The amount of detail you put into this new and fascinating world is amazing. I just found this story a couple days ago and I'm so glad I did. The way you deal with parallel characters and change them to fit the dystopia they've lived in is brilliant. I especially love the characterization of Hermione. She retains the essential Hermione flair for learning, but has obviously lived a much harsher life that leaves her understandably frustrated and less willing to trust the system.
Harry seems the most changed, in fact one could argue he's had a better childhood than in canon. After all, Harry has had more love and friendship in this life in the form of his sister (and later Hermione) than he ever experienced underneath the Dursley's staircase. Perhaps this helps explain his increased willingness to reach out to others like Draco. He certainly seems less willing to attach himself solely to one core group of friends.
I do hope Fred makes it out of this story alright. Although somehow his future doesn't appear very bright... poor Fred and George.
The way your story tends to imitate events in canon is very fun. The Remus and Tonks/Nyt story line is especially gratifying. I love that they've met up. I do wonder where other canon characters are lurking. If Bellatrix married into the Lestrange line again will she crop up as a Turpin? I was thinking it possible she was Mabel, but there personalities too dissimilar and there's no obvious reason why her first name would be different... hmm all just have to wait for answers and I have so many questions. *sigh*
I'm glad to see from your author's notes that you've been updating regularly. I am definitely looking forward to reading more.
i am so glad you updated i've missed this story, what an amazing chapter i hope the next chapter is up soon, great job!!!
I was so excited to find this story again! I started reading it a few years ago, and during the transition into college, forgot where I had read this or even what the title was! I was just browsing for something to distract me from finals stress when I saw it and recognized the description! Almost four years after I first read it, I still love it and I hope you keep writing!
Why does hermione call Ron silver spoon?
Wow! I am really enjoying this story. The suspense is too much - please post the next chapter as soon as possible!
You portray the drama so realistically, I felt i was living through it. Please finish this story or at least let us know what you are planning!
Just wanted to say that I really respect your decision to leave out romance for now. Too many stories become love related!
Author's Response: Thanks :)
Great story! just read it from the beginning - one of the most real fanfics i have ever read! So happy you;re updating.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! :)
Holy Hippogriffs! You've updated! I'm so excited. I'd given this story up for abandoned seeing as it hadn't been updated in so long. So it was a wonderful surprise to get the email saying it had. And even better, it's my birthday today, so what an awesome present. Anyhoo I haven't actually read this chapter yet. I haven't read this story is so long so I'm going to re read it first and then get onto this chapter. So I'll let you know what I think when I've finished it. :D
Author's Response: LOL, love the expletive. And hope you enjoy the read.
Thanks for updating this story, I first started reading it when many years ago and I always wanted to see where you would ultimately take it. Please keep up the good work, I;m excited to have an old favorite start up again.
Author's Response: Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully you'll enjoy the angsty fun that's coming. :)
Author's Response: Wow. Someone is still around to read my silly ramblings? Thanks for the review dear!
btw, plz complete..
Finish? Please? I love it, and it deserves finishing. :)
This story is quite simply....excellant!
It far outstrips most of the Harry Potter stories from the fact that it is much more grand than a simple rewrite. It is a grand scale adventure using the characters and their character in entirely new settings.
So, either update it or I will have to track you down, put a wand to your head, force you to recite the next few chapters, and utilize a "Quick-Quotes Quill " to get something down on parchment.
She loves me, she loves me not: great chapter! Harry is getting into trouble with Draco and Lisa!! We have an honest reaction from young Isobel (I honestly think a kid her age would very muche react like that) And Fred's rescue draws closer. Can't put down in words how much I love this fic!! Keep up the awesome work Deanine!!
Wow, your story is so involved and complex. It's really interesting & addicting. Please update! I can't wait to find out what happens next!
Wow. I love this story! Just one thing--if you're not to busy, could you maybe just give me a recap, or include one at the top of the next chapter? As much as I'd love to go back and read the story prior to this point, I'm pressed for time...anyway, I love this story and will continue to follow it regardless!
Oooh! I'm so glad you updated!
Haha, I have to say, this Isobel has quite a character!
Anyway, I really loved the chapter!
Don't worry too much about it all taking too long to update. One might forget a bit about the story, but while reading the new chapters, I remember tiny details! Your story is really unique & original, no one can mix it with any other thing.
Oh wow, I was so excited when I found out you updated. It's been months and months since I had my last fix of this. So I re read the whole story and have just finished the new chapter. And the reunion was written really well, I can imagine it must have been really difficult.
Great job, I can't wait to read the next chapter. Won't be too long will it? he he, I need my fix again.
I am in awe of your ability to keep all these characters and plots and sub-plots straight. I really enjoy this story and I'm so glad you're working on it again!
Author's Response: Many thanks. Glad you're still reading!
It's great to see this story update again. Its been a while.
Author's Response: Thanks, and it has.