|Reviews for A Necessary Gift: A Harry Potter Story|
| Rick BGOH chapter 16 . 12/10/2011
It;s a great story, I look forward to the next chapter.
| Mikan-Dash chapter 12 . 12/9/2011
I have to say that your characterization of Dumbledore has to be the best I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I myself have always speculated his reason for supporting the light when originally it didn't seem to be headed in that direction, but your explanation that he both craved and feared makes a lot more sense to me then him just being manipulative and evil.
| Iwantyourmusic chapter 16 . 12/9/2011
This is one of the best if not the best time skip stories I have ever read. I like that you still refer to Harry as Harry in his mind and as narator it allows for a better connection to the actual series and lets the New Harry and the Old Harry seem as one and keeps him from becoming an OC or OOC. I am really looking forward to the next chapter and I think making Harry and actual assessor makes up for the lack of his parseltounge ability and fits with who he is as inntutive type of person.
| Blueowl chapter 16 . 12/9/2011
Awesome story so far. I'm glad you've keep everything realistic and believable in the universe you created, instead of blowing their abilities way out of proportion. I also like what you've done with Harry's magic and look forward to Sirius talking with Snape. I wonder how quickly Snape will figure out the potion.
Well, looking forward for more.
| kjate95 chapter 16 . 12/9/2011
I really enjoyed this chapter (again). I thought the idea about Harry turning out to be an assessor was pretty good and made sense. It now means he has an extra ability! yeah! I also like how you have made it so that remus doesn't know about Harry but i want him to find out. I thought that bit with Lily and James' graves was sad but a very nice touch. Overall good chapter and i honestly can't wait for the next one! hope it comes up again soon. Also, I'm glad you decided to continue writing it with Harry because it means its still him and not a completely different character! :D SO thank you and i really, REALLY hope that you will put the next chapter up soon. This is one of my favorite stories and i want to know what's going to happen next!
| RamenKnight chapter 16 . 12/9/2011
He he he. I like it. Thanks for the Update.
| RamenKnight chapter 15 . 12/9/2011
good job, and i think of him as Orion.
| michael68 chapter 15 . 12/9/2011
Would an Assessor be affected by Beltane like a Seer? In Chapter Nine, Remus mentioned that Seers claim their powers are stronger at Beltane than on any other night of the year.
The first time around, the wild magic of Beltane made Harry feel euphoria, but as a self-acknowledged Assessor his second Beltane might be very different.
If I was Arcturus Black, I’d be very tempted to slip Harry a few drops of Felix Felicis on Beltane Night to see if it’d enhance his Assessor abilities, slipping the potion into Harry’s drink when the boy isn’t looking.
As the Head of an Ancient and Noble family, it would be reasonable for Arcturus to get his hands on rare/expensive/semi-illegal potions like Felix Felicis.
| zeichnerinaga chapter 16 . 12/9/2011
i think harry turning into a real assesor is a great idea, otherwise he'd have had a lot of problems later on.
i hope the wolfsbane potion will turn out well, soon, too.
i really enjoyed reading your story, i hope to read more soon.
| MissChriss chapter 16 . 12/9/2011
This fic is really good. I love political Harry. I think the gift of Assessing is awesome and am looking forward to seeing how he views people and watching his predictions come true. I wonder if he will have any other talents in the art of divination. I can't wait to see what will happen with the diary. I have the feeling that Lucius recognized the name.
I really enjoyed how you described magic and the magical community. I am looking forward to the next chapter. I think it is cute how Harry and Draco are hiding from Daphne and Pansy.
| Confeito chapter 16 . 12/9/2011
Interesting story _
| BookWorm230 chapter 16 . 12/9/2011
hurry up with chapter 15 please :)
| hentai18ancilla chapter 16 . 12/8/2011
Well ultimately it is your decision. Don't forget. Really like the story.
| Shinnyshin chapter 16 . 12/8/2011
Normally, I like leaving constructive reviews that can maybe help the author by discussing strengths and weaknesses of the story and possible pitfalls in the future based on the directions the author is going. However, road trips ugh, so wayyy too tired to do the job right. So just going to say that I'm enjoying this story immensely and do really hope that you keep it up. It's well-written, good, honest fun. My only real concern right now is about pacing.
Considering you're very, very, very early in your story (less than halfway through first year) and it's taken you a year and 110k words when the entire first Harry Potter book was 75k words, well...at the rate you're going (not saying you're necessarily going to continue like this, just as is...), it's either going to take a decade to get anywhere in your story OR this is going to be one of those many promising stories that has a great start and just enough substance to get readers really going, but just peters out and ends abruptly (unfinished or forced ending).
I don't want that for your story. Please be careful?
| FairAris chapter 16 . 12/8/2011
I think it does make more sense that Harry really could be an assessor. Great chapter! I'm so glad you updated