|Reviews for The Roaring Snake|
| nintschibintschi chapter 24 . 6/17/2015
amazing chapter love this clever harry and the norbert business :)
| fly chapter 30 . 6/4/2015
| BlazeVein chapter 14 . 5/23/2015
Cerberus, as in cer-be-rus the dog from Hades.
| thebetawholived chapter 17 . 5/1/2015
Well that was an interesting little financial machination!
Of course, nobody has made an unbreakable vow yet, just offered their 'word of honour.' I hope it works out.
| thebetawholived chapter 8 . 4/30/2015
Clever of Harry to see how his 'friends' reacted to the sorting.
I thought he was going to ask for the house where could maintain friendship most easily. I got that one wrong!
| thebetawholived chapter 3 . 4/30/2015
Harry has been presented with several conflicting points-of-view. I can't imagine an 11-year-old making sense out of them without some kind of foundation: a few axioms that he can use as a basis to judge what and who to believe.
This chapter shows the beginning of that process. It will be very interesting to see how it develops.
| thebetawholived chapter 2 . 4/30/2015
Funny how Quirrell's stutter comes and goes. And how very convenient that Malfoy appears shortly after his one-on-one conversation with Harry.
| thebetawholived chapter 1 . 4/30/2015
Interesting beginning: betrayal, manipulation, lots of interesting stuff for Harry, but with a chance for some support as well as to be more than expected.
Looking forward to Diagon Alley!
| Schnuff chapter 1 . 12/5/2014
oppps, just realized that this story ended rather open and that the author doesn't post anymore...well it looks like a nice story but without a proper ending its useless reading more
| Um the Muse chapter 17 . 12/3/2014
Hmm. I'm loving the story so far, but this chapter irked me a bit. Narcissa was very heavy-handed here. I suppose it has to do with her contempt of muggles, but it still strikes me as odd.
This part is not a criticism, but is something that struck me. With Narcissa's ploy, the executive was willing to believe that another bigwig was culpable in a major crime with absolutely no evidence to support it. This character has probably just made his one and only appearance in the story, but it got me thinking.
| at-nightfall chapter 29 . 8/18/2014
Making McGonagall the head of a temporary House of Potter can be seen as a first step of reducing her influence over Hogwarts without her being able to complain. But it would also make her more effective as a teacher and as a deputy head mistress. In canon she doesn't do very well as a Head of House. My assumption is lack of time.
Making a House of Potter permanent should be shut down by the school board and by the teachers for the extra cost and hours.
Thank you for a very different story.
(English being a second language to me, I didn't get all the details; but I am sure some parts of the story line are to complicated to work outside of a novel. ;-)
| at-nightfall chapter 24 . 8/18/2014
In 1748 the industrialization in the UK already started of, so is very unsuitable for the British Magical Creature Covenant. Nearly all of the UK was easily reachable by the Vikings, when they settled Iceland around 900. There was little to no virgin lands in the UK (central Europe) at that time. So should push back that Covenant to between 900 and 1000, or even earlier.
| Priya Ashok chapter 30 . 7/24/2014
Good story. Thank you.
| terrier chapter 6 . 3/8/2014
Elphias Doge - Such sneaky. Much clever. Wow.
| taxzombie chapter 11 . 10/5/2013
Much as I have enjoyed this story I finally realized that this is but a part of a series of stories.
There is too much detail and the clock is moving too slowly for this to be over in one story which is 'only' 139k.
So I popped ahead and checked. There it was, Author's Notes. The sequel is in progress. Problem is the sequel hasn't been touched in two years.
There is nothing that I hate more in fanfiction then to be left hanging, ESPECIALLY when it is a story that deeply interests me.
I have no right to expect or demand that a story be completed by a writer. You do this for your own pleasure and if that pleasure wains then what will be will be. Nor can I blame a writer for my own stupidity. All I had to do was look at the list of your stories and would have realized that Ten was a sequel.
My fault for getting engrossed into this story and basically wasting my time on a 'road' that will suddenly end with a drop into a bottomless gorge.
That said I am going bail out of the car now before I get any further down that road. I've tagged Ten with a Follow and should, someday, you go back to it and finish it AND it is the end of this every interesting journey you started with this story I will return and jump back into that car, put down the top and go for a marvelous ride.
Till then, I wish you well. The ride was grand and the road ahead is enticing, but that drop off currently at the end is pure hell.