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Liam Wren and the Dragon Wand by KJ Cartmell

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Summary:

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.


Rating: Teen Audiences [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar
Category: Harry Potter Universe
Characters: Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Advisories: Derogatory Language
HPFT Forum House: Hufflepuff
Genre: Drama
Inclusivity: PTSD
Pairings: OC/OC
Story Type: Novel (50,000+ words)
Themes: Bullying
Challenge:
Series: None
Chapters: 40 Completed: Yes
Words: 123256 Reads: 2477
Published: 28 Mar 2018 Updated: 14 May 2018





1. Chapter 1: The Normal Boy by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2504 words)

Introduction to our hero, Liam Wren, and his family. Liam receives a mysterious pamphlet.


2. Chapter 2: The Mysterious Visitor by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2968 words)

A man from Ministry visits Liam and his family. Liam learns about a magical great-uncle, and he receives an inheritance, including a wand.


3. Chapter 3: Memories of War by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2619 words)

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.


4. Chapter 4: The Pregnant Hero by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3400 words)

Liam and his family visit Diagon Alley and meet Hermione Granger. Liam meets Mike Bendrix, another First Year, and the two become fast friends.


5. Chapter 5: Between Two Worlds by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2600 words)

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.


6. Chapter 6: The Train Ride North by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2510 words)

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.


7. Chapter 7: A Conversation with a Hat by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2978 words)

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.


8. Chapter 8: The Badger's Den by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3013 words)

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.


9. Chapter 9: The Scent of Jasmine Heather by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2706 words)

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.


10. Chapter 10: Formal Magic by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3197 words)

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.


11. Chapter 11: Owl Post by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2782 words)

Liam goes up to the Owlry to send a letter. He happens upon lonely, homesick Sadie, and tries his best to comfort her.


12. Chapter 12: The Consequences of Violence by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2791 words)

Liam gets into his first fight. He earns detention from Professor Gregor. Gregor worries about Liam handling the Dragon Wand.


13. Chapter 13: The Voice of the Dragon by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2396 words)

Liam has a strange, scary dream about a dragon, and begins a haphazard investigation.


14. Chapter 14: Dragon Lore by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2447 words)

Liam and friends begin their investigation of Madagascan Dragons. A group of Slytherins scold Cyrus. Umberto Calais makes an important connection.


15. Chapter 15: Ruffled Feathers by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2480 words)

Liam becomes increasingly frustrated with his wand, and attempts a transfiguration without it. Later, he challenges Lucida Guishar to a duel.


16. Chapter 16: A Day with the Gryffindors by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2570 words)

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.


17. Chapter 17: Battle on the Grand Staircase by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3019 words)

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.


18. Chapter 18: Potions Partner by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2941 words)

Liam gets a new Potion partner, and learns something he didn't know. Your loyal writer attempts some blank verse.


19. Chapter 19: Sadie's Request by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3138 words)

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.


20. Chapter 20: Christmas in the Badger's Den by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3769 words)

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


21. Chapter 21: Homeward Bound by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2559 words)

Liam attends a mandatory meeting for Muggleborns. On the train ride home, someone falls asleep.


22. Chapter 22: Christmas Letters by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3469 words)

Liam spends some time at home with his family, and writes Holiday greetings to his friends.


23. Chapter 23: Christmas at the Emerald Club by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3620 words)

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.


24. Chapter 24: Chocolate and Other Remedies by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3799 words)

Morwena's coven attack Sadie, but are thwarted by brave Gryffindors. Liam and Lara have a spat. Stacy mediates.


25. Chapter 25: The Stinging Curse by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3432 words)

Morwena gets scolded by her prefect and by Umberto. Liam tangles once again with Cyrus Kane. He is betrayed, and earns detention.


26. Chapter 26: A Very Long Night by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2737 words)

Liam serves detention with Gregor, and gets a lecture from the Bloody Baron!


27. Chapter 27: Call for Help by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2464 words)

Liam has a particularly vivid dream about the red dragon. At Philip's urging, he turns to Sadie for help.


28. Chapter 28: The Working Hypothesis by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2566 words)

Sadie takes the lead into the investigation of Liam's dragon dreams. She makes some crucial discoveries.


29. Chapter 29: Making Inquiries by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2988 words)

Liam, Sadie and Philip continue to gather information as they try to solve the mystery of Liam's dragon dreams.


30. Chapter 30: The Ferrari of Wands by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2689 words)

Liam and Sadie ask Umberto about the maker of the Dragon Wand. Professor Gregor learns of the investigation and begins monitoring it.


31. Chapter 31: The Precious Object by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3770 words)

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.


32. Chapter 32: A Visit with Stilgrevsen by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2707 words)

Professor Gregor questions wandmaker Lars Stilgrevsen about the Dragon Wand.


33. Chapter 33: One Day Pays for All by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (4905 words)

A recap of the 2006 Quidditch season. Your loyal writer revisits his old neighborhood. The chapter ends on a cliffhanger.


34. Chapter 34: The Eaves of the Forest by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3319 words)

What danger lurkes in the Eaves of the Forest? Read on!


35. Chapter 35: Aftershocks by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (2476 words)

Liam and Lara spend the night in the Hospital Wing. Friends come to visit. In the morning, Liam uncovers a problem.


36. Chapter 36: The Hundred Galleon Question by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3680 words)

Liam and Cyrus both have a miserable day at school. Ends with a summons to McGonagall's office.


37. Chapter 37: Stilgrevsen and the Dragon by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (4508 words)

This is the full story behind the Dragon Wand, of which the Dragon Dreams have only been brief clips. 


38. Chapter 38: Pemberton by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3203 words)

Liam speaks to a friend of the Guishar family, Frank Pemberton, as they prepare for the legal battle for the Dragon Wand.


39. Chapter 39: The Will of the Wand by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 0] (3137 words)

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.


40. Chapter 40: The Long Goodbye by KJ Cartmell [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (4400 words)

Your loyal storyteller wraps up some loose ends, and sends Liam and company back to London. This this the last chapter!