- WOW!! You've blown me away with your entire story you know... though this is my first review here, I review at ff.net. I got too anxious for the next chapter though and came and read it here... amazing...
- That was awesome. My god, that was sooo great! Thanks so much for the
chapter, Jono and thanks to the betas who helped!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
- Merry Christmas to everyone!
Thanks, Jono, for my first present this year!
I agree, this chapter was one of the best in all of SIAUL. I
definitely enjoyed the gunfire of action. I spent half the night
reading. Parts of it had to be read twice, of course, just because my
stomach was tingling happily in places. I liked your version of the
conversation between Voldie and Harry in the final confrontation. I
was glad to see that Harry is too much...well... Harry to just go and
use the killing curse. I think it happened for a reason in book 5 that
Harry couldn't use the Cruciatus curse. It reminded me that in the
trial you mentioned even Dark Harry preferred to use his sword rather
than curses for killing.
My personal favourite is when Harry tricks Voldie into the dead end
and explodes the floor. Of course, why use the stairs? He seems to
have developed a flair for dramatics when it is warranted.
About the Horcrux part: I simply assumed that, as Harry was emptied of
all magic and Voldemort of almost all magic because of the device, the
Horcrux was somehow messed up. Any comments here, Jono?
And while we're at it: I wondered what happens to the device. If it
really messes up the effect of a horcrux, it could be dead useful to
Harry for taking home - assuming he does return to his original world.
I wondered sometimes why Harry doesn't flame away from Voldemort more
often when in serious trouble. It could have saved him a few injuries.
Is it very draining or can he just not concentrate properly because of
the pain? Any ideas, comments, explanations?
Anyways, this chapter is a worthy finish to an awesome fanfic, one of
the highlights even among all the other great chapters we have already
seen. A few questions still remain to be answered in the epilogue. I
can't wait to read it.
Thank goodness this is a trilogy.
- Wow! That chapter was awesome! Great job, Jono! I now understand why
it takes you so long to get the chapters written... they're always so
incredibly full of intense action and great details... I've never read
anything like it. You are simply the best HP fanfic author ever! Nice
job, and keep up the great work!
- OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How cool was that!!!!!!!!!!!
so i just finished reading the lastest chapter and like it was
I can't wait for the next chapter!!!!!!!!
I love AU!!!!!!!!!
Anything is posible!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please update very soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS WILL BE RELEASED ON JULY 21, 2007!!
On 2/1/07, elvira_rtg <elvira_rtg@...> wrote:
> OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> How cool was that!!!!!!!!!!!
> so i just finished reading the lastest chapter and like it was
> I can't wait for the next chapter!!!!!!!!
> I love AU!!!!!!!!!
> Anything is posible!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> Please update very soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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- Wow, Jono! That was an awesome chapter! Great job! I really like how
Harry is still going to be able to go back to visit his parents. Harry
was thinking about bringing back his Ginny, Ron, and Hermione... maybe
he could bring back his Neville one time too so that he can finally
talk to his dad? I was really, REALLY suprised by the ending, you
threw me totally off guard! Riddle? I wasn't expecting it! Where's
Dumbledore? This is a really crazy idea... but maybe Dumbledore is
kind of like Voldemort in this world?
Awesome chapter, I can't wait for more! As always, you're a brilliant
writer! Keep up the great work!
- Wow Jono! Thanks for the quick update! I really liked this chapter.
In fact, I think it's one of my favorites so far. It was really
interesting to read about the whole thing that happened with Harry's
(the other Harry's) parents and him at St. Mungo's. I wonder who that
person was who blew up the wing... will we see him again later? I love
how you always give a short teaser for the upcoming chapters... I'm so
excited to read more and find out about how and if the others are going
to find out Harry's true identity! That'll be very interesting!
Keep up the great work!
- Finally I have a bit of time and a computer on my hands (I am in the
middle of travelling preparations for a journey to scotland!).
The chapter was, all in all, very nicely done and did contain a lot
of action, as promised. I particularly liked your description of how
Harry could wield a sword for hours without getting tired but writing
for a single lesson gave him cramps. It sums up his educational
background very nicely and I don't understand where some people get
their ideas of him knowing sixth year material. You described very
nicely how Harry felt odd with his dayly scedule being so - well -
normal and worrying about scoolwork just seems odd to him.
I also wonder what brought the dark stranger to Borgin's at just the
same time as Harry. Was Borgin being watched? It seems whoever the
stranger works for wanted Borgin safe for some reason. And it is
quite obvious that Harry is going to have a hard time dealing with
that stranger. Harry was mostly well rested before the encounter and
prepared when the fight began and he still almost died. Perhaps he
would do better to avoid further fights.
I have doubts about Harry managing to suppress his instincts when he
tries to lose a fight against Malfoy. If he fails, I look forward to
the scene. And i doubt he will be able to hide his injury the entire
time, since it will likely take a while to heal.
Harry has obviously already decided to join the fight in the most
unobtrusive way, which was to be expected as he must know exactly how
Katie feels. But spending so much time with Katie as a phoenix he
must disappear as a student and someone will probably notice. Riddle
is already having him followed.
You still have me spellbound and curious for new hints.
I suspect this story will be what helps me through the big,
frightening emptiness after finishing Deathly Hallows. Thanks for
- Great chapter!!
Cool name by the way
I can't help but want to shake Harry, he thinks he is so smart, while
he borders on foolish sometimes. Although he seems to be getting
smarter, YAY Dark Night!!!
I can't wait to read chapter 5, I loved the Bill Murray movie, one of
my favorite ones ;)
Anyway please update soon :)
- you are like the third peson i've said this to today, dont offend jono
with talk of updating!
--- In email@example.com, "crazyrigal" <crazyrigal@...>
> Great chapter!!
> Cool name by the way
> I can't help but want to shake Harry, he thinks he is so smart, while
> he borders on foolish sometimes. Although he seems to be getting
> smarter, YAY Dark Night!!!
> I can't wait to read chapter 5, I loved the Bill Murray movie, one of
> my favorite ones ;)
> Anyway please update soon :)
- First off: sorry for taking so long to review. I was cut off from
working internet connection since before chap. 4 came out.
Since most things about chap 4 have been commented on by now and
quite a few cleared up, I'll just say: 'I loved it' and leave it at
The burning scene was very well done. Not for the first time, Jono,
your answer leaves open so many questions about how this will affect
Harry that it makes my brain squeak and go hiding. My guess is that
the duration of the burning cycles depends on how much damage and
exertion hits Harry's magical core. So, short cycles for Harry :).
We are really getting into the story now and the quick progress
through the parts known from canon is a good sign, as it obviously
means we have our very own plot coming. The possibilities... Maybe
Harry does manage to change the outcome of the DOM scene. Saving
Sirius is one of the few things that could completely throw his 'duck
and hide' attitude out the window. He is about to expose himself, at
least partly, and change the world - again. And what comes after that
stands only in the books of fate... and Jono's chapter notes, I
suppose. It would be a good chance for Harry and Riddle to start
trusting each other, fighting on the same side. I doubt Harry will
manage to pull off a battle against a Dark Lord he just doesn't know
well enough and get out unharmed. If he does take a potentially fatal
spell for someone and survive, he will need help (Riddle?).
Maybe Fudge doesn't see Grindelwald, due to the changes Harry causes,
and Harry or Katie or both will have to go into hiding with Riddle.
I love the theory about Harry being able to take the killing curse,
by the way. It makes sense. Though it would kind of take away from
the tension, knowing he can't die. Although he could probably still
die, just not from that curse, since it affects only the soul/magical
core. He could still bleed to death or be beheaded or... eugh, I
think I'll stop there. Sat a lecture about recognising murder victims
Anyways, I see a major change coming in the Harry/Katie relationship.
I am not a supporter of the falling in love idea. They both have too
many other worries on their mind. Katie has reason to start trusting
him now and they could obviously develop a more than profound
underststanding for each other's situation. The differences between
the two should also become more evident if they work together -
another interesting prospect.
My compliments to the people who described the inner conflict Harry
goes through with the things he 'inherited' from the Dark Knight. You
just convinced me.
Lastly, I can't even begin to comment on the implications of the
plotline about travelling worlds, guardians for the nodes, damage
done to the balance between worlds and so on.
One thing that is guaranteed to captivate me is putting different
layers in a story, a web of different levels of thoughts, from 'what
will happen to Harry' to 'what can be morally justified in extreme
situations' to 'how on earth do alternate universes work'. Most AU
stories avoid discussing that topic and just say 'they exist, duh!',
while you, Jono, give part-explanations and leave my brain working in
hot pursuit when I'm done reading, constructing scenes from the
chapters to come.
It makes the difference between a fun read and really good writing.
Don't know how you plan on clearing up the mess you created in less
chapters than Unholy Land, but I look forward to finding out :).