wand. I made substantial edits to this chapter from the original version posted on HPFF. I moved the location of the hearing from Room 317 to the office conference room, a room that I utilise in later stories.
Your loyal storyteller wraps up some loose ends, and sends Liam and company back to London. This this the last chapter!