Reviews for The Gauntlet of the Magi
Altaire chapter 23 . 2/11/2019
I am furious that here we are, ten years later, and I still don't know how this story truly ends. I can't remember how many times I've reread this. It's up there with the whole Miranda Flairgold trilogy in terms of great stories I wish hadn't been abandoned.
StarSeaAir chapter 4 . 11/21/2018
This is an interesting development. Harry becomes the villain in this chapter. I know that his friends don‘t see it that way and i don‘t know if we as the audience are supposed to get that impression, but harry starts to behave like voldemort.
The confrontations with Scrimgeour and molly show that he believes might makes right. He does not tolerate any difference in opinion and he starts to adopt a very black-and-white worldview.
I find it fascinating that he can justify murdering vernon to himself. I know that this was foreshadowed in previous stories, but i thought that some part of him would remain good.
His argumentation while fighting with snape is stupid and that no one in the room calls him out on it is strange. How can he possibly compare what snape *as a spy* does, which, while reprehensible, clearly serves the cause of the „good guys“ with murdering an uninvolved man, however much of an asshole he was, in cold blood?
Imago Vadium chapter 3 . 7/2/2018
This is one of the most cringe-inducing chapters I've read, by and far. I can't believe for a second that Harry would have this much hate for Dumbledore. Yes, the man was responsible for his summers with the Dursleys, and he's taking a rather passive stance in the war.

But threatening his life and berating him over the WWR is just childish and stupid. Harry is only creating a rift between his friends and allies.

For a Ravenclaw, Harry is being pretty fucking stupid. Not to mention petty and reckless.
GrizzlyBear5704 chapter 1 . 7/10/2017
Was that a Doctor Who reference in there I saw?
Lord-Argent-fourth-of-his-name chapter 10 . 6/27/2017
As to author note, I agree. Especially given we talk Tonks. the poor woman would probably never set a foot out of her room after seeing a tenth of "stories" about her or would embark on mad crusade gutting and strangle the "authors" who turned her in their personal slut, taking advantage of her inability to break the fourth wall.
Don't take me wrong, I enjoy well written sensual or erotic scene just as any other guy, but I think that many authors are missing the difference between Sensual and Erotic and outright porn.
Yet it isn't some kind of hard to see difference, basically the erotic have to serve the story, not a vice versa, but I would probably want too much from aforementioned "authors"
And quite Finally, its your universe, and bar JKR, there is no one, who has any semblance of authority on how you should write it, and speaking of the devil, she would approve of your omission of sex.
omh666 chapter 6 . 1/21/2017
In the last book you said Blaise was female, now Blaise is male?
Jimbocous chapter 23 . 8/11/2016
Thanks for a great (re)read! Very compelling universe you've created here ...
Guest chapter 23 . 7/23/2016
I finally did it! It took skipping every second or third chapter, but i finally got through your convoluted mess of a storry. Ever hear of the acronym KISS? ...OCD sucks.
why chapter 9 . 7/22/2016
Lucidus Susceptor ...? Why does there always have to be a convoluted plot? Why cant he just take his newly aquired uber powers and frag voldy? Hell, why cand he just fucking pick up a fucking cricket bat and fucking beat him to fucking death with it!? ANYTHING would be better than an over dramatic, over produced, over thought plan. Why did you have to make him such a QUEEN?
HercSeason4Ep5 chapter 3 . 7/22/2016
You'r protagonist is a fucking CHILD... He FINALLY aquires a modicum of power and what does he do? He bandies about petty insults like an insolen brat! "Bawww, I'm Snape. I'm useless unless I'm a murdering spy! Bawww, I can't enjoy my job at Hogwarts because I'm bitter and can't let go of the past! Bawwww, why does Harry get a pass for killing? That's MY job!" Harry mocked." What the hell is wrong with you? That THIS is how you decide to develop your main character says much about your own state of mind.
Twi'lek Cutie chapter 23 . 6/19/2016
There certainly were a lot of plot twists throughout this story, it kept it interesting to say the least. Thank you for this lovely read.
Mr A. Nonymous chapter 2 . 4/10/2016
You are an amazing Author and you should get an award. I think I left a Reveiw on Ootp:R but not to sure.

I'm also not sure if you have read the Skulduggery Pleasant series but if you have you're the first Harry Potter Fanfic Author to use Serpine as a reference.

Btw if you have a detective in an exquisite suit with a trench coat, a pair of sunglasses and a wig with wild hair in this story I will die quite literally.

You should keep writing as you are the only one to keep my sanity in tact.
What chapter 20 . 3/12/2016
I doubt you are even on the site anymore, but what happened to the grand beholder scroll? Harry made a promise, bro
Temporal Knight chapter 23 . 9/19/2015
Well this has been a hell of a ride that for sure! It's been fun. A lot darker than I had imagined it getting for something that started somewhat sorta closeish to canon but very good overall.

One thing that I realized a little while ago was that the Beholder contract was just sorta dropped and never brought up. I know Harry was losing it at the end but having a ton of Beholders who freely asked to help fight the final battle would've been that massive boon to their side and I can't imagine everyone forgot about that detail. If you ever do a rewrite that is really the only MAJOR plot hole that I think needs to be addressed. There are a few other minor things here and there but for the most part nothing else stands out enough off the top of my head.

I very much enjoyed this last chapter. It really brought everything back around full circle and it ends basically where it began all those years ago for the two. It poetic and sweet and it's nice to see that his sanity seems to be better than it has been in years. I question why he called Dumbledore first rather than say Lupin or Andromeda or Draco or...hell anyone else. Even sane Harry was mightly pissed at the man and it just seems like a choice from out of the blue.

This has been a good read for the majority of the series and it was an interesting, unique take in my view. I enjoyed it and am glad it had a happy if somewhat bittersweet end.
Temporal Knight chapter 22 . 9/19/2015
I know I've said it before but I'm going to say it again. I simply cannot believe that I genuinely LIKE Draco Malfoy. How the freaking hell did that happen?!

The funeral goings ons do lend great credence to my "Harry is perfectly alive" belief. By this point though he's a bit of dick though if he isn't in some sort of coma.

I'm rather incredibly surprised that everyone ended up going back to school for the rest of the term. Well besides Draco and Pansy but the point still stands.

Seeing as how the F Series appears to be stillborn I'm going to politely ignore the last section with the observers.
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