|Lightning on the Wave|
Author has written 8 stories for Harry Potter.
...I can't think of anything to say about myself, really, so I'll write about the story (which is a massive freaking thing). Besides posting here, I also post review responses and some chapters in my livejournal,, so you can look there if FF.net is having trouble displaying them. Or you can join the Yahoo!Group, . I have a Skyehawke account at . Complete .doc and .PDF files of the first four stories for download are available at . Thank you to Therio, who hosts the files, and to Teri R., who compiled them.
There is a list of OC's in the Sacrifices Arc on my LiveJournal, at this address: http://lightningwave.livejournal.com/98058.html
Saving Connor begins an AU of Harry Potter's school years, the Sacrifices Arc, where Harry's twin Connor (bearing a heart-shaped scar) is acknowledged as the Boy-Who-Lived. Harry and Connor have a loving relationship, and Harry plays the role of personal bodyguard/silent support for his brother to the hilt. It's in fifth year currently, but will, I hope, extend all the way up to seventh year. I'm really excited about and interested in it, so right now I feel that there's a good possibility of that. I'm writing it because I can, and so far as I'm concerned there's no better reason for writing.
A couple things about this AU:
-Most chapters are Harry's POV for a majority of the action. Some include small Snape and Draco POV's. A few chapters will be all Snape's POV, or Harry's, and sometimes James, Lily, or someone else. 'Interludes' will be things like Draco's letters to his father and his diary entries; most, but not all, are Draco-centric. The story's heart is Harry, though, so most of the time it will stay there.
-It will have at least one major slash pairing (Harry/Draco), but that's much further along in the story than I am right now. As for other pairings, I can't say, though I can promise that I'll not be writing Ron/Hermione- for reasons that will become obvious in about the fifth year analogue- or Snape/anyone.
-Harry is a Slytherin in this story, but he's also devoted to his twin brother, to following him and protecting him and making him look even more heroic than he might. Therefore, he's going to clash with both people who are purely Gryffindor and with Slytherins like Draco and Snape, who will get frustrated with him. I can promise there won't be physical or sexual abuse. There will be a lot of arguments, darkness, death, and mayhem, though.
-One conceit of this story is that a lot of things are different, the prophecy and the night that Harry and Connor received their scars included. The prophecy question should get a few answers in Chapter 11 of Saving Connor. I'm afraid the full story of October 31, 1981 won't be told until the AU version of Prisoner of Azkaban.
...Okay. I had to switch this around, because what I thought of as a fairly compact story at first (like, about 15 or 20 chapters for each school year) has gotten way out of hand, and is now more like 180-something chapters (and more if you count unnumbered ones). So I'll be posting them as separate stories, one for each school year. Below are the titles I'll be posting them under, and brief passages for the poems each title came from.
I really do think I'm going to finish this. I've never had a story, original or fanfiction, grow with such speed and power before.
Warnings for the series as a whole: Violence, language, AU, HP/DM slash mentioned as a distinct possibility from Year 4 on and growing, multiple character deaths in later stories.
This story is complete. It's Year 1 and the AU of Philosopher's Stone; it has 20 chapters, not counting the Interludes. It introduces Harry and Connor, and starts the different resonances that will ultimately (if all goes as planned) turn the AU into its own universe, despite some canon similarities.
No Mouth But Some Serpent's
This is complete, and is Year 2, the AU of Chamber of Secrets. It becomes considerably darker than first year, and involves Harry's Parselmouth skills (as you may have been able to tell from the title). Said title is from Swinburne's Anactoria, :
I would my love could kill thee; I am satiated
Comes Out of Darkness Morn
Ths is complete. It's Year 3, the AU of Prisoner of Azkaban and the one where Harry finally finds out the full truth about October 31, 1981. Title is from Swinburne's The Garden of Proserpine, :
Pale, without name or number,
Maze of Light
This is a James-centric short story, and tells part of Comes Out of Darkness Morn from his perspective. Don't read this until you finish reading the novel itself; it spoils a good portion of the plot, as well as the ending.
Freedom And Not Peace
This is just completed, and is Year 4, the AU of Goblet of Fire. The plot will follow the Tri-Wizard Tournament for only part of the story, and twist rather violently in the middle and at the end. Also, there will be the first mention of HP/DM slash. Title is from Swinburne's To Victor Hugo :
But we, our master, we
Wind That Shakes The Seas and Stars
This is Year 5, the AU of Order of the Phoenix, and complete. It follows the beginning of the War and the gathering of Harry's allies. Also complete. Title is from Swinburne's Ilicet
Wind wherein seas and stars are shaken
A Song In Time of Revolution
This is Year 6, the AU of Half-Blood Prince, and complete. While this contains character backstories and concepts from that book which will count as spoilers, the plot by this time looks almost nothing like HBP's, save for the occasional homage. Title is from Swinburne's poem of the same title
Where the waters are emptied and broken, the waves of the waters are stayed;
Where the sword was covered and hidden, and dust had grown in its side,
The sides of the two-edged sword shall be bare, and its mouth shall be red,
I Am Also Thy Brother
This is Year 7, the current story, and the End. Contains HP/DM slash, and is by far the darkest story of the series (there's a reason it's under Tragedy/Horror). Title is from Swinburne's Hymn to Proserpine
But I turn to her still, having seen she shall surely abide in the end;
Phew. And I think that's it. Just wanted people to know the titles and my decision to split it into seven separate stories rather than one long file, so no one will be surprised when Saving Connor suddenly stops updating.
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