|Reviews for Harry Potter and the Forests of Valbonë|
| crocket chapter 49 . 2/21
really enjoying this work.
| Guest chapter 24 . 2/15
omg. that was awesome!
| curve-goddess chapter 49 . 2/4
This is a beautifully written story
| Alastor Wolfkin chapter 49 . 2/1
This story is beautiful...
| Alastor Wolfkin chapter 28 . 1/31
Noooooo he means Voldemort! It's not a basilisk, Harry!
| Sweet Ginger Snap chapter 49 . 1/29
Super friggin cool! I'm very happy with how you've explained Harry's personality change. Little did I know how right I'd been to think of this Harry as Super Gryffindor Harry, haha. I also wanted to complement your use of imagery throughout the story. I seemed to be able to imagine so many scenes in supersaturation. Really, absolutely lovely! Great fun, good pacing, and an enjoyable style. Keep up the good work!
| Tr0g chapter 49 . 1/28
This is an excellent, and unusual story. The plot and characters of this tale are original, and I haven't seen their like in any other HP tales. Given the breadth of HP fandom, this is quite the feat.
I join the rest of the commenters in their hopes for a sequel. This story definitely deserves it.
| Another Anonymous Annoyance chapter 1 . 12/18/2013
Loved this! I can't even think of a favourite bit as all of it was so good!
| dragonslayer6660 chapter 14 . 12/16/2013
I have read a whole slew of Harry Potter, both here and on other sites, but the last two lines of chapter 14 are by far my favorite out of any story I have read
| SergeantMeow chapter 49 . 12/16/2013
Wow, excellent story! You had me totally hooked from the first chapter right up until the end. I find myself greatly enjoying the Harry you've managed to create, and I am very much looking forward to the sequel. I cannot wait to see what it'll be like having a Harry who is extremely driven and actually eager about learning more about magic and his abilities. That's one thing that always bugged me about canon; after a few years, even the muggleborn seemed to lose a sense of wonder about magic, and began treating it and their educations as just another mundane aspect of their lives. It became less about learning for knowledge's sake and more about learning to get good marks. Just as in a regular, non-magic school. Even Hermione was somewhat guilty of this, though obviously much less than others. So it will be an extreme pleasure to see how Harry copes with once again having a limitless number of opportunities for growing stronger placed before him now that he has that fire within his belly. I also can't wait to see how his time in the forest and as a fighter change the ways he reacts around others, as well as how others might react around him. Harry has been transformed like a lump of ore into a honed blade, after, and has become tuned into his survival instincts in a way which the other children at Hogwarts simply will not be able to even comprehend. I'd think many of the professors would have an equally hard time understanding him. He is, for all intents and purposes, a warrior. Or perhaps a more apt description would be a survivor. Being forced to live on your own in the wilderness where the only thing keeping you alive is your own skills can fundamentally alter a person forever, and that was before he was forced into the middle of a war, forced to take the lives of others. Both the children and adults around him should be able to sense those changes in him, so this is a really wonderful opportunity for you to explore his character and delve into how this change will affect his relationships. I'm especially looking forward to some of the more negative repercussions on Harry's psyche that might occur, because you don't go through all of that without coming out of it mentally unscathed. You've done a wonderful job of painting realistic emotional drama up to this point, so I have no doubts that you will succeed in this endeavor beautifully.
I also can't wait for the conclusion of some of these points, such as the war with the Goblins, the Vault, and Luna's (assuming that was her) cryptic statements at the beginning of the story. Maybe that was just Luna being Luna, but I feel there could be more to it. Hrm.
I'd love to chatter on for a few more paragraphs about everything that I loved (like how Harry accidentally becoming a warrior-drangue of legend was a fantastic touch!), but it's almost 3 in the morning and I wake up at 6 : whoops. I didn't mean to stay up this late. Curse you! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!
| Xiard Vron chapter 3 . 12/11/2013
Fun story. Almost forgot to fallow it
| Random number generator chapter 10 . 12/9/2013
Is it intentional that Harry completely forgot about his friends? It seems to be really weird.
| gryffinsdoor chapter 49 . 12/8/2013
This story exemplifies my love for HP fanfiction: It takes a few loose threads from JKR's canon and weaves a whole new tapestry in heretofore never realized patterns. A remarkable achievement in the depth of characterization, setting and adventurous plot - my plain and normal hat is off to you!
I hope you can finish this up soon, and one item I would like to see addressed is how Harry's actions are seen by the world at large. You hinted some, but the full impact would be a nice addition. Keep up the wonderful writing, and I do hope you can continue with a sequel at some point. I'm eager to see how this Harry carries on, especially with his "parents' murderer" on the loose...
| ruby2360 chapter 49 . 11/18/2013
t was really nice story, thank you for sharing it
| JongWenTanja chapter 49 . 11/1/2013
I appreciate how you don't "fix" things, like Harry's lost hand. I keep wishing it would be magically healed, but am glad that it isn't just fixed so I can feel good. One of my favorite parts of the whole story is when the lynx fights & dies provoking Harry to keep one scar on his palm to remind himself that not all things can be fixed.