Reviews for The Refiners Fire
kkatowll chapter 40 . 6/17
I don’t know how I missed this story, years ago. But it was recced in a story I was reading then, and I just reread it last week and went looking for this one. I’ve raced through the entire thing in a couple days. It’s the only thing I’ve been reading! And I love it so much. I’m sorry I didn’t review every chapter. It was incredible and the siren song of the next chapter lured me on. Thank you for sharing your imagination with us.
TheFanFictionReviewer-Ursalias chapter 9 . 12/29/2022
Well...that was sad. I'm glad Harry is at least getting emotional support while he goes through all that. Hope he didn't hurt himself at the end there.
TheFanFictionReviewer-Ursalias chapter 7 . 12/29/2022
Wow Casey and her entire family, even the dog. That was honestly a surprise. I'd thought initially that they'd fall out of love, as teenagers do, and that they'd be peripheral to the story or dropped.
I was also surprised that Ginny's interest in healing, mentioned a few chapters ago, came back up. I'm used to her character following the quidditch professional path like in canon.
Sorry for having details as part of my review, of course this story was written, goodness, 18 YEARS ago. How time flies.
TheFanFictionReviewer-Ursalias chapter 6 . 12/29/2022
Severus is a terrible person as always (not a criticism, it's good and accurate characterization of him).
Laughed at the scene with the Weasley kids oggling at Harry and Cassie's pictures in the news.
The howler scene was surprisingly entertaining. I'd always had a low opinion of them, using them as low quality fireworks worked very well and was unique. It was sweet of her to check up on Harry.
TheFanFictionReviewer-Ursalias chapter 5 . 12/29/2022
"That takes the biscuit". Ron's delivery left me cackling with laughter.
It's challenging to suspend my disbelief of his sharing the magical world with Cassie and telling off Aurors so easily, but makes sense from a plot perspective.

Poor Ginny, can feel her little heart break.
Very sweet that Ron asks Hermione to ride with him and she agrees. They're all such kids.
TheFanFictionReviewer-Ursalias chapter 4 . 12/29/2022
Goodness Harry line after line to that girl. It's also cathartic, to a degree, seeing someone finally seeing the Dursley's for the terrible abusive folk that they are, and helping get Harry out of there.
TheFanFictionReviewer-Ursalias chapter 3 . 12/29/2022
The chemistry between the two is a lot smoother in this chapter. Honestly it was sweet and adorable. Tickling muscular shirtless Harry with her hair, an ex of mine did that to me once, and it was just as tender and sweet as in this.
The communication charm afredo seems to be a very powerful one.
Patricia's "but you're a big boy, there's lots of you to go around" cracked me up.
Ruth Spectre aka Rita Skeeter, that's really brilliant, having her working in the muggle world at times.
TheFanFictionReviewer-Ursalias chapter 2 . 12/29/2022
Oh poor Harry he's such an inexperienced young man. Good to see him getting some much needed closure and emotional support after Sirius's passing.

Very sweet fluff between the two teens.
TheFanFictionReviewer-Ursalias chapter 1 . 12/29/2022
A rough start with some clunky dialogue and wish fulfillment of the Ashers, but still very decent intro. Grateful to finally be reading your works!
odonnellzoo99 chapter 40 . 12/16/2022
Amazing story. Multiple times I was expecting to start disliking it soon, but it never happened.
I’m looking forward to the sequel.
Thank you for sharing your creativity.
odonnellzoo99 chapter 19 . 12/11/2022
Oh, what a night!
Mid December back in ‘96.
What a lady, what a night.

Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.
odonnellzoo99 chapter 16 . 12/11/2022
No dialogue yet, but Luna makes her second appearance.
Good chapter.
odonnellzoo99 chapter 12 . 12/10/2022
I’m very impressed that the story avoided becoming a depressing mess after the attack.
odonnellzoo99 chapter 10 . 12/10/2022
I’m not a big fan of a Harry and Ginny pairing, but I have seen it done well (better than canon). I’m optimistic that it will be done well in this story, if her nursing him back to health is any indication.
odonnellzoo99 chapter 7 . 12/10/2022
The readers falling in love with Casey is a double edged sword with this chapter. I’m just glad you didn’t write the details of the attack on her home in this chapter. That would have been a lot to take.
I saw it coming after we learned about Skeeter, but it was still tough.
I hope there is more coming in the next 6-12 chapters than just Harry’s anguish. I don’t know if I can slog through that much pain and angst.
I’ve really enjoyed this so far but that has been carried by Harry, Casey, and her family. Others are going to have to pick up some serious slack now.
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