|Reviews for The Best Revenge: Time of the Basilisk|
| Corwyn chapter 30 . 9/5
A beautiful story, with (as far as I noticed) all the loose ends raveled up. Thank you ever so much for sharing it with us.
| mistygirl2023 chapter 1 . 8/7
my only prob with this is that it has not continued further
| mauralee chapter 30 . 7/8
What a wonderful story, and series. To the authors family; I don’t know if your mothers email is still active, or if you log in here to check her page; if you do I would like to extend my condolences on your mothers passing. Also, my thanks that you left her work available rather than closing her page. Her stories are wonderful, and have brought such joy to so many people. Through her stories her spirit remains.
Thank you so much.
| SunPho3n1x chapter 30 . 7/1
Such a great story! Thank you for writing this!
| MellarkandArt chapter 30 . 6/15
I really enjoyed this fic series, I’ve been meaning to read it forever and it paid off! I’m not into romance but I really enjoyed the relationship between Snape and Charity, I love how you wrote it and now I’m thinking about inserting that relationship into my own fic series haha thanks for writing!
| Guest chapter 6 . 5/20
Good story just dislike the badger house
| DaisyG chapter 30 . 3/29
Excellent fanfic! Beautifully written and the plot unfolds smoothly.
| falco5 chapter 1 . 3/8
Absolutely and utterly enchanting. Quite plausibly the best longform take on a mentorship/surrogacy plot for Snape ever written. These stories have several virtues that range from unusually through truly exceptional in the large space of HP fanfictions.
First, the fix-it plotting is done with both attention to detail (that is, the details JKR overlooked) but *without* the harping on perceived inconsistency/illogicality/incompetence that can so quickly become tiresome. This is more apparent in the first volume of this story, given that the PS/SS plot is shadowed more closely. Of course, the variations introduced in this volume are another matter – and they are mostly hugely successful, clever, and fun. Shearing the PoA plot straight through everything all at once was done with unexpected aplomb. My only real complaint is that the diadem is a bit summarily dispatched.
Second, the OCs are entirely delightful. This is especially crucial in the case of Charity, whose initially unexpected rise among the cast bears tremendous fruit over the course of the two volumes. She is a great, charming, *realistic* invention – precisely the kind of adult life that the genre conventions of canon are blind to. The care given to Sally Ann Perks ably fulfills the goals set forth by the insightful A/N. Smaller roles, especially the Prince and Burbage extended families, jump off the page as valuable comic relief. Lucius too, unexpectedly, plays a tremendous comedic hand in this volume – "estimable art forms" indeed.
Third, and most impressive of all, is the quality of the writing. It is of course very sad that the author has passed away, but her relative age at the time of writing gave her a wealth of worldly and literary experience uncommon to this or any other fandom. I find this particularly apparent in the incredible chapters surrounding the marriage – the dinner parties with Snape and Charity's families, and the mildly catastrophic bachelor party (which I admit could have used a bit more of the madcap "oddment, tweak" Dumbledore). There is also genuine skill involved in tonal modulation. The narrative voice is quietly sophisticated, with a slightly more refined sensibility than is present in the canon writing, which only serves to emphasize the authentic childishness of Harry's expression (and that of his friends).
Finally, I find the penultimate chapter's ironic twist of the story – its title and its main narrative – to be the real satisfaction of a project well considered – and strikingly well achieved.
| Anonymous Trixie chapter 30 . 3/2
Nicely done, thank you.
It's interesting how Snape had a wife in a same woman he had to observe being murdered in canon.
This is surprisingly light story, for all the death and dark magic in it, the name of story was picked quite true.
And you really made Hufflepuff shine, hard work and loyalty is rarely focused upon as worthy virtues.
Hilarious way to get rid of scar horcrix, by the way, basilisk poison healed by phoenix tears, nice. Carefully controlled by potion prep, yet still.
Thank you for the story.
| Anonymous Trixie chapter 17 . 3/1
"What might happen if Tom Riddle were not an idiot?"
Haha, too true. It always bothered me as well how he risked everything by declaring about Chamber of secrets and a hostage, all while being not quite done with the possession and being in unstable and vulnerable condition due to it. If only he didn't leave the invitation smeared on the wall, everyone would be too late to catch up into him. This reeked of Griffyndor's recklessness.
This here is quite an interesting twist where he possesses safely and withdraws into the shadows to bide his time. Much more Slytherin way to do things.
| arctic-kat chapter 30 . 1/26
This story is the best ever! I can't believe I never found it all these years! Enjoyed it so much, thank you thank you.
| Guest chapter 30 . 12/9/2022
| DoraLupinTonks chapter 30 . 11/7/2022
i love it! it's awesome! thank you for writing this series!
| Guest chapter 30 . 9/28/2022
It's been more than a decade and this is still one of the best HP fanfics on the net. Congrats and thanks for sharing!
| Guest chapter 30 . 8/23/2022
This, like the prequel, is a brilliant story.
I wish to know if there are anything beyond this.