|Reviews for The Twenty|
| Guest chapter 1 . 11/23
Please if you are going to introduce religion, make it a denomination that actually suits the character. Catholicism does not suit Hermione at all and there is no excuse given how rare it is in the UK. Also most of the long established Catholic choirs do not feature female singers.
Adding such strong religious affiliations where there were absolutely none previously feels incredibly pushy. I won't be reading further, but I guess you are not surprised.
Another point of note, this happens after 5th year, after Lucius has tried to kill Hermione in the DoM so Pansy's disapproval of Hermione acting skittish around the Malfoy family seems incredibly hard to swallow.
| Stevie K chapter 25 . 10/28
I really enjoy reading this all the way to the end. Thanks.
| RykOakwine chapter 2 . 7/18
And it gets even more contrived. The ideal that the person hiring a calligrapher can't know who they are hiring because...the calligrapher will give away the secret info being written? It's an obvious plot hole, set up to allow Snape's manuscript to get I to the hands of s9meone he'd not have approved, no doubt Hermione will be convinced of his brilliance and his tender heart...
Yeah, far too contrived for me.
| RykOakwine chapter 1 . 7/18
For a first chapter this was difficult to get through. So many parts of the story's set up come across as forced or contrived that there are just too many WTF moments in chapter 1 to make it an easy read.
The rarity of Catholics in the UK was first. Why aren't the Granger's Anglican? In most stories where the Granger's and Hermione are religious they end up Catholic, likely because the authors aren't familiar with the Church of England and how prevalent it is in the UK. But, okay, whatever.
Having Pansy Parkinson singing in a Muggle church choir, especially a Catholic one, strains credulity. Having her parents, the Malfoy's, AND Severus Snape attend the Muggle choir performance votes beyond straining credulity.
Then we're told Hermione is nearing 18 years old, due to the time turner in 3rd year. As she should be 3 months from 17 we're being asked to believe she gained more than a year of age during the 9 months of her 3rd year. Which means she'd have to have used the time turner to gain MORE than n entire day every day of the school year. Quite a bit ore than a day extra per school day as a matter of fact. Hermione? Using the time turner for far far more than we authorized? Has the author met the canon Hermione Granger?
Speaking of OOC behaviors, Snape musing about Hermione's brilliant going outside the box in potions solutions? The same Hermione Granger who in canon in 6th year spent the whole year going ballistic and damaging her friendship with Harry over him going away from what the Holy Textbooks said to do with potions?
Her schoolgirls crush on Severus Snape is then mentioned. Another "more than strains credulity" addition to what we see in canon. It's simply impossible to believe she'd have a crush on someone who been so unremittingly cruel to her friend Harry and who was constantly unjust in running his classroom, cruel to her personally as well as all Griffyndors. The author wishes us to believe she had a crush on this cruel, unfair, hostile, unattractive, Death Eater?
Ah. That's why the unbelievable extra aging, trying to set up a Hermoine/Snape romance before 6th year and trying to make it not be rape/child molestation in the eyes of the law and at least squicky in the eyes of everyone else. But it takes so many OOC and unbelievable set up items that it almost makes the set up chapter unreadable.
Too contrived, all for the sake of a romance that's utterly unbelievable in the first place. :/
And that's a shame, as the writing style is pretty good.
| Angelus chapter 25 . 7/8
Finally! Sorry to say, but that was tiresome. You've Dragged it out so much that's its so thin, it's transparent. I'm appalled at how easily you stripped Hermione of all her dignity time and time again, the last of which being that she's spied on. It's ridiculous. Do you like her character at all? I mean you've made her jump through so many hoops she resembles a circus monkey and/or a fool. Take your pick. She's also more stupid than I'd ever give her credit for on her worst day,I don't remember her ever being so stupid... And the angst, you should really re-categorise, coz there's nothing romantic about it other than the end which was pretty anti climactic because of the sheer amount of angst. I had to keep reminding myself that it WAS Severus and Hermione you were writing about, didn't seem like them at all. How about old Voldy THE threat just letting Severus go. Out of the goodness of his heart? I've gotta stop there, there's just too much to comment about.
| Angelus chapter 1 . 7/6
Look, there's a good reason why JK hasn't attached any religion to her story, for you do so and not appreciate and expect flames is laughable. However that being said I appreciate a good story and will take a religious themed one over a rape fic everytime.
| deliciousflowerfire chapter 8 . 6/20
Crookshanks featuring, a lot of girl power... yay
| TashaRose chapter 25 . 6/16
Amazing and thorough story idea. This was quite a novel. Excellently written. Good characterizations. Good plot. Bravo all around.
| OfficialAmestrianMilitary chapter 25 . 4/24
wow this was an awesome story. Kudos to you
| vijaykumar chapter 1 . 4/8
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please add india mission work in your trip.i am believe with you brother.
| I like tea chapter 25 . 4/3
Thank you very much for this story! I really like it and I have read it several times already. It is in my personal top three of the HP fanfictions!
| Guest in Europe chapter 25 . 2/27
I've skipped over this story a couple times, hesitating to deal with what seemed to be a story with an overtly religious sub-text, but finally I succumbed and I am so glad I did. I really enjoyed your compelx and beautiful tale.
Thank you for your wonderful work and for sharing it.
Given that it is now sometime since you uploaded it, I sincerely hope your own life is in a happier place than when you finished this. My condolences on your sad loss and best wishes for you.
| jensteed chapter 25 . 2/1
It was a good story and I had a lot of fun reading.
| Fantomette34 chapter 25 . 1/6
Encore une fois bravo pour votre écriture et merci pour la fin heureuse entre Hermione et Severus (il mérite tant de connaître le bonheur ).
Mille mercis pour ces merveilleux moments de lecture !
Bonne et Heureuse Année 2015 !
| Fantomette34 chapter 24 . 1/6
Merveilleuse fic sur HG/SS, j'ai adoré totalement votre manière de raconter cette intrigue passionnante !
Félicitations pour votre travail de qualité !