|Reviews for A Necessary Gift: A Harry Potter Story|
| PaintedAme chapter 22 . 1/18
I love where you are going with this story. (Though I am very sad Arcturus is gone. I really started to like him.) The whole 'civil war/division' thing has always interested me, and I don't think JK really touched on it, at least not in the same way you have. It's like you wrote, Voldemort was just a rally point, and his death really shouldn't have been an instant cure-all for the Wizarding World. I'm very much looking forward to where you continue to take this wonderful story.
You're characters seem true to themselves, you're writing and pacing are great. And how you're 'solving' the problems (Binns, Wolfsbane) are wonderful.
The one thing I'm most curious about is Dobby. Personally, I like the relationship between Harry and Dobby (the original), and as I was reading I kept rooting for Harry to confide his real self to this new Dobby, or at least ask him where the Riddle diary is/was ( I suspect Lucius has moved it since learning Riddle's true origins.)
All in all, this is a wonderful story, and I'm very much looking forward to reading more in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write, edit and share this. It's been an absolute joy to read,
| Guest chapter 22 . 1/17
please restart writing this amazing story
| Don'tBreakMyHeartAgain chapter 22 . 1/15
Great fic :D
| Lazalie chapter 15 . 1/12
Hm, in response to your question at the end of this chapter, I do think of Harry as Orion; it's confusing for him to refer to himself as Harry all the time when everybody else calls him Orion. I don't know if you already decided to change it or not, but I figured I might as well at least add a review to this fantastic story. :)
| Ciel Moony chapter 22 . 1/11
| Starlight Chibi-chan chapter 22 . 1/6
Oh, wow. That was...unreal. I hate to be so appreciative of a chapter that is so horrifying, but the scene in the cave, and Harry's actions to ameliorate the situation afterward were very well-written. Vivid imagery and intense suspense. Poor Arcturus! I was just starting to like him...that makes the second Black who died trying to destroy Slytherin's locket. I am really looking forward to seeing the political fallout, hope the next chapter is coming soon...
| GreekDefender chapter 22 . 1/5
Your story is well written with a surprisingly original plot considering how many "Harry goes back in time/Harry gets a second chance" stories there are, however I find Harry/Orion's character rather disappointing. Harry gets a chance to go back and make things right but I felt Harry has lost a lot of what makes him Harry Potter. He no longer seems true to his inner person, it you know what I mean. Anyways I do like your story and hope you consider continuing it soon. If you are still interested in the Harry vs. Orion debate I think he has become far more of who Orion would have been had he been a real person than Harry's original self and personality.
| LauraAnne82 chapter 1 . 1/4
Fantastic first chapter! I can't wait to read the rest. I suppose you had many of these reviews and you're no longer writing, thanks for refreshing the Harry Potter stories for me! A million thumbs up!
| Guest chapter 22 . 1/2
| duskrider chapter 22 . 1/1
This is bad I will miss Arcturus as he was a good man and a cunning yet brave warrior and honorable family man which gives him a place of honor in my mind inspite of this being a fanfic it has touched me somewhere in the black pits of my heart.
| Ghostfangx chapter 22 . 1/1
aww i liked old man Black too :(
loving the concept by the way however i do have a question.
Since Sirius inherited all of the potter wealth wouldn't he also inherit the potter fortune rather than just the trust fund?
| duskrider chapter 11 . 12/31/2013
Honestly I say believable wizards are known to latch onto information and warp it to their own desire such as Book 2 where Harry spoke to a snake to save a student and was transformed in the public eye from golden boy to slimy heir of Slytheran
| MeinNameIstHase chapter 18 . 12/31/2013
Most plans went well with virtually no opposition from the other side. Meaning there had been no interaction with the enemy. Meaning the enemy's plans may have gone equally well.
This surprise development is a good way to stear up the plot, I think.
| animeLuv'Chuu chapter 22 . 12/30/2013
yea itts his fucking fault
| MeinNameIstHase chapter 6 . 12/28/2013
Magical inheritance is convincing. The idea fits well with canon facts. I have to wonder though what the Weasley affinity is? They chose so many different jobs.