I will confess to not reading much AU. To me it’s an odd category that usually exists because someone hates Fred dying, or wants Hermione to get together with Draco, so they kill off Ron, but this was quite different.
At first, setting this in sections (ficlets) seemed a strange choice and I worried that the characterisation in each section would be too sparse, but actually, having got to the end, it worked well because I could read multi- viewpoints and yet the story still flowed onwards.
You seem not to have killed anyone, except Moody and Voldemort, which was good because I hated them dying, too, but did seem to negate the effects of the war because only Harry was suffering. Without the deaths of Fred, Remus, or Tonks, we do lose a great deal of the emotion from the last book and the series, which is something that can draw the reader into your story. Having said that, by giving us the Remus (Sirius) chapter at the end, you did evoke some emotions in me, especially when Remus was so reminded of James and Sirius. Hmm, this makes me sound as if I’m only moved by death. Perhaps I am!
The end of the story really intrigued me. Harry having a new scar and being able to conjure magic without a wand (I guess his hand is a wand now) was a good end to the story and certainly sets up your sequel well.
I enjoyed reading this. It was easy to read, and each section fitted together. Well done. ~Carole~
PS: You asked about the strange symbol thingies. They’re caused by using the long ‘em’ dash. If you change that to a short one, then you’ll eliminate it. I know it’s a pain, I have to change things in mine all the time.
I was wondering what order your sequels go in because at the end of "All for All" it says to read the" Lightning Clan trilogy" but it seems that "A recovery in moments" is next. i don't want to read one and find out the other comes first.
Author's Response: A Recovery in Moments is a set of drabbles that fits between All for All and Lightning Clan. Sorry for any confusion. HK
That was brilliant! You captured the characterisation perfectly. Well done :)
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing - and for the compliment! *grins* I'm glad you enjoyed it :) HK
Had I not double-checked to see what other stories you had written, I would have missed this delightful, insightful piece.
Looking forward to reading the sequel installments.
Author's Response: Then I am very glad that you double checked! Thanks very much for your review, I'm very pleased that you enjoyed it!
Author's Response: Thank you! Next chapter has been submitted, just waiting on the mods. HK.